Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Book Club
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #54: Book Club Room

Even though the book is five years old, Selingo’s analysis is still relevant. From his experience as an editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, he traces problematic administrative practices that took hold in the first decade of the millennium (building debt and promoting a customer mentality with regards to students). Together with unforeseen societal changes, such as economic crises and disruptive technologies, these practices have exacerbated the college dropout problem and made students question the value of a college degree. Join us for this chat to discuss what of his analysis resonates with your experience, the likelihood of the future he predicts, and the applicability of the strategies he suggests.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 3:45pm to 5:00pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Have you taught a class where students are highly engaged and are outperforming your expectations? What is so special about that class? How can you document what is happening so you can reproduce that impact in the future? In this workshop we will discuss the components of conducting scholarly action research in the classroom. We will also study several examples of successful applications for Institutional Review Board approval that you may be able to adapt to your own classroom research. Participants will leave with the beginning of an action plan to turn what started as a successful class into a scholarly paper as well.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Employing interactions in the classroom is one way to improve student engagement. By getting student involved in class discussions, interactive classroom activities, and classroom assessment techniques, students can create a deeper connection to the content. Join me for this workshop to explore different options for creating engagement and interactions in the classroom.

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Exams are a helpful assessment tool if aligned to your course objectives and goals. However, they can present a challenge with issues of academic dishonesty depending on the structure and design of the exam. This workshop will explore strategies for creating test questions and an environment that can promote academic integrity. We will also discuss the process of addressing academic integrity issues if they do arise. CETL is partnering with the Department of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity to deliver this workshop.

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar addresses how performance criteria can be used to help learning objectives (which can sometimes seem static and impersonal in nature) come alive in the classroom. 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 this webinar 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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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

If you find yourself wondering why your students' exam results are often worse than their homework and class activity results, this 30-minute informative webinar 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. Registrants will receive a webinar link a few days before the event.

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Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Employing active learning techniques does not automatically produce high quality learning, nor does it necessarily contribute to a productive academic mindset in students. While a large body of research shows that incorporating active learning techniques into the classroom can significantly improve student achievement of learning outcomes, how can we use it to produce a productive academic mindset as well? In this workshop we will explore how we can create productive academic mindsets by engaging students in ways that really make a difference. Specifically, we will consider three components identified in the research that teachers can influence student mindset in the classroom: emotional engagement, cognitive-emotional engagement, and behavioral engagement.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop addresses easily adaptable strategies for effective teaching in the lab classroom to improve student understanding. Participants will discuss and share ways to provide a clear overview, use a range of examples, create an inclusive climate, seek student feedback, assign or evaluate lab reports, measure student understanding, and employ classroom assessment techniques.

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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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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Panel
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Conference Room

Panelists discussing this timely topic will roundly explore how we employ, avoid, or confront discomfort in the college classroom. Topics will include teaching from a “pedagogy of discomfort;” student and instructor discomfort; the didactic benefits of making students comfortable; diversity and inclusion in the college classroom; safe spaces; trigger warnings, power dynamics, and more. Join us for a lively and much-needed discussion on the topic of discomfort in the college classroom!

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