Kennesaw State University

Adjunct Faculty

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

As more students from racially, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds enter our institution, it is important to recognize the differences in life experiences and perspectives these students bring into the classroom. Research shows that some students are less apt to retain information delivered through lecture. Others may lack trust in institutions or authority figures and hesitate to speak up in class. Some may experience stereotype threats that influence their achievement on exams. In this workshop, we will address a variety of factors that influence the experiences of underrepresented students and discuss how faculty can emphasize students’ strengths while acknowledging students’ challenges.

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Monday, November 4, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Undergraduate research is a high-impact educational practice that leads to deep, meaningful learning for students (Kuh, 2008). This workshop will be focused on how faculty can engage students by mentoring them to be undergraduate researchers, how to work with teams of researchers, and how to embed meaningful undergraduate research experiences into your courses.

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Engaging students through active learning has been shown to improve learning outcomes across many contexts. Perhaps the largest set of active learning approaches uses collaborative learning techniques. Collaborative Learning Techniques is a handbook grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning that introduces teachers to 30 different collaborative learning techniques. Each technique includes organized information on what to do, how to do it, and why it is important to student learning. Underpinning all of these techniques, the authors also offer practical advice on how to form groups, assign roles, facilitative team success, and grade student participation.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Active learning techniques can enhance classroom engagement and student learning, but how do we scale it up to provide these opportunities in larger classes? As daunting as it may seem, faculty can still use active learning techniques in classes of 40 or more students without sacrificing instructional time or cutting out content. In this 60-minute interactive webinar we will address the unique circumstances of teaching large classes using active learning techniques that reinforce conceptual understanding and require students to apply skills. Participants will learn about less commonly-used ways to integrate this pedagogical style into their classes.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

As our modern lives become busier and the fast-paced world in which we live draws our attention in multiple directions, we have to make choices about what we will do and how we will spend our time. College students are no different. If faculty want students to prioritize their courses, come to class prepared, and spend adequate time on assignments and studying, it is helpful to understand how human motivation works. This 75-minute workshop will introduce several motivation theories and provide opportunities for faculty to identify ways in which they can enhance and direct student motivation to increase engagement in their courses.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative fosters learning through participation in high impact experiences in undergraduate research, internships/co-ops, and service learning. It’s About Engagement is integral to KSU's mission and vision to "offer high-quality and productive undergraduate ... and co-curricular programs" that "empower the members and graduates of the university community to have the vision, ability, and courage to transform the future." In this workshop, we will explore how It’s About Engagement relates to our own contexts by investigating these questions:

  1. What are the goals and objectives of KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative?
  2. How do faculty and students participate in It’s About Engagement?
  3. What are the characteristics of an It’s About Engagement course?

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Learning objectives can sometimes seem static and impersonal in nature. How can we make them come to life in the classroom? Write performance criteria! Performance criteria are the expectations given to learners before a performance that define the characteristics which make up a high quality performance related to achieving a learning objective. Participants attending the workshop will be able to articulate the value of writing and using performance criteria, practice using a methodology for writing performance criteria, and assess performance criteria to improve quality.

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Monday, August 19, 2019 - 10:10am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Participants in this webinar will identify ways to introduce and sequence activities in the first week of class that preview what students can expect throughout the semester. Participants will identify and prioritize goal-oriented activities to provoke student curiosity, promote learning, establish expectations, and create a community of learners. Let’s get started in purposeful and productive ways!

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

In this webinar, we will discuss how we can grade student work and give feedback that they can use to improve their performance in class. This webinar is geared toward part-time faculty who have a limited amount of time to spend on their courses, but all faculty can benefit from thinking critically and reflectively about their grading practices. Topics that will be covered include rubrics, checklists, minimal marking, and targeted feedback and how to apply them in all disciplines.

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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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