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  • MON
    3
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Design Copyright-Compliant Courses?

    Monday Apr 3
    (All Day)

    Linda Enghagen, J.D. Attorney and Professor, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

    Spare yourself a lot of problems and potential litigation by keeping your course design and use of materials within the limits of the law. This presentation will give you an overview of fair use and copyright law and will show you best practices to keep you on the right side of the law.

    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
    4
    Electronic Curricular Review Show and Tell

    Tuesday Apr 4
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Presenters: Kimberlyn Broskie, Web Specialist Michael Dulay, Director of Web Technical Services, Charles Geiger, Geography and James Pannafino, Art & Design

    Want to be one of the first on campus to see MU’s new Electronic Curricular Review system? In an effort to streamline the undergraduate curricular process, members from the electronic curriculum process subcommittee worked with Information Technology experts to develop a comprehensive online system.  In this session, we will outline some of the features of the ECR system and discuss implementation plans.

  • THU
    6
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Wellness, Defined

    Thursday Apr 6
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    SMC Dance Studio

    TBD

    Join us as we explore the various dimensions of wellness through interactive tables and demonstrations. 

  • MON
    10
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Get Useful Feedback to Improve My Online Teaching?

    Monday Apr 10
    (All Day)

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

    Learn how evaluation can help you to improve students’ experience, identify your professional development needs, and prepare for formal performance reviews, including promotion and tenure committees.

    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. 

     

  • MON
    10
    Daylight Sneak Peak Sessions

    Monday Apr 10
    2 pm - 3 pm

    Boyer 235

    Marie Firestone – Instructional Support Specialist

    Beginning June 12 2017, Millersville will be enabling the Daylight Experience in our D2L environment. The Daylight redesign includes new fonts, icons, colors and simpler formatting that will make navigation more consistent for users across all devices.

    Plan to attend one of four sneak peek sessions to preview the look and feel of the Daylight Experience and ask questions of one of our campus D2L administrators.

    Registration is not required.

  • TUE
    11
    Content Out of the Box: Incorporating Copyrighted and Open Source Materials into Your Course

    Tuesday Apr 11
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Prof. Krista Higham, Access Services Librarian, Prof. Greg Szczyrbak, Learning Technologies Librarian, and Dr. Daniel Albert, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

    Why should you and your students care about copyright? How can you easily and legally incorporate copyrighted materials such as images, videos and articles into your course?  Learn about course reserves, multimedia databases, and free open source course materials.

  • WED
    12
    Daylight Sneak Peak Sessions

    Wednesday Apr 12
    1 pm - 2 pm

    Boyer 235

    Marie Firestone – Instructional Support Specialist

    Beginning June 12 2017, Millersville will be enabling the Daylight Experience in our D2L environment. The Daylight redesign includes new fonts, icons, colors and simpler formatting that will make navigation more consistent for users across all devices.

    Plan to attend one of four sneak peek sessions to preview the look and feel of the Daylight Experience and ask questions of one of our campus D2L administrators.

    Registration is not required.

  • THU
    13
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Finding Work-Life Balance

    Thursday Apr 13
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 118

    TBD

    Balancing the responsibilities we each have on campus with our personal lives can be challenging. This session will explore methods to effectively find balance. 

  • THU
    13
    Daylight Sneak Peak Sessions

    Thursday Apr 13
    1 pm - 2 pm

    Boyer 235

    Marie Firestone – Instructional Support Specialist

    Beginning June 12 2017, Millersville will be enabling the Daylight Experience in our D2L environment. The Daylight redesign includes new fonts, icons, colors and simpler formatting that will make navigation more consistent for users across all devices.

    Plan to attend one of four sneak peek sessions to preview the look and feel of the Daylight Experience and ask questions of one of our campus D2L administrators.

    Registration is not required.

  • FRI
    14
    State of Assessment Luncheon

    Friday Apr 14
    12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Lehr Room, Gordinier Conference Center

    Organized in conjunction with the Academic Outcomes and Assessment 

    Join us for lunch as we discuss ongoing assessment activities on campus and share data from recent surveys. 

    RSVP to Carol.Kirsch@millersville.edu

  • FRI
    14
    Daylight Sneak Peak Sessions

    Friday Apr 14
    2 pm - 3 pm

    Boyer 235

    Marie Firestone – Instructional Support Specialist

    Beginning June 12 2017, Millersville will be enabling the Daylight Experience in our D2L environment. The Daylight redesign includes new fonts, icons, colors and simpler formatting that will make navigation more consistent for users across all devices.

    Plan to attend one of four sneak peek sessions to preview the look and feel of the Daylight Experience and ask questions of one of our campus D2L administrators.

    Registration is not required.

  • MON
    17
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Do I Monitor and Support Online Faculty?

    Monday Apr 17
    (All Day)

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

    Learn how to communicate with faculty about expectations for their performance. Examine how the hiring, training, development, and evaluation of online faculty can come together in a holistic approach that reinforces these teaching competencies.

    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. 

     

  • THU
    20
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Financial Preparedness for Your Retirement Future

    Thursday Apr 20
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    Byerly 100

    TBD

    While we all look foward to retirement, preparing for it can be overwhelming. Join us for an interactive session on how to better understand retirement options. 

  • MON
    24
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Adapt an Online Faculty Peer Review Tool?

    Monday Apr 24
    (All Day)

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

    Learn an approach to distance education evaluation based on 50 years of research into the principles of effective teaching. This concise and content-rich video will show you the different evidence evaluators seek when reviewing good online teaching and the different techniques for reviewing online educators.

    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. 

     

  • MON
    24
    Promotion & Tenure Panel Discussion

    Monday Apr 24
    3 pm - 4:30 pm

    McNairy 106

    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
    25
    Strategy Swap: D2L Grades- Promoting Class Engagement & Meaningful Assessments

    Tuesday Apr 25
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Lesley Colabucci, Department of Early, Middle and Exceptional Education and Dr. Leonora Foels, School of Social Work

    How can you use grade book as a tool to help you keep discussion boards active and robust? Using groups within gradebook can make your assessment more timely, authentic, and relevant.   This session will also provide opportunities for idea exchanges regarding the use of D2L Gradebook.

     

 
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