BackCenter for Academic Excellence
February 2015
  • MON
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Should I Coach an Underperforming Colleague?

    Monday Feb 2 (All Day)

    Robert E. Cipriano, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University

    In higher education, supervisors are also colleagues, which makes
    dealing with faculty who aren’t meeting expectations particularly
    challenging. Get guidance on handling poor performance. You’ll learn
    how to understand what causes poor performance and concentrate
    your energy where you can do some good.

  • MON
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Minimize Cheating in the Classroom?

    Monday Feb 9 (All Day)

    James Lang, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Assumption College

    Technology and punishment alone are not solving the problem of
    cheating. This program will show you real world-tested techniques to
    help you minimize cheating by inspiring a growth mindset in your
    students and encouraging them to change their goals from getting
    good grades to mastery learning.

  • WED
    Supporting Economically Disadvantaged Students

    Wednesday Feb 11 3 pm - 4 pm

    McNairy 106

    M. William Redmond, Assistant Vice President for Academic

    Dwight Horsey, Director of Financial Aid & Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

    Daniel Mercado, Director of Pre-Collegiate Programs

    Christina Pantoja Williams, Assistant Director of Pre-Collegiate Programs

    In this panel discussion, we will discuss the supports and services that
    are available on campus to support those students who are struggling

  • MON
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Do I Convert a F2F Course to a Hybrid Course?

    Monday Feb 16 (All Day)

    Jill Schiefelbein, Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University

    We cover the process of online course conversion, from initial course
    review to working with technology. Learn a step-by-step approach to maximizing the educational benefits of blended learning—in a
    minimal amount of time make the most of what you’re already doing
    and learn to use technology to enhance student engagement and

  • TUE
    Promoting Quality in Online Education: An Open Forum

    Tuesday Feb 17 12 pm - 1 pm

    McNairy 106

    Ms. Lauren Edgell, Director of Online Learning

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

    In this open forum, we’ll present different standards for quality online
    instruction and discuss how these can support course development.

  • THU
    Faculty Convocation

    Thursday Feb 19 11 am - 1 pm

    Lehr Dining Room Gordenier Hall

  • MON
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Do I Use FLCs to Strengthen Institutional Assessment?

    Monday Feb 23 (All Day)

    Milton D. Cox, Ph.D. Founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and University Assessment

    Assessment efforts are expanding and there is an untapped resource
    that can help you give accreditors the information they need—FLCs, or
    Faculty Learning Communities. With their emphasis on deep learning
    experiences, FLCs are able to explore assessment in a comprehensive
    manner, addressing the concerns of both administrators focusing on
    accreditation and of instructors concentrating on student learning.

  • THU
    Fixed vs. Growth Mindset and the Implications for Teaching and Learning

    Thursday Feb 26 12 pm - 1 pm

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Sandra Deemer, Professor, Educational Foundations

    In this session, Carol Dweck’s pivotal work on mindset will be used to
    frame a conversation about how we can foster positive selfperceptions
    and mindset within our higher education classrooms.
    Specific strategies related to the management and assessment of
    learning will be modeled and discussed.

  • FRI
    Lancaster Learns

    Friday Feb 27 9 am - 4 pm

    This day-long conference was borne from a county-wide partnership
    involving all of the institutions of higher education in Lancaster.
    Plenary speakers include Norman Bier, Director of Carnegie Mellon
    University’s Open Learning Initiative and Dr. Shaun Cook, assistant
    professor of Psychology at Millersville University. Choose from over 21
    peer-reviewed sessions focused on teaching and learning. To register,
    visit: To receive our institutional discount,
    use the code: Learn

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