Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

2014 APRIL TEACHING & LEARNING FORUM

Friday April 4th, 2014

Spring Teaching & Learning Forum

9:00-10:00 RECOGNITION RECEPTION

(by invitation)

Location: Atwood Voyageurs South

Celebrating the work of the New Faculty, Faculty Learning Communities, Miller Scholars, Teaching & Learning Grant recipients and the CETL Advisory Committee.

 

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Participants of different CETL programs worked together to create a word cloud using key words from reflection discussions.

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10:30-11:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

TK20: Coming to a computer near you!

Miller Center 206

Facilitators: Holly Evers & Sampada Lehman

Tk20 is an online assessment database currently being used by several higher education institutions. Its primary function is to collect, aggregate, and report assessment data for the purposes of accreditation and program review at various levels. The impetus at SCSU for the purchase of Tk20 was the need to collect and manage assessment data, data analysis and reporting as part of the Higher Learning Commission’s Quality Initiative.

Enrollment Management

Atwood - Voyageurs South

Facilitators: David Robinson, Brent Donnay, & Jered Magsam

In this session, presenters shared an update on the enrollment forecast for the Fall Semester 2014 and the FYE (Full Year Equivalent) forecast for the 2014-15 fiscal year. A description of the methodology behind the forecasts was presented. Participants were able to ask questions and time was set aside for discussion.

1:00-2:15 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Panel of St. Cloud Area Middle and High School Students

Location: Atwood Voyageurs South

Attendees listened to a moderated panel of middle-school and high-school students from our community engage in a conversation about the impact of various technologies in their social, personal, and educational lives. Students estimated the total volume of technology use in which they engage and reflected upon the nature of that engagement. They discussed reasons for their engagement, the challenges they faced, what they got out of the various engagements, as well as their thoughts on issues with technology such as internet safety and cyber-bullying.

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Local middle and high school students explained how they use technology in various settings.

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1:00-2:15 CONCURRENT SESSION

Online Suicide Prevention Training

Miller Center 207

Facilitator: Nikki Jagodzinski

This session gave participants the opportunity to complete the interactive online suicide prevention training called Kognito At-Risk, offered by PACC (Promoting a Caring Community). Additionally, PACC shared a number of helpful web resources, video links and informational web sites that could be used for classroom learning about mental health and suicide prevention.

For more detailed concurrent session descriptions, click here.

2:30-4:30 HLC QUALITY INITIATIVE SESSION

SCSU’s HLC Quality Initiative – Update from the Steering Committee

Facilitators: Kristian Twombly, Lisa Foss, John Eggers

Location: Voyageurs

This session included a presentation with ample time for discussion on SCSU’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Quality Initiative titled: The development and implementation of institutional learning outcomes and a robust assessment program to measure success and inform continuous improvement. Presenters provided an overview of the HLC process, timeline for this initiative, processes, and planning and update the campus on the work currently occurring. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and shared comments.

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SPRING 2013 TEACHING AND LEARNING FORUM

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

8:30 – 9:00  Coffee and Conversation

9:00 – 10:15  Concurrent Sessions I

10:30 – 11:45  Keynote Presentation by Stephen Carroll

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch on your own.  Special Luncheon Celebration for New Faculty.

1:15 – 4:15 Keynote Workshop by Stephen Carroll (By registration only)

1:15 – 2:30  Concurrent Sessions II

KEYNOTE SPEAKER STEPHEN CARROLLSTEPHEN CARROLL

Stephen Carroll’s current projects focus on intersections of pedagogy, technology, assessment, writing, and learning. He recently served as the Director of Core Writing for SCU and as the faculty director for the Alpha Residential Learning Community. He is a co-director of the Professional Writing Program at Santa Clara University. He has developed and taught a number of experimental, cross-disciplinary pilot courses to explore new ways to enhance student learning. He moonlights as a science writer for the National Science Foundation, having completed two reports on their Undergraduate Research Centers/Collaboratives project. His strong background in information technology stems from many years in the corporate world, where he served as a computer operations manager, help desk manager and technical training manager. In addition to his work revamping the Student Assessment of their Learning Gains (SALG) instrument and website, Stephen is investigating using course-specific writing practices to enhance learning in the sciences. His recent publications focus on how to use assessment practices to drive innovation in teaching and learning and on leveraging existing technologies to enhance communication and accelerate learning, especially in undergraduate learning communities. His current research focuses on how metalearning and metacognition improve student learning.

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN CETL'S SPRING TEACHING & LEARNING FORUM!

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For PowerPoint presentations and other resources from our fabulous keynote presenter, Stephen Carroll,

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