CITEL Conference MIXER 2022

R U HIP: Using High-Impact Practices in the Classroom?

May 31, 2022 and June 1, 2022

Conference Description: The 2022 CITEL MIXER (Meeting of Innovative Expert Educators at Reinhardt) Conference will focus on High-Impact Practices, those practices identified by the Assocation of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) that have significant educational benefits for students who participate in them to underserved students.  

Conference Dates: Tuesday, May 31st and Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Venue: Hopin Conference Platform: 


CITEL 2022 Conference Itinerary

May 31, 2022

9:00-9:30- Networking Event 

9:30-10:45- Conference Headliner (synchronous session)  

Session Title: Let’s Get HIP with our Curriculum 

Presenter: Dr. Linda Morgan, Associate Professor, Cauble School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Reinhardt University  


10:45-11:00- Coffee Break 


11:00-12:00- Session One: Collaborative Assignments and Projects (synchronous session) 

Synchronous Session Title: Encourage Problem-Solving by Using the CURE Model 

Presenter: Dr. Irma Santoro, Interim Dean, School of Math and Science/ Associate Professor of Biology, Reinhardt University  


12:00-1:00- Lunch Break 


1:00-2:00-Session Two: Diversity/Global Learning (Part One) (synchronous session) 

Synchronous Session Title: Equity and Engagement in Undergraduate Curriculum 

Presenter: Mrs. Charity Robertson, Director, Center for Student Success, Reinhardt University  


2:00-2:45- Session Three: Common Intellectual Experiences and Learning Communities (pre-recorded session) 

Pre-recorded Session Title: Learning Communities: Impact, Engagement, and Finding Common Ground 

Presenters: Ms. Morgan Hudson, Social Studies Teacher and Social Studies Department Chair, Creekview High School and Dr. Lydia Ellen Laucella, Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning, Reinhardt University  


2:45-3:00- Coffee Break 


3:00-4:00- Session Four: ePortfolios (synchronous session)

Synchronous Session Title: Process Oriented ePortfolio Assignments 

Presenter: Dr. Mason Conklin, Director, Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning, Reinhardt University 


4:00-4:45- Session Five: Diversity/ Global Learning (Part Two) (pre-recorded session)  

Pre-Recorded Session Title: DEI in a Time of Change 

Presenters: Dr. Katrina Smith, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Dr. Cheryl Brown, Professor of Sociology, Reinhardt University 


4:45-5:00- Conference Day One Wrap-Up 

June 1, 2022

9:00-10:00- Session One: Student Showcase 

Synchronous Session Title: Tinkering, Technology, and Creating a Teaching Toolbox

Presenters: Mr. Brian DeWitt, Education Student, Reinhardt University and Ms. Reyna Gijon-Vasquez, Education Graduate of Reinhardt University (Spring 2022) and Future Teacher at R.M. Moore Elementary School 


10:00-10:15 Coffee Break 


10:15-11:15- Session Two: Intellectual Experiences and Engagement (synchronous session) 

Synchronous Session Title: The Shallows, Process v. Product  

Presenter: Dr. Tim Appignani, Visiting Assistant Professor, Media and Communication Studies, Reinhardt University 


11:15-11:30 Stretch Break 


11:30-12:30- Session Three: Internships (synchronous session) 

Synchronous Session Title: Internships in the Humanities: Creating the George Scarbrough Center for Southern and Appalachian Literature  

Presenter: Dr. Donna Little, Professor of English, Reinhardt University 


12:30-1:30- Lunch Break 


1:30-2:30- Session Five: Writing Intensive Courses (Part Two) (synchronous session) 

Synchronous Session Title: Surviving the World as a Writer 

Presenter: Mr. Bill Walsh, Director, MFA Program, Reinhardt University 


2:30-2:45- Coffee Break 


2:45-3:45- CITEL Conversations with Dr. Mason Conklin and Dr. Lydia Ellen Laucella, Reinhardt University 


3:45-4:00- Stretch Break 


4:00- 5:00- Concluding Session: Looking Ahead (synchronous session) 

Synchronous Session Title: Blending Experiential and Vocational Discernment Opportunities into Your Curriculum 

Presenters: Mr. Tunji Adesesan, Director, Academic Support Office, Reinhardt University 

Dr. Olukemi Okafor, Assistant Professor of Business