*The following is our full conference proceedings. You can watch presentations from each day.

This conference was proudly ADA accessible. ASL Interpreters were available in each session and videos closed-captioned.

Wednesday, April 21st

8:30 – 8:45 am

Guided Morning Meditation: Anjanette Todd and Nate Robinson

8:45 – 9:00 am

Virtual Coffee Break: Network and Socialize

9:00 – 9:30 am

Welcome to the Sol Conference (WATCH VIDEO)

Dr. Cigdem Sirin, Director of the Center for Faculty Leadership and Development
Dr. Heather Wilson, UTEP President
Dr. John Wiebe, UTEP Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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9:30 – 10:00 am

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"Creativity, Imagination and Patience--The Ever Evolving Combination" Dena Kay Jones, UTEP

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"Towards Adopting Best Practices from Face-to-Face to Virtual Classrooms" Christian Servin, EPCC; Vladik Kreinovich and Olga Kolsheleva, UTEP

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10:00 – 10:30 am

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"Pioneering Through COVID to Host a Virtual African Drumming Masterclass" Dan Keast, UTPB

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"Let Go Of Their Hand--Empowering Instructors With Course Development" Michael Brand and Lila Jordan, UTSA

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10:30 – 12:00 pm

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Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Keynote Presentation (WATCH VIDEO)

Humanizing Online Teaching:

Leveraging Relationships to Fuel Engagement & Rigor

To navigate through these unknown and traumatic times, educators must be knowledgeable about how learning happens (and why it often does not). Recognizing the role of emotions in learning illuminates the critical need to foster connection with students at a distance.



12:00 – 12:30 pm

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(Lunch and Learn) "Open Educational Resources with OpenStax:" Sonya Bennett-Brandt, Rice University

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12:30 – 1:00 pm

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"The Impact and Success of Relational-Reflective Supervision and Clinical Education during COVID-19" Amelia Rau and Deena Peterson; UTEP

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"The Joys of Pre-Recorded Lectures" Lindsey Macchiarella, UTEP

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1:00 – 1:30 pm

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"Evidence-Based Practice Through The $100 Solution" Carolina Valencia, UTEP

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"Equal Access Creates Excellence" Hector Flores, Corene Seymour, Manelic Alcala; UTEP

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1:30 – 2:00 pm

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"Fostering a Community of Student Professionals in an Online Photojournalism Course" Corinne Boudreaux, UTEP

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"Thinking about Student Engagement and Success in Online Teaching" Charles Boehmer, UTEP

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2:00 – 3:00 pm

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"Creating an Online Community with Perusall" Sue Stanfield, UTEP; Brad Cartwright, UTEP; Jennifer Helton, Ohlone College; Christina Villarreal, UTEP; Phillip Voight, Gustavus Adolphus College

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"Keeping It Flexible During the Pandemic--Engaging Students with Asynchronous Learning" Peggy Semingson, Karabi Bezboruah, Kim Breuer, Timothy Ponce; UT Arlington

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3:00 – 4:00 pm

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"TA’s Tackling COVID--Lessons Learned through Transitioning to Online Learning" Kathleen Schaeffer, Anna Pina, Austin Roy, Maribel Baeza, Jane Martinez; UTEP

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"Hispanic Serving While Online--Pandemics, Collaborations, and Latinx Success" Irma Montelongo, UTEP; Isabel Martinez, John Jay College; Antonio Pastrana, John Jay College; Josefina Carmona, UTEP

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4:00 – 5:00 pm

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"Developing Global Miners" Beatriz Vera, Gina Nunez-Mchiri; UTEP

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"Curricular Innovation in Teaching American Politics--Engaging Students in Community and Ethical Leadership, Diversity and Antiracism, and Politics and Policy in Action" Jose Villalobos, Rebecca Reid, Todd Curry; UTEP

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Thursday, April 22nd

8:30 – 8:45 am

Guided Morning Meditation: Anjanette Todd and Nate Robinson

8:45 – 9:00 am

Virtual Coffee Break: Network and Socialize

9:00 – 9:30 am

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"Improve Student Engagement via Micro-Interventions" Vinod Kumar, Vivek Tandon, Beverley Calvo, Neelam Agarwal, Claudia Saldana, Arturo Rodriguez; UTEP

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"Highly Engaging Interprofessional Education in an Online Environment" William Roberts, Jacob Martinez and Isaac Rodriguez; UTEP

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9:30 – 10:00 am

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"Unusual Challenges Call for Unusual Solutions--Adapting a Hands-on Studio Art Course to the Limitations of At Home Learning & Making" Jess Tolbert, UTEP

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"Assessing Skills to Put the Focus Back on Learning" Martine Ceberio and Jonatan Contreras; UTEP

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10:00 – 10:30 am

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"Instruction with User-Centered Design" Jorge Munoz, UTEP

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"Adding Global Mindfulness into the Curriculum While Implementing Virtual Team Based Learning" Audrey Tolouian, Sarah Yvonne Jimenez; UTEP

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10:30 – 12:00 pm

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Kevin Kelly
Keynote Presentation (WATCH VIDEO)

Supporting Online Learners

with Universal Design, Learning Equity and Human Connectedness

More than ever before instructors are focusing on how they teach as much as they focus on what they teach, no matter which course delivery formats they use. In this interactive session, we will explore strategies to address learning equity issues amplified throughout the COVID-19 era.



