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Examples of Recent Presentation and Workshops:

 

New Applications of Action Research to Change Management in Higher Education.  A paper presented by A. Cherif, D. Overbye, L. Stefurak, K. Murker, B. Aron, and M. Garr, at 37th Annual Assembly of American Association of University Administrators (AAUA), Salt Lake City, Utah (June 26-28, 2008)

Academic Quality Assurances In Colleges and Universities with Geographically Dispersed Locations.  A Lecture was given by Abour Cherif at Sebha University -- Sebha Libya – North Africa, January 3, 2008.

Integrating Chemistry and Microbiology in a Single Course for Nursing and Health Science Students.  A paper presented by Cherif, A.H., Michel, L.O., Movahedzadeh, F., Asadi, F., Aron, B., Jedlicka, D., Burrows F.S. at ACUBE 51th Annual meeting, October 2007 Iowa, USA.

The Most Critical Ethical Issues Facing American Higher Education: Practitioners Survey. A paper presented by A, Cherif, L. Stefuark, K. Murkar, C. Somervill, S. Taylor-King, and B. Hanna, D. at The Thirty-Fifth National Assembly of the  AAUA in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 22-24, 2006.

Academic Quality and Ethical Responsibilities in Colleges and Universities with Geographically Dispersed Locations.  A paper presented by D. Overbye, A. Cherif, L. Stefurak, and R. Aron, at The Thirty-Fifth National Assembly of the  AAUA in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 22-24, 2006.

A Martian Invasion of Teachable Moments for Environmental Science;  A. Cherif, D.  Morabito, R. Aron, J. Adams, and J. Dunning. A workshop conducted at ACUBE 50TH Annual Meeting at Decatur, IL, on October 26-28, 2006. 

The Essential Physics of the Human Body:  An Interactive Learning Module for Nursing and Health Science Students. A paper presented by  Dunning, J., Cherif, A., Jedlicka, Khalili, M., D. Aron, R. and Burrows. A paper presented at ACUBE 50TH Annual Meeting at Decatur, IL, on October 26-28, 2006. 

A Scientific "Holistic" Approach to Nutrition and Health.  A paper presented by Jedlicka., D., Cherif, A., Aron, R. and Burrows, F. A paper presented at ACUBE 50TH Annual Meeting at Decatur, IL, on October 26-28, 2006

Learning Science through Your Dinner Plate. 2005 NABT National conferences. Midwest Airlines Center.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Integrated Science:  A Thematic Approach to an Undergraduate Course Around the Human Experiences. . 2005 NABT National conferen.ces. Midwest Airlines Center.  Milwaukee,

Action Research As a Way of Supporting Faculty Professional Growth & Development.  A workshop conducted by Abour Cherif and Mary Pat Gar at the 27th Annual International Conference of the National Council For Staff, Program & organizational Development.  Kansas City, Oct. 20-24, 2004.

Leading Change: Supporting A New Model of Teaching and Learning-iOptimize;  A workshop accepted by of KSU Academic Chairpersons conference proposal Feb 9 – 11, 2005, to be conducted by Abour Cherif and Lin Stefurak.

Building Community Through New Faculty Development;   A workshop accepted by the 14th Annual Chair Academy Conference March 2-5, 2005 to be conducted by Abour Cherif and Lin Stefurak.

A Martian Invasion of Teachable Moments For Environmental Science.  A workshop conducted by Abour Cherif, Jerry Adams, David Morabito, and Robert Aron, at the 2004 NABT National Convention, Chicago Illinois, Nov. 11-13, 2004.

Which Tea Is Good For Me;  Learning Science In A Cup  of Tea.  A workshop conducted by Abour Cherif, Jo Suida, at the 2004 NABT National Convention, Chicago Illinois, Nov. 11-13, 2004.

The Best of Both Worlds: Implementing the iOptimize Integrated Learning System”.  A paper presented by Lin Stefurak and Abour Cherif at the 24th Annual Lilly Conference on College Teaching Nov. 18-20, 2004, Mimi University, Oxford Ohio.

DNA and Restiction Enzymes. A workshop given at the 2004 ISTA Annual Convention. Interstate Center. Bloomington, July 12-14, 2004.

