Kennesaw State University

Past Events

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This book summarizes the research on STEM teaching and uses the research to make recommendations for how to improve college teaching in STEM disciplines.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Engagement in class can be difficult to achieve while staying aligned to your course goals. In this workshop, we will explore different techniques for creating engagement and interactions in your courses using technologies available to us in d2l and also outside of our LMS.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building M Room 100
Due to increased demand, the location for this event has changed to Building M Room 100.
The Office of the Associate Vice President for Faculty is pleased to sponsor a panel discussion on  Preparing a Portfolio for Tenure and/or Promotion. Senior faculty will be available to offer strategies and to answer questions from the audience. The panel will be offered on both campuses.
Panel Members: Meghan Burke, Nichole Guillory, LeeAnn Lands, Jon Preston
If you are planning to submit your portfolio in Fall 2015 this is a great opportunity to get started and to seek clarification about the post-consolidation guidelines.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Participants will engage in a discussion of specific actions that can facilitate the transition of a classroom from being teacher-centered to being learner-centered, and will outline plans for a current or future course to move their instruction toward being more learner-centered.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Panel
Campus: 
Location: 
Student Center University Room B
Due to increased demand, the location for this event has changed to Student Center University Room B.
The Office of the Associate Vice President for Faculty is pleased to sponsor a panel discussion on  Preparing a Portfolio for Tenure and/or Promotion. Senior faculty will be available to offer strategies and to answer questions from the audience. The panel will be offered on both campuses.
Panel Members: Barbara Blake, Meghan Burke, LeeAnn Lands, Harrison Long 
If you are planning to submit your portfolio in Fall 2015 this is a great opportunity to get started and to seek clarification about the post-consolidation guidelines.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

Weimer discusses five key changes to practice that tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone to help college and university faculty understand the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach. Enhancements added to the new edition include up-to-date examples of practice in action from a variety of disciplines, an entirely new chapter on the research support for learner-centered approaches, and a more in-depth discussion of how students' developmental issues impact the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching. Source: Amazon.com

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This book "starts with the premise that teachers are much closer to being learning-centered (LCT) than they think." The author Terry Doyle, who states, "the one who does the work does the learning," presents ways to augment student learning through research-based, LCT practices.

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab


This classic book was suggested by participants at the book club on “Whistling Vivaldi” as an ideal follow up. Now the president of Spelman College, Dr. Tatum was trained as a developmental psychologist, specializing in racial identity development. Her insights about how to think about racism and coping strategies for minority students are as relevant as ever. She is also interested in why talking about racism is challenging for all people, and provides strategies for how to engage in those conversations productively. While the two books support each other, Whistling Vivaldi is not a pre-requisite for participation in this book club.

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual



This is a webinar; therefore this workshop discussion will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate. Information regarding this technology will be emailed to participants a few days before the workshop date.

One of the factors that affect the quality of online courses is instructor facilitation. There are many aspects of facilitation that contribute to a successful online course. This webinar is designed for faculty members who are teaching a course they developed or one a colleague created. We will look at why it is important to focus on course facilitation, time management strategies, and how to ensure instructor presence in an online course.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab


This event is part of a series, and you will only register for this first component for the series. Please see the description below for more information. This workshop is limited to 20 registrants.

KSU Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's internal online course reviews using the Quality Matters rubric. This certification will be delivered as a two-week online course and includes 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.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Peer observation is a popular technique for evaluating teaching effectiveness. In this workshop, we’ll explore the literature on how peer observations are conducted at the college level and what instruments or techniques have been shown to be useful.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this session, each participant will prepare a 5-7 min. lesson on an introductory topic in his or her field.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

This workshop will focus on the changes in advising and mentoring due to the merger of SPSU and Kennesaw State University (KSU). Currently at SPSU every faculty must act as a faculty advisor and mentor for students as assigned by the department chair. The advising and mentoring is considered as a part of teaching activity for tenure and promotion evaluation.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:
¥ Be able to explain the current status of advising and mentoring at SPSU
¥ Be familiar with the current status of advising and mentoring at KSU
¥ Know the status of advising and mentoring at new University after merger.

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS) are strategies faculty can use to determine whether and how well students are learning. Using CATS can help faculty 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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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve assignments to give students useful feedback while reducing the time and effort of grading? Drs. Walvoord and Anderson present a model that may help you increase student learning while making your grading more effective and efficient.

