Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This book summarizes the research on STEM teaching and uses the research to make recommendations for how to improve college teaching in STEM disciplines.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Participants will engage in a discussion of specific actions that can facilitate the transition of a classroom from being teacher-centered to being learner-centered, and will outline plans for a current or future course to move their instruction toward being more learner-centered.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

Weimer discusses five key changes to practice that tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone to help college and university faculty understand the meaning, practice, and ramifications of the learner-centered approach. Enhancements added to the new edition include up-to-date examples of practice in action from a variety of disciplines, an entirely new chapter on the research support for learner-centered approaches, and a more in-depth discussion of how students' developmental issues impact the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching. Source: Amazon.com

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

This book "starts with the premise that teachers are much closer to being learning-centered (LCT) than they think." The author Terry Doyle, who states, "the one who does the work does the learning," presents ways to augment student learning through research-based, LCT practices.

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

This workshop will focus on the changes in advising and mentoring due to the merger of SPSU and Kennesaw State University (KSU). Currently at SPSU every faculty must act as a faculty advisor and mentor for students as assigned by the department chair. The advising and mentoring is considered as a part of teaching activity for tenure and promotion evaluation.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:
¥ Be able to explain the current status of advising and mentoring at SPSU
¥ Be familiar with the current status of advising and mentoring at KSU
¥ Know the status of advising and mentoring at new University after merger.

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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS) are strategies faculty can use to determine whether and how well students are learning. Using CATS can help faculty identify and address areas of confusion so that students can perform more successfully on examinations and assignments. This session will introduce several CATS such as the Minute Paper, the Misconception/Preconception Check, the Background Knowledge Probe, and Teacher-Designed Feedback Forms.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve assignments to give students useful feedback while reducing the time and effort of grading? Drs. Walvoord and Anderson present a model that may help you increase student learning while making your grading more effective and efficient.

Limited to 15 participants. Each will receive a copy of the book.

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Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

In this session, we examine how learners organize information, models of human memory, and reasons why learners forget information

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

This workshop will focus on students with particular needs in advising, including: students with substance use/abuse issues; those with personality disorders or difficult personality issues; and those with social skills deficits or social anxiety. The focus will be on identifying these students, discussing how these issues impact advising and what the advisor can do to help these students, and explaining when it may be necessary to refer the student for help elsewhere, including Career and Counseling Services.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:
¥ Identify students with substance use/abuse issues, difficult personality issues, and/or social skills deficits or social anxiety
¥ Determine how these issues affect advising and describe ways in which the advisor can help the student

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Building H Room 202-A

How do you approach the topic of changing majors with a student that is not succeeding in his/her major? How do you tell a fourth year student that he/she will not be graduating this year? How do you provide other career options to students that donÕt have the grades or test scores for graduate school? This workshop is designed to discuss how to initiate difficult conversations with students that reflect appreciative advising and compassionate mentoring.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:
¥ Be familiar with the practices for approaching difficult advising topics with students
¥ Learn appreciate advising strategies that can be used to broach difficult advising topics
¥ Learn strategies for engaging and re-energizing unmotivated or apathetic students

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