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Past Events

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

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, ways that various departments at KSU will support you in and out of the classroom, and to network with other part-time faculty members.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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, ways that various departments at KSU will support you in and out of the classroom, and to network with other part-time faculty members.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

KSU Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's internal online course reviews using the Quality Matters rubric. This certification includes two required components. The first part is delivered as a two-week online course, includes a review of the QM program and its guiding principles, and is delivered in the Quality Matters Learning Management System (Moodle). We will also examine the national QM review process, delve deeper into the general standards, and participants have the opportunity to practice writing feedback and reviewing a sample course. The second part is an online module. This component explains the internal review process and allows participants to apply the skills learned in the online workshop. Participants find this aspect of the workshop very valuable. 

Prerequisites for being a peer reviewer include:

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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211

You are invited to a retreat for early career full-time faculty. This day-long event will feature workshops on writing narratives for multilevel promotion and tenure reviews, navigating the grant process, reducing stress, and teaching for learning at KSU. The retreat includes an off-campus luncheon at a nearby restaurant.

The agenda is created by early career faculty colleagues who are members of the 2018-2019 Quick Starters Early Faculty Learning Community, and will be announced in early Spring 2019.

Space is limited and registration will open in early spring 2019.

Last Year's Featured Speakers:

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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop is designed for full-time faculty on the tenure track who will be submitting their portfolios in Fall for a multiyear review. While all the rules, schedules, forms and procedures can be found in the Faculty Affairs website, preparing all the relevant documentation is a momentous endeavor that can generate questions and perplexities. Furthermore, the P&T narrative is a genre few faculty are practiced in. We will review requirements and timelines, as well as share common pitfalls and suggestions for crafting an effective portfolio.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop is designed for full-time faculty on the tenure track who will be submitting their portfolios in Fall for a pre-tenure review. While all the rules, schedules, forms and procedures can be found in the Faculty Affairs website, preparing all the relevant documentation is a momentous endeavor that can generate questions and perplexities. Furthermore, the narrative is a genre few faculty are practiced in. We will review requirements and timelines, as well as share common pitfalls and suggestions for crafting an effective portfolio. Full-time non-tenure track faculty in departments that require a third year review should consult with their chairs to understand the expectations for that review.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop is designed for full-time faculty on the tenure track who will be submitting their portfolios in Fall for a multiyear review. While all the rules, schedules, forms and procedures can be found in the Faculty Affairs website, preparing all the relevant documentation is a momentous endeavor that can generate questions and perplexities. Furthermore, the P&T narrative is a genre few faculty are practiced in. We will review requirements and timelines, as well as share common pitfalls and suggestions for crafting an effective portfolio.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop is designed for full-time faculty on the tenure track who will be submitting their portfolios in Fall for a pre-tenure review. While all the rules, schedules, forms and procedures can be found in the Faculty Affairs website, preparing all the relevant documentation is a momentous endeavor that can generate questions and perplexities. Furthermore, the narrative is a genre few faculty are practiced in. We will review requirements and timelines, as well as share common pitfalls and suggestions for crafting an effective portfolio. Full-time non-tenure track faculty in departments that require a third year review should consult with their chairs to understand the expectations for that review.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Roswell River Landing

The Faculty Women of Color Leadership and Advancement Program with generous support from the Kathryn Epps Memorial Fund, the Epps Family, the Faculty Development and Recognition Program, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, will hold the Kathryn Epps Faculty Wellness Retreat: Sustaining our Sisters (S.O.S.) on May 8, 2018 from 8:30am to 5:00pmThe aims of the retreat are to: (1) introduce practices shown to increase well-being, focus, and productivity; (2) provide a supportive environment where faculty can share their challenges and successes in the academy; and (3) facilitate networking and connection opportunities. 

