Text: 7th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference. Thorny Thresholds: Identity, Transfer, Assessment. June 13-16, 2018. Miami University

7th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference

Conference Theme: Thorny Thresholds: Identity, Transfer, Research, Assessment

Date: June 13-16, 2018

Location: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA


Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, June 13

  • Morning: Workshops on threshold concepts, decoding the disciplines, and transfer of knowledge
  • Afternoon: Workshop on research and assessment of threshold concepts
  • Evening: Opening keynote: Ashley Finley on meaningful assessment of deep learning

Thursday, June 14

  • Opening keynote: Jessie Moore on transfer of threshold concept-related knowledge
  • Concurrent sessions

Friday, June 15

  • Concurrent sessions
  • Closing session with roundtables, showcase of planned research projects, and responses to questions posed by the opening speakers

Saturday, June 16

  • Optional events in the area

Keynote Speakers

Ashley Finley is Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Dominican Experience at Dominican University. She is the National Evaluator for the Bringing Theory to Practice Project and previously served as Senior Director of Assessment and Research at AAC&U.

Jessie Moore is director of the Center for Engaged Learning and associate professor of English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric at Elon University. Her recent research examines transfer of writing knowledge and practices, multi-institutional research and collaborative inquiry, writing residencies for faculty writers, the writing lives of university students, and high-impact pedagogies. She is the co-editor of Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer (with Chris Anson, The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2016) and Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning in Higher Education (with Randy Bass, Stylus, 2017).