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2018 AKA Leadership Workshop

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.

Workshop Dates: 2:00 pm Friday, January 26 through 9:00 pm on Saturday, January 27, 2018


Hotel: Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway Park

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Address: 16455 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, Colorado 80011

Room Rates: $123 single/double (breakfast included in room rate for one guest per room)

Cost of Workshop: $400 for AKA member departments/$900 for non-member departments

Cost of Pre-Workshop Symposia: $150 for AKA members and Non-Members ($75 for additional faculty from same institution)

Cut off date for room reservations: Friday, January 5, 2018

Parking: Complimentary Self-Parking for our attendees

WiFi: Complimentary in guest room and meeting rooms

Transportation: Complimentary hotel shuttle to/from Denver International Airport (DEN). Shuttle phone 303-371-4333.

Workshop Committee:

Tom Templin (University of Michigan) - Co-chair

Jason Carter (Michigan Tech University) - Co-chair

Kim Graber (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - Co-chair

Dan Schmidt (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)

Lanie Dornier (Tulane University)

Amelia Lee (Louisiana State University)-AKA Executive Director


Online Registration: We are in the process of moving our website over to a new platform. The online conference registration will be available November 6, 2017.



The AKA Workshop Committee surveyed the AKA membership earlier this year for topics of interest related to promoting undergraduate programs in Kinesiology for our 2018 AKA Leadership Workshop. We had a great response from the membership and have identified 8 potential topics to be addressed at the workshop. These potential topics are listed below for your consideration.

The 2018 AKA Leadership workshop will have specific opportunities for chairs or departmental representatives to share and demonstrate innovative approaches to undergraduate education that have been developed at your respective institutions. At this workshop, we are considering a variety of presentation formats, including podium, panels, posters, and round tables to promote rich discussions relative to the conference themes. We would like to invite you to contribute to this year’s AKA Leadership workshop. Please note that conference registration fees differ for non-members (member fees are $400, while non-member registration fee is $900).


Additionally, for those who have papers accepted for presentation, we would also like to invite you to consider developing your presentation topic into a scholarly manuscript for the themed edition of Kinesiology Review. Presenters are not required but strongly encouraged to contribute to the special edition of KR. Once presenters have been selected, we will identify those presenters who want to publish their presentations. We may invite you to co-author a manuscript with other speakers within a similar theme category at the workshop. APA guidelines will be strictly adhered to in the development of each manuscript.


Workshop Topics

  1. Innovative approaches to teaching
  2. Future of kinesiology curriculum and majors
  3. Teaching undergraduate students of today - millennials
  4. Undergraduate research
  5. Undergraduate service learning
  6. Promoting the AKA core curriculum
  7. The delivery of undergraduate teaching – tenure track, lecturers, adjunct, and graduate students
  8. Other topics specific to promoting quality undergraduate programming

To apply, please complete the information on the this form and forward to Program Chair, Thomas Templin by September 15th, 2017 ( Please email Dr. Templin with any questions. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by October 15, 2016.


Call for Presenters Form


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