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CTE Events Academic Year 2016-17

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Achieving Inclusive Excellence through Effective Teaching, Engaged Learning, and an Understanding of Mission


Thursday, August 17, 2017​​
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fiondella Great Room, Ruane Center for the Humanities

Event Details: The Center for Teaching Excellence, Center for Engaged Learning, Office of Institutional Diversity, and Office of Mission and Ministry are hosting a full-day interactive workshop where teaching, learning, diversity and inclusive excellence will be explored within the context of the College mission. Student and faculty perspectives will be shared as we consider the importance of inclusive pedagogy and high-impact practices.​

Engaged Scholarship Panel

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Facilitators:
Dwight Giles, Professor Emeritus, UMass-Boston?
Nuria Alonso Garcia, Chair of Global Studies
Laurie Grupp, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Eric Hirsch, Professor of Sociology
Eric Sung, Associate Professor, Art and Art History​

Panel on Engaged Scholarship to discuss ways to support and reward connecting scholarship with public engagement. Lunch will be provided. 


Discover It:  Teaching your Students to be Better Researchers using the Library’s WorldCat Discovery​​

Monday, April 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 233

Facilitators:
Julie DeCesare, ITDP Coordinator
Andria Tieman Michney, Research and Education, Phillips Memorial Library
Peter Rogers, Head of Research, Phillips Memorial Library
Heather Williamson, Research and Education, Phillips Memorial Library

What is “discovery?” Come learn about the New WorldCat Discovery, the basics of how we’ve implemented it at PC, and how to use it in teaching, with Sakai and more! ​​


“So What? Be Specific!” – Facilitating Thesis Development​ 

 Thursday, April 6, 2017
 12:30 - 1:30 (lunch at 12:00)
Phillips Memorial Library
PC Writing Center, OAS Conference Room (249) 

Facilitator:
Will Toner, Associate Director, PC Writing Center​

Although most students understand the importance of a well-crafted thesis to a sound academic argument, many struggle to develop meaningful thesis statements and refine those statements during the writing process. Participants in this session will discuss strategies for explicitly activating critical thinking in students before they begin to formulate arguments, explore methods for teaching students how to arrive at “working” or preliminary theses, and consider approaches to facilitating thesis modification.​​ ​

Teaching ESL Writers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017​
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 practice. There will also be an opportunity for faculty to share dilemmas they have faced when evaluating the writing of ESL students.​

Conversation with Ibram X. Kendi: Race, Racism, and Pedagogy​

Monday, March 27, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Facilitator:
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, The University of Florida

We are excited to welcome Ibram X. Kendi, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Florida, to campus for a series of events on March 27, 2017. His latest book, Stamped From the Beginning: The History of Racist Ideas in America​  (see very bottom), was awarded the 2016 National Book Award in Non-Fiction. His first book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972​, was published in 2012 under his previous name, Ibram H. Rogers, and provides important perspective for the student movements that have arisen on college campuses since 2014-2015.​ 

Ibram's article Racism is Not a Teaching Tool​​ will be considered during the conversation.​

Best Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Facilitator:​
Dr. Jennifer Van Reet, Associate Professor of Psychology

While mentoring shares some features with teaching and some with advising, it is a distinct practice.  Good mentoring can be rewarding for faculty and can be transformative for students, leading to a wide variety of positive outcomes. But, what is good mentoring? How can faculty ensure they are giving students a valuable experience? In this presentation, Jennifer Van Reet, chair of PC's Undergraduate Research Committee, will share some notable findings related to mentoring and give some evidence-based tips on how to mentor undergraduate research assistants and independent study students.  

Instructional Technology Presentations and Conversation in Tribute to Siobhán Ross​​

Thursday, March 2, 2017 
3:30 -5:00 p.m.
Fiondella Great Room, Ruane Center for the Humanities

Lights, Camera, Action! Lecture Recordings Made Easy with iPad Pro with Seann Mulcahy, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry​

Classroom technology has the potential to make the adoption of high impact teaching practices much easier. This presentation will discuss how Siobhán’s efforts many years ago to adopt iPads and Apple TVs has grown to enable screen casting and lecture capture technology that flips the classroom, facilitates group activity, encourages preparation for class, and promotes an inclusive learning environment in a STEM course.

Awakening the Passive Student: The Evolution from Lecture to Active Learning with Lynne Lawson, Assistant Professor of Engineering/Physics/Systems

Siobhán was instrumental in helping me introduce technology in the classroom. The skills she helped me develop allowed my classroom to evolve from being primarily lecture with passive students to the current active learning classroom that I use today for General Physics. ​

The Impostor Syndrome


Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Facilitator: 
Dr. Josh Drew,  Columbia University

Race, gender, picking your army, and other ways to survive life in school.​

The Impostor Syndrome is a challenge that faces many students. It has many different manifestations, but one of the more common ones is the feeling that "everyone else in the room is smarter" and that the student "doesn't feel like they belong/earned their place in the class”. These feelings can hurt students' performance, and more importantly erode their confidence having follow-on impacts throughout their academic career. 


