Spring 2019

April

4/3              Faculty Development Luncheon with UM Critical Race Studies Group

                      Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

                      Register Here

 

4/17            Faculty SoTL Poster Session

                      Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Location: Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

                      Register Here

January

1/17              Winter Workshop with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek

                      Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Location: Jackson Avenue Center

                      Register Here

February

2/15            Presentation “Diversifying the Faculty” with Dr. Deborah Goldberg (University of Michigan)

     Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. |  Location: Lamar 129

      Register Here

 

2/20            Faculty Development Luncheon with Jami Mathewson (Wiki Ed)

                      Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Student Union Ballroom

                      Register Here

 

2/20            Presentation “Wikidata: A New Tool for the Classroom” with Jamie Mathewson (Wiki Ed)

      Time: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.| Location: Lamar 130

Register Here

March

3/5              Faculty Development Luncheon with Josh Eyler (Rice University) 

                      Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Student Union Ballroom

                      Register Here

 

3/5              FacChat with Josh Eyler (Rice University)

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Location: Student Union Ballroom

Register Here

 

3/21            Faculty Development Luncheon with Alexander Heffner (PBS)

                      Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: CME, Room 300

                      Register Here

Join us for our next FacChat!

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 UM FacChat

Time: 2:30 pm

Location: Student Union Ballroom

 

Dr. Josh Eyler
Rice University

A Chat with Dr. Josh Eyler about his book How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching and implications for teaching in higher education.

Josh Eyler has been the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and adjunct associate professor of humanities at Rice University since 2013.  His book How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching was published by West Virginia University Press in 2018, and his eclectic research interests include the biological basis of learning, evidence-based pedagogy, and disability studies.

Please register and join us for a chat with Dr. Josh Eyler!

 


Tuesday, November 6, 2018 UM FacChat

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:  Ballroom A, Inn at Ole Miss

A Chat with Dr. David Kung about teaching which promotes success among all student populations

Dr. Dave Kung, Professor of Mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Director for Project NExT, a professional development program for new instructors in mathematical sciences will lead our November FacChat. Dr. Kung has presented at conferences and universities around the world about innovative teaching strategies and social justice. The University of Mississippi is his 11th stop this year.  Join us for a chat and explore some of Dr. Kung’s techniques to engage all students in his classes and to promote student success in all fields, especially those related to STEM.

Please register and join us for a chat with Dr. David Kung!

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 UM FacChat

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:  Union Ballroom

A Chat about Open Educational Resources (OER) and Grant Opportunities

Dr. Robert Cummings, Executive Director of Academic Innovation, is leading a chat related to the OER Faculty Development Luncheon.  If you are unable to attend the luncheon or you would like to explore OER further, please attend.  Dr. Cummings will be available to answer questions regarding the use of OER in your classes and the grant opportunities available.

Please register and join us for more conversation about OER!

 

 


Monday, March 5, 2018 UM FacChat  

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lyceum 200

A Chat about Mentoring Graduate Students  

CETL’s March FacChat is devoted to mentoring graduate students. Dr. Alan Gross (Psychology), Dr. Kelly Wilson (Psychology), and Dr. John Rimoldi (Medicinal Chemistry), all winners of UM’s Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award, will lead a discussion about promoting autonomy in graduate students.  How can mentors, advisors, and faculty help graduate students move from initial stages of depending on others for information, ideas, etc. to thinking and problem-solving for themselves?

If you work with graduate students now or if you anticipate working with graduate students in the future, you should take this opportunity to share your experiences and learn from those of your colleagues. Please join us for coffee, tea, and a lively, informative chat on Monday, March 5, in Lyceum 200. Please click here for registration!

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 UM FacChat  

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lyceum 200

 A Chat with Dr. Graham Bodie

Dr. Graham Bodie FDL October 2017

In an environment where many students communicate by posting and reading comments through social media, it can be difficult to engage students in truly thoughtful discussions in the classroom, especially if the topic is considered controversial.  Dr. Graham Bodie (UM) will lead this FacChat about facilitating good communication among our students.  He will elaborate on his FDL presentation “The Role of Listening in Civil Discourse” and discuss applications of the Listening First Model in UM classrooms.

Please come talk with Dr. Bodie and join us for good discussion. Please click here for registration!

