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Day 1 : 28 June (Thursday)

TIME ACTIVITY
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome remarks – Why have Communication-intensive Courses @HKU?

Prof. Grahame Bilbow
Director, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL)

9:30 – 10:30 The “what, why, and how” of C-I Courses @LSU

Ms. Rebecca Burdette
Director, Communication across the Curriculum, Louisiana State University (LSU)

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee/Tea break
10:45 – 12:00 Workshop 1: What are the characteristics of a C-I Course?

Participants will evaluate a course syllabus and determine its fit to C-I course principles.
Facilitators: Dr. Michelle Raquel (Project Leader, Communication-Intensive Course Initiative @HKU) and Dr. Tracy Zou (CETL)

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Join-the-Conversation: Approaches to integrating communication skills in HKU courses

Each presenter will talk for 6 to 8 minutes about the communication-rich components of courses they have personally designed, as they are reflected in the learning outcomes of these courses, and in the learning and assessment tasks undertaken by students on these courses.
Facilitators: Dr. Michelle Raquel and Dr. Tracy Zou
Panel speakers:
Mr. Ken Ho (CAES)
Dr. Alex Webb (Faculty of Science)
Dr. Paul Wong (Faculty of Social Sciences)
Ms. Rebecca Burdette (LSU)

2:00 – 3:00 Welcome remarks – Why have Communication-intensive Courses @HKU?

Participants will discuss in small groups how their courses fit the C-I course principles.
Facilitator: Ms. Rebecca Burdette

3:00 – 3:15 Coffee/Tea break
3:15 – 4:15 Join-the-Conversation: Written + Visual/ digital literacies

This session will focus on written and visual/ digital literacies. Each presenter will talk for 6 to 8 minutes about their focus on one or more of the domains and the assessment components.
Facilitators: Dr. Miranda Legg (Acting Director, CAES) and Dr. Tracy Zou
Panel speakers:
Ms. Kit Chan (Faculty of Education)
Dr. Ellie Law (CAES)
Dr. Yuen-Yi Lo (Faculty of Education)
Prof. Gina Marchetti (Faculty of Arts)
Dr. Timothy Wotherspoon (Faculty of Science)

4:15 – 4:20 Wrap up

Prof. Grahame Bilbow

Day 2 : 29 June (Friday)

TIME ACTIVITY
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome remarks

Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren

9:15 – 10:15 Voices from your service providers

This session will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about resources at HKU that support students’ communication skills development.
Facilitator: Dr. Michelle Raquel
Panel speakers:
Digital literacy (Mr. Patrick Desloge, CAES)
Writing Centre (Mr. Sam Cole, CAES)
CAES advisory zone (Mr. Gagandeep Singh, CAES)
TELI’s support on digital literacy (Ms. Andrea Qi, TELI)
Learning Environment Services (Ms. Toni Kelly, LES)

10:15 – 11:15 Join-the-Conversation: Spoken + Visual/ digital literacies

This session will focus on oral and visual/ digital literacies. Each presenter will talk for 6 to 8 minutes about their focus on one or more of the domains and the assessment components.
Facilitators: Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren (Director, Common Core) and Dr. Michelle Raquel
Panel speakers:
Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)
Dr. Henry Lau (Faculty of Engineering)
Dr. Eva Ng (Faculty of Arts)
Mr. Matthew Pryor (Faculty of Architecture)

11:15 – 12:45 Break + Booths + Workshop 3: Getting it done

Participants are encouraged to use this time to document ideas, collaborate with colleagues, build their courses, and consult the C-I Committee. Participants can also feel free to visit the booths set up by the support units.
Facilitators: Dr. Tracy Zou, Dr. Michelle Raquel, and Mr. Simon Boynton
Booths: Digital literacy laboratory, Writing Centre, CAES Advisory Zone, and LES services

12:45 – 1:00 Closing remarks

Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren