Kennesaw State University

Upcoming Events

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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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:50pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar will provide an overview of best practices in teaching with learning assistants to improve student success. It will also provide an opportunity for faculty to share what has worked for them and to work together to identify strategies to overcome challenges that arise when facilitating a course with learning assistant support. 

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

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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Friday, September 21, 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.

*Workshop is ongoing from July 15, 2018 - December 10, 2018.
This workshop is not a substitute for KSU online teaching certification. 

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45am
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. 

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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.

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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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Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Peer coaching is a form of feeback that uses other faculty/staff to collect and provide assessment about areas you have targeted in your teaching. Benefits of this type of collaboration include: obtaining valuable feedback on your classroom performance, introducing others to new educational practices, modeling the value of assessment to the learners in the classroom, and quick propagation of ‘best practices’ within a community of educators. In this workshop, participants will learn about the principles behind peer coaching, tips on implementation, and get to see the process for producing and reporting peer coaching feedback.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Faculty who teach in the hybrid modality may be challenged by designing learning strategies that prepare students before they attend class and leveraging the best of both environments to measure student learning. This workshop will explore opportunities to create accountability and assessment options.

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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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”?

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

This workshop is asynchronous. The workshop dates are 10/16/18 through 10/30/18.

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 - 12:00pm 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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Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Come experience what it might be like to work in a Team-Based Learning classroom. The experience will be based in part on actual coursework from the facilitator’s nuclear engineering courses which were redesigned to be modeled after the Team-Based Learning approach of Michaelsen and Knight. However, the workshop is designed to appeal to a broad audience. In Team-Based Learning, the use of activities drives much of the instruction through extensive use of cooperative teams to enhance learning. During the workshop, participants will experience a number of important elements in the Team-Based Learning approach. This includes the Readiness Assurance Process, completing team-activity worksheets, and peer review of team members. In addition, the facilitator will share anecdotal and other basic evidence of how the course setup positively impacts student performance.

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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 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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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 their 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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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

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 materials for a job search.

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Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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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 3:30pm
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: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

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, November 16, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop highlights important components of the educational research process, often referred to as the Scholarship of Teahcing and Learning (SoTL). Building on participant backgrounds in scholarly teaching, we will highlight key aspects of carrying out various types of SoTL work (from the very small and personal to the very large and collaborative). Throughout, we will work together in groups to support each other as we generate personal plans for moving forward in our teaching and learning journeys. These plans will incorporate elements of SoTL that will help us investigate the impact of our pedagogical practices on teaching and learning.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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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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Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

The SoTL Writing Group is an informal gathering of faculty working on projects at any stage of the SoTL process, from idea generation to manuscript publication. In this group, faculty members share their ideas, exchange peer feedback, and receive professional mentoring as they work on individual or collaborative SoTL projects with the goal of enhancing student learning. Faculty may drop in and out of this group as their schedule permits; no registration is necessary.

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