Kennesaw State University

Teaching Effectiveness

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
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Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

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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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

Higher education in the United States continues to shift from monocultural to multicultural. Part of this shift is the increased presence of faculty who have lived experiences or cultural identities connected to many parts of the world. International faculty bring rich perspectives and experiences that enhance the learning environment for students and contribute to institutional goals, particularly at a time when global engagement is being emphasized. In this workshop, we will explore the challenges and rewards of being an international faculty member and offer ways in which international faculty can use their cultural identities and experiences to 1) expose students to different worldviews and experiences, 2) expand the scholarship of teaching and learning through different lenses, and 3) create global institutions that match the interconnectedness of a global society.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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CETL House #54: Book Chat room

Why do you do what you do? Simon Sinek's book Start With Why explains the need to establish your why in your work. He frames this discussion in the model of The Golden Circle. The Book Chat discussion with explore the what, how, and why in our work, and how we direclty and indirectly share our why with others.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

This webinar discussion/workshop addresses topics raised in The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (Berg & Seeber 2016). After discussing factors that affect a graduate student's quality of life and academic performance, participants will be introduced to several approaches intended to improve a graduate student's experience.

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Monday, March 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

In this webinar you can experience what it might be like to work in an online Team-Based Learning classroom. This session 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.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Are you looking for ideas on how to improve assignments to give students useful feedback while reducing the time and effort of grading? We will discuss how to design rubrics and checklists to grade student work and will provide numerous examples that you can readily adapt to your own courses.

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Monday, March 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
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? We will discuss how to design rubrics and checklists to grade student work and will provide numerous examples that you can readily adapt to your own courses.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Type: 
Virtual
Campus: 
Location: 
Virtual

Small changes prompt big results in teaching. Drawing from ideas in James M. Lang's Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning, we will identify and share ways to turn ‘so-so’ lessons into more effective teaching activities.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:15am
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
Academic Building (H) - Room 202

Have you found yourself telling your students they should study two hours for every one hour of class time… that they should know their learning style… that they should listen to classical music while they complete their math homework… and then wondered if your words of advice are actually true? Join us for this fun, informative workshop. We will even ensure that we use more than 10% of our brains to decide whether the evidence supports or rejects these and other learning myths!

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Event Type: 
Workshop
Campus: 
Location: 
CETL House #3211: Lab

In this workshop, participants will reflect on their beliefs about teaching and learning, identify theorists that align with their views, and articulate concrete ways their philosophy is enacted in online or traditional classroom settings. This workshop is designed for all graduate students interested in teaching or preparing their materials for a job search.

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