Lincoln Legacy Teaching and Learning Community 2024

Formerly FSI: Faculty Summer Institute
2024 Conference: 20-21 May at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, IL
25+ Years Supporting and Connecting Instructors & Teaching and Learning Professionals

Revised: 20 May 2024

Monday, 20 May: Noon to 4pm (Half-Day)


Noon to 12:30pm: Lunch Start and Welcome with Niki Davis (Southern Illinois University) and Kostas Yfantis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
12:30pm to 1:30pm: Lightning Round AI (Illinois Ballroom):
  • "AI Integration in Academia: Empowering the Academic Community"
    (Bryan Libbin, Cheryl McKearin, University of Illinois Chicago)
  • "Chatbots as Debate Partners"
    (Vishal Sachdev, University of Illinois)
  • "Early Explorations on Teaching With AI"
    (Ava Wolf, University of Illinois)
  • "Comparing GenAI and Mathematical Software in a Lab Assignment"
    (Rebecca Reck, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • "Teaching AI in Art and Design"
    (Jena Marble, Michael Curtain, University of Illinois)
1:30pm to 2:30pm: Hands-On AI Explorations (Illinois Ballroom)
(including tabletop demos and round table discussions):
  • "Chatbots as Debate Partner"
    (Vishal Sachdev, University of Illinois)
  • "AI in Art and Design and Media"
    (Jena Marble, Michael Curtain, Bob Dignan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • "Using AI to Enhance Accessibility: A Presentation with a Round Table Discussion"
    (Scott Thesen, Nikki LaGrone, Judith Keigher, Annette Keca, Governors State University)
  • "Incorporating AI Into An Existing Writing Assignment"
    (Lisa Bailey, University of Illinois Chicago)
  • "ChatGPT in the Classroom: Enhancing Teaching and Communication for International Faculty"
    (Dr. Jane Hua, Millikin University, Peiwei Li, Northern Kentucky University
  • "GenAI for Course Design"
    (Jim Wentworth, Erin Creuz, University of Illinois)
2:30pm to 2:45pm: Break
2:45pm to 3:45pm: Concurrent Sessions (various rooms):
  • Ballroom: "From Meh to Mastery: Craft Effective Learning Outcomes with GenAI"
    (Niki Davis, Southern Illinois University)
  • Humanities: "Inclusive Group Work: Fostering Teamwork Among Diverse Identities"
    (Linh Nguyen, Northern Illinois University)
  • Lincoln: "AI Integration in Academia: Empowering the Academic Community"
    (Bryan Libbin, Cheryl McKearin, University of Illinois Chicago)
  • Alma Mater: "AI Let’s Play: Using AI for Storytelling"
    (Ava Wolf, University of Illinois)
  • Knowledge: "Explore AI-Enhanced Innovation in Course Design and Development"
    (Cheng Li, Helen Dobbyn, James Schumer [remote], Gies College of Business)
  • Loyalty: "Engaging Students--Before, During, and After Class"
    (David Maltby, iClicker)

Tuesday, 21 May: 8:30am to 5:00pm (Full Day)


