Event Registration

Graduate Assessment Workshop

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 1:00-2:30 pm
OTL Conference room (AAC 345)

Dealing with the Unique Challenges of Assessing Graduate Programs

In this workshop, we will discuss the elements of assessment in relation to graduate programs (Masters’ and Doctoral).  Participants will identify challenges in their own assessment programs and work with other faculty members to develop or enhance existing assessment processes.  Topics may include:

  • assessing comprehensive exams
  • using individual student assessment as program assessment
  • developing rubrics for thesis or dissertation proposals
  • assessing idiosyncratic content areas

This will be a practical workshop (with snacks) driven by the needs and concerns of participants.  Participants who complete the workshop will be able to make useful changes in their assessment plans and processes.

Facilitator:  Rob Flaherty, Director of Academic Assessment

Price: Free Event

Date: May 8, 2015

Address:
OTL Conference Room, 345
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Authentic, Transformative, Integrative: Understanding the Value of Culminating Experiences

In this workshop, we will discuss the evidence for the importance of integrative learning, and examine the elements of culminating educational experiences that can enhance student learning and development.  We will identify types of culminating experiences (such as capstone projects, internships, and portfolios), and identify strategies for implementing them in undergraduate curricula.  (Snacks provided)

 

Participants in this workshop will be able to:

  • Articulate the demonstrated value of culminating curricular experiences at the program level.
  • Identify and describe the elements of effective culminating experiences.
  • Develop curriculum strategies and assignments that maximize integrative learning.
  • Create or enhance required culminating experiences as part of an undergraduate degree program.

Facilitators:  Virginia Pitts, Rob Flaherty

Price: Free Event

Date: May 11, 2015

Address:
OTL Conference Room, 345
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

The Practice of Enoughness: Finding Work/Life Balance

This workshop aims to pass on valuable life/work balance concepts and practices to some of the sharpest and busiest of individuals - faculty members! We'll discuss ways to be productive AND human - a delicate yet doable balance.

Enoughness is a personal equilibrium that promotes both a fulfilling and a fully expressed life. Rather than a destination, Enoughness is a smart starting point. And we all have it at our fingertips. Bringing it consciously to the surface is a great way to find deeper levels of fulfillment, creativity and productivity in life and work.

In this workshop, we'll take a look at things that aid or restrict this equilibrium. We'll look at your inner and outer environments and how they can work together for deeper levels of lasting fulfillment. We'll touch on practices that address right balance such as a unique and very simple stillness practice to begin your day on the right foot and feeling. And we'll discuss how your personal ecosystem, along with a simple tool for looking at 6 vital life-areas like a dashboard, can support this life/work balance and fulfillment. There will be time for discussion and questions.

Facilitated by: Jason A. Weisgerber
Jason is a former businessman and actor with an MA in Consciousness Studies from The Emerson Institute of Theology. He is the author of a soon-to-be released book on Enoughness & the Art of Fulfillment and believes that the most fulfilling life includes a balance of inner peace and outer accomplishment, one of both business AND art.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 14, 2015

Address:
OTL Conference Room, 345
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Canvas Open Lab

Price: Free Event

Date: May 19, 2015

Address:
OTL Conference Room, 345
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Canvas Open Lab

Price: Free Event

Date: May 27, 2015

Address:
OTL Conference Room, 345
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Canvas Open Lab

Price: Free Event

Date: June 1, 2015

Address:
OTL Conference Room, 345
Upper Floor of Anderson Academic Commons Map and Directions

Available Spaces: Unlimited

 

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