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  • It's a Wrap: Making the Last Class Memorable

    Date: Tuesday,November 9th,2021 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Facilitator: Linda Stewart What do we hope to accomplish in the final class meeting? Perhaps we want to highlight the course goals,create opportunities for reflection,connect student learning to future classes or employment,reinforce the value of the course,or reveal what we have learned. As important as it is to begin our classes on the right note,the tone we set for the last day may have a greater impact on our students. In addition to identifying specific classroom activities and strategies,we will analyze an extended “Last Class” activity to determine how it might be adapted to your classroom in any modality (Uhl,C. 2010).  –  November 09, 2021

  • Scholarly Conversations About Teaching - Supporting Student Success with a Learning-Focused Syllabus

    Date: Friday,November 5th,2021 | 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Facilitator: Tris Utschig KSU is fortunate to have great group of several dozen faculty who participated in a study to apply research-based practices to transform their syllabi. This conversational workshop opens by briefly highlighting the research resulting in the Learning Focused Syllabus Rubric from Palmer et al (2014) and then hearing from several faculty who have implemented the practices from the rubric in various ways to effectively engage students right out of the gate and throughout their course.  –  November 05, 2021

  • Deliberate Diversity: Acknowledging the Strengths of Our Students

    Date: Wednesday,November 3rd,2021 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Facilitator: Mandy McGrew As more students from racially,culturally,and economically diverse backgrounds enter our institution,it is important to recognize the differences in life experiences and perspectives students bring into the classroom. Research shows that some students are less apt to retain information delivered through lecture. Others may lack trust in institutions or authority figures and hesitate to speak up in class. Some may experience stereotype threats that influence their achievement on exams. In this workshop,we will apply Tara Yosso’s theory of cultural capital and address a variety of factors that influence the experiences of underrepresented students and discuss how faculty can emphasize students’ strengths while acknowledging students’ challenges.  –  November 03, 2021

  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution for Leaders

    Date: Tuesday,November 2nd,2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Facilitator: Joseph Bock,Ph.D. Join Joseph Bock,Director of the School of Conflict Management,Peacebuilding and Development will lead an overview of research-based best practices in negotiation and conflict resolution for leaders in higher education. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from one of the leading experts on this subject and to engage in timely and relevant conversations about strategies to overcome the negotiation and conflict challenges that leaders face.  –  November 02, 2021

  • Developing a Growth Mindset Through Reflective Writing

    Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Facilitator: Michelle Head Reflection is an effective practice to allow students to become more self-aware, monitor their growth towards personal and professional goals, and navigate obstacles that are presented as they work towards these goals. Collectively, these activities allow a student to develop a growth mindset that can lead to persistence and retention in their program. Small teaching methods, applicable to a broad range of course types, will be discussed to help foster self-reflection in the classroom.  –  October 27, 2021

  • Reflect, Connect, & Learn: How is Your Teaching Going?

    Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Facilitator: Traci Stromie Join us and your colleagues for an ongoing onboarding community called Reflect, Connect, and Learn. These monthly meetings are designed to provide a full year of onboarding support for faculty in their first year at KSU. This second meeting of the virtual series will connect participants with an experienced faculty developer who has provided teaching consultations and instructional design support to KSU faculty for ten years. It will provide space for asking questions that have arisen during the first couple of months teaching in this new environment. This is an opportunity to reflect on how things are going, build relationships with other new faculty, get those burning questions answered, and learn new things.  –  October 26, 2021

  • Check-In: Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks

    Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Facilitator: Letizia Guglielmo Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks mid-semester check-in. Participants in the larger writing accountability group will be automatically registered for this event.  –  October 19, 2021

  • Service-Learning: Engaging Our Students with Our Community

    Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Facilitators: Mandy McGrew and Ryan Keesee KSU's It's About Engagement! initiative encourages faculty to incorporate High Impact Practices in their courses. More specifically, faculty are being asked to provide greater opportunities for students to engage in undergraduate research, internships, and service-learning. In support of these efforts, we invite you to join us to discuss the benefits and challenges of conducting service-learning courses. This interactive workshop will describe how "service-learning" is defined for the It's About Engagement Initiative, discuss ways to incorporate it into your course(s), and introduce the resources and support KSU has in place to help. Join us to explore the benefits of service-learning and help us help you design and implement experiences that will profoundly and meaningfully impact your students and their communities.  –  October 19, 2021

  • Nurturing Our Professional Desires

    Friday, October 15th, 2021 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Facilitator: Michele DiPietro With a strong foundation, we can relate to the world in terms of correspondence, what attracts us and what repels us. These polarities generate charge and motion, so this chakra is dedicated to movement toward what fulfills us. With a healthy chakra we are able to pursue our desires, set boundaries to secure the time to do so, and say no to things that are not priorities for us (King 2021). Desires are also connected to emotions and feelings, which are traditionally discounted in academia In this workshop we will unpack the mechanics of the second chakra and generate strategies to build our work around our desires without guilt.  –  October 15, 2021

  • Imposter Phenomenon: Discovering our Beliefs and Perceptions

    Thursday, October 14th, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Facilitator: Linda Stewart Although the impostor syndrome or phenomenon (IP) is experienced by faculty in higher education, it is often more prevalent among graduate students and graduate student teachers (Blake-Hedges, C. 2018). This phenomenon, characterized by feelings of self-doubt and unworthiness, is at odds with evidence of the individual’s success and achievements. It isn’t uncommon for graduate student teachers to experience feelings of being an impostor or a fraud, but it’s crucial to acknowledge this phenomenon, understand its traits, explore our beliefs and perceptions, and identify ways to overcome the stress and anxiety it often creates.  –  October 14, 2021