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2014-2015 Events

Center for Teaching August Workshop
Understanding and Improving College Student Motivation:
Strategies to Enhance Your Teaching
Dr. Kenn Barron
Professor of Psychology at James Madison University
Co-Director, Motivation Research Institute
Friday, August 29, 2014

Workshop Agenda
EVC Formula and Source Handout
Barron Hulleman 2006 Is There a Formula to Help Student Motivation?
Barron Hulleman EVC Model of Motivation 

Inside the Professor's Studio
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fishbowl - Trigger Warnings in the Classroom
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rehm Library
Co-Sponsored with the McFarland Center

On Trigger Warnings
Trigger warnings: A dangerous idea on campus

The Art of Observation Workshop
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The McLaughlin Family Lecture Hall in Smith Labs - 154
Light Fare following

The Power of Patience

ESL Writing Workshop
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Hogan Suite A
Co-Sponsored with the Dean's Office and Montserrat

Descriptions of Inkshedding
Films on Second Language Writing
Valuing Written Accents
Multilingual Writers across the curriculum handout and presentation available upon request.

Commenting on Student Writing
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge
Join us for lunch!

A Quick Guide To Marking Student Papers
Analyzing Student Papers Quickly

Eloquence in a Digital Age
Friday November 14, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge
Join us for a bagel!

iPad and Technology in the Classroom (bring your own device)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge
Wine & cheese

Assignment Share & Tell
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge
Join us for lunch!

Visual Literacy Open Discussion
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Dinand Faculty Lounge

Center for Teaching January Workshop
Metacognition and Learning Strategies
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Hogan Suites B/C
Reception following

The Study Cycle 2014
Teach Students How to Learn: Metacognition is Key! 2015
Introducing Metacognition and Learning Strategies to Students: A Step by Step Guide

Higher Education Reading Group
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Hogan Suite A

Table of Contents

Teaching With Interactive Technology: Three Faculty Experiences
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Hogan 406/07
Co-sponsored with the Dean's Office

Socrative Classroom Polling

How to Lead a Discussion
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Dinand Faculty Lounge

Discussion Readings

3D Classroom Demo
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Science Café 2nd floor lounge (next to Swords 232)

You Tube 2D sampling
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Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process Workshop
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Hogan Suites B/C
Co-sponsored with the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture
and Arts Transcending Borders

Partnering and Collaboration Workshop with Liz Lerman
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Hogan 320
Co-sponsored with the Ciocca Office of Entrepreneurial Studies
and Arts Transcending Borders

The Teaching of Writing Lunch Discussion Series
Dinand Faculty Lounge

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Kicking the Habit: Weaning Students Off the Five Paragraph Essay
with Prof. Faye Halpern, University of Calgary

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Achieving Institutional Goals: What Does It Mean to 'Write Clearly?’
with Prof. Laurie Ann Britt-Smith, University of Detroit Mercy

Friday, April 10, 2015
Helping Students Enter "The Conversation of Ideas"
with Prof. Cinthia Gannett, Fairfield University

Flipped Classroom Workshop
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Swords 359
Co-Sponsored with Mathematics and Computer Science

Flipping and Landing on Your Feet
Flipping Calculus

Visiting Professor Series
with Dr. Joan Lee
Professor of Accounting at Fairfield University
Monday, April 13, 2015
Smith 154
Sponsored by Department of Economics and Accounting
Endorsed by the Center for Teaching

Transformative Education
Teaching ethics: Meeting students where they are
Ignation Pedagogy Document (1993)

Composing Exams
with Mika Hoffman
Director of Testing at Excelsior College, Albany, NY
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Haberlin 219

Materials for the Guidance of Test Item Writers
Getting The Most Out Of Your Tests
Rubrics: When? Why? How?
Rules for Writing Essay and Short-Answer Items
Handbook on Test Development: Helpful Tips for Creating Reliable and Valid Classroom Tests
Multiple Choice Questions
An Instructor's Guide to Understanding Test Reliability
Getting Started--The Test Blueprint