Timothy K. Eatman of Imagining America will explore principles of engaged scholarship and implications for teacher education. This lecture and discussion will situate the American educational enterprise at the nexus of community engagement and the cultural disciplines (arts, humanities, and design). Community-university partnerships can enrich educational scholarship, research and the continuum of knowledge making.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Danielle Cowley and Shuaib Meacham will provide an introduction to publicly-engaged scholarship: what it is, why it's important, how to do it, their experiences with it and why it's especially important in the field of preK-12 education. The presentation precedes the Friday, Jan. 29, event with Tim Eatman from Imagining America.
The Study Abroad Center will provide information about study abroad opportunities. The Black Hawk County Recorders Office will be at the fair to assist with new or renewal passports.
Abbylynn Helgevold and Susan Hill will facilitate this workshop that will focus on how faculty can write multiple-choice questions that engage more complex thinking. Strategies and examples will be discussed followed by transforming multiple-choice questions. Participants can bring examples of multiple-choice questions.
Panelists Kim Baker, Stephanie Logan, Shauib Meachum, Karen Mitchell and David Moore will host a conversation about privilege, power, oppression, race, class, sexual orientation and other topics that are crucial for making educational experiences about diversity and inclusion productive and beneficial. Panelists will share their classroom contexts, effective teaching strategies and how they deal with student resistance.
Wallace Hettle, Ana Kogl, Alexa Sedlacek, and Craig Van Sandt will discuss an opinion piece by Molly Worthen called “Lecture Me. Really," published in the New York Times. The piece is an impassioned defense of the lecture, which Worthen believes to be under attack by advocates of “active learning.”
Susan Hill will facilitate this discussion about class attendance. Participants should come prepared to share ideas about attendance. Other topics include a review of the research on class attendance and exploration of different strategies for handling attendance and talking with students about class engagement.
This month's Final Thursday Reading Series features the release of Jim O'Loughlin's new collection of flash fiction, Dean Dean Dean Dean. Open mic signup is at 7 p.m.; the featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m.
The Study Abroad Center will host Florence University of the Arts (FUA) representative Massimo Coppetti; he will discuss opportunities available to study in Italy for a semester or summer.
Barbara Cutter, associate dean of the Graduate College, is the workshop presenter.