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2014 Workshops


Tuesday, April 15
Fulbright Scholar Informal discussion about study abroad programs
Time 10:15 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Library 302

Dr. Błażewska will lead an informal discussion about study abroad programs and will answer questions about her experience as a Fulbright Scholar in the US.  Metropolitan State faculty , staff and students with an interest in international experiences will find this session appealing.

 

Tuesday, April 15
From Anti-Osteoporotic Drugs to Potential Anticancer Therapy
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Lib 302 (Ecolab)
Presenter:  Dr. Katarzyna Błażewska from Lodz University of Technology (TUL) Poland (visiting Fulbright scholar)

Dr. Katarzyna Błażewska from Lodz University of Technology (TUL) Poland, will be speaking on the topic “From anti-osteoporotic drugs to potential anticancer therapy”.  Organophosphorus compounds are known as drugs used in the treatment of diverse medical conditions, such as bone diseases (osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, bone metastasis), viral (smallpox, hepatitis) and bacterial infections.

Dr. Błażewska, assistant professor at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at TUL, received her Ph.D. degree from TUL and did her post-doctoral training at University of Southern California. Currently she is a Fulbright Scholar at Boston College, receiving training in chemical biology.
Light refreshments.

 

Wednesday, April 16
Fulbright Opportunities
Time:
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Education Center, Brooklyn Park Campus, Room 204

The Center for Faculty Development invites all community faculty and resident faculty to come and learn about the rich history of Fulbright Scholars from Metropolitan State University and explore opportunities for applying for the 2015-2016 award cycle.  If you want to set up an individual appointment contact your Fulbright Campus Representative: Maythee Kantar (maythee.kantar@metrostate.edu) or Sue Fitzgerald (sue.fitzgerald@metrostate.edu).

 

Wednesday, April 16
Microsoft Lync
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13
Instructor: Mathew Nyamagwa

Lync enables instructors to communicate easily over the Internet to one or more students.  Lync supports ad-hoc as well as scheduled meetings.  It combines voice and video calls, instant messaging and white boarding in one easy-to-use client.  Whereas instructors might use Capture for webinars and tight integration with Desire2Learn, they might use Lync for advising or ad-hoc presentations and/or tutoring.  In this workshop you will be guided through a hands-on session which will include setting up Lync and tutoring with voice and Lync's whiteboard.

 

Wednesday, April 16
Multi-session Faculty Discussion based on the book: "How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching"
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Meet in person at the Center for Faculty Development (Library 131) or remotely via Google Handout.
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder (
lori.schroeder@metrostate.edu)

 

Wednesday, April 16
Hot Topics in Disabilities Services: Universal Design: Conversations on Designing Classroom Learning Experiences
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Library Ecolab
Facilitator:  Dr. Margaret Vaughan, College of Arts and Sciences

Do you enjoy hearing about what other instructors are doing in their classrooms to enhance the learning experience of students? Universal Design for Instruction and Learning focuses on how to build a learning experience that offers opportunity to the widest variety of learners. This panel will discuss many small alterations and giant transformations that incorporate Universal Design to develop curriculum, assignments, texts, and classroom materials. Instructors from Metropolitan State University and neighboring universities in all disciplines draw from this approach in their teaching. This conversational panel will include Charles Tedder (Metropolitan State University), Aureliano Desoto (Metropolitan State University), Yvonne Banks (Metropolitan State University), and Melissa J. Hendrickx (University of Saint Thomas).  Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. 

Lunch will be served, please RSVP to Disability.Services@metrostate.edu

 

Thursday, April 17
Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Library 301 and 302
Presenters: Nadarajan Sethuraju (CJ faculty) and students, Jason Sole (CJ faculty), Therissa Libby (HS faculty), Russel Balenger (Circles of Peace Movement).  There will also be representatives from District Court (working on a drug court judge), Hennepin Co Dept of Corrections, St. Thomas and/or St. Catherine’s Universities

The phenomenon of mass incarceration has disenfranchised shocking numbers of Americans of color and, by using the language of the War on Drugs, hidden systemic racism behind colorblind words.  This event gives participants an opportunity to examine the determinants and sequelae of mass incarceration, and presents options for enacting powerful, community-engaged responses to it.  Brief presentations by Metro faculty and students, as well as local leaders, will be followed by facilitated discussions and opportunities for networking.
Breakfast and lunch provided

RSVP to therissa.libby@metrostate.edu.  

