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CTE Events 2015 - 16

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Teaching Tools: Getting and Grading Student Participation


Wednesday​, April 20, 2016
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Feinstein 304

Facilitators:

Dr. Stephanie Boeninger, Associate Professor of English
Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, Assistant Professor of History ​​Getting and Grading Student ParticipationClass Participation Event

Student participation can be difficult to elicit and a struggle to grade. Come hear strategies from Professors Stephanie Boeninger (English) and Jennifer Illuzzi (History) on getting all students to participate and how to efficiently and effective grade participation. Participants are encouraged to share their own strategies. Please register here.​​​ Download a PDF of Teaching Tools: Getting and Grading Student Participation​. Download a PDF of TT: Getting and Grading Student Participation​.


Conversation on Full Participation and Engaged Scholarship at Providence College


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Feinstein 304

Facilitators:
Dr. Laurie Grupp, Associate Professor of Elementary/Special Education, and Director of Center for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Nick Longo, Associate Professor of Global Studies

Some participants in the well-attended sessions with Dr. Tim Eatman (Syracuse University) commented they wish we had more time for discussion and to think about how the ideas presented in the sessions on Full Participa​tion (morning workshop) and Engaged Scholarship (afternoon workshop) relate to our work at PC. As a result, we’re going to host a coffee and pastry get-together at CTE to continue the dialogue that got started. We are inviting those who attended the sessions to come deepen the conversations (and you are welcome to bring others) on Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 am at the Center f​or Teaching Excellence. There won’t be any presentations, just an informal conversation about pushing PC to be more engaged and inclusive in our scholarship and campus climate… Please let us know if you can make it… Nick and Laurie​

Luncheon Conversation about Race and Pedagogy 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Feinstein 304

Facilitators:
Patricia Smith, an internationally recognized poet and performer. 
Laurie Grupp, Associate Professor of Elementary/Special Education, and Director of Center for Teaching Excellence​
Rafael Zapata, Associate VP/Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Institutional Diversity​

Providence College will welcome Patricia Smith, an internationally recognized poet and performer, to campus on Tuesday, April 19. The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Institutional Diversity will host a vital discussion about race and pedagogy with Patricia. Please feel free to join us, even if it is only for a portion of the time allotted​​. ​​


Pedagogy and the "Other" - Teaching Difficult Subjects

Monday, April 18, 2016 
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Feinstein 304

Facilitator:
Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, Director of Black Studies and Professor of Political Science​

Join​​ us for this hands on workshop where participants will complete various exercises on how to teach when you and/or your students are "uncomfortable" with the subject(s). Specifically, we will not just talk about how to teach, but actually practice teaching with specific scenarios. Download a PDF of Pedagogy and the "Other" -  Teaching Difficult Subjects​​. 


Teaching ESL Writers


Thursday, April 14, 2016
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (followed by lunch)
PC Writing Center, OAS Conference room (249)

Facilitator:
Manuela Barcelos, ESL Specialist, Academic Support Services

ESL student writers face unique challenges with academic writing, and faculty are also challenged in responding to their work. This session will begin with an overview of a few key theories that are pivotal in understanding the complexities of ESL writing. ?A hands-on exercise will be provided to help fuse these theories into p?ractice. ?There will also be an opportunity for faculty t?o share dilemmas they have faced when evaluating the writing of ESL students. ​Download a PDF of Teaching ESL Writers​.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Scoring Guides, Checklists, and Rubrics – Oh My!


 

Friday, March 18, 2016
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (followed by lunch)
PC Writing Center, OAS Conference room (249)

Facilitators:
Dr. Anne Porter, Assistant Professor of English
Will Toner, Academic Support Services​

Evaluating student writing can seem overwhelming, but building evaluative instruments that reflect our values can help us to communicate our expectations to students more intentionally. In this session, workshop facilitators will offer examples of three commonly used methods for scoring writing and invite participants to consider how they might tailor these methods to their own assignments. Download a PDF of ​Scoring Guides, Checklists, and Rubrics - Oh My! 


Making Courses more Engaging: Revising Courses to Fulfill the Civic Engagement Proficiency​​

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Feinstein 304​

Facilitator:
Dr. Maia Bailey, Associate Professor of Biology and Core Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement 

By revising courses to fulfill the civic engagement proficiency you can better meet your course goals, enhance disciplinary learning, increase student enrollments, and improve satisfaction for both you and your students. Come hear different strategies for meeting proficiency standards, examples from existing courses, and ideas for how civic engagement could enhance courses in your discipline.  Download a PDF of Making Courses more Engaging: Revising Courses to Fulfill the Civic Engagement Proficiency​. ​

Diversity and Public Engagement: Moving Toward Full Participation


Wednesday, March 9, 2016 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Join us for an engaging dialogue about the connections between diversity and public engagement, and how we can move towards the full participation of all members of the PC community. Participants will be provided with the Full Participatio​​n report and are invited to join us for a conversation facilitated by its co-author, Dr. Timothy Eatman.

