REFRESH: New Energy for Teaching

Friday, August 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LSU Foundation Boardroom

A half-day faculty seminar and workshop focused on inspirations for moving our teaching forward in the new academic year.

The event is sponsored by LSU Learning & Teaching Collaborative and Campus Federal. 






8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 - 9:20 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:20 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Keynote Presentation by Keena Arbuthnot
10:20-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:25 a.m. Faculty Panel: Inclusive Pedagogy
11:25-11:35 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Faculty Discussion/Workshops
12:0 p.m. Wrap Up Go & Geaux Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. (optional) High-Impact Practice at LSU


Keynote Presentation

Keena ArbuthnotDr. Keena Arbuthnot
Professor, School of Education
Special Advisor to the President

Dr. Arbuthnot conducts research in the field of education and testing. She has published many articles, has authored two books: Filling in the Blanks: Understanding the Black-White Achievement Gap and Global Perspective on Educational Testing: Examining Fairness, High-Stakes, and Policy Reform. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her research on standardized testing and assessments, test fairness issues, and STEM education and achievement. Dr. Arbuthnot started her career as a high school mathematics teacher and acknowledges that her experiences in the classroom still has a significant impact on her research and teaching.

Faculty Panel Discussion: Inclusive Pedagogy

Luz Randolph

Moderated by Dra. Luz Randolph

Dra. Luz D. Randolph is the Associate Vice President for Diversity at Louisiana State University. She is responsible for coordination of strategic planning and foundation work for the LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to ensure the development and implementation of programs and services that foster a campus community committed to diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Zakiya Wilson

Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, College of Science

Zakiya Wilson

Dr. Andrew Kuo

Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, E.J. Ourso College of Business

Andrew Kuo

Dr. Emily Elliott

Professor & Department Chair, Department of Psychology, College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Emily Elliot


Faculty Discussion & Workgroups

Facilitated by members from the Learning & Teaching Collaborative, faculty will identify goals, translate them into teaching and actionable steps to get there. 

Breakout Sessions (1-3 PM Optional) & grab & geaux lunch 

After the working groups, grab a lunch and attend one of the three breakout sessions:

Breakout Session 1: Service-Learning at LSU: What is it? What support does LSU offer? 

Small group roundtable session geared at answering questions about service-learning teaching and research approaches and introducing participants to the resources and support LSU has to offer those who adopt them.

Breakout Session 2: LSU Discover: Finding and Engaging students in Undergraduate Research

This breakout will discuss how to engage students in undergraduate research experiences across disciplines.  In particular, she will discuss how to find students, funding opportunities for students, and resources available to undergraduate researchers. Led by: Sarah Ferstel, Associate Director of Discover Undergraduate Research Program. 

Breakout Session 3:  Center for Academic Success