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Register for Upcoming Workshops, Seminars, and Training Sessions

The Kossen Center offers a variety of workshop and training programs throughout the year. Please use the descriptions below to choose the right program for your needs and follow the link to register when required. If you have any questions or suggestions for new programming please don't hesitate to get in touch.

No registration is required for New Faculty Orientation or the Fall Development Conference!

 

Upcoming Programs

New Faculty Orientation, August 18-19, 2016

Open to all new W faculty, including tenure track, visiting faculty, and adjuncts. Invitations have been extended but if you would did not receive one and would like to participate please contact the Office of Academic Affairs as quickly as possible.

 

Fall Development Conference, August 22-23, 2016

No registration is required for any of these workshops, please join us as you are able!

Monday, August 22, 2016

8:30-10:00 Convocation: Dr. Borsig, Nissan Auditorium

10:15-11:00 Concurrent Session 1

A. Game Play as Active Teaching: Nora Corrigan and Dee Larson, Painter 113
Learn how game-play assignments can increase student engagement and active learning. Includes examples of games played in both face-to-face and online teaching environments.

B. Online Teaching Tips for Active Learning and Engagement: Kristi DiClemente, Mallory Malkin, and KatyMay Malone, Cochran 308
Faculty members from history, psychology, and public health share their best tips for actively engaging students in online courses.

C. Using Social Media to Promote your Department: Tyler Wheat, Fine Arts Auditorium
Discover successful strategies for using social media like Facebook, Twitter, and more to promote your department. This workshop will be helpful for faculty and staff.

11:15-12:00 Concurrent Session 2

A. Respondus Monitor for Online Testing: Michael Dodson, Irene Pintado, and Rick Frazier, Cochran 308
Learn why you might want to use Responds Monitor for online exam proctoring from two faculty members who have already done so. The Instructional Designer will also be on hand to answer questions about the software. Don’t miss the hand-on Responds Monitor workshop on Monday afternoon for further training!

B. Recognizing and Supporting Students in Crisis: Sirena Cantrell and Amber Handy, Painter 113
Learn how to recognize and support students in crisis, with advice from both the pedagogical and Student Affairs perspectives.

C. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Student Work: Beverly Joyce, Kris Lee, and Derek Webb, Fine Arts Auditorium
Faculty from art history, English/creative writing, and history will describe the process and outcomes of engaging students through interdisciplinary projects.

12:00-1:30 President's Luncheon in honor of the Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll, Hogarth, Pope Dining Room

2:00-3:00 Respondus Monitor Training Session: Rick Frazier, McDevvit Gamma Lab

Learn how to use Responds Monitor with LockDown Browser for your online exams in this hands-on training session. Both LockDown Browser and Monitor are available to all faculty in Canvas and are easy to use. Let us show you how!

2:00-5:00 Drop-In Canvas Assistance: Amber Handy and Rick Frazier, McDevitt Alpha lab

Do you have questions about Canvas? Forgotten how to set up your course the way you want it, or ready to try something new? Come prepared with a specific question or just bring your materials and work on your class using a lab computer and flag us down as needed. No appointment is required, just stop by.

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

8:30-10:00 Compliance, Financial Aid, and Academic Updates, Nissan Auditorium

Please attend this important session to hear updates about compliance reporting, Fant Library, state financial aid an student eligibility changes, academic advising, and disability accommodations.

10:15-11:00 Concurrent Session 3

A. Dealing with Distracted Students in the Classroom: Amber Handy, Cochran 308
Are you concerned about the level of digital distraction happening in your classes? Need guidance on how to encourage the responsible use of technology during class? Learn strategies to discourage students from becoming distracted by their laptops, phones, and other devices.

B. Getting Acquainted/Talk-Back Session with Amanda Clay Powers: Amanda Clay Powers, Cochran 306
Get to know our new Dean of Library Services! Hear her plans for Fant Library and bring you own concerns for our campus’ library needs.

C. Office Mix: Free Tool for Lecture Casting: Dorothy Berglund and Rick Frazier, Cochran 303
Learn how a W faculty member has been using Office Mix for lecture casting and why you might want to do the same. The Instructional Technologist will be on hand to answer questions about the software. Don’t miss the Office Mix hands-on workshop on Tuesday afternoon!

11:15-12:00 Firearms on Campus and Political Activity: Karen Clay, Nissan Auditorium

Hear important updates from University Counsel Karen Clay about our campus policies on firearms and political activity.

1:30-2:30 Office Mix Training Session: Rick Frazier, McDevitt Gamma lab

Learn how use the free Office Mix software for lecture casting in this hands-on tutorial.

1:30-5:00 Drop-In Canvas Assistance: Amber Handy and Rick Frazier, McDevitt Alpha lab

Do you have questions about Canvas? Forgotten how to set up your course the way you want it, or ready to try something new? Come prepared with a specific question or just bring your materials and work on your class using a lab computer and flag us down as needed. No appointment is required, just stop by.

 

Additional Pre-Semester Instructional Techology Training, Wednesday, August 24, 2016

No registration is required for these sessions, please join us if you are able!

1:00-2:00 Smarter Proctoring Training Session: Rick Frazier, McDevitt Gamma lab

Learn  how to use Smarter Proctoring, our new campus proctoring software, to easily set up an exam within Canvas for face-to-face or live virtual proctoring.

2:00-5:00 Drop-In Canvas Assistance: Amber Handy and Rick Frazier, McDevitt Alpha lab

Do you have questions about Canvas? Forgotten how to set up your course the way you want it, or ready to try something new? Come prepared with a specific question or just bring your materials and work on your class using a lab computer and flag us down as needed. No appointment is required, just stop by.