Cassandra Volpe Horii

AAEEBL is delighted to welcome Cassandra Volpe Horii as one of the keynote speakers for this year’s conference.  In this role, he will give our closing keynote for the Annual Meeting in July.Horii

Dr. Horii earned her B.A. in Physics (Summa Cum Laude) at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Ph.D. at Harvard University in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, with a focus on Atmospheric Chemistry and Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange, in Professor Steven Wofsy’s group. Her research was done in collaboration with Dr. Mark Zahniser and colleagues of the Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry group at Aerodyne Research.

Dr. Horii has led teaching and learning related initiatives, programs, and centers for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in her prior roles as Dean of the Faculty and Founding Director of the Faculty Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Innovation at Curry College in Milton, MA, and as Associate Director of the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University. She has created and taught courses in atmospheric and environmental science for majors and non-majors, environmental chemistry for undergraduate and graduate students, first-year expository writing, freshman seminar, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pedagogy.

In addition to publications on spectroscopic measurements of tropospheric reactive nitrogen trace gas concentrations and fluxes, her articles and talks have addressed topics such as student writing in the sciences, adult learning theories, peer teaching mentors, learner-centered teaching, educational technology, STEM education, and faculty/educational development. She has been the recipient of grants, fellowships, and awards from the Association of American Universities, National Science Foundation, Davis Educational Foundation, NASA Earth System Science program, American Geophysical Union, Merck Foundation, Phi Beta Kappa, and Boettcher Foundation.

Dr. Horii is President of the POD Network in Higher Education, a national professional organization dedicated to advancing the research and practice of educational development in higher education since 1976. This is her second year of an elected three-year term on the Executive Committee and she has previously served on the POD Network Board of Directors and as Conference Co-chair. She serves on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education.

Terrel Rhodes

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Terrel Rhodes Association of American Colleges and Universities Vice President for the Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment Executive Director of VALUE

AAEEBL is delighted to welcome Terry Rhodes as our 2018 Batson Lecturer.  In this role, he will give our closing keynote for the Annual Meeting in July.

Dr. Terrel Rhodes is Vice President, Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment and Executive Director of VALUE at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) where he focuses on the quality of undergraduate education, access, general education, e-portfolios and assessment of student learning. He was a faculty member for twenty-five years before joining AAC&U. He leads the faculty-driven assessment project on student learning entitled Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) Institute.  For three years, it involved 100 institutions in thirteen states in a nationwide project to assess student learning and is now open to all institutions.

Since 20007, Terry has lead AAC&U’s ePortfolio initiatives to enhance student learning, including founding the annual ePortfolio Forum in 2010.  The ePortfolio Forum is a one day event, always held in conjunction with the AAC&U Annual Meeting in January.

Rhodes received his B.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Gianina Taylor Baker

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Gianina Taylor Baker National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment Assistant Director

AAEEBL is thrilled to have Gianina Taylor Baker, Assistant Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), kick off our 2018 Annual Meeting with an opening keynote.

At NILOA, Gianina assists with the development and maintenance of partnership networks under the Lumina Foundation for Education grant at NILOA. Her main research interests include student learning outcomes assessment at Minority Serving Institutions, access and equity issues for underrepresented administrators and students, and higher education policy. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Organization & Leadership with a Higher Education concentration from the University of Illinois, a M.A. in Human Development Counseling from Saint Louis University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Conference Schedule At-A-Glance

At AAEEBL, we are excited about our 2018 Annual Meeting at Capilano University.  We have thought-provoking keynotes booked, sessions full of both practical help for ePortfolio implementation as well as deep dives into the knotty issues of ePortfolio practice and pedagogy.  We have time reserved to build community, meet birds of feather, and connect with your favorite Special Interest Group.  We hope you are planning to come chart of the future of ePortfolios with us in Vancouver this July!

Our at-a-glance schedule below will help you plan your trip.  A detailed schedule is coming soon!

