Faculty Forum 2017
MORNING BAND (STUDENT UNION BUILDING SOLARIUM)
9:15 – 9:50 am: Coffee, continental breakfast, and conversation
STUDY HALL (MERIWETHER LEWIS HALL 100)
10:00 – 10:15 am: Welcome & Announcements, Dr. Lori Stinson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
10:15 – 10:45 am: General Education Framework, Mary Flores, Dean for Academic Programs
10:45 – 11:15 am: Assessment, Dr. Marlowe Daly-Galeano, Associate Professor of English; Dr. Kerensa Allison, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Jane Finan, Associate Professor of Biology
11:15 – 11:30 am: Student Summit
11:30 – 11:45 am: News & Updates
LUNCH (STUDENT UNION BUILDING SOLARIUM)
12:00 – 1:00 pm
ELECTIVES (VARIOUS ROOMS)
1:00 – 2:30 pm: Discipline-specific Sessions
Discipline: Economics (ECON)
Facilitator(s): Delta Heath-Simpson, Business Division Chair; Luther Maddy, Assistant Professor; Billy Lemus, Assistant Professor
Location: TJH 17
A discussion on best practices will be led by Luther Maddy. Luther will review activities which are included in our college classes and are designed to encourage greater student interaction and discussion. The activities emphasize incorporating relevant current events into course content. This session will allow all attendees to contribute and share with each other similar activities they have used to successfully integrate daily economic topics into coursework.
With the extensive use of video games, the introduction of their use into economic education could engage students and help them learn important economic concepts in a way that speaks to them. Billy Lemus will lead a discussion on the use of computer games in which students can use these activities to learn specific economic principles.
Discipline: First Year Composition (ENGL 101 & 102)
Facilitator(s): Gwen Sullivan, Director of LCSC Writing Center
Location: TJH 108
This session will focus on discipline-specific assessment plan and practices. The group will also address connecting high school to college writing issues, tips, and best practices.
Discipline: Humanities and Spanish (ART, ENGL 150, SPAN)
Facilitator(s): Marlowe Daly-Galeano, Assistant to the Chair and Assessment Coordinator; Julie Bezzerides, Assistant Professor of Spanish
Location: MLH 210
This session will address discipline-specific assessment plan and practices (including information about using “signature assignments”). Best practices in teaching (humanities and languages) will also be discussed.
Discipline: Mathematics (MATH, MTHPT)
Division: Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Business Technology & Service
Facilitator(s): Seth Long, Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Cathryn Kenyon, Math Instructor; Rebecca Snider, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Location: MLH 310
Golf Estimation Game -Participants will work in pairs to estimate answers to questions. This is a team based game where the lowest score wins. The participants will learn how to create a simple program using a numerical method to make the estimations.
Discipline: Political Science (POLS)
Division: Social Sciences
Facilitator(s): Leif Hoffmann, Associate Professor of Political Science; Gene Straughan, Professor of Justice Studies
Location: SGC 121
This session introduces teachers to in-class activities that can be used to teach fundamental concepts to students in introductory political science courses. The focus is on the United States political system. Examples of activities include creating a U.S. citizenship test, using food to illustrate the concept of federalism, and role playing Supreme Court justices hearing a civil rights case.
Discipline: Psychology (PSYC)
Division: Social Sciences
Facilitator(s): Rhett Diessner, Professor of Psychology
Location: ACW 133
This session offers content and case study methods to teach Dual Credit students’ knowledge of Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Reasoning, and Jonathan Haidt's critique of it, based on Haidt's alternative Social Intuitionist Theory. It also applies Howard Gardner's criteria for teaching beyond the knowledge level and on to the understanding level: students only understand a concept to the degree they can apply knowledge to a new situation -- a situation different than that practiced in class. The session also models integrating the humanities (visual art -- great paintings) with the scientific method.
Discipline: Science (BIOL, CHEM, FSCI, GEOL, NS, PHYS)
Division: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Facilitator(s): Nancy Johnston, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Location: SAC 229
Active Learning in Science -Dr. Nancy Johnston will lead an introduction to the use of POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) in General Chemistry (CHEM 111). Participants will act as students in this activity designed to illustrate the usefulness of POGIL to further student’s understanding of chemistry concepts.
Discipline: Web Design and Development (CITPT)
Division: Business Technology & Service
Facilitator(s): Casey Blamires, Assistant Professor of Web Design & Development
Location: SGC 125
Instructors will meet to discuss the current Dual Credit CITPT course offerings. The session will go into detail on curriculum alignment and offer opportunities to provide feedback on course set up, assignments, etc.