Center Events

2017 Spring SEMESTER SPECIAL EVENT AND WORKING LUNCH SERIES

 

SPECIAL EVENT

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.  REGISTER HERE FOR: ERIC MAZUR

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

REGISTER HERE FOR: ERIC MAZUR

February 24, 2017 |  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  | 223 Smith Hall - Kent Campus

designing good questions for in-class engagement

REGISTER HERE FOR: ERIC MAZUR


WORKING LUNCH SERIES

 All sessions include a soup and salad lunch and are free.  Please register for each event you wish to attend.

​January 26, 2017  |  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  |  Moulton Hall Ballroom - Kent Campus

"Can You Read This? Can You Hear This?: What Faculty Need to Know About Accessibility"

Creating an accessible course ensures that all students are able to participate fully in their learning experience, whether that course is face-to-face or online. Join Julie Di Biasio from Student Accessibility Services (SAS), Jason Piatt from Student Accessibility Services (SAS), Dr. Laurie Wagner from the School of Health Sciences and Amanda Weyant from Kent State Stark in a workshop that will provide participants with hands-on guidance on how to make their courses accessible to students.  

REGISTER HERE FOR: Can You Read This?


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).

 REGISTER HERE FOR:  What's the Big Flippin' Deal? 


​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.  

REGISTER HERE FOR:  Engage Students Through Discovery


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.  

REGISTER HERE FOR: Diversity Initiatives


March 14, 2017 |  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  | Moulton Hall Ballroom - Kent Campus 

Demystifying plagiarism

  • 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.  

REGISTER HERE FOR:  Demystifying Plagiarism


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