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April 11, 2014  |  Teaching Scholars Program (Center For Teaching and Learning)

OOPS...THE SCHOLARLY PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTING A BETTER LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

  • Most faculty use trial and error over a series of semesters to identify strategies that enhance student learning. This interactive session will feature faculty colleagues from the Teaching Scholars Program outlining how the development of a scholarly teaching project helped them to become more methodological, proactive, deliberative, and reflective in improving their classroom environments. The event will also include open table discussions with participants on the scholars’ current research which includes: examining ways to deepen online discussions and collaborations, improving student and instructor engagement both face-to-face and online, identifying ways to improve foreign language proficiency, and investigating strategies for purposeful mentoring in field experiences. To find out more about the Teaching Scholars Program or this special event, please visit the Center for Teaching and Learning Teaching Scholars' webpage.

 

November 6 and 7, 2014  |  Center for Teaching and Learning and University Teaching Council

KEN BAIN BUILDING THE BEST: TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND SYLLABI

  • On Thursday evening (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Ken Bain, author of “What the Best College Teacher’s Do,” will present an overview of his 15 year extensive study of the practices of nearly 100 college educators. Through both humorous and touching stories of students’ classroom discoveries his presentation will offer insight and inspiration for university professors at various stages in their professional career. 
  • On Friday morning (8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.), he will present a workshop on “The Promising Syllabus.” Based on his extensive study of highly successful college educators, Ken Bain has identify critical elements to the course syllabus. In this interactive event he will be working with faculty on how to build a syllabus that reflects these elements. Finally (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.), in his recent book, 'What the Best College Students Do,' he identifies key attitudes that distinguish the best college students from their peers. On Friday afternoon he will outline the critical ideas from this text which includes some of the key research on learning and motivation as well as interviews conducted with highly successful people from a variety of fields.
  • Additional resources that outline best practices associated with teaching and learning can be found from our recent How to Build a Better Student events. 
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March 14, 2014  |  Center for Teaching and Learning

BUILD A BETTER STUDENT

  • John Dunlosky, Professor of Psychology and Director of Experimental Training, Katherine Rawson, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Christopher Was, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology have examined the effectiveness of specific learning strategies that are commonly used by students. During the upcoming October event John Dunlosky and Chris Was, will be discussing this research as well as examining specific course structures that will allow faculty to “Build a Better Student” in their classes. Katherine Rawson will be leading a similar discussion during the spring semester. Register now. Space is limited.  Join us as John Dunlosky (Fall Learning Institute), Professor of Psychology and Director of Experimental Training, Christopher Was (Fall Learning Institute), Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, and Katherine Rawson (Spring Learning institute), Associate Professor of Psychology suggest strategies for building a better student and a stronger university.
  • Watch a short intro: http://bit.ly/KSUKen
    • If you need these materials in an accessible format more immediately, please contact the center at ctl@kent.edu or 330-672-2992
  • Resources for both the Spring 2014 and Fall 2013 events are available (log in with your KSU User ID and password)

 

October 18, 2013  |  Center for Teaching and Learning

LUNCH & LEARN: USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NETWORKING YOUR SCHOLARSHIP

  • In this session Dr. Tara Smith will provide an overview of different social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc.), give examples of how each can be used to find online peer/mentors, and finally discuss how social media can be used to publicize your work to open doors for grants, publications, etc. This interactive session will utilize personal examples and provide participants with ideas on how to get started. Bring your lunch and find out how to use social media to promote your work.
  • Watch the recorded presentation: http://bit.ly/2013LL01Rec
    • If you need these materials in an accessible format more immediately, please contact the center at ctl@kent.edu or 330-672-2992

 

