Kennesaw State University

General Faculty Development

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Panel
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

Panelists discussing this timely topic will roundly explore how we employ, avoid, or confront discomfort in the college classroom. Topics will include teaching from a “pedagogy of discomfort;” student and instructor discomfort; the didactic benefits of making students comfortable; diversity and inclusion in the college classroom; safe spaces; trigger warnings, power dynamics, and more. Join us for a lively and much-needed discussion on the topic of discomfort in the college classroom!

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Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

If your students often skip the readings in your class, or if they struggle to comprehend the content of text when they do read, this workshop is for you. In the workshop we will illuminate factors that make it difficult for students to comprehend what they are reading, discuss research-based approaches that support students’ comprehension of text, and plan strategies to help your students comprehend the readings for your course.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this workshop, author and fellow KSU faculty member Dr. Seneca Vaught will take us through the argument in his new book. We will consider the hidden costs of college and the shortcomings of considering education merely as a commodity, paying particular attention to groups of students who regularly shoulder more of that cost. We will broaden the definition of investment, moving from a guild mentality to considering long-term returns beyond financial earnings, so that we can have productive conversations with our students about the value of their education.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop highlights important components of the educational research process, often referred to as the Scholarship of Teahcing and Learning (SoTL). Building on participant backgrounds in scholarly teaching, we will highlight key aspects of carrying out various types of SoTL work (from the very small and personal to the very large and collaborative). Throughout, we will work together in groups to support each other as we generate personal plans for moving forward in our teaching and learning journeys. These plans will incorporate elements of SoTL that will help us investigate the impact of our pedagogical practices on teaching and learning.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic 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. During the workshop, participants will experience a number of important elements in the Team-Based Learning approach. This includes the Readiness Assurance Process, completing team-activity worksheets, and peer review of team members. In addition, the facilitator will share anecdotal and other basic evidence of how the course setup positively impacts student performance.

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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

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, October 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Are your students unprepared for class? Do they fail to turn in simple assignments? Do they seem disengaged? Resentful? How can we get our students to care about our class as much as we do? How do we spark motivation in students who seem “entitled” and “uninterested”?

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Peer coaching is a form of feeback that uses other faculty/staff to collect and provide assessment about areas you have targeted in your teaching. Benefits of this type of collaboration include: obtaining valuable feedback on your classroom performance, introducing others to new educational practices, modeling the value of assessment to the learners in the classroom, and quick propagation of ‘best practices’ within a community of educators. In this workshop, participants will learn about the principles behind peer coaching, tips on implementation, and get to see the process for producing and reporting peer coaching feedback.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop is designed to help participants choose and use a variety of assessment tools and techniques for STEM courses that can help us better understand our students’ performance in the classroom. We will discuss important concepts underpinning successful classroom assessment, describe a variety of classroom assessment tools and techniques for STEM courses, and note connections to helpful literature. During the session each participant will have an opportunity to articulate their own assessment needs, select several options for their own course from among a variety of effective assessment tools and techniques, and plan for initial implementation of one or two tools and techniques.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
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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