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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Teaching for Transfer​: What is Transfer of Teaching?

Presented by Glenn Lester

September 7th (Thursday) - 2:30-3:30 pm, CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/234933961

Explore ways to help your students apply their prior knowledge and abilities to your courses, and discover how to teach course concepts in ways that help your students transfer those concepts to unfamiliar frameworks and future challenges.

Tech Time in the Classroom & for the Workplace: Taking Stock of Resources

Presented by Judi Estes

September 20th (Wednesday) - 7:30-8:30 pm, CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/460845150

The Tech Time special interest group provides a collaborative environment to explore the integration of technology with instruction and learning, while building skills and self-efficacy to bravely embrace the unknown as we take this journey together.

Asking Better Questions

Presented by Adam Potthast

September 26th (Tuesday) - 2:30-3:30 pm, CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/my/adampotthast

Join us to revisit that first radical piece of active learning: the question. We'll start with the premise that the quality of discussion you get in your courses is directly proportional to the quality of questions you ask. And then we'll look under every rock to better the discussions in our classrooms.

Tech Time in the Classroom & for the Workplace: Using Existing Tech

Presented by Judi Estes

September 28th (Thursday) - 1:00-2:00 pm, CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/460845150

The Tech Time special interest group provides a collaborative environment to explore the integration of technology with instruction and learning, while building skills and self-efficacy to bravely embrace the unknown as we take this journey together.

Learner-Centered Pedagogy: Research & Information Literacy

Presented by Katelyn Handler

September 28th (Thursday) - 3:00-4:00 pm, CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/683366471

Delve into a world of learner-centered pedagogy this year, and explore ways to transform your courses' assignments to encourage significant learning among your students while increasing their information literacy within your discipline.

Innovation Exchange

NEXT EVENT:

Inclusivity in Course Curriculum: Using Universal Design to Support Diverse Student Learners

September 12th (Tuesday) - 3:30pm CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

If you missed Debra Olson-Morrison's SIG on universal design, this is your opportunity to learn more about the topic! This innovation will broadly focus on applying the three principles of Universal Design of Instruction to course curriculum. The goal of this exchange is to provide an easy to use framework that will increase inclusivity and accessibility of your course content. Participants will leave the session with concrete and actionable ideas to support the diverse learning styles and needs of Park students.

Video will be available on the FCI website, http://www.innovatepark.org/innovation-exchanges, a few days after the event.

The Deep Dive

NEXT EVENT:

Reducing Textbook Costs, Increasing Access, Enhancing Teaching and Learning: OER and Library Resources

September 15th (Friday) - 2:00-3:30pm CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

Offsite = https://zoom.us/meeting/register/53c4ad2aa7a02c72dc2040ba88984b7b

Park is among dozens of higher education institutions across the country actively exploring ways to reduce textbook costs for students while upholding the rights and responsibilities of academic departments/faculty to adopt the instructional materials best for their courses. Institutions are increasingly turning to Open Educational Resources (OER) and the collections within their own libraries to reduce cost, increase expedient access to instructional materials, and enhance learning outcomes. Please join us for a conversation about reducing textbook costs through OER and library resources, facilitated by:

  • Jon Ritterbush, Director of Library Services and Learning Commons
  • Katelyn Handler, Assistant Professor and Reference Instruction Librarian
  • Scott Curtis, Open Educational Resources Coordinator, UMKC Libraries

This Faculty Center for Innovation Deep Dive event is geared specifically toward those full-time faculty and course developers with responsibility for selecting required instructional materials.

Video will be available on the FCI website, http://www.innovatepark.org/deep-dives, a few days after the event.

New Faculty Reconvenings

To ensure FCI provides new faculty with necessary support during their first year as full-time faculty, the following dates have been set for the new faculty convenings:

  • Thursday, August 24 - "Reflections / Questions After the First Two Weeks"
  • Thursday, September 21 - "Resources to Support Research and Scholarly Engagement"
  • Thursday, October 19 - "Annual Faculty Performance Review, Tenure and Promotion"
  • Thursday, November 16 - "Curriculum and Assessment at Park: Forms, Reports and Approval Processes"

We will meet in the Louise Morden Board Room or via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/594275756) from 2:30-3:30 pm, CST in the fall. Spring sessions will be determined at a later date.

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