• Learning Opportunities

    Multiple pathways for faculty exchange

    The

    Deep Dive

    1+ Hours

    The Deep Dive includes events that allow you to dive deeper on a special topic related to teaching and learning. New programming is available throughout the academic year, and many topics are available on demand for your viewing - to visit those dives, click HERE.

    Innovation Exchange

    30 Minutes

    The monthly forum is

    open to all Park faculty. Join on campus, live webinar, or recorded session of Park faculty exchanging innovative teaching practices. Sessions occurs monthly throughout the academic year - to view those exchanges available on-demand click HERE.

    2-Minute

    Mentor

    On Demand

    In the 2-Minute Mentor, you can access a learning tip or strategy on demand from a recording and learn from Park University faculty who are using innovative approaches in their courses & programs. To review the library of 2-minute mentors, please visit the gallery HERE.

    SIG Learning Communities

    Monthly

    The SIG Learning communities will be offered and led by FCI Faculty Fellows each month. We encourage all faculty to connect with a SIG of their choosing and interest - join these interdisciplinary teams to learn together! Dates & times for each SIG are posted on the Special Interest Groups page To view, click HERE.

  • Innovation Amplifiers

    Meet the 2018-2019 Faculty Fellows (below)

  • Linda Bell

    Lecturer, Accounting

    Make it Stick

    Kathy Jackson

    Assistant Professor, Nursing

    Shift Happens: Integrating Growth Mindset into Courses and Students

    Erica Jansen

    Adjunct Faculty, English

    Active Learning with Pirate Patch

    Tami Radohl

    Assistant Professor, Social Work

    Simulated & Active Learning

    Brant Winn

    Assistant Professor, Education

    Trauma & Resilience

  • Upcoming & Recent Events

    Mark your calendars!

    Annual Faculty Performance Review, Tenure and Promotion @Park

    New Faculty Reconvene

    Presented by FCI Team

    September 19th (Wednesday) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Watson Literacy Center

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/594275756   

    What Do You Do When You Are Concerned About a Student?

    Deep Dive

    Presented by Amanda Bryant

    September 21st (Friday) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite =  https://zoom.us/j/274792594  

     

    Please join Amanda Bryant, Coordinator for Student Advocacy, to discuss what to do when you are concerned about a student. Types of concerns that will be addressed will include, but are not limited to:

    • personal issues affecting school (illness, homelessness, family concerns)
    • financial concerns (can’t afford textbooks, financial aid issues, military benefits)
    • academic struggles (academic integrity, disability services)

     
    Learn how to respond to these issues and what resources are already in place, including forms Park has for some of the processes. In addition, understand why it’s important for faculty to be “involved” in what’s going on in a student’s personal life.

    Shift Happens: Integrating Growth Mindset into Courses and Students

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Kathy Jackson

    September 25th (Tuesday) from 2:00-3:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Academic Plaza (AP 371)

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/4395698513  

     

    Join me in exploring how growth mindset can inform all that we do
    with students in the classroom. It starts with ourselves
    understanding how our brains work and how we view learning, our
    goals, and mistakes. Learn new language of encouragement for
    growth and the Power of Yet.

    Make it Stick

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Linda Bell

    October 5th (Wednesday) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/890598163  

     

    Explore evidence-based learning strategies that enable students to learn better and remember longer. Transformative power of story will be utilized to help us understand why these principles should replace less effective but widely accepted practices.

    10 names will be drawn to receive a free copy of the book Make It Stick for second time attendees at Linda’s second SIG held Wednesday noon October 3. The intent is for those 10 participants to have a willingness to attend all 5 of Linda’s sessions, if possible. (All of Linda's sessions are held Wednesdays at noon.) By the way, Make It Stick received a 4.5 star rating on Amazon from over 400 reviews.

    Trauma and Resilience

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Brant Winn

    October 17th (Wednesday) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/716658958   

     

    Join us as we explore together to find answers to the following questions: What is trauma? What is resilience? How does trauma and resilience impact learning? Who is resilient and what makes them so? How can resilience be fostered in the wake of trauma? What can we learn from highly resilient individuals that will help inform our work with students?

    Academic Advising

    Deep Dive

    Presented by Robbie Park and Steve Fenske

    October 18th (Thursday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/681904710 

     

    Using Student Course Expectations​

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Greg Plum

    October 22nd (Monday) from 10:00-10:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/890254447   

     

    This presentation will demonstrate the use of course expectations to stimulate learning. Having students think about the course at the beginning of the course and express what they expect to learn, then reviewing those expectations at mid-term and again at final, will help keep them interested and keep you, the instructor, focused. Actual course expectations and mid-term feedback will be used.

    Shift Happens: Integrating Growth Mindset into Courses and Students

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Kathy Jackson

    October 23rd (Tuesday) from 2:00-3:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Academic Plaza (AP 371)

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/4395698513  

     

    Join me in exploring how growth mindset can inform all that we do
    with students in the classroom. It starts with ourselves
    understanding how our brains work and how we view learning, our
    goals, and mistakes. Learn new language of encouragement for
    growth and the Power of Yet.

    Curriculum and Course Development: Forms, Reports and Approval Processes @Park

    New Faculty Reconvene

    Presented by FCI Team

    October 24th (Wednesday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/594275756   

    Simulated & Active Learning Strategies

    Special Interest Group

    Presented Tami Radohl (Amber Dailey-Hebert Moderating for Tami Radol)

    October 30th (Tuesday) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/305852682 

     

    Simulated and active learning strategies demonstrate knowledge
    attainment in safe, controlled academic environments. These
    approaches showcase higher-order thinking, increase student
    engagement, and bolster confidence in knowledge. Join us in
    exploring ways to replicate the real world in our face-to-face and
    online classrooms.

  • FCI Calendar

    Keep track of your events using the FCI calendar

  • Create Together

    Please share your ideas, accomplishments, or tips that might be of interest to the Park community!

    You + us = awesome.

  • Let's Connect

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