Kennesaw State University

Past Events

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This twelve-week non-credit module is geared toward equipping Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are interested in teaching with basic pedagogical skills. At the end of this series, students should be able to (a) Articulate a rationale for student-centered teaching and active pedagogies; (b) Describe basic cognitive and motivational mechanisms determining student learning; (c) Generate a variety of teaching strategies that will be effective in your particular course; and (d) Generate a variety of assessment strategies to measure and extend student learning.

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Friday, October 19, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Advising can be so much more than checking requirements off a list. Indeed, student retention theories point to it as a major factor in retention and eventual graduation. Unfortunately, advising does not receive the attention it deserves. In this workshop, we will be joined by Professors Dean Adams from Theatre, Performance Studies and Dance, and Jeffrey Helms from Psychology. They will facilitate an exploration of advising challenges, opportunities, and strategies.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

If you consider yourself international faculty, whether because you were born outside the US, you speak a second (or third, or...) language, or for any other reason, please join us.We will meet the new Chief Diversity Officer, Erik Malewski, discuss the unique needs of international faculty, and ways to address them.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Looking for a way to get your students excited about learning and to revitalize your classroom pedagogy? If so, community engaged pedagogy could be the solution. This workshop offers strategies for getting started.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL Lab

The Incentive Funding Awards for Research and Creative Activity program provides up to $8,000 per project to assist faculty in implementing innovative scholarship that demonstrates Kennesaw State University's commitment to the Boyer Model of Scholarship (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Integration and Scholarship of Engagement/Application). In advance of the application deadline (November 5, 2012), we are offering a workshop designed to assist you with the development of your application. The workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development & Awards Committee (FDAC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications. If you plan to submit an application, we strongly encourage you to attend one of these workshops.

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Monday, October 15, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This twelve-week non-credit module is geared toward equipping Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are interested in teaching with basic pedagogical skills. At the end of this series, students should be able to (a) Articulate a rationale for student-centered teaching and active pedagogies; (b) Describe basic cognitive and motivational mechanisms determining student learning; (c) Generate a variety of teaching strategies that will be effective in your particular course; and (d) Generate a variety of assessment strategies to measure and extend student learning.

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL Lab

The Incentive Funding Awards for Research and Creative Activity program provides up to $8,000 per project to assist faculty in implementing innovative scholarship that demonstrates Kennesaw State University's commitment to the Boyer Model of Scholarship (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Integration and Scholarship of Engagement/Application). In advance of the application deadline (November 5, 2012), we are offering a workshop designed to assist you with the development of your application. The workshop will review key components of the application, Faculty Development & Awards Committee (FDAC) submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications. If you plan to submit an application, we strongly encourage you to attend one of these workshops.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Does critical thinking need to be encouraged? Can you get by without creativity in the classroom? What about disruption in the normal classroom setting? Do students really need to be innovative? This workshop will invite you to question the usual, dive into the unknown, and seek answers to the unformulated. The take away: renewed energy for teaching, thoughts for introducing critical thinking into college curriculum, tips about creativity for you and your students, and some disruptive thinking that might lead to innovation.

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Monday, October 8, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This twelve-week non-credit module is geared toward equipping Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are interested in teaching with basic pedagogical skills. At the end of this series, students should be able to (a) Articulate a rationale for student-centered teaching and active pedagogies; (b) Describe basic cognitive and motivational mechanisms determining student learning; (c) Generate a variety of teaching strategies that will be effective in your particular course; and (d) Generate a variety of assessment strategies to measure and extend student learning.

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Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's Quality Matters internal online course reviews. This certification will be delivered as a three-week hybrid course and include a review of the QM program and its guiding principles. We will examine the KSU review process, delve deeper into the general standards, and provide participants the opportunity to practice writing feedback and reviewing a sample course. Individuals who complete this workshop will be eligible to serve as peer reviewers on KSU online course reviews. Prerequisites for being a peer reviewer include: online teacher certification from KSU and online teaching experience.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Being with a/r/tography Book Club. Participants will receive a copy of Being with a/r/tography, a collection of essays that explain and exemplify the arts-based qualitative research methodology developed by four scholars who are artists, researchers, and teachers. The book includes three sections: 1) self-study and autobiography; 2) communities of a/r/tography practice; and 3) ethics and activism. An introduction contextualizes and theorizes the methodological framework and a conclusion provides considerations of issues related to assessment, validity, and interpretation. a/r/tography is significant for qualitative research in all the social sciences and the health sciences including communication studies, nursing, counseling psychology, and arts therapy. This session will serve as a springboard for a discussion of qualitative research in higher education.

