LOCATION CHANGE: Taste the Future, Tuesday, Aug. 16, has been moved to the Columbus State parking garage on Washington Avenue.
Columbus State faculty can get recharged for the upcoming academic year through a series of workshops starting August 24th. Choose from the following:
Wednesday, August 24th
Blackboard Fundamentals: Covers the policies, processes and support services and some of the basic features.
Blackboard Grade Center: Ready to comply with new requirement to maintain an online gradebook? Learn about using the grade center
Starfish: Our early alert system is making a difference for student success. Learn about how to use it fully and effectively
Proctor U: Come hear why Proctor U is the top pick for online proctoring by hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide, and see how your students can achieve success through Proctor U.
Seven Things to Know About Effective Online Teaching: You will get a preview of the key principles of effective online teaching that can be explored in a three-week “Effective Online Teaching” course. You will also hear stories and testimony from Columbus State faculty on their experiences teaching online.
Thursday, August 25th
Starting this fall, faculty can take workshops that contribute toward earning a completion certificate. One certificate is in Cooperative Learning and all workshops in the sequence will be offered this day.
Cooperative Learning Fundamentals: What it is, why it is important and where we stand. A pre-req for the others.
Easy to Implement Cooperative Learning: Adaptable activities for brief cooperative classroom learning.
Facilitating Cooperative Base Groups: Cooperative strategies for developing student responsibility and accountability
Cooperative Learning and Critical Thinking: Using cooperative learning to foster deep, careful and critical thinking.
CRAFT (College Resources for Advance Faculty Training)
Magna Mentor Video Series
Magna 20-Minute Mentor is an on-demand digital library of targeted faculty development that offers solutions to common classroom challenges — in just 20 minutes! ( See video access instructions.) Perfect for:
• Self-directed learning
• Prompts for department discussions
• Mentoring and development
Stay tuned for a new series for Autumn 2016 semester
Faculty Launch! / Winter Warm-up
SCALE Workshops on Cooperative Learning
View bite-sized recordings from the SCALE workshop that took place in June 2014. Each focuses on a principle of effective design of cooperative learning.
Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX)
The second annual Faculty Idea Exchange was held on June 19th, 2015. Archived recordings are posted on the FIX page.
View recording of James Lang's talk about the link between the conditions of learning and assessment and propensity for students to cheat.
Student Success Summit
At the 2015 Success Summit -- "Showcasing Student Success"-- representatives of the dozens of college student success projects shared the story of their work over the previous year or described new initiatives. Archives coming soon.
Education scholar Ken Bain, in his book What the Best College Teachers Do, reports that the best “have at least an intuitive understanding of human learning akin to the ideas…emerging from research in the learning sciences.” In recent years, researchers have translated that science into books of principles and methods educators can apply. A collection of these resources is being assembled in our library that will be the basis for future workshops, LibGuides and our own investigations into “what works.” You can view a guide to current book titles available for check out and journals accessible via the library. Want to add a title or offer a review? Contact Rich James.