October 11, 2013  |  Center for Teaching and Learning

FALL 2013 LEARNING INSTITUTE

  • John Dunlosky, Professor of Psychology and Director of Experimental Training, Katherine Rawson, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Christopher Was, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology have examined the effectiveness of specific learning strategies that are commonly used by students. During the upcoming October event John Dunlosky and Chris Was, will be discussing this research as well as examining specific course structures that will allow faculty to “Build a Better Student” in their classes. Katherine Rawson will be leading a similar discussion during the spring semester. Register now. Space is limited.  Join us as John Dunlosky (Fall Learning Institute), Professor of Psychology and Director of Experimental Training, Christopher Was (Fall Learning Institute), Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, and Katherine Rawson (Spring Learning institute), Associate Professor of Psychology suggest strategies for building a better student and a stronger university.
  • Watch a short intro: http://bit.ly/KSUKen
    • If you need these materials in an accessible format more immediately, please contact the center at ctl@kent.edu or 330-672-2992
  • Resources for this event are available for your viewing here.

 

October 8, 2013  |  Office of Continuing and Distance Education and Center for Teaching and Learning

HOW THE BRAIN LEARNS: IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING (WEBINAR)

  • The Office of Continuing and Distance Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning host the How the Brain Learns: Implications for Teaching and Learning.
  • Additional information: http://tinyurl.com/ofv8vcv

 

Fall 2013 LILLY CONFERENCE - EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING

For 33 years, the Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This interdisciplinary teaching conference includes faculty, administrators, and graduate students from across the United States and abroad. Participants are given the opportunity to exchange ideas, build a repertoire of skills that can be put to immediate use, and to network with colleagues.

The conference theme is “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning.” The conference offers three full days of dynamic programming with a wide variety of presentations: workshops, concurrent sessions, 20-minute discussions, plenary addresses, and a poster session. Presentations were selected through a blind peer-review process.

LEARN MORE ABOUT EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING

 

Summer 2013  |  Center for Teaching and Learning

Summer Fulbright Scholars Program

  • Each year, a group of selected Fulbright Scholars visit Kent State University. The scholars attend various presentations by various departments in relation to the classroom, technology, and teaching. View the presentation resources here.
    • If you need these materials in an accessible format more immediately, please contact the center at ctl@kent.edu or 330-672-2992

 

February 17, 2012  |  Center for Teaching and Learning

SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

Kathleen McKinney - February 2012

Bio: Dr. Kathleen McKinney received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, she is Professor of Sociology and the Cross Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at Illinois State University. McKinney is a social psychologist with interests in relationships and college teaching/SoTL. She has been involved in the SoTL movement for more than a decade, including with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning and service as a founding member of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL). McKinney served three years as editor of Teaching Sociology. She published Enhancing Learning through the Scholarship of teaching and Learning: The Challenges and Joys of Juggling (Jossey-Bass, 2007). Her current project is an edited book titled Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in and across the Disciplines (IU Press, 2012).

On Friday, February 17th, 2012. Dr. Kathleen McKinney, Cross Endowed Chair at Illinois State University, raised expectations of SoTL and helped faculty members and administrators find mutual benefit for student learning outcomes and demonstrated contributions to the academy. The title, “Improving the Culture of Teaching and Learning Through Scholarship” reminded each of us and our colleagues to look at learning environments, teaching styles, and even technology used to enhance the learning of our students. She also helped connect this work to our strategic initiatives and helped us demonstrate the value of teaching in the life of the student and for the University in meeting our mission and living our philosophy.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

 

PAST LEARNING INSTITUTES

2013 May Learning Institute
A Mirror to the Mind: Metacognitive Practices to Help Students Learn How They Learn
  • Commonly described as "thinking about thinking," metacognition is the basis for "self-regulated learning," reflections, and other activities that help students plan, monitor, and evaluate their own learning. By teaching students to learn how they learn, we're engendering a continuously valuable and renewable skill that will help them to succeed in class, in their career, and throughout their lives! To explore this, please join us for our next Learning Institute: A Mirror to the Mind. Take part in discussions, discover case studies, and see LSU's Dr. Saundra McGuire speak on this fascinating subject.