12:00 – 12:30 pm

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(Lunch and Learn) "Complementary Learning with LinkedIn Learning Online Video Library" Laurie Burruss

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12:30 – 1:00 pm

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"Integrating the 5E Model of Constructivism through Video in Online Classes" Sarah Robertson and Dr. William H. Robertson, UTEP

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"The CURE for Metabolic Diseases--Implementation and Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary, Research-Driven Exercise Metabolism Laboratory Course" Michael Sanchez, Amie M. Kern, Sudip Bajpeyi, Jeffrey T. Olimpo; UTEP

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1:00 – 2:00 pm

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"Encouraging Creativity Via Innovative Technology" Daniel Tillman, Song A. An, Josefina V. Tinajero, Justice T. Walker, William H. Robertson; UTEP

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"Opportunity for Empathy--Best Practices in Teaching the Arts Online" Kim McKean, Adriana Dominguez, Georgina Escobar, Tawanda Chabikwa; UTEP

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2:00 – 3:00 pm

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"Instructor Presence in an Online Course" Brent McCune, Ivonne Santiago, DeAnna K. Varela; Cigdem Sirin; UTEP

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"Mom’s Home! Parenting and Teaching Remotely During the Pandemic" Melissa Warak, Fatima Masoud, Lucía Durá, Penelope Espinoza, Kim McKean; UTEP

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3:00 – 4:00 pm

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"The Virtual Lhakhang--Engaging Students with an Interactive Guide and 360 Tour" Daniel Carey-Whalen, UTEP; Claudia Ley, UTEP; John de Frank, UTEP; David Figueroa, Augment El Paso; Amy Briones, UTEP

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"Yes, She Can! Fostering Engagement of Hispanic Female Students in STEM Academic Programs" Sarah Huizar, Victor M. Garcia, Lucero Macias, Diane E. Golding; UTEP

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4:00 – 4:30 pm

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"COUNSEL (Creating Online and UNique Simulations for Education and Learning) Me on My Medications in Spanish" Jeri Sias, Luis Anchondo, Susana V. James, Laura E. Mendoza, Fabiola Murillo, Perla Michelle Martinez; UTEP

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"Cross Training – A Road to Cultural Competency and Improved Service Provision" Alma Armendariz, UTEP; Jennifer Dahlgren, EPCC

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4:30 – 5:00 pm

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"Educate, Engage and Inspire with Video" Kline Boudreaux, YuJa

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"Show Up for Self, Show Up for Others--Exploration of Self-Care and Self-Love for Greater Engagement and Impact" Monica Amaro and Adriana Dominguez; UTEP

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Friday, April 23rd

8:00 – 9:00 am

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"Using Online Learning to Learn about Cutting-Edge Research and Educational Opportunities from World-Renowned Experts in the COVID-19 Pandemic" Arturo Rodriguez, Vinod Kumar, Neelam Agarwal, Jose A. Terrazas; UTEP

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"The Humanizing of Teacher and Student through the Online Feedback and Grading Process" Rey Reyes, UTEP

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9:00 – 9:30 am

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"Virtual Outreach as an Effective tool for Advocacy" Jovana Nieto and Marissa Rojero; UTEP

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"Interactive-Collaborative Learning via Zoom and Google Slides" Kien Lim, UTEP

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9:30 am – 10:00 am

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"Humanizing Online Discussions with PackBack" Ryan Kuvin, Packback

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"Lessons Learned from Teaching an Online Team-Based CURE Course at El Paso Community College" Anna Pina, UTEP

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10:00 am – 11:00 am

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"Tell Your Tale--The Human Touch in Teaching Awards" Fernando Jimenez-Arevalo, UTEP; Dr. Jeffrey Frost, UT Health Science Center at Houston; Dr. Maria E. Suarez-Almazor, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center; Jessica D. Slade, UTEP; Dr. Chuan (River) Xiao, UTEP; Dr. Peter Stone, UT Austin -- (Panel Sponsored by UTEP Faculty Senate TEDC Committee)

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"Emerging Research on the COVID and Post-COVID Classroom" Jason Railton and Alex Ambrose; Notre Dame

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11:00 am – 11:30 am

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"Mindful Leaders in a Border Community--Being Present in the Moment" Melissa Wholeben, UTEP

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"The New Entering Student Experience--Engagement is Key" Denise Lujan, UTEP

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11:30 am – 12:00 am

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"Leveraging Gradescope to Improve Student Learning Outcomes" Ashok Nedungadi, UTSA

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CANCELLED: Engagement, Technology, and Outcomes: Producing the Synchronous Online Class--PJ Vierra, UTEP

12:00 – 1:00 pm

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"Adapting a Teaching Training and Teaching Practicum Program for Doctoral Students to On-Line Environments" Ivonne Santiago, Victor Garcia, Anna Pina, Olga Soto, Jane Martinez, Maribel Baeza; UTEP

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"Serving the Underserved at an HSI--Best Practices in Teaching and Decreasing the Number of At-Risk Students through Engagement and a Culture of Care" Christina Goletti, Gina Nunez-Mchiri, Areli Chacon-Silva; UTEP

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1:00 – 2:00 pm

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"Practicing Kindness in an Achievement-Oriented Environment" Gina Nunez-Mchiri, Kien Lim, Charles Boehmer; UTEP

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"Effective Teaching Practices--The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Experience" Diane Golding, Hector Erives, Lindsey Macchiarella, Maria Isela Maier, Monica Martinez, Deena Peterson; UTEP

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2:00 – 2:30 pm

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Raffle/Giveaway Prizes


Pre-Recorded Videos/Posters showcased on website.