Kennesaw State University

Past Events

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

This workshop will provide strategies for teaching large classes with a learning-centered approach. Large classes present challenges for instructors and learners alike, and many instructors struggle with how to scale up the active learning pedagogy that is effective in their smaller classes. Participants will discuss their own challenges in this regard, consider the literature on effective teaching practices for large classes, and work together to identify solutions to the challenges discussed.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00am to Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #54: Book Club Room

Join us for a discussion of Brené Brown’s book, Rising Strong, which focuses on powerful narratives of individuals who have expressed grit, determination, and the willingness to share their stories of success and failure. We will relate the themes and ideas from the book to our own experiences and talk about how we can use them to inspire our students.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Michael Reder (2006) states that assigning student writing is an “efficient way not only to engage students with the content of the material they are learning but also to foster the development of the thinking abilities we want in our students.” Participants in this workshop will discuss research-based strategies for designing, assigning, and responding to student writing in our various disciplines. We will examine ways to scaffold writing-to-learn activities with longer writing assignments. We will also practice teacher-friendly strategies for responding to student writing.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This Online Course Development Workshop is a three-week online workshop and is one pathway to online teaching certification at KSU. This training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online Courses which provides a framework for designing, developing, and improving online courses. This is the only CETL workshop that will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.

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Monday, April 3, 2017 - 8:00am to Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Meeting
Campus: 
Location: 
KSU Center Room #400

Held on Mon. April 3 and Tue. April 4, this Teaching Academy will introduce you to research on student learning, information processing and skill development, and to teaching strategies tailored to foster deep lasting learning in your students. Rather than simply listening to presenters, the sessions will be very interactive, and there will be time during the two days dedicated to apply the theories and research to your own courses.

Some of the topics discussed will include:

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #54: Book Club Room

Dr. Huston states: “Men and women approach decisions differently, though not necessarily in the ways we have been led to believe. Stress? It actually makes women more focused. Confidence? A healthy dose of self-questioning leads to much stronger decisions. And despite popular misconceptions, women are just as decisive as men — though they may pay a price for it.” This book club will explore how the decision making process differs between men and women, and we will apply those insights to the classroom.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

The brains of most of our students in the classroom are still developing. Leveraging this fact, the instructional choices me make can either help to accelerate student learning and growth or act to hinder it. This workshop will provide faculty of all disciplinary backgrounds with an introduction to the several essential student development theories and will include a discussion of teaching approaches based on the theories.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Linda Nilson developed Specifications Grading, a course grading system that is designed to maintain high academic standards, align final grades to student achievement of the course learning outcomes, increase student motivation to complete quality work, and reduce grading time for faculty. Could this system work for your courses? Learn more by participating in this webinar.

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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

By registering for the correlated component (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. There is no Part 2 on this website. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

As part-time faculty members, we have to be efficient as we prepare for class, communicate with our students, and grade student work. In this workshop, we will discuss practical strategies part-time faculty can use to save time planning and preparing for class. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to share their own strategies and will also leave with tools they can use to plan and deliver their courses.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

College teachers are well aware that students learn best when they are not fearful or anxious. We also know students lives may be affected by poverty, addiction, interpersonal violence, divorce, or the death of a family member or friend. Drawing upon developmental theories and recent studies about grit (Stoltz 2014) and perseverance through stressful times (Brown 2015), this webinar offers tools for teachers to discuss grades, classroom performance, or learning strategies for students in crisis.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Feeling too busy to redesign that in-class activity or grade that recent quiz? "Welcome to a gold mine of insights into strategies for how to have more energy, be more relaxed, ...and get a lot more accomplished with much less effort." Join us to tap into a bit of this gold mine as we discuss Getting Things Done: the art of stress-free productivity by David Allen.

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Often times during class instructors are wondering if students are listening and understanding the course content. By using interactive technologies in class, instructors can get feedback from their students to measure the level of learning taking place. In this webinar, we will introduce different web-based technologies to formatively assess students during class.

