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  • MON
    5
    Monday Morning Mentor: What is Essential in a Grading Policy?

    Monday Sep 5
    (All Day)

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

    Learn the merits of absolute grading versus grading on a curve, the pluses and minuses of letter-based and point-based grading, and whether—and how—to properly weight assignments across a semester.

    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
    12
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Save Time and Money by Repurposing Online Content?

    Monday Sep 12
    (All Day)

    Ann Taylor, M.A., Director of the Dutton e-Education Institute, Penn State University

    This session will inspire you to look at your existing work in new ways. Seeing all the future uses of your online education materials will motivate you to take your course preparation work to the next level.

    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
    13
    Brown Bag Discussion: Title IX

    Tuesday Sep 13
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    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 Title IX coordinator.

  • THU
    15
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Customer Service vs. Student Development - Can There Be Both?

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

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Scott Helfrich, Director of Housing & Residential Programs

    Offered in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, this Maraudership event focuses on the central theme of Foundations.

  • MON
    19
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Avoid Communication “Misfires” with Students?

    Monday Sep 19
    (All Day)

    Jennifer Waldeck, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Strategic/Corporate Communication at Chapman University

    Learn communication techniques to help you navigate difficult situations with students—such as missed assignments, poor attendance, or late work—while keeping their motivation strong and their attitude about your class positive.

    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
    20
    D2L Training Series: Assessment in D2L Session 1 - Gradebook Setup

    Tuesday Sep 20
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    Boyer 235

    Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist, Information Technologies

    If you build it, they will come. Leverage the power of the page students will definitely log on to see.  NOTE: Bring your own device or use the desktop machines in this lab space.

  • TUE
    20
    Brown Bag Discussion: Writing Roundtable

    Tuesday Sep 20
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Discussants:  Dr. Lynn Marquez, General Education Coordinator, Dr. Jill Craven, Dr. Justin Mando, Dr. Judith Halden-Sullivan, Dr. Kerrie Farkas, Dr. Caleb Corkery, Dr. Amber Nicole Pfannenstiel, Dr. William Archibald, Dr. Yufeng Zhang, English

    Join faculty from across campus as we examine results from the WAC Survey and discuss ways to support students’ development as writers.  The roundtable will also serve as means of informing the Writing Summit which is being planned for the Spring 2017 semester.

  • WED
    21
    D2L Training Series: Assessment in D2L Session 1 - Gradebook Setup

    Wednesday Sep 21
    2 pm - 2:55 pm

    Boyer 235

    Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist, Information Technologies

    If you build it, they will come. Leverage the power of the page students will definitely log on to see.  NOTE: Bring your own device or use the desktop machines in this lab space.

  • THU
    22
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Student Panel: Model the Way

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

    McNairy 118

    Dr. Gordon Nesbitt, Associate Professor, Wellness & Sports Sciences and Director of Campus Recreation

    Offered in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, this Maraudership event focuses on the central theme of Leadership.

  • MON
    26
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Encourage the Growth Mindset with Three Simple Tips?

    Monday Sep 26
    (All Day)

    Stephanie Delaney, J.D., Ph.D. Director of eLearning, Cascadia Community College

    Discover how to build a foundation for your students, helping them understand that there is such a thing as a growth mindset, and demonstrating for them what it is and how it works.

    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
    26
    Promotion and Tenure Panel Discussion

    Monday Sep 26
    3 pm - 4:30 pm

    McNairy 106

    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
    27
    Using Collaborate Ultra for Synchronous Online Learning

    Tuesday Sep 27
    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.             

  • THU
    29
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Inspire a Shared Vision

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

    McNairy 118

    Dr. Miles Gallagher, Director of Athletics

    Offered in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, this Maraudership event focuses on the central theme of Leadership.

 
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