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  • Upcoming & Recent Events

    Mark your calendars!

    Fall I Workshop: Creating a Midterm Survey

    Instructor Workshop Series

    Presented by Erica Jansen

    September 9th (Monday) from 7:30-8:30pm, CST

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/943474736

     

    It’s hard to believe, but we’re already nearing the halfway point of Fall I! How is your course going? How are your students responding?

     

    To help optimize your Fall I class, the Faculty Center of Innovation is offering an hour long workshop to create a midterm survey in your Canvas course. A midterm survey is an informal way to gather student feedback during the semester. Whether you teach face-to-face, blended, Pirate Patch, or online, midterm surveys can help you to improve student learning and engage students in the learning process.

     

    During this hands-on workshop, we will discuss the goals of your midterm survey, develop questions to achieve those goals, set up an anonymous survey within your course, and discuss feedback evaluation and implementation.

     

    This workshop is part of a year-long series to bring practical, pedagogical information and an opportunity to collaborate to our adjunct faculty. To make this series as helpful as possible, we want to hear from YOU! So, our next workshop (October 7th @ 7:30pm CST) will serve as a forum to share ideas and suggestions for our first Virtual Academic Conference, coming in March. What topics and activities would most help you in your teaching? We want to know!

    Immersive Learning (Augmented & Virtual Realities)

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Stephen Fant

    September 10th (Tuesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

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

     

    This SIG 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.

    Deconstructing Diversity: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Allison Rand

    September 12th (Thursday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington 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.

    Facilitating a Community of Inquiry

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Josh Mugg

    September 17th (Tuesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (3rd floor Thompson Commons)

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/643231848​

     

    Want to improve your in-class discussions? This SIG will introduce you to ‘Community of Inquiry’—a flipped-classroom approach to discussion that helps students learn how to have meaningful, respectful, rational discussion. Since we learn by doing, each session will consist, in part, of a Community of Inquiry session.

    Annual Faculty Performance Review, Tenure and Promotion

    New Faculty Reconvene

    September 18th (Wednesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab or Zoom

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

    There's an App for That!

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Eugene Matthews

    September 23rd (Monday) from 2:00-3:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Meetin' House

    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.)

    Student Perspective Series

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Indra Ganbat

    September 26th (Thursday) from 1:00-2:00pm, 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.

    Facilitating a Community of Inquiry

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Josh Mugg

    September 30th (Monday) from 2:00-3:00pm, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/643231848​

     

    Want to improve your in-class discussions? This SIG will introduce you to ‘Community of Inquiry’—a flipped-classroom approach to discussion that helps students learn how to have meaningful, respectful, rational discussion. Since we learn by doing, each session will consist, in part, of a Community of Inquiry session.

    Organizational Culture

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Adrian James

    October 1st (Tuesday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Onsite = Meetin' House

    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.

    Deconstructing Diversity: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Allison Rand

    October 3rd (Thursday) from 10:00-10:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

     

    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.

    There's an App for That!

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Eugene Matthews

    October 8th (Tuesday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Onsite = Meetin' House

    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.)

    Curriculum and Course Development: Forms, Reports and Approval Processes

    New Faculty Reconvene

    October 23rd (Wednesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab or Zoom

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

    Facilitating a Community of Inquiry

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Josh Mugg

    October 24th (Thursday) from 2:00-3:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (3rd floor Thompson Commons)

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/643231848​

     

    Want to improve your in-class discussions? This SIG will introduce you to ‘Community of Inquiry’—a flipped-classroom approach to discussion that helps students learn how to have meaningful, respectful, rational discussion. Since we learn by doing, each session will consist, in part, of a Community of Inquiry session.

     

    Student Perspective Series

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Indra Ganbat

    October 29th (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.

     

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