Kennesaw State University

Marietta

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 1:25pm to 2:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

When you receive your course evaluation report, do you immediately jump to the mean scores? Do you compare yourself to department means? Do you ignore the student comments in favor of the numerical data? Is the first time you solicit student feedback at the end of the semester? If so, you may not be getting the full picture of how students respond to your teaching. Attend this workshop to build strategies for obtaining midterm feedback, interpreting your data and banishing course evaluation misconceptions.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Engaging students through active learning has been shown to improve learning outcomes across many contexts. Perhaps the largest set of active learning approaches uses collaborative learning techniques. Collaborative Learning Techniques is a handbook grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning that introduces teachers to 30 different collaborative learning techniques. Each technique includes organized information on what to do, how to do it, and why it is important to student learning. Underpinning all of these techniques, the authors also offer practical advice on how to form groups, assign roles, facilitative team success, and grade student participation.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop provides an overview of three fundamental High-impact practices (HIPs): undergraduate research, internships, and community-engaged service learning. Students who participate in HIPS demonstrate greater persistence and appreciation for diversity. Participants will explore ways to incorporate these experiential practices in their traditional or online courses.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

As our modern lives become busier and the fast-paced world in which we live draws our attention in multiple directions, we have to make choices about what we will do and how we will spend our time. College students are no different. If faculty want students to prioritize their courses, come to class prepared, and spend adequate time on assignments and studying, it is helpful to understand how human motivation works. This 75-minute workshop will introduce several motivation theories and provide opportunities for faculty to identify ways in which they can enhance and direct student motivation to increase engagement in their courses.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative fosters learning through participation in high impact experiences in undergraduate research, internships/co-ops, and service learning. It’s About Engagement is integral to KSU's mission and vision to "offer high-quality and productive undergraduate ... and co-curricular programs" that "empower the members and graduates of the university community to have the vision, ability, and courage to transform the future." In this workshop, we will explore how It’s About Engagement relates to our own contexts by investigating these questions:

  1. What are the goals and objectives of KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative?
  2. How do faculty and students participate in It’s About Engagement?
  3. What are the characteristics of an It’s About Engagement course?

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Friday, April 19, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:45am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Using small group collaborative learning can be a transformative experience for our students, but how do we ensure it is transformative in a good way? In the seminal text "Team-Based Learning: a Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching", Michaelsen, Knight, and Fink provide a comprehensive set of guidelines for incorporating formal teamwork into college courses. Topics addressed include specific procedures to help form groups and turn them into high-performing teams, to the "4S" rules for designing effective in-class activities, to discipline-specific recommendations and lessons learned, and more. Come and share your thoughts about how techniques from this book can help crank up learning in your course.

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Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop is designed to help participants choose and use a variety of tools and techniques for assessing student learning in STEM courses that can help us better understand our students’ performance in the classroom, and also contribute to assessment needed for specialized accreditation such as ABET or NAAB. We will discuss important concepts underpinning successful classroom assessment of student learning, describe a variety of tools and techniques for STEM courses, and note connections to helpful literature. During the session each participant will have an opportunity to select several potential new assessment tools or techniques for their own course, and plan for potential initial implementation for one or two of those tools and techniques.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 3:45pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Have you taught a class where students are highly engaged and are outperforming your expectations? What is so special about that class? How can you document what is happening so you can reproduce that impact in the future? In this workshop we will discuss the components of conducting scholarly action research in the classroom. We will also study several examples of successful applications for Institutional Review Board approval that you may be able to adapt to your own classroom research. Participants will leave with the beginning of an action plan to turn what started as a successful class into a scholarly paper as well.

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Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Instructors are learning new ways to help students become resilient in the face of failures. Join us for a workshop that provides a framework for flipping the mindset on failure. We will explore strategies to integrate into your current course design. Additionally, we will provide some background on the Complete College Georgia and Momentum Year.

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Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Employing active learning techniques does not automatically produce high quality learning, nor does it necessarily contribute to a productive academic mindset in students. While a large body of research shows that incorporating active learning techniques into the classroom can significantly improve student achievement of learning outcomes, how can we use it to produce a productive academic mindset as well? In this workshop we will explore how we can create productive academic mindsets by engaging students in ways that really make a difference. Specifically, we will consider three components identified in the research that teachers can influence student mindset in the classroom: emotional engagement, cognitive-emotional engagement, and behavioral engagement.

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