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Faculty Development News and Events

  •  Dec 3 - What's Learning Got to do with Technology? What's Technology got to do with Learning?


    Tuesday, December 3rd
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Forbes Family Conference Room, Lucas Hall 126

    Before we can answer those two questions, we have to think again about technology itself. Using two books as a conceptual framework, Brian Arthur's "The Nature of Technology" and Kevin Kelly's "What Technology Wants," Gardner Campbell (Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, Virginia Commonwealth) will explore the ways in which education itself is a technology, and how we might optimize our use of computing technologies in support of learning.


    RSVP here .


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  •  Dec 12 - Making the most of digital tools for student learning: smart phones to iPads to laptops to Canvas


    Thursday, December 12th
    12:15 pm - optional pre-workshop lunch
    1:00 - 4:00 pm, Workshop
    Forbes Family Conference Room, Lucas Hall 126

    Join faculty colleagues and Apple Distinguished Educator Joel Davies for a workshop that combines discussions of pedagogy with exposure to digital tools. This hands-on workshop will include time for faculty to design/redesign an assignment or learning activity for a specific course. Faculty participants will bring in a specific assignment, class activity or module they wish to develop, enhance or retool. The workshop will include how assignments and activities can be linked with Canvas.

    Questions? Contact Eileen Elrod, Chris Bachen or Nancy Cutler.

    RSVP (and let us know what course project you plan to work on at the workshop).

    More about Joel Davies--Joel Davies joined Apple as a Higher Education Curriculum Development Executive after 13 years as a Professor in the Journalism, Media & Computing Department at Creighton University. He was awarded the Father Kelley Teaching Innovation Award at Creighton, where he led a complete overhaul of both Computer Science and JMC to merge the two departments and design degree programs that reflected 21st century teaching and learning. He also advised Studio Blue, a student-run design agency. Joel is a regular speaker at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Communications Conference advising other Jesuit schools on methods to update curriculum and technology.

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  •  Varsi Cafe - Nearpod


    Varsi CAFE3

    January 25th, 11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
    Varsi 114

    Join Sharon Merritt (English) as we play and experiment with Nearpod, an app for the synchronized use of iPads and mobile phones, which facilitates real-time interactive presentations and activities. Bring your phones or iPads (and feel free to download the free Nearpod app before CAFE3), or pick up an iPad at the session so you can participate fully.

  •  Using Learning Objectives to Improve Student Engagement, Learning, and Academic Performance

    Event Date: Tuesday, October 2nd

    Viewing & Taping Room A, University Library,

    Think those LO's are for WASC/ Your Chair /Dean /Provost /Faculty Curriculum Committee?  Or could they help your students and make you a more effective teacher? Come hear experienced colleagues (Lisa Goldstein, Education; Tonya Nilsson, Engineering) talk about they use learning objectives as a part of their teaching practice.  Divergent views welcome; let's talk.


    Lunch will be served, RSVP REQUIRED - email Anne Riconosciuto, x2746.

  •  President's Convocation

    Convocation for the 2012-2013 academic year will be held on Tuesday, September 11, at 4:00 p.m. in the Mission Church. All faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend the convocation to launch the new academic year.

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