Kennesaw State University

General Faculty Development

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
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Location: 
Virtual

What could you do to improve lab instruction? This informational webinar addresses easily adaptable teaching strategies for the lab classroom to improve student learning. Small changes can have a big impact. Topics include how to connect lectures and labs, measure student understanding, prioritize safety procedures, assign and evaluate lab reports, and more. 

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:20pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
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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
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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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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Panel
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

Panelists discussing this timely topic will roundly explore how we employ, avoid, or confront discomfort in the college classroom. Topics will include teaching from a “pedagogy of discomfort;” student and instructor discomfort; the didactic benefits of making students comfortable; diversity and inclusion in the college classroom; safe spaces; trigger warnings, power dynamics, and more. Join us for a lively and much-needed discussion on the topic of discomfort in the college classroom!

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Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202

If your students often skip the readings in your class, or if they struggle to comprehend the content of text when they do read, this workshop is for you. In the workshop we will illuminate factors that make it difficult for students to comprehend what they are reading, discuss research-based approaches that support students’ comprehension of text, and plan strategies to help your students comprehend the readings for your course.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this workshop, author and fellow KSU faculty member Dr. Seneca Vaught will take us through the argument in his new book. We will consider the hidden costs of college and the shortcomings of considering education merely as a commodity, paying particular attention to groups of students who regularly shoulder more of that cost. We will broaden the definition of investment, moving from a guild mentality to considering long-term returns beyond financial earnings, so that we can have productive conversations with our students about the value of their education.

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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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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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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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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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