Information Session: ADA Compliance in the Adoption of Electronic Instructional Materials
Tuesday, October 13, 2:00–3:00 p.m., Hill Hall 0002
Wednesday, October 14, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Glass Hall 108
This session examines how recent court rulings have altered the interpretation of ADA laws on the accessibility of digital, electronic and web-based instructional materials. It will explore how these changes impact on the adoption and use by faculty of publisher created electronic resources. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
For more information, email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or call 836-3059.
Data Handling in SPSS
Wednesday, October 7, 2:30–4:30 p.m., Library 205
Thursday, October 8, 2:30–4:30 p.m., Library 205
This course will focus on practical hints and tips that will make your SPSS analysis more effective and save you time. Going beyond SPSS, you will learn to use other software for input and export, as well as hidden gems for recoding, restructuring, and reshaping your data for proper analysis.
For more information, email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or call 836-3059. Please register through My Learning Connection.
2015–2016 Call for Proposals
Curriculum Innovation Projects
Submit proposals by October 31
The FCTL Advisory Council invites project proposals for the 2015–2016 Curriculum Innovation funding.
This funding opportunity is to provide support for innovative teaching strategies that focus on student engagement, active learning, and student success.
While the FCTL Advisory Council welcomes all proposals, we encourage those that intend to demonstrate deeper learning outcomes and have the potential to be applied to other disciplines.
Projects will be funded up to $5,000 and proposals should include a statement of the problem or a goal statement, projected itemization of expenses, approach and planned methodology for the project and any findings, and dissemination of these results to peers both within the university and beyond in terms of publications or professional presentations.
Proposals must detail how active teaching and learning strategies will be implemented and evaluated.
Faculty interested in submitting a proposal are required to schedule a pre-grant meeting with the FCTL to review the application process and review measurable outcomes. To schedule a meeting, contact email@example.com.
Proposals should be submitted electronically to the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning no later than October 31, 2015.
FCTL Open Fridays for Faculty
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Library Room 204
Dr. Eric Nelson, FCTL Faculty Fellow, and the FCTL instructional designers are hosting walk-in consultation sessions for faculty. No appointment necessary! Faculty may come and go at their convenience. All faculty are welcome to drop in and receive assistance with any course design, assessment, technology integration, or teaching needs. We look forward to seeing you Friday!
Can Service-Learning Work in my Discipline?
A new program begins Monday, October 12
Many educators believe that service-learning can be a valuable practice … for other educators. But they’re sometimes at a loss to understand how it can be incorporated into their own disciplines. In this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, we show you what service-learning can add to your courses and provide concrete implementation strategies.
To access the Monday Morning Mentor programs, email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or call 836-3059.
Book Discussion: How Learning Works
Join other faculty in a book discussion on “How Learning Works,” co-authored by Michele DiPietro, this year’s Showcase keynote presentation. The book looks at the theory and research behind the science of learning and then offers seven instructional principles that enhance the practice of teaching and learning.
We will be discussing the seven principles outlined in this book and you may choose from the following dates to participate in the session that best fits your schedule.
Contact the FCTL at 836-3059 to receive a copy of the book and guiding questions.
Discussion Sessions (Meyer Library 204):
How Learning Works Principles #4 – #5
Tuesday, October 6, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Friday, October 9, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
How Learning Works Principles #6 – #7
Tuesday, October 13, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Book Talk: The Other Side of the Wes Moore Story
Please email the FCTL or call 836-3059 to make arrangements to pick up a book and some reflection material.
Tuesday, October 27—2:00–3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28—3:30–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 5—3:30–4:30 p.m.
Please join us to discuss this year’s common reader, The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates. This book talk will look at the “other” Wes Moore within the context of American racial, social, political and economic constructs and realities. Raising issues regarding the impact of institutionalized “isms” and how does cultural resistance seek to redefine the “other”.
This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and Diversity and Inclusion.
Faculty Writing Retreat
Monthly faculty writing retreats provide dedicated time and space to work on academic writing. Retreats include breakfast and a light lunch, opportunities to develop a strong network of peer support and accountability, and voluntary feedback sessions.
For more information, email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Please register through My Learning Connection.