 

Thursday, April 17
Helping Students Manage Public Speaking Anxiety
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Saint John's Hall Room 154
Facilitator: Lori Schroeder -
Lori.Schroeder@metrostate.edu

Have you found students resistant, uncomfortable, or miserable when giving presentations? Have students dropped your course when they discovered that a presentation was required? Have you thought about adding a student presentation component but were reluctant because of your concern for students and their speech anxiety?  This workshop offers many specific strategies to help you set up courses, assignments, and a classroom dynamic conducive to encouraging student success in public speaking.

 

Thursday, April 17
PsTL's Engaging Pedagogies Colloquia Presents: Critical Community Engagement
Time:
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: University of Minnesota,
Maroon and Gold Room in McNamara Alumni Center
Guest Speakers: Tessa Hicks Peterson, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement and Assistant Professor in Urban Studies, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
 

What does it mean to participate in critical community engagement? In this interactive workshop we will explore theories of critical pedagogy, critical community development approaches, and critical self-reflection in order to understand how practitioners can mindfully engage in social justice oriented efforts with local communities. In particular, this session will explore asset-based (compared to needs-based) community assessment and development, social change-based (compared to social service-based) community engagement, and the role of mindfulness and consciousness in engagement teaching and research.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Friday, April 18
Student and Faculty Resources Brown Bag
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, New Main L202 – Psychology Lab

Three faculty members from different departments will be coming together to discuss faculty and student research and statistical resources. This offers a great opportunity to learn about new programs and opportunities for students to gain skills, practical experiences, and publish their works. It also provides resources for faculty to share with their students. Light snacks will be provided, but bring your [brown bag] lunch!

*Encourage your students to attend if they are interested in research and data analysis! :)

Program Includes:
Dr. Wei Wei, Mathematics
Introduction of Minor in Statistics
The applied statistics minor will provide students with knowledge and skills needed for a future career involving data evaluation and data analysis. This minor is designed to complement other majors where additional statistical knowledge is beneficial, such as nursing, psychology, economics, biology and mathematics. Graduates will be able to apply statistical methods to design of experiments, data management, and data analysis.

Dr. August Hoffman, Psychology
High Impact Community Research and Service

Dr. Hoffman’s discussion format will address applied community research and how students may become involved in these types of activities. His presentation will also address the difference types of community related activities (i.e., urban forestry, community gardening) and relevance and importance of community service work activities in community development. Also discussed, the recent Sandy Hook tree planting activity that some of our students participated in.

Dr. Mark Stasson, Psychology
Applied Psychological Bulletin: An open-access forum for student research in the behavioral sciences

Students in the Behavioral Sciences study current research in their field(s) and the methods involved in doing research.  Students learn that a critical part of the research process is disseminating the results to others, particularly through published research.  Students who seek professional-level experiences may conduct their own studies, but they seldom have the opportunity to share their research results with others.  There are conferences that encourage student research presentations, but most journals seek to publish the work of seasoned professionals in a competitive atmosphere (something that may be inaccessible to students conducting their first research projects).  Applied Psychological Bulletin (APB) is a journal specifically for the sharing results from student-initiated empirical research projects in behavioral science areas such as criminal justice, education, management, nursing, psychology, social sciences, and many others.  APB allows students to gain experience in publication, thereby providing learning and documented outcomes that could be helpful in furthering their careers.  This presentation will explain the goals and procedures associated with APB.
 

