Thursday, February 24th, 2022 | 1:25 - 2:15 p.m.
Facilitators: Linda Stewart and Erin Bahl
This workshop will help graduate student teachers and KSU instructors design classes in which all participants (students and instructors alike) contribute to accessible course environments. Writing and designing for accessibility (such as alt text for images, captions for video, transcripts for audio, and structured headings for documents) is an important part of developing an inclusive course community. Furthermore, it helps students prepare to write accessibly in their future careers and professional lives. Participants will explore resources for teaching academic web accessibility, then consider how to adapt these materials for their own disciplines, course content, and teaching styles. – February 24, 2022
Friday, February 18th, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Michele DiPietro
The third-eye chakra presides over the function of seeing beyond what the eyes can see. This includes seeing through things and seeing things that have not manifested yet. For this reason, a healthy third-eye chakra is capable of generating a compelling vision for our professional life and allows us to blaze our own trail (Debowski 2012). In this workshop we will unpack the mechanics of the third-eye chakra and introduce tools to create a fulfilling vision for our professional life. – February 18, 2022
Thursday, February 17th, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Facilitator: Michelle Head
Since the inception of the It's About Engagement (IAE) Initiative faculty across campus have been working hard at embedding a critical reflection assignment into their undergraduate research course. This Scholarly Teaching Conversation will highlight exemplary ways in which faculty have worked to achieve this. During this session 3-4 faculty will share ways that they have effectively engaged their students in reflection that is aligned to the goals of IAE. – February 17, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 1:30 - 3:30 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. – February 16, 2022
Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 | 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Letizia Guglielmo
Reviewer feedback can be helpful, enlightening, brutal, overwhelming, or even non-sensical. Regardless, scholarly productivity requires us to be resilient as we revise, resubmit, or go back to the drawing board. This interactive webinar will provide keys to resilience in scholarship and creative activity. Participants will be guided through individual reflection on their experiences with reviewer feedback and will leave the session with a concrete plan for future resilience and increased productivity. – February 16, 2022
Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Facilitator: Mandy McGrew
Redesigning just two assignments in your course can have a big impact in your classes. Research shows that students are more likely to succeed when faculty provide them with transparent assignment descriptions. A transparent assignment includes just three parts: the purpose, the task, and the criteria. Do you have an assignment that students regularly struggle with? Has it been more difficult to get the level of work you desire from your students after moving your course online? Bring an assignment with you to this interactive webinar and you will have the opportunity to revise it applying the TILT (Transparency in Learning and Teaching) framework. Come prepared to participate! Workshop attendees will break into groups for a peer feedback session and everyone will leave with a draft of their TILTed assignment. – February 15, 2022
Monday, February 14th, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Theresa Alviar and Este Jordan
The International Faculty Mutual Mentoring Group, IF-MMG, provides an opportunity for faculty who identify as international or global faculty 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. – February 14, 2022
Thursday, February 10th, 2022 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Tris Utschig
Multiple colleges at KSU have begun formally supporting the peer coaching process. This workshop is designed to support those efforts and expand participation across KSU. Peer coaching is a formative process conducted with another instructor to provide feedback about teaching in areas you have targeted for improvement in your classroom. It is specific, organized, constructive, collaborative, non-threatening, confidential, and focused on mutual benefits. The process generates valuable feedback on classroom performance, introduces participants to new educational practices, models the value of assessment to the learners in the classroom, and quickly propagates ‘best practices’ within a community of educators. In this workshop, participants will learn about successful peer coaching efforts from the literature, discuss the value of various steps in the peer coaching process, and practice providing peer coaching feedback using the workshop context itself. – February 10, 2022
Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Facilitators: Tris Utschig, Amy Buddie, Cameron Greensmith, and Jason Rhodes
Undergraduate research (UR) is a high-impact educational practice that leads to deep, meaningful learning for students (Kuh, 2008). This workshop will focus on how faculty can engage students by mentoring them to be undergraduate researchers, how to work with teams of researchers, and how to embed meaningful UR experiences into your courses so that they can be counted as part of the It's About Engagement (IAE) initiative. In particular, findings and resources developed from last year's two IAE Undergraduate Research Faculty Learning Communities studying UR in the context of the pandemic and via a case study of the KSU Food Forest will be incorporated into the session so that you can benefit from their work in your own planning. – February 09, 2022
Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Letizia Guglielmo
The department chair position has been described as one of the most complex administrative positions in higher education contexts. Contributing to this complexity is a web of competing tasks and stakeholders that often lead to overwhelming workload and imbalance in the department chair role. Join us for a book chat on Christian K. Hansen’s Time Management for Department Chairs to explore strategies for assessing your current use of time and approaching management and leadership tasks with increased effectiveness. – February 08, 2022