8:30am Breakfast
9am to 10am: Lightning Round Online and Playful Learning (Illinois Ballroom):
  • "Increasing Peer to Peer Interaction in Online Course Settings"
    (Jillian Klean Zwilling, Governors State University)
  • "Universal Design for Instruction: Perceptions and Practices of Healthcare Educators"
    (Paria Mirmonsef, Kathryn A. Solka, Laura VanPuymbrouck, Adam Wilson, Marie Ferro-Lusk, Rush University Medical Center)
  • "Why Students Hate Online Discussion Boards and What We Can Do About It"
    (Tony Pina, Illinois State University)
  • "Assistive Technology and Disability Simulation"
    (Presenter: Marc Thompson)
  • "iClicker: What it is AND 5 new features in 5 minutes"
    (David Maltby, iClicker)
10am to 11am: Hands-On AI Online and Playful Learning Explorations (Illinois Ballroom except as otherwise indicated)
(including tabletop demos and round table discussions):
  • "IDs and SMEs: Working Together to Design Quality Courses in Canvas"
    (Stephanie Wilson, Illinois State University)
  • "Reflection and Interaction Reimagined: LMS Tools for Building Deeper Learning"
    (Dan Hahn and Emelie Mies, University of Illinois)
  • "Why Students Hate Online Discussion Boards and What We Can Do About It"
    (Tony Pina, Illinois State University)
  • "Hands-on with Accessibility: Assistive Technology and Disability Simulation Demos"
    (Presented by: IATP [Illinois Assistive Technology Program], Marc Thompson, Lori Lane, Maude Yacapsin, and Melanie Grove, University of Illinois)
  • Humanities: "iClicker Trivia Contest"
    (David Maltby, iClicker)
  • "(Re)Designing Online Learning Experiences with Saints of Circumstance: Securing Faculty Buy-In for APPQMR Training Post-COVID Frenzy"
    (Dr. Sydne Kasle, Highland Community College)
  • "Playing With Cards and Journals for Ideation, Design, Reflection and Growth"
    (Robert Baird, University of Illinois)
11am to 11:15am: Break
11:15am to 12:15pm: Concurrent Sessions (various rooms):
  • Ballroom: "Enhancing Learning and Instruction While Meeting Regulatory Requirements"
    (Tony Pina, Illinois State University)
  • Humanities: "A Digital Awakening in Adult Education: Preparing Your Learners for the Workforce"
    (Angelique Maguire, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges)
  • Lincoln: "Picture This: Mapping and Visualizing Research Strategies to Support Developing Researchers"
    (Amy Odwarka, Trevor Burrows, Eastern Illinois University)
  • Alma Mater: "All About Audience: Explore an Activity-Based Science Communication Workshop for Early Researchers"
    (Caroline Tancredy, Aggie Rieger, University of Illinois)
  • Knowledge: "AI and Instructional Innovations: A Design Thinking Collaboration"
    (Patrick Horton, Erin Stapleton-Corcoran, University of Illinois Chicago)
  • Loyalty: "Canvas Champions- Enhancing Course Design with Student Feedback and DesignPLUS"
    (Aine McVey, University of Illinois)
12:15pm to 1:15pm: Lunch
Exhibitor Lightning Round (Illinois Ballroom):
  • "The Anthology AI Design Assistant"
    (Eric Gudmundson, Anthology Solutions Engineer)
  • "Cidilabs"
    (Jen Leckie, jen@cidilabs.com)
  • "Five Words About Student Engagement Solutions"
    (David Maltby, iClicker, David.maltby@macmillan.com)
1:15pm to 2:15pm: Lightning Round: What's so Funny about Playful, Reflective, Slow Learning? (Illinois Ballroom):
  • "Monopoly Mods in Education"
    (Dan Steward, University of Illinois)
  • "Collaborate Card Game for Nursing Education"
    (Valerie Wright, Antony Ricardo Joseph, Ashley Bollhorst, Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University)
  • "Using Voyant to Study Abraham Lincoln’s Racial Views"
    (Tim Roberts, Western Illinois University)
  • "How Do We Get Students to Take Notes During Class?"
    (Lisa Bailey, University of Illinois Chicago)
  • "Slow Isn't Boring: Experiential Learning for Empathy and Engagement"
    (Rachel Banke, Benjamin Leff, Melissa Schoeplein, Andy Wilson, University of Illinois Laboratory High School)
2:15pm to 3:15pm: Hands-On AI Games and Playful Learning Explorations (Illinois Ballroom except as otherwise indicated)
(including tabletop demos and round table discussions):
  • "Let's Play! Brush Up on Your Leadership Skills by Playing a Card Game"
    (Mary Sullivan Kopale, University of Illinois Chicago)
  • Humanities: "Collaborate Card Game for Nursing Education"
    (Valerie Wright, Antony Ricardo Joseph, Ashley Bollhorst, Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University)
  • Lincoln: "Slow Isn't Boring: Experiential Learning for Empathy and Engagement"
    (Rachel Banke, Benjamin Leff, Melissa Schoeplein, Andy Wilson, University of Illinois Laboratory High School)
  • "Using Voyant to Study Abraham Lincoln's Racial Views"
    (Tim Roberts, Western Illinois University)
  • "What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Actually Understanding Math?"
    (Susan Jones, Parkland College)
  • "Crowd-Playing Sociopoly"
    (Dan Steward, University of Illinois)
  • "Note Taking, Reflection and Journaling for Students"
    (Robert Baird, University of Illinois)
3:15pm to 3:30pm: Break
3:30pm to 4:30pm: Concurrent Sessions (various rooms):
  • Ballroom: "The Anthology AI Design Assistant"
    (Cheryl McKearin, University of Illinois Chicago)
  • Humanities: "A Digital Awakening in Adult Education: Preparing Your Learners for the Workforce"
    (Angelique Maguire, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges)
  • Lincoln: "Team-Based Learning"
    (Mary Sullivan Kopale, Univ. of Illinois Chicago)
  • Alma Mater: "Video Game Literacy in The Classroom and Beyond"
    (Dan Hahn, University of Illinois)
  • Knowledge: "Building a Culture of Accessibility and Inclusion"
    (Nikki LaGrone, Scott Thesen, Judith Keigher, Annette Keca, Governors State)
4:30pm to 5pm: Closing