Saturday, April 19
D2L Basic
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, New Main L102
Presenter: Bilal A. Dameh, Instructional Designer

This course equips professors with the essential tools that will make them successful within the online learning environment. New Online and Hybrid instructors will benefit from this course as will in-class instructors who use, or wish to expand their classroom into, D2L.
This workshop will cover the following topics: News Items, Content, and Discussions. This workshop will be in a computer lab with instruction followed by immediate hands-on practice.

 

Thursday, April 24
NACADA Webinar on Advising: Balancing Academic Advising with other Faculty Responsibilities
Time: Webinar: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Time: Discussion: 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Library, Room 301
More information at:
https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Events-Programs/Events/Web-Events/Web-Events-Coming/Web-Event-April-2014.aspx

 

Thursday, April 24
Faculty Learning Circle: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Saint John
's Hall L7
Facilitator: Sue Fitzgerald
Participation via Skype or Lync can be arranged. Contact Sue Fitzgerald (
sue.fitzgerald@metrostate.edu) 

This multi-session discussion group will read and discuss scholarly work which provides evidence of effective approaches to teaching and learning.  Participants will be asked to reflect on their own practices and share their work with other participants.  Participants may wish to adopt new practices or collect data.

 Participation via Skype or Lync can be arranged.

 

Monday, April 28
Learning with the Library: Adding the Library's Streaming Videos to Your Online Courses
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Saint Paul Campus, Library, Room 132
Presented by: Michelle Desilets, Librarian and Assistant Professor

Did you know that the library provides thousands of streaming academic films through its Films on Demand, VAST, and Media Education Foundation collections?  Learn how to access and search this content, link to it in your D2L course sites and syllabi, and how to embed streaming video content into your D2L course content.

Corresponding Webinar: posted no later than Monday, May 5, 214, at http://libguides.metrostate.edu/webinars
Podcasts of previous sessions can be found at
http://libguides.metrostate.edu/webinars.

 

Wednesday, May 21
Changes in D2L 10.3 
Time
: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13
Instructor: Travis Morgan

This workshop outlines the changes in D2L 10.3 from the current version.  In May, 2014, the MnSCU system is moving from D2L 10.1 to D2L 10.3.  Our D2L site administrator will highlight what instructors can expect from the upgrade.

To register for this workshop, please send an email to online.training@metrostate.edu.

 

Wednesday, May 21
Diving Deep in Community Engagement: A Model for Community Service-Learning Professional Development
Time
: Time: 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Webinar
Presenters: Mandy McReynolds, Director of Community Engagement and Service-Learning, Drake University; Emily Shields, Executive Director, Iowa Campus Compact; Amanda Wittman, Director of Academic and Strategic Initiatives, Campus Compact

DDCE: A MCSLPD will be an engaging conversation for current and future civic engagement practitioners, practitioner-scholars, and those who support their work. Participants will learn about a new publication of Iowa Campus Compact guiding professional development and career advancement for professionals focused on civic engagement. This new resource, available this summer, is based on the experience of participants in Campus Compact's Diving Deep Institute for Experienced Civic and Community Engagement Practitioners.
 
The webinar will review four categories, as outlined in the publication: Organizational Manager, Institutional Strategic Leader, Field Contributor, and Community Innovator. Presenters who helped to develop the framework and publication will reflect on their experiences and attendees will learn how to utilize this framework in order to think about and plan for their own professional development and the position of their work in the institution and community. 

Cost
Campus Compact Members: $25.00
Non-members: $50.00

Contact
Amanda Wittman, PhD, Director of Academic Initiatives
Campus Compact
617-3571881, x 205
awittman@compact.org

To register, please visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=p4gsr8cab&oeidk=a07e95sph1n40b9e4ef.

 

Thursday, May 22
Changes in D2L 10.3 
Time:
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13
Instructor: Travis Morgan

This workshop outlines the changes in D2L 10.3 from the current version.  In May, 2014, the MnSCU system is moving from D2L 10.1 to D2L 10.3.  Our D2L site administrator will highlight what instructors can expect from the upgrade.

To register for this workshop, please send an email to online.training@metrostate.edu.

 

Thursday, May 22
Webinar: Intellectual Property Considerations in Contracts
Time:
10 a.m.