Preparing faculty for entry level academic leadership positions.  Workshop conducted by Gialamas, S.  and Cherif, A.  at  ACUBE  46TH Annual Meeting in Columbia College Chicago, on September 12-14, 2002

Student Creative Final Projects as Effective Tools to Maximize Student Learning.  A paper presented by Siuda, J., Doering, S.  & Cherif, A., at at  ACUBE  46TH Annual Meeting in Columbia College Chicago, on September 12-14, 2002

Toward a better understanding of the environment.  A paper presented by Ofari-Omoah, B. , Cherif, A. & Adjibolosoo, S. at at  ACUBE  46TH Annual Meeting in Columbia College Chicago, on September 12-14, 2002

What is for Dinner?  Atoms and Molecules. A workshop given at 2001 ACUBE National Conference Association of Collegy and University Biology Educators.

DeVry University's iOptimize Integrated Learning System -  Supporting the Best of Both Worlds. A paper presented by Lin Stefurak, Abour Cherif, and  & Murkar, K. at the 2004 of THE Teaching In Higher Education Forum: E- Proceedings of Louisiana State University.

Water Purification Lab Investigation.  A workshop conducted by Cherif, A., Gerstner, C., Adams, G., & Cannon, C. at the 2004 ISTA Conference.

Compressed Mode Delivery Training Workshop conducted by Lin Stefurak and Abour Cherif at the DeVry Atlanta Campus on September   11, 2004.

Compressed Mode of Delivery Online Training Workshop.  Conducted by Karen Murkar and Abour Cherif for HIT faculty at the DeVry Atlanta Campus on August-September 2004. 

Product Knowledge Training Workshop for Deans/Associate Deans/Chairs. Conducted by Abour Cherif at Denver Colorado DeVry campus on September 14 -15, 2004.

The Status of the Math Curriculum At DeVry University and Its Relationship to Student’s Success and Retention.  Presented by Overbye, D. and Cherif, Abour  at DeVry University 2004 Academic Colloquium.  September 16, 2004.

Integrated Sciences – A Course for Undergraduate Students: Good Concept, Wrong Approaches; What is the Solution? Presented by Abour Cherif, Gerald Adams, Robert Aron, and Brain Saltzer at DeVry University 2004 Academic Colloquium, Wed. November 3, 2004.

How to Promote Diversity and Multiculturlasim In Biology Classroom. Workshop conducted by Abour Cherif at ACUBE, NABT, and NSTA.

The Integrating  Science and Mathematics Concepts, in Teaching Mathematics. Worksop conducted by Dr. S. Gialamas, Dr. A. Cherif, and Ms. A. Hanson, at the 77th Annual  Meeting of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Francisco,  California, Friday, April 23, 1999,


Presentation & Workshops:

Presentations and workshops were presented and or conducted in various professional state, national and international conferences and conventions throughout Canada and the United States. For example:

  • American Association of University Administrators Annual Assembly (AAUA)
  • Lilly National Conferences on Excellence In College Teaching & Learning
  • Lilly Regional Conferences on Excellence In College Teaching & Learning    
  • Association of College and University Biology Educators Annual Conventions (ACUBE).
  • THE Teaching In Higher Education Forum Annual meeting - Louisiana State University
  • A National Conferences On College Teaching And Learning (NCTL)    
  • Annual Conferences of  Midwest College Learning Centers Association (MCL),
  • Midwest Ecology and Evolution Association Annual Conventions (MEEA)
    *          The International Institute For Human Factor Development Society, Biannual International Conventions(IIHFD)
    *          National Association of Biology Teachers Annual Conventions (NABT)
    *          National Science Teachers Association Annual Conventions (NSTA)
    *          National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Annual Conference (NCTA).
    *          Illinois Science Teachers Association Annual Conventions (ISTA),
    *          Illinois Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development (IASCD- Elementary Level) 
    *          Illinois Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development (IASCD- Middle Level )
    *          Washington Science Teachers Association Annual Conventions (WSTA  ).
    *          The Geological Society of America - North-Central Section.
    *          Science In The South Conference at Southern Illinois University Annual Conventions (SSC)
    *          The International Institute For Human Factor Development - US- Chapter Conference (IIHFD-US)
    *          The National Multiage Continuous Progress (MCP)
    *          University of Victoria Conference On Ecology And Culture In Canada: To See Ourselves / To Save Ourselves. *            DeVry Institute of Technology Chairs Development Workshop.
    *          DeVry Institute of Technology Faculty Development Conference Annual Workshops.
    *          CATAYST- 90: B.C. Science Teachers and SFU-Faculty of Science Conference.
    *          It's Time for Science: SFU Elementary Science Summer Workshops.
    *          Evergreen State College Conference On Solving Environmental Problems: The Past Prologue To The Present.
    *          Simon Fraser University Conference For " New Designs For Learning (Oat Camp Chehalis)
    *          Columbia College Chicago - Retreat  Workshops. (Fall 1997).
    *          Columbia College Chicago Faculty Development Workshops.
    *          Columbia College Chicago Earth Day Celebration. 

