Kennesaw State University

New Faculty

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
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Workshop
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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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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:15am
Event Type: 
Virtual
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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:

What are the goals and objectives of KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative?

How do faculty and students participate in It’s About Engagement?

What are the characteristics of an It’s About Engagement course?

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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
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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Welcome to KSU!

The following advice is from your peers in the inaugural Quick Starters Early Career Faculty Learning Community. 

First Things First …

Email

Your email is set up as soon as you accept the offer of employment. Start checking it right away so that you don’t miss any important announcements. “KSU Inform” is an essential source of news and events on both the Kennesaw campus and the Marietta campus.

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides links to campus resources related to gender and worklife balance, GLBTIQ initiatives, racial and ethnic dialogue, health and wellbeing, disabilities and more.

http://diversity.kennesaw.edu/resources/diversity_resources.php

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Faculty Development and Recongition offers programs to support faculty success at KSU, ranging from workshops on promotion and tenure to faculty awards.

https://fdr.kennesaw.edu/

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Faculty Affairs provides links to many important onboarding faculty resources, ranging from payroll and benefits, to KSU ID cards and email accounts, to navigating the annual review and promotion and tenure system/processes. 

http://facultyaffairs.kennesaw.edu/new_faculty_resources.php

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