By default, the template MnSCU Professional/Technical Services (PT) contract and Guest Lecturer/Presenter contract require the contractor to transfer ownership of all intellectual property (IP) arising out of the agreement to MnSCU. While this is often the intention of the parties, in some circumstances the contractor will bring pre-existing IP to the arrangement, and will demand to retain ownership of their work. In other cases, a PT contract is used as a vehicle for collaboration with a third party, and the parties desire to share the IP that arises out of the agreement. This Webinar will discuss alternatives for IP ownership and licensing provisions that can be used to accomplish our goals. This Webinar will also cover the appropriate use of Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect MnSCU IP or that of a third party, while complying with our obligations under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.  

Intended Audience- Academic and student affairs staff and administrators, business

officers, finance staff and anyone with responsibility for contracts. Presented by Assistant

General Counsel Sarah McGee. 

Missed a presentation or want to view one again? The Office of General Counsel has hosted Second Thursday each calendar school year since December 2009. For a complete listing of past Office of General Counsel Second Thursday presentations, follow this link: http://www.ogc.mnscu.edu/events/workshops.html  

For more information call Amanda Johnson, Office of General Counsel at 651-201-1676. If accommodations are necessary for individuals with disabilities to participate in this activity (e.g., wheelchair access, auxiliary hearing device, an interpreter), such accommodations can be made available upon advance request. Please contact Amanda Johnson at 651-201-1676 or via e-mail at amanda.johnson@so.mnscu.edu.

 

Tuesday, May 27
Changes in D2L 10.3 
Time: 
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13
Instructor:
Travis Morgan

This workshop outlines the changes in D2L 10.3 from the current version.  In May, 2014, the MnSCU system is moving from D2L 10.1 to D2L 10.3.  Our D2L site administrator will highlight what instructors can expect from the upgrade.

To register for this workshop, please send an email to online.training@metrostate.edu.

 

Wednesday, May 28
Changes in D2L 10.3 
Time: 
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13
Instructor:
Travis Morgan

This workshop outlines the changes in D2L 10.3 from the current version.  In May, 2014, the MnSCU system is moving from D2L 10.1 to D2L 10.3.  Our D2L site administrator will highlight what instructors can expect from the upgrade.

To register for this workshop, please send an email to online.training@metrostate.edu.

 

Thursday, May 29
Changes in D2L 10.3 
Time: 
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13
Instructor:
Travis Morgan

This workshop outlines the changes in D2L 10.3 from the current version.  In May, 2014, the MnSCU system is moving from D2L 10.1 to D2L 10.3.  Our D2L site administrator will highlight what instructors can expect from the upgrade.

To register for this workshop, please send an email to online.training@metrostate.edu.

 

Monday, June 2-4
Diving In: Institute for New Community-Service Learning Professionals  
Time: 
8 a.m.
Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Speakers:

·        Dr. Ruth Bettandorff, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the University of Georgia's Gwinnett Campus;

·        Cheri Duggan, Director of Development, Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, University of Georgia;

·         Dr. Jennifer Purcell, Assistant Director for Engagement, Kennesaw State University;

·         Dr. Shannon Wilder, Office of Service-Learning, University of Georgia;

·         Dr. Amanda Wittman, Director of Academic & Strategic Initiatives, Campus Compact  

This gathering, designed for those new to civic and community engagement roles, will provide opportunities and tools to acquire knowledge, build skills, engage with colleagues and reflect on topics and issues that will enable us to develop competence, confidence, and support in our work and in our lives. The Institute is based on Campus Compact's Looking In Reaching Out publication, which is a reflective guide for service-learning professionals.

Session Topics Include:

·        Looking In cover

·        Understanding the Mission, Culture, and Organization of Institutions of Higher Education

·        What Does High-Quality Community Service-Learning Look Like?

·         Developing Reciprocal, Mutually Beneficial Community Partnerships

·         Institutionalization Efforts and Your Future in the Work

Meeting Registration Fee
Campus Compact Members: $400
Nonmembers: $500

To register, please visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8z8d22rcf9698a7&oseq=&c=&ch=.

