Thursday, August 26th, 2021 | 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Tris Utschig
Active learning has a broad research base supporting its impact on improving student learning (Freeman et al, 2014). You might then wonder - how I can I be inclusive in my active learning approach? How can I design active learning experiences that are resilient and adaptable to our ever changing learning environment? In this webinar we will explore what makes certain types of active learning highly flexible, resilient, and inclusive, and we will experience some simple active learning techniques that can be applied in any discipline and in any teaching modality. – August 26, 2021
Thursday, August 26th, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Letizia Guglielmo
Are you finding it difficult to make progress on writing and research while working remotely? Do you miss sharing space with colleagues on campus? Join colleagues for weekly Write Here, Write Now virtual writing sessions, dedicated time and shared virtual space for individual work on writing and research projects. Each weekly session will include approximately one hour of uninterrupted writing time with optional goal setting at the start and opportunities to socialize with colleagues. – August 26, 2021
Thursday, August 26th, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Facilitator: Mandy McGrew
Research supports the argument that students who feel acknowledged and respected in their learning environment are better able to focus their attention on the course content and activities, and perform on assessments. Strategies to develop an inclusive environment and a warm class climate face-to-face are a helpful starting point, but to create an explicitly centralizing climate in our online classes we must be intentional and deliberate in our inclusion of practices designed specifically for this purpose. In this session, we will review the research on inclusivity in the online classroom, introduce a variety of online activities and communication strategies designed to promote inclusion of all students, and share our experiences in building our own inclusive classroom communities. – August 26, 2021
Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Letizia Guglielmo
Join us for a kickoff book club event and semester-long writing accountability group for faculty interested in writing a journal article in one semester. Following years of field-tested strategies by Wendy Laura Belcher in her book, Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, the group will be supported by writing and revision activities and regular check-ins collaboration with group members to promote motivation while writing at home. – August 24, 2021
Monday, August 23rd, 2021 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Tris Utschig
Active learning has a broad research base supporting its impact on improving student learning (Freeman et al, 2014). You might then wonder - how I can I be inclusive in my active learning approach? How can I design active learning experiences that are resilient and adaptable to our ever changing learning environment? In this webinar we will explore what makes certain types of active learning highly flexible, resilient, and inclusive, and we will experience some simple active learning techniques that can be applied in any discipline and in any teaching modality. – August 23, 2021
Friday, August 20th, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Facilitators: Tris Utschig, Michele DiPietro, and Michelle Head
In this workshop we will explore faculty's role in transformative learning. We will discuss aspects of intentional design and facilitation of transformative learning, explicitly in connection with KSU's It’s About Engagement initiative but also as they apply to transformative learning in general. KSU's It's About Engagement initiative fosters learning through participation in high impact experiences in undergraduate research, internships/co-ops, and service learning. This program is integral to KSU's mission and vision to "offer high-quality and productive undergraduate ... and co-curricular programs" that "empower the members and graduates of the university community to have the vision, ability, and courage to transform the future." – August 20, 2021
Friday, August 20th, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Letizia Guglielmo
The Chairs and Directors Mutual Mentoring Group, CD-MMG, provides an opportunity for chairs and directors to build community with like-minded peers and support each other while achieving goals as defined by the group. – August 20, 2021
Friday, August 20th, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Michele DiPietro
It’s hard to thrive in a place when only one one of our facets (i.e. our intellect in academia) is privileged. The chakra system from Eastern Philosophy is a theory of the self that posits 7 major energies that make up each person (symbolically located along the spine from the gut to the heart to the head) and argues that a healthy expression of all 7 chakras in harmony with each other is what leads to liberation. This workshop is an introduction to the 7 chakras, and it opens the yearlong series focusing on strategies to waken each chakra one by one for a fulfilling professional life. – August 20, 2021
Thursday, August 19th, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Facilitator: Hillary Steiner
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 webinar, where you’ll gain practical suggestions for any stage of the SoTL research process, including generating initial ideas, gathering data, and presenting or publishing the research. – August 19, 2021
Launching Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 | 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez
The Parents in Academia Mutual Mentoring Group, PIA-MMG, provides an opportunity for faculty who identify as parents or caregivers for dependents to build community with like-minded peers and support each other while achieving goals as defined by the group. Members will meet monthly to discuss topics related to opportunities and challenges related to their role. – August 18, 2021