Thursday, May 5
CETL will again be sponsoring the university-wide teaching and learning symposium, "TechTalks," on Thursday, May 5, 2022. This symposium features presentations from faculty about teaching and learning strategies.
This year the symposium will be virtual. Links for the presentations are provided below.
Schedule of Events
8:30-9:30 am - Plenary Session: Creating a More Inclusive Climate Through Microresistance, Cynthia Ganote, Assistant
Professor of Sociology, University of Louisville
As the diversity of our student populations continue to increase, we as instructors can include all learners by raising our own awareness of microaggressions, preventing them whenever we can, and stopping them when they occur. In addition, we can practice microresistance, which allows us to address microaggressions, whether right as they occur or after they occur. In this faculty development session, we will discuss a variety of microresistance techniques and then practice them in a low-stakes environment, so that we are more prepared when they occur in our own classrooms.
9:45-11:45 am - ATU Faculty Presentations
9:45-10:10 am - Session 1 - See session choices and abstracts below. The same choices will be repeated at 10:45 am.
10:15-10:40 am - Session 2 - See session choices and abstracts below. The same choices will be repeated at 11:15 am.
10:45-11:10 am - Session 3 - See session choices and abstracts below.
11:15-11:40 am - Session 4 - See session choices and abstracts below.
9:45 am and 10:45 am - Sessions 1 and 3
Assessing Personal and Professional Outcomes for Students Engaged in Service Learning – Michael Bradley
Pedagogies including high impact practices have shown to produce many positive aspects with students in higher education, including better classroom engagement, assignment performance, and attaining skills and abilities needed post-graduation. However, when students complete course reviews, it is somewhat difficult to discern the outcomes of these high impact practices. Having an additional assessment that is easy to administer can provide a plethora of information to enhance learning before, during, and after a service learning experience. In this session, attendees will: a) learn about service learning projects embedded in courses, b) discuss survey assessment used for service learning, and c)discuss development of survey for use in other areas of study.
Session 1 (9:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mba10133b27f90a965bac28d607e852e7
Session 3 (10:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mbf13d15ea0b78512a500c7dda211e41e
Techy and Non-techy Strategies for Engagement – Heather Stefanski
This presentation will provide introductory information about high-yield instructional strategies to increase student engagement. Tech strategies will include Jamboard, Nearpod, Classroom Screen, Padlet, and Flipgrid. Non-tech strategies will include chat stations, gallery walks, Socratic seminar, jigsaw, and station rotations.
Session 1 (9:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mb015fa9a6f0a84e4d018cdbb164a42eb
Session 3 (10:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=me9984ddd4caa3cb47fbab5d47d482623
Avoiding the Party Foul: Resources on Addiction and Recovery for ATU Students – Rob Stevens and Hunter Bramlitt
In this Tech Talk we will discuss the role faculty can play in recognizing students who may be struggling with substance abuse and facilitating students connecting with resources. We will go over some results from a recent survey conducted by the ATU Alcohol and Other Drug Committee that looks at substance abuse habits within the Tech student population, as well as discuss warning signs for students who may be struggling with substance use. Participants will learn avenues both on and off campus for connecting students to resources that can help facilitate recovery from substance use.
Session 1 (9:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m2b01d928007293469991d6a668af6b66
Session 3 (10:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mf8bff777310404f3ff5e8d5556db235d
Digital Makerspaces at the ATU Library: mpl.atu.edu – Lowell Lybarger
The ATU Media Production Labs offer a wide array of resources for audio-visual content creation. Located on the second floor of the library, the facility is open to all students and faculty with bookings available online. This TechTalk presents the many services, equipment, and projects at each makerspace and explains why libraries are ideal for hosting maker-spaces. Learn more: mpl.atu.edu
Session 1 (9:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m6911b10f0d1e729c198ae38338d2cd1d
Session 3 (10:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=madf41aea9a400b6b9eb9fad036210c02
Tips for Keeping Track of Advising – Debra Murphy
The purpose of this session is to share some advising tips, tricks, and tools I have found to be beneficial when trying to keep track of student advising for registration. The information I will present has helped me to streamline my student advising and reduce the time necessary for most of my advisees.
