Kennesaw State University

Studying Students Series

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

As much as we wish that race not be a factor in learning, research shows that it is. Students go through racial identity development processes, with unique steps for each race. In addition, prior educational histories of centralization or alienation, invisibility or hypervisibility, affirmation or invalidation, affect attitudes, expectations, and motivation, ultimately facilitating or hindering learning. This panel will discuss these issues and offer strategies for culturally responsive teaching.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Regardless of the content we teach, we all deal with gender issues in our courses. If students perceive that a course is inhospitable for them because of their gender identity, they will feel hindered in their ability to speak with confidence and authority, which in turn affects their learning and retention. This seminar will help you understand some of the factors that can create a chilly classroom climate, including language, content and process. In particular, we will address gender as a controversial topic to teach, strategies to avoid tokenism, and inclusive teaching for students who identify beyond the gender binary.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

As college campuses become increasingly multicultural, we must broaden our readiness to teach international students. Using videos and vignettes, this seminar will highlight the potential impact of cultural differences in our courses. We will then introduce some tools to understand cultural differences, and discuss pedagogical strategies useful in cross-cultural contexts.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Session participants will engage in discussions about accommodations that faculty can use to foster learning for all students. Presenters will share research on effective instructional practices, information about Universal Design, and also examples of accommodations used in classrooms from a variety of disciplines across the university (in both face-to-face and online settings). Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the campus resources for faculty and students.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Because of their status as an invisible minority, queer students often find it difficult to have their voices heard in the classroom. Drawing on learning principles and on social identity development theory, we will discuss the impact of the course climate on LGBTQ students and discuss pedagogical strategies that instructors can use to create a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Join us for an energetic, empowering book club on the bell hooks classic, "Teaching to Transgress." The first 12 participants who sign up for the book club receive a complimentary copy of the book. As one review notes, "In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal. bell books speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?"

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Are students different from 10-15 years ago or did you just grow old? Generational theorists agree that the current cohort of students, dubbed Millennials, is indeed unique in formative experiences, beliefs, attitudes, and goals. In this workshop, we will examine the societal trends that have shaped our students and affected their attitudes about learning. We will also learn about KSU resources to respond to problematic behaviors and red flags.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House 3211

Research clearly shows that the course climate affects student learning, critical thinking, and career preparation. In this interactive session, participants will explore ways to create an "explicitly centralizing" classroom climate, one in which marginalized and multiple perspectives are intentionally integrated into course content and activities. Participants will discuss factors affecting classroom climate such as course content, tone, stereotype threat, and faculty-student interactions, and they will generate alternative strategies to readily employ in their classes.

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