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  • Upcoming & Recent Events

    Mark your calendars!

    Immersive Learning (Augmented & Virtual Realities)

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Stephen Fant

    February 18th (Tuesday) from 11:00-11:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

     

    This Innovation Exchange will explore VR and AR and how universities are utilizing the technology. We will provide tools that traditional (brick and mortar) and online instructors can incorporate into their classrooms to enhance learning, and also research emerging trends in AR/VR.

    Organizational Culture

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Adrian James

    February 20th (Thursday)

    Onsite Location & Time = Meetin' House from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Online & Time = https://park.zoom.us/j/129698731 from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

     

    Come join Dr. Adrian James on Feb. 20th for one of her two special interest group sessions on “Organizational Culture.” She is kindly offering two sessions to improve the participant experience for both modalities and you are welcome to attend:

    1. The onsite only option in the McCoy Meetin’ House from 10:00-11:00am, CST
    2. The online only session hosted via Zoom from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    In these discussions, we will explore our ideal organizational culture and how to best build that culture. We’ll cover strategies on working smarter not harder, valuing others, increasing positivity, and topics the participants choose. Those attending will be engaged in active learning strategies to reinforce their learning.

    There's an App for That!

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Eugene Matthews

    February 25th (Tuesday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Onsite = Norrinton Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/494693973 

     

    Are you ready to take your teaching skills up a notch? Are you interested in reclaiming time invested in grading and assessing student assignments? Join me in my Special Interest Group because "There's an app for that!"

    (Note. For those planning to participate in person and actively engage these sessions, please bring your mobile device to each “There’s an app for that!” SIG you attend.)

    Academic Supervisors’ Role in the Annual Performance Review Process

    Academic Leadership Collaborative

    Presented by Emily Sallee

    February 28th (Friday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/940866872

    Deconstructing Diversity

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Allison Rand

    March 5th (Thursday) from 11:00am-12:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrinton Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/747466804

     

    Putting diversity, equity, inclusion into measurable action is critical to long term success. So this session will create a space for conversations about how race, gender, class, and other factors affect student learning, and will provide strategies for how to address those factors in the classroom.

    Virtual Academic Conference

    Conference

    Hosted by: Erica Jansen

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Hanstedt

    Date & Time: March 7th (Saturday) from 9:00am-12:00pm, CST

    Registration Link: https://form.jotform.com/200275619939161 

    Zoom Link: https://park.zoom.us/j/535015437

     

    On March 7th, 2020, Park instructors, faculty, and staff will come together virtually to explore best teaching practices at our university. From 9:00am to 12:00pm, CST, we will consider ways to engage our students and make our coursework meaningful.

     

    Our conference will begin with a general welcome and a presentation from our keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Hanstedt, author of Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World. We’ll next hear from Park instructors during two separate sessions: “Making Coursework Meaningful” and “Using Technology to Engage Students.” Our session topics directly address the responses you provided in our most recent survey, and will focus specifically on teaching strategies all instructors can use in their work for Park. Each session will include a Q&A portion that will allow attendees the opportunity to chat with each other and with each presenter.

     

    Conference Schedule:

    • (9:00-10:00am, CST) General Welcome and Keynote Speaker
    • (10:00-11:00am, CST) Session I: Making Coursework Meaningful
    • (11:00am-12:00pm, CST) Session II: Using Technology to Engage Students

    Join us to make new connections across Park University, learn new teaching strategies, and inspire your work!

     

    REGISTER NOW HERE! The first ten registrants that also attend the conference will receive a FREE copy of Dr. Paul Hanstedt’s book, Creating Wicked Students. All attendees will automatically receive a digital badge for their participation. We look forward to seeing you on March 7th!

    FCI Collaborative Workspace

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Amber Dailey-Hebert and Jamie Els

    March 17th (Tuesday) from 11:00-11:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

     

    The Faculty Center for Innovation (FCI) invites you to the March Innovation Exchange to explore the new “FCI Collaborative Workspace” in Canvas.. This space was created as an open environment for all faculty across the disciplines to collectively exchange innovative teaching and learning and find administrative policies and procedures.

    Immersive Learning (Augmented & Virtual Realities)

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Stephen Fant

    March 19th (Thursday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/634240484

     

    This Innovation Exchange will explore VR and AR and how universities are utilizing the technology. We will provide tools that traditional (brick and mortar) and online instructors can incorporate into their classrooms to enhance learning, and also research emerging trends in AR/VR.

    Organizational Culture

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Adrian James

    March 24th (Tuesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Leab

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/129698731

     

    In these discussions, we will explore our ideal organizational culture and how to best build that culture. We’ll cover strategies on working smarter not harder, valuing others, increasing positivity, and topics the participants choose. Those attending will be engaged in active learning strategies to reinforce their learning.

    Faculty180 Portfolio Submission

    New Faculty Reconvene

    Presented by Megan Holder and Emily Sallee

    March 25th (Wednesday) from 2:30-3:30pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

    Student Perspective Series

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Indra Ganbat

    April 7th (Tuesday) from 11:00am-12:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/373937104

     

    This SIG will explore various student perspectives on what constitutes great teaching at Park University. These student led, student-panel discussions will explore advice and student experiences for instructors to consider in their practice. Each session will highlight a specific student population perspective.

    Organizational Culture

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Adrian James

    April 14th (Tuesday) from 11:00-11:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

     

    In these discussions, we will explore our ideal organizational culture and how to best build that culture. We’ll cover strategies on working smarter not harder, valuing others, increasing positivity, and topics the participants choose. Those attending will be engaged in active learning strategies to reinforce their learning.

    Service Learning

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Samra Nasser

    May 5th (Tuesday) from 11:00-11:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

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