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This twelve-week non-credit module is geared toward equipping Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are interested in teaching with basic pedagogical skills. At the end of this series, students should be able to (a) Articulate a rationale for student-centered teaching and active pedagogies; (b) Describe basic cognitive and motivational mechanisms determining student learning; (c) Generate a variety of teaching strategies that will be effective in your particular course; and (d) Generate a variety of assessment strategies to measure and extend student learning.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's Quality Matters internal online course reviews. This certification will be delivered as a three-week hybrid course and include a review of the QM program and its guiding principles. We will examine the KSU review process, delve deeper into the general standards, and provide participants the opportunity to practice writing feedback and reviewing a sample course. Individuals who complete this workshop will be eligible to serve as peer reviewers on KSU online course reviews. Prerequisites for being a peer reviewer include: online teacher certification from KSU and online teaching experience.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Can creativity and innovation be part of significant student learning experiences? Effectiveness in the classroom depends on thinking/reflecting about learning objectives, designing or tweaking a course, and developing learning strategies. If you want to renew/reflect/create and search for new ideas this interdisciplinary workshop will explore creativity from different perspectives like: cognitive neuroscientists' studies of the brain, creativity in non-Western cultures, and the role of collaboration in the creative process. Participants will be able to: 1) develop pedagogies for teaching and assessing creativity in specific disciplines; and 2) develop rubrics or models for creative student learning outcomes.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Participants in this book club will receive a complimentary copy of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) manual entitled "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers." This session will be devoted to a lively discussion of the tips described in this manual. According to CUR, "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers is written for faculty members and other researchers who mentor undergraduates. It provides a concise description of the mentoring process, including the opportunities and rewards that a mentoring experience provides to both students and mentors. This updated How to Mentor handbook reflects many changes over the last decade in the scope and extent of research opportunities for undergraduates in the United States. Reflecting the current expansion of CUR into all undergraduate disciplines, in this edition experts in a variety of different fields were called upon to expand the handbook's usefulness across all areas of undergraduate research endeavors.

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This twelve-week non-credit module is geared toward equipping Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are interested in teaching with basic pedagogical skills. At the end of this series, students should be able to (a) Articulate a rationale for student-centered teaching and active pedagogies; (b) Describe basic cognitive and motivational mechanisms determining student learning; (c) Generate a variety of teaching strategies that will be effective in your particular course; and (d) Generate a variety of assessment strategies to measure and extend student learning.

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This twelve-week non-credit module is geared toward equipping Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are interested in teaching with basic pedagogical skills. At the end of this series, students should be able to (a) Articulate a rationale for student-centered teaching and active pedagogies; (b) Describe basic cognitive and motivational mechanisms determining student learning; (c) Generate a variety of teaching strategies that will be effective in your particular course; and (d) Generate a variety of assessment strategies to measure and extend student learning.

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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Online

Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's Quality Matters internal online course reviews. This certification will be delivered as a three-week hybrid course and include a review of the QM program and its guiding principles. We will examine the KSU review process, delve deeper into the general standards, and provide participants the opportunity to practice writing feedback and reviewing a sample course. Individuals who complete this workshop will be eligible to serve as peer reviewers on KSU online course reviews. Prerequisites for being a peer reviewer include: online teacher certification from KSU and online teaching experience.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Expectations. Students have them, administrators have them, and academic governing boards have them. Students expect faculty to be nurturing and entertaining; administrators want evidence of academic rigor and exemplary teaching evaluations, and academic governing boards what retention and completion. How does a faculty member balance expectations of students, administrators, and academic governing boards without compromising his/her own teaching standards while advancing student learning? Strategies and discussion offered through this workshop.

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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This twelve-week non-credit module is geared toward equipping Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are interested in teaching with basic pedagogical skills. At the end of this series, students should be able to (a) Articulate a rationale for student-centered teaching and active pedagogies; (b) Describe basic cognitive and motivational mechanisms determining student learning; (c) Generate a variety of teaching strategies that will be effective in your particular course; and (d) Generate a variety of assessment strategies to measure and extend student learning.

