The Use & Abuse of PowerPoint

Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Co-Director Intellectual Property Concentration, Law School Thursday

February 23

PowerPoint is a powerful presentation tool that has “invaded” academia. Used properly, it can enhance the educational environment in the classroom. Used improperly, it eliminates student interest in the subject matter. This presentation will employ PowerPoint to demonstrate both effective and ineffective uses of this software.

Inviting Participation

Assistant Professor Ruthann Bramson, Public Management, Sawyer Business School

Wednesday, March 8

How can we stimulate student involvement in the classroom? Session participants will have a chance to draw students into classroom conversations and will learn from such handouts as “25 Ways to Make Your Classes More Participatory.”

Understanding Plagiarism

  • Assistant Professor Nina Huntemann, Communication & Journalism

  • Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Co-Director Intellectual Property Concentration, Law School Director

  • Tom Dellicicchi, Academic Computing, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Professor Elliot Gabriel, Associate Dean of Students

Thursday, April 6

This panel discussion will define plagiarism and what constitutes illegal and legal behavior through the lenses of Modern Language Association, American Psychological Association, and institutional definitions. The panelists will examine the role played by new technologies – including electronic databases, Internet search engines, and paper mills – in the current state of college plagiarism. And they will discuss options and procedures faculty can use to deal with such acts.

Afternoon Tea Sessions

Grades and the Grading Experience

Hosted by Professor Magid Mazen, Management, Sawyer Business School and Assistant Professor Ruthann Bramson, Public Management, Sawyer Business School

Thursday, March 2

Teaching Evaluations: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Hosted by Assistant Professor Ruthann Bramson, Public Management, Sawyer Business School and Professor Magid Mazen, Management, Sawyer Business School of Management

Thursday, April 13

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