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    Monday Morning Mentor: What Should I Do When a Student Cheats?

    Monday Sep 7
    (All Day)

    James Lang, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Assumption College


    Cheating and plagiarism are serious problems in higher education today, but the rate of academic dishonesty hasn’t changed much in 50 years.  Severe punishment doesn’t have much of an effect on the incidence of cheating, and there is a great deal faculty and student leaders can do to promote academic integrity.  Find out the most effective ways to confront cheating in this session.


    This session can be accessed after 10:00 AM online at: http://9nl.pw/MUMentors and will be available on demand for a week. 


    Please contact Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence (oliver.dreon@millersville.edu) for the passcode to access the session. 


     


     


     

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    8
    Title IX Brown Bag Discussion

    Tuesday Sep 8
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 118

    Robert G.M. Wood, Title IX Coordinator, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management


    In this session, recent reporting mandates will be discussed and recent legal developments will be presented.  Campus security and reporting authority will also be addressed.  Be sure to attend this important session with Millersville’s new Title IX coordinator.


     

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    14
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Measure My Faculty Development Center's Impact?

    Monday Sep 14
    (All Day)

    Bruce Kelley, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of South Dakota


    In an era of ever-tightening budget restrictions placed on universities and departments, no program or academic center is safe from cutbacks. This program prepares you to measure and articulate the value of your center in ways that matter to people who think about line items and dollar signs.


    This session can be accessed after 10:00 AM online at: http://9nl.pw/MUMentors and will be available on demand for a week. 


    Please contact Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence (oliver.dreon@millersville.edu) for the passcode to access the session. 


     


     

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    15
    Changing Space, Changing Practice

    Tuesday Sep 15
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director, Center for Academic Excellence


    Learning spaces come in many sizes, styles, and arrangements. Walk across campus and you’ll encounter a variety of classrooms. There are those large lecture rooms where introductory courses are taught and smaller, more intimate environments where labs or upper-level classes are scheduled. Extend the lens to the variety of online class arrangements and you’re bound to see a diversity of design. But what impact do these learning spaces have on overall classroom culture and instructional practice.  In this presentation, we will consider how the design of physical and online spaces can impact learning and pedagogy. 

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    15
    IT Session: Student Engagement and Plickers

    Tuesday Sep 15
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 502

    Mr. Joshua Fleming, Instructional Technologist


    Formative assessment and active learning are more than buzz words. Attendees of this session will learn how to leverage no-cost classroom response technology to create a more engaging and successful classroom experience.

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    21
    Monday Morning Mentor: What Is the Best Way to Grade Participation?

    Monday Sep 21
    (All Day)

    Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning, Penn State Berks


    You know how essential it is for students to be active participants in their education. But how do you grade them on it? In this program, you’ll learn an overview of what not to do when grading participation, activities worth doing, how to do them, and how to evaluate your own process.


    This session can be accessed after 10:00 AM online at: http://9nl.pw/MUMentors and will be available on demand for a week. 


    Please contact Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence (oliver.dreon@millersville.edu) for the passcode to access the session. 


     


     

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    22
    Brown Bag Discussion: Supporting Students with Autism and Their Professors in a University Learning Community

    Tuesday Sep 22
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Thomas Neuville, Associate Professor Educational Foundations



    Each year, more information about the college experiences of those on the autism spectrum is written by their parents, professionals and these students on the autism spectrum. Intellectually these students are often very bright but many may face a variety of “hidden challenges” that can undermine their ability to navigate a typical college campus and perform well in class. This workshop will discuss some of the challenges and possible academic supports for students on the autism spectrum. We will also rely on participants to contribute strategies and challenges as we work together to implement supports and services for the university the student and faculty.

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    22
    IT Session: Using Turnitin for Writing Assignments

    Tuesday Sep 22
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 502

    Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist


    Want to verify originality of student work or Markup written assignments without having to download or print?  This session will demonstrate how to use the features of D2L Dropbox’s Turnitin integration to make assessing writing assignments faster and easier. Additional features found on the new Turnitin tab will be explored.

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    28
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Use Technology to Improve Learning?

    Monday Sep 28
    (All Day)

    Kenneth Alford, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University


    The rapidly expanding body of instructional technologies can quickly overwhelm you, but it doesn’t have to when you know how to narrow your options. This program presents some simple guiding principles for choosing technology to use in the classroom.


    This session can be accessed after 10:00 AM online at: http://9nl.pw/MUMentors and will be available on demand for a week. 


    Please contact Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence (oliver.dreon@millersville.edu) for the passcode to access the session. 


     


     

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    Brown Bag Discussion: Banned Book Session

    Tuesday Sep 29
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 118

    Krista Higham, Assistant Professor, Library


    As part of Banned Book Week, join Krista as she moderates a panel discussion on banned books and the impact on scholarly work. 

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    Brown Bag Session: Support and Funding for Student Research and Creative Activities

    Tuesday Sep 29
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 502

    Rene Munoz, Director, Sponsored Programs and Research Administration


    In this session, Rene will discuss funding opportunities for student research and creative work at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

 
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