Event Location:
Roswell River Landing
245 Azalea Drive
Roswell GA 30075

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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Higher education in the United States continues to shift from monocultural to multicultural. Part of this shift is the increased presence of faculty who have lived experiences or cultural identities connected to many parts of the world. International faculty bring rich perspectives and experiences that enhance the learning environment for students and contribute to institutional goals, particularly at a time when global engagement is being emphasized. In this workshop, we will explore the challenges and rewards of being an international faculty member and offer ways in which international faculty can use their cultural identities and experiences to 1) expose students to different worldviews and experiences, 2) expand the scholarship of teaching and learning through different lenses, and 3) create global institutions that match the interconnectedness of a global society.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop is designed for full-time faculty not on the tenure track who will be submitting their portfolios in Fall for a promotion review. While all the rules, schedules, forms and procedures can be found in the Faculty Affairs website, preparing all the relevant documentation is a momentous endeavor that can generate questions and perplexities. Furthermore, the narrative is a genre few faculty are practiced in. We will review requirements and timelines, as well as share common pitfalls and suggestions for crafting an effective portfolio.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop is designed for full-time faculty not on the tenure track who will be submitting their portfolios in Fall for a promotion review. While all the rules, schedules, forms and procedures can be found in the Faculty Affairs website, preparing all the relevant documentation is a momentous endeavor that can generate questions and perplexities. Furthermore, the narrative is a genre few faculty are practiced in. We will review requirements and timelines, as well as share common pitfalls and suggestions for crafting an effective portfolio.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Stephen D. Brookfield's book, The Skillful Teacher, discusses considerations about teaching online. These include setting expectations, grading, and interactivity. In this workshop, we will explore Brookfield's literature and support it with discussions about technologies used to enhance online courses. Dr. Jeanne Bohannon will share her expertise on incorporating technology into her f2f classes.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Interested in exploring the idea of teaching in a learning community? As a high-impact practice, learning communities benefit students in multiple ways, but also benefit the faculty who teach in them by providing a framework for cross-disciplinary connections. In this workshop, we will consider how you might be able to turn an area of interest into a learning community. In addition, Dr. Vaught will demonstrate how he, in collaboration with colleagues, has effectively designed multiple learning communities for maximum student impact.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Location: 
CETL House #54: Book Chat room

Why do you do what you do? Simon Sinek's book Start With Why explains the need to establish your why in your work. He frames this discussion in the model of The Golden Circle. The Book Chat discussion with explore the what, how, and why in our work, and how we direclty and indirectly share our why with others.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual


By registering for Part 1 here, you are also agreeing to complete Part 2 of this workshop. You are automatically enrolled in Part 2.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

Featuring Dr. Lisa Kastello's art exhibit, "101 Ways to Recycle a Dissertation: Transforming the Academic into the Visual," this workshop explores the relationship between graduate student research and undergraduate teaching. Participants will create research artifacts to use in their current or future classrooms.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar discussion/workshop addresses topics raised in The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (Berg & Seeber 2016). After discussing factors that affect a graduate student's quality of life and academic performance, participants will be introduced to several approaches intended to improve a graduate student's experience.

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Monday, March 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

In this webinar you can experience what it might be like to work in an online Team-Based Learning classroom. This session 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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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 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.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Carmichael Student Center - Leadership Room

All leaders need to inspire trust in order to be effective. Research shows there are several layers to trust, cognitive, affective, and value-based, each salient in certain situations. Using presentations, case studies, and other activities, in this workshop we will unpack the concepts of trust and trustworthiness, and discuss research-based strategies to foster a culture of trust.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Inappropriate comments, cheating, lack of engagement . . . instructors often face problematic student behaviors. Do you know how to handle unexpected challenges? In this webinar, 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. This webinar will address problematic student behaviors that occur in online and face-to-face classes.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Narrative is often overlooked as a pedagogical approach. This webinar explores the use of narrative to introduce a lesson, bridge a case study activity, illustrate a concept, reinforce a teaching principle, and create classroom community. Participants will reflect upon and create purposeful narratives to enhance undergraduate teaching in all disciplines.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

An effective teaching presentation that works for a range of audiences is essential for an academic job search. This workshop is intended to help you design a versatile and powerful teaching demo for your classroom or your job search.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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. (See below for the all online three week option). 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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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve assignments to give students useful feedback while reducing the time and effort of grading? We will discuss how to design rubrics and checklists to grade student work and will provide numerous examples that you can readily adapt to your own courses.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Introverts are some of the most creative and productive people, but are often stereotyped as shy and forced to navigate work and class environments designed for extroverts. With the rise of group work in classes, emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, and open discussions of often contentious issues in faculty meetings, introverts can feel marginalized. Yet, this need not be the case. In this book Susan Cain examines the power of introverts and how they can leverage their strengths to thrive in these contexts. She also provides valuable incites for extrovert faculty who work with and teach introverts.

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Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve assignments to give students useful feedback while reducing the time and effort of grading? We will discuss how to design rubrics and checklists to grade student work and will provide numerous examples that you can readily adapt to your own courses.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Small changes prompt big results in teaching. Drawing from ideas in James M. Lang's Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, we will identify and share ways to turn ‘so-so’ lessons into more effective teaching activities.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Studies show class climate significantly affects student learning, performance, and retention not only in face-to-face classrooms, but online as well (Ambrose, et al., 2010). This webinar with Dr. Laura Davis, the winner of KSU's 2017 Outstanding Teacher award, explores ways to create an explicitly inclusive (warm) climate in an online classroom.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #54: Book Chat room