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Friday, August 31, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

The purpose of this training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and delivery, and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses that provides a framework for designing, improving, and delivering online courses. Since this workshop is delivered in a hybrid format, you will participate in synchronous and asynchronous online activities and one face-to-face session. You will have the opportunity to experience online instruction from a students' perspective, complete activities at your own pace and explore various course tools.

After completing this training, you should be able to:

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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This twelve-week non-credit module is geared toward equipping Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are interested in teaching with basic pedagogical skills. At the end of this series, students should be able to (a) Articulate a rationale for student-centered teaching and active pedagogies; (b) Describe basic cognitive and motivational mechanisms determining student learning; (c) Generate a variety of teaching strategies that will be effective in your particular course; and (d) Generate a variety of assessment strategies to measure and extend student learning.

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Friday, August 24, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Why do students drop out of college? It is tempting to say that each student has unique circumstances that make the difference between graduating or not. However, it is possible to organize these circumstances in broad categories and a strong body of research has been doing that for decades. This workshop will explore student retention theory and highlight the main factors, setting the stage for future workshops to expand on each one. We will focus on comparing national data to our campus context, and start outlining course, curriculum, and institutional strategies to help students complete college.

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Friday, August 24, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This workshop is designed for faculty members who will be supervising Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) either this semester or in the future. In this session, we will discuss (a) the expectations that faculty have about their GTAs, (b) the expectations that GTAs have about their faculty supervisors, and (c) research-based mentoring strategies. Join us for an interactive session devoted to ensuring a great assistantship experience for both you and your graduate students.

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This twelve-week non-credit module is geared toward equipping Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are interested in teaching with basic pedagogical skills. At the end of this series, students should be able to (a) Articulate a rationale for student-centered teaching and active pedagogies; (b) Describe basic cognitive and motivational mechanisms determining student learning; (c) Generate a variety of teaching strategies that will be effective in your particular course; and (d) Generate a variety of assessment strategies to measure and extend student learning.

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Online

The purpose of this training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and delivery, and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses that provides a framework for designing, improving, and delivering online courses. Since this workshop is delivered in a hybrid format, you will participate in synchronous and asynchronous online activities and one face-to-face session. You will have the opportunity to experience online instruction from a students' perspective, complete activities at your own pace and explore various course tools.

After completing this training, you should be able to:

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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This session is designed for tenure-track or tenured faculty preparing third-year review or tenure and/or promotion portfolios for review in Fall 2012. Guidelines and suggestions for portfolio preparation will be presented and resources to assist faculty will be shared.
At least an hour at the end of the workshop will be devoted to intensive writing exercises to develop the narrative and teaching philosophy that will be included in the portfolio. (This last writing exercise is optional, but is especially helpful to those who have not written a narrative before.)
When you RSVP please indicate the type of review you will be going through in the fall (third-year review, tenure, or promotion to which rank) in the comments section.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This session is designed for tenure-track or tenured faculty preparing third-year review or tenure and/or promotion portfolios for review in Fall 2012. Guidelines and suggestions for portfolio preparation will be presented and resources to assist faculty will be shared.
At least an hour at the end of the workshop will be devoted to intensive writing exercises to develop the narrative and teaching philosophy that will be included in the portfolio. (This last writing exercise is optional, but is especially helpful to those who have not written a narrative before.)
When you RSVP please indicate the type of review you will be going through in the fall (third-year review, tenure, or promotion to which rank) in the comments section.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This workshop is for tenured faculty only. This session is designed for tenured faculty who are preparing to submit a post-tenure review portfolio in Fall 2012. (Tenured faculty preparing to submit for promotion as well should attend a Tenure & Promotion workshop.) The guidelines for portfolio preparation (which are different from the tenure portfolio guidelines) will be reviewed. The presenters will also share resources to assist faculty with the process.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Online

