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  • MON
    7
    D2L Informal Workshop Series: Organize and Optimize your Online Course

    Monday Apr 7 3 pm - 4 pm

    McNairy 502

    Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist


    Learn how to create self help spaces in your online course to save time and increase student autonomy.  Topics include help discussions, FAQs and checklists.

  • THU
    10
    Brown Bag Discussion: Motivating Students to Learn

    Thursday Apr 10 12 pm - 1 pm

    SMC 202

    Dr. Sandra Deemer, Professor, Educational Foundations


    This session will focus on how to utilize motivational theory to understand and reform current practices used in our classrooms so that we can aid students in developing a mastery goal orientation toward learning.  Utilizing the essential question 'How can faculty in higher education create environments focused on meaningful learning when the climate is often focused on outcomes which can lead educators and students to emphasize superficial learning?' we will engage in an analysis of our own teaching practices so that we can foster this approach to learning.

  • MON
    14
    Get Active! Engagement Strategies that Positively Impact Student Learning

    Monday Apr 14 12 pm - 1 pm

    McNairy 502

    Dr. Jeff Adams, Associate Provost for Academic Administration


    Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director for the Center for Academic Excellence and Associate Professor, Educational Foundations


    In this interactive session, we will discuss easily implemented active learning strategies that have been demonstrated to help students learn.

  • MON
    14
    Get Active! Engagement Strategies that Positively Impact Student Learning

    Monday Apr 14 3 pm - 4 pm

    McNairy 502

    Dr. Jeff Adams, Associate Provost for Academic Administration


    Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director for the Center for Academic Excellence and Associate Professor, Educational Foundations


    In this interactive session, we will discuss easily implemented active learning strategies that have been demonstrated to help students learn.

  • TUE
    15
    Data Management – Why it Matters for Millersville!

    Tuesday Apr 15 2 pm - 3 pm

    McNairy 118

    Mr. Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University.


    In this presentation, Mr. Sayeed Choudhury will introduce the concept of “big data” and discuss its impact on the institution and on faculty’s ability to engage with a worldwide community of learners.  Mr. Choudhury will also address how the management of data impacts our work with students and provide evidence for adopting systems to leverage big data on campus.  The session will also foster conversations where participants will discuss the challenges and constraints with data management moving forward at MU.

  • WED
    16
    Brown Bag Discussion: Working with Students in Need

    Wednesday Apr 16 12 pm - 1 pm

    McNairy 118

    Dr. Daniel O’Neill, Professor, Counseling and Human Development


    In this session, Dr. O’Neill will discuss how faculty can better identify students in need and ways to provide assistance for students in stress or with mental health issues.

  • MON
    21
    D2L Informal Workshop Series: It’s All About the Grades!

    Monday Apr 21 3 pm - 4 pm

    McNairy 502

    Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist


    If you build it, they will come.  Leverage students’ interest in Grades to increase effective and efficient communication.

  • WED
    23
    Promotion and Tenure Session

    Wednesday Apr 23 2:30 pm - 4 pm

    McNairy 118

    Discussion Facilitator:  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.

  • THU
    24
    Alcohol, Pot and Academic Excellence: Making a difference

    Thursday Apr 24 4 pm - 5 pm

    SMC 202

    Mr. John Baltzer, Counseling and Human Development


    In this session, we will explore the trends and impact of collegiate alcohol and other drug use on many of the students in your courses and why 'intervention always works'.

  • WED
    30
    Brown Bag Discussion: The Challenges of Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Wednesday Apr 30 12 pm - 1 pm

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Sherlynn Bessick, Director, Office of Learning Services


    In this session, Dr. Bessick will discuss teaching and behavioral management approaches to help faculty and students have successful experiences in their courses. Practical “do’s” and “don’ts” in working with this population will be included.

 
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