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Faculty Development Series 2016-2017

Spring 2017

Show Your SoTL Stuff: Poster Session and Luncheon

UM CETL invites faculty to share their involvement in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). SoTL’s goal is to facilitate improvements in all areas of teaching and learning in post-secondary environments.

Our first faculty-showcase poster session and luncheon provides a venue for faculty to share their efforts to improve teaching and learning at UM. Moreover, this will give faculty an additional opportunity to discuss teaching and learning, learn from colleagues, exchange ideas, and develop partnerships across disciplines in support of both faculty and students at the university.

Presenters:  UM Faculty engaged in SoTL

Personalized Learning and Adaptive Teaching Opportunities (PLATO)

Under a grant provided by the APLU and the University, UM faculty are developing and piloting adaptive learning in their general education classrooms. Currently, twelve UM faculty members are involved with PLATO.  Join us to hear how instructors in the Departments of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Writing & Rhetoric are using adaptive learning to personalize the learning experience and improve outcomes for students in their classes.

Speaker:  Patricia O’Sullivan

STUDIOone At The Library

STUDIOone provides an east-to-use reservable recording and editing space for the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Mississippi.  Attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the studio’s technology (one-button recording, camera, and green screen) and hear from and ask questions of faculty and/or students who have previously used the space.

This workshop includes a demonstration and panel discussion.  Please refer to the StudioOne Panel for a list of the participants.

Speakers:  Bryan Young


2nd Annual Winter Intersession Workshop:  The Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies (SCALE-UP) Project

How do you keep a classroom of 100 or more undergraduates actively learning? Can students practice communication and teamwork skills in a large class? What works to keep a smaller class actively engaged? How do you boost the performance of underrepresented groups? The Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies (SCALE-UP) Project has addressed all these concerns. Physics, chemistry, math, biology, engineering, business, nursing, and even literature and history classes are being taught this way, at more than 250 institutions nationwide.

Presenter:  Dr. Bob Beichner

FALL 2016

Micro aggressions: Daily Verbal, Behavioral,  or Environmental Acts Which Convey Inferiority                                                                                                

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer StollmanWith respect to social justice and equity, individuals speak widely about micro aggressions–daily verbal, behavioral,  or environmental acts which convey inferiority. The issue is that when folks discuss micro aggressions, they are often only thinking in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or religion. People with different abilities are almost exclusively left out of the conversation thereby implicitly and hopefully, unintentionally allowing micro-aggressions to continue to be largely ignored as it related to people with disabilities. This workshop focuses exclusively on what micro aggressions are, how they impact people with different abilities, and how to counter micro aggression if you are the victim or perpetrator. This workshop utilizes an anti-deficit approach and steers clear or a ‘blame or shame” paradigm.  All are encouraged to attend with the intent of making sure that when engaging with people with disabilities it is demonstrated that their contributions, experiences, and ideas are greatly valued.

Emergency Preparedness: What Faculty Should Know                                                

Speakers: Dr. Barbara Russo and Officer Jeff Kellum

The session will provide attendees with an overview of Public Safety at the University of Mississippi and what it means to be Rebel Ready. Emergency management is the hub of public safety at the University with education, planning and risk management its primary functions. Empowering faculty, staff, and students to make sound decisions is our primary goal. The University Police Department is one of the many spokes available to ensure safety on campus through its additional educational programming and enforcement efforts on campus. Together both entities partner to provide a safe campus community for everyone. Topics addressed will include the functions and services provided by each department, RebAlerts and the notification process, website information and access, and active shooter information.Using

Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool

Speakers: Frank Schulenburg and Jami Mathewson, Wiki Education Foundation

Wikipedia is one of the world’s most widely read open educational resources. Serving 500 million monthly readers, its broad public presence, open for anyone to edit, offers a unique opportunity to participate in an online community of practice. University faculty are using Wikipedia as a tool to teach students how to research and write about course topics. Students gain deeper insight into their course material and learn to evaluate critically the reliability of sources. Along the way, they report enthusiasm and high levels of motivation as they share knowledge with a real-world audience.  The Wiki Education Foundation (Wiki Ed) is a non-profit organization supporting these initiatives to help faculty deliver an education that goes beyond the classroom. Wiki Ed provides Wikipedia expertise and online tools for designing assignments, training students, tracking their work, and measuring impact to Wikipedia.