EVENT CALENDAR

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MONTHLY CALENDARS

August September October November December


EVENT LISTING

Date Location Title Presenter Description
Mon-Fri.
Aug 6-10
9-5
Fred Meijer Center for Writing

120 LOH
Week-Long Faculty-Staff Writing Retreat Link to register Work on your dissertation, book manuscript, article, or other writing project in a quiet space with support from the Writing Center. Lunch and snacks provided.
Thurs.
Aug 9
9 - 4
2270 KC New Faculty Institute Excellence in Teaching Award Winners This workshop is open to all new tenure-track, affiliate, and visiting faculty and is specifically designed to introduce useful pedagogical strategies to help new faculty get off to a great start in the classroom. For more information and to register, please contact us at ftlc@gvsu.edu.

Wed.
Aug 15
7:45 - 3:15


Thurs.
Aug 16
8 - 3

AM - KC
PM - The Connection
(Allendale)

AM - EC,
2nd Floor
PM - DEV
(Grand Rapids)
New Faculty Orientation   New Faculty Orientation is for all new tenure-track, visiting, and affiliate faculty. More specific Information will be sent directly to individuals.
Fri.
Aug 17
9 - 12
111D DEV New Part-time Faculty Orientation   The Part-time Orientation introduces recently hired faculty to the mission, vision, and values of GVSU, technology resources, the library system, and other resources to support your teaching. It also provides helpful guidance in course planning.
Fri.
Aug 17
1 - 4:30
111D DEV Part-time Academy Part-time
Faculty
Part-time Academy is a set of practical, teaching-focused sessions organized specifically around the needs and interests of part-time faculty. Visit the Part-time Academy webpage for more information about this opportunity.
Fri.
Aug 17
4:30 - 6

The U Club
107C DEV

Part-time Reception   Join us for a welcome back reception and an opportunity to meet colleagues.

Wed.
Aug 22
8:30 - 3:05

215 Eberhard Center 18th Annual Fall Teaching Conference

Dr. Karen Swan, University of Illinois

GVSU Faculty

The theme of the 2012 conference is Educational Technologies and Unplugged Strategies to Promote Deep Learning. Dr. Karen Swan, James J Stukel Professor of Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois, will speak about educational technologies that really work and a range of GV faculty will describe how they facilitate student learning with and without technology.  Please register and join us.
Fri.
Aug 24
11:30
Field House Fall Convocation   Campus wide picnic follows the ceremony.

Thurs.
Sept 6
or
Fri
Sept 7

2201 KC

302E DEV

Going Global: How you can Internationalize yourself, your teaching, your GVSU

Mark Schaub, Padnos International Center

Three general areas will be covered in this presentation:
1. Ideas on how to internationalize your courses or your curriculum. 2.Padnos International Center processes for developing new study abroad programs or partnerships.
3. How to advocate for study abroad and encourage your students and advisees to study abroad. 4. Information on PIC grants to support your internationalization projects. Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.

Wed.
Sep 19
4-6
The Gordon Gallery
103E DEV
Part-time Chat Coffee Hour   An opportunity for part-time faculty to meet peers, to share success and survival strategies, and to discuss ways to improve student learning. No RSVP necessary.
Thurs.
Sep 20
3-5
Grand River Room, KC
Allendale
An Emerging Disability On Campus: What Faculty & Advisors
Need To Know About Asperger’s Syndrome

Link to more information

Kathleen VanderVeen,
Disability Support Services

Jamie Owen DeSchryber,
Psychology

Following an introduction and overview of Asperger’s Syndrome, the process and implications of the DSR Memo will be discussed. Participants will also have a chance to discuss student case studies in small groups. Faculty and advisors in attendance will gain not only a greater understanding of student needs and the DSR support available, but will also leave with
practical approaches to apply in their interactions with students. Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.
Wed.
Sep 26
2 - 3

or

Thurs.
Sep 27
4 - 5
303C DEV





167 LOH
Balancing Act: Engaging Students Before and During Class

Link to more information
Christine Rener,
Director Pew FTLC
Looking to better balance the work that students do outside of class with engaging activities
during class? Whether or not you are “flipping the classroom,” incorporating new technological tools
for learning or simply want to explore new approaches to engaging students in deep learning, this session has something to offer. Four “out-of-class” engagement techniques will be presented. Four “in-class” active learning engagement techniques will be discussed. Sample assignments, grading rubrics and implementation suggestions will be provided. Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.
Fri.
Sep 28
12:30-4:30
340 Bicycle Factory Appreciative Advising: Putting Theory into Practice

