• Innovation Exchange

    Sharing ideas that promote inventive teaching

  • On Demand

    "Resilience = Relationships" - Brant Winn

    What do the first couple of classes of each semester look like for you? Do you jump right into the content and course syllabus or do you build relationships with students? This innovation exchange showed you how resilience equals relationships and provided you practical tools to help you strengthen and nurture the relationships you have with your students, colleagues, and family!

    "Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education" - Judi Estes

    Technology has the potential to impact student learning and faculty teaching in individual classrooms and across our university, through system-wide and broad ecosystem applications of collaborative solutions to the core challenges of access, affordability, and completion.

     

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

    "Engaging Students: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks" - Greg Plumb

    What can an old, experienced teacher learn about better engaging students in classroom discussions and general class participation? Impromptu small group discussions, pick-a-card method of selecting students to question in class, posting questions for each class session in the course syllabus, reaction papers at the end of a class session, and allowing students to select assignments are just a few of the methods used. This presentation was based on an Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) course - Effective Teaching Practices, in which the presenter participated in AY2017-18.

     

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

    "Teaching for Transfer" - Glenn Lester

    We assume learning transfer, but do we teach it? This exchange explored one professor’s attempt to re-design general education courses using teaching for transfer principles.

     

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

    "Practical Tips for Student Engagement" - Leslie Umstattd

    Getting students involved and engaged can be a challenge for any instructor. This exchange offered practical ways to increase student engagement in the online classroom from the beginning of a course to the end.

     

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

    "Information Literacy in Students, Both in and out of the Classroom" - Katelyn Handler

    This discussion focused on information literacy; what it is, and what it means for our students. We explored the current direction of library instruction efforts at Park University, along with the work done by Project Information Literacy.

     

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

    "Asking Better Questions" - Adam Potthast

    Revisit that first radical piece of active learning: the question. Dr. Potthast started with the premise that the quality of discussion you get in your courses was directly proportional to the quality of questions you asked. This session spotlights Socratic questioning in the classroom.

     

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

    "Inclusivity in Course Curriculum: Using Universal Design to Support Diverse Student Learners" - Debra Olson Morrison and Ashley Boyer

    This innovation broadly focused 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 left the session with concrete and actionable ideas to support the diverse learning styles and needs of Park students.

     

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

    "Online Proctoring with ProctorU" - John Dean and Guillermo Tonsmann

    Starting fall 2017, Park online courses will be able to use ProctorU to proctor their final exams. In this exchange, Guillermo Tonsmann and John Dean will present an overview of Park's online proctoring policy, the online proctoring experience from a student's perspective, and the setup experience from a teacher's perspective.

     

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

    "Civic Action Plan" - Shannon Cuff

    In July 2016, President Gunderson signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement to show Park’s support of offering service-learning and community engagement opportunities to faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Shannon Cuff will share the progress the committee has made developing the plan thus far and welcomes input from members of the Park community before the plan is finalized.

     

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

    "Exposing Students to the Professional World: The Mentoring Project" - Kay Miller Boehr

    This presentation described a component of the interior design senior studio that pairs each student with a mentor who is a professional designer for a real-world experience. The student and mentor meet regularly while the student designs her senior thesis project, reviewing project progress and developing a relationship over time.

     

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

    "The Library's Development of an Information Literacy Tutorial within Canvas" - Katelyn Handler

    The library's development of an online information literacy module, created with the intention of increasing student engagement with the library while providing a better understanding of the resources available.

     

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

    "Pirate Patch" - Robert Kao and Jared Flaherty

    The technological and pedagogical aspects of this project were discussed, with some video demonstrations of the project.

     

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

    "eMINTS: Networked Teaching Strategies" - Judi Estes

    The eMINTS Instructional Model was presented to show faculty how incorporating the four areas - high quality lesson design, community of learners, authentic learning, and powered by technology - transform students' learning.

     

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

    "Course Redesign with SoTL in Mind" - Stacey Kikendall

    How to design, or redesign, course assignments in a deliberate way that takes into consideration the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

     

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

    "A Journey in Problem-Based Learning" - Amber Dailey-Hebert

    Reliance of real-world, ill-structured problems to drive the curriculum.

     

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  • Files/Links

    "Resilience = Relationships" - Brant Winn

    "Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education" - Judi Estes

    • Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education presentation
    • NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition video

    "Practical Tips for Student Engagement" - Leslie Umstattd

    • Practical Tips for Student Engagement presentation
    • Practical Tips for Student Engagement handout

    "Information Literacy in Students, Both in and out of the Classroom" - Katelyn Handler

    "Asking Better Questions" - Adam Potthast

    "Inclusivity in Course Curriculum: Using Universal Design to Support Diverse Student Learners" - Debra Olson-Morrison and Ashley Boyer

    "Civic Action Plan" - Shannon Cuff

    "Exposing Students to the Professional World: The Mentoring Project" - Kay Miller Boehr

    "The Library's Development of an Information Literacy Tutorial within Canvas" - Katelyn Handler

    "Pirate Patch" - Robert Kao and Jared Flaherty

    • Synchronous Distance Education - Pedagogical and Technological Approaches presentation

    "eMINTS: Networked Teaching Strategies" - Judi Estes

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