TBR High Impact Practice Statewide Conference

The 2022 TBR Statewide HIP Conference is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators to come together to share evidence-based high-impact practice implementation and assessment. A focus of the statewide conference will be to highlight ways institutions can utilize teaching and learning centers to support faculty in providing quality HIP courses that reduce student equity gaps. Breakout sessions will include presentations focused on TBR designated HIPs with reports from recent SERS and Course Revitalization grant recipients on what’s working well and lessons learned. Faculty, staff, and administrators with an interest in scaling HIPs at their institution are encouraged to participate.


Conference Details, Registration & Travel Information

Access to Virtual Sessions can be found below within the agenda tab.

*Conference Registration is open to TBR Community College, TCAT, and System Office Representatives Only.

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm CST
Location: Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
Deadline to Register:
  • In-Person Attendees: December 20, 2021 - Closed 
  • Virtual Keynote Only Participants: January 9, 2022

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Dr. Melynda Conner, HIP Specialist

Travel Information


Those traveling from outside the middle TN area who have been selected as a member of their institution's in-person team will automatically have their name added to the hotel rooming list upon close of registration. Hotel confirmations will be provided in January prior to the conference. 


Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on the conference day. Those traveling in the evening before are eligible for meal reimbursement that aligns with the TBR travel policy.


All institutional attendees are eligible for mileage reimbursement. Campus teams should carpool and are eligible to receive reimbursement for up to 4 vehicles. 

Reimbursement Submission: 

Please follow your standard campus procedure to receive travel reimbursement. Your campus business office should submit 1 invoice on behalf of all attendees to TBR no later than March 1, 2022, to receive reimbursement. 


Time (all sessions in CST)


*denotes sessions that will be available virtually

Session Description Presenter(s) Session Link
8:00 - 8:30 am  Check-In / Breakfast      
8:30 am Opening Plenary : 

*Collaboration and Innovation: The Role of Community Colleges in a Digital Economy



Job Trends and the Global Shift is a project designed at Rockland Community College (RCC) to initiate change management to orient faculty to the academic needs for a global digital economy. RCC focuses on digital teaching and learning from the viewpoint of "technology as the great enhancer” while examining constraints with digital equity and workforce development in a digital economy.

Fabiola Riobe, Rockland Community College

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9:30 am 15 Minute Break      
9:45 am Breakout Session 1 Tracks:      

Study Abroad and International Education

Hear from two institutions about how to craft virtual study abroad and international education opportunities for students.

  • Jessica Miller, Southwest TN
  • Nona Shepherd, Northeast State

Technology Enhanced Learning

Hear from colleagues about how they are leveraging technology for student engagement in the classroom and learn more about the Cloud Range pilot program.

  • Chris Tingle, TBR
  • Raquel Adams, Southwest TN
  • Chuck Whiting, Motlow State

Undergraduate Research

Investigate ways to create HIP research that makes a unique contribution to the collective body of knowledge and learn more about UR at TBR institutions.

  • Alex Gorbunov, TBR
  • Elvira Eivazova, Columbia State
  • Eric Niemi, Chattanooga State

*CTL Directors/CAOs: Transforming the Culture - Addressing Issues of Equity in Faculty Professional Development

Learn about the process taken to create a sustained professional development program— an identity-based community of practice with faculty learning communities at its core.

Kirsty Fleming, Ph.D., California State University

CTL Director and CAOs Session Link 
10:45 am 15 Minute Break      
11:00 am Breakout Session 2 Tracks:      

Service Learning

Learn more about TBR’s service-learning data, Volunteer Tennessee’s service-learning pilot, and the TN Service-Learning Consortium.

  • Alex Gorbunov, TBR
  • Jim Snell, Volunteer TN
  • Kelly Ormsby, Volunteer State

Technology Enhanced Learning: Animated Video Technology, Storytelling and Student Engagement

Animated characters and 21st-century learning. Are you ready to increase student engagement? Discover how a university dean is leveraging animated video technology for classroom engagement. As the world expands its love of digital technology, faculty can learn how this method can transform their courses and their universities.

Regina Banks-Hall, Cleary University


Honors Education

Panelists will share evidence-based practices for Honors Programs and how to encourage student participation.

