The featured speaker for the spring academic advising workshop will be Stephanie Logan, curriculum and instruction. She will present "What Academic Advisors Should Know about Implicit Bias and its Detrimental Effects on Student Success." The conference provides a venue for campus academic advisors and faculty to address information covering best practices, resources and campus updates impacting academic advisors.
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"A Look Back at the June 1976 Jordan Iowa F5 Tornado"Karl Jungbluth, Des Moines Office of the National Weather Service (retired) will present "A Look Back at the June 1976 Jordan Iowa F5 Tornado." The 1976 Jordan tornado and the 2008 Parkersburg tornado are the two most recent F5/EF5 tornadoes to hit Iowa.
Aaron Draplin, graphic designer, author and founder of Draplin Design Company, presents a lecture about his work as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series “Doubled Over: Humor, Wit, and Irony in Art and Design.”
The Center for Educational Transformation's "Ed Research Afternoons" series will host three presenters who will each talk about their experience with a different qualitative data analysis software package. The programs MAXQDA, NVivo, and ATLAS.ti will be discussed. There will also be time for questions.
Susan Hill, CETL, will share strategies for classroom discussion based on "The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking."Participants will use some of the book’s suggestions for getting people talking, focusing particularly on the book’s “top ten” strategies for getting discussion going with new groups and democratizing participation.
Panelists Tom Eachus, Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center; David Goodson, civil rights activist; Bill Tate, Dept. of Correctional Services; and Cora Turner, associate superintendent of Waterloo Schools, will discuss men of color in the correctional system.Topics include: How do men of color (in disproportionate numbers) get into the correctional system in the first place? Is there a disciplinary pipeline? How can mental health counseling serve a s a reasonable and useful intervention tool? How can men of color be assisted by mental health counseling during and after their sentences? Kim Baker will be the facilitator.
Facilitator Susan Hill, CETL, and previous conference attendees will share information about the Wakonse Teaching Conference, scheduled for May 25-30, 2017. For more information about the conference, visit www.wakonse.org. If you are interested in the conference, but cannot attend this session, contact email@example.com.
Facilitators Dawn DelCarlo and Brittany Flokstra, chemistry and biochemistry, will discuss CATME, a research-based, free online program that "prepares students to function effectively in teams and supports faculty as they manage their students' team experience."
Panelists Courtney Clausen, Scott Greenhalgh, Sarah Pauls and Angela Waseskuk will discuss their attendance at the Institute for Project Based Learning at theWorcester Polytechnic Institute which resulted in a more concerted effort to collaborate across disciplines, particularly between technology and art. Ideas for community engagement projects grew from conversations around the tiny house being built as part of a UNI technology course. The panel will discuss the origins of this endeavor and how it is moving forward.
Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will share her research on using peer-review in upper-division, discipline-specific courses. With a single peer-review activity, she was able to force students to begin writing earlier in the semester, help students offer formative feedback to their peers and encourage students to substantially revise their drafts before submitting the final paper. Baker will identify research-based best practices for peer review and describe her experiences of conducting research on teaching and learning in the classroom.