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  • Upcoming & Recent Events

    Mark your calendars!

    Trauma & Resilience

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Brant Winn

    April 3rd (Wednesday) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (3rd floor of Thompson Commons)

    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?

    Trauma & Resilience

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Brant Winn

    April 3rd (Wednesday) from 7:00-8:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (3rd floor of Thompson Commons)

    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?

    Passport: Beyond the Adventure

    Deep Dive

    Presented by Gary Bachman

    April 10th (Friday) from 12:30-1:30pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/148480252 

     

    The story of my sabbatical: an inconvenience rightly considered: (AKA "Passport: Beyond the Adventure" – A Forty Year Reflective on "At-Risk" Youth & Families in a Therapeutic Wilderness Program.)

     

    An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. - G.K. Chesterton

    “Passport for Adventure” was a therapeutic wilderness program for “pre-delinquent” and “at risk youth” that ran from 1972 through 1993. Early in my social work career I had been a senior guide / counselor in this program. In 2017 I learned that all of the original program files, including initial screening assessments of all participants, as well as of control groups still existed. This created an almost unheard of opportunity to conduct a 40 year follow-up / outcomes study of programs participants.


    In the first week of the sabbatical study, a significant “inconvenience” to the completion of this project emerged. You’re invited to come along for the adventure, as I discuss an inconvenience, rightly considered.

    Crafting Your Professional Development Plan

    New Faculty Reconvene

    April 17th (Wednesday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

    Cross Disciplinary Collaboration in Higher Education

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Tami Radohl

    April 22nd (Monday) from 1:30-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

     

    Cross disciplinary collaboration provides instructors with opportunities to expose students to real world scenarios they will encounter upon graduation. Simulation, an innovative active learning strategy, will be explored as a way to facilitate collaboration, demonstrate knowledge and apply new skills in a controlled classroom environment. Using video clips from an inter-professional simulation between social work and nursing students at Park University, Dr. Radohl will offer step-by-step instructions on how to facilitate a simulation and provide resources to learn more about the practice.

    Simulated and Active Learning Strategies

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Tami Radohl

    April 23rd (Tuesday) from 7:00-8:00pm, CST

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/992306328

     

    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.

    Academic Supervisors’ Role in the Annual Performance Review Process

    Academic Leadership Collaborative

    Presented by Emily Sallee and Megan Holder

    April 26th (Friday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

     

    The session will cover:

    • How to access faculty accomplishments reports;
    • How to access the self-assessment and PDP; and
    • How to complete your portion of the APR process.
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