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Meeting
Location: 
The Leadership Room - Carmichael Student Center

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this session, we examine the purpose and function of a teaching philosophy, strategies for writing a philosophy, and evaluating teaching philosophies

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This book is a classic, published in 1980. The authors present an argument that metaphors are not simply a poetic device but a foundation for the way we think and understand new concepts. Participants will discuss how the principles in the book could be used in their own teaching.

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

In this session, we examine how learners organize information, models of human memory, and reasons why learners forget information

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

This workshop will focus on students with particular needs in advising, including: students with substance use/abuse issues; those with personality disorders or difficult personality issues; and those with social skills deficits or social anxiety. The focus will be on identifying these students, discussing how these issues impact advising and what the advisor can do to help these students, and explaining when it may be necessary to refer the student for help elsewhere, including Career and Counseling Services.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:
¥ Identify students with substance use/abuse issues, difficult personality issues, and/or social skills deficits or social anxiety
¥ Determine how these issues affect advising and describe ways in which the advisor can help the student

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

"Make it Stick" has been described as "the single best work I have encountered on the subject [of how students learn]. Anyone with an interest in teaching or learning will benefit from reading this book, which not only presents thoroughly grounded research but does so in an eminently readable way that is accessible even to students" (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2014). Come join us for a lively discussion about how to create learning environments that make the information "stick" for students. The first 12 faculty members who sign up will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Weimer discusses five key changes to practice that tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone to help college and university faculty understand the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach. Enhancements added to the new edition include up-to-date examples of practice in action from a variety of disciplines, an entirely new chapter on the research support for learner-centered approaches, and a more in-depth discussion of how students' developmental issues impact the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching. Source: Amazon.com

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

How can you build a convincing argument for how effective you are in teaching? What evidence do you need? How do you document growth in teaching and responsiveness to students’ needs? In this workshop, participants will create a plan for how they can collect evidence, respond to students’ comments, document growth, and use a variety of techniques to build and affirm teaching effectiveness.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this session, we discuss Inclusive teaching strategies and the impact of classroom climate on learning

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab



This event is part of a series, and you will only register for this first component for the series. Please see the description below for more information. This workshop is limited to 20 registrants.

KSU Peer Reviewer Training is now being offered for those interested in becoming more involved in KSU's internal online course reviews using the Quality Matters rubric. This certification will be delivered as a two-week online course and includes 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.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this session, we examine reasons for problematic student behavior and preventing and dealing with problematic student behavior

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

POGIL is a very structured technique for using collaborative groups in large classes. It was designed by college Chemistry and Biology faculty and has been shown to be effective in teaching science as a creative process and engaging students in large classrooms. It is being expanded to other disciplines besides science. Participants in this workshop will view a TED talk on POGIL before the workshop, participate in a POGIL activity, and then design a POGIL activity to take back to their classroom.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual


This is a webinar; therefore this workshop discussion will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate. Information regarding this technology will be emailed to participants a few days before the workshop date.

Do you teach an online, blended, or web-enhanced course that uses discussion boards in d2l? Are you designing a new course or redesigning an existing course and want 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 write your prompts and express your expectations, potential roles for you and your students, and facilitation strategies.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this session, we examine reasons for academic misconduct and preventing and dealing with academic misconduct

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this workshop, we’ll review research-based principles for writing effective rubrics and how rubrics can be used in the classroom to improve student performance and engage students in peer review. Participants will construct a rubric for an assignment from their classroom.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab


By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are automatically registered for part 3. You are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. Please read below for more information.

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. This is the only CETL workshop that will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

How do you approach the topic of changing majors with a student that is not succeeding in his/her major? How do you tell a fourth year student that he/she will not be graduating this year? How do you provide other career options to students that donÕt have the grades or test scores for graduate school? This workshop is designed to discuss how to initiate difficult conversations with students that reflect appreciative advising and compassionate mentoring.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:
¥ Be familiar with the practices for approaching difficult advising topics with students
¥ Learn appreciate advising strategies that can be used to broach difficult advising topics
¥ Learn strategies for engaging and re-energizing unmotivated or apathetic students

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Meeting
Location: 
The Leadership Room - Carmichael Student Center

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this session, we discuss creating formative and summative assessments, creating measurable learning objectives that are aligned with assessments, creating grading rubrics, and principles of effective grading

