WORKSHOPS

 

Center for Pathway Experiences, SACSCOC Quality Enhancement Plan  

Webinar: Creating Co-Curricular Learning Opportunities Through On-Campus Internships  

Learn how one institution developed on-campus internships in a way that increased co-curricular learning for students while avoiding common logistical hassles associated with off-campus internship programs. During this training we will highlight Clemson's University Professional Internship Cooperative (UPIC) program that works to align learning outcomes with working experiences on campus. Join us online to learn how you can develop a similar program at your institution. 

This webinar will be held on April 12, 2018 from Noon - 1:00 pm in the Career Services classroom.  

Interested in attending?  Please contact Lisa Stevens, Center for Pathway Experiences Director, at lisa.stevens@usm.edu.  

Center for Community Engagement 

Service-Learning Faculty Research Colloquium  

Come hear Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Alumni present their experiences researching and publishing in the field on Wednesday, March 21 from 2:00 -3:30 pm. 

The colloquium will feature Biologist Sherry Herron, Sociologist Ann Marie Kinnell, and Nutritionist Jennifer Lemacks, each discussing one of their publications on service-learning or civic engagement.

Location: Speaking Center classroom, Cook Library room 117.

This event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited.

REGISTER HERE 

 

Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment and Accreditation / Office of the Provost

Digital Measures Faculty Data Entry Workshop – Spring 2018 

We are pleased to offer optional workshops for faculty to learn more about explore Digital Measures Activity Insight, a toolwhich provides a single entry point for faculty members' teaching, research, service, and other professional activities. 

This optional, single-session workshop will begin with an overview of the Digital Measures program, then you will login and begin to enter your own scholarly information in the system. The workshop will be offered several times – and on both the Hattiesburg campus and Gulf Park campus. Additional workshops may be added at a later time based upon faculty requests. 

Available Workshop Dates:

Hattiesburg Campus - All workshops will take place in the International Center, Room 317

  • Thursday, 3/15/2018 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 3/20/2018 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 3/21/2018 from 9:00 - 10:30 am
  • Monday, 3/26/2018 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, 3/29/2018 from 9:30 - 11:00 am

Gulf Park Campus 

  • Friday, 4/13/2018 from 10:00 - 11:30 am in FEC 304 

Hattiesburg sessions for Spring 2018 are complete; please watch for additional offerings in the future. 

Please REGISTER HERE to attend the session at the Gulf Park campus. 

 

 

Department of Anthropology and Sociology 

Teaching Evolution: Mississippi and Alabama's Report Cards

Evolutionary theory is foundational to multiple disciplines but remains culturally controversial. It is an umbrella under which all other disciplines and explanations for life can be nested, yet many educators avoid teaching it because of potential for community backlash. In this talk, Dr. Chris Lynn of the University of Alabama will explore how Mississippi and Alabama fare in state assessment of student understanding of evolution.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
10:00 AM
Center for Faculty Development, International Center 319 

 

 

Speaking Center | Writing Center 

Open House 

The Center for Faculty Development along with the Speaking and Writing Centers will host an informal lunch for junior faculty on November 8th at noon in the Speaking Center workshop room, #114 in Cook Library. 

We will discuss how the centers can support speaking and writing throughout students’ degree progression, beginning with general education coursework and into upper division discipline-specific courses. We look forward to an informal question and answer session about integrating speaking and writing into course planning, classroom activities, and subject-matter understanding.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 noon
Cook Library, Room 114 

Registration closed.

 

Center for Community Engagement / Faculty Workshop 

Digital Technology and Service Learning 

On Wednesday, October 25, from 12:15 to 1:00 pm in LAB 334, join us for a workshop facilitated by Angel Manning, Vickie Reed, and Joyce Inman, focusing on ways to use digital technology to enhance your service-learning practice.

Angel will be sharing her experiences teaching service-learning online; Vickie will be demonstrating the use of Top Hat software in service-learning classes; and Joyce will be showcasing useful tools in our digital technology toolbox that could be useful to our service-learning pedagogy and practice. The workshop is free to all USM faculty.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
LAB 334