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

In addition to having been the QEP for the last ten years, Global Learning is also one of the High-Impact Practices. Study abroad is usually an intensive way of promoting global learning, but you do not have to send your students abroad to promote global understanding. In collaboration with the Division of Global Affairs, this workshop will unpack global learning as a pedagogy to understand why it is so powerful, what it can do for your students, and how you can incorporate it in your courses and/or get involved with the DGA programs and initiatives.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

This workshop will provide an introduction and overview of theory, research, and best practice literature with the goal of providing the information necessary to understand who first-generation students are and to identify strategies for fostering their success both in- and out-of-the-classroom.

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Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #54: Book Club Room

"One cannot expect positive results from an educational . . . program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people." Join us for a discussion of Paulo Freire's classic book, The Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and contemplate how the world view of our students influences the way they receive and perceive their education.  

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Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

One of the ten “high-impact practices” is to explore “difficult differences ” such as racial, ethnic, and gender inequality, or continuing struggles for human rights, freedom, and power. This exploration is crucial in today’s multicultural society, but while this pedagogy has empirically documented impact in the classroom and can push students to develop critical thinking skills, it can also backfire if the exploration is not effectively structured.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

In an increasingly noisy world, “There are many reasons why bringing silence into university classrooms might be a smart move,” according to Helen Lees (2013). Research on silence as a pedagogical approach ranges from intentionally inserting pauses into the curriculum to developing more sustained approaches to silent observations or reflection. Participants will talk about how we might purposefully integrate silence to not only enhance student learning but also to challenge our assumptions about the quiet students in our classrooms.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

By registering for the correlated component (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all components of the workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

Linda Nilson developed Specifications Grading, a course grading system that is designed to maintain high academic standards, align final grades to student achievement of the course learning outcomes, increase student motivation to complete quality work, and reduce grading time for faculty. Could this system work for your courses? Learn more by attending this workshop.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Come experience what it might be like to work in a Team-Based Learning classroom. The experience will be based in part on actual coursework from the facilitator’s nuclear engineering courses which were redesigned to be modeled after the Team-Based Learning approach of Michaelsen and Knight. However, the workshop is designed to appeal to a broad audience. In Team-Based Learning, the use of activities drives much of the instruction through extensive use of cooperative teams to enhance learning.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Have you ever told your students they are smart? How do you praise student performance? How do students respond to challenges in your class? This workshop will focus on Growth Mindset research from Carol Dweck. We will explore what it means for you to have a growth mindset and how you can encourage this mindset with your students.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

As part-time faculty members, we have to be efficient as we prepare for class, communicate with our students, and grade student work. In this workshop, we will discuss practical strategies part-time faculty can use to save time grading. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to share their own strategies and will also leave with tools they can use in their courses.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber argue in The Slow Professor (2016) that "In the corporate university, power is transferred from faculty to managers, economic justifications dominate, and the familiar 'bottom line' eclipses pedagogical and intellectual concerns. Slow Professors advocate deliberation over acceleration. We need time to think, and so do our students.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated component (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. There is no Part 2 on this website. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This "high-impact webinar" will highlight strategies and documented best practices that can be applied in any course, regardless of discipline or modality, to engage first-year students.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Join us as we unpack the meaning and purpose of the High-Impact Practice of community engagement. In this workshop, we will describe the spectrum of community engagement efforts students might undertake in your courses. We will also connect you with resources that will support you in your efforts to help students meaningfully engage with the community outside of the university. Finally, we will spend time creating an action plan for developing and implementing your own community engagement project.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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Monday, January 9, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Were you hired after new faculty orientation? Have you been teaching at KSU for years and never attended an orientation? Were you not able to make orientation because of other obligations? Now is your chance! Join us to hear about resources at KSU that can help you to innovate and improve your teaching and the various departments that will support you in and out of the classroom during this mini-orientation session.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 2:55pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber argue in The Slow Professor (2016) that "In the corporate university, power is transferred from faculty to managers, economic justifications dominate, and the familiar 'bottom line' eclipses pedagogical and intellectual concerns. Slow Professors advocate deliberation over acceleration. We need time to think, and so do our students.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development & Awards Committee (FDAC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for construction applications.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