Victoria Bryan, Cleveland State
Jane Honeycutt, Northeast State
Juan Antonio Alonso, Chattanooga State


Student Employment

Learn about the value of student employment and NACE’s Career Competencies as we work towards making on campus student employment part of the student’s transcript.

Jennifer Lasater, NACE


CTL Directors/CAOs: Coding and IR Partnerships

Discuss HIP coding processes and working with IR departments to ensure students receive proper credit for HIP participation.

  • Chris Tingle, TBR
  • Matt Lexow, Southwest TN
  • Erin Bloom, Volunteer State
  • Anita Polk-Conley, Chattanooga State
11:45 am 15 Minute Break      
12:00 pm Plated Lunch/Roundtable Networking      
1:00 pm Transition Break      
1:15 pm Breakout Session 3 Tracks:



Global/Cultural Awareness:
The New Kid on the Block

This session will cover the basics of the newest HIP including a brief history and taxonomy overview, a discussion of how GCA can easily be incorporated and firmly implemented
into existing courses. As well as being sure institutions fulfill their institutional global and cultural awareness goals beyond the classroom.
  • Tracey Bradley, Pellissippi State (Moderator)
  • Oakley Atterson, Pellissippi State
  • Juan Antonio Alonso, Chattanooga State

Technology Enhanced Learning:
Utilizing e-Portfolio

Learn more about incorporating ePortfolios, their use and benefits, and the ePortfolio project at Auburn University.

Amy Cicchino, Auburn University


Work-Based Learning

A discussion of virtual internships and what work-based learning looks like across TN.

  • Shania Willyard, TBR (Moderator)
  • Rick Parrent, Volunteer State
  • Larry Flatt, Motlow State
  • Christy Ferguson, Nashville State
  • Kenneth Goldsmith, Chattanooga State

*CTL Directors/CAOs: Fidelity in HIP Assessment

Discuss how to assess the quality of high-impact practices on your campus and ensure equity within them as well.

Jillian Kinzie, Indiana University

CTL Director and CAOs Session Link 
2:15 pm Transition/ Breakout Sessions End      
2:30 - 3:30 pm


2:30 - 3:30 pm


3:30 pm Conference Wrap      




Keynote Presentation

Collaboration and Innovation: The Role of Community Colleges in a Digital Economy (Fabiola Riobe)


Breakout Session 1

Study Abroad and International Education

Technology Enhanced Learning (Cloud Range Pilot Program)

Undergraduate Research

CTL Directors/CAOs: Transforming the Culture - Addressing Issues of Equity in Faculty Professional Development (Kirsty Fleming)


Breakout Session 2

Service Learning

Technology Enhanced Learning: Animated Video Technology, Storytelling, and Student Engagement

Honors Education

Student Employment


Breakout Session 3

Global Cultural Awareness: The New Kid on the Block

Technology Enhanced Learning: Utilizing e-Portfolio

Work-Based Learning

CTL Directors/CAOs: Fidelity in HIP Assessment (Jillian Kinzie)

January 2022 Conference Resources

Resources will be available after the conference.


January 2021 Conference Resources

General Session Recordings

Keynote Presentations

Breakout Session 1

Teach Students, Not Content

Incorporating International Education in Virtual Environments

Course Revision Grant Group 1: HIPs in English

Breakout Session 2

Honors Online

Student Voices Project

Course Revision Group 2: HIPs in STEM

Breakout Session 3

Managing Service Learning

Course Revision Grant Group 3: HIPs in Social Sciences & Arts




Keynote Speakers

Fabiola Riobe

Fabiola Riobe is the Associate Provost of Academic Innovation, Online Education, and Global Opportunities at the State University of New York Rockland Community College (SUNY RCC). As an international researcher, expert, and education advocate, dignitaries, and executives across the world applaud her business acumen and academic accomplishments. A natural leader, Fabiola, is a powerhouse in the boardroom and a woman of action on the ground championing equity in education, cultural diversity, and financial independence at every level. In her previous role as the President of Community Colleges for International Development (CCID), she brought together some of the world's most leading education experts to foster the exchange of proven strategies and cultivate relationships within the education, business, and government sectors.