Students are coming out as trans* in college at much higher rates than in the past, and many eductors feel unprepared to reach them. This book is a great resource in that direction. Rather than looking at trans* students from a deficit perspective, as problems needing to be accommodated, Z Nicolazzo uses a framework of resilience and agency to shape hir empirical study. The book also provides a glossary and answers to commonly asked questions about gender beyond the binary.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:15am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Have you found yourself telling your students they should study two hours for every one hour of class time… that they should know their learning style… that they should listen to classical music while they complete their math homework… and then wondered if your words of advice are actually true? Join us for this fun, informative workshop. We will even ensure that we use more than 10% of our brains to decide whether the evidence supports or rejects these and other learning myths!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this workshop, participants will reflect on their beliefs about teaching and learning, identify theorists that align with their views, and articulate concrete ways their philosophy is enacted in online or traditional classroom settings. This workshop is designed for all graduate students interested in teaching or preparing their materials for a job search.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 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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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Authentic assignments are designed to encourage students to develop and apply their knowledge and skills to real or simulated situations. Dr. Anne White will share her course assignments and simulations. Join our interactive workshop to draft course assignments that engage and motivate students and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning (Brookfield).

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Teaching students to think critically and examine their own assumptions is something that most faculty in higher education are striving to achieve. In his book The Skillful Teacher, Stephen Brookfield writes, "Thinking critically is a basic survival skill of adult life." Please join us as we examine and discuss how to effectively teach critical thinking to our students. Author of the book, Why Brilliant People Believe Nonsense, KSU faculty member Steve Miller will help facilitate the discussion and share his own experiences and results in teaching critical thinking.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Participants in this workshop will identify ways to integrate informal, formative writing activities in STEM classes to improve and measure student learning (writing-to-learn). In addition, participants will develop specific strategies to efficiently design and assess formal writing assignments (learning-to-write).

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Friday, January 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Tenure and promotion to full are tremendous accomplishments, but what comes next? Once the celebration ends, service committments tend to build-up. Many faculty have overextended themselves for so long, they have habitualized the prioritization of work over other important persuits. Whether you have just achieved tenure or are nearing retirement, it is important to reflect on your body of work with an eye toward legacy-building. Participants in this workshop will identify how to leverage what matters most to build a fulfilling academic legacy.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This book is the foundation for this year's eponymous workshop series focusing on teaching techniques. Moving from a research-based perspective, Dr. Brookfield unpacks skillful teaching in all its formats (lectures, discussions, group work etc). This Book Chat is structured in two parts, one per semester. Part 2 covers chapter 2 (the 4 assumptions of skillful teaching) and chapters 11 to 20. Participants can sign up for either one or both.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Creating a detailed lesson plan provides instructors with a guide for what and how students will learn in that particular session and how the class will progress. In this workshop, we will examine the basics of lesson plan creation and walk through the steps of writing a useable lesson plan for one class meeting. Come with ideas and we will move through the process together, from identifying the goals of the session, planning the activities, and determining how student learning will be assessed.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
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. (See below for the all online three week option). 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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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Creating a detailed lesson plan provides instructors with a guide for what and how students will learn in that particular session and how the class will progress. In this workshop, we will examine the basics of lesson plan creation and walk through the steps of writing a useable lesson plan for one class meeting. Come with ideas and we will move through the process together, from identifying the goals of the session, planning the activities, and determining how student learning will be assessed.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Problem-based learning, first introduced in medical schools, is a pedagogical approach which strives to make the classroom student-centered and the learning experience relevant to real life situations. Dr. Wynn will demonstrate how he applies this pedagogy in his history courses. We will examine the evidence for the effectiveness of this technique as well as ways to incorporate it in various disciplines.

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Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
MS 118

If you use or might be interested in using Learning Assistants (LAs) in your course, this workshop will help you capitalize on opportunities to utilize them most effectively. Join us to learn about a variety of ways you can use LAs and give them the authority they need in assisting your students appropriately. We will discuss and apply several research-based strategies and instructional design principles that can empower your LAs to lead different types of learning activities and help your students learn successfully.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The most successful educators treat lectures and discussions as conversations with their students (Bain, 2004). This webinar focuses on designing punctuated lectures that blend class discussion to boost student engagement and improve learning.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development Committee (FDC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 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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Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

One of the factors that affect the quality of online courses is instructor facilitation. There are many aspects of facilitation that contribute to a successful online course. This workshop is designed for faculty members who are teaching a course they developed or one a colleague created. We will look at why it is important to focus on course facilitation, what successful facilitation looks like, ways to provide effective feedback, creating a sense of community, time management strategies, and how to ensure instructor presence in an online course. This workshop would be appropriate for anyone getting ready to facilitate an online course, or in the beginning stages of doing this.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development Committee (FDC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

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. You will not register for Part 2.

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