Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

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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Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Do you find that students begin to tune you out just when things are getting interesting in class? Do they seem stuck on details they should already know? In this workshop we will explore research-based practices to reduce student cognitive load and help them learn more effectively in class. During this workshop we will: learn to recognize factors that cause bottlenecks in student information processing required for learning; describe ways to reduce cognitive load by helping students effectively process information; and plan strategies to reduce cognitive load in your classroom

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) focuses on investigations of teaching practices and student learning within a discipline or across disciplines in higher education. If you are curious about your students’ learning and want to explore the intersection of teaching and scholarship, join us for this interactive webinar, where you’ll gain practical suggestions for any stage of the SoTL research process, from generating initial ideas to presenting or publishing the research.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

This workshop previews the themes that will be explored in the Momentum Year workshop series for the whole year. We will start reviewing theories of student retention and the conditions they identify for student success. We will offer a preview of how these elements have been translated by the USG into the Momentum Year initiative that all of us are being asked to engage in. Out of all the elements of that initiative, we will focus on the pedagogical ones and how they can be integrated in all our courses.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar is for all graduate students and faculty who are interested in designing engaging lecture-discussions. The most successful educators treat lectures and discussions as conversations with their students (Bain, 2004). This webinar focuses on designing lectures that effectively blend class discussion to boost student engagement and improve learning.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:45am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

How can we help students "own" their learning? Leverage social learning theory! Collaborative learning among students on assignments and projects is a high-impact educational practice that can be implemented in a variety of ways in a variety of content areas. Benefits include building authentic work-place skills, exposure to varied perspectives and valuable insights from other students, and the potential to learn more effectively than one could on their own. In this workshop, participants will experience several modes of collaborative learning as we explore the research behind designing top-notch collaborative learning experiences we can implement with our own students.

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