Kennesaw State University

Past Events

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

The details of the life of Malcolm X have long since calcified into a familiar narrative. However the late scholar Manning Marable’s new biography is the result of two decades of research and forces us to rethink what we know. The book is described as “a stunning achievement, filled with new information and shocking revelations that will re-frame the way we understand his (Malcolm’s) life and work.” Malcolm X: A life of Reinvention will stand as the definitive and controversial work on one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century. Join us as we examine this colossal contribution of scholarship on one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century.

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Been thinking about trying community-based learning in your classes but don't know where to start? Join this panel discussion where colleagues share different models of community-based learning that may be adapted to meet the learning goals of your classes.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

For many of us, our approach to teaching is emergent from the everyday challenges we face in our courses. We respond in the way that makes the most sense and, over time, our repertoire of responses becomes our teaching approach. This workshop is an opportunity to step back and examine our teaching beliefs, goals, and practices, so that we can be more intentional and purposeful. We will examine some theoretical teaching paradigms, introduce an online tool to help us reflect on your own approach to teaching, and discuss concrete strategies to better align our teaching behaviors with our goals.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
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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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:30am to Monday, February 13, 2012 - 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

We invite KSU Graduate students to attend the following workshops presented by the candidates for the Associate Director for Graduate Teaching Assistant Training and Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity at CETL. Jan 31, 10:30-12:30 Class Discussions that Matter, by Dr. Karen Swanson
Feb 1, 10:30-12:30 Facilitating Student Motivation by Dr. Amy Buddie
Feb 13, 10:30-12:30 The Changing Literacy: Helping Students Read in the Disciplines You will need to register for workshops individually.

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

How can you give a lecture in a more engaging way?  How can you keep the students interest, and maximize your impact on their learning?  This session will help you develop some strategies to advance your learning goals in the lecture classroom.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Have you ever tried to create a discussion in your class and been frustrated by the quality of the participation, a lack of participation, or a discussion monopolizer? Come join us and learn about research-based strategies to generate and sustain effective discussions in your class.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

This workshop is for Lecturers only. Tenure-track faculty should register for the portfolio workshops on 3/14 or 4/20. Please note: The same workshop will be offered on March 30; Lecturers need only attend one of the two. 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 who have not written a narrative before.)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Engaging teaching cannot adequately be achieved without diversity as a core value. Yet, the tendency is to continue to make assumption about methodology, theory, and practiced in the classroom to meet diversity goals. The research on diversity clearly validates the ideal that learning and teaching diversity in the classroom enhances social development, increases student knowledge of others, prepare students to engage in a global society, and promotes creativity and self-awareness, among other things. Thus this workshop will address: * seminal theories and scholarship connected to teaching diverse populations
* the do's and don'ts of classroom management
* cross-cultural communication and the classroom, and
* best practices (what works and why)
Please join us to hear and share the best approaches to achieve Goal 6 of KSU's Strategic Plan.

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

While we'd like to think the stimulating content of our courses should be enough, motivating students can be a challenge. This workshop offers research-backed strategies designed to create a supportive learning
environment that is motivational to students.

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Friday, January 27, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS) are strategies faculty can use during a class to determine whether and how well students are learning. Using CATS can help faculty and students identify and address areas of confusion so that students can perform more successfully on examinations and assignments. This session will introduce several CATS such as the Minute Paper, the Misconception/Preconception Check, the Background Knowledge Probe, and Teacher-Designed Feedback Forms.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Tired of giving your students the same old essay questions? Tired of reading the same old responses? Join us as we examine an assignment workbook as a means to engage our global learners through the use of essays assignments highlighting new pedagogy.  As we move to meet the needs of an engaged campus, the challenge to introduce new course materials in a compelling manner must be met. This workshop offers a comprehensive set of essay activities designed to advance engaging learning in the areas of diversity, civic engagement, and global learning. An advanced copy of the booklet Classroom Teaching Techniques for the Newly Engaged Student by Carlton A. Usher will be sent to you once you register for this workshop.

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Thursday, January 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 1: Course Overview & Introduction and Standard 7: Learner Support. 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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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 1:00pm to Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

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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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Online

Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's Quality Matters 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. Mandatory date and time requirements: Asynchronous Online Activities (GVV): Jan 23 - Feb 10
Live Webinar: Jan. 23 from 3:00-4:00pm
1st F2F Meeting: Jan. 31 from 3:00-4:30pm

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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. There are only 25 spaces available for this training.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

The essential elements of creativity will be explored through hands on experiences to delineate creativity from different points of view such as the mystical, the everyday or the mundane to the contemporary. This examination will give participates the opportunity to try their hands at several creative tasks while learning about skills that increase the flow of creativity in daily life. Real world examples from the presenter's experiences will form the bases for an interactive discussion about ways to assess creativity in the classroom or in your course.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Faculty members are under increased pressure to apply for grants and publish. In this workshop, faculty will learn about grants available for conducting research with undergraduates. In addition, we will discuss strategies for grant writing and publishing research articles with undergraduates. Interested faculty members will become part of a writing community designed to increase publishing productivity.

