January Faculty Development Event

Monday, January 13, 2014

8:30 a.m. Breakfast in the Carver Atrium

9:00 – 10:15 Choose one of the following

  • Class Presentations: Getting Students Prepared and Giving Them Feedback

Panelists will each share one specific thing they do in class to help students prepare to give good presentations and briefly share how they give students feedback. The panelists will be Lisa Carponelli-Lovell, Jackie Crawford, Ryan Rehmeier, and Judy Walden, . Whether or not you are teaching a course with an OC designation, if you requiring students to do presentations in class, this session is for you.

  • How to Provide Feedback that Students Really Use

Faculty do not write comments on students’ papers for their own health; they do it to help students improve their writing. Unfortunately, students do not always use the feedback they receive. In this interactive session, Beth Beggs will help faculty identify ways of giving better feedback in a way that increases the chances that students are willing and able to use their feedback. Beth will also offer a concrete tips for getting students to utilize feedback.

10:30 – 11:45 Choose one of the following

  • Engaging Students in Service: Engaging Students in Learning

This panel discussion will address the benefits and challenges of using service learning as part of a class. Panelists will provide faculty new to service learning with ideas of how they can incorporate it into their classes. Service learning can be particularly effective in Simpson Colloquium courses, but it can be used in upper level courses as well and in any discipline. In order to best answer any and all questions, the panel will include Jorie Landers, Simpson’s Service Coordinator; Taylor Sharp, a junior SC leader who taught students in Sal Meyers’ SC service-learning course how to train shelter dogs; Denise Clark, the head of the Second Change Dog Rescue of Iowa; and faculty members with experience incorporating service learning.

  • Incorporating a MOOC into a Class

This fall Jim Palmieri incorporated a MOOC into one of his classes. In this session Jim will share his experiences and advice about using MOOCs. Jim will also teach you how to find online materials (MOOCs and other free materials) that you can use in your own classes.