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Center for Faculty Development

WORKSHOPS

The Center for Faculty Development hosts and offers workshops in teaching and research development and workshops to support the full spectrum of duties of faculty members.

October 2019

How can we structure our course requirements, procedures and expectations in order to best support students’ fledgling attempts to become participants in our particular disciplines? What can we do to bring everyone’s voice into the classroom conversation? How do we open up space for students to stutter and stumble as they try to figure out what it means to participate in our field? In what ways can our disciplinary research expertise contribute to our design of these learning environments? In addition to sharing examples of how I have responded to these questions in my personal teaching practice – including the use of messy primary source readings as a means to expose students to how mathematicians really think and talk – all those in attendance will be invited to share their own responses and instructional strategies.

Presenter: Dr. Janet Heine Barnett, Professor Emerita of Mathematics, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Bring your lunch and join the conversation in the Center for Faculty Development, International Center 319, on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from Noon - 1:15 pm. A Zoom meeting link will be provided for colleagues at Gulf Park, GCRL and Stennis.

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Learn how to: find grant programs with potential to support your professional activities such as research, creative endeavors, curriculum development, faculty seminars, conferences, travel, support to help attract graduate students, community service projects, etc.; set up automatic email notices about funding opportunities that match your search parameters; and find collaborators — at USM or worldwide.

Presenter: Syd Conner, Office of Research Administration

Register below and join us on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Center for Faculty Development, International Center 319. Feel free to bring your lunch. Also, a Zoom meeting link will be provided for colleagues at Gulf Park, GCRL and Stennis.

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When students cheat, they do not learn. To combat this, faculty are encouraged to design courses with unique experiences and assignments. Using experiential and service-learning strategies, faculty can create unique experiences for students that both deepen student learning and deter academic integrity violations.

Presenters: Dr. Cindy Blackwell, Associate Director, Center for Faculty Development and Academic Integrity Officer; Dr. Julie Howdeshell, Director, Quality Enhancement ; and Christy Arrazattee, Director, Center for Community Engagement.

Register below and join us on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Center for Faculty Development, International Center 319. Feel free to bring your lunch. Also, a Zoom meeting link will be provided for colleagues at Gulf Park, GCRL and Stennis.

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Developing learning outcomes is a challenging assignment that is central to the overall design of courses. This workshop will lead participants through a series of questions to consider in writing learning outcomes by referencing cognitive levels and Bloom’s Taxonomy. What is the balance between a specific learning outcome and the broad range of topics covered in a course? How do the learning outcomes scaffold throughout the course? Are the learning outcomes appropriate to the course level? How are activities and lessons in the course aligned with learning objectives?

Presenters: Dr. Melissa Ziegler, Instructor, School of Health Professions and Dr. Matthew Donahue, Associate Professor, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Register below and join us on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm in the Center for Faculty Development, International Center 319. Feel free to bring your lunch. Also, a Zoom meeting link will be provided for colleagues at Gulf Park, GCRL and Stennis.

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In an academic environment, student resistance often impedes learning and can cause conflict within the classroom community. While resistance may initially appear as fear, anger, shame, blame, boredom, frustration, overwhelm, burnout, or lack of motivation, underneath any form of resistance is vital information about how to help individual learners and to develop a more compassionate classroom. By employing reflective processes for recognizing the wisdom behind resistance in both ourselves and our students, this workshop explores ways to facilitate more resilient approaches to learning.

Presenter: Dr. Candice Salyers, Assistant Professor, School of Performing and Visual Arts

Register and join us in the Faculty Development Center, IC 319, from 10:00 - 11:15 am on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. A Zoom meeting link will be provided for colleagues at Gulf Park, GCRL and Stennis.

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November 2019

Looking for ways to invigorate you online course? This session will introduce teaching strategies to engage students in the course material and the course assignments. This session will offer ways to keep students motivated within courses and ways to help the instructor feel more active in teaching the course content.

Presenters: Dr. Angel Herring, Associate Professor and Dr. Lindsay Wright, Assistant Professor both from the School of Child and Family Sciences

Register and join us in the Faculty Development Center, IC 319, from 1:15 - 2:45 pm on Monday, November 11, 2019. A Zoom meeting link will be provided for colleagues at Gulf Park, GCRL and Stennis.

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Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

Hattiesburg Campus

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Phone
601.266.4196