Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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 in this webinar will identify and share approaches and activities that set the stage for the semester. Possible topics include setting ground rules, establishing an inclusive classroom climate, using content-based strategies to provoke student curiosity, and goal-setting for student success. Let’s get started in purposeful and productive ways!

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Unsure about how to move beyond course evaluations to describe your teaching in your annual review? This session will discuss strategies for documenting teaching effectiveness that includes input from students, peers, and self-reflections.

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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

If you find yourself wondering why your students' exam results are often worse than their homework and class activity results, this workshop is for you. We will discuss strategies and tools to incorporate the use of purposeful knowledge network development throughout our teaching in order to help students transfer what they learn from lecture and practice to other contexts, including in exams and later in life.

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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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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Making small changes to our teaching can make a big impact on student learning and no one knows that better than James Lang. In his book, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning, Lang outlines learning theories and principles, describes multiple models, and offers practical advice and strategies for transforming teaching and learning. Book club participants receive a free copy of the book, so sign up and join us to discuss how we might apply Lang's ideas in our own classrooms.

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This interactive webinar for graduate students and faculty addresses topics raised in The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (Berg & Seeber 2016). We will explore connections between teaching and well-being and identify strategies and resources for slowing down in our personal and professional lives.

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Alexander Astin contends that higher education is biased toward students who are perceived as smart. As a consequence, the curricular structure and individual courses are designed to reward students who are "smart" and penalize (if not pose insurmountable barriers to) students who are not. This book club will discuss how a bias toward "smartness" affects our own teaching and limits what our students can accomplish. We will also consider Astin's suggestions for what we can do to change our mindsets as instructors and improve the success of more, equally deserving, students. Sign up to receive a free book and a discussion fitting for the USG's "Momentum Year."

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:50pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar will provide an overview of best practices in teaching with learning assistants to improve student success. It will also provide an opportunity for faculty to share what has worked for them and to work together to identify strategies to overcome challenges that arise when facilitating a course with learning assistant support. 

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Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Event Type: 
Panel
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Do you find your students are often underprepared for the rigor and expectations of your class? This is a common challenge many of us face, yet we are expected to teach these students and many of us feel intense pressure to reduce DFW rates. What should we do? Should we fail them? Do we need to do what some view as handholding or coddling? In this panel you will learn about research on this topic, and several faculty colleagues will share though-provoking, successful approaches to moving students where they need to be by first meeting students where they are. Come and discuss your ideas with us as you learn about what you can do in the classroom to help more of your students build momentum and truly succeed, without compromising the integrity of your course.

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