More Examples of Workshops

  • New Applications of Action Research to Change Management in Higher Education.
  • Academic Quality Assurances In Colleges and Universities with Geographically Dispersed Locations.  
  • Integrating Chemistry and Microbiology in a Single Course for Nursing and Health Science Students.
  • Learning Science through Your Dinner Plate.
  • Integrated Science:  A Thematic Approach to an Undergraduate Course Around the Human Experiences.
  • Action Research As a Way of Supporting Faculty Professional Growth & Development. 
  • Leading Change: Supporting A New Model of Teaching and Learning-iOptimize; 
  • Building Community Through New Faculty Development.  
  • A Martian Invasion of Teachable Moments For Environmental Science.
  • Which Tea Is Good For Me;  Learning Science In A Cup  of Tea. 
  • The Best of Both Worlds: Implementing the iOptimize Integrated Learning System.
  • DNA and Restiction Enzymes.
  • What is for Dinner?  Atoms and Molecules.
  • DeVry University's iOptimize Integrated Learning System -  Supporting the Best of Both Worlds.
  • Water Purification Lab Investigation.
  • Compressed Mode Delivery Faculty Training Workshop.
  • Compressed Mode of Delivery Online Training Workshop.
  • Product Knowledge Training Workshop for Deans/Associate Deans/Chairs.
  • How to Promote Diversity and Multiculturlasim In Biology Classroom.
  • The Integrating  Science and Mathematics Concepts, in Teaching Mathematics.
  • Action Research Guideline To Improve The Scholarship of Teaching In Higher Education.
  • Action Research Guideline To Improve The Scholarship of Teaching Teaching Biology In The Classrooms.
  • The Physics and Biochemistry of Carbonated Soft Drinks.
  • Assessing Students Needs In the Classrooms.
  • Meals to Molecules: Making Sense of Basic Chemistry In Biology Classrooms.
  • Helping Faculty to Assess Their Students Needs In the Classrooms.
  • What On Earth Is Evolution: The Geological Perspective of Teaching Evolutionary Biology Effectively.
  • Digging In Time: Stories Fossils Tell.
  • Milk Madness:  The Thrill of Discovery Through Active Participation.
  • Cross Roads:  Learning From Real Life Cases of In Vitro Fertilization.
  • Learning Activities With Every Oil.
  • Doing Science With Carbonated Soda Drinks:  The Physics and Biochemistry of Soda Drinks.
  • Developing An Ecosystemical Awareness of Living Animals In Urban Cities.
  • Revisiting The Moon:  Interdisciplinary Activities For Learning The Geology of the Moon.
  • Conducting Successful Workshops About the Use of Learning Projects In Teaching and Learning.
  • Promoting Diversity Through The Teaching of Biology:  Examples From Columbia College Chicago.
  • The Power of Analogy In Teaching Biology.
  • Fossils: What Are They, and What is their Significance?
  • The Geological Perspective of Teaching Evolutionary Biology Effectively.
  • Effective Approaches In Teaching Chemical Reactions.
  • Semester Long  Creative: An Effective Educational Instrument For Maximizing Students'  Learning In Biology Classrooms.
  • From Los Anglus Zoo To The Classroom:  Using Real Cases In Teaching biology.
  • How Well Do You Know Your Fingerprint: Learning Science Through Hands-on-Minds-on Activities.
  • Teaching Light and Laser Concepts Through Guided Inquiry Approach For Conceptual Change. 
  • Can Human Factor Be Taught?
  • Plastic Recycling Opportunities in Economically Depressed Areas.
  • A Comprehensive general Education Curriculum For Students In Arts.
  • Making Sense of Density Around You.
  • Effective Approaches In Teaching Evolution Using Geological Perspectives.

                                                                  



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