FaCET - Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET)

University of Missouri-Kansas City
Miller Nichols Library, Room MNL 122 800 East 51st Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Phone: 816-235-5362

Location: FaCET is located in the UMKC Miller Nichols Library, Room 122, in the northeast corner of the main floor.

Fourth Annual Greater Kansas City Conference on Teaching and Learning Featuring Laurie DiPadova-Stocks

Fourth Annual Greater Kansas City
Conference on Teaching and Learning

Saturday, May 1, 2010 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Fees: $35 (includes lunch and materials)
» Register Online: Although you can register online, we ask that you mail your registration fee of $35.00 (which pays for snacks, lunch, and materials) to the address shown on the online registration form. 

Hosted by: Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET)

UMKC Administrative Center, 5115 Oak Street
Second Floor Conference Center
Kansas City, Missouri  64110

Questions? Please call (816) 235-5362

Conference Agenda

[Download Conference Schedule as PDF]

8:00-8:45 REGISTRATION (Lobby) and POSTER SETUP (All Rooms)
8:50-9:00 Plaza Room
GREETINGS: Deborah Smith, UMKC FaCET Director
9:00-10:00 Plaza Room
KEYNOTE: “Preparing Learners for an Unscripted Future”
Laurie DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D.
» Read Bio
10:00 – 11:00 All Rooms
11:00 – 11:45


  • Brookside Room
    Developing SoTL Inquiry Projects
    Jennifer Santee, UMKC

  • Plaza Room
    Mapping Curricula
    Andria Stokes, Avila University

  • Hyde Park Room
    Preparing Students to Succeed in the Major
    Paul Atchley, University of Kansas
11:45 – 1:30 Lobby & All Rooms
Conference Attendees Bring One Assignment / Lesson to Modify
Work Group Session Facilitated by Dr. Laurie DiPadova-Stocks
1:30 – 2:30 All Rooms
2:30 – 3:15


  • Plaza Room
    SoTL and General Education Reform
    Emily Donnelli, Park University

  • Brookside Room
    Assessing Student Learning
    Deborah Smith, UMKC
3:15 – 3:45 Plaza Room
3:45 – 4:00 Plaza Room

About the Speaker: Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D.

Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks, Ph.D. is Dean of the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs (HSPA) and professor of public administration at Park University. HSPA houses the Master of Public Affairs degree, the Master of Healthcare Leadership degree, a premier adult professional degree-seeking program for undergraduates, as well as the Center for Leadership. In 2006 she launched the Unscripted Future Initiative at Park University, calling attention to the profoundly relentless changes experienced in many arenas of life: the economy, globalism, employment, climate change, technology, and others.  She is published in scholarly journals and is a nationally known presenter at academic conferences. As of July 1, she also assumed leadership of the Graduate School at Park. 

Previous to her appointment at Park University, she served as Founding Director of the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement at Northern Kentucky University, where she launched NKU’s service-learning program. 

While deputy director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah, she conducted statewide research on the impact of welfare reform on charitable organizations in Utah. This research was the first in the U.S. to find that middle class families were increasingly going to charities for help. In recognition for her efforts, she received the Dan Wendleboe Award for Continuous Community Service from the Bennion Center at the University of Utah.

Dr. DiPadova-Stocks is known as an outspoken proponent for the central role of civic engagement in public affairs, and the moral responsibility of higher education and the professions to address societal and human needs.  She is regarded as one who successfully combines teaching, engagement, and scholarship with administration.

She has made dozens of presentations to academic audiences on civic engagement, service-learning, and the central role of faculty in a democracy.  She is recent past representative on the National Council (Board of Directors) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), board member of Kansas City Consensus, and is co-chair of the National Council of Scholars of Presidents Park in Williamsburg, Virginia.  She represents the Hauptmann School on the Advisory Committee of ONE KC Voice in Kansas City.

She is published in a variety of academic journals, including Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management History, Human Resources Management Journal, the American Sociologist, and the International Journal of Organizational Analysis

In 2006, she received the prestigious lifetime service award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management, as well as the Distinguished Extended Learning Leadership Award of Excellence, an Outstanding Alumnus Award of the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy of the State University of New York at Albany.  In 2007, she received the Public Administrator of the Year Award—Academic, given by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of ASPA.

DiPadova-Stocks earned her Ph.D. in public administration and policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany.

Register for the conference
by April 23, 2010