Spring 2013 Events

Can They Use Anything More than Google:  Assessing Student Research Methods
January 17 at 4:10 pm in Quad 264 at SJU
Are students as adept at searching electronic resources as we sometimes assume?  The librarians attempted to answer that question last year as part of their assessment program and will present the aggregate results and some examples of individual student approaches at this event.

How Can I Get Them to Use the Feedback I Provide?
January 22 at 4:10 pm in Gorecki 204C at CSB
January 23 at 8:10 am in Alumni Lounge at SJU
Does it seem like you spend hours providing detailed feedback to students, and that many of them never pay attention to your suggestions?  Do you feel like they only look at the grade and never try to learn what they missed?  Ken Jones (History/LES) and Rodger Narloch (Psychology/LES) will offer some ways to encourage students to make better use of our efforts, while also pointing out some ways that we can provide effective feedback in a less time-consuming way at this event.

Working Effectively with International Students
January 29 at 4:10 pm in Quad 264 at SJU
How do we create classroom presentations that meet the needs of both native speakers and English language learners?  Or how do we incorporate and fairly evaluate students in a discussion based course when their culture emphasizes reticence and learning from the "sage on the stage"?  Or what do we do about culturally based attitudes on plagiarism and cheating that differ from the code in place here?  Warren Bostrom (Accounting & Finance/LES), Lisa Scott (Academic Advising), and Sarah Pruett (ESL) will help tackle these question and other related issues at this event.

Using Student Surveys (and Other Feedback) Effectively
February 4 at 4:10 pm in Gorecki 204C at CSB
February 5 at 8:10 am in Quad 264 at SJU
This session will revolve around three central questions:  how should we use the feedback we get in the student surveys, how can we get students to provide useful information, and what other approaches beyond the end of semester surveys can we employ?

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Pedagogical Issues in the Transition to a Five Day Cycle
February 14 at 4:10 pm in Gorecki 204B at CSB
February 15 at 8:10 am in Quad 264 at SJU
Have you started thinking about how you are going to re-package what you are currently doing into shorter or longer segments?  This session is intended as the first of several opportunities LES will offer this semester to help with the transition.

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External Grants
February 27 at 4:10 pm in HAB 107 at CSB
February 28 at 8:10 am in Quad 349 at SJU
This session, led by Catherine Stoch and Diane Calabria (Office of External Grants), will give you a chance to explore the world of external grants.  Questions to be addressed include the following:  What external grants are available?  How do I apply for them?  What kind of assistance can the CSB/SJU Office of External Grants provide?

What's a "Flipped Classroom" and Why All the Buzz?
March 4 at 4:10 pm in Gorecki 204C at CSB
March 5 at 8:10 am in Sexton 200
The "Flipped Classroom" concept has drawn lots of media attention as the hot new education idea, with articles in places as varied as the Wall Street Journal and the Chronicle of Higher Education.  We'll provide a brief electronic article describing the basics so that we can spend our time in this session talking about possible benefits, barriers, and whether the concept can be helpful as we move to the Five Day Cycle.

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Experiential Learning 101
March 12 at 4:10 pm in Gorecki 204C at CSB
Marah Jacobson-Schulte and Laura Hammond (both Office of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement) will lead this session with the help of some of your colleagues who have integrated Experiential Learning into their courses.  You'll learn what is involved in Experiential Learning, what help the office can provide, things to think about before you begin, and, of course, sage advice from colleagues on the joys and pitfalls.

What Makes a Good Learning Experience Good - The View from the Other Side
April 8 at 4:10 pm in Quad 264 at SJU
What do our students think creates a good learning experience?  What kinds of environments and faculty approaches work best from their perspective?  A group of articulate seniors from across the disciplinary spectrum will provide their viewpoint during a lively discussion of what they see as the best techniques, methodologies, and systems they have encountered.

Rethinking Your Course(s):  One Model that Insures the Essentials
April 16 at 4:10 pm in Gorecki 204C or GDCC Pres. Conf. Room at CSB
April 18 at 8:10 am in Sexton 200
April 19 at 11:30 am in Alumni Lounge at SJU
The shift to the Five Day Cycle will require, at the very least, some repackaging of our course content.  It could also give us the opportunity to step back and take a deep look at whether our actual practice maximizes those aspects that we believe are most important for our students' growth.

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