Monday July 23

  • 9am to 12:00pm AAEEBL Board Meeting (Board Members)
  • 1 pm to 4:30 pm Registration
  • 12:30 pm to 4:00pm Think Tank: ePortfolios for 21st Century Learning (By Invitation)
  • 4:00pm Welcome Session for Newcomers to AAEEBL

Tuesday July 24

  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Registration
  • 8:00 am Coffee
  • 8:30 am Welcome
  • 9:00 am Keynote: Dr. Gianina Taylor Baker
  • 9:45 am Interactive Discussion & QA with Gianina Taylor Baker
  • 10:15 am Coffee break
  • 10:30 am Concurrent sessions
  • 11:30 am Break
  • 11:45 am AAEEBL Annual Membership meeting, open to all conference attendees (lunch provided) 
  • 1:15 pm Concurrent sessions
  • 2:15 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm Plenary Session: Designing an ePortfolio Curriculum
  • 3:30 pm  Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 pm  Ignite Session
  • 4:45pm  Reception & Poster Session (hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided)
  • 6:00 pm Adjourn
  • 7:00 pm Birds of Feather Restaurant Event (sign up at the conference)

Wednesday July 25

  • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Registration
  • 8:00 am Coffee
  • 8:30 am AAEEBL Welcome: Day 2
  • 9:00 am Keynote: Dr. Cassandra Volpe Horii
  • 9:45 am Interactive Discussion & QA with keynote speaker
  • 10:15 am Coffee break
  • 10:30 am Concurrent sessions
  • 11:30 am Break
  • 11:45 am AAEEBL Volunteer Awards Lunch, open to all conference attendees (lunch provided) 
  • 1:15 pm Concurrent sessions
  • 2:15 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm  Plenary Session: 21st Century Learning and ePortfolios
  • 3:30 pm Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 pm Concurrent sessions
  • 4:45 pm Special Interest Group Meetings
  • 5:45 pm Adjourn

Thursday July 26

  • 8:00 am to 9:00 am Registration
  • 8:00 am Coffee
  • 8:30 am AAEEBL Welcome Day 3
  • 9:00 am Concurrent Sessions
  • 10:00 am Break
  • 10:15 am Plenary Session: Out of Practice
  • 11:00 am Coffee and Snack Break
  • 11:30 am Keynote: Batson Lecture from Terry Rhodes
  • 12:15 pm Interactive Discussion & QA with Terry Rhodes
  • 12:30 pm Reports from the Conference:  Get Involved in AAEEBL!
    • Building Bridges reports
    • Special Interest Group reports
  • 1:00 pm Adjourn

If you have questions about the conference schedule, send an email to connect@aaeebl.org.

Register

To purchase a registration for the conference, please use one of the buttons below:

MEMBER 2018 Annual Meeting Conference Registration Fee | Vancouver

If you are already an AAEEBL member, the conference registration fee for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver is $325. This includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as a Tuesday afternoon reception.

$325.00

NON-MEMBER Annual Meeting Conference Registration Fee | Vancouver

If you are not already an AAEEBL member, the conference registration fee for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver is $450. The fee provides you with a year long membership to AAEEBL and includes all conference session keynotes and sessions, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as a Tuesday afternoon reception.

$450.00

One Day Annual Meeting Registration | Tuesday July 24, 2018

The fee provides access to all conference activities for one day only. $100 USD

$100.00

One-Day Annual Meeting Registration | Wednesday July 25, 2018

The fee provides access to all conference activities for one day only. $100 USD

$100.00

One-Day Annual Meeting Registration | Thursday July 26, 2018

The fee provides access to all conference activities for one day only. $100 USD

$100.00

If you have questions about your membership status, send an email to connect@aaeebl.org.

Accommodations

Capilano-UniversityOur 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at Capilano University campus in North Vancouver.  Capilano University is a gorgeous, wooded, secluded spot, so conference attendees will need to find transportation.  The public transportation system in Vancouver is lovely.

There are really few cities like Vancouver.  On the ocean, at the foot of the mountains, award-winning dining everywhere, and perfect for outdoor recreation, Vancouver is an ideal location.

