Pre-workshop Sessions - There will be two pre-workshop sessions that will run concurrently on Thursday, January 25, 2018 Noon-4:00 pm and Friday, January 26 from 8:30 am – noon. The cost to attend a pre-workshop session is $150.
AKA Pre-Workshop Session #1: (Challenging People and Challenging Discussions) - This pre-workshop will focus on managing challenging faculty and staff and will be led by Dr. John Bartholomew, professor and chair of Kinesiology & Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. The first day of the pre-workshop will aim to establish a set of principles for how one might approach challenging faculty and staff, and will include Sheri Sanders, Faculty Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder and former Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Equity and Title IX Coordinator at UT Austin, as a co-facilitator. The second day of the pre-workshop will build upon the first day discussions, and focus more on case studies and small group discussions, which will draw upon the collective knowledge of all pre-workshop participants. Consistent with the main AKA workshop, each session is designed to be interactive and engaging.
AKA Pre-Workshop Session #2: (Best Practices for Kinesiology Internships and Practicums) - This pre-workshop will focus on best practices for student internships and practicums. It will be led by Dr. Mark Urtel, associate professor and chair of Kinesiology at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Dr. Rafael Bahamonde, Interim Dean and professor, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at IUPUI. Plenary speakers for this session include (1) Jared Russell, associate professor for the School of Kinesiology and Director of Student Development for the College of Education at Auburn University, and (2) Tim Gavin, professor and head of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University. The pre-workshop also includes multiple IGNITE sessions that will allow attendees to present how they approach internships and practicums at their university, and round table discussions aimed at sharing and establishing best practices. The pre-workshop will conclude with interactive, roundtable summaries that will be reported out to the larger group for open discussion.
Main Workshop – January 26 afternoon and January 27 morning and afternoon
Workshop Theme: Promoting Quality Undergraduate Programs in Kinesiology
Undergraduate programs in Kinesiology are undergoing a resurgence in the U.S. as enrollment numbers are at an all-time high and programs are being transformed relative to various program emphases and student outcomes. The status and future of undergraduate programs will be addressed through a variety of topics at the 2018 Leadership Workshop. Through keynote speakers, lead speakers, brief podium presentations, panel discussions, round table and poster presentations, the program will explore ways to create and foster excellence in Kinesiology.
The main program will begin at 1:00 pm on the afternoon of the 26th. Ryan Jenkins, owner and founder of Next Generation, will present a dynamic speech on millennial learning. Melissa Gross and Peter Bodary from the University of Michigan will present a keynote on “Helping Faculty Improve Teaching: Innovative Models of Instruction.” Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko from the University of Illinois will also present a keynote on “Getting to the Core of the Matter: The Establishment of a Common Curriculum in Kinesiology.” James Morrow, Jr. from the University of North Texas will provide a review of the conference and the various themes that emerged about undergraduate education in Kinesiology. Several podium presentations, panel presentations, and poster presentations will round out the program. The program will conclude on Saturday night with a banquet/awards ceremony. Please see the program linked below for all the details on the many exciting and informative sessions planned at the upcoming workshop.
Address: 16455 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, Colorado 80011
Tom Templin (University of Michigan) - Co-chair