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

Learning is the litmus test of any pedagogy, therefore a great starting point to engage teaching is to understand the learning process. This workshop is based on my book “How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching,” a review of the literature on learning of the last 50 years. The seven principles organize our reasoning around learning, and suggest engaging teaching strategies.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

How can you set the tone for your class in the first week? This session will help you jump-start your class with the atmosphere you are trying to create right from the start. You will get some new ideas that you can put straight into action at your first (or next) class meeting.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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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Friday, August 26, 2011 - 2:00pm to Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

This ten-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. There are only 25 spaces available for this training. You will only need to register once for the entire series.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

The purpose of this training is to introduce you to the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses and, thus, to provide you with a framework for designing, improving, and delivering your online course. During this hands-on workshop, we will discuss the KSU Online Course Quality Initiative, examine effective practices in online course design & delivery, and review the QM Rubric. In addition to identifying various resources and KSU groups that support effective online teaching and learning, we will conclude by outlining the online course submission and peer review processes at KSU. Any remaining time will be devoted to participant Q & A. At the completion of this workshop, 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, November 10, 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Thirty years ago Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall exclaimed “we don’t need no education,” Hip Hop’s prevailing attitudes about higher education echoes a similar sentiment. Considering more than 85% of millennial students self-identify as active participants in hip hop culture, examining the convergence and divergence between hip hop culture and higher education may be a pivotal in understanding the millennial generation. Join the “serious fun” as we examine hip hop historiography, anti-intellectualism, and higher education.

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Friday, November 4, 2011 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

The Tenured Faculty Tenured Faculty Enhancement Leave program provides the faculty member with his/her full salary and fringes for one semester (either fall 2012 or spring 2013). The faculty's department will receive $20,000 to fund a full-time temporary replacement. In advance of the application deadline (January 24, 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, 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. The same workshop will be offered on two different days and times at the CETL House.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

If you have concerns about sharing articles, multimedia, or other resources with your students in your online or face-to-face course, then join us for a workshop discussing Copyright and Fair Use. We will explore options to utilize in your course, such as E-Reserves and custom course packs, and also discuss how to deal with challenging situations, such as moving materials from an on-ground to an online learning environment. John Marshall, Associate Legal Counsel for KSU, will be joining us to answer any of your questions.

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Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:00am to Friday, October 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

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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Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Come join Carol Pope at CETL as she dispels the misconceptions of specific need for students with disabilities. Faculty will be offered compliance information, review of relevant case studies, and general issues connected to time use, testing, and on-line learning. In order to be more effective in the classroom it is necessary to insure that all of our students are offered the best possible opportunities to succeed. Join us as we demonstrate ways such an ideal can be achieved in the curriculum and campus-wide.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Discover different ways to involve your students in their learning. Student response systems, clickers, are being utilized by instructors at KSU to involve all of their students in the class experience. Come to this workshop to explore clickers, as well as other ways to encourage collaboration and cooperation in your class!

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

The Faculty Development & Awards Committee (FDAC) coordinates the review and selection of recipients for the Incentive Funding Awards for Research and Creative Activity. This funding program encourages, recognizes, and rewards full-time faculty for the development and implementation of 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). This program provides up to $8,000 per project to assist faculty in implementing projects. In advance of the application deadline (November 7, 2011), we are offering a workshop designed to assist you with the development of your application. The workshop will review key components of the application, FDAC submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Friday, October 7, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

The Faculty Development & Awards Committee (FDAC) coordinates the review and selection of recipients for the Incentive Funding Awards for Research and Creative Activity. This funding program encourages, recognizes, and rewards full-time faculty for the development and implementation of 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). This program provides up to $8,000 per project to assist faculty in implementing projects. In advance of the application deadline (November 7, 2011), we are offering a workshop designed to assist you with the development of your application. The workshop will review key components of the application, FDAC submission requirements, and effective strategies for constructing applications.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Faculty members are under increased pressure to apply for grants and publish. In this workshop, faculty will learn about grants available for conducting research with undergraduates. In addition, we will discuss strategies for grant writing and publishing research articles with undergraduates. Interested faculty members will become part of a writing community designed to increase publishing productivity.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

This workshop will provide you with strategies to clarify and correct common mistakes made by students. We will explore the student writing evaluation software, Turnitin and discuss best practices when using these tools. Please bring an original document to submit for experimentation.

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Friday, September 16, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:20am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

This workshop is designed to provide an interactive dialogue between CETL staff and international faculty. Based on issues identified by international faculty over the years, we will examine Teaching in the U.S. Classroom, Library Faculty Resources, Georgia View, and a host of other issues specific to international faculty success @Kennesaw State University. Faculty and staff with expertise in various areas will share information on best approaches and practices and facilitate discussions. Come and share your ideas and strategies with us as we offer methods for effective teaching and learning. Bring your Colleagues! Presenters
Carlton A. Usher (CETL)
Michele B. Miller, Education Abroad Office
Josie Baudier (CETL)
Daniel J. Paracka, Director, Education Abroad Office

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Communication in an online or hybrid environment helps set the tone of the course.  It is challenging to some because the communication may seem impersonal and cause students to feel isolated. If this is a concern of yours or you are interested in how to improve the communication methods you are already employing in your course, this workshop is for you! During this workshop you will be introduced and have the opportunity to try a few new tools that you can utilize to personalize communication in your course.

