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  • MON
    4
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Do I Prepare a SoTL Article for Publication?

    Monday Apr 4
    (All Day)

    Milton D. Cox, Ph.D. Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment, Miami University of Ohio

    This program covers tips to help you publish a SoTL article including how to design a new SoTL project, prepare a SoTL manuscript, and avoid the pitfalls that lead to rejection of SoTL articles. It will guide you from topic selection to contacting editors regarding publishing possibilities.

    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 pass code to access the session.

  • TUE
    5
    Intro to Qualtrics, Online Survey Research Tool

    Tuesday Apr 5
    1:05 am - 2:10 am

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Lisa Shibley, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Assessment & Planning & Dr. Lawrence Adams, Assistant Director, Research & Assessment

  • TUE
    5
    Finding Balance in Stillness: Exploring Mindfulness

    Tuesday Apr 5
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 502

    Dr. Joseph Lynch, Professor, Counseling & Human Development

    This session will incorporate Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) strategies to help participants reduce stress and anxiety, improve maximum focus and attention, and enhance overall quality of living.   Participants will learn the basic premise of mindfulness, practice simple breathing techniques and experience a brief mindful meditation.

  • MON
    11
    Monday Morning Mentor: What Key Factors Influence Test Performance?

    Monday Apr 11
    (All Day)

    Kristin Roush, Ph.D.  Central New Mexico Community College

    There are a lot of things going on that can keep your students from performing at their best. This program shows you the kinds of challenges your students face and then offers a simple, adaptable classroom tool that you can use to help your students help themselves learn course material and effectively demonstrate their knowledge on exams.

    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 pass code to access the session.

  • TUE
    12
    Teaching with A SMART Classroom

    Tuesday Apr 12
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    Stayer 211

    Mr. Joshua Fleming, Instructional Technologist

    Ditch those static lessons. Make presentations dynamic. SMART technology can augment your pre-existing lecture material by allowing for digital annotation and manipulation to further student success.

     

  • MON
    18
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Do Prepared Students Change the Way I Teach?

    Monday Apr 18
    (All Day)

    J. Robert Gillette, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Economics, University of Kentucky

    When students come to class prepared, you can—actually, you must—adjust how you teach. Instead of lecturing, you will employ effective new strategies that help your students process and master course content. This program shows you how your classes can and will change when you implement a course design and teaching strategies that naturally encourage students to come to class prepared.

    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 pass code to access the session.

  • MON
    18
    Promotion and Tenure Panel Discussion

    Monday Apr 18
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    McNairy 118

    Are you planning to apply for Promotion or Tenure this Fall?  

    Join us as we hear multiple perspectives on the Promotion and Tenure process. Attendees will be able to ask questions and get advice from recent members on the University Promotion and Tenure Committee.  The promotion and tenure guidelines will also be distributed and discussed at this session.

  • TUE
    19
    Rubric Workshop: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy Rubrics

    Tuesday Apr 19
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Organized in conjunction with the Academic Outcomes and Assessment Committee (AOAC) & Planning, Assessment and Analysis

    In this session, we will introduce the University’s critical thinking and information literacy rubrics and examine how they can be used to assess assignments in classes.  The workshop will include application of the rubrics to artifacts from real classrooms.

  • TUE
    19
    IT Workshop: Introducing Wiggio

    Tuesday Apr 19
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 502

    Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist, Information Technologies

    WIggio makes it easy to work in groups. And now that WIggio is being offered as a tool through D2L, Millersville students, staff and faculty can create groups in the system to share files, host web meetings, conduct polls, plan events and more. Attendees will learn the basics of creating and maintaining a group in WIggio and review the assortment of ways to communicate and do work within a group.

  • MON
    25
    Monday Morning Mentor: Is Your Syllabus Sending the Wrong Message?

    Monday Apr 25
    (All Day)

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

    Your syllabus and classroom policies set the tone for your class, but they may not be creating a welcoming learning environment. Learn tips designed to help you use classroom policies to support student engagement and a smooth-running 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 pass code to access the session.

  • TUE
    26
    Using Collaborate Ultra for Synchronous Online Learning

    Tuesday Apr 26
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 502

    Mr. Joshua Fleming, Instructional Technologist

    Preview the next generation of web conferencing technology – Collaborate Ultra. Collaborate Ultra is a complete rework of the Collaborate product that does not require any software to be installed in addition to providing a uniform experience across devices (computer / tablet / smart phone). Current or prospective Collaborate users are invited to attend this session to preview upcoming changes. Collaborate Ultra Customer Success Advocate will be on hand to answer specific questions (TBD).              

  • FRI
    29
    Power to the Students!

    Friday Apr 29
    11 am - 1 pm

    McNairy 104

    This workshop will focus on the relevant research and theories regarding developmental writing students, as well as best practices for reaching these students by making them active owners of the class. Special attention will be given to the use of mobile technology (iPads and iPhones) in the classroom and participants will be able to explore and develop curriculum through their own iOS devices. Includes lunch!

     

    Alfred Siha is an assistant professor of English at HACC's York Campus as well as an Apple Distinguished Educator. He focuses his teaching, research, and writing on  developmental writing and critical pedagogy, as well as the use of mobile technologies in face-to-face and virtual classes. 

    Please RSVP to Marilyn.Parrish@millersville.edu by Wednesday, April 13. 

 
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