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All-College Follow-Up and Upcoming Events
Inclusive Teaching for Student Success – Some great ideas from CNAS faculty collected at the All-College Meeting
Collaborative exams, “check in” assignments, visiting zoom lectures by working professionals, case studies to solve in class with small groups, use Poll Everywhere software to help students ask questions during class without having to raise their hands, use one lecture period/week for a recitation period. (If you have more ideas you want to share, please send and I will share with the group.)
If you are interested in learning more there are many other opportunities –
- Bears for Equity & Belonging – Dr. Paul Gorski: An Educational Equity Workshop Series (see attached flyer).
- FCTL Faculty Learning Communities
- Read Books by Dr. Linda B. Nilson – 2022 Showcase Keynote Speaker
- CUR Workshop – Centering DEI: Practical Tools for Sustaining Transformative; Racial Equity in Undergraduate Research Programs; Wednesday, October 19, 2022 — 11:00 AM-5:00 PM (EDT); Facilitators: Buffie Longmire-Avital, Sophie Pierszalowski, and Jenny Olin Shanahan (CNAS will cover the cost of one person/department to attend. Attendees must agree to write a list of the 10 strategies for student success that they learned from the workshop and share it with all in their department along with the dean and associate dean. If more than two faculty members/department want to attend I will work with the department head on a funding plan.)
- How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive https://www.chronicle.com/article/how-to-make-your-teaching-more-inclusive/ This comprehensive guide offers a road map to make sure your classroom interactions and course design reach all students, not just some of them.
See the attached flyer for the 19th Annual Public Affairs Conference – (event webpage) Please encourage your students to attend 1-2 sessions. PAC Video to share (<2 min) with your classes.
Nominations for the 2022-2023 Citizen Scholar awards will be open on 7/25/22. Nominations due by Sept 8.
Recent News from CNAS
Recent news from the college:
- Training the next generation of scientists
- If you would like to see past stories please visit CNAS NewsWatch!
|September 5||Labor Day – No classes/offices closed|
|September 6||College Council Meeting|
|September 8||There is a home football game on Thursday, Sept 8 starting at 7PM|
|September 14||CNAS Student Organization Expo|
|September 20-22||Public Affairs Conference|
|September 29||Majors Fair|
|September 30||Thesis funding applications due – graduate students|
|October 1||Faculty Research Grants due – PLEASE NOTE – the application procedure is now through Dynamic Forms (on linked webpage)|
|October 13-14||Fall Break – No Classes|
|October 24||CNAS 3-minute thesis competition for graduate students|
|November 1||Southwest Missouri Regional Water Conference – Students can attend for free! The conference is $125 for others.|
|November 9||CNAS Career Expo|
|April 8, 2024||Next Solar Eclipse in Missouri – The path of totality through North America – the Great North American Eclipse of April 8, 2024 | eclipse2024.org|