Kristin Xiong

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Name: Kristin Xiong
Date registered: May 24, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Upcoming Events for January and February 2017 — January 18, 2017
  2. Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program — January 9, 2017
  3. Write@UNG — September 2, 2016
  4. Research-Based Teaching Series – Call for Proposals — August 31, 2016

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Jan 18

Upcoming Events for January and February 2017

To register for a workshop, please direct to the CTLL Registration Webpage. For questions, please email ctll@ung.edu.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Everyone Can Teach Writing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge | 107
Cumming | 262
Dahlonega | Hansford 312
Gainesville | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee | 581

Facilitated by Diana Edelman, Assistant Professor of English

Part of the Research-Based Teaching Series
Drs. Jim Shimkus and Anita Turlington will explain the relevance of the three constructs as high-impact teaching practices that help enhance student learning and development during their presentation. These practices are helpful not only for those college teachers who are focused on teaching writing, but teachers in any discipline who are interested in strategies to enhance student learning.

Register for the workshop here.

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Department Head Meeting

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Dahlonega Campus
Young Hall 115

Facilitated by Eugene Van Sickle, Associate Department Head of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy

The Department Head Reading Group meeting will focus on a discussion of Section 3. This meeting is invitation only.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
SoTL Meeting

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Cumming | 262
Dahlonega | Hansford 312
Gainesville | Dunlap-Mathis 137
Oconee | 108

Facilitated by Brad Bailey, SoTL Mentor

The topic for the meeting is Designing and Collecting Quantitative Data for Teaching and Learning. To prepare for the event please read Chapter 6 of Engaging in SoTL. This meeting is invitation only.

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Monday, January 30, 2017
Write@UNG: Copyrights for Authors

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | Hansford 312
Gainesville Campus | Dunlap-Mathis 137
Oconee Campus | Room 564

Few things are as opaque but vitally important than intellectual property—especially in the increasing digital age in which we live, teach, and write. The Framers of the Constitution granted Congress the ability to secure “for Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their Respective Writings and Discoveries.”

Terri Bell, Sr. Library Assistant/Copyright Compliance, will join us to consider what your need to know about intellectual property for your writing and what “Writings and Discoveries” mean for your field.

This workshop will be available via video teleconference on all five campuses.

Register for the workshop here.

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Monday, January 30, 2017
Strengths-Based Development for a Balanced Life

1:30-4:30 p.m.
Dahlonega Campus
Hoag Meeting Room ABC

Facilitated by Alyson Paul, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Staff and Faculty are invited to this workshop to improve knowledge and awareness of individual strengths as well as the strengths of others. Participants can take a StrengthsFinder assessment, which typically costs $10/participant. For the StrengthsFinder inventory, click on the following link:
https://www.strengthsquest.com/192614/purchase.aspx

Register for the workshop here.

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Monday, January 30, 2017
Green Zone Training

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Dahlonega Campus
Stewart 332

Facilitated by Christy Orr, Assistant Director for Student Life, Veteran & Adult Learner Program

In order for advisors, faculty, staff and peers to better serve this population of students, they all need to be aware of the potential challenges a service member, student veteran and their families might face when attending college. Modeled on the “Safe Zone” program, Green Zone is designed for faculty and staff to receive training about issues potentially facing active service members, student veterans and their families.

Register for the workshop here.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Effectively Responding to Student Writing

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge | Room 107
Cumming | Room 246
Dahlonega | Hansford 312
Gainesville | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee | Student Resource Center 564

Facilitated by Diana Edelman, Assistant Professor of English

Part of the Research-Based Teaching Series
Many in the English Department teach First Year Composition on a regular basis. But other faculty in other departments also teach “writing intensive courses.” Much research in composition theory has been devoted to developing ‘best practices’ for giving feedback to students in these types of courses. Our presentation will share principles for giving effective feedback. This workshop will be presented on all campuses via video teleconference from the Gainesville Campus.

Register for the workshop here.

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Green Zone Training

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Dahlonega Campus
Stewart 332

Facilitated by Christy Orr, Assistant Director for Student Life, Veteran & Adult Learner Program

In order for advisors, faculty, staff and peers to better serve this population of students, they all need to be aware of the potential challenges a service member, student veteran and their families might face when attending college. Modeled on the “Safe Zone” program, Green Zone is designed for faculty and staff to receive training about issues potentially facing active service members, student veterans and their families.

Register for the workshop here.

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Monday, February 13, 2017
Write@UNG: Writing and Revision

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge | Room 103
Cumming | Room 246
Dahlonega | Hansford 312
Gainesville | Dunlap-Mathis 137
Oconee | Classroom 308

Facilitated by Dr. Michael Rifenburg, Assistant Professor of English

When preparing a manuscript for publication, we are faced with at least two kinds of revision: inward and outward. In other words, some of our revision is spurred by our reader feedback. Attend this workshop and learn tips for working the cyclical relationship between writing and revision.

Register for the workshop here.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Creative Effective Learning Environments

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Cumming Campus | Classroom 161 | Facilitator Ann Marie Francis
Dahlonega Campus | Barnes 216 | Facilitator Rebecca Johnston
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 2204 | Facilitator Diana Edelman-Young
Oconee Campus | Classroom 312 | Facilitator Katherine Kipp

This session is offered as part of the New Faculty Institute (NFI) and Teaching Conversations (TC).
Faculty who successfully participate in NFI sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the NFI certificate.

All faculty are also invited to attend one or all of the workshops in the Teaching Conversations series. Participants who completes a reflective statement may qualify for the Teaching Conversations certificate.

