Category Archive: Event

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.

Nov 13

UNG Faculty Academies for 2014

Faculty Academies

We invite faculty and teaching staff to apply for one or more of the UNG Faculty Academies.  These programs provide a sustained professional development opportunity and, when successfully completed, a certificate to mark this accomplishment. The three Academies for 2014 will focus on:

  1. Grant Writing
  2. High-Impact Educational Practices
  3. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

These academies run on the calendar year, beginning in January 2014.  Individuals and research teams are invited to apply. The Academies will involve a combination of workshops, online exchanges in D2L, and day-long retreats to explore topics in depth.

Application Deadline for GrantsMonday, December 2, 2013
Application Deadline for High-Impact Practices and for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Friday, December 6, 2013.
For applications and further information, please see the CTLL Web site.

Grants
This Academy will help participants identify targeted funding sources. They will be guided through a concept paper/proposal with support and feedback by peers and professional staff. The Grants Academy will result in a competitive concept paper or full proposal to support faculty participants’ projects. Prior grant experience is not a pre-requisite. All levels of experience are welcome.

High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs)
The HIP Academy will offer participants a shared community in which to study and implement research-based educational practices. This Academy will offer a methodical approach to re-visioning courses and assignments in order to implement and/or refine high-impact educational experiences in courses. We will offer enhanced focus on three practices in particular:

  1. Diversity/Global Learning
  2. Service-Learning
  3. Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

HIP Participants will

  • Gain community and support for implementing and/or refining high-impact practices (HIPs) through workshops and peer sharing
  • Examine and discuss the theoretical and applied features of particular high-impact practices
  • Participate in workshops, retreats, roundtables, and mentoring for deep learning on chosen high-impact practices and implementation of a HIP project
  • Implement backward course design to re-vision learning outcomes and the practices used to achieve these
  • Expand their knowledge of classroom assessment techniques (CAT)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
The SoTL Academy grows out of a Presidential Innovation Award and will offer participants a shared community and structured approach to learning about SoTL. Each person or team will develop or refine a research question on an instructional topic of her choosing.  The Academy will offer a guided process of identifying a theoretical frame, gathering evidence, analyzing findings, and preparing for presentation or publication.

SoTL participants will

  • Attend workshops, retreats, roundtables, and mentoring for deep learning on SoTL, implementation of a SoTL project, and dissemination of findings
  • Interact with SoTL scholars
  • Participate in SoTL faculty writing group
  • Learn more strategies for classroom assessment techniques (CAT)

The co-directors, Dr. Mary Carney and Dr. Laura Ng, wish to express their thanks for the Presidential Innovation Award that will partially fund this Academy.

For the HIP and SoTL Academies, please submit the online form and upload curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of interest. These Academies are limited to full-time faculty and teaching staff. Further information about the application requirement can be found at the CTLL site.  The application form for the Grants Academy can be found on the CTLL site.

 

Nov 07

Introduction: Federal Grant Writing Tips and Tricks Webinar

Get a personal introduction to federal grant writing with discussions that will focus on resources, tips & tricks for strong applications and proposal analysis from the grant maker’s perspective.  The content of the event will be developed based on the Research Interest Form completed by each participant prior to the session. This information will be used as examples during the discussion.

Presented by: The Georgia Digital Innovation Group

Facilitated by: Robin S. Lewis, CRA | Director, Office of Grants & Sponsored Projects |
Georgia College & State University
November 18, 2013
2:00 – 4:00 pm

CTLL will pay the $50 connection fee and offer viewing at these locations:

Cumming: University Center, Room 246
Dahlonega: Stewart Center, Room 260
Gainesville: Dunlap Mathis, Room 137
Oconee: Student Resource Center, Room 564

Please RSVP by Friday, November 8, 2013
If you are interested in signing up for the webinar above, please register here.  Or, send the name of the workshop and the campus on which you will attend to: rsvp.ctll@ung.edu.

