Help! My Students Can't Write A Grammatical Sentence

Wednesday, February 3, 1-2:30pm

Most college instructors have come across (many) papers with severe stylistic and grammatical problems at the sentence level; those without a background in English often feel at a loss on how to help students. This hands-on workshop will teach faculty from all disciplines the methods of the Suffolk Writing Initiative so that they may correct students' writing problems quickly and effectively.

Greg Fried, Professor & Department Chair, Philosophy

Nailing Item 14!

Tuesday, February 16, 1-2:30pm

When completing their course evaluations, students not uncommonly rate Item 8 ("The Professor Overall") higher than Item 14 ("Your Level of Learning"). This discussion, based on observations made during many years of teaching, focuses on students' learning and how they score it using the Business School's course evaluation form.

Morris McInnes, Associate Dean, Dean for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Accounting

Participant - Centered Learning: Using Case Studies To Reinvigorate The Classroom

Tuesday, March 23, 1-2:30pm

This session will focus on: 1) how and when to use a case study in the classroom; 2) how to prepare students for an effective discussion; and 3) lessons from those who have used or are currently using cases in classroom.

Brenda Bond, Brendan Burke, Aimee Williamson; Assistant Professors, Public Management

Exploring Experiential Learning: Incorporating Archives Into The Classroom

Tuesday, March 30, 1-2:30pm

We will explore opportunities for creating experiential-learning courses using the University's archival collections. With a recent Government Department course as our case-study, we will discuss the practical aspects of incorporating primary sources into new and existing courses for a richer educational experience.

Julia Collins, University Archivist & Director, Moakley Institute
Ken Cosgrove, Assistant Professor, Government
Nicole Feeney, Assistant Archivist, Moakley Institute

FERPA For Faculty in Four Acts (CANCELED)

Tuesday, April 13, 1-2:30pm
Poetry Center, Sawyer Library

We will contextualize FERPA's guidelines for faculty and explain appropriate protocol through four skits based on actual situations. Paul Korn, professor of psychology and counseling center psychologist; Mary Lally, assistant vice president of enrollment and registrar; and Ann Coyne, dean of students, will instruct faculty on proper conduct.

Afshan Bokhari, Assistant Professor, Art History