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    A Primer to Course Development at Park

    Presented by: Brittany Moser, Director of Digital Learning

    Date & Time: March 20th (12-12:45pm, CST)

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    Join us as we explore the foundation of course development at Park. Whether you are a current course developer or a faculty member interested complementing present course content with additional material, this session will offer tips and tricks on ways to enhance student learning and engagement.

     

     

     

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    Sense of Belonging in the Online Environment

    Presented by: Brittany Moser, Director of Digital Learning

    Date & Time: March 29th (12-12:45pm, CST)

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    We’re keeping the conversation going from the 2024 Virtual Academic Conference on sense of belonging. Join Brittany Moser, Director of Digital Learning, as she builds upon her conference presentation on how Park faculty can foster a sense of belonging in the online environment. Weren’t able to attend the 2024 Virtual Academic Conference or want a refresher on the presentations and available resources? Check out the recordings and more on the FCI Virtual Academic Conference website.

  • Recordings from Recent Sessions

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    Teaching Contemporary Students

    Presented by: Dr. Sally Lorentson, Assistant Vice President of University Life, Dr. Joisanne Rodgers, Director of Contemporary Student Services, and Shyama Kuver, Associate Director, Contemporary Student Services, George Mason University

    Date held: February 14, 2043

     

    Faculty joined the conversation to learn from external experts, Dr. Sally Lorentson, Dr. Joisanne Rodgers, and Shyama Kuver, leaders of the first known office of Contemporary Student Services in US higher education, on how to best support contemporary students – inside and outside of the classroom.

     

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    Teaching International Students

    Presented by: Ekaterina Arshavskaya, Associate Professor at the Intensive English Language Institute at Utah State University

    Date held: January 17, 2024

     

    Faculty and staff learned from external expert, Dr. Ekaterina Arshavskaya, about best teaching and learning practices and where to find free accessible resources to support international students.

     

    Dr. Ekaterina Arshavskaya is an associate professor in the intensive English program (IELI) at Utah State University and leads the pre-service language teachers' education program at USU. Her research and teaching interests include intercultural learning, multilingual literature, computer-assisted language learning, and more. She is actively engaged with Intermountain TESOL and International TESOL and has published in System, TESOL Journal, and Teaching Education journals.

     

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    AI Part 1: The Perils & Possibilities of AI in Higher Education

    Presented by: James Nelson (ITS) and Dr. Amber Dailey-Hebert (FCI)

    Date held: April 12, 2023

     

    This exploratory conversation focused on the implications of AI and ChatGPT from a teaching and learning perspective. Park ITS and FCI shared the evolution of AI in academic settings, productive uses (and concerns) for ChatGPT today, and created a safe space for faculty to explore critical questions surrounding this disruptive technology in higher education today.

     

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    AI Part 2: The Perils & Possibilities of AI in Higher Education

    Presented by: James Nelson (ITS) and Dr. Amber Dailey-Hebert (FCI), Criminal Justice Faculty - Dr. Eugene Matthews, Dr. Dianna Carmenaty, and Dr. Tamera Jenkins

    Date held: October 25, 2023

     

    This was a follow-up discussion to last spring's presentation on artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education (recording and resources above). Participants learned about the latest developments since last spring and heard from other Park faculty about their lessons learned while using the new disruptive AI technology in their own practice.