2017 SPRING SEMESTER SPECIAL EVENT AND WORKING LUNCH SERIES
GUEST SPEAKER DR. ERIC MAZUR
Educational Innovator, Dr. Eric Mazur, is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University. He is widely known for his work on Peer Instruction, an interactive teaching method aimed at engaging students in the classroom and beyond.
February 23, 2017 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Moulton Hall Ballroom - Kent Campus
Confessions of a converted lecturer
"I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material?" Join Dr. Mazur as he explains how he came to the conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. His teaching caused students to fail! He will show how he has adjusted his approach to teaching and how it has improved students' performance significantly.
WORKSHOPS WITH DR. MAZUR
February 24, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | Moulton Hall Ballroom - Kent Campus
Getting every student ready for every class
February 24, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 223 Smith Hall - Kent Campus
Designing good questions for in-class engagement
WORKING LUNCH SERIES
All sessions include a soup and salad lunch and are free. Please register for each event you wish to attend.
February 3, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 107/113 Science Technology - Tuscararwas Campus
What's the Big Flippin' Deal?
Flipped classrooms—what are they? How do they work? Do instructors have to record their lectures? Come bust the myths and explore the methods of flipped instruction in this hands-on workshop facilitated by LeighAnn Tomaswick, Center for Teaching and Learning and Bethany Simunich, Office of Continuing and Distance Education.
February 16, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Moulton Hall Ballroom - Kent Campus
The Power of Undergraduate Research: How to Engage Students Through Discovery
- What Strategies work in mentoring undergraduate students? What are the characteristics of a good mentor? How can students develop self-sufficiency in their research? What do students and mentors expect? Join Kelly Cichy (School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences) and a multidisciplinary panel of faculty mentors as they answer these questions and more about successfully engaging students in research.
March 8, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Moulton Hall Ballroom - Kent Campus
A conversation with Diversity Initiatives
Join Faculty Fellow, Joanne Dowdy, for a presentation featuring highlights of conversations with faculty and staff who have been involved in diversity initiatives for as long as 27 years, or as recently as 8 years, and will be used as a prompt for discussions about the recommendations that may help the university to move forward in its efforts to make Kent State University a "great place" to work.
March 14, 2017 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Moulton Hall Ballroom - Kent Campus
Who plagiarizes? How do we uncover plagiarism? What should we do about it (report punish, educate)?! John Staley (College of Public Health and Faculty Fellow in the Center for Teaching & Learning) will answer these questions as he leads a lively discussion intended to help faculty recognize, assess and address plagiarism.