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Thursday, January 19

8:00 - 9:30
Coffee & light breakfast

9:00 – 5:00
Coffee & beverages

9:00 - 9:30
Welcome & Announcements

9:30 - 10:00
Opening Plenary
Dr. Kathleen M. Bailey, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

10:10 - 11:10
Creating Learning Communities to Increase Student Support and Improve Retention
Erin Laverick, Intensive English Language Program, The University of Findlay

How and Why to Develop a Faculty Generated Journal
Amanda McCracken, International English Center, University of Colorado Boulder

Mixing it Up: Observations as Professional Development: Formal, Buzz, Peer
Emma Tudor, EF International Language Centers

Teaching EFL Writing at a University in China
Khila Pokharel, English Language Institute, Central Michigan University

Throwing the Baby out with the Bathwater: Revisiting Subjective Grading
Irina Berger and Kim-Lan Bui, English Language Center, University of Denver

The Advantages of Using Study Travel Agents for International Recruitment (Associate Session)
Kristina Cernakevica, StudyTravel

11:20 - 12:20
Effective Engagement of International Students through Experiential Learning and Community Service
Kathryn Vogel, English Language Center, Miami University Middletown

IEP Yield Focus
Nathan Benzschawel, Sally Conover, and Wanya Panyapoemtaweesakul, International Education Center, Diablo Valley College

Improving Student Conduct: Encouraging a Supportive IEP Learning Environment
Maiko Hata and Angela Dornbusch, American English Institute, University of Oregon

SEVP Update
Representatives from the Student Exchange & Visitors Program (SEVP)

Teaching the Process, Not the Product
Mackenzie Kerby, ELS Chicago, Dominican University

The Teacher's Guide to IELTS (Associate Session)
Amy Carter, IELTS USA

12:30 - 1:30

1:40 - 2:40
Closing the Gap between Digital Natives and Teachers in the Classroom
Anita Ghajar-Selim, Intensive English Program, North Carolina State University

Looking at the Sunrise: How MOOC Participants Can Foster Their Own Community
John Cotton, English Language Programs, University of Pennsylvania

Organizing and Implementing Faculty-Led Exit Assessments for ELL Academic Writing Courses
Molly McCord, Melinda Dewitt, and Lori Slaber, English Language Institute, Henry Ford College

Over to the Dark Side: From Teaching to Administration
Alicia Going, Britt Johnson, and Lara Ravitch, American English Institute, University of Oregon

Prep or Panic? Considering International Students as Campuses Approach Mass Violence Threats
Gretchen Dee, ELS Chicago, Dominican University

Rethinking International Recruitment (Associate Session)
Michael Maine, ICEF

2:50 - 3:50
A New ELT Credential: The Peace Corps TEFL Certificate
Brock Brady, U.S. Peace Corps

Assessing Outcomes: How Do We Do It?
Leslie Gabriele and Sunyoung Shin, Intensive English Program, Indiana University

Harnessing the Energy of Disruptions for Classroom Advantage
Elizabeth Thomas and Elizabeth Wallace, International English Institute

Leaders Promoting Leaders: Encouraging Faculty to Take on Administrative Roles
Carlee Salas and Leah Addis, English Language Center, Michigan State University

Supporting Students on Tobacco-free Campuses
Bella Hettich, ELS Language Centers/Grand Forks, University of North Dakota

Four Easy Steps Toward Online Marketing: A Guide for Program Directors (Associate Session)
Vitaly Radsky, StudyPortals

4:00 - 4:20
Coffee Break

4:30 - 5:30
Bookmarks and Clusters: Two Different Methods of Setting Placement Cut Scores
Thomas Delaney, American English University, University of Oregon, and Kellie Gallagher, Intensive English Language Program, Portland State University

Cheers to Your PEERS: A One-Month Guide to Teamwork and Professional Development
Kristina Cirrincione, EF International Language Center, Tarrytown

Engaging Middle Eastern Women in IEP Student Services Programming
Betsy Jane Dougherty, English Language Programs, University of Pennsylvania

Holistic Planning Leads to Hardy Curriculum: Intentionality in Curriculum Development
Melissa Hawkins and Kathy Martell, INTO UAB Academic English Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Successful Local Culture Tour Planning: Tips, Tricks & Pitfalls
Marci Daugherty, English Language Institute, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Building your Brand and Engaging with International Students through Social Media (Associate Session)
Travis Drageset, Study in the USA

5:30 - 7:00
Networking Reception
Sponsored by Study in the USA

Friday, January 20

8:00 - 8:50
Coffee & light breakfast
Poster Session setup

8:30 – 2:00
Coffee & beverages

9:00 - 10:00
Comprehensive Programmatic Review and Revision: Moving Beyond the Curriculum
Lara Ravitch, Alicia Going, Robin Rogers, and Misti Williamson, American English Institute, University of Oregon

