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Select Presentations from the 2015 Region 7 Conference in San Francisco

Connecting with Distance Students Using Text Messaging

Presenter: Dr. Charla Brown, Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Southeast (Juneau, Alaska)

Description: Explored the use of text messaging to establish one-on-one interactions, easily recall details, add variety, and meet students in the moment of immediate need. Examined in the context of message content, change management, time management, relationship management, continuous improvement, and innovation. 



Classroom Inc. Applying Effectuation Principles to Inspire Students and Classroom Innovation

Presenter: Dr. Maria Schellhase, Faculty, College of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Description: In this interactive session, participants will learn about the TISS effectuation model and discover how to apply the five principles of effectuation (bird in the hand, affordable loss, lemonade, patchwork quilt, pilot in the plan) in their classroom to improve student retention, engagement, and performance. Participants will discover why thinking like an entrepreneur in a classroom environment has many benefits. Participants will discuss the strategies regarding how to co-create with fellow faculty members, improve stakeholder commitment to classroom initiatives, and increase classroom innovation.