• Keep Teaching @ Park

     

    In the event of unforeseen building or campus closures, Park University is prepared for our instructors and our students to continue in their face-to-face, blended, and independent study courses from remote locations. Resources exist for faculty teaching in these modalities to engage in uninterrupted learning through the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). All courses at Park have an accompanying Canvas LMS course site. Embedded within that site is Zoom, a free conferencing program that allows instructors to hold synchronous virtual class meetings and/or record short lectures or demonstrations to post in Canvas.

     

    Click the button below to view the site which contains resources to assist faculty in continuing to teach their classes online. In addition to these resources:

    • Canvas Support Technicians are available 24/7/365 via telephone, +1-833-822-0339,
      or chat by clicking on the HELP button in your Canvas course shell.
    • Faculty can reach out to the Digital Learning Team (hover over images to view contact information) and the Faculty Center for Innovation for personalized assistance with the transition of their course activities online. Faculty should send online course design and teaching questions to keepteaching@park.edu. Please make sure to include your course and section information (e.g., EN 105 HO) and a phone number where you can be reached.

  • Meet the Team!

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

  • Innovation Amplifiers

    Meet the 2020-20201 Faculty Fellows (below)

  • Ann Culton

    Adjunct Faculty, Communication

    Engaging Students across Modalities

    Lacey Finley

    Assistant Professor, Business

    Interpersonal Communication

    Samantha Quinn

    Assistant Professor, Communication

    Human Communications

    Leslie Umstattd

    Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Education

    Co-Fellowship: Authentic Teaching in a Digital World

    Amy Wolf

    Associate Professor, Education

    Co-Fellowship: Authentic Teaching in a Digital World

  • Upcoming & Recent Events

    Mark your calendars!

    Immersive Learning (Augmented & Virtual Realities)

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Stephen Fant

    April 8th (Wednesday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/634240484

     

    This special interest group 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.

    Organizational Culture

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Adrian James

    April 14th (Tuesday) from 11:00-11:30am, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/812523084

     

    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.

    Faculty180 Portfolio Submission

    New Faculty Reconvene

    Presented by Megan Holder and Emily Sallee

    April 21st (Tuesday) from 2:30-3:30pm, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/540550302

    Globalizing Service Learning

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Samra Nasser

    May 5th (Tuesday) from 11:00-11:30am, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/812523084

     

    In this Innovation Exchange, Dr. Samra Nasser will discuss the concept of Service Learning in an Online environment. The goal of this experience is to create an innovative and involved aspect of learning through active involvement with the global community, particularly as students in an online course may feel isolated and uninspired. With the current pandemic and massive shift to online learning platforms, the online service learning experience can be a useful tool in providing students with hands-on learning opportunities through community service.

  • Faculty Learning Community

    An open place for colleagues across the disciplines to collaboratively discuss innovative teaching

    and learning