Link to more information
Amanda Cuevas &
Rob Friedhoff
Join for an afternoon of hands-on, active learning where you will put Appreciative Advising into daily practice. A follow up from the Introduction to Appreciative Advising workshop held in April, this skills development workshop is designed for faculty and professional advisors who desire to learn how to specifically employ the six phases of Appreciative Advising. A brief overview of the framework will be covered, but the main focus will be on practice. Space is limited. Register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.

Fri.
Sep. 28
1 - 4
(in seat)

Sep.28-
Oct. 12
(online)

Fri.
Oct 12
1 - 4
(in seat)

DEV TBA

 

 

 

 

DEV TBA

Foundations of Online/Hybrid Course Development

Link to More Information

Instructional Design for e-Learning In this series, we will discuss the basics for developing a course with the online or hybrid designation. Designed to provide a starting point and to meet the requirements stated in the faculty handbook, we will orient you with resources and tools to begin your planning process with a foundation of quality standards. Offered throughout the year in different formats. Register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.

*Participation in all components of the series is required.
Mon.
Oct 1
till midnight
Online

Competitive Grant Due Date

Link to Grants

  Applications for Competitive Grants are due by midnight.
Tues.
Oct 2
12-12:50

or

Wed.
Oct 3
12-12:50

2266 KC
 

 


303C DEV

The Art of Writing Compelling Letters of Recommendation

Link to More Information
Amanda Cuevas Writing meaningful and compelling letters is a critical part of helping students successfully attain their goals. Join us for a light lunch and discussion on: Characteristics & Content of Effective Letters, Facilitating the Student Letter Request Process,
Review of Sample Letters—”The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” and more! Letter writing information packets will be provided. Please RSVP to fellowships@gvsu.edu.
Thurs.
Oct 4
3 - 4

or

Fri.
Oct 5
3 - 4
KC 2201





The U Club
107C DEV
Integrating Writing Instruction across the Disciplines Kay Losey,
Director,
SWS Writing Program
The Supplemental Writing Skills program requires instructors to teach a minimum of four hours of writing.  But many instructors wonder how to incorporate that much writing instruction into their courses, and others wonder if what they already are doing “counts” as writing instruction. This workshop responds to both of these concerns by providing instructors with a variety of methods for incorporating writing instruction across the disciplines and offering opportunities for instructors to share their current practices and receive feedback. Open to all faculty.
Wed.
Oct 10
2 - 3:30
2270 KC Preventing and Handling Classroom Incivilities Dr. Robert Hendersen What are the best strategies for preventing classroom incivilities and handling them when they do occur?
Using brief narratives describing real incidents to prompt discussion, we shall consider the effectiveness of different instructor strategies, highlighting the value of authoritative teaching that builds classroom rapport. We shall also consider strategies and resources for dealing with those rare incidents that can escalate into seriously harmful disruptions.
Mon.
Oct 15
2 - 4:30
2270 KC Using Media Coupled with Guided Inquiry in Large Lecture Science Courses Dr. Ellen Yezierski,
Miami University
In this workshop, participants will create guided inquiry activities. These activities, designed to replace lecture segments, will incorporate simulations and other media. Strategies for implementing and managing structured student work groups will also be discussed. Register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.
*Participants should bring a laptop.
Wed. 
Oct 24
11:30 - 1
1142 KC Part-time Chat Brown Bag Lunch   An opportunity for part-time faculty to meet peers, to share success and survival strategies, and to discuss ways to improve student learning. No RSVP necessary. Just bring your own lunch.
Mon.
Oct 29
through
Fri.
Nov 2

Choose one 50 minute session on any  day.

