33rd Showcase on Teaching and Learning
Save the Date – August 15, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Christy Price, EdD
Dr. Price is a professor of psychology at Dalton State College, part of the University System of Georgia. She teaches in both the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Health Professions. She was the founding director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Dalton State College. Christy is a nationally recognized authority on innovative teaching techniques to engage millennial learners. She was chosen by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as the Outstanding U.S. Professor for 2012 for Baccalaureate Colleges. She regularly presents as a keynote speaker and has led faculty development workshops and retreats at over one hundred institutions across the United States and abroad. Dr. Price has completed post-doctoral work in educational psychology from Georgia State University. She holds a doctorate in community health from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and a bachelor’s degree in social services from Northern Illinois University.
Summer Writing Retreat
Dates: Monday–Friday, July 16–20
Time: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Alumni Center, Hospitality Room
The summer 2018 interdisciplinary faculty writing retreat is designed to:
- Create a motivated and positive environment that fosters excellent work
- Encourage productivity through accountability and camaraderie
- Help you accomplish a writing project this summer
The retreat includes five days of committed writing time, mini-sessions on addressing productivity challenges and fostering good writing habits, discussions on writing style, grammar, and more. The retreat is open to anyone working on a scholarly writing project. The goal is for each participant to arrive with a work in progress and leave with a manuscript prepared for submission.
Writing retreat session agenda:
8:30–9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and goal setting
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Writing Time
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch and group discussion about writing habits and strategies
1:00–4:00 p.m. Writing Time
FREE for all MSU faculty and staff; a light breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.
Email Dr. Mandy Benedict-Chambers if you have any questions.
Summer Accessibility Institute
Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 25–28
Times: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Accessible Learning Institute is an intensive four-day program designed to help participants identify and resolve accessibility concerns in their courses. In creating an awareness around physical and cognitive disabilities and the learning barriers often experienced by those students, the program hopes to increase the adoption of proactive approaches to course design that will reduce the need for students to request certain types of academic accommodations that could delay student access to information.
Upcoming Online Course Development Boot Camps
Online Course Development Boot Camp is an immersive-style workshop which will provide faculty with hands-on training and work time to develop an online course. At the end of the boot camp, you will have developed a significant part of your course and earn a badge which applies toward an online course certification.
Sessions are scheduled for August 6–10, 2018 and January 7–11, 2019. Email the FCTL to reserve your spot.
Not available to attend any of those sessions? Contact the FCTL to schedule an appointment with one of our instructional designers. You can work with them in a self-paced model around your schedule, and in most cases, complete your course by the end of the semester.
For more information, visit the FCTL website.