Register for the workshop here.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Green Zone Training

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Dahlonega Campus
Stewart 332

Facilitated by Christy Orr, Assistant Director for Student Life, Veteran & Adult Learner Program

In order for advisors, faculty, staff and peers to better serve this population of students, they all need to be aware of the potential challenges a service member, student veteran and their families might face when attending college. Modeled on the “Safe Zone” program, Green Zone is designed for faculty and staff to receive training about issues potentially facing active service members, student veterans and their families.

Register for the workshop here.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Promotion and Tenure Overview of Policies and Procedures

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Gainesville Campus
Nesbitt 3201

Facilitated by Mary Carney and Irene Kokkala

CTLL will offer promotion and tenure workshops both as online webinars and face to face sessions on three campuses.

The rest of the schedule is listed below:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Dahlonega Campus | LTC 369 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017
Oconee | Admin 108 | 12:00-1:00 PM

Friday, April 21, 2017
Webinar | 12:00-1:00 PM (for more information on the webinar, please contact CTLL at ctll@ung.edu)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 3201 | 12:00-1:00 PM

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Dahlonega Campus | LTC 369 | 12:00-1:00 PM

Friday, July 14, 2017
Oconee | Admin 108 |12:00-1:00 PM

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Webinar | 12:00-1:00 PM (for more information on the webinar, please contact CTLL at ctll@ung.edu

Register for the workshop here.

Jan 09

Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program

Two faculty from the University of North Georgia (UNG) participated in the selective 2016-2017 cohort of the Governor’s Teaching Fellows (GTF) Program, a statewide initiative advancing instructional excellence in Georgia’s colleges and universities. Michallene McDaniel, Associate Professor of Sociology, is part of the 2016-2017 cohort, and David Smith, Associate Professor of Media Studies, completed the summer 2016 program.

“Although I have been in teaching for almost 20 years, I believe there is always something new to learn about this profession,” said McDaniel. “I view my participation in the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program as an opportunity to brush up on changes in technology that benefit teaching, and to become familiar with the latest findings on effective teaching methods that lead to better student learning.”

Established in 1995 by Zell Miller, governor of Georgia (1991-1999), GTF provides Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for in-depth study of research-based pedagogies. The program is offered through the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia (UGA). More than 75 different disciplines, professions, and teaching areas have been represented, and they have come from over 45 institutions statewide: large and small, public and private, everywhere from the northern mountains to the Florida state line and between the Atlantic coast and the Alabama border. To date, 32 Fellows have represented UNG in the GTF Program.

“I was introduced to new ideas and tools like Nearpod, which I found to be interesting and helpful. Throughout this semester during my Film Appreciation courses, I will be putting into practice the ideas I developed during GTF,” Smith said.

According to the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education’s website, a candidate’s selection is based upon “the basis of their teaching experience, their interest in continuing instructional and professional development, their ability to make positive impact on their own campus, and a strong commitment by their home institution.”

“I consider myself to be very fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in GTF this academic year, and lucky to work at an institution and for a department that supports professional development opportunities for educators,” said McDaniel.

Other recent UNG fellows in the program have been Rosaria Meek, Assistant Professor of Spanish; Laura Ng, Associate Profesor of English; and, Jennifer Graff, Associate Department Head and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts.

Applications for the UNG GTF 2017 Summer Symposia and 2017-2018 Academic Year Symposia is now open. For more information, please visit the CTLL GTF webpage.

Sep 02

Write@UNG

The Write@UNG is a new multifaceted faculty development program that stretches across five campuses and enriches scholarly productivity through a focus on research and writing skills. Workshops are facilitated by Dr. Michael Rifenburg, Department of English, CTLL Faculty Fellow for Scholarly Writing and sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership.

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To register, please here to view all the upcoming Write@UNG workshops.

Aug 31

Research-Based Teaching Series – Call for Proposals

Faculty and teaching staff are invited to submit a proposal for doing a presentation in the Research-Based Teaching Series (RBTS) Spring 2017 series.

RBTS is co-sponsored by the University of North Georgia Department of English and Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (CTLL). RBTS seeks to support the work of faculty from all disciplines, colleges, and campuses by offering faculty presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching and learning. These workshops not only provide information and resources for faculty seeking to enhance their own pedagogical practices, but also give faculty an opportunity to present their work to peers.

Presentations/workshops should be 45 minutes long, allow time for Q&A, and include the following:

  • the pedagogical principles upon which the classroom material and practices are based
  • information about the practical applications of these principles in your own classroom work/research
  • 3 – 5 scholarly sources that participants can consult for further research

As a partnering institution for the AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP), we encourage submissions that support the principles of this initative. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Essential learning outcomes such as creativity, teamwork, and problem solving
  • High-impact educational practices such as collaborative assignments, intensive writing, and service learning
  • Authenthic assessments such as faculty-validated rubrics
  • Students’ signature work such as internships, capstone sources, and community-based research

Benefits:

  • Counts as university-wide service on your vitae and faculty annual review
  • Prepares you to present at professional conferences
  • Provides groundwork and support for contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Creates mentoring and collaboration opportunities across campuses and disciplines

Submit the following:

  • Name, contact information, primary campus, and A/V requirements
  • Title, 300-word abstract, list of 3 – 5 sources in the citation style of your choice
  • Date(s) available (from the list below). You can choose more than one.
    • Wednesday, Januarary 18, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.
    • Monday, March 27, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.
    • Monday, April 24, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.

Deadline:

October 31, 2016 by 5 p.m. Selections will be made and participants contacted by January 9, 2017, the first day of spring classes.

Please email Diana Edelman-Young, Coordinator of RBTS at diana.edelman-young@ung.edu. Questions can also be addressed to this email. Please include subject line: RBTS CFP.