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Visual Literacy: An Introduction

February 2, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will me in-person on the Pew Grand Rapids campus. Concepts of visual literacy are explored through the various aspects, components and contexts that determine what we see, how we see,...

Student Mental Health Struggles: Guidance for Faculty Support

February 9, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This session will provide faculty with guidance on recognizing signs of deteriorating student mental health, as well as strategies to use when students experience a mental health crisis. While designed...

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Visual Literacies: Concepts and Methods

NEW SERIES ALERT!

On a daily basis, our students negotiate a myriad of visual media, within and beyond the classroom. How can we support their engagement with these materials in nuanced and informed ways? This series offers participants an introduction to core concepts and practices associated with visual literacy. The sessions can be taken independently, but also are designed to complement one another. Consider combining two or more workshops bridging theory with practice to support student learning.

Visit our Visual Literacies: Concepts and Methods website for full details and links to registration!

22W Visual Literacies: Concepts and Methods

This workshop will me in-person on the Pew Grand Rapids campus.

Concepts of visual literacy are explored through the various aspects, components and contexts that determine what we see, how we see, and how we, as individuals, socially construct meaning from what we see. This introductory session is part of a series of learning modules that will help faculty and staff to improve how we utilize visual content in our teaching, training, and learning. The series was developed by a cross-departmental team within our university, and incorporates the results of a GVSU faculty survey in 2019.

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Facilitated by Sal Alaimo, School of Public, Nonprofit, Health, Hospitality and Tourism Management.

This workshop will meet in-person on the Allendale campus.

This session expands upon basic concepts of visual literacy. We will explore how visual information is interpreted by viewers based on their prior knowledge and cognitive ability. We’ll also look at the ways in which social and cultural identity impact understanding. This session will also include a guided group “reading” of an artwork in the library to practice looking, reflecting, and discussion in the service of building observational skills.

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Facilitated by Amanda Rainey, Art Gallery, Matthew Roberts, eLearning Technologies, and Stacey Burns, University Libraries.

This workshop will meet virtually via Zoom.

In this session we will talk about the possibilities of using video as a means to assess student learning. Before we meet we'd encourage you to think of ways in which this may be possible in the courses that you teach as we will try and help you determine what visual literacy skills and technical skills will be necessary to successfully teach and engage your students.

To get the most out of this workshop, it would be ideal if you could come prepared with at least a few slides that you have developed and plan on turning into a video presentation.

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Facilitated by Noah Campbell, eLearning Technologies, Justin Melick, eLearning Technologies and Kyle Macciomei, eLearning Technologies.

This workshop will meet in-person on the Allendale campus.

Visual literacy asks us to engage deeply with observation, but also asks us be responsible to context as we select images to support student learning. This session combines discussion and workshop activities to address the spectrum of ways context is an important factor when creating course materials. Together, we will consider the informed selection of images as well as engage with the ethical contexts for their creation, reception, and reuse.

To make the most of this workshop, participants should come with a laptop and a PDF of a classroom lesson that incorporates images. We will use these as a starting point for our work together.

Register in Sprout.

Facilitated by Sigrid Danielson, Visual and Media Arts, and Melissa Morison, Classics Department.


ACUE Mini Course

Grand Valley State University is excited to offer our faculty a professional learning opportunity as part of our commitment to instructional excellence and student success. Over the upcoming spring semester, in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), faculty will have the ability to participate in micro-courses focused on the learning and implementing of research-based teaching practices, each shown to improve student success. Courses will be professionally facilitated and delivered online with a cohort of faculty members, with whom you will share insights and ideas. 

The three course offerings will provide you with practices proven to more actively engage your students in learning and thinking critically. Faculty will learn practices from the following modules (click on the titles below to see a full description of topics):

  • Promoting Active Learning
  • Promoting Active Learning Online
  • Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning

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Promoting Active Learning Online

The participants in this mini course can expect to be involved in the following:

  • Developing Effective Modules and Microlectures
  • Teaching Powerful Note-taking Online
  • Using Groups to Ensure Active Online Learning
  • Using the Active Learning Cycle in Online Courses
  • Planning Effective Online Discussions
  • Facilitating Engaging Online Discussions

This course begins on February 14, 2022.

Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning

The participants in this mini course can expect to be involved in the following:

  • Managing the Impact of Biases
  • Reducing Microaggressions in Learning Environments
  • Addressing Imposter Phenomenon and Stereotype Threat
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
  • Designing Equity-Centered Courses

This course begins on May 16, 2022.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

  • Promoting Active Learning begins on January 10, 2022.
  • Promoting Active Learning online begins on February 14, 2022.
  • Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning begins on May 16, 2022.
  • Cohorts typically complete one module per week, requiring 2-3 hours of activity per week
  • Interested faculty are encouraged to apply by December 9, 2021
  • Notification of selection will be sent beginning December 10, 2021

REGISTER for an ACUE Mini-Course Today!


NCFDD Guest Expert Webinar Series

Did you miss some of the Spring/Summer NCFDD Guest Expert Webinars?  Have no fear!  You can access the recordings!  Topics include:

  • Strategies for Academics Managing Careers and Care-taking during the Pandemic (and beyond...)
  • Moving on from Resistance to Writing
  • How to be a Strong Sponsor and Advocate for Faculty
  • The Art of Saying No
  • Supporting Faculty During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Cultivating your Network of Mentors, Sponsors, and Collaborators
  • Supporting Trans Scholars
  • and MORE!

 


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Upcoming Events

Visual Literacy: An Introduction

February 2, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will me in-person on the Pew Grand Rapids campus. Concepts of visual literacy are explored through the various aspects, components and contexts that determine what we see, how we see,...

Student Mental Health Struggles: Guidance for Faculty Support

February 9, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This session will provide faculty with guidance on recognizing signs of deteriorating student mental health, as well as strategies to use when students experience a mental health crisis. While designed...

Visual Literacy: Language, Mechanics, and Applications

February 10, 2022 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

This workshop will meet in-person on the Allendale campus. This session expands upon basic concepts of visual literacy. We will explore how visual information is interpreted by viewers based on...

Creating Video with Visual Literacy

February 25, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

This workshop will meet virtually via Zoom. In this session we will talk about the possibilities of using video as a means to assess student learning. Before we meet we'd encourage you to think...

Visual Literacy: Engaging Context in the Classroom

February 28, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This workshop will meet in-person on the Allendale campus. Visual literacy asks us to engage deeply with observation, but also asks us be responsible to context as we select images to support student...

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The Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of teaching excellence at Grand Valley State University.  Rooted in a liberal education tradition and informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning, we advocate innovative teaching and student-centered pedagogies.  We partner with faculty as they prepare students to contribute meaningfully to their professions and societies.