Virtual and In-Person Presentations

Invite Dr. Harrington to speak at your college or university.  If you'd like to see her in action, visit the teaching resources page for links to recorded presentations. 


Contact Christine at 732.690.2090 or to discuss presentation options.  Below are the most frequently requested topics.

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The student voice is often missing from conversations about student success.  Come hear stories from 50 students attending various colleges and universities across the nation about what professors can do to motivate and engage students.  Discover the research evidence behind the strategies suggested by students and walk away with an action plan to increase student engagement. During this session, we’ll cover a lot of ground- from first day of class activities to the power of relationships and teaching strategies and learning tasks.

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Don’t stop lecturing!  Research shows that lecturing is one of the best ways to teach novice learners (also known as first-year students).   Come explore how to maximize the effectiveness of your lecture by activating prior knowledge, zooming in on the most important concepts, integrating brief opportunities to reflect and process information, effectively using multi-media, and incorporating retrieval practice opportunities.  You’ll walk away with several easy-to-implement strategies designed to increase learning.

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During this engaging presentation, participants will learn what the research says about the purpose and power of the syllabus.  Specifically, we'll focus on how the syllabus can be used as a motivational tool.  Research-based ideas on how to construct an effective syllabus will be shared.  For instance, there will be a discussion about what type of information and what level of detail to include on the syllabus.  Participants will walk away inspired to make the most of this important document and will have several practical ideas about how to do so.

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Feedback is one of the most powerful ways to learn, yet students are not offered enough opportunities to benefit from feedback.  During this workshop, we'll explore the value of feedback and several strategies to increase feedback opportunities for students while not overly taxing instructor time.  Specifically, we'll discuss linked assignments, finding opportunities for verbal feedback, and strategies to increase the effectiveness of peer feedback.

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Active learning is a “buzz” word we frequently hear in education but what really works?  This extremely interactive workshop will get you involved and engaged with research on active learning and group strategies. The emphasis will be on putting research into practice and applying findings to your educational setting.   Roll up your sleeves and get ready to mix it up with many group activities you can bring back to your classroom!

Upcoming Presentations

Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, February 15- 19, 2021

Stylus Publishing Webinar, February 24, 2021 (FREE!)

League for Innovation at the Community College, March 1-3, 2021

Washington Center for Student Success, April 7, 2021, and May 12, 2021

Midwest Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference Keynote Presenter, South Bend, Indiana April 9, 2021

New England Transfer Conference Keynote, April 14, 2021

Santa Ana College, CA, April 16, 2021

Transformative Learning Conference Keynote Presenter, Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN 8.19.21

Previous Conference Presentations

American Psychological Association Annual Convention

Annual Conference of the First-Year Experience (Plenary)

Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology Conference

Bronx Community College Excellence

College Reading and Learning Association

Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (Keynote)

Engaging Learners in the 21st Century Conference 

Innovative Educators

Jobs for the Future Policy Meeting

Leadership Symposium at Mercer County Community College (Plenary)

League for Innovation in the Community College

Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching (Plenary)

NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising

New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates

New Jersey Council of Community Colleges Best Practices

NJPA CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association)

POD Network Conference

Two Year First Year Conference

Previous Presentations at Colleges and Universities

Atlantic Cape Community College, NJ

Bergen County College, NJ

Brescia University, KY

California State University, Stanislaus CA

Camden County College, NJ

Chippewa Valley Technical College, WI

Central Oregon Community College, OR

Catawba College, NC

College of St. Elizabeth, NJ

College of Charleston, SC

Columbia University, NY

Community College of Philadelphia, PA

Connecticut Center for Student Success

Cumberland County College, NJ

Daytona State College, FL

Devry- Mirimar FL

Harrisburg Area Community College, PA

Herkimer County College, NY

Hudson County Community College, NJ

Inter-American University, Metropolitan Campus, Puerto Rico

Joliet Junior College, IL

Kansas State University, KS

Kean University, NJ

Lee College, TX

Metropolitan Community College, MO

Michigan Technological University, MI

Montclair State University, NJ

New York City College of Technology, NY

Northeast State Community College, TN

Norwalk Community College, CT

Ocean County College, NJ

Quinnipiac University, CT

Raritan Valley Community College, NJ

Salem Community College, NJ

Sam Houston State University, TX

State University of New York- Oneonta and Cobbleskill, NY

Stockton University, NJ

Temple University, PA

Texas Wesleyan University, TX

The College of New Jersey, NJ

Trinity University, Washington DC

University of Central Florida, NY

University of Houston, TX

University of South Carolina, SC

University of South Carolina Upstate, SC

University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, WI

University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, WI

University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin System- Faculty College, WI

University of St. Thomas, TX

Utah State University, UT

Warren County College, NJ

William Paterson University, NJ

Westchester Community College, NY

Worchester State University, MA

York College, PA