Tag Archives: Teaching and Learning

Designing and Coordinating “Study Away”

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
12 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 3202

Ever imagined how your instruction could be enriched by taking students to explore a particular site or location? While study abroad benefits are commonly appreciated, “study away” is less familiar territory. Join us for discussion of study away as a high impact practice and insight about how to make yours a success.

A LEAP UNG initiative in partnership with the UNG Honors Program and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership.

To register for workshops, please fill out our Workshop Registration form or email rsvp.ctll@ung.edu.

Research-Based Teaching Series: Cooperative Discussions for Critical Thinking

Workshops offered at the following locations: Blue Ridge Campus 107, Dahlonega Campus Hansford Hall 312, Gainesville Campus Nesbitt 5105, and Oconee Campus in SRC 564
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cooperative Discussions for Critical Thinking
Led by Danielle Hartsfield, Assistant Professor of Literacy and Elementary Education

Sometimes students in small group discussions don’t generate the kind of deep, critical thinking that instructors desire. This workshop will teach participants how to scaffold text-based small group discussions to promote critical thinking and student engagement with texts in face-to-face and online settings (including D2L).

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | Hansford 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564

Teaching Conversations- February Meeting

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of campus faculty for discussion on teaching and learning in the college classroom

Please note that the Gainesville session is scheduled for February 23, 2017.

Cumming Campus | Classroom 161, led by Jennifer Williford
Dahlonega Campus | Barnes Hall 216, led by Rebecca Johnston
Oconee Campus | Student Resource Center 532, led by Katherine Kipp

Register here.

For more details about topics, see the CTLL Teaching Conversation Series webpage.

Workshop: Do you use UNG Libraries Course Reserves?


Do you use UNG Libraries Course Reserves?

Facilitated by Terri Bell, Library Specialist III – Copyright Officer

 UNG Libraries want to get the word out – we will be rolling out a new course reserves policy and procedures to be fully in