How can we help students "own" their learning? Leverage social learning theory! Collaborative learning among students on assignments and projects is a high-impact educational practice that can be implemented in a variety of ways in a variety of content areas. Benefits include building authentic work-place skills, exposure to varied perspectives and valuable insights from other students, and the potential to learn more effectively than one could on their own.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Participants will learn strategies for collecting evidence of their teaching effectiveness such as classroom assessment techniques, peer review of course materials, and documenting changes in student behaviors and performance in the classroom. We will also examine recent alternatives to exploring teaching effectiveness, such as the Teaching Practices Inventory (Wieman & Gilbert, 2014) and the Teaching Balanced Score Card (Hughes & Pate, 2013).

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Laura Rendon's book Sentipensante (sensing/thinking) pedagogy offers a holistic approach to teaching in higher education. Rendon's hybrid memoir and research study proposes a vision of higher education that balances the relationship between intuition and intellectualism. Described as "a pedagogy that embraces wholeness, social justice, and liberation," Rendon describes how to integrate a consonant pedagogy that prepares students for civic action, sustainability, and community building.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Well-designed capstone courses, projects, and internships provide opportunities for seniors to integrate and apply what they've learned in their majors. The presenters will discuss various models for desigining capstones and internships that promote integrative learning and its application.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This Online Course Development Workshop is a three-week online workshop and is one pathway to online teaching certification at KSU. This training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online Courses which provides a framework for designing, developing, and improving online courses. This is the only CETL workshop that will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Angela Duckworth has spent many years studying what predicts high levels of success. She has found that those among us who reach the highest levels of achievement demonstrate over time a combination of interest, practice, purpose and hope - or what she terms "grit." Gritty people focus on one thing and continue in the face of adversity. They may get disappointed, but do not remain so for long. They continue to practice despite setbacks because they are not only interested but also find meaning in what they do.

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

*Session Registration Closed.

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Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development & Awards Committee (FDAC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for construction applications.

Part Time Faculty Note:  This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

*Session Registration is closed.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

Part Time Faculty Note: This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

What's the trouble with grades? Walvoord and Anderson (2010) state, when we talk about grades, educators have student learning most in mind. However, our students may have different perspectives about grades. Participants in this webinar will discuss grading processes and products that spur communication with students. We will identify research-based tools and strategies to motivate and engage students in grading practices to improve teaching and learning in our classrooms.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Join us for a discussion of ways to improve student learning and engagement through High-Impact Practices (HIPs), managing high expectations for students, and focusing on improvement and alignment of learning experiences, with the goal of achieving excellence in undergraduate education.

Part Time Faculty Note: This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

What's the trouble with grades? Walvoord and Anderson (2010) state, when we talk about grades, educators have student learning most in mind. However, our students may have different perspectives about grades. Participants in this webinar will discuss grading processes and products that spur communication with students. We will identify research-based tools and strategies to motivate and engage students in grading practices to improve teaching and learning in our classrooms.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop will focus on the best practices and research associated with three high-impact educational practices: first-year seminars, learning communities, and common intellectual experiences.

Part Time Faculty Note: This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Linda Nilson describes a course grading system that is designed to maintain high academic standards, align final grades to student achievement of the course learning outcomes, increase student motivation to complete quality work, and reduce grading time for faculty. Could this system work for your courses? Join the discussion!

Part Time Faculty Note: This workshop is uncompensated. Part-time faculty who participate will not be compensated but should still enter participation hours in the time management system.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The Online Course Development Workshop is a two-week online/f2f workshop and is one pathway to online teaching certification at KSU. This training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online Courses which provides a framework for designing, developing, and improving online courses. This is the only CETL workshop that will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.

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