Kennesaw State University

General Faculty Development

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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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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Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

As the semester intensifies, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose track of yourself as a teacher: who you are, where you’ve come from, and why you teach the way you do. In this workshop, we invite you to pause and reflect on your teaching journey in words and images. Together we’ll cover some basic principles of verbal-visual storytelling, then craft brief narratives centered on key moments in our teaching practices and experiences. All materials will be provided; no prior skills necessary, just a willingness to jump in and put something down on paper. This workshop is geared especially toward graduate student teachers and those interested in teaching, but KSU instructors of all experience levels are welcome.

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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, October 2, 2019 - 10:10am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This interactive webinar takes a proactive approach to classroom assessment. We will examine factors that contribute to a constructive classroom climate, review university policies and resources, and identify intervention basics. Knowing our students, inviting their feedback, and being prepared to respond compassionately and professionally are essential to resolving problematic student behaviors, addressing academic misconduct, and supporting students in crisis.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop provides an overview of three fundamental High-impact practices (HIPs): undergraduate research, internships, and community-engaged service learning. Students who participate in HIPS demonstrate greater persistence and appreciation for diversity. Participants will explore ways to incorporate these experiential practices in their traditional or online courses.

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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 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This workshop examines storytelling as an inclusive and often overlooked pedagogical tool relevant to all disciplines. Drawing upon narrative theory, learning sciences, and personal experiences, this session explores the many functions of storytelling for instructors and students who bring their own stories to the classroom. Participants will explore purposeful narrative strategies to punctuate lectures, enhance discussions, generate student motivation, and create an inclusive classroom environment.

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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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