Encouraging Reflection and Assuring Academic Quality in Experiential Learning

Tuesday, September 22, 1:00-2:30pm

Experimental education - internships, practica, service-learning, cooperative education - requires active faulty involvement if its learning goals are to be achived. Drawing upon more than 30 years of experience, colleagues' anecdotes, and scholarly literature, the presenter will provide tips on ensuring an enriching educational experience.

John Berg, Professor & Chair, Government


Creating Active Learning Materials

Wednesday, September 23, 12:00-1:30pm

Learn how to use adaptations of popular games including Family Feud to encourage learning. You will begin to create materials that suit your class size, classroom space, available technology and syllabus.

Monika Raesch, Assistant Professor, Communication and Journalism


OMG, They're at it again: Using Conflict as a Teachable Moment

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00-2:30pm

Conflict is an inevitable part of life, but when it arises in the classroom it can make the best of teachers cringe. We will discuss how to use conflict as an opportunity to teach critical thinking skills so students will master content and concepts.

Debra Harkins, Associate Professor, Psychology


Picture this: Teaching with Visual Media

Thursday, October 8, 1:00-2:30pm

Explore employing visual and material objects to help students "see" abstract ideas and develop critical thinking skills. We will discuss a number of approaches and share innovative examples of visual culture in our classrooms.

Pamela Buck, Lecturer, English


Class Act: Using Acting Theory in the Classroom

Tuesday, October 20, 1:00-2:30pm

Scholarly research shows that acting techniques can greatlyenhance the effectiveness of your classroom teaching. Exercises on voice, body movement, and emotion will demonstrate how acting makes teaching fun.

Allan Tow, Associate Professor, Education & Human Services


Ethics and Ethic-ing: Teaching Ethics Across the Disciplines

Tuesday, October 27, 1:00-2:30pm

How can we teach our students to think through the ethicl issues that arise in all fields? Discover techniques that can help you heighten your students' awareness of thics and equip them to confront ethical dilemmas.

Lydia Segal, Associate Professor, Business Law & Ethics


Five Secrets You Need to Know to Communicate More Effectively

DATE CHANGE ***Rescheduled to Wednesday, November 18th, 1-2:30pm***

We think we're clear, we think we're good listeners, but when communication breaks down, we find ourselves frustrated, defensive, or misunderstood. Learn the elements of human behavior and you'll have the tools you need to become a better communicator.

Beverly Flaxington, Lecturer, Management