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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 will be held on June 17, from 9 am - 2:00 pm at the Center for Workforce Development Conference Center. 

This year’s theme is The Science of Teaching.  We are pleased to announce that Dr. James Lang will be the keynote speaker and plenary session presenter.  Lang is the 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 the recently released Small Teaching:  Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2016 FIX - June 17, 9 am-2 pm at the CSCC Center for Workforce Development Conference Center



8:30-9 AM - Registration, WD 4th floor lobby
9-9:50 AM - Welcome and Keynote Address, Jim Lang PhD, WD 4th floor ballroom
10-10:50 AM - Session 1, WD 4th floor conference rooms
11-11:50 AM - Session 2 - Plenary Workshop by Jim Lang, PhD, WD 4th floor ballroom
12-12:30 PM - Lunch, WD 4th floor ballroom
12:30-1:20 PM - Session 3, WD 4th floor conference rooms

1:30-2:20 PM - Session 4, WD 4th floor conference rooms

2:30-2:45 PM - Commitment to Action, Registration Table



PLENARY SESSION - Small Teaching in Action: Three Principles James Lang, Assumption College - Keynote Speaker
College Resources for Advanced Faculty Training (CRAFT): A Plan and Purpose for Professional Development Rich James, Human Resources
Faculty Learning Communities: Increasing Student Engagement and Achievement through Active & Collaborative Learning Pedagogy Active & Collaborative Learning Faculty Learning Community Members
Learning from Reflection: Using Storytelling in the Classroom Elycia Taylor, Communication
Tools for Engagement in the Classroom and Online Tom Moffitt, Business Programs
The Learning Code: Using Spacing and Retrieval Teaching Methods to Improve Student Performance

Rich James - Human Resources

Ron Elizaga - Psychology

Critical Thinking or Covering Content: The Burden of a False Dichotomy Mark Bocija - Humanities
Basic Issues from Neuroscience Side Sam Andriani - Biological and Physical Sciences
Saying Yes to the "S": Service Learning at Columbus State

Terrie Stolte - Business Programs

Heather Thompson-Gillis - English

Emotions and Reason: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Effective Teaching and Lasting Learning Kristen Oganowski - Humanities
Make Time for Active Learning - "Flip" Your Classoom

Jessica Lickeri & Elizabeth Betzel - Math

Content Matters, but It Takes a Village Lilsa Cerrato & Jane Roberts - HIMT
Making Your Program More Inclusive

Christine Creagh - ECDE

Jackie Teny-Miller - SAHS

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT): Supporting Student and Employee Success

Terrence Brooks - Student Conduct

Tiffany McClain - Disability Services


 + 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