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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Learner-Centered Pedagogy - Revamping Research: What Works and What Doesn't

Presented by Katelyn Handler

November 8th (Wednesday) - 3:00-4:00 pm, CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/950414815

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.

Tech Time in the Classroom & for the Workplace: Tech to Power Learning

Presented by Judi Estes

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

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.

Universal Design of Instruction: UD Classroom Physical Environment

Presented by Debra Olson-Morrison

November 9th (Thursday) - 3:00-4:00 pm, CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/8767965103

In this SIG- We will discuss physical and online environment.

Teaching for Transfer: Course to Course Transfer

Presented by Glenn Lester

November 16th (Thursday) - 3:30-4:30 pm, CST

Onsite = AP 471

Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/413330435

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: Tech to Power Learning

Presented by Judi Estes

November 30th (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.

Innovation Exchange

Information Literacy in Students, Both in and out of the Classroom

November 14th (Tuesday) - 3:30pm, CST

Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

Please join us for a discussion of information literacy; what it is, and what it means for our students. We’ll be exploring the current direction of library instruction efforts at Park University, along with the work done by Project Information Literacy.

Video will be available on the FCI website, http://www.innovatepark.org/innovation-exchanges, 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.

FCI Social & Share

To wrap up the semester, the Faculty Center for Innovation (FCI) wants to hear about your best teaching moments. Click HERE to share your response that will be posted to www.innovatepark.org. As a sweet reward during finals week, stop by the FCI suite (Science Hall, Rm 108) on Wednesday, Dec. 6th from 8:30-11:30am, for hot beverages and doughnuts. We look forward to you sharing your experiences and seeing you on the 6th!

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