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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 1:00pm to Friday, September 9, 2011 - 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

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. * Identify the underlying principles & essential standards of the QM rubric
* Use the Quality Matters rubric to develop and evaluate your online course
* Recognize and integrate effective practices in your online course design and delivery

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Are you beginning a new research program and want to learn how to involve undergraduates? Are you new to Kennesaw State University and want to learn more about how to involve undergraduates in your scholarship? Have you recently started involving undergraduates in your research and want to learn more about how to make the process easier and more efficient for yourself? This workshop is designed to address issues faced by faculty members who are just starting to collaborate with undergraduate researchers. In particular, we will address the following issues: 1. Why should I conduct research with undergraduates?
2. How can I be a good mentor to my undergraduate researchers?
3. What kind of funding is available for undergraduate research?
4. How can I make the process less time-consuming for myself?

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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

The purpose of this training is to introduce you to the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses and, thus, to provide you with a framework for designing, improving, and delivering your online course. During this hands-on workshop, we will discuss the KSU Online Course Quality Initiative, examine effective practices in online course design & delivery, and review the QM Rubric. In addition to identifying various resources and KSU groups that support effective online teaching and learning, we will conclude by outlining the online course submission and peer review processes at KSU. Any remaining time will be devoted to participant Q & A. At the completion of this workshop, 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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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This session is designed for tenured faculty who are preparing to submit a post-tenure review portfolio in Fall 2011.  (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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Friday, April 15, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

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. However, the usual characterization of Millennials as facile with technology, chronically multitasking, and incurably entitled misses the mark and is not conducive to productive pedagogical reflections. 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 link Millennial theory to the learning sciences to draw teaching implications for fostering students' intellectual development and metacognitive skills.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

Lecturers should register for the Lecturer workshops. facilitated by Dr. Valerie Whittlesey & Dr. Meghan Burke This session is designed for tenure-track or tenured faculty preparing third-year review or tenure and/or promotion portfolios for review in Fall 2011. 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.)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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, different tools available to help you, and will walk you through creating a rubric for an assignment you use.

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Friday, April 1, 2011 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Assessment is the latest trend to sweep higher education. While its theoretical roots trace back to a desire to use assignments and exams to extend learning and improve teaching, the actual implementation of certain recommended practices in the classroom leaves many educators confused or frustrated, wondering if this isn't all a giant bean counting exercise in futility. In this session we will demystify assessment by comparing several theories of classroom assessment and introducing some tools and strategies with high impact-to-cost ratio. We well discuss how to tailor some of the ideas presented to different educational contexts and disciplines.

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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

Communication in an online or hybrid environment helps set the tone of the course.  It is challenging to some because the communication may seem impersonal and cause students to feel isolated. If this is a concern of yours or you are interested in how to improve the communication methods you are already employing in your course, this workshop is for you! During this workshop you will be introduced and have the opportunity to try a few new tools that you can utilize to personalize communication in your course.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

This workshop will provide you with strategies to clarify and correct common mistakes made by students. We will discuss prevention of plagiarism and ways for you to lead by example. In this workshop, we will also review the university policy on plagiarism. Learn about the student writing evaluation software, Turn It In, and discuss best practices when grading student assignments with this tool.

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Friday, March 18, 2011 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

This roundtable will examine how to best secure an effective classroom environment and enhance university curricula values by exploring some diversity myths. Several faculty and staff with expertise in various areas of diversity pedagogy will present the myths connected to their areas of concern and expertise. More importantly, the panelists will present measures/solutions to best address these myths within and outside the classroom.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

This workshop is for Lecturers only.

Lecturers entering their third and sixth years at KSU will be submitting portfolios in Fall 2011 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 who have not written a narrative before.)

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
CETL House #54: Lab

The purpose of this training is to introduce you to the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses and, thus, to provide you with a framework for designing, improving, and delivering your online course. During this hands-on workshop, we will discuss the KSU Online Course Quality Initiative, examine effective practices in online course design & delivery, and review the QM Rubric. In addition to identifying various resources and KSU groups that support effective online teaching and learning, we will conclude by outlining the online course submission and peer review processes at KSU. Any remaining time will be devoted to participant Q & A. At the completion of this workshop, 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, March 3, 2011 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Location: 
CETL House #54: Conference Room

How race is lived in “real” life is how race is lived in cyberspace is a commonly held hypothesis. Join us as we examine this supposition via an examination of the book text titled Race in Cyberspace, Kolka, B, Nakamura, L, & Rodman, G. (Ed.). Topics to be examined will include the role language plays in the construction of racialized online identities; offline representations of cyberspace as a racially coded environment; and the impact technology and education has on race equity. Register now to ensure your participation in what will be a dynamic book club event. A copy of this compelling book will be forwarded to you once registration is completed. Quantities are limited to the first 14 registered. Each person shall receive a copy of each publication through campus mail. In the event that registered participants are not able to attend, we ask you return your book to CETL MB# 5400

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