Oct 29

Society for the Teaching of Psychology e-Conference: Teaching Competencies

Teaching Competencies

Society for the Teaching of Psychology e-Conference
Co-sponsored by the University of North Georgia’s Distance Education & Technology Integration
Friday, January 24, 2014
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology presents the 7th Annual Live e-Conference. The 2014 teaching conference will include topics such as (1) how do you know if you are a good teacher?; (2) how to elevate your teaching to standards of excellence; (3) a comprehensive operational definition of model teachers (4) evidence based practices for evaluating instructors; (5) student-centered syllabi design; (6) using and conducting SoTL in the classroom; and (7) how to align your teaching with APA guidelines.

Only Internet access is required to watch (and hear) the presenters; you will be able to test your connection before the conference. Registered participants will receive access instructions and passwords approximately one week prior to the broadcast. For additional information, contact Steven Lloyd (steven.lloyd@ung.edu) at 706-864-1445 or Enes Aganovic (enes.aganovic@ung.edu) at 706-867-3513.

e-Conference Program (all listed times are Eastern Standard Time)

9:30-9:45 am Logon to recheck your internet connection at your convenience
9:45-10:00 am Opening remarks: Welcome and Introductions

10:00-11:00 am Climbing the Teaching Hierarchy: Aspirational Benchmarks for Quality Teaching
Regan A. R. Gurung, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

11:00-12:00 pm Beyond Competency: Striving For Mastery In Your Teaching
William Buskist, Auburn University

12:00-12:30 pm An Introduction to the Characteristics of Model Psychology Teachers
Guy Boysen, McKendree University

12:30-1:00 pm Evidence Based Practices for Evaluating Instructors
Jared Keeley, Mississippi State University

1:00-1:30 pm It Starts With the Syllabus: A Primer for Constructing Student-Centered Syllabi
Aaron Richmond, Metropolitan State University of Denver

1:30-2:00 pm SoTL Knowledge in the Classroom: Applying and Creating Research
Janie Wilson, Georgia Southern University

2:00-2:30 pm Strategies for Addressing the Revised APA Guidelines for the Psychology Major
Michael Stoloff, James Madison University

2:30-2:45 pm Closing remarks: Acknowledgements

Thank you to the University of North Georgia’s Division of Distance Education and Technology Integration for producing and broadcasting the e-Conference. If you have technology-related questions, please contact Enes Aganovic (enes.aganovic@ung.edu; 706.867.3513) or Steven Lloyd (steven.lloyd@ung.edu; 706.864.1445).

Registration Fees

  • Individual Registration: $20
  • Institutional Registration: $50 (unlimited access for all faculty at an institution)

Registration Process

Register and pay for the conference

If needed, you may mail a check or purchase order payable to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, with a note specifying who the payment is for, to:

  • David Kreiner, STP Treasurer
    Department of Psychological Science, Lovinger 1111
    University of Central Missouri
    Warrensburg, MO 64093
    Email: kreiner@ucmo.edu

Oct 29

Approaches to Reducing Plagiarism and Fostering Academic Integrity Workshops

Approaches to Reducing Plagiarism and Fostering Academic Integrity Workshops

Learn about UNG policies, shared resources, and approaches to handling and reducing plagiarism in your classes. Faculty will have a chance to talk with Deans of Students or their representatives about Code of Conduct policies related to plagiarism and other academic infractions. Refreshments Served.

Approaches to Reducing Plagiarism and Fostering Academic Integrity
Friday, November 15, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Oconee Campus – Student Resource Center, Room 522
Facilitators: Michelle Brown, Assistant VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students; Angela Megaw, Oconee Head Librarian; Karen Redding, Assistant Professor of English, Faculty Fellow of Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership; Mary Carney, Director of Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Approaches to Reducing Plagiarism and Fostering Academic Integrity
Monday, November 18, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Gainesville Campus – Nesbitt, 3110 B
Facilitators: Tanya Bennett, Professor of English;  Cara Ray, Associate VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students; Rebecca Rose, Cumming Head Librarian; Mary Carney, Director of Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Approaches to Reducing Plagiarism and Fostering Academic Integrity
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Dahlonega Campus – Library Technology Center, Room 163
Facilitators: Tanya Bennett, Professor of English; David Marling, Assistant Dean of Students; Barbara Petersohn, Associate Professor of Library Science; Mary Carney, Director of Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership