CTE Events, Academic Year 2012-13
Great Student Presentations Don’t Just Happen:
How YOU Help Students Give Effective Presentations
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 1:00-4:00
Renina Flores, Assistant Professor of Voice and Diction
Join us for a workshop that will include the following topics:
Teaching Students How to Communicate Effectively through Oral Presentations
- Assessing Oral Communication and Providing Feedback to Students
- Oral Communication Proficiency Requirements and Integration of Oral Communication into Existing Courses
Hello, I Am Proficient in Diversity!
Implementing the Diversity Proficiency at Providence College
Wednesday, May 1, 2013,12:30-1:30
Nuria Alonso García, Keith Morton, and Mary Anne Sedney
The Diversity Subcommittee of the Core
Curriculum Committee invites faculty, staff and students to a discussion
of the diversity proficiency. Committee members will describe the
approach that has evolved for approving submissions, and will discuss
merits, challenges and alternatives to this approach.
Some specific questions to facilitate the conversations are:
- How narrowly or broadly should the College interpret diversity?
- What skills do we hope to cultivate via the diversity proficiency?
- What would be the minimum evidence of learning to satisfy this proficiency?
Next fall the Committee will offer a follow-up session based on specific examples of courses meeting the diversity proficiency.
Exploring Matters of Work and Family from a“Sociological Imagination” Perspective
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. Abigail Brooks,Director, Women’s Studies Program and Assistant Professor of Sociology
An open, lively, and collaborative conversation on the challenges of combining work and family in the United States today.
- "How do the work-family policies in the United States compare to work-family policies in other nation states?"
- "How might combining work and family become less anxiety-making, more fulfilling, and more enjoyable? "
These were some of the questions and themes that will drove the discussion.
Why Cutting Corners Doesn’t Work for Academics
Wednesday February 27th, 201, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A Presentation by Dr. Katie Linder
Explore whether (and how) popular time management techniques can be
applied to our academic lives and discuss how some time management
techniques may be antithetical to learning, collaboration, and growth.
Dr. Katie Linder is
the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Suffolk
University in Boston, MA. Katie’s mission is to help those in the higher
education community (including students, faculty, staff, and
administrators) to thrive on their pathways to academic and scholarly
Becoming Civically Proficient
December 4th, 2012,12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Providence College has incorporated a Civic Engagement
Proficiency into the new Core Curriculum, beginning with the Class of
2016. Do you have ideas for how to offer courses satisfying this new
proficiency for your majors and minors? Come hear your colleagues from
different departments and programs talk about the very different
approaches they have taken to developing or revising their courses to
meet the proficiency, and discuss your own questions and concerns with
Rick Battistoni, Director of the Feinstein Institute for
Public Service and Chair of the Civic Engagement Proficiency
Subcommittee for the CCC, will facilitate a panel including:
Tired of Writing Citations on Napkins? Use RefWorks
Edward Andrews, History
Robert Hackey, Health Policy Management
Jeffrey Johnson, American Studies & History
Julia Jordan-Zachery, Black Studies & Political Science
Nicholas Longo, Global Studies
Brian McCadden, Education
Thursday, November 15, 2012 ,2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Learn how to streamline your research with RefWorks, a
bibliographic citation management tool available to all Providence
College faculty, staff, and students. Import references from online
databases & the library catalog, organize your references into
folders by topic or project, and generate a bibliography formatted in a
variety of citation styles.
In addition to RefWorks, you'll learn more about other time savers and new services available from the library, such as:
- SelectedWorks -- Create an online profile and portfolio of your
scholarly work New Book Alerts -- Want to know the new titles available
to order from your field?
- Swank Motion Pictures: Digital Campus -- Request video streaming links for feature films and documentaries.
- Sakai and Reserves -- Link to library resources.
- iPads -- Still thinking about purchasing one? Borrow from us first.
Textbook Writing: The Confluence of Teaching and Scholarship
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 , 4:00 - 6:30
Taming Sakai: Faculty Highlight Innovative Uses
Dr. Michael Spiegler, Professor of Psychology
Looking for a way (or another way) to integrate your teaching and
scholarship? If so, writing a textbook could fit the bill. Textbooks
are a major learning resource for students and a valuable form of
scholarship. For faculty new to textbook writing, the workshop will
provide a realistic overview of what writing a textbook entails, what is
required, how to get started, and how to translate classroom teaching
into textbook pedagogy. Faculty with textbook writing experience can
hone their skills as the workshop will focus on practical information
and advice, including addressing participants' specific questions and concerns.
Friday, October 12, 2012,2:30 - 3:30
Dr. Mary Anne Sedney, Professor of Psychology
Dr. Jay Pike, Asst Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dr. Wataru Ishizuka, Asst Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
For anyone who is ready to take the use of Sakai
to the next level, particularly those interested in using the system to
have students practice with course material (Tests & Quizzes) and
incorporate online help with videos (Discussion Forums)
Access the website referred to by Presenter Dr. Mary Anne Sedney Ph. D, Professor of Psychology:
Using Online Quizzing to Improve Student Preparedness and Learning Outcome - John Broida
Conversation with Teacher of the Year: Teaching as a Creative Act
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 3:00-4:30
Chard deNiord, Professor of English
T. S. Eliot wrote that the successful poet is
like the burglar who feeds the guard dogs steak out front so he can
break in undetected in back and steal the jewels, the implication being
that the reader, like the student, is wary of new knowledge, especially
sophisticated knowledge and must let his presumptuous guard down in
order to learn. The teacher must exercise her own creative methods for
both inspiring and motivating her students to fill their houses with the
riches of their own learning. In this conversation, I will discuss the
pedagogy of creativity as an essential aspect of critical thinking and
Food from a "Glocal" Perspective: Italy, the Mediterranean and the Globe
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 1:00-2:00
Dr. Kathleen Cornely, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Learn about Kathleen’s CIEE-sponsored trip to Italy in June, 2012
for an International Faculty Development Seminar that promotes
interdisciplinarity and the incorporation of an international dimension
into course design, teaching, research, and advising. This presentation
will include consideration of the “glocal” concept as it relates to
“Italian” food and the idea of the “Mediterranean diet.” A sampling of
Italian food and refreshments will be provided
Workshop for New Faculty
Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 9:00-3:00
faculty are invited to a hands-on workshop where they will meet other
faculty and learn about teaching, learning, and support at PC.
Participants include the Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award recipient for
2011-2012, Professor Chard deNiord as well as Professors Kevin O’Connor,
Raymond Hain, and current students.
DWC Colloquium Speed Dating
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 2:30-4:00
Dr. Vance Morgan, Director of the DWC Program
Dr. Sandra Keating, Associate Director of the DWC Program
Are you thinking about proposing a DWC
colloquium course or looking for ideas? Do you need a partner? Join us
at the CTE for a brief overview of the colloquium teaching experience
followed by opportunities to discuss ideas and connect with colleagues.
Welcome Reception for New FacultyThursday, September 20, 2012, 3:00-4:30
The Center for Teaching Excellence and the
Office of Academic Affairs host this annual event to welcome our new
faculty to Providence College. This is an "open house" format where the
newest members of our academic community will share their teaching and
research interests in an informal setting.