Timothy K. Eatman holds a faculty appointment in the Higher Education Department in the School of Education at Syracuse University and also serves as faculty co-director of the national consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Tim was a member of the 2015 Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement​​ and is a coauthor of Full Participation​:  Building the Architecture for Diversity and Public Engagement in Higher Education.​ Download a PDF of Diversity and Public Engagement: Moving Toward Full Participation​.

Valuing Engaged Scholarship: Beware of Shrinking Imagination

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

This session will explore what publicly engaged scholarship looks like and how it can be valued as part of the tenure and promotion process.​ Timothy K. Eatman holds a faculty appointm​ent in the Higher Education Department in the School​​ of Education at Syracuse University and also serves as faculty co-director of the national consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Tim was a member of the 2015 Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement and is a coauthor of Full Participation:  Building the Architecture for Diversity and Public Engagement​ in Higher Education. Download a PDF of Valuing Engaged Scholarship: Beware of Shrinking Imagination​.


 

Promoting Inclusive Excellence for All Students

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
10:00-11:30
Harkins 300

How do we implement strategies that affirm and draw upon the diversity of identities, experiences and world views present on our campus? Using videos of student reflections on their experiences as a starting point, we will consider practices that promote inclusive excellence.​​

Promoting Inclusive Excellence for All Students: A Workshop for Faculty

Thursday, February 25, 2016  
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Feinstein 304

Facilitators:
Bill Hogan, Associate Professor of English
Kris Monahan, Director of Sponsored Research & Programs
Rafael Zapata, Associate VP/Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Institutional Diversity
Laurie Grupp, Associate Professor of Elementary/Special Education, and Director of Center for Teaching Excellence

How do we implement teaching strategies that affirm and draw upon the diversity of identities, experiences and world views present in college classrooms?

Using videos of student reflections on their experiences in the classroom as a starting point, we will consider pedagogical practices that promote inclusive excellence. 

Teaching Tools: Why Active Learning?  

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Feinstein 304

Facilitator:
Dr. Jeffrey Nicholas, Associate Professor of Philosophy​

Active learning names any instructional method that requires student activity and engagement in the learning process. These methods can fit into anyone’s toolbox. Jeffery Nicholas will extoll the virtues of active learning for students and instructors and suggest some easy steps for beginning to work active learning into your classroom. Download a PDF of Teaching Tools: Why Active Learning?

What Makes Writing​​ Good?

Monday, February 22, 2016 ​​
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (followed by lunch)
PC Writing Center, OAS Conference room (249)

Facilitators:
Dr. Anne Porter, Assistant Professor of English
Will Toner, Assis​​tant Director, PC Writing Center

In this workshop, we will explore how instructors across and within various disciplines evaluate writing. What common values inform our judgments about writing? And how might the assessment of writing vary by instructor, discipline, and genre? We will ground our conversation in a participatory review session of a sample student paper, followed by lunch. Please join us! Download a PDF of What Makes Writing​​ Good?​

Increasing Student Learning and Engagement​ through Discussion

Wednesday, Februa​​ry 10, 2016​​
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Feinstein 304

Join us for an online seminar facilitated by Jay Howard, Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Butler University where we will consider the following:

What common classroom practices can decrease the likelihood of a student participating in discussion? What strategies can you use to overcome established classroom practices and increase student participation? 

And how can you structure classroom discussions to better facilitate student learning? 


 

Teaching Tools: Recording Stud​ent Presentations

Thursday, February 4, 2016​​​
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m
Feinstein 304

Facilitators:
Megan Chang, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Film
Julie DeCesare, Coordinator for ITDP
Shonna Ryan, Instructional Technologist for ITDP

Student presentations consume substantial class time. Come learn about an alternative – recording your student presentations! Core Faculty Fellow Megan Chang and Julie DeCesare and Shonna Ryan from ITDP will discuss the pedagogical advantages and technological issues with recording presentations. Download a PDF of Teaching Tools: Recording Stud​ent Presentations​.

