BackCenter for Academic Excellence
September 2014
  • MON
    Monday Morning Mentor: How do I Include Introverts in Class Discussions?

    Monday Sep 1 (All Day)

    Nicki Monahan. M.Ed. Faculty Advisor in Staff and Organizational Development, George Brown College.

    How do you handle that student who never contributes to class discussions? Or what about the student who barely responds, even when asked a direct question? Learn how you can support quiet students in your classroom and help stretch their comfort zones.

  • MON
    Monday Morning Mentor: How can I Enhance Students' Self-Regulated Learning Skills?

    Monday Sep 15 (All Day)

    Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University.

    Thinking about how one thinks, or metacognition, is not a practice that comes readily to most new college and university students. But the sooner they develop their skills at self-monitoring their learning processes, the more successful and rewarding their educational experiences will be. In this session, you'll learn the three stages of self-regulated learning plus specific and real-world-tested techniques you can use to encourage student self-monitoring, self-testing and self-evaluation.

  • MON
    Tools and Tips for Communicating with Today's Students

    Monday Sep 15 3 pm - 4 pm

    McNairy 502

    Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence.

    Want to keep your students updated on class assignments and news? Learn about some simple tricks and tools that can help your students stay on top of their work.

  • MON
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Structure a Flipped Lesson?

    Monday Sep 22 (All Day)

    Dr. Barbi Honeycutt, Director of Graduate Professional Development and Teaching Programs, NC State University.

    There's more to the flip than just telling students to complete the work before class and then turning them loose when they arrive in the classroom. In this session, you'll learn how to implement a classroom-tested, four-part flipping structure that works across disciplines.

  • TUE
    Supporting Sustainability: Creating PDFs with Acrobat Pro

    Tuesday Sep 23 3 pm - 4 pm

    Boyer 235

    Mr. Albert Unrath, Instructional Designer.

    Adobe Acrobat is not just for viewing PDF files. Learn how to get the most out of Adobe Acrobat 'Reader' for yourself and your students. Move from a consumer of PDF files to a creator of PDF documents using Acrobat 'Pro'. Learn how to modify a PDf file to add pages, delete pages, and even merge PDF files from multiple sources. Work more efficiently with commenting features on student papers, links, and attaching files inside a PDF file from MS Office and other programs. 

  • FRI
    Supporting Sustainability: Becoming a Paperless Campus

    Friday Sep 26 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

    University Room

    Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director, Center for Academic Excellence.

    Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist.

    Learn from colleagues across campus who have moved to paper-free assignments with students and paper-free workflows in their classrooms.

    Note: Lunch is provided. RSVP to by September 15, 2014.

  • MON
    Monday Morning Mentor: What do Students Want in Online Courses?

    Monday Sep 29 (All Day)

    Jill Schiefelbein, Owner and Guru, Impromptu Guru.

    As an educator, you know asking the right questions can be just as important as getting the right answers. This isi particularly important when it comes to designing for the online student. In this session, you'll find out how you can create a better online course experience. This pointed and practical session will show you how to meet online students' desires without sacrificing your standards.

  • TUE
    Promotion and Tenure Session

    Tuesday Sep 30 2:30 pm - 4 pm

    McNairy 118

    Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director, Center for Academic Excellence.

    Hear perspectives from a Provost, a Dean, a Department Chairperson, the MU APSCUF President, former Promotion Committee members, and recently promoted faculty members. the promotion guidelines will be distributed and discussed at this session.

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