Join us for live online webinars focusing on the Quality Matters Rubric Standards. These sessions will present the research in support of each standard and examples of how specific standards can be met. Also, we will provide the opportunity for you to ask questions about how you might implement them in your course. Feel free to sign up for all sessions or just those that interest you. This webinar will focus on QM General Standard 6: Course Technology and Standard 8: Accessibility. More information concerning the live online webinar procedure will follow registration. Webinars are not delivered on location at CETL. You can attend this webinar from any computer with internet access. More information concerning the live online webinar procedure will follow registration.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Join the Instructional Designers at CETL for a brown bag to explore hybrid learning. We will talk about first steps you can take when designing a hybrid course, what it means to “flip” the classroom, and challenges you may face. This informal session provides the opportunity for you to ask questions and see examples of hybrid courses being taught at KSU. This session will be offered in person at CETL and as a webinar during the same time. If you can’t join us in person, please register for the session and attend from a place of your choosing. CETL will provide drinks and sweets. Please bring a lunch.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Do you teach an online, hybrid, or web-enhanced course that uses discussion boards in Vista? Are you designing a new course or re-evaluating an existing one and wish to look at student interaction in a different way? In this workshop we will be exploring why you may want to use discussion boards, how to effectively express your expectations, potential roles for you and your students, and types of discussion boards in Vista.

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Friday, April 20, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This workshop is for Tenure-Track Faculty only. This session is designed for tenure-track or tenured faculty preparing third-year review or tenure and/or promotion portfolios for review in Fall 2012. Guidelines and suggestions for portfolio preparation will be presented and resources to assist faculty will be shared. At least an hour at the end of the workshop will be devoted to intensive writing exercises to develop the narrative and teaching philosophy that will be included in the portfolio. (This last writing exercise is optional, but is especially helpful to those who have not written a narrative before.) When you RSVP please indicate the type of review you will be going through in the fall (third-year review, tenure, or promotion to which rank) in the comments section.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Wikis? What are they and can they really enhance your class? You may be familiar with the most popular wiki, Wikipedia, but are unsure of how to incorporate this technology into your course. Wikis are great tools for the classroom, and this workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of wikis! By the end of this workshop you be able to explain the potential uses of a wiki, their pros and cons, and you will be off to a great start by creating your own Wiki!

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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

The Association for American Colleges & Universities recently developed a set of rubrics for Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) that can be used to assess college-level skills such as written and oral communication, critical thinking, information literacy, and teamwork. Participants in this workshop will examine the VALUE rubrics and discuss strategies for incorporating them into their courses.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Creating a supportive learning environment goes beyond our verbal communication with students to the subtle yet powerful messages we send via the design of course materials and other non-verbal communiqués. This workshop shows how choices in fonts, images, color, and even emoticons can be used to generate learning environments that motivate students.

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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Online

The purpose of this training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and delivery, and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses that provides a framework for designing, improving, and delivering online courses. Since this workshop is delivered in a hybrid format, you will participate in synchronous and asynchronous online activities and one face-to-face session. You will have the opportunity to experience online instruction from a students' perspective, complete activities at your own pace and explore various course tools. After completing this training, you should be able to: * Identify the underlying principles & essential standards of the QM rubric
* Use the Quality Matters rubric to develop and evaluate your online course

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Are students different from 10-15 years ago or did you just grow old? Generational theorists agree that the current cohort of students, dubbed Millennials, is indeed unique in formative experiences, beliefs, attitudes, and goals. In this workshop, we will examine the societal trends that have shaped our students and affected their readiness for college and their attitudes about learning. We will also contrast the national trends with our student population to determine its unique characteristics and derive teaching strategies.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

This workshop is for Lecturers only. Tenure-track faculty should register for the portfolio workshops on 4/20. Lecturers entering their third and sixth years at KSU will be submitting portfolios in Fall 2012 for a multiyear review. In an effort to support these lecturers and help them be ready for this submission, CETL will be hosting a workshop to advise Lecturers of the requirements of the portfolio, and help them develop the materials that will be needed. At least an hour at the end of the workshop will be devoted to intensive writing exercises to develop the narrative and teaching philosophy that will be included in the portfolio. (This last writing exercise is optional, but is especially helpful to those)

