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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.

We are actively seeking proposals from all CSCC faculty and staff to present at the 2016 FIX.  Specifically, we are seeking presentations about ideas that you incorporate or would like to incorporate in your classes to improve instructional success. Or perhaps you have an initiative that will help all students in better achieving their academic goals.  Data based best practices or proposed strategies that are applicable across all disciplines are preferred. Any idea based on some identified theoretical approach - the science of teaching - will be considered.  Presentations should be 50 minutes in length, including time for questions at the end. 
Submission deadline is June 1, 2016

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

 + 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