At AAEEBL, we encourage you to arrive early or stay on after the conference and enjoy Vancouver.  Our schedule is for keynotes starting at 9 am to give you time to travel to campus (coffee at 8 am, welcome at 8:30 am).  The conference ends before 5 pm each day to give you time to explore Vancouver with your colleagues.

Staying in North Vancouver
2-PBC-North-Vancouver-QuayFor your accommodations, there are number of hotels in North Vancouver.  AAEEBL has discounted rates at two, with options at a third.  All rates in Canadian dollars.

  • There is conference block of rooms at the Holiday Inn hotel next to the campus.  To make individual reservation, please call hotel directly at 1-877-985-3111 and ask for rooms under group block name (2018 AAEEBL Annual Meeting at Cap U) and/or email reservation request to sales@hinorthvancouver.ca on or before June 15, 2018. Past this cut-off date, group rate is no longer available and all rooms not picked up will be released for general sale at higher rates.  Calling our hotel directly or emailing reservation request to sales@hinorthvancouver.ca, allows us to better track the group’s rooming status.
    • 🚌 There is a public transportation bus that runs regularly from the Holiday Inn to the campus.  It is a 5 minute bus ride.
    • 🚶‍♀️It is 15 minute walk from the Holiday Inn to the campus.
  • There is conference block of 25 regular rooms and 10 executive rooms at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel.  The 25 standard rooms will be $189 plus tax “no view guarantee” and 10 Executive rooms at $269 plus tax. Unbooked rooms will be released by April 13th.  
    • 🚌 There is a public transportation bus that run regularly from the Quay to Capilano University.  It is a 25 minute bus ride to campus.
    • 🚗 For folks who are renting a car, it is 10 minute drive to campus.
  • At The Pinnacle hotel, group rates are not available, but the Manager encouraged individuals to call and ask for the government rate.  This is a small but luxurious hotel.  Regular rates are currently $409 plus tax for Mountainside and $439 plus tax for Harbourview. Government rates, which must be inquired about, will be $215 plus tax Mountainside and $245 plus tax for Harbourview.
    • 🚌 There is a public transportation bus that run regularly from the Quay (a bloc from the Pinnacle) to Capilano University.  It is a 25 minute bus ride to campus.
    • 🚗 For folks who are renting a car, it is 10 minute drive to campus.
Staying in Vancouver

vancouver1There is a limited block of rooms available at The Listel Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Reservations can be made the following way (note you are coming for the AAEEBL Conference at Capilano):

Hotel Direct: 604-684-8461

Toll Free: 1-800-663-5491

E-mail:

reservations@thelistelhotel.com

If you prefer to stay in Vancouver (at The Listel Hotel or other property), you will take the Seabus to North Vancouver.  The Seabus will stop at the Lonsdale Quay Hotel, and there is a public transportation bus that runs regularly from the Quay to Capilano University.  It is a 25 minute bus ride to campus.

If you have questions about conference accommodations, send an email to connect@aaeebl.org.

EPAC Meetups

EPAC Meetups are held most months.  Anyone who is interested in joining the AAEEBL/EPAC Meetups is welcome to join by pre-registering so that we can send you a participation link. Meetups are recorded for later viewing.

If you cannot attend the live session, please still register so that we can send you a link to the recording and also invite you to join future conversations. As we look to new ways to innovate and encourage greater engagement and opportunities for networking, we welcome both your enthusiasm and suggestions!

Use the links below to learn more about each EPAC Meetup:

  • March 2018 Meetup: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in the Field: An International Exploration of the AAEEBL & AAC&U Field Guide to ePortfolio
  • January 2018 Meetup Two:  Post-Forum Debrief and Reflection on AAC&U 9th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios
    “ePortfolios and the American Dream: Empowering Students to Take Ownership of Their Futures”
  • January 2018 Meetup One:  Pre-Forum Preflection and Explorations on AAC&U 9th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios
    “ePortfolios and the American Dream: Empowering Students to Take Ownership of Their Futures”
  • December 2017 Meetup:  Reflective Practices in STEM