 


FacChats Fall 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017 UM FacChat  

Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Gertrude Ford Ballroom A, Inn at Ole Miss

Dr. Chris Penny, of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, elaborates on his FDL presentation addressing the way mobile technology has changed teaching and learning in today’s classrooms.

Please come meet Dr. Penny and join us for good discussion. Please click here for registration!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 UM FacChat

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lyceum 200

Creating a process for introducing students to new teaching methods

As faculty increasingly integrate active learning strategies into their classes, they may be met with resistance from students who do not understand the purpose of the activities or who are more comfortable with passive learning. In this FacChat, we are going to brainstorm ideas for creating a process to introduce students to new teaching methods in a way that maximizes student engagement, effective collaboration, and critical thinking.

Please click here for registration!

Monday, October 2, 2017 UM FacChat

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lyceum 200

Flipping Assignments: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Come join us to discuss planning flipped assignments to maximize “The Good” for you and your students.

Facilitators:  Adam Smith (Engineering), Kate Kellum (Psychology), and Patti O’Sullivan (Pharmacy)

Please RSVP.

 

Monday, September 11, 2017 UM FacChat

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lyceum 200

Accessibility and Inclusion

Discuss and learn the basics of accessibility and how to take the first steps towards inclusive education

Facilitators:  Alissa Evans and Drew Chiles, UM Accessibility Specialists

We hope you can join us for this informal conversations, and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea too!

Please RSVP.

 

Do you have suggestions for FacChats?

Please send us an email:  cetl@olemiss.edu

 

 

Fall 2018

August

8/13         GI/TA Training Workshop

                 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Location: Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at

                 Ole Miss

8/14         GI/TA Training Workshop

                 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Location: Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at

                 Ole Miss

September

9/05         New Faculty Reception

                  Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Location: Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at

                  Ole Miss

9/12          Faculty Development Luncheon to the Writing Center 

                  (With Brad Campbell)

                  Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at

                  Ole Miss

9/19           Leadership and Growing Leaders (With Dr. Tim Elmore)

                   Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at

                   Ole Miss

                           Register Here 

 

9/27           Graduate Instructors’ Seminar in Teaching (GIST)

                   Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Location: Butler Auditorium, Triplett Alumni

                   Center

                          Register Here

October

10/16          Open Educational Resources (OER)

                     (With Dr. Bob Cummings)

                     Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Student Union Ballroom

                           Register Here 

 

10/16         FacChat on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Grant

                   Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Location: Union Ballroom

                          Register Here

 

10/25          Graduate Instructors’ Seminar in Teaching (GIST)

                   Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Location: Butler Auditorium, Triplett Alumni

                   Center

                          Register Here

 

November

11/06          Dr. Dave Kung (St. Mary’s College of Maryland)

                    Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at

                    Ole Miss

                    Register Here

11/06         FacChat on Diversity in the STEM Fields

                   Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Location: Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

                          Register Here

11/29           Graduate Instructors’ Seminar in Teaching (GIST)

                   Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Location: Butler Auditorium, Triplett Alumni

                   Center

Spring 2018

Student Disability Services Panel Discussion

In recognition of Student Disabilities Month, CETL’s Faculty Development Luncheon (FDL) highlights UM’s Student Disability Services (SDS).  The SDS staff will lead a panel discussion to introduce new resources and highlight augmented services.  Additionally, the panel will review established procedures related to UM students with disabilities and respond to questions from the FDL audience. Please bring your questions and join us for lunch as we explore the ways we serve this student population.

Date:  April 10, 2018

Time: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here

 

Importance of Threshold Concepts for Disciplinary Discussions

Dr. Barry Maid, Professor and Founding Head of Technical Communication at Arizona State, visits UM to share his research on “threshold concepts.” In the early part of the twenty-first century, British researchers Jan Meyer and Ray Land introduced the idea of threshold concepts.  Essentially, threshold concepts are the ways of thinking one must possess in order to take part in disciplinary discussions. In this FDL, Dr. Maid will

  • define threshold concepts
  • provide examples of discipline-based threshold concepts
  • discuss ways that faculty can identify threshold concepts within their disciplines
  • advise faculty about implementing threshold concepts into their teaching

Presenter: Barry Maid (Arizona State University)

Barry Maid is Professor and Founding Head of Technical Communication at Arizona State University. He has written extensively about technology, independent writing programs, and program administration. His recent research focuses on threshold concepts and their assessment.

