• Faculty Workshop Series

Distressed Students on Campus: Handle with Care
Presenter: Ken Garni, Director, Counseling Center
Wednesday, September 26th, 2-4pm
Poetry Center, Sawyer Library, 2nd Floor

The purpose of the workshop is to help participants, both faculty and administrators, to better identify, respond to, and to help students who present in crisis. Participants will also be provided with means for improved self-care, as well as updated information on both on- and off-campus resources.

The Use & Abuse of Power Point Slides in Education
Presenter: Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Professor, Law & Co-director Intellectual Property Law Concentration
Thursday, October 11th, 2-4pm
King’s Chapel Conference Room, 73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor

The workshop will explore the widespread use of Power Point slides as an educational tool - do they enhance education or merely put students to sleep? It will provide some examples of how to effectively use Power Point slides. It will also demonstrate how a novice Power Point user can make effective slides.

Building Bridges to Learning:  The Millennial Student in our Classroom
Presenter: Donna Qualters, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Friday, October 19th, 10-12Noon
Center for Teaching Excellence, 73 Tremont Street, 12th Floor

Millennial students have entered higher education in record numbers.  Much has been written about this generation and their impact on the classroom.  Are today’s students really all that different?  Come join the conversation as we explore the research on millennial student learning style and expectations and share our techniques and strategies for maximizing classroom learning in the 21st century.

What are your core beliefs about teaching and Learning? Writing a philosophy of teaching statement.
Presenter: Janet Fisher, Associate Professor of Academic Support, Law School
Monday, November 5th, 12:00-1:30pm
Poetry Center, Sawyer Library, 2nd Floor

What we believe about teaching and learning profoundly affects how we teach.  This workshop will help you identify and articulate your core beliefs and the connection between those beliefs and your teaching practices and student learning. You will also take the first steps toward composing your own philosophy of teaching statement.  Such statements are useful in documenting your teaching for promotion and tenure.

Student Evaluations: Espoused Nutrition for Better Teaching or Yadda, Yadda, Nadda?
Presenter: Magid Mazen, Management, Sawyer Business School
Wednesday, November 14th, 2:00-3:30pm
Poetry Center, Sawyer Library, 2nd Floor

In this conversational session we will facilitate a dialogue about the value, methods, and honest opinions about those student evaluations in the eyes of professors. Come share with and learn about colleagues' experiences (positive or not), their usefulness (or potential), and innovative ways your colleagues at Suffolk and elsewhere have crafted.

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