Call for Workshop Proposals

 CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

DEADLINE: November 4, 2019

13th Annual AKA Leadership Workshop

January 24-25, 2020

"Promoting Physical Activity through Kinesiology Teaching and Outreach:

An Eye toward the Future"

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Pre-Workshop Sessions

January 23-24, 2020

Pre-Workshop 1

"Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention, and Career Trajectories" 

Pre-Workshop 2

"Facilitating and Highlighting Faculty and Student Research in Kinesiology"     

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The American Kinesiology Association's 13th Annual Leadership Workshop will bring together over 100 Kinesiology leaders, administrators, and faculty who are committed to advancing our discipline as a unified field of study. It provides unique opportunities to network and share ideas with others engaged in university administration and those wishing to increase their knowledge and skills for effective administration of Kinesiology departments. Preceding the Leadership Workshop will be two pre-workshop sessions geared to unit heads and undergraduate (Pre-workshop 1) and graduate program directors (Pre-workshop 2).

The focus of the academic discipline of Kinesiology is the study of physical activity and human movement. Given the importance of physical activity to human health, this year's main workshop will focus on the role of Kinesiology departments in the promotion of physical activity through teaching and outreach activities. Are we addressing current trends, using innovative approaches, and tackling major challenges such that our Kinesiology units are leading national efforts to promote physical activity and quality human movement? This AKA Leadership Workshop will provide insight into the best practices, benefits, challenges, and innovative opportunities associated with Kinesiology activities in this area.

 

Session Formats

Theme-focused Sessions  

These 75-minute sessions focus on specific themes. Presenters should address the theme and then allow for participation by attendees through group discussions, case studies, and other interactive approaches. A full-length session consists of presentations from 1-3 individuals followed by attendee participation.  For example, a topical session may include two or three 15-minute presentations followed by a 30-minute case study.

Theme-focused Sessions must focus on one of the following main topics:

Promoting Physical Activity through General Education Courses  (e.g., challenges, benefits to the department, accessibility issues, demonstrating the health/wellness impact)

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE): Preparing Teacher and Physical Activity Professionals to Promote Physical Activity in School-based Settings (e.g., what is the state of PETE?; expanding the scope and opportunities for PETE programming)

Physical Activity Programming for Faculty and Staff: What are Best Practices and Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

Collaborative Opportunities with other Departments and or Off-campus Entities: Examples and Best Practices

Other topics related to the main theme of promoting physical activity through Kinesiology teaching and outreach

 

Brief Communications or Roundtable Discussion Sessions

Brief communications will be 10-minute slide presentations. Roundtable discussions will be interactive sessions for 10-15 minutes that are led by the presenter around a particular theme. Several “rounds” of discussions with attendees rotating from table to table will occur.   

Brief Communications and Roundtable Discussions must focus on one of the following topics:

Promoting Physical Activity through Community-based Programming (e.g., before and after school programs; volunteer organizations; adult-based programming)

Physical Activity Programming for Individuals with Disabilities

Effective Partnerships with Campus Recreation: Examples of "Win-Win" Programming

Promoting Physical Literacy in Kinesiology Students: Pros and Cons

Promoting Physical Activity through Policy Development at the Local, State, and National Levels: What is the Role of Kinesiology Faculty and/or AKA?

Other topics related to the overall theme of promoting physical activity (e.g., hot topics, controversial issues)

 

Promoting Physical Activity through Exercise is Medicine on Campus (e.g., what is the future of EIMOC; pros and cons of EIM messaging; benefits of EIM programming; best practices for EIM)

Physical Activity Programming to Improve Mental Health: How Kinesiology Departments Play a Role

Innovative approaches and perspectives related to above listed topics

Click here to submit a proposal for the Leadership Workshop

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Pre-Workshop Session 1

January 23-24 

"Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention, and Career Trajectories"

Pre-Workshop Leader: Dr. Karen Meaney, Texas State University 

Overview

Our Kinesiology academic units play a key role in helping to prepare the next generation of professionals in allied health and medicine, fitness and wellness, sport management, physical education teaching, and a variety of other careers that significantly impact human health and well-being. Kinesiology units across the country at all levels (i.e., undergraduate, master's, or doctoral granting) are experiencing very high enrollments which put a strain on resources. These conditions emphasize the need for our undergraduate programs to be highly efficient and effective in how we recruit and retain students as well as assist our students with career placement. This Pre-Workshop will provide members with cutting- edge information on best practices and innovative approaches for recruitment, retention, and career placement of our students.

Pre- Workshop 1 Session Formats

 

Brief Communications or Roundtable Discussion Sessions

Brief communications will be 10-minute slide presentations. Roundtable discussions will be interactive sessions for 10-15 minutes led by the presenter around a particular theme. Several “rounds” of discussions with attendees rotating from table to table will occur. 

 Brief Communications and Roundtable Discussions must focus on one of the following topics:

Recruiting Underrepresented Students in Kinesiology

The Role of Advising in Recruiting and Retaining Students

Successful Retention Strategies

Meeting the Needs of Kinesiology Students who Will Not Succeed in Admission to Physical Therapy School

Utilizing Data Analytics for Assessing Student Performance

Innovative Strategies for Assisting Students in Job Placement and Admission to Graduate School

 

Tracking Post-graduate Careers and Graduate Education of Kinesiology Students

Other topics related to the overall theme of undergraduate recruitment, retention, and career trajectories

Click here to submit a proposal for Pre-Workshop Session 1

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Pre-Workshop Session 2
 

January 23-24

"Facilitating and Highlighting Faculty and Student Research in Kinesiology"

Pre-Workshop Leader: Dr. Barry Braun, Colorado State University

Overview

Kinesiology departments conduct and disseminate basic and applied research focused on the study of human movement and physical activity. Through our collective work representative of all Kinesiology sub-disciplines, we are playing a key role in the advancement of human health and knowledge production. Yet, many Kinesiology academic units struggle with: 1) how to leverage their research productivity to get strong buy-in from the upper administration, 2) how to address space and equipment issues, 3) how to provide adequate time and incentives for faculty research, 4) how to support graduate students, and 5) other challenges. As well, our research is often the best kept secret in terms of its accessibility from outside stakeholders who can be potential partners. This Pre-Workshop will focus on best practices and innovative strategies for Kinesiology leaders to facilitate and highlight faculty and student research.

Pre-Workshop 2 Session Formats

Brief Communications or Roundtable Discussion Sessions

Brief communications will be 10-minute slide presentations. Roundtable discussions will be interactive sessions for 10-15 minutes led by the presenter around a particular theme. Several “rounds” of discussions with attendees rotating from table to table will occur. 

Brief Communications and Roundtable Discussions must focus on one of the following topics:

Promoting/Facilitating Research with High Teaching Loads, Limited Resources, etc.

Making the Case to the Upper Administration for Lab and Equipment Resources to Conduct Research: Examples of Success Stories and Effective Strategies

Promoting Graduate Student Research

Promoting Undergraduate Student Research

 Administrative Strategies to Increase Research Productivity: Incentives, Effective Buyout/Salary Release Policies, Mentoring, etc.

Other topics related to  the overall theme of  "Facilitating and Highlighting Faculty and Student Research in Kinesiology"     

Click here to submit a proposal for Pre-Workshop Session 2