Date:  March 26, 2018

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here

 

Winter 2018

3rd Annual Winter Intersession Workshop

Forming, Teaching, and Managing Student Teams

Using CATME Smarter Teamwork Tools for Effective Team-Based Learning

There are many reasons to put students in teams – teaching them to work in teams, the learning benefits of collaboration, the diversity benefits of finding out other students’ perspectives, and the ability to provide a deeper level of feedback on the smaller number of assignments submitted by student teams are among them. For all these benefits, having students work in teams introduces other issues for faculty to manage – from forming teams to dealing with teams in crisis to evaluating how much each student contributed to assignments submitted as a team. This workshop will help participants design, implement, and evaluate team-based learning experiences for their classes. Research-based strategies to address these issues will be discussed, and award-winning online tools that can help will be introduced – tools that also provide opportunities for faculty to engage in research. Participants who bring a networked device to the workshop will be able to practice using online tools that can help instructors manage student teams.

 

Presenter:  Matt Ohland (Purdue University)

Dr. Matthew Ohland is a professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He is a fellow of ASEE, IEEE, and AAAS. Software for team formation and peer evaluation developed under Dr. Ohland’s leadership has received various awards and has been used by over 1,000,000 students worldwide. He also has experience teaching over 3000 students in a team-based learning environment. Dr. Ohland also directs the MIDFIELD project, which compiles student data from multiple universities in a common format to study student pathways.

 

Date:  January 18-19, 2018

Time: 8:30-4:30

Location: Jackson Avenue Center

If you plan to attend, please register here.

 


Fall 2017

Note: The Faculty Development Luncheons will not be located in The Union Ballroom due to construction.  Please check the location in the description for each luncheon.

Educating Students in the Post-PC Era

Higher education has entered the Post-PC era; a time when mobile technology has ushered in a change to the way faculty teach and students learn. Mobility has many advantages, and tablet devices like the iPad have provided us with a sort of renaissance as we are freed from the constraints of the personal computer. Specifically, mobility increases engagement, eases collaboration amongst all members of a campus, and encourages creativity by teachers and students. By bringing together up-to-date research, with best practices from successful mobile 1:1 initiatives, this forward-looking session will present insights into what’s possible in the Post-PC era.

So I ask the question, will my own children ever own a laptop? Could Conner (13), Liam (11) and Keagan (9) be part of a new generation? #laptopnevers

Presenter:  Chris Penny (West Chester University)

Date:  November 9, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here.

 

What’s New in Academic Cheating?

Panel Discussion: Higher Education (HE) is more accessible due to technology. Students and instructors are no longer limited by space, time, and text. Students can complete entire degrees without ever having to step on a campus. Though technology has increased students’ opportunities for an education, it has also increased their opportunities to circumvent it. Do the grades listed on transcripts represent students’ achievement toward course and/or program goals or something else? In the digital age, academic dishonesty is a major concern for HE administrators and faculty. This panel discussion addresses academic dishonesty: the motivation behind it, the innovations to achieve it, and UM’s attempts to combat it.

Panelists:

Will Berry, Associate Professor of Law

Catherine Hultman, Coordinator of Testing Services for Outreach

Robert Hunt, Lecturer and Computer Specialist in Mathematics

Date:  October 25, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here

 

The Role of Listening in Civil Discourse: Implementing the Listening First Model in the Classroom

Presenter:  Graham Bodie, Visiting Professor Journalism

Date:  October 12, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Overby Center, Rm 249

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here.

For more information about Dr. Brodie and The Listen First Model, please refer to the following website:

Bodie Consulting, LLC

 

The Classroom Lecture:  Defenders and Detractors

Moderator:  Patricia O’Sullivan, Manager UM PLATO Program

Panelists:  John Bentley, Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Administration; Adam Smith, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering; Vicki Dickinson, Associate Professor of Accountancy; and Kate Kellum, Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment and Assistant Professor of Psychology

Date:  September 26, 2017

Time:  12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you would like to peruse some information related to this topic before the luncheon, please refer to the following linked articles:

Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus on Teaching?

Should Colleges Really Eliminate the College Lecture?

Additional articles