High Impact Practices and Emerging Tech in the Humanities: Transforming Teaching And Learning On A Community College Campus

Concurrent Session 5

Brief Abstract

Southwest Tennessee Community College is on the forefront of groundbreaking education when it comes to integrating high impact practices (HIPs) and emerging technologies into teaching and learning. Central to the transformation is the newly formed Office for High Impact Practices and Innovation (HIPI). You are invited to participate in a thought-provoking discussion on how HIPs and emerging technologies forces us to ask new questions, find new solutions, and possibly formulate new definitions for teaching and learning. For researchers and administrators, the next layer of contemplation is how do we measure and assess the impact of high impact practices and emerging technologies within the framework of student learning outcomes, retention, and graduation.

Presenters

LaDonna Young, Ed.D., currently serves as the Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematics at Southwest Tennessee Community College. Known as the 'culture queen,' Dr. Young’s professional and teaching career has centered around two central themes: 1) developing highly successful programs, initiatives, and best practices for minority, marginalized, and underrepresented populations and 2) teaching, coaching, and empowering the professionals charged to educate, treat, or advocate for them. Her work emerges from self-exploration, social justice and commitment to underrepresented populations. Her passion for presenting, teaching and consulting expertise has afforded her opportunities to travel in a professional capacity around the country and internationally to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, Paris, France, and Sydney, Australia. Dr. Young earned her Ed.D. and MA degrees from the University of Memphis and her BA from Christian Brothers University.

Extended Abstract

Southwest Tennessee Community College is on the forefront of groundbreaking and transformative education when it comes to integrating emerging technologies into teaching and learning. Central to the transformation is the newly formed Center for High Impact Practices and Innovation (HIPI), created by the Dean of Humanities, Dr. LaDonna R. Young. The HIPI Center houses high impact practices: learning communities, service learning, First Year Experience, International Studies ( study abroad), The Honors Academy, and Emerging Technology and Innovation.  The Associate Dean of Humanities, Shanon Little, oversees the HIPI Center and is integral in making collaborative connections. These co-curricular practices have changed the way faculty teach, and student learn. Attend this session, to learn how Emerging Tech and Innovation Liaison, Denise Malloy, has trained a cadre of faculty to embed emerging technologies like augmented and virtual reality in study abroad programs and engage students in the Humanities, STEM, and Nursing.  You are invited to participate in a thought-provoking discussion on how emerging technologies forces us to ask new questions, find new solutions, and possibly formulate new definitions for teaching and learning. For researchers and administrators, the next layer of contemplation is how do we measure and assess the impact (or not) of emerging technologies within the framework of student learning outcomes, enrollment, retention, and graduation.