At the fourth annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP) earlier this month, Finance and Economics major Caroline Sheldon '12 was the lone undergraduate chosen to present at the three-day event which showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today.
Over 900 people from 232 institutions in 27 countries attended the conference at Virginia Tech's Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER). A total of 240 presentations highlighted the research of scholars from around the world.
Sheldon was accompanied by Stonehill Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Executive Director of the Sustainable Management & Measurement Institute (SUMMIT) Brian Glibkowski, who she worked closely with on a research project titled "The Evidence Matrix: a Framework to Encourage the Use of all Forms of Evidence to Improve Student Work."
Their research focused on a four-step model to improve the quality and understanding of a subject area for students, approaching the areas with more student-relevant evidence rather than scholarly evidence. Sheldon and Glibkowski used Stonehill students in an Organizational Behavior course to conduct their research. The project, which was sponsored by SUMMIT, was translated from Glibkowski's own research on Evidence-based management as it relates to the business world.
Sheldon and Glibkowski were able to attend the event with the financial help of Stonehill's Center for Teaching and Learning.
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