Motivating Unmotivated Learners: First Generation and 1.5 Generation University Students
Michael Mutti, INTERLINK Language Center, Indiana State University

Surviving and Thriving in the IEP Accreditation Process
Joe McVeigh, unaffiliated, and Bruce Rindler, CELOP, Boston University

The "I" in Team: How Self-Awareness Leads to Stronger Teams
Patricia Szasz, Intensive English Programs, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and Caroline O'Neal, EC English Language Centers

Title IX Training for English Language Learners
Betty Brickson, Intensive English Language Program, Portland State University

Digital Marketing Self-Assessment for Language Schools (Associate Session)
Elias Faethe, Higher Education Marketing

10:10 - 11:10
Great Apps for the Classroom
Michelle Raese and Connie Davis, International English Center, University of Colorado Boulder

Juggling the Latest SEVIS Updates as an IEP DSO
Mathelda Molina and Jennifer Brumfield, ELS Language Centers/ELS Educational Services

Stop the Turnover: Engaging and Retaining Millennials in our Compensation-challenged Industry
Nadine Baladi, ILSC Education Group, and Rachel Wells, Stafford House

Success through Collaboration: Proactive Interventions with Probationary Students
Angela Dornbusch and Maiko Hata, American English Institute, University of Oregon

Using "Humans of New York" to Learn Beyond Classroom Borders
Dinorah Sapp, Intensive English Program, University of Mississippi

Communicating with Prospective International Students (Associate Session)
Rachel Rollins, Envisage International Corporation, and Wanya Panyapoemtaweesakul, International Education Center, Diablo Valley College

11:20 - 12:00
Exhibitor Session

Poster Session:
Arrival Day and Orientation Week: Creating a Personalized Welcome
Laura Vaughn, Intensive English Program, University of Mississippi

Bridging the Gap between IEP and Undergraduate Studies: Fostering Creativity and Analytic Skills
James Badger and Sally Smith, Center for Language Education, University of North Georgia

Collaborating to Support Transition to University Through Content-Based Instruction
Korey Rice and Tonya Mildon, American English Institute, University of Oregon

Developing and Running a High-Quality TESL/TEFL Certificate Program
Celeste Coleman, American Language and Culture Institute, California State University San Marcos

Grow, Cultivate, and Lead Your Dream Team of Teachers
Arturo Weiss, EF International Language Center – Miami

Preparing ELLs for Success in Undergraduate Science Courses
Jennifer Rice, American English Institute, University of Oregon

Progression and Success from IEP to Graduation at a Four-year College
Michael Beamer, Intensive English Program, Juniata College

Supporting Students Outside of the Classroom by Using Tutors and Conversation Partners
Kseniya Kreyman and Kadie Goodman, ESL Academy, University of Colorado Denver

The Business Excellence Review: Bridging the Gap Between Accreditation and Best Practice
Haviva Parnes, EC English Language Centers

Thinking Outside of the Books: The Benefits of an IEP Film Class
Phil Rice, English Language Institute, University of Delaware

12:10 - 1:10

1:20 - 2:20
Back to Basics: How to Supplement Effectively
Beata Schmid, EF International Language Centers

Digital Communications Management for IEPs: Essentials of Social Media and Email Campaigns
George Zamarripa, International English Center, University of Colorado Boulder, and Nadia Redman, English Language Institute, University of Delaware

New Director, Established Program: Challenges and Rewards
Michael Schwartz, Intensive English Center, St. Cloud State University

Supporting Bicultural and Multicultural Individuals
Katherine Punteney, International Education Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Synchronous Online EAP Course Design: Effective Integration of LMS, Conferencing, and Applications
Paul Shively, English Language Institute, New York Institute of Technology

Assessment for Learning (AfL) in the ESL Classroom (Associate Session)
Marian Crandall, ETS/TOEFL

2:30 - 3:30
Choosing Textbooks for IEPs Using Objective and Subjective Measures
Caitlin Hamstra and Amy Bell, English Language Institute, Central Michigan University

Critical Incidents Technique: Harnessing the Art of ESL via Social Media
Nicholas Santavicca, American Language & Cultures Institute, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

IEPs: A University Resource for Student Success
Bessie Karras-Lazaris, Intensive English Program and International Partnerships, California State University, Northridge

Innovative Technology Supporting ESL to Academic Study Transition: Open Access and PebblePad
Michele Miller and Anne Greenhoe, Intensive English Language Program, Portland State University

Overcoming the Challenges of an Open Enrollment Program
Sarah Glinski, EC English Language Centers

Effective Recruiting at Fairs and Expos (Associate Session)
Brennan Reeves, FPP EDUMedia

4:00 - ?
Post-Conference Meet-Up (Informal, no-host gathering)

PDC Exhibitors
Carnegie Speech
EDMISS (Equator IT)
ETN Focus Workshops
National Geographic
Envisage International
Higher Education Marketing

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