Active Learning Academy Achievements


  1. Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant 2019 – $67,000
  2. UNC Press Thomas W. Ross Fund Publishing Grant 2019 – $3,500


  1. Keith-Le, J. A. & Morgan, M. P. (Eds.) (2020). Faculty experiences in active learning: A collection of strategies for implementing active learning across disciplines. UNC Press.
  2. Cook, B. R., & Babon, A. (2017). Active learning through online quizzes: Better learning and less (busy) work. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 41(1), 24-38. doi:10.1080/03098265.2016.1185772
  3. Jason, K., & Epplen, S. N. (2016). Interrogating ourselves in a racialized world: Using personal experience to improve students’ understanding of racism. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2(4), 584–590.
  4. Rusche, S. N., & Jason, K. (2011). You have to absorb yourself in it: Using inquiry and reflection to promote student learning and self-knowledge. Teaching Sociology 38(4), 338-353.

Conference Presentations

  1. Keith-Le, J. A., Preville, R., & Zuber, P. (2020, March). Leveraging people, space, and systems to ignite active learning. EDUCAUSE ELI Meeting, Bellevue, WA.
  2. McCullough, H., Keith-Le, J.A., & Preville, R. (2019, February). Active learning academy: Promoting student success through engagement. UNC System Student Success, Chapel Hill, NC.
  3. Peach, H. (2019, February). The use of adaptive learning in a large top 40 course. Second Annual Digital Learning Forum. Charlotte, NC.
  4. Jason, K. (2018). Addressing resistance in active learning classrooms: Student, faculty, and administrative push back. Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  5. Jason, K. (2018). Overcoming Racialized and Gendered Challenges in the Classroom and in Research. The 16th Annual Africana Studies Symposium, Charlotte, NC.
  6. Jason, K. (2017). Discussant, Panelist, and Facilitator for the Section on Teaching and Learning. American Sociological Association Preconference, Montreal, QC, Canada.
  7. Jason, K., Wisner, E., & Asala, K. (2017). Increasing Retention, Engagement, and Buy-in: A Case for Active Learning. UNC Charlotte, Center for Teaching and Learning’s Active Learning Expo, Charlotte, NC.
  8. Jason, K. (2016). Active learning classroom, revealed. UNC Charlotte, Center for Teaching and Learning’s Midday Mini-conference, Charlotte, NC.
  9. Wayland, C., Walker, L., & Ferrara, A. (2015). The Effects of Race and Gender on TBL Peer Evaluations. The Team Based Learning Collaborative Annual Meeting, Clearwater, FL. (Invited Presentation)
  10. Wayland, C., Walker, L., & Ferrara, A. (2014). Opening the Black Box: How Gender and Race Mediate Collaborative Learning in the Classroom. The Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Wilmington, NC.
  11. Wayland, C., Walker, L., & Ferrara, A. (2013). Gendering the Team Based Learning Classroom. The National Women’s Studies Association Meetings, Cincinnati, OH.

ALA Events and Symposia

  1. Hobgood, B. (2020, January 30). The Impact of Active Learning Spaces on Student Engagement. UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
  2. Active Learning Academy Fall Kick-Off (2019, September 16). UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
  3. Active Learning Academy Fall Kick-Off (2018, September 5). UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
  4. Merlin-Knoblich, C. (2018, November 13). Flipped Learning 101. UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
  5. Jason, K. (2018, March 26). Conquering the active learning experience: What should I know? How can I do better? UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
  6. Active Learning Academy Spring Expo (2018, May 2). UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
  7. Active Learning Academy Conference (2016, April 8). UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.