• The Deep Dive

    Submerging to gain new levels of understanding

  • On Demand

    "The Academic Advising Tools and Advising System of Park University" - Robbie Park and Steve Fenske

    This Deep Dive presentation will explore the resources and tools available to you on MyPark, and will also provide a more in-depth explanation of the unique advising system here at the university.

    "Helping Students Succeed: What to Do When You're Concerned about a Student" - Amanda Bryant

    Amanda Bryant, Coordinator for Student Advocacy, discussed what to do when you are concerned about a student.

     

    Types of concerns that were addressed included, but were not limited to:

    • personal issues affecting school (illness, homelessness, family concerns)
    • financial concerns (can’t afford textbooks, financial aid issues, military benefits)
    • academic struggles (academic integrity, disability services)

     
    Participants learned how to respond to these issues and what resources are already in place, including forms Park has for some of the processes. In addition, participants understood why it’s important to be “involved” in what’s going on in a student’s personal life.

     

    "Faculty180 Introduction" - Emily Sallee, Brian Shawver, and Megan Holder

    Faculty180 is an online platform that will house faculty profiles, vita, and accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, and service. In addition to helping facilitate institutional reporting on faculty credentials and accomplishments, Faculty180 will also support a fully online workflow for annual performance review (beginning with AY18-19) and tenure and promotion applications. This session was to learn more about Faculty180 features, such as verifying your profile, adding activities, vitas, and biosketches – and to help inform Park’s rollout of this new tool.

     

    If you attended or watched the event, we invite you to complete this 3-question survey

    "Giving Effective Feedback on International Student Writing" - Amy Jenkins, Zephra Weber, and Amy Mecklenburg-Faenger

    International students sometimes struggle to work with the feedback provided by their instructors on their writing, and the conventional advice about effective commenting sometimes doesn’t work for students from other language and cultural backgrounds. During this workshop, facilitators discussed effective strategies for commenting on international student writing, and demonstrated effective commentary by practicing with a student paper.

     

    If you attended or watched the event, we invite you to complete this 3-question survey

    "(Re)Writing Assignment Prompts for Better International Student Accessibility" - Amy Jenkins, Zephra Weber, and Amy Mecklenburg-Faenger

    Participants were able to write more accessible prompts for non-native English speakers. Many native speakers of English are unaware of how particular sentence structures, words, or document design choices make prompts harder to read and understand for ESL students. During this workshop, participants demonstrated some easy changes you can make to assignments and gave feedback on each of the participant's prompts brought to the workshop.

     

    If you attended or watched the event, we invite you to complete this 3-question survey

    "Teaching about Privilege" - Monica Brannon and Chelsea Platt

    Understanding how privilege shapes our experiences and possibilities is an essential component of diversity and inclusion, but privilege takes multiple forms, including race, class, gender, ability, and sexuality. How do you engage students in such a complex conversation? How do you encourage them to see their own position in relation to other groups and within the structure of opportunities and barriers? This workshop offered some ideas for exercises to teach about privilege and how to facilitate a productive classroom experience on this topic in any discipline, ultimately offering students a lens for understanding diverse groups in any future career field.

     

    If you attended or watched the event, we invite you to complete this 3-question survey

  • Files/Links

    "The Academic Advising Tools and Advising System of Park University" - Robbie Park and Steve Fenske

    • Advising Resources at Park University handout
    • Academic Advising Tools and Advising System of Park University handout

    "Helping Students Succeed: What to Do When You're Concerned about a Student" - Amanda Bryant

    • Helping Students Succeed: What to Do When You're Concerned about a Student presentation

    "Teaching about Privilege" - Monica Brannon and Chelsea Platt

    • Teaching about Privilege presentation
    • "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" (McIntosh, 1988, Working Paper No. 189) document
    • Life Happens: A Work, Class, & Access to Resources Exercise document
    • Diversity Wheel document
    • Privilege Checklists link
    • Privilege Walk video
    • Oppression Jenga document
    • "Race and Gender Bias in Online Courses" (Jaschik, 2018) article
  • Previous Deep Dives

    To view previous Deep Dives, visit MyPark. Below is a list of Deep Dives that are easily accessible.

      "Understanding IELTS and TOEFL Scores and International Student Writing Proficiency"

    Amy Jenkins, Zephra Weber, and Amy Mecklenburg-Faenger

    "Educating Those Who Serve"

    Lt. Col. Mike Rutherford

    "Getting the Most Out of Turnitin Feedback Studio"

    Paige Singleton, Turnitin Studio

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

    Jon Ritterbush, Katelyn Handler, and Scott Curtis

    "Conducting Meetings Training Seminar"

    Greg Plum

    "The High Impact of Writing in All Courses"

    Chris M. Anson, North Carolina State University

    (Note. Only accessible to Park University faculty)

    "Scholarships, Fellowships and Internships: Helping Our Students Succeed"

    Angela Peterson and Leah Fletcher

    "Supporting International Students"

    Roundtable representatives included: Raed Alhathni, Robin Burger, Julie Creek, Kevin Vicker, Maureen Wambui, and Zephra Weber

    "Serving Underprepared Students"

    Jon Ritterbush, Debra McArthur, and Jayme Uden

    "From Trump to Turnitin: Pedagogical Approaches to Plagiarism"

    Amy Mecklenburg-Faenger and Jared Flaherty

    "Teaching the International Classroom - Student Forum"

    Moderated by Glenn Lester and Stacey Kikendall

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