Kennesaw State University

Upcoming Events

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 11:59pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This self-paced training is designed for individuals who have experience with the 5th edition of the Quality Matters Rubric. The rubric update will reintroduce the basic Quality Matters principles, address changes made to the Quality Matters Course Worksheet and Course Review Management System, and identify the changes to the 6th edition of the rubric.

Within 24 hours of registration (M-F), you will be enrolled in the "2018 Quality Matters Rubric Update Workshop" in D2L. The workshop consists of two lessons and one acknowledgement quiz. Access to an electronic copy of the 6th edition rubric will be available in D2L after you complete all components of the update.

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Monday, August 6, 2018 - 8:00am to Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

KSU Center | 3333 Busbee Drive | Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 | Room 400

Welcome to Kennesaw State University, and the promise of an exciting academic year. We are pleased that you have chosen KSU and look forward to working with you.

To reduce some of the pressures from transitioning to new surroundings, KSU's Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) coordinates a New Faculty Success Program to provide Full Time & Support Faculty with an introduction to the University to help establish a strong foundation for your future success at KSU.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive,  Kennesaw, Georgia 30144.

RSVP to Graduate Student Orientation

This orientation is designed to be an introduction to teaching issues faced by graduate students at KSU (e.g., teaching expectations, active learning strategies for lecture or discussions, policies, grading, and more). This event is also an opportunity for graduate students to meet one another and to realize the many ways KSU supports them as teachers. This event is free and lunch will be provided.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Were you hired after faculty orientation? Have you been teaching at KSU for years and never attended an orientation? Were you not able to make orientation because of other obligations? Now is your chance! Join us to hear about resources at KSU that can help you to innovate and improve your teaching, ways that various departments at KSU will support you in and out of the classroom, and to network with other part-time faculty members.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Were you hired after faculty orientation? Have you been teaching at KSU for years and never attended an orientation? Were you not able to make orientation because of other obligations? Now is your chance! Join us to hear about resources at KSU that can help you to innovate and improve your teaching, ways that various departments at KSU will support you in and out of the classroom, and to network with other part-time faculty members.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Were you hired after faculty orientation? Have you been teaching at KSU for years and never attended an orientation? Were you not able to make orientation because of other obligations? Now is your chance! Join us to hear about resources at KSU that can help you to innovate and improve your teaching, ways that various departments at KSU will support you in and out of the classroom, and to network with other part-time faculty members.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop previews the themes that will be explored in the Momentum Year workshop series for the whole year. We will start reviewing theories of student retention and the conditions they identify for student success. We will offer a preview of how these elements have been translated by the USG into the Momentum Year initiative that all of us are being asked to engage in. Out of all the elements of that initiative, we will focus on the pedagogical ones and how they can be integrated in all our courses.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The most successful educators treat lectures and discussions as conversations with their students (Bain, 2004). How do we combine effective lectures and discussions to promote deep learning? In this webinar, participants will learn how to design interactive lectures that blend class discussion and other activities to boost student engagement and improve learning.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar is designed for faculty who are currently mentoring and advising graduate students or interested in applying for a TA or GTA. Drawing from evidence-based research, this interactive webinar explores general guidelines for how to productively mentor graduate students. Participants will establish effective strategies for initial meetings, explore mentors’ responsibilities, and identify effective practices to support graduate student teaching.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

This workshop previews the themes that will be explored in the Momentum Year workshop series for the whole year. We will start reviewing theories of student retention and the conditions they identify for student success. We will offer a preview of how these elements have been translated by the USG into the Momentum Year initiative that all of us are being asked to engage in. Out of all the elements of that initiative, we will focus on the pedagogical ones and how they can be integrated in all our courses.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

How can we proactively approach classroom management? Drawing from case studies and campus resources, this interactive webinar will examine multiple strategies to prepare for problematic student behaviors, facilitate reflective conversations, establish office hours, mitigate academic misconduct, and identify intervention basics.

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Friday, August 31, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) focuses on investigations of teaching practices and student learning within a discipline or across disciplines in higher education. If you are curious about your students’ learning and want to explore the intersection of teaching and scholarship, join us for this interactive webinar, where you’ll gain practical suggestions for any stage of the SoTL research process, from generating initial ideas to presenting or publishing the research.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Research shows that community and a sense of belonging are associated with improved motivation, conflict resolution skills, and learning in undergraduate instruction. However, graduate student teachers seldom receive specific training in creating community when teaching undergraduates. This webinar introduces graduate students to community-building strategies in the undergraduate classroom, which ultimately improves undergraduate learning and retention as well.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The Online Course Development Workshop is a two-week online/f2f workshop and is one pathway to online teaching certification at KSU. (See below for the all online three week option).

This training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online Courses which provides a framework for designing, developing, and improving online courses. This CETL workshop 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, September 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Inappropriate comments, cheating, lack of engagement . . . instructors often face problematic student behaviors. Do you know how to handle unexpected challenges? In this webinar, we will discuss a variety of problems that might arise over the course of the semester, some pre-emptive strategies you can implement to help avoid issues, how to handle situations in the moment, and who to follow up with after class is over. This webinar will address problematic student behaviors that occur in online and face-to-face classes.