Inclusive Pedagogy: Lunch and Conversation​
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 p.m. 
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Facilitator:
Dr. Josh Drew, Columbia University

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite you to a luncheon conversation about inclusive pedagogy in STEM. ​

​​​Inspiring Real Revision

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Lunch at 12:00 and workshop at 12:30)
Phillips Memorial Library (PC Writing Center, OAS Conference Room (249)

Facilitator:
Dr. Jessica Tabak, Visiting Assistant Professor of Engligh & Writing Specialist

Receiving feedback during the drafting process impacts the quality of student writing and increases their investment in writing assignments. Join us for a conversation about methods of responding that inspire students to think critically and revise more substantially.​

​Course Design for Active Learning Classrooms

Monday, December 12, 2016
 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Phillips Memorial Library LL 25

​We want to let you know about a timely workshop that​ is especiallly designed for  STEM and business and science disciplines. We promise to make this an interactive workshop that will help you get ready to teach in an active learning classroom.​ Attendance will be limited. Please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence if you are interested. ​

This workshop will be planned and facilitated by Shonna Ryan, Julie DeCesare, Adam Villa, Jeffery Nicholas, Cary Collins, Julia Camp, and Laurie Grupp


Teaching Tools:  Using Sakai Lessons to Frame Course Content ​​

Monday, December 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Phillips Memorial Library 233​​​

Facilitators:
Martha Lang, Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology 
Kathleen Cornely, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry 
Julie DeCesare, Instructional Technology Development Program Coordinator 
Adam Villa, Associate Director, Center for Teaching Excellence​

Join your colleagues for a workshop on the Lessons tool in Sakai and get a sneak peek at Lessons in Sakai 11.

Sakai Lessons allows faculty to present course content in a structured way and guide students through the learning process.  Using the Lessons tool, you can create context with resources, quizzes, assignments, forums, and media (e.g. video, audio, and image) in a central location.  Lessons can also be a platform for student created pages and peer review.  Martha Lang, Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology, and Kathleen Cornely, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, will share their impressions and uses of Lessons, followed by a hands on workshop and overview of the tool with ITDP.​​​


Responding to Difficult Moments in the Classroom Post-Election Lunch and Dialogue

Monday, November 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304​


Join us for a discussion on the practical ways we can anticipate and engage difficult moments in the classroom.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Institutional Diversity.​


Showcase Event: Global Learning and Engagement at Providence College​

​​Thursday, November 3, 2016​​​​​
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Great Room​

Please join us to share and celebrate wonderful global learning opportunities we have at Providence College. If you would like to attend, please RSVP​ ​here.​


Rising Textbook Costs: Meeting the Challenge​

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Facilitators:

James Campbell, Assistant Professor of Economics
Andria Tieman, Commons Librarian for Digital Research & Education
Hailie Posey, Commons Librarian and Coordinator of Digital Publishing Services 

Are you seeking alternatives to high-cost textbooks for your students?  Do you want to know more about locating and integrating open resources into your teaching?  Join us for an introduct?ion to Open Educational Resources.

Representatives from the library will cover the basics of OER, share information about how to locate and use open resources, and discuss open licensing.  James Campbell, Assistant Professor of Economics, will share his experiences teaching with an open textbook, as well as his research on the economics of open access. (You can see Jim’s work here​).   ​​

Prioritizing Process in Writing Assignment Design

Thursday, October 20, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Lunch at 12:00 and workshop at 12:30)
PC Writing Center, OAS Conference room (249)

Facilitators:
Dr. Bryan Marinelli, Director of Academic Support Services
Dr. Jessica Tabak, Visiting Assistant Professor of English & Writing Specialist

Process-driven writing promotes healthy student writing habits and produces better student writing. But how do we transform a product-oriented assignment into a process-oriented one? Participants will leave this workshop with ideas for integrating the writing process into an assignment of their own.


A Conversation with the Teacher of the Year​​​​
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

Getting Rid of the "Gospel": My Process of (Un)Learning Teaching ​​​
Dr. Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, Professor of ​​​Community Service Studies

I finally lea​rned how to teach when I stopped teaching and instead put myself in the position to learn from my students.  This approach disrupts the dominant narratives of power and knowledge, but it opens up a circular flow of learning for all of us.  Indeed in unlearning how to teach I learned how to create a more democratic and just classroom. 


Global Learning Luncheon Symposium​

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Slavin 112 

In honor of International Education Week at Providence College, the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for International Studies invite you to a? Global Learning Luncheon Symposium. 

We will learn about recent PC-sponsored and faculty-led global experiences, with discussion on global teaching and learning at PC.



2016 Fall Fling

Friday, September 16, 2016
​3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Great Room​

​The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Academic Affairs invite you to join us for the 2016 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. ​​

Guest Scholar Greg Lukianoff

Friday, September 16, 2016
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

The Office of Institutional Diversity and the Center for Teaching Excellence invite you to a timely conversation with Mr. Greg
Lukianoff, President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

You might appreciate this co-authored article by Mr. Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, from Sept. 2015 (The Atlantic), entitled "The Coddling of the American Mind."

Guest Scholar Dr. Sa'ed Atshan

Monday, September 12, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Institutional Diversity invite you to a luncheon conversation about inclusive pedagogy with Dr. Sa'ed Atshan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College.

New Faculty Orientation​ ​​​


Monday,  August 15, 2016
Hosted by Academic Affairs.

At Providence College, our New Faculty Programs consist of a one-day orientation, several workshops/demonstrations, and social events. Achieving Inclusive Excellence through Effective Teaching, Engaged Learning, and an Understanding of Mission​​.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A workshop for new faculty.

The Center for Teaching Excellence, Center for Engaged Learning, Office of Institutional Diversity, and Office of Mission and Ministry are hosting a full-day interactive workshop where teaching, learning, diversity and inclusive excellence will be explored within the context of the College mission. Student and faculty perspectives will be shared as we consider the importance of inclusive pedagogy and high-impact practices.​