Walker Center Fall 2018 Seminars

To see more information on our upcoming seminars, click a seminar title. Listed under each title, you will find a description of the seminar, the dates and times when it will be offered, the instructor(s) who will be leading the seminar, and any additional information. Each seminar is 1 hour in length.

To register for a seminar, after viewing the description and availability, click the button associated with your preferred date and time.

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Analysis of the culture of speed in the academy and ways of alleviating stress while improving teaching, research, and collegiality. Receive the book at the first meeting.

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Dr. David Pleins

You may have heard the term "accessibility" but you're not sure what it means.  This seminar will provide an overview of accessibility, efforts at UTC to increase accessibility, and what you can do to help make UTC accessible to everyone.  We will also review UTC Learn’s accessibility tool, Ally.

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Aisha McGriff



Since 2012, the Beyond the Classroom Experiential Learning Designation has been added to over 100 classes here at UTC. This designation serves as a ready identifier of Experiential Learning for students who are seeking to become Think Achieve Graduates. The repository of these classes, available for viewing at http://www.utc.edu/think-achieve/beyond/courses.php, also serves faculty, staff, and administration who want to see where Experiential Learning is happening in various parts of campus. Not surprisingly, the list is not complete, and therefore we need you! Participants can come and share some aspect of their own or other work from the University and learn the process by which this work might be designated, including connection to Critical Thinking Learning Outcomes, integrating reflection, and examples from the currently designated list. The deadline for Spring 2019 designation applications is October 1.

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Bengt Carlson

  

Come try a cool note-taking tool called Google Keep. Please have your MocsMail created before we meet so you can access Google apps. If you don't have it already activated, call x4000. 

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Mary Marr

Are you interested in learning about new ways to engage your students? In this seminar participants will learn about high impact practices, some ideas about how to implement them in their courses, and possible sources of campus funding for developing high-impact practices.  Participants will have an opportunity to brainstorm ways they can implement high-impact practices into their courses.  

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Aisha McGriff

Learn the basics of Google Sites and create your own ePortfolio. Once you learn how to do it yourself, you will be eager to show students how to start one!

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Mary Marr

    

Lets discuss how we can engage students with interactive teaching using technology solutions in the classroom, or online. Some of the solutions we will examine include SoftChalk, Camtasia, Zoom, and Arc. We will also discuss other ideas that you may have for creating interactive content and engaging your students.

This is an online seminar that will meet via Zoom Video Conference. 

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Troy Carroll



Let's try some sample Mid Term Survey questions, deploy a sample Mid Term survey to your course, and look at simple ways to help your students make the most of the second half of the semester!

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Mary Marr

Why Faculty Should Attend: When working with college students it can be difficult to ascertain if classroom and comportment behaviors stem from mental health issues. In this brief workshop, we will discuss the major mental illnesses that college students experience, how to identify behaviors that may be indicators of mental illness,  and how you can intervene to help your students.

Mental Health First Aiders are…Teachers, first responders and veterans. They’re neighbors, parents and friends. They’re people in recovery, and those supporting a family member. They’re First Ladies and Mayors. Mental Health First Aiders are anyone who wants to make their community healthier, happier and safer for all.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID MATTERS. Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack—we’d start CPR, or at the very least, call 9-1-1. But too few of us would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack or if we were concerned that a friend or co-worker might be showing signs of alcoholism.

Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder.

The Walker Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to host this training with the UTC Counselor Education Program.
 

Want to instantly engage every student in your classroom with technology that you’re already using? How about engaging every student in critical thinking? In this session, learn how Plickers will allow you to capture real-time formative assessment data and transform your classroom into a memorable learning community.

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Scott Seagle

This is an on-going series of presentations by recently published faculty speaking on their process and ultimate success in publishing scholarly works.  Visit the Published! Seminar page to see the full list of offerings for 2018-19.

"Smart Mobility: Connecting Everyone"
Dr. Mina Sartipi, CECS
October 11th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Publishing in the Academy-Personal Perspectives"
Dr. Joseph Kizza, CECS
November 15th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

This session will feature practical information and a step-by-step guide to prepare your online course for QM certification. At the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped to prepare their course for QM certification. (Cookies will be provided)

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Scott Seagle

The session will go through some of the pros and cons of various forms of testing.  In addition, best practices for creating tests and test questions will be explored.  Participants will have an opportunity to write sample test questions based on the best practices discussed.  

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Aisha McGriff

UTC Learn's Rubrics are a way to help students focus their efforts, produce higher quality work, and lessen their anxiety. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to create and deploy a rubric in UTC Learn based on best practices.

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Scott Seagle

    

If you currently use tools like Skype and FaceTime for your teaching and learning needs, you’ll want to learn more about Zoom. Zoom enables users to have an interactive, high-quality video and audio conference from laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Join us to learn more about Zoom, and how it can assist you in teaching and learning, administration, and research collaboration.

This will be an online seminar using a Zoom meeting.

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Troy Carroll