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Online

Join us for live online webinars focusing on the Quality Matters Rubric Standards. These sessions will present the research in support of each standard and examples of how specific standards can be met. Also, we will provide the opportunity for you to ask questions about how you might implement them in your course. Feel free to sign up for all sessions or just those that interest you. This webinar will focus on QM General Standard 4: Instructional Materials and Standard 5: Learner Interaction and Engagement. More information concerning the live online webinar procedure will follow registration. Webinars are not delivered on location at CETL. You can attend this webinar from any computer with internet access. More information concerning the live online webinar procedure will follow registration.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Join this CETL Book Club where we will be discussing some of the challenges presented when students participate in community engagement or service-learning projects. From the book's website: "In over twenty chapters of case studies, faculty scholars from disciplines as varied as computer science, engineering, English, history, and sociology take readers on their and their students' intellectual journeys, sharing their messy, unpredictable and often inspiring accounts of democratic tensions and trials inherent in teaching service-learning. Using real incidents- and describing the resources and classroom activities they employ-they explore the democratic intersections of various political beliefs along with race/ethnicity, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and other lived differences and likenesses that students and faculty experience in their service-learning classroom and extended community.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This faculty workshop is designed to inform faculty about the unique needs and issues facing returning veterans from combat to college, educate faculty in military nuances to enhance dialog between faculty and student-veterans, and to raise awareness to possible service-connected disabilities (both visible and non-visible) that may impact student-veteran's academic success in the classroom. By year's end, thousands of our veterans are set to return, it is imperative that as their numbers increase in the classroom we offer the best opportunities for success.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

What student behaviors bother you? Texting? Facebook? Sleeping in class? Grade grubbing? Students leaving class early or coming late? Come to a highly interactive session in which we discuss research-based strategies for reducing and even eliminating the student behaviors that inhibit learning for everyone.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Participants in this book club will receive a complimentary copy of the book entitled "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses." This book has generated a great deal of controversy, with commentary in Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, National Public Radio (NPR), the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times, among others. Come join us for a lively discussion of the book's findings, including an examination of the extent to which the results might apply to Kennesaw State University.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Being explicit with your expectations for students is crucial in helping them to succeed in any class. Utilizing rubrics is an easy way to communicate exactly what a student needs to do to earn specific grades on papers, projects, presentations etc. This workshop will provide an overview of why it is beneficial to use rubrics in your course, the different types of rubrics, how to construct an effective rubric, and will walk you through creating a rubric for an assignment you use.

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Friday, March 16, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Being intentional in designing a course, whether online, hybrid or face-to-face, benefits instructors as well as students. A systematic approach to course design will increase learning, engage students, and create an environment where learning objectives can easily be met. Topics will include: course design models, learning objectives, assessment, alignment, and syllabus writing.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Participants in this book club will receive a complimentary copy of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) manual entitled "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers." This session will be devoted to a lively discussion of the tips described in this manual. According to CUR, "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers is written for faculty members and other researchers who mentor undergraduates. It provides a concise description of the mentoring process, including the opportunities and rewards that a mentoring experience provides to both students and mentors. This updated How to Mentor handbook reflects many changes over the last decade in the scope and extent of research opportunities for undergraduates in the United States. Reflecting the current expansion of CUR into all undergraduate disciplines, in this edition experts in a variety of different fields were called upon to expand the handbook's usefulness across all areas of undergraduate research endeavors.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Online

Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's Quality Matters internal online course reviews. This certification will be delivered as a three-week hybrid course and include a review of the QM program and its guiding principles. We will examine the KSU review process, delve deeper into the general standards, and provide participants the opportunity to practice writing feedback and reviewing a sample course. Individuals who complete this workshop will be eligible to serve as peer reviewers on KSU online course reviews. Prerequisites for being a peer reviewer include: online teacher certification from KSU and online teaching experience. By registering, you are committing approximately 20 (over 3 weeks) of your time to the online portion of this training. If you need to withdraw from this workshop, it must happen before the first day of the training - March 13th.

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Monday, March 12, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Student engagement and outcomes can be affected by how an online course is taught. Whether you are the original designer of the course or not, there are things the faculty should consider in regards to facilitation. This session will address four factors that we have found to affect the facilitation of an online course and will be beneficial for any instructor, novice to expert and course designer to facilitator.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Online

Join us for live online webinars focusing on the Quality Matters Rubric Standards. These sessions will present the research in support of each standard and examples of how specific standards can be met. Also, we will provide the opportunity for you to ask questions about how you might implement them in your course. Feel free to sign up for all sessions or just those that interest you. This webinar will focus on QM General Standard 2: Learning Objectives and Standard 3: Assessment and Measurement. More information concerning the live online webinar procedure will follow registration. Webinars are not delivered on location at CETL. You can attend this webinar from any computer with internet access. More information concerning the live online webinar procedure will follow registration.

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