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

"Make it Stick" has been described as "the single best work I have encountered on the subject [of how students learn]. Anyone with an interest in teaching or learning will benefit from reading this book, which not only presents thoroughly grounded research but does so in an eminently readable way that is accessible even to students" (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2014). Come join us for a lively discussion about how to create learning environments that make the information "stick" for students. The first 12 faculty members who sign up will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

Facilitator: Dr. George Pullman, Director, Center for Instructional Innovation, Georgia State University
This workshop will provide information related to the scholarship of teaching and learning. The topics covered will include:

  • Introduction to learning theory
  • Student engagement
  • Identifying measurable outcomes
  • Introduction to learning research design
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    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    CETL House #3211: Lab

    In this session, we discuss eliciting effective participation in class discussions, managing problematic discussions, assessing class discussions, and teaching using case studies and problem-based learning

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    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    Building H Room 202-A

    This workshop will focus on students with particular needs in advising, including: students with substance use/abuse issues; those with personality disorders or difficult personality issues; and those with social skills deficits or social anxiety. The focus will be on identifying these students, discussing how these issues impact advising and what the advisor can do to help these students, and explaining when it may be necessary to refer the student for help elsewhere, including Career and Counseling Services.

    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:
    ¥ Identify students with substance use/abuse issues, difficult personality issues, and/or social skills deficits or social anxiety
    ¥ Determine how these issues affect advising and describe ways in which the advisor can help the student

    Presented By

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    CETL House #3211: Lab



    By registering for this webinar, you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This registration is for Part 1 (webinar) of the 3 Part workshop. By registering for Part 1 (webinar), you are automatically registered for the other 2 parts. (You will not even see a Part 2 on this website, as it is the asynchronous part of the workshop). Please read below for more information.

    This is the only CETL workshop that will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop. Communication regarding this workshop will be delivered via your kennesaw.edu email.

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    Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    CETL House #3211: Lab

    Multiple choice items don’t have to be focused only on lower-level thinking or test-taking skills. Well-written multiple choice items can be used to assess understanding of a wide range of topics, at multiple levels of thinking, and in large classes such items can be used to stimulate active participation. In this workshop, participants will examine multiple choice items from a variety of disciplines, and write multiple choice items they can bring back to their classrooms.

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    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    CETL House #3211: Lab

    This session consists of a discussion of active learning strategies, delivering effective lectures, and structuring and assessing group projects

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    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    CETL House #3211: Lab



    By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are automatically registered for part 3. You are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. Please read below for more information.

    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. This is the only CETL workshop that will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.

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    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    Building H Room 202-A

    Hosted by Faculty Affairs, this 3-hour workshop will review faculty search policy guidelines and use of PeopleAdmin, the online faculty hiring system, for faculty and staff from the Marietta campus. Completion of the workshop will also meet the training requirement for access to PeopleAdmin.

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    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    CETL House #3211: Lab

    Join us for a highly interactive session in which we discuss research-based practices for effectively engaging students in the classroom.

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    Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
    Event Type: 
    Book Club
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    CETL House #3211: Lab

    Dr. Bean provides practical strategies for faculty in any discipline to facilitate student development of critical thinking skills through informal and formal writing assignments. Come join a discussion of how you might adapt these strategies in your own courses and how to overcome common challenges faculty face when incorporating writing assignments in their classes.

    Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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    Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    Building H Room 202-A

    Hosted by Faculty Affairs, this 3-hour workshop will review faculty search policy guidelines and use of PeopleAdmin, the online faculty hiring system, for faculty and staff from the Marietta campus. Completion of the workshop will also meet the training requirement for access to PeopleAdmin.

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    Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Event Type: 
    Virtual
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    Virtual


    This is a webinar; therefore this workshop discussion will be conducted using Blackboard Collaborate. Information regarding this technology will be emailed to participants a few days before the workshop date.

    Are you looking for new ways to add technology to your face-to-face class? There are many options to choose from in d2l as well as other technology tools that may create engaging events for your students. Join us for this webinar to discuss these technologies.

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    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    CETL House #3211: Lab

    In this session, we examine theories of motivation, research on motivation, and applications of motivation theories to teaching and learning

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    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:30am to 11:00am
    Event Type: 
    Meeting
    Location: 
    The Leadership Room - Carmichael Student Center

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    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Campus: 
    Location: 
    CETL House #3211: Lab

    In this session, we examine designing a course (e.g., backward design, integrated course design) and writing a syllabus (e.g., learning objectives, policies, the role of the syllabus in the classroom)

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