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    Led by faculty for faculty across the University, we encourage you to connect with the FCI team, Faculty Fellows, and the Faculty Advisory Council.

  • Upcoming & Recent Events

    Mark your calendars!

    Organizational Culture

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Adrian James

    August 29th (Thursday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Meetin' House

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/739781134

     

    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.

    Facilitating a Community of Inquiry

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Josh Mugg

    September 5th (Thursday) from 10:00-10:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

     

    Want to improve your in-class discussions? This session 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.

    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.

    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 (Tuesday) 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.

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