Is AU “Juicy”? - Peer Aggression and Bullying on Campus
Marilyn Goldhammer (CAS-SETH)
This workshop will provide an overview of how peer aggression impacts students’ social/emotional and academic life on campus. Participants will explore ways to create a “pro-social” environment within dorms, classrooms and campus organizations.
Five Easy Things: Technology to Increase Interactivity
Nicole Melander (KSB)
Five easy things you can do now to use technology to enhance teaching and learning. Professor Melander will demonstrate using Skype, polls, blogs, and more to make your classes more interactive and to deepen student engagement.
Introduction to Blackboard
Learn how to upload a syllabus, post an announcement, request e-reserves, send out a group email, and use other basic features of Bb.
Reboot Your Brain: Integrating Deep Breathing and Mindfulness in the Classroom
Sue Marcum (KSB), Deborah Norris (CAS-SETH; Exec. Dir., Science for Health and Energy, Inc.), Richard Brady (Consultant, Minding Your Life), and Steven Emmanuel (Virginia Wesleyan, Batten Professor of Philosophy)
Current research shows that mindfulness practice enhances learning and attention. Join us for a mindful experience and learn how members of this panel have integrated mindfulness into their classrooms to enhance
Security for Using Restricted-Use Data in Research
Mary Eschelbach Hansen (CAS-ECON), Maria Ivancin (SOC), and Alison Jacknowitz (SPA)
Restricted-use data include information that must be secured to protect the privacy of the people observed in the data set. Learn about a faculty initiative for improving campus resources for obtaining and using restricted-use data in your work and in your students’ work.
Show Me the Money! -- Strategies for Effective Grant Writing
Sarah Irvine Belson (CAS-SETH), Pat Aufderheide (SOC), and Doug Fox (CAS-CHEM)
This session will provide insights from three faculty members on the behind-the-scenes process of finding external funding for your magnificent ideas! These include developing your proposal, networking with program officers, essential components of a grant proposal package, and what to do if your proposal is denied: don’t give up!
Teaching Classes Students Don’t Want to Take
Michael Keynes (CAS-MATH), John Hyman (CAS-LIT; Dir., College Writing Program), and Chris Tudge (CAS-BIO)
In the lingua franca of students, “required course” might translate as: “Why do I have to take this?”, “How am I ever going to use this?”, or “Is there any way to waive this?” In this workshop, the panelists will discuss ways to anticipate, address – perhaps even exploit – this challenging point of view.
Teaching Writing in the Disciplines: What We Value and How to Teach It
Lacey Wootton-Don (CAS-LIT), Kelly Joyner (CAS-LIT), Rose Ann Robertson (SOC), Teresa Larkin (CAS-PHYS), Bonnie Auslander (KSB), and Lyn Stallings (CAS-MATH)
In this session, a multidisciplinary panel of faculty members talks about how they teach writing. Participants will get a clearer picture of how writing is taught across the university in the disciplines as well as specific best practices for incorporating writing and writing assignments in their own courses and disciplines.
Textbook Horror $torie$: Can We Give Students a Break on Price$?
W. Joseph Campbell (SOC), Seth Cutter (Student Government President), Amanda Fulton (Student Government Chief of Staff), and a Campus Bookstore Representative
How can faculty help manage the ever-rising, often-exorbitant textbook prices that students confront? How much do AU students pay for course texts? The panel will explore those and related questions , and consider the required textbook from faculty, student, and Campus Store perspectives.