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Training

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Presentation by Audrey Rule, curriculum and instruction department. Teach UNI faculty teaching certificate participants complete a project for enhancing teaching effectiveness. Rule’s project stems from a claim in José Bowen’s book, Teaching Naked, that using games/puzzles to teach course content and skills can be an effective way enhance student engagement and learning. In her presentation, Rule will show how she incorporated games and puzzles into her courses, and discuss how they affected student learning in her classes.

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Last summer, a number of UNI faculty spent a week learning about “flipping” and “blending” their courses using different kinds of technology. In this session, three of them share what they’ve done and how students have responded. Brian Warby, political science, will discuss how he’s integrating flipped and blended exercises into his courses. Roberta Roth, management, will discuss how she structured flipped lessons and their effectiveness in three MIS courses. Kim Cline-Brown, biology, will discuss pre-class mini lectures/podcasts: What do students think about having podcasts? Do they actually review them before class? She’ll also discuss lessons learned from trying to flip a class of 80-120 students.

A second session will showcase three other faculty members on Monday, March 30, at 3:00 p.m. in Room 378, Rod Library.

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Wakonse is a conference on college teaching that takes place at Camp Miniwanca on Lake Michigan in Shelby, Mich. May 21-26, 2015. "Wakonse," a Lakota word that means “to teach, to inspire” is a yearly “professor camp” sponsored by the University of Missouri. Last year, a group of UNI faculty attended the conference. This session brings together faculty who attended the conference last year to describe their experience at the conference and answer questions from those who may be interested in attending the conference this year.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

During this workshop you will upload your own content into one of your courses and will learn strategies to organize your content in an online environment. Other topics include discussions, the grade center and assignments. Register online at http://goo.gl/G5elH.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Career preparation and academic rigor have often been seen as incompatible: academic rigor is the purview of academic departments, while career preparation is the purview of Career Services. So, why should faculty be concerned about career preparedness? Because it helps to give our students an edge in the job market and improve the reputation of our programs; and because information about career preparedness can be more meaningful to students when it is integrated into the classroom environment. This session focuses on multiple approaches that integrate academic rigor and career preparation for UNI undergrads. Learn what you can do to give your students an edge in the job market while maintaining academic rigor in the classroom. 

Panelists: Jennifer Becker, social work; Bill Henninger, family studies; Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, criminology; Kim MacLin, psychology; and Libby Vanderwall, career services.

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Last summer, a number of UNI faculty spent a week learning about “flipping” and “blending” their courses using different kinds of technology. In this session, three of them share what they’ve done and how students have responded. Marek Sliwinski, biology, will highlight how he’s flipped student presentations and other course materials in his genetics class. Mark Fienup, computer science, will talk about how he’s blended his computer organization course, including how the blended schedule works, how he’s used Panopto and how students have responded to the course. Siobahn Morgan, earth science, will discuss her experience of semi-flipping and semiblending her honors astronomy course.  

This is the second session. The first session will showcase three other faculty members on Friday, March 6, at 2 pm in Room 378, Rod Library.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 3:15 pm to 4:45 pm

Learn how to create test/survey questions, deploy these assessments, grade questions that involve text entry, and view data concerning student responses. Recommended settings to help avoid common issues with electronic testing will be addressed.

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