Kennesaw State University

Past Events

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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Monday, October 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Have you ever wondered how some people manage to get so much done while others seem to work harder and accomplish less? In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer-prize winning author, Charles Duhigg examines the science behind habit formation and reveals how you can apply this information to create productive habits that will help you transform your career and your life!

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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
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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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Undergraduate research is a high-impact educational practice that leads to deep, meaningful learning for students (Kuh, 2008). This workshop will be focused on how faculty can get started in mentoring undergraduate researchers, how to work with teams of researchers, and how to embed meaningful undergraduate research experiences into your courses. Kennesaw State University will be hosting the largest undergraduate research conference in the country in 2019; let's start now in making our campus the epicenter of transformative undergraduate research experiences.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This event is part of a series. You must register for Part 1 in the series (Sept 20). Please see Part 1 for a full description of this workshop.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

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 workshop offers tools for teachers to discuss grades, classroom performance, or learning strategies for students in crisis.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Do your students come to class not having done the reading? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? How can we get our students to care about our classes as much as we do? In this workshop, we will examine a few theories of motivation that may help explain some of these student behaviors. Then we will work together to brainstorm ways we can use this new knowledge to bring out the best in our students.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Do your students come to class not having done the reading? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? How can we get our students to care about our classes as much as we do? In this workshop, we will examine a few theories of motivation that may help explain some of these student behaviors. Then we will work together to brainstorm ways we can use this new knowledge to bring out the best in our students.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This session is FULL.

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Do your students come to class not having done the reading? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? How can we get our students to care about our classes as much as we do? In this workshop, we will examine a few theories of motivation that may help explain some of these student behaviors. Then we will work together to brainstorm ways we can use this new knowledge to bring out the best in our students.

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Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The facilitation of discussion is a teaching technique that many of us use in our classes. Yet, so often we don't draw out the level of engagement we would like to see from our students, either in terms of quality or distribution of participation throughout the class. This short webinar highlights simple, yet effective, discussion facilitation and note-taking practices from the literature and the facilitators' teaching experiences.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

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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Tag: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
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.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

From student misbehavior to technology issues to cheating on tests, knowing what to do when those unexpected challenges pop up in our class is important. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of problems that might arise over the course of the semester, some pre-emptive strategies you can implement to help avoid issues, how to handle situations in the moment, and who to follow up with after class is over.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

SESSION IS FULL. NEXT AVAILABLE WORKSHOP BEGINS OCT 12, 2016.

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Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

From student misbehavior to technology issues to cheating on tests, knowing what to do when those unexpected challenges pop up in our class is important. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of problems that might arise over the course of the semester, some pre-emptive strategies you can implement to help avoid issues, how to handle situations in the moment, and who to follow up with after class is over.

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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

From student misbehavior to technology issues to cheating on tests, knowing what to do when those unexpected challenges pop up in our class is important. In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of problems that might arise over the course of the semester, some pre-emptive strategies you can implement to help avoid issues, how to handle situations in the moment, and who to follow up with after class is over.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Were you hired after 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 learn ways that various departments at KSU can support you in and out of the classroom during this virtual mini-orientation session.

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