Kennesaw State University

Student Success

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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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

 

An awareness of how the mind processes and remembers information can be a student's key to unlocking effective and transferable learning strategies. This workshop, based on the latest research in educational and cognitive psychology, will help you embed instruction on how people learn alongside your course content.

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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 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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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:10am to 12:05pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This interactive workshop will identify how mental health disorders present themselves in the classes we teach. Best practices in teaching in this context will be presented and faculty will work together to consider how to apply these practices to multiple cases.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:15am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

Course design is one of several important elements of teaching for student success. This interactive workshop will provide a framework for self-reflection about opportunities for course redesign through the lens of student success. The framework will emphasize three research-based elements: mastery, metacognition, and motivation. Join us to reflect on the framework and to strategize and set priorities to improve student outcomes.

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Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:15am to 12:05pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Join us for a book chat about Teaching University Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide to Developing Academic Capacity and Proficiency by Kim Draisma and Kimberley McMahon-Coleman (2016). We will discuss how autism presents itself in our classes and strategies for teaching students who fall within the autism spectrum.

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Monday, January 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

NCUR is coming to Kennesaw State in April 2019! Encourage your students to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in a national conference by creating an assignment that they can complete at the conference. At this workshop, we will actively engage in the design and construction of assignments that will be relevant to your specific course and support your students' learning at the conference. We will apply the TiLT (Transparency in Teaching and Learning) framework to ensure that your students clearly understand the Purpose, Task, and Criteria for the assignment. Bring your ideas or existing assignments that you can revise and CETL faculty will be available to work with you one-on-one.

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