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  • THU
    2
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Enable Others to Act

    Thursday Feb 2
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 118

    Mr. Christopher Jachimowicz

    This session will focus on the challenges we face when the word 'change' is brought up in our departments and as a university as a whole. How do we deal with change?

  • MON
    6
    Monday Morning Mentor: Is There a Solution to Students Multitasking in Class?

    Monday Feb 6
    (All Day)

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

    Distracted learning is, at times, hardly learning at all. Learn how multitasking during class affects learning and what you can do to change student behaviors and attitudes about dividing attention during class time.

    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. 

  • TUE
    7
    Using Qualtrics, MU's Online Survey Research Tool

    Tuesday Feb 7
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

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

    In this session, we will examine strategies and techniques for using Qualtrics, MU’s new survey tool.  Acquired in Spring 2016, the tool has powerful instructional and research opportunities.

  • THU
    9
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Encourage the Heart

    Thursday Feb 9
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 118

    Mr. Peter Emerick

    Focuses on the need that exists within leadership to recognize and validate the contributions and achievements of those we work with. 

  • FRI
    10
    Faculty Convocation and Writing Summit

    Friday Feb 10
    (All Day)

    Gordinier Hall and Conference Center

    This year’s convocation will focus on Writing Across the Curriculum and will feature a keynote address from Kara Taczak, the author of Writing Across Contexts.  The summit will also include workshops on writing transfer, writing to learn and developing creative writing prompts.  For more information, check out: http://library.millersville.edu/WritingSummit

     

  • MON
    13
    PASSHE Virtual Conference

    Monday Feb 13
    (All Day)

    Now in its 8th year, the PASSHE Virtual Conference provides an opportunity to engage with higher education professionals from around the world—all from the comfort of your office or home. The most recent conference attracted 300 PASSHE faculty and staff over the two weeks that it was held.  For more information, go to:  http://www.passhe.edu/inside/asa/DEConf/Pages/2017-Sessions-by-Date.aspx

    February 13-24, 2017

  • MON
    13
    Monday Morning Mentor: What Do Adjunct Faculty Need to Be Successful in the Online Classroom?

    Monday Feb 13
    (All Day)

    B. Jean Mandernach, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University

    Learn just how much information adjuncts require about your institution, your administrative processes, your pedagogical expectations, and their developmental opportunities. 

    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. 

     

  • TUE
    14
    Office 365 for Department and Committees

    Tuesday Feb 14
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 502

    Mr. Joshua Fleming, Instructional Technologist

    Streamline collaborative work with Office 365! Instead of emailing back and forth edits, Office 365 enables users to have one 'document of record' where changes and contributions are tracked. Cross platform + lives on the web – think Google Docs but better.

  • THU
    16
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Leadership into Action

    Thursday Feb 16
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 118

    Dr. Gordon Nesbitt

    The leadership track for this year has focused on the five pillars of the Leadership Challenge:

    1. Model the Way
    2. Inspire a Shared Vision
    3. Challenge the Process
    4. Enable Others to Act
    5. Encourage the Heart

    This session will tie all five pillars together and discuss ways to implement the pillars in the workplace.

  • MON
    20
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Do I Create and Implement Microlectures?

    Monday Feb 20
    (All Day)

    B. Jean Mandernach, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University

    Gain a clear picture of how microlectures can help you deliver a meaningful learning experience, foster a personal connection with students, and promote their full engagement in your online courses.

    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. 

     

  • TUE
    21
    Building Better Teams

    Tuesday Feb 21
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Lexi Hutto, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Department of Management & Marketing

    How are you forming teams in your classes? Are you letting students self-select? Or using a more methodical approach? This presenter has tested out several different modes of forming teams that have led to more harmonious teams than the “Who’s sitting next to me?” technique many students think they prefer.

  • THU
    23
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Speakers Panel

    Thursday Feb 23
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 118

    Ms. Alison Hutchinson

    Careers in Higher Education

  • FRI
    24
    Lancaster Learns

    Friday Feb 24
    9 am - 4 pm

    Elizabethtown College

    This day-long conference was borne from a county-wide partnership involving all of the institutions of higher education in Lancaster.  James Lang, the author of Small Teaching: From Minor Changes to Major Learning, is the keynote speaker.  Choose from over 20 peer-reviewed sessions focused on teaching and learning.  To register, visit:  www.lancasterlearns.com

  • MON
    27
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Align Technology with My Pedagogical Goals?

    Monday Feb 27
    (All Day)

    Dave Yearwood, PhD, Chair of the Technology Department, University of North Dakota

    Learn how to conduct a self-assessment to identify your strengths and where you need to work on using technology to accomplish pedagogical goals. Discover teaching methods in which technology can help students experience content in a variety of ways.

    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. 

     

  • TUE
    28
    Strategy Swap: Using TurnItIn Quickmark Library

    Tuesday Feb 28
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Jill Craven, English Department Chair

    Do you want to more efficiently provide feedback on student writing?  By using Quickmarks in Turnitin, instructors can develop a library of comments to use with student papers.  Come hear how English faculty are using Quickmark to assess student writing and provide feedback for improvement.

 
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