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  • Time and Date: 9:00 – 16:20, 23 May 2019 (Thursday); 9:00 – 13:00, 24 May 2019 (Friday)
  • Venue: Ingenium (Multi-purpose area), 2/F, HKU Main Library
  • Keynote Speaker: Prof. Deanna Dannels
  • Guest Speaker: Prof. Steve Walsh


Day 1 : 23 MAy 2019 (Thursday)

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 Keynote: Talking the talk: A disciplinary approach to communication knowledge, skills, and attributes

Professor Deanna Dannels (Keynote speaker)
Professor of Communication and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
North Carolina State University

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee/Tea break
10:45 – 12:00 Workshop 1: Identifying communication knowledge, skills and attributes

Facilitators: Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES), Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES), Dr. Tracy Zou (CETL)

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Join-the-Conversation: How do I embed communication-rich components in a C-I course? (Sample CI courses)

Facilitator: Prof. Grahame Bilbow
Panel speakers:
Dr. Evan Pickett (Science, CC)
Dr. Alex Webb (Science)
Mr. Mathew Pryor (Architecture, CC)

2:00 – 3:00 Workshop 2: How classroom interactions enhance the development of communication literacies

Professor Steve Walsh (Guest speaker)
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong

3:00 – 3:15 Coffee/Tea break
3:15 – 4:15 Join-the-Conversation: What learning activities do I use to teach communication literacies?

Facilitators: Dr. Miranda Legg (Acting Director, CAES)
Panel speakers:
Dr. Ellie Law (CAES – Science)
Mr. Nik Ettel (Architecture)
Prof. Gina Marchetti (Arts, CC)
Dr. Gavin Coates (Architecture, CC)

4:15 – 4:20 Wrap up

Prof. Grahame Bilbow

Day 2 : 24 May 2019 (Friday)

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

Dr. Miranda Legg (CAES)

9:15 – 10:15 Workshop 3: Designing a CI Course: A Focus on Pedagogy

Prof. Deanna Dannels (NCSU)

10:15 – 10:25 Break
10:25 – 11:15 Join-the-Conversation: What do communication-rich assessment tasks and assessment rubrics look like in a CI Course?

Facilitator: Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)
Panel speakers:
Mr. Colin Tait (CAES – Arts)
Mr. Sony Devabhaktuni (Architecture, CC)
Dr. Masayo Kotaka (Medicine, CC)

11:15 – 11:45 Roundtables: Voices from your service providers

Facilitator: Mr. Simon Boynton (CAES)
Panel speakers:
Digital literacy (Mr. Patrick Desloge, CAES)
Writing Centre (Mr. Sam Cole, CAES)
Speaking Studio (Ms Heidy Wong, CAES)
CAES advisory zone (Mr. Albert Wong, Dr. Aditi Jhaveri, CAES)
TELI (Dr. Leon Lei, Ms. Andrea Qi)
Library (Ms. Annabelle Pau)

11:45 – 12:45 Workshop 4: How do I badge my course?

Facilitators: Dr. Michelle Raquel (CAES)
Panel speakers:
Dr. Paul Wong (Social Sciences)
Dr. Angela Yuen and Dr. Karen Mak (Science, CC)

12:45 – 1:00 Closing remarks

Dr. Nicol Pan (Common Core)

HKU staff and invited guests only.

For information, please contact:

Mr. Thomas Lau , CETL

Phone: 3917 4807; Email:​

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