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The 2022 Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Spring Series

Fall 2022 Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) Series

The Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) Series* features presentations and workshops aimed at providing practical takeaways, to enhance the academic repertoire of faculty and teaching staff, in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Goals include:

  • offering new methods and ways of thinking about classroom and academic instruction;
  • presenting creative ways to engage students in their own learning experience;
  • providing ideas for small teaching changes that have a big impact fostering opportunities for dialogue between peers, focused on teaching, learning, & scholarship.

New TLI Sessions will continue to be added...please check back to see the new additions!

Please contact us at fctl@eku.edu with any questions or for more information.

 


August 2022

Annual Planning and Progress Reports: Best Practices

August 30, 2022; 2:00 - 3:00pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Online via Zoom
Facilitator:  Dr. Jackie Jay

Description TBD

*This session will be repeated on September 7, 2022 at 11:00am*

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September 2022

Annual Planning and Progress Reports: Best Practices

September 7, 2022; 11:00am - 12:00pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Online via Zoom
Facilitator: Dr. Jackie Jay

Description TBD

*This session is a repeat of the August 30 session on Annual Reports*

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Do You Wish Your Students Were Better Listeners?

September 8, 2022; 9:30 - 10:45am
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Online via Zoom
Facilitator:  Dr. Jacqueline Kohl

Listening—the under taught dimension of communication—is the root of countless missteps in academics. Instructors have untapped potential to help students become aware of listening skills without major changes to their course delivery. Groundbreaking research about listening intelligence (Bodie et al. 2020) has verified four listening habits that affect how people cognitively connect with information and with people. Participants will: identify their unique listening habit; learn the value of a free motivational listening resource for EKU students (instructor guide available); and see how an EKU Student Government Association blitz of in-person listening seminars for students can improve the classroom and campus experience.

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The New Group Project: Relays as Iterative Collaborative Learning

September 14, 2022; 11:15am - 12:05pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Online via Zoom
Facilitator:  Dr. Cindy Tran

Group projects offer collaborative learning that provides students a sense of ownership over their work and mimics the team dynamic found in many workplaces. However, in some workplaces, individuals or small teams complete separate sections of a large project in an iterative fashion. Thus a relay-style project was developed where relevant information is passed between groups and expanded at each step. While initially implemented in a forensic science laboratory experience, this session provides analysis of the format's overall effectiveness and other considerations for the application of relay projects to other disciplines.

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Teaching GE Courses During Year One of the Assessment Cycle

September 19, 2022; 10:10 - 11:00am
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Online via Zoom
Facilitator:  Dr. Erin Presley

General Education follows a two-year plan for assessment, and Fall 2022 begins year one of the cycle. While faculty members collect and assess student work during this semester, it is also important to remember our ongoing commitment to implementing meaningful changes and supporting student success. This session invites faculty to consider the challenges of doing all of this work and to collaboratively create a plan for making assessment both sustainable and meaningful.

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Increasing Participation using Class Preparation Assignments (CPAs)

September 16, 2022; 10:10 - 11:00am
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Online via Zoom
Facilitator:  Dr. Jamie Shaffer

Getting students to come to read and come to class prepared has become more and more of a challenge in recent times.  In this session, the presenter will discuss her experiences using Class Preparation Assignments, or CPAs, to improve class participation.  CPAs are particularly useful in providing initial exposure to class concepts, which can then be more effectively explored via class activities and active learning techniques.  Best practices when implementing CPAs will also be addressed.

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Free and Online Data Visualization Tools

September 29, 2022; 2:00 - 3:15pm
Online only via Zoom
Facilitator: Dr. Lisa Kay

Creating effective graphs and charts helps us as researchers (as well as our readers) understand what our data is telling us.  This program will review various free, online programs that can be used to create attractive and informative data visualizations.  Flourish, RAWGraphs, Plotly, DataWrapper, and Piktochart will be demonstrated.

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October 2022

Overcoming Challenges when Engaging in Scholarship

October 4, 2022; 2:30 - 3:30pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Online via Zoom
Facilitator: Dr. Sara Incera

In this session we will discuss common challenges that EKU faculty experience with their scholarship. We will provide specific tips and suggestions that have proven useful to become an effective scholar. There will be time for discussion to explore specific cases and challenges.

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Engaging Recent Graduates in Support of Classroom Teaching and Student Learning

October 19, 2022; 9:05 - 9:55am
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Online via Zoom
Facilitator: Dr. Jim Fatzinger

As of 2020, EKU has more than 100,000 alumni including some 80,000 residing in the state of Kentucky. Our graduates serve in the workforce, engage with their communities, contribute to service organizations, serve as mentors, and represent our institution in all facets of life. Frequently, our institutions engage with graduates who have achieved high visibility careers and/or serve in notable community leadership roles. Less frequently, however, do we consider the “lessons learned” by more recent graduates who can provide avant-garde applications to new technologies, current workplace practices, and/or curriculum application. This workshop provides ideas for engaging our recent graduates which promote effective teaching and enhance student learning.

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Bayesian Statistics with JASP

October 31, 2022; 1:30 - 2:30pm
Online only via Zoom
Facilitator:  Dr. Jerry Palmer

Advances in statistical software has resulted in increasing appearance of Bayesian statistical methods. This session provides a brief introduction to Bayesian statistics and demonstrates how to perform these analyses in the freely downloadable JASP software.

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November 2022

Serving First-Generation College Students: A Panel Discussion

November 8, 2022; 11:00am - 12:15pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Online via Zoom
Panelists: Cindy Judd, Sierrah Anderson, Dr. Dannie Moore, Starr Wentzel, Dr. Stacey Korson

Over the past year, the EKU Gen1 Task Force has interviewed multiple EKU first-generation college students. Hearing students tell their stories was powerful and enlightening, and we felt that others in the EKU community would benefit from hearing more about their EKU college experience. In this session, members of the EKU Gen1 Task Force will share a summary of the experiences and suggestions gathered from the student interviews and talk about ways we can make EKU even more accessible for first-generation college students. We will also welcome other ideas and best practices from audience members who have incorporated successful strategies with first-gen students.

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