As a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award recipient, her passion for language instruction has gone unscathed. After leading many initiatives with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) enhancing educational technologies and language assessments, she migrated to North Africa. She was known there as "Madame Fabiola", the founding director and master teacher of the American Language Center of ELJ. She left a legacy that reinforced the relationship between the people of the Kingdom of Morocco and that of the United States of America through cultural exchange and language communities.

Raised in the outskirts of New York City, educated in Paris, Montreal, and Dakar, Fabiola has worked across the European and African continents. She has firsthand knowledge of the importance of technology and a global perspective in today's workforce and academic spaces. In her current role, Fabiola's rich multi-cultural heritage and blended family lineage are what fuels her passion for bringing about global competency in communities that need it most.

Regina Banks-Hall, DBA

Dr. Regina Banks-Hall is currently the Dean of Graduate & Professional Studies for Cleary University in Howell, Michigan.  She received her B.A. from Baker College in Flint, Michigan, her MBA from the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, in Flint Michigan, and her DBA from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Dr. Banks-Hall has co-authored and authored several anthologies on leadership, purpose, and destiny for women.  She is the author of Fall Forward Your Purpose is Waiting for You, and the author of Handle Your Business:  A Step-by-Step Blueprint for Small Business Startups.  

Dr. Regina Banks-Hall is a professor, certified motivational speaker, teacher, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team.  She is the Founder of RBH Professional Development Institute.  RBH Professional Development Institute provides leadership development, small business coaching, human resource management services, corporate training, vision board workshops and seminars for organizations and individuals.

In her spare time, she produces motivational videos, plays golf, and volunteers her time helping individuals discover their gifts and talents. You can reach Dr. Banks-Hall by email at rbanks-hall@cleary.edu, regina@rbankshall.com, or by phone at (866) 600-6322. 

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Amy Cicchino, Ph.D.

Amy Cicchino received her PhD in English from Florida State University. Currently, she is Associate Director of University Writing at Auburn University, an office under the Provost that supports ePortfolios, writing in the disciplines, the Miller Writing Center, and writing-enriched curriculum. Before working in higher education, Amy spent seven years as a English teacher, teacher trainer, and department chair. Her research takes up writing instruction, high-impact practices, ePortfolios, and writing administration and has been featured in publications

like the International Journal of ePortfolios, ePortfolio as Curriculum (2019), the Online Literacy Open Resource, and WPA: Writing Program Administration. She is active in HIPs in the States; the Association for Authentic, Experiential, Evidence- Based Learning; and the Association for Writing across the Curriculum.

Kirsty Fleming, Ph.D.

Kirsty Fleming,Ph.D. serves as the associate vice president for Faculty Affairs at CSU Long Beach, where she works to foster an inclusive climate through faculty professional development, faculty hiring, retention, reappointment, tenure, promotion, compensation, and labor relations. Previously, she served as dean of the College of Natural Sciences at CSU, San Bernardino, as Executive Director for the Kentucky Center for Mathematics, as a department chair at Northern Kentucky University and as a faculty member at Central Michigan University. Kirsty received her B.Sc. from the University of London and Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, both in mathematics.

Jillian Kinzie, Ph.D.

Jillian Kinzie, Ph.D. is Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute, Indiana University School of Education. She conducts research and leads project activities on the effective use of student engagement data to improve educational quality and issues of teaching and learning, and serves as senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) project. She is co-author of Assessment in Student Affairs (2016); Using Evidence of Student Learning

to Improve Higher Education (2015); One Size Does not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice, Second Edition (2014), and Student Success in College (2005/2010).

Jennifer Lasater

Jennifer Lasater, Vice President of the Center for Career Advancement, Purdue University Global and Past President, National Association of Colleges and Employers.

As Vice President of the Center for Career Advancement, Jennifer manages a team of 50+ staff at Purdue University Global, collaborating with employers, academics, and students to ensure successful graduate outcomes. Before joining Purdue Global, Jennifer held various roles in Career Services and has a background in recruiting and staffing

Jennifer is considered a national expert in Career Services and has been quoted for career-related articles in US News and World Report, Fast Company, CNBC, and The Chicago Tribune. Jennifer is an active member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), was nominated and elected to various roles on the Board of Directors and is the current past President of NACE.