The University of Findlay’s Cara
Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of health science, and Christine M.
Denecker, Ph.D., associate professor of English, recently hosted a professional
development workshop at the biennial convention for The Honor Society of Phi
Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for
all academic disciplines — on Aug. 11, in St. Louis, Mo.
The workshop, “Meeting Them Where They
Are: Millennials and Technology Etiquette in the Classroom,” helped
participating professors prepare for classroom challenges arising in a
technologically changing society.
During the interactive workshop, Davies and Denecker discussed how to harness
technology for educational purposes and set appropriate boundaries for use of
technology in the classroom. Through real-world examples of challenges faced
today, participants of the workshop walked away with knowledge of how to
effectively manage these new classroom challenges on a daily basis.
The workshop was hosted during the second day of the society’s two-day
convention, which brought together more than 300 guests including 177 chapter
delegates. The event also featured a keynote address from retired NASA
astronaut Wendy Lawrence, as well as presentations by award winners from Phi
Kappa Phi’s grant programs, regional meetings, ideas for strengthening
chapters, and elections for the new board of directors.
in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and
most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The
Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North
America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10
percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty,
professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also