FDC/CFE Weekly Brown Bag Lunch Series Winter 2017

Wednesdays from 12:30 pm - 1:30pm   (rooms provided in descriptions below)

The Faculty Development Center and Center for E-Learning (the Canvas folks) hold weekly Brown Bag Sessions to explore topics of interest for online and classroom teaching practices. Please join us in-person at the rooms provided below.


Can't join us in person? Attend virtually! Register for virtual attendance below.

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Date Event Title Room Virtual Registration Link Recordings
1/25/2017 Internationalization at Home Halle 109B Register Here Click here to view
2/1/2017 Using Canvas Peer Review Tools  Halle 104 Register Here  
2/8/2017 Flipping Your Classroom  Halle 104 Register Here  
2/15/2017 Becoming Highly Productive Through Collaboration  Halle 104 Register Here Click here to view
3/1/2017 The High Cost of Required Readings: Multiple Ways to Solve the Problem  Halle 104 Register Here  
3/8/2017 Intro to the DRC and the Accommodation Process Halle 109B Register Here Click here to view 
3/15/2017 Information Literacy in the STEM Classroom Halle 109B Register Here Click here to view
3/22/2017 Syllabi Policy and Design/Classroom Behavior Management Halle 109B Register Here Click here to view
3/29/2017 Combating "Fake" News and Misleading Information in the Classroom Halle 109B Register Here Click here to view


January 25, 2017 - Internationalization at Home

Betsy Morgan - World Languages, Assistant to the Dean, International Initiatives - (Halle room 109B)

The presentation will provide what kinds of activities and other classroom assignments or methods faculty can use so that their students can gain more awareness of the world. It is the next best thing to going abroad, and may be the only chance some students will have to understand their identity in relation to others. 


February 1, 2017 - Using Canvas Peer Review Tools

Jeanne Thomas - School of Social Work - (Halle room 104)

Professor Jeanne Thomas has made peer reviews a core learning activity in her SWRK 319W courses for several semesters. In the new Canvas LMS, she has spearheaded development of how to deploy peer reviewing using the Canvas assignment activity to streamline the process for large classes. Joins us for a show and tell on the pedagogy and design of peer reviews in Canvas. 


February 8, 2017 - Flipping Your Classroom

Flora Hoodin - Psychology - (Halle room 104)

David Anderson - Education Leadership

Flipping the classroom can be described as taking an activity that happens in one venue/format and moving it to another (for instance, from the classroom to online). Our presenters, Flora Hoodin and David Anderson, have used flipping the classroom to achieve deeper engagement with course concepts during limited class time. Professor Hoodin flipped an exam into a discussion with dramatic results for student learning. Professor Anderson used the myriad of tools available in Adobe Connect (polling, whiteboard brainstorming, breakout rooms, structured audio/video participation, interactive oral examinations) to create a unique and richly rewarding experience for students in his online and hybrid courses. Joins us for an exploration of their class activities. 


February 15, 2017 - Becoming Highly Productive Through Collaboration

Katherine Ryker - Geology/Geography - (Halle room 104)

How can we take full advantage of the fact that EMU is home to so many exceptional faculty and staff? Professor Katherine Ryker will share her experience building an Augmented Reality Sandbox, and how collaborations allowed her to efficiently progress from an innovative idea to the reality of a grant, publications and presentations within a year. This pace requires the talents and support of many people on campus, from Geography & Geology to eLearning to the College of Technology. We will talk about resources to support our success here at EMU and freely accessible elsewhere. Let's figure out what else we can accomplish when we are able to work together!

Below are the documents from this Brown Bag!
Becoming Highly Productive Through Collaboration PowerPoint
Handout


March 1, 2017 - The High Cost of Required Readings: Multiple Ways to Solve the Problem

Kate Pittsley - Halle Library -  (Halle room 104)

What is the future of the college text? Will it be free online? Will students pay high fees for access to electronic platforms? Is there still a place for print materials? In the near future, we are likely to see "all of the above". We will discuss various alternatives and find out how the EMU Library can facilitate finding and using alternatives such as open access texts, library e-book versions of titles, links to articles, university press books, and more. 


March 8, 2017 - Introduction to the DRC and the Accommodation Process

Chiara Hensley - Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs - (Halle room 109B)

LaMarcus Howard - Associate Director, DRC


This presentation will provide you with an overview of what the DRC offers for services, how the DRC can support you in working with DRC students, and discuss what the accommodation process looks like from start to finish.


March 15, 2017 - Information Literacy in the STEM Classroom

Kelly Grossmann - STEM Librarian - (Halle room 109B)


This session will explore ideas about how to integrate information literacy skills into STEM education. We will discuss the unique need for STEM information literacy, and explore lessons that go beyond simply searching for sources, helping students critically evaluate, interpret, and apply the information they find.


March 22, 2017 - Syllabi Policy and Design

Chiara Hensley - Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs  -  (Halle room 109B)

Julia Heck - Associate Director, Office of Ombuds


This presentation will offer insight into some of the common syllabi concerns the Office of the Ombuds works with, provide an overview of how to ensure your syllabi policies support your academic freedoms as a faculty member, as well as provide innovative ideas to enhancing your syllabi.

Classroom Behavior Management

Mike Smith - Associate Director, SCCSW


This presentation will provide you with an overview of the services SCCSW can provide you to help in classroom behavior management, cover common classroom behavior issues, as well discuss what the incident reporting and investigation process looks like from start to finish.

 

March 29, 2017 - Combating "Fake" News and Misleading Information in the Classroom

Sara Memmott, Bill Marino, and Suzanne Gray - Halle Library

 

Join us to discuss strategies for combating "fake" news and the use of low quality information sources by students. We will share the results of a recent "fake" news game played by EMU students, and discuss resources and strategies that promote critical thinking about news and information sources both within and beyond the classroom. 

Fake News Resources

 
For a list of the Fall 2016 Brown Bag Lunch Series Events click here.