LEARN MORE ABOUT METACOGNITIVE PRACTICES

Team Based Learning

Team-Based Learning is a strategy to help you hold individuals accountable and to develop the extraordinary capabilities of the team. Using a sequence of activities to reach new learning outcomes, Team-Based Learning engages students and allows them to apply their knowledge in an effective and efficient manner.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TEAM BASED LEARNING

Decoding the Disciplines

Have you ever noticed that students seem to get stuck at certain points in your class? The decoding the disciplines process, developed at Indiana University, is designed to help faculty identify those “sticking” points and design ways to assist students through these “bottlenecks”. On Thursday February 17 and Friday February 18, 2011, we were fortunate to have several members of this group join us for a series of university conversations and workshops on this process. Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for this two day exploration of student learning through scholarly teaching and decoding the disciplines.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DECODING THE DISCIPLINES

Ken Bain - February 2010

University faculty and staff met up with one another to enjoy the evening with Ken Bain. They were all engaged as he discussed his book, What the Best College Teachers Do. He discussed his research and findings on the best college teachers and how they are good at teaching.

LEARN MORE FROM KEN BAIN

Marcia Baxter Magolda - October 2009

Marcia Baxter Magolda's keynote presentation and interactive workshop on October October 15th, 2009 and October 16th 2009 was very well attended. University colleagues got together to spend an evening with Marcia Baxter Magolda. They were engaged in considering implications of findings from her longitudinal (22-year) study of student learning and development.

University colleagues got together to spend an evening with Marcia Baxter Magolda. They were engaged in considering implications of findings from her longitudinal (22-year) study of student learning and development. Engaged learning, she finds, requires transformative learning at all levels of the academy.

LEARN MORE FROM MARCIA BAXTER

 

UNIVERSITY/CENTER RELATED


NBC Learn Higher Ed

Faculty, Students, and Staff can utilize the NBC Learn content in a number of ways:

  • Faculty can include specific videos or categories of videos in their Blackboard Learn courses for students to utilize in Discussion boards, Assignments, Assessments, and in the course Content areas.
  • Faculty, Students, and Staff can browse the NBC Learn videos while on campus without signing in. 
  • All Kent State community members with an @kent.edu email address can Register on NBC Learn for an account that allows them to save and organize playlists. Users can easily modify and share playlists with others who have access to NBC Learn.
Learn More about NBC Learn HIGHER ED

 

Learning Outcomes

Here, you will find a series of short videos designed to provide a very brief overview of the process associated with learning outcomes. You are encouraged to download the supportive materials prior to watching the videos.

Watch the Learning Outcomes
  • If you need these materials in an accessible format more immediately, please contact the center at ctl@kent.edu or 330-672-2992

 

D, F, AND WITHDRAWAL

In November 2012, the University Retention Committee was charged by Dr. Todd Diacon, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, to analyze the academic and social climate in order to facilitate the retention and graduation of undergraduate students attending Kent State University. Nationally, a major challenge to student persistence and eventual graduation occurs when a grade of D or F is earned or when a student withdraws from a course necessary for graduation (Adelman, 2006; Horn, 2002). This finding also holds true at our university. Information to be announced.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE D, F, AND W INITIATIVE

 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Kent State University has made available an Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The membership with NCFDD offers a faculty success program that provides mentoring amongst peers across a variety of disciplines and from a variety of universities. The programs are inclusive of research development – with leadership coaches – exactly what all junior faculty, and many faculty are looking for as they plan for promotion and tenure.

The NCFDD institutional membership offers:

  • A subscription to the NCFDD monthly newsletter
  • Access to NCFDD recommended resources and referral network
  • The weekly Monday Motivator newsletter
  • Access to monthly tele-workshops (one per month) facilitated by Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore
  • Access to NCFDD private network forum
  • The option to be matched each month with an accountability buddy and access to NCFDD moderated monthly writing challenges

To participate in the institutional membership, please contact Diane Matasek at dmatasek@kent.edu or by phone at 330-672-8540 with your name and email address. You will receive a welcome letter from NCFDD with instructions to activate your individual account.

Past Events

Active Learning Document