Session 1 (9:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m99c2c1971a786245dfbfb874a42528d5
Session 3 (10:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mdab7d21e44367ab198042c2c83014660
The Ins and Outs of Faculty Sabbatical Requests - Newt Hilliard
Higher education has long used Faculty sabbaticals as a method of rejuvenation, reinvigoration and even redirection of faculty. These breaks from normal teaching & service duties can allow faculty to dedicate significant uninterrupted time to focus their efforts on professional development. In addition to covering the details of the paperwork and processes used at ATU, this session will also cover ideas on designing sabbatical requests. Since each discipline across campus is different, open discussion of what constitutes appropriate and reasonable requests for various disciplines is encouraged. In addition, issues that are likely to cause a request to not be approved will also be discussed.
Session 1 (9:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m04705180e07136a59302158e26c0a55d
Session 3 (10:45 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m3e879cdb4d2551b1e7bb9e7cd96c392d
10:15 am and 11:15 am - SEssions 2 and 4
Increasing Engagement Without Increasing Workload – Tara Malone
The panel will discuss various activities that increase both student learning/understanding and engagement (microcertification, social media assignments, etc). Each of the panelists have developed new approaches within their curriculum in the last two semesters that yielded positive results.
Session 2 (10:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=me5538858cce9ac628e2c880a7101b53d
Session 4 (11:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7f8b9e7e6bbb2baac4a452c6f42ce9e4
Jeopardy or Shark Tank? An Introduction to DOK – Bill Morelan
DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (Webb, 1997, 2006) is a popular tool to help teachers improve academic rigor. Yet according to Eric Francis (2017), DOK is “one of the most misinterpreted and misrepresented concepts in education.” Using easy- to-understand analogies, this session helps clarify what DOK is and is not. (Hint: It's not a wheel!) You'll learn how to effectively use DOK to increase instructional rigor at any level.
Session 2 (10:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=md0d1eaa0e120707030107edeec72135e
Session 4 (11:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=maff2e5ca34f3f777118e3a0e23c8bb58
Midpoint Course Adjustment for Boosting Student Performance – Suparna Chatterjee
Recognizing instruction delivery methods and course activities to achieve student learning outcomes based on student feedback is important for student success. Involving students in the decision-making process during the midpoint of a semester and making changes in course activities based on student feedback is critical for student success. One example of a midpoint course adjustment was the Hotspot Exercises. After implementing changes in the course students demonstrated better performance in the lecture tests, lecture quizzes, in-class activities, and discussions. There were also changes in student behavior because they felt heard, empowered, and found the classroom as a safe space to have conversations about their needs, priorities, and interests. Identifying student needs, utilizing student feedback, and making changes at the midpoint in the course demonstrate instructor commitment to student learning.
Session 2 (10:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mf257d83e3c50b24c5c5f3c110859db45
Session 4 (11:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m75024523e567e3299c965bc39d1fb6e7
Effective Mentoring of Undergraduate Research Students – Surya Jyoti Banerjee
Recruiting and mentoring undergraduate research students requires strategy and skill of the mentor for successful completion of the research project. Both the mentor and mentee can set research goal, clear expectation and work ethics to complete the project in timely manner. Eventually, that help the mentor to retain the students, progress in research, sustain his/her research program, and most importantly help building the career of the students. Thus, effective mentoring is important for the success of an entire program in a department. In this session, I will discuss some useful strategies and provide documents for effective mentoring of undergraduate research students.
Session 2 (10:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m177bbd62caf3669be3e7085dc19b95cd
Session 4 (11:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m04252225d4702bb28ebdd1e0c55f2bb8
Assessment Rubrics for Everyone! – Christine Austin and Amanda Gardner
Assessment is ever present in our lives as faculty. Why not make it as easy as possible? How to do that? Rubrics, and particularly self-tallying rubrics that give you immediate data for program assessment, as well as being immediately ready for analysis. The Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness has been working with General Education, Department of Art, and the Department of Computer Science to create Excel rubrics that make scoring for assessment easy. Let us help you too!
Session 2 (10:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m100caf3daa17b28a25f2f9575cce097b
Session 4 (11:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mf273f30145b7503f27443e722319d3a0
Showcase your Research with Online Research Commons – Charity Park
Promoting faculty and student research can benefit both current students and faculty and attract prospective students to the university. Find out what this university's institutional repository, Online Research Commons @ ATU (ORC), has to offer! This initiative represents the Library's commitment to the preservation, open access, and dissemination of faculty & student research at ATU. During the presentation, attendees will see the current collections highlighted in the ORC, learn how to submit their publications and creative works, and discover how they can use this tool to support student research and promote their degree programs.
Session 2 (10:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mde695633c51965c1cf78b1b33ac799c6
Session 4 (11:15 am): https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=md6ae9ad67a48b8fd34ef2c061ea5b44a