Walker Center Spring 2019 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.

If you would like to request a seminar topic that is not listed below, click here: Request a seminar

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

This year’s Instructional Excellence will feature Dr. Todd Zakrajsek as guest speaker. This book club selection features a book he co-authored and which is part of the Excellent Teacher series.  Please register for each session individually.

 

This book presents up-to-date research on the different types of lecture, on what constitutes effective lecturing, and on the impact of lecturing when done appropriately and well. It fills the void in professional development resources on how to lecture, validating the practice when it’s aligned with the educational mission of creating engaged learning environments.

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Mary Marr

Come join Walker Center Faculty Fellow and UTC Senior Lecturer Mike Jaynes for a book club discussion of Tara Westover’s Educated: A Memoir.  

Book Club Meeting Dates:

March 1:  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
March 22:  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

Join Mike Jaynes on Fridays in March this semester to read and discuss the book through the lens of what education is, and what it isn’t.

 

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Dr. Mike Jaynes

Originally published in 1994, Teaching to Transgress has been an influential and critical resource for new and seasoned teachers developing their pedagogical practice.  On the 25th anniversary of this important work, we will revisit hooks’ assertions regarding the transformative nature of teaching and explore whether or not the information in the book still resonates in the current moment.  We will also explore how hooks’ work can be adapted for use in the modern classroom.  A copy of the book will be provided at the first meeting courtesy of the Honors College.

 

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Aisha McGriff

 

This one-hour session is for everyone interested in getting started using Canvas.  Join us for a hands-on session to learn about UTC’s new learning management system.  In addition to learning information about navigating the system and the basics for building a course, you will leave with tips and tricks to help you make a smooth transition to Canvas. This session  is a prerequisite for all other training sessions. 

These sessions will fill quickly.  As the sessions fill, the date will be removed from the registration form.

This session will focus on creating online assignments in Canvas using the assignment tool.  During this session, we will focus on adding assignments, discussing assignment groups and purpose for the groups, grading assignments with Speedgrader and rubrics, and creating group assignments.

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Kim McCroskey

This session is a must for those who create online assignments or post grades for students in the learning management system.  During this session, we will focus on the Canvas grading tool features such as creating and managing assignment groups, creating new grade columns, managing your total points, creating weighted totals, and much more.

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Kim McCroskey

Come join us to learn how to use the Canvas quizzes tool.  During this session you will experience creating online quizzes, creating/modifying questions, using question pools, adding rubrics, and much more. 

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Kim McCroskey

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

In this hands-on workshop, you will create and deploy a web-based survey using QuestionPro. Basic question construction (single and multiple response questions, grid/matrix tables for Likert questions, text questions) will be covered as well as how to add in Display and Skip Logic. An overview of the reporting tools and how to export data will also be presented. Bring your laptop or tablet to participate in the hands-on portion.  

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Dawn Ford

    

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.

 

Dr. Rebecca Jones, The Graduate School, English Department
“Ecological Ethos: On Feminist Collaborative Writing”
Register: Wednesday, February 13, 4:00 pm
 

Dr. Gretchen Potts, College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies, Integrated Studies
with Emily Thompson, MSI, Director, Studio, UTC Library
“When a great idea just happens: Writing up and publishing the accidental research project”
Register:  Wednesday, March 6, 3:00 pm
 

Dr. Lisa Burke-Smalley, College of Business, Department of Management
"Learning in Higher Ed: Improving Engagement across Stakeholders”
Register:  Wednesday, March 20, 4:00 pm

Trauma-informed teaching is a pedagogical process that has been used in K-12 to address the needs of students who have experienced trauma.  However, the effects of trauma on cognitive and emotional development do not disappear when the students enter college.  In addition, it is not uncommon for college students to currently be experience trauma.  In this seminar, you will learn about the effects of trauma, techniques that can be used to account for those who have or are currently experiencing trauma, and campus and community resources that can be of assistance.  

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Aisha McGriff

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



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

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