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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Panel
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

Do you find your students are often underprepared for the rigor and expectations of your class? This is a common challenge many of us face, yet we are expected to teach these students and many of us feel intense pressure to reduce DFW rates. What should we do? Should we fail them? Do we need to do what some view as handholding or coddling? In this panel you will learn about research on this topic, and several faculty colleagues will share though-provoking, successful approaches to moving students where they need to be by first meeting students where they are. Come and discuss your ideas with us as you learn about what you can do in the classroom to help more of your students build momentum and truly succeed, without compromising the integrity of your course.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

When we assign students a project or activity, we often take for granted that they will understand what we are asking them to do and why. Students do not always have the skills and ability to determine this, though, which is why writing assignments with a clear purpose, that explains the task in full, and provides the criteria on which students will be evaluated is so important. This webinar will explore the TiLT framework for assignment creation. Bring an assignment you currently use in one of your classes to study and revise throughout the session.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Alexander Astin contends that higher education is biased toward students who are perceived as smart. As a consequence, the curricular structure and individual courses are designed to reward students who are "smart" and penalize (if not pose insurmountable barriers to) students who are not. This book club will discuss how a bias toward "smartness" affects our own teaching and limits what our students can accomplish. We will also consider Astin's suggestions for what we can do to change our mindsets as instructors and improve the success of more, equally deserving, students. Sign up to receive a free book and a discussion fitting for the USG's "Momentum Year."

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

KSU Online Course 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 includes two required components. The first part is delivered as a two-week online course, includes a review of the QM program and its guiding principles, and is delivered in the Quality Matters Learning Management System (Moodle). We will also examine the national QM review process, delve deeper into the general standards, and participants have the opportunity to practice writing feedback and reviewing a sample course. The second part is an online module. This component explains the internal review process and allows participants to apply the skills learned in the online workshop. Participants find this aspect of the workshop very valuable. 

Prerequisites for being a peer reviewer include:

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This dual purpose workshop is for all graduate students and those who would like to know more about how to use library resources (databases, indexes) and digital tools to collect, organize, and review literature. How do these research skills and processes connect to teaching undergraduate students critical thinking and academic literacy skills? Participants will explore how to apply their research skills to improve undergraduate teaching. Facilitated by Olga Koz and Linda Stewart.

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This interactive webinar for graduate students and faculty addresses topics raised in The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (Berg & Seeber 2016). We will explore connections between teaching and well-being and identify strategies and resources for slowing down in our personal and professional lives.

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

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

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 12:00am to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

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 workshop 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, what successful facilitation looks like, ways to provide effective feedback, creating a sense of community, time management strategies, and how to ensure instructor presence in an online course. This workshop would be appropriate for anyone getting ready to facilitate an online course, or in the beginning stages of doing this.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Making small changes to our teaching can make a big impact on student learning and no one knows that better than James Lang. In his book, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning, Lang outlines learning theories and principles, describes multiple models, and offers practical advice and strategies for transforming teaching and learning. Book club participants receive a free copy of the book, so sign up and join us to discuss how we might apply Lang's ideas in our own classrooms.

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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This workshop will focus on Growth Mindset research from Carol Dweck. We will explore what it means for you to have a growth mindset and how you can encourage this mindset with your students.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The Online Course Development Workshop is a two-week online/f2f workshop and is one pathway to online teaching certification at KSU. (See below for the all online three week option).

This training will explore aspects of online pedagogy, effective practices for online course design and introduce the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric for Online Courses which provides a framework for designing, developing, and improving online courses. This CETL workshop will lead to online teaching certification at KSU. You must be a current KSU instructor to register for this workshop.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

If you’re interested in a career in academia, a teaching statement that describes your approach to teaching and learning will be a key requirement for future job applications. In this workshop, you will reflect on your beliefs about teaching and learning, identify theorists that align with your views, and articulate concrete ways your philosophy is enacted in online or traditional classroom settings. This workshop is designed for all graduate students interested in teaching or preparing your materials for a job search.

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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

If you find yourself wondering why your students' exam results are often worse than their homework and class activity results, this workshop is for you. We will discuss strategies and tools to incorporate the use of purposeful knowledge network development throughout our teaching in order to help students transfer what they learn from lecture and practice to other contexts, including in exams and later in life.

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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

An effective teaching presentation that works for a range of audiences is essential for an academic job search. This workshop is intended to help you design a versatile and powerful teaching demo for the classroom or a job search. This workshop is designed for all graduate students interested in teaching or preparing their materials for a job search.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Metacognition is a big word for a simple concept: thinking about our thinking. As professionals, we are constantly monitoring what is being asked of us, thinking about how we will accomplish the tasks at hand, and considering how we can improve the way we do things. However, this is a challenge for many college students. In this workshop, we will discuss metacognitive strategies you can teach your students to help them be successful—while still covering your course content.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

By registering for the correlated webinar (Part 1), you are responsible for completing all 3 components of the workshop described below. This is part 3 of a 3-part workshop. See Part 1 for full workshop description.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Unsure about how to move beyond course evaluations to describe your teaching in your annual review? This session will discuss strategies for documenting teaching effectiveness that includes input from students, peers, and self-reflections.

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