DAY ONE: May 30

Welcome & Small Teaching Demo

9:00 – 9:30 am | Mitchell Hall

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Matthew Kinservik

Facilitator: Agnes Ly

A brief opening message and a Small Teaching demonstration.

Listening to Learners: Qualtrics Intro for Student Engagement I

11:15 – 12:15 pm | Gore Hall 218

Facilitator: Evelyn Stevens

How do we know how our students are progressing in our classes and how can we determine what factors most help or impeed their learning? Creating a simple survey in Qualtrics can quickly (and even anonymously) get you the feedback that you need in order to make high-impact changes in your courses. Once students know that we are listening, they have a lot to tell us about their learning!

Listening to International Students: Video Interviews

11:15 – 12:15 pm | Gore Hall 219

Faciliator: Julie Lopez

Ever wonder what international students think about your class? Come hear from them and their professors on what helps and hinders their learning and what makes them feel comfortable participating in class discussions and group projects.

Interactive Scenario-Based Learning in Online Courses

11:15 – 12:15 pm | Gore Hall 103

Facilitator: Aviva Heyn

Have you ever considered incorporating scenarios into your online courses? Interactive scenarios can be an engaging and effective way to practice and assess higher-order thinking skills. This session will provide examples, tips, and tools to create scenarios for online learning.


12:15 – 1:15 pm | Gore Rotunda

Sponsored by: The Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education

Lunch will be served in the Gore rotunda. Desserts and posters of previous grantees will be located on the second floor.

Getting Out of the Classroom: Designing Civic Engagement Courses

1:20 – 2:20 pm | Gore Hall 205

Facilitators: Sue Serra & Jules Bruck

Designing courses for civic engagement means taking students off of campus and through all of the unique sites in the Delaware region. At the end of this session, participants will have a plan for how to create their own civic engagement course that draws on the rich resources of our area.

Rubrics for Real-World Problems

1:20 – 2:20 pm | Gore Hall 208

Facilitators: Kathy Pusecker & Deborah Allen

Courses that ask students to model real-world skills lead to more engaged learners, but how can we be sure that our students are meeting the objectives that we set for them? Creating a rubric gives students the confidence to know what is expected of them and how they can succeed. Furthermore, faculty who provide a rubric report grading is easier and faster. Learn how to create rubrics that measure real-world skills such as effective communication, and integrative learning.

Listening to Learners: Qualtrics Intro for Student Engagement II

2:25 – 3:25 pm | Gore Hall 208 (changed from 218)

Facilitator: Kevin Guidry

In this session, we will explore some advanced Qualtrics features that can be used by faculty and departments to create surveys, solicit participation in surveys, and report survey results. We will address topics such as embedded data that can make surveys easier for participants to complete, e-mail campaigns that can be created to schedule survey invitations and reminder messages, and customized reports that can be shared as webpages or pdfs.

The First Year Seminar Curriculum- An Overview

2:25 – 3:25 pm | Gore Hall 219

Facilitators: Meghan Biery & Avron Abraham

If you are teaching any First Year Seminar (FYS) Course from UNIV 111 or a majors, you want to attend this course to learn more about the Faculty Senate expectations of all FYS courses, the new common learning outcomes, and the easy to use resources. Come with your questions.

Working Together: Tools for Student Collaboration

3:30 – 4:30 pm | Gore Hall 208

Facilitator: Sandy McVey

Group work can be faciliated very effiectively using Google products. If you’ve heard about Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Websites, but don’t understand how they can transform group assignments, this session is for you. Bring your laptop and prepare to complete the team challenges.

FYS Diversity Module

3:30 – 4:30 pm | Gore Hall 219

Facilitators: Rose Muravchick & Chanele Moore

All instructors teaching in the FYS and FYE courses are encouraged to attend this session which will review and discuss the diversity modules. Parcipants will practice engaging students on issues of diversity and discuss how this module can most benefit students in their courses.

Making Sense of the Summer Faculty Institute

3:30 – 4:30 pm | Gore Rotunda

Facilitator: Deborah Allen, Tobias Lemke, & Jacqueline Fajardo

This is an opportunity for graduate students and post docs to reflect on what they learned and observed throughout the day and how it can be applied to their lives as graduate students. Attendance is required to receive CIRTL credit for this institute.

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