Presenter, Elizabeth Price
End-of-semester class evaluations tend to summarize students' overall responses to the class, but by that point it's too late for their input to assist you in making adjustments to your teaching in the current semester. Midterm class evaluations provide feedback from the students’ perspectives while you still have time to address their concerns.
Recorded March 7, 2016
Presenter, Elizabeth Price
There is no foolproof way to completely prevent cheating in the classroom but this workshop will examine methods and techniques you can use to make your online quizzes and exams in Canvas more secure. Viewers will be able to
a. Combine different strategies to increase the security of their online assessments.
b. Identify specific tools at Murray State that can help with exam security.
Recorded May 16, 2016
Presenter, Elizabeth Price
Worried about “Death by PowerPoint” or “PowerPoint fatigue” in your classes? PowerPoint presentations are so prevalent these days that the name of this software has become synonymous with “boring” and “mundane.” This workshop will discuss how PowerPoint can be used effectively to enhance and not impede teaching and learning.
Recorded May 2016
Presenter, Justin Patton
Improve the quality of your videos by improving your audio! Sometimes the classroom environment is less than ideal for recording intelligible audio. In this workshop we will look at a variety of recording options that address common classroom audio problems and some tips for how to improve the quality of your videos.
Recorded February 201
Presenter, Bonnie Higginson
Teaching statements are part of both the hiring and tenure processes. This reflective essay can help instructors examine their views of teaching and learning and provide examples of how they apply those principles in their classroom. Revising and refining this statement is an important part of measuring professional growth. In this workshop, the presenter will examine what makes a successful teaching statement as part of the tenure process at Murray State.
Recorded February 2016
Will discuss the usefulness of "pitching" the importance of your class; of previewing not just the content of the course but your own pedagogy; and of getting students to reflect on their own learning styles and tendencies.
Recorded March 2016
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Listen to Carrie's narration:
Flip or flop? How to efficiently
and effectively flip a course
Terry L. Derting
Are you thinking about flipping a course, struggling with flipping, or did flipping become a flop? If so, then you may find help through this workshop that discussed:
Recorded Feb. 10, 2016
Improving quality mentorship of undergraduates has recently been promoted as an important strategy for successfully recruiting and retaining students. This workshop explored the best practices for mentoring undergraduates. Tips collected from the literature and the author’s personal experience are provided to help advance faculty members’ skills to mentor undergraduate students.
Recorded Feb. 5, 2016
Mind mapping is a technique that uses a non-linear approach to learning. Mind mapping can help promote student engagement in the classroom, encourage creativity and, most importantly, show students how to learn rather than simply memorizing content. This workshop shared some ideas on how faculty and students can apply mind mapping both in and out of the classroom.
Recorded Feb. 4, 2016
Presenter, Bridget Arend
Did you miss our Fall Faculty Development Forum? Guest speaker Dr. Bridget Arend led a workshop on teaching effectively using groups and teams.
Recorded Oct. 12, 2015
Guest presenter, Julie Hatcher, IUPUI
Higher education, like other institutions in American society, is under increased scrutiny to articulate and enact its public purpose. This pressure comes through expectations of work in regional or community development, performance and accountability metrics, and a heightened emphasis on civic learning outcomes. Community-engaged teaching is one of the many strategies that can support the public purposes of higher education, and when done well, it has the potential to support the development of civic-minded graduates and professionals. How can the strategic realignment of internal resources support this teaching strategy and reach this goal for student learning and faculty work?
Recorded March 31, 2016
Experiential Learning is an instructional approach based on the idea that ideal learning occurs through experience. It combines active learning with hands-on experiences, abstract concepts, connection of concepts to the students' lives, and reflection, in an effort to engage all learning styles.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about implementing experience-rich activities that are central to experiential learning. It's also a good, free and convenient opportunity for professional development that can be included in tenure and promotion packets.
Recorded Nov. 13, 2014
This interactive workshop will explore various reflective strategies as design elements of learning experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in reflective activities and use these activities as building blocks for future programs and assignments.
Recorded Nov. 14, 2014
Culturally competent individuals cope more effectively when dealing with the unknown and can communicate more effectively and respond more effectively to miscommunication when dealing with people from varying backgrounds. This workshop will focus on infusing diversity into the campus from the first day on campus to the last day.
Recorded April 2, 2015