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  • THU
    2
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Microaggressions, Hate Speech, Free Speech, & Profanity

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

    McNairy 118

    Mr. Tom Richardson, Ms. Sharmon Bryant & Faculty Panel

    On the college campus (and everyday life...)

  • MON
    6
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Student-Created Work?

    Monday Mar 6
    (All Day)

    Linda B. Nilson, Ph.D. Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

    Gain a portfolio of guidelines for assignments that test student constructed responses. You will learn the keys to defining learning goals, creating assignments, and drafting rubrics to boost and measure critical thinking outcomes.

    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
    Brown Bag Discussion: Title IX

    Tuesday Mar 7
    12:05 am - 1:10 am

    McNairy 502

    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
    9
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Microaggressions, Hate Speech, Free Speech, & Profanity

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

    Byerly 100

    Ms. Jasmine Whitlow, Mr. Tom Richardson, Ms. Sharmon Bryant & Student Panel

    The new 'isms' on college campus - student perspectives

  • MON
    13
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Create an Online Service Learning Project?

    Monday Mar 13
    (All Day)

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

    Discover ways for students to raise awareness about topics related to your class and get the community involved. Learn how to teach students about different types of communities and calls to action that generate results.

    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
    20
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can Grading Policy Options Influence Student Learning?

    Monday Mar 20
    (All Day)

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

    Learn the positive results—empowering students, motivating them, increasing their engagement, achieving better learning outcomes—that can be realized through strategic decisions you make about your grading policies.

    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
    Strategy Swap: Intelligent Agents in D2L - Engaging Students with Targeted Messaging

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

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Daniel Albert, Chemistry and Dr. Amber Nicole Pfannenstiel, English

    Are you interested in encouraging your students through targeted course messages or increasing student engagement by gamifying your course? This session will demonstrate the Intelligent Agents tool in D2L and discuss ways of efficiently and automatically target messaging students in your course.

  • THU
    23
    Brown Bag Session: Certification Tests Fail Pre-Service Educators of Color

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

    Stayer MPR

    Leslie Gates, PhD, Art and Design

    In this session, Dr. Gates will present PRAXIS passing rates disaggregated by ethnicity and will present data from qualitative case studies in which the participants were undergraduate pre-service educators of color who had difficulty passing the PRAXIS exams. The stories of these students illustrate the ways in which high-stakes certification exams affect students of color seeking certification. Dr. Gates will discuss implications for university licensure programs and points of advocacy from within the field of teacher education.

  • THU
    23
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Managing Microaggressions, Hate Speech, Free Speech, & Profanity

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

    McNairy 118

    Mr. Tchet Dorman, Mr. Tom Richardson & Ms. Sharmon Bryant

    Practical strategies and implications for college campuses

  • MON
    27
    Monday Morning Mentor: How Can I Evaluate Online Teaching If I Haven't Taught Online?

    Monday Mar 27
    (All Day)

    Thomas Tobin, Ph.D. Coordinator of Learning Technologies at the Center for Teaching and Learning at Northeastern Illinois University

    Learn the difference between the design elements of a course and the instructional interactions done in the online classroom that count as teaching practices. Identify the five key online teaching behaviors from your Learning Management System.

    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
    27
    Cultivating Collaboration Conversations Luncheon

    Monday Mar 27
    12 pm - 1:30 pm

    Lehr Room, Gordinier Conference Center

    The McNairy Library and Learning Forum and the Center for Academic Excellence have partnered to host this inaugural luncheon to showcase and foster collaborations across campus that enhance student learning and engagement.   We hope you’ll still be able to join us and that you'll bring your collaborative spirit!

  • TUE
    28
    Strengthening Students’ Reading Skills Across Disciplines

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

    McNairy 106

    Dr. Jennifer Shettel, Associate Professor, Department of Early, Middle and Exceptopnal Education and Dr. Oliver Dreon, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence

    Despite navigating their K-12 experiences, many students enter post-secondary education ill equipped to handle the reading demands expected in their college-level classes.   By employing close reading strategies, however, instructors can help their students better critically analyze text and recognize details and patterns to inform their understanding. This session will help to build a shared understanding of the research base, definitions, and process of close reading and how to address disciplinary literacy skills though close reading. 

  • THU
    30
    Maraudership Professional Development Series: Coming Clean with Compliance

    Thursday Mar 30
    12:05 pm - 1:10 pm

    McNairy 118

    Mr. Larry Earnesty 

 
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