MAK B-2-110 or

303C DEV

General Education Course Plan Workshops

Link to Session Schedule

C "Griff" Griffin,
Director, General Education

Following the General Education Program revision adopted last year, all Foundation and Cultures courses will need to develop a new Course Assessment Plan (CAP). Come to this 50-minute workshop to learn how to write a CAP that describes how you will teach and assess student learning for the new and existing goals. We will provide lots of pointers on how to complete the form. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their own strategies for teaching and assessing learning.
Session pre-registration not required.

Thurs.
Nov 1
3 - 4

or

Fri.
Nov 2
3 - 4
KC 2201





The U Club
107C DEV
Efficient and Effective Feedback on Writing Kay Losey,
Director,
SWS Writing Program

Are you interested in learning the most effective (and efficient) ways to provide teacher feedback on student writing?  Have you heard about using peer review sessions to improve your students’ writing, but you aren’t sure how to organize and run them?  This workshop will provide methods for quickly and effectively providing teacher feedback to improve your students’ writing.  It also will offer specific guidelines for creating peer groups and developing revision activities for them. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and share their experiences.  Open to all faculty.

Thurs.
Nov 15
11:30 - 1
The Gordon Gallery
103E DEV
Part-time Chat Brown Bag Lunch   An opportunity for part-time faculty to meet peers, to share success and survival strategies, and to discuss ways to improve student learning. No RSVP necessary. Just bring your own lunch.
Fri.
Nov 16
1 - 4
(in seat)

Nov 16 -
Dec 7
(online)

Fri.
Dec 7
1 - 4
(in seat)

DEV TBA

 

 

 


DEV TBA

Foundations of Online/Hybrid Course Development

Link to More Information
Instructional Design for e-Learning In this series, we will discuss the basics for developing a course with the online or hybrid designation. Designed to provide a starting point and to meet the requirements stated in the faculty handbook, we will orient you with resources and tools to begin your planning process with a foundation of quality standards. Offered throughout the year in different formats. Register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.

*Participation in all components of the series is required.

Tues.
Nov 27
11 - 12

or

Fri.
Nov 30
1 - 2

167 LOH
 

 

117E DEV

Seamless Learning: Connecting to Educational Opportunities Outside of the Classroom

Diana Pace, Michelle Burke,
Eric Klingensmith

Division Student Services

Faculty can enhance students’ learning by recommending or assigning out-of-class experiences.  This workshop will provide information about the wide array of co-curricular programs offered through the Division of Student Services’ “Academics Beyond the Classroom” (ABC).  The workshop will also give participants step-by-step instructions on how to use the ABC website, which is organized according to desired learning outcomes. The dates of this workshop allow sufficient time to integrate co-curricular opportunities into Winter semester syllabi.
Mon.
Dec 3
11:30 - 1
Faculty Staff Dining Room
(0072 KC)
International Faculty Lunch Kurt Ellenberger,
Pew FTLC
The Pew FTLC invites International Faculty to meet informally on the first Monday of each month to discuss issues of interest and share stories and strategies for success. Lunch will be provided.

Fri.
Dec 7
3 - 4:30

0042 KC Planning your SWS or Writing Intensive Class Kay Losey,
Director,
SWS Writing Program
Are you teaching a writing or SWS class next semester? Would you like help conceptualizing (or reconceptualizing) your class so that the writing assignments, feedback, and evaluation components better serve your goals? Would you like suggestions for making writing an integral part of the course rather than just an "add-on"? This interactive workshop is designed to help you think through the content and timing of assignments, feedback, and evaluation throughout the semester, particularly with regard to how they serve your goals and expectations for student learning in the course. You will leave this workshop with a draft semester plan for your SWS or writing intensive class. Bring all relevant course materials, including your major course goals and any aspects of the course required by your department.

 

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