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Faculty Idea Exchange

FIX LogoThe Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX) is a Columbus State summer conference that provides a yearly forum where faculty and staff can share and compare best teaching practices.  The FIX is hosted by the OAA Instructional Success Committee, and is held at the CSCC Center for Workforce Development at the Columbus State downtown campus. 

The 2016 FIX was held on June 17 and the theme was "The Science of Teaching." The keynote speaker was Dr. James Lang, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College and Series Editor for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  Dr. Lang is also the author of several books about teaching, including Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning and Cheating Lessons. You can see video of Lang's previous visit to Columbus State where he discussed the relationship between how we teach and student academic integrity.

Planning for the 2017 FIX is underway. Contact the Instructional Success Committee of Academic Council for more information.

 + 2014 and 2015 FIX Archives

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The 2015 FIX focused on Critical Thinking with 16 faculty presentations and presentation by Ms. Connie Wolfe – Dean of Arts & Sciences at Surry Community College in Dobson, NC.

Ms. Wolfe is a leader of Surry’s critical thinking initiative. For the last ten years, she has consulted with many colleges in the development and implementation of critical thinking initiatives, and has worked in association with the Foundation for Critical Thinking.  

Here is a recording of Ms. Connie Wolf's keynote presentation Challenging Our Students and Ourselves to Think Critically.

(Scroll ahead to approximately 21:20 for an introduction of the FIX followed by Ms. Wolfe's keynote.)

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FIX 2014 Archives