Revising Your Course: Revising Your Course - Overhaul or Evolution?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015​
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Feinstein 304 

Facilitator:
​Dr. Angela Dills, Associate Professor of Economics, and Associate Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence 

Thinking about a re-visioning of your course? Come join us to talk about two approaches to revising your course: slow and steady or quick and dirty! Professor Angela Dills will share her experiences with both. Bring a syllabus to workshop. ​Download a PDF of Revising Your Course: Revising Your Course - Overhaul or Evolution?​

Pedagogical Innovations: Promoting the ​​​Flourishing of Each Student

Wednesday, November 18, 2015​​
2:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m. 
Feinstein 304 

Facilitators:
Faculty Associate for Global Learning and Engagement
Dr. Tuba Agartan, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management

Faculty Associate for Engaged Scholarship
Dr. Nick Longo, Professor of Global Studies & Public/Community Service Studies 

Faculty Associate for Active Learning Classrooms
Dr. Jeff Nicholas, Associate Professor of Philosophy 

Faculty Associate for Inclusive Pedagogy
Dr. Eve Veliz-Moran, Associate Professor of Sociology 

Come meet the CTE’s new Faculty Associates! Four faculty colleagues will share their areas of expertise. Participants will discuss the pedagogical skills they want to learn more about and discuss any barriers that limit teaching effectiveness. Please join us in this conversation. Download a PDF of Pedagogical Innovations: Promoting the Flourishing of Each Student​. 

Teachin​​g Source Integration

Friday, Nove​​mber 13, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (lunch served at 11:30, workshop begins at noon)
PC Writing Center

Facilitators:
Dr. Anne Porter, Assistant Professor of English
Dr. Joe Cammarano, Associate Professor of Political Science 
Part Two: Teaching Source Integration 

In this session, we will discuss the findings of academic researchers who have studied the issue of plagiarism in student writing. Together we will view and discuss a video of a conference presentation made by researchers at the Citation Project. In our discussion, we will consider definitions of plagiarism, patchwriting, and other frequently misunderstood terms, as we explore some of the reasons why plagiarism may occur. Download a PDF for Teaching Source Integration​.

Teaching Tools: Assessi​​ng Oral Communication Skills

Tuesday, November 10, 20​​15
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Facilitator:
Megan Chang, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Film

We expect improvement in student presentation skills, but how do we assess it and offer meaningful feedback?  Join us for a workshop exploring methods to document student improvement in traditional and non-traditional presentations. We will also consider ways of giving feedback and offer some tips for grading. Download a PDF of Teaching Tools: Assessing Oral Communication Skills​.


 

Qualitative Methods: Sharing an​​d Exchanging Stories

Wednesday, October 2​8, 2015​
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Facilitators:
Dr. Kate Kranz, Assistant Professor of Social Work
Dr. Jessica Mulligan, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management 

​Come join like-minded faculty on campus to talk about how to navigate qualitative research projects with your students and in your own work. Download a PDF of Qualitative Methods: Sharing and Exchanging Stories.​

Why Should Mentoring En​d at Tenure? Mentoring for Midcareer and Senior Faculty

Thursday, October 22, 2015​​
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feins​tein 304

​​CTE Guest Scholar: Mary Deane Sorcinelli 

Mentoring offers a vital contribution to a successful academic career, but often is perceived as only suitable for new faculty.  Post-tenure mentoring can support faculty in redefining scholarly and teaching goals, thinking outside of the box, and expanding the network of trusted colleagues who can address a variety of career issues.   
In this interactive session, you will identify potential roadblocks to success; explore emerging models of new, more flexible approaches to mentoring for post-tenure faculty; “map” your own mentoring networks; and get started in planning a productive and satisfying mentoring pathway. Download a PDF flyer of Why Should Mentoring End at Tenure?


 

International Education Week Facu​​lty Luncheon Series

All sessions are 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ​
Feinstein 304 - lunch provided
Download a PDF flyer of International Education Week​.


Monday, September 28, 201​5 

Japanese Adventures in Maymestering
Dr. Margaret Manchester, Assistant Professor of History
Dr. D. Colin Jaundrill, Assistant Professor of History

Tuesday, September 29, 2​​015

The Evolution of another Toilet MAKER-LENDER Project: Engaging Cooperatives of Quechua Women Masons in Bolivia
Dr. Terence McGoldrick​​, Associate Professor of Theology
Dr. Stephen Mecca, Professor of Engineering/Physics/Systems

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Teaching Wordsworth in t​​​​​h​e Lake District
​Dr. Bruce Graver, Professor of E​nglish

Thursday, October 1, 2015 

Crossing Borders: Fostering Reciprocity in Nicaragua, Russia, and South Africa
Dr. Nuria Alonso-Garcia, Associate Professor of Spanish
Dr. Nicholas V. Longo, Professor of Global Studies​

A Conversation with​ the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year


Monday, September 21 2​015 
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m
The  Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304  

Deconstructing the Process​​
Dr. T. J. Harper, Associate Professor of Music
Engaging the mind, body, and spirit in the choral rehearsal to educate and empower. Download a PDF flyer of A Conversation with the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year​.

 

2015 Fall Fling​​


Friday, September​ 18, 2015
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
​Aquinas Lounge

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Academic Affairs invite you to join us for the 2015 Fall Fling. 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. Join us for the social networking event of the fall semester. Download a PDF flyer of the 2015 Fall Fling​​.​​