Two free faculty webinars are being offered by the Wiley Learning Institute during finals week and break later this month. Each webinar is 90 minutes long, and will be recorded and available on Wiley's website for one week after the live event.
"Making the Most of Your Mentor Relationship", Lois Zachary
Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:00 am (CST)
If you are like most administrators and faculty, you find that every day you engage in many types of mentoring relationships that are both multilayered-working with students, administrators, and peers-and diverse-spanning different generations, learning styles and cultures. Because mentoring is such an important professional responsibility you will want to make the most of your mentoring relationships. Understanding the theory behind mentoring and engaging in practices that lead to successful learner-centered relationships will help you do just that. In this 90-minute workshop, Dr. Lois Zachary will share what you need to know and do to assure mentoring success.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:00 pm (CST)
Flipping your classroom, a trending course design pedagogy, involves rethinking the way you use your class time and the activities your students complete outside and within your class. As a follow-up to Jose Bowen's Teaching Naked workshop on e-communication and finding web content, join Jose again to design in-class activities for your flipped classroom. Come prepared to review your own short assignments that students can do before coming to class. Gather best practices and collaborate with your colleagues to create an example for your own course by:
A. improving your out-of-class assignment
B. creating a classroom application activity
C. aligning the assignment and activities, and
D. creating a cognitive wrapper for the assignment/module.
This workshop will model the method. Come prepared with one learning outcome from a course you have and one concept/content area. To get the most out of your time, you'll want to prepare an assignment in order to work with colleagues in the workshop to improve it. (See Suggested Activity details for more information)
Take this workshop to the next level: Consider finding a group of colleagues, participate from your respective computers, and use a google doc to share your assignment and collaborate!
Faculty development opportunity: Advising Academy
Are you interested in learning how to be a more effective and more efficient advisor?
If so, then plan to participate in the Center for Faculty Enrichment's first Faculty Academy, a series of conversations and workshops that will take place during Spring 2014. (You are also welcome to attend any of the sessions without signing up for the Academy.)
What is a Faculty Academy?
As part of its work looking at best practices in faculty development, the Faculty Development Working Group found that some institutions routinely offer certificate programs or academies in particular areas of faculty development where there is perceived need. Such programs are particularly useful in areas where there is a body of knowledge/expertise that is best shared over the course of multiple conversations. These sorts of programs are also helpful for faculty trying to demonstrate professional development in their review and promotion materials, and for visiting faculty who want to demonstrate growth in an area as they apply for new positions.
In our Faculty Academy, any faculty member who complete 5 out of the 7 sessions offered on developmental advising and complete a short assessment will receive recognition of their completion of the Academy and $200 in Professional Development Funds.
Session #1: Student Learning Outcomes and Academic Advising
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Gävle 1, CSL Room 403
How can you use the SLOs to have better conversations with your advisees? How will the SLOs intersect with our new co-curricular transcript? How can the Student Readiness Survey help your interactions with first year advisees? Join panelists to discuss the best ways to use these new tools in advising.
Session #2: Advising and Referrals
Thursday, March 27, 2014
As advisors, we learn quite a bit about our students, including information that we are not sure we're equipped to handle. What are the best ways to interact with students about relationship issues, mental health issues, or suspected substance abuse issues that can arise during a student's college years? Join panelists Jessica Schultz and Mike Tendell for this important conversation.
Session #3: Engaging the Issue: Male Students, Masculinity and Advising
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Gävle 1, CSL Room 403
What would help us better understand the experience of college men? If we wish to move college men toward a healthy, more self-authored gender identity, what must we understand? Can such understanding help us support men in becoming liberated from what Pollack (1999) calls the gender straightjacket? This workshop will focus on developing skills in advising male students in one-on-one session as well as in the classroom. Join us for a discussion with the following panelists: Dr. Vicki Sommer, Dr. Eric Stewart and Dr. Jennifer Popple.
Session # 4: NACADA Webinar: Balancing Academic Advising with other Faculty Responsibilities
Thursday, April 24, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM (note different time)
Gävle 1, CSL Room 403
Regardless of academic discipline and institutional type, many faculty feel stretched to their limits by teaching, research, and academic governance responsibilities. In this Web Event, our panelists will share tools and strategies to balance advising with those other tasks. Participants will hear from a diverse panel of experienced faculty advisors from a broad range of institutional types and will leave with practical ideas for ensuring that students receive the best possible advising without neglecting other responsibilities. You can find more information at the following website.http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Events/Web-Events/Web-Events-Coming/Web-Event-April-2014.aspx
Session #5: Advising Effectiveness and Assessment
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Gävle 1, CSL Room 403
How do we know if we have been effective advisors? What are the best ways to assess one's advising? Join panelists for a session on advising evaluation and documenting student learning in an advising context.
Session #6: Attend ILACADA (Illinois Academic Advising Conference)
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL
Thursday, May 22, 2014 (this would likely mean driving down Wednesday afternoon)
The Office of Academic Affairs will pay for your trip to this year's ILACADA conference, Illinois' affiliate of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Connect with other advisors from across the state, attend sessions about best practices in advising, and learn how to be a more effective advisor for your students
Session #7: Attend First Year Advisor Training
May 27 (noon) - May 28, 2014
Gävle 1 and 2, CSL Rooms 403 and 404
Are you planning to be a First Year Advisor during 2014-15? Then you will need to attend FYA training in order to either learn the ropes or learn what will be new in advising for the new year. Schedule and details to come.
SPRING TERM WRITING RETREAT
Monday, March 3, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tredway Library 4th floor classroom/computer lab
Slots are still available for the next Faculty Writing Retreat, which will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Library's 4th floor classroom/computer lab. Please RSVP to Mary Koski.