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Mornings in May, FCTE

 

Mornings in May!

Each session begins at 9 a.m. in the FCTE, located in the Cunningham Library, 1st floor, just past Cup and Chaucer Cafe

Continental breakfast items provided.

Register at this link:  https://www.indstate.edu/fcte/upcoming-events

Tuesday, May 15

Tune up tools to easily engage students in learning.  

Session Facilitators:

Andrea Arrington, Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences

Jim Davis, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport, College of Health and Human Services

Amy French, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Bayh College of Education

Jennifer Inlow, Associate Professor & Acting Chair, Department of Chemistry & Physics, College of Arts & Sciences

Session Description: 

In this session, faculty from a variety of disciplines will share their experience in using small ways to add student engagement strategies into their classes.  Sometimes a slight modification to current methods can tune up active learning for students.  Just a few minutes of classroom time can make a difference in student achievement.

 

Wednesday, May 16

Boost your FAD to Showcase your Skills.

Session Facilitators:

Kuntal Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing & Operations, Scott College of Business

Jill Moore, Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Practice Nursing, College of Health & Human Services

JaDora Sailes, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, Bayh College of Education

Session Description:

Specific components that are mandatory for inclusion in your FAD will be shared.  Simply putting data into FAD may not put you in the best possible light or may leave the interpretation of content up to the reviewer.  In addition, developing a clear, concise teaching philosophy will help pull all of your FAD components together to showcase your work.

 

Thursday, May 17

Understanding the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Success Stories with Integrating OneDrive into Your Teaching Practices

Session Facilitators:

Linda Behrendt, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Services

Molly Hare, Director, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence

Lauren Michael, Quality Assurance Coordinator, Office of Information Technology

Session Description:

Feel like you are teaching many courses?  Would you love to have more time for scholarship? Come and learn more about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as a means to build your research while simultaneously learning more about your teaching.   

The second part of the morning will include effective methods for integrating OneDrive into your student engagement in the classroom. 

Friday, May 18

Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Adding Career Readiness With Manageable Program Experiences

Session Facilitators:

Travis Behem, Instructor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

David Fleming, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing & Operations, Scott College of Business

Melissa Ketner, Instructor, Department of Social Work, College of Health & Human Services

Amanda Solesky, Senior Instructor, Department of Communication Disorders, Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, Bayh College of Education

Jared Wuerzburger, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, College of Technology

Session Description:

Leverage your existing assignments to easily address career competencies in your courses.  A panel of faculty from across the university will share insights and examples into the progress their programs have made in incorporating this strategic goal into course outcomes. 

Monday, May 21

Teaching to “C” Students: Curiosity, Clarity, Communication and Community

Session Facilitators:

Stephanie Alexander, Instructor, Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences

Vicki Hammen, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, Bayh College of Education

Jeanne Potts, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services

Haijing Tu, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, College of Arts & Sciences

Session Description:

This session is being offered by faculty who attended the Teaching Professor Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.  Through the weekend conference, participants atttended a variety of sessions and came away with numerous meaningful applications for the teaching environment.  Each faculty member will share highlights of her experiences centered around the theme of student learning. 

 

Tuesday, May 22

Making the Most Out of Interim Grading and Using Student Course Evaluations to Inform Teaching

Session Facilitators:

Joy O’Keefe, Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences

Kirk Armstrong, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Medicine & Rehabilitation, College of Health & Human Services

Nancy Obermeyer, Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Systems, College of Arts & Sciences

Sam Morgan, Instructor, Department of Aviation, College of Technology

Session Description:

This session is devoted to best practices for implementing appropriate strategies for interim grading.We will examine the results of the Faculty Senate Interim Grade survey results as well as hear how faculty across campus make interim grading meaningful.The second part of the morning will be spent discussing how student responses on the end of course evaluations can inform our teaching.Finally, we will discuss additional types of questions to ask for meaningful student course evaluations.

 

Wednesday, May 23

Writing Test Questions and Effective Class Writing Prompts

Session Facilitators:

Eric Hampton, Professor, Department of Communication Disorders, Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, Bayh College of Education

Rob Perrin, Professor & Chair, Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences

Session Description:

The nuts-and-bolts of writing test questions of all types will be shared.The audience will have the opportunity to draft sample test questions and receive feedback.The second half of the morning will focus on the importance of including student writing experiences in our classes. We will examine the role of effective writing prompts in eliciting meaningful student responses.

Thursday, May 24

Top 10 Teaching Tips

Session Facilitators

Caitlin Brez, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

James Gustafson, Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences

Melissa Nail, Professor, Department of Teaching & Learning, Bayh College of Education

Randy Peters, Professor & Chair, Department of Applied Engineering and Technology Management, College of Technology

Session Description:

Back by popular demand!We close this year’s Mornings in May by offering the opportunity to take away as many as 40 teaching tips!Faculty from various disciplines will share their top ten tips for enhancement of your personal teaching toolbox of tips and tricks.

 

 

Contact Us

Molly Hare, Ph.D.
FCTE Director
Cunningham Memorial Library
Molly.Hare@indstate.edu
812-237-2688