 

Monday - Tuesday, June 16-17
Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility (SENCER)
Location
: Riverland Community College, Austin, Minnesota

WHAT IS SENCER?
SENCER is a curricular best practice aimed to
improve science education by focusing on real
world problems and, by so doing, extends the
impact of this learning across the curriculum to
the broader community and society. SENCER
methodology connects STEM content to critical
local, national, and global challenges, making
science more real, accessible, “useful” and civically
important. SENCER is an NSF supported initiative.
See
www.sencer.net 

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE SENCER SYMPOSIUM?
Participants will explore how they can connect
classroom activities and community involvement
that promote: 

·         Improved science learning while supporting
 student engagement in complex community
 issues, questions, problems and global
 solutions;

·         Student engagement in challenging and
 rigorous scientific reasoning, inquiry,
 observation and measurement;

·         Connections between scientific knowledge
 and public decision-making, policy
 development, and the effective global
 citizenship; and

·         Learning across the curriculum and across
 levels of education to the broader community
 and global society.
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
 Individuals and teams of two or more are
 encouraged. This workshop is designed for
 college and university faculty, articulation partners,
 concurrent enrollment teachers and mentors, teacher
 educators and teacher education students, Carl
 Perkins Career and Technical Education partners
 and consortia members, Alternative High School
 and Charter School teachers and administrators,
 curriculum specialists, deans of instruction, K-12 and
 higher education administrators, Community Based
 Organizations and other education partners.
 

To learn more, please visit http://www.riverland.edu/sencer/

 

Saturday, June 21
Flipping the Higher Ed Classroom: A Practical Workshop
Time: 
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13
Instructors: Firasat Khan and Robert Bilyk
b

Learning outcomes are promoted by setting the stage in the classroom for group discussions, collaborative problem solving, practice and feedback and other activities that benefit from high interpersonal interaction and instructor attention.  In this workshop, participants will learn through hands-on exercises how to offload the presentation of content, self-assessments, and instruction to the learning management system thereby freeing up classroom time for higher order learning activities. 

Participants will understand the four quadrant Flip Spectrum© and how instructors can choose from a high tech approach to a low tech approach, from a reduction of instructor-delivered activities to a minimization of instructor-delivered activities.

Participants will receive hands-on training in the use of the LodeStar® authoring tool to offload activities to the learning management system (e.g. Desire2Learn, Moodle).  The tool is available to all MnSCU faculty, free of charge.

Workshop activities include:

·         Introduction to the Flip Spectrum©

·         Brainstorming:  Selecting a course element that can be ‘Flipped’

·         Support to select the right approach: high tech, low tech; high inversion, low inversion

·         Hands-on use of LodeStar® to build activities

To register for this workshop, please send an email to online.training@metrostate.edu.

 

Thursday, July 31
D2L Basic Part 1
Time: 
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13
Instructor: Travis Morgan

This course equips professors with the essential tools that will make them successful within the online learning environment.

This course is for everyone who has an instructor role at Metropolitan State University.  New Online and Hybrid instructors will benefit from this course as will in-class instructors who use, or wish to expand their classroom into, D2L.

This workshop will cover:

·         New items

·         Content

·         Links

·         Discussions

·         Groups

This will be in a computer lab environment with instruction followed by immediate hands-on practice.

*Participants must RSVP to guarantee a seat in the course.  There will be no fee.

To register for this workshop, please send an email to online.training@metrostate.edu.

 

Thursday, August 7
D2L Basic Part 2
Time: 
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Energy Park Place, Room 104-13
Instructor: Travis Morgan

This workshop builds on the skills learned in D2L Basic Part 1 and covers the  following:

·         Dropbox

·         Rubric

·         Quizzes

·         Grades

·         Tying it all together

This will be in a computer lab environment with instruction followed by immediate hands-on practice.

*Participants must RSVP to guarantee a seat in the course.  There will be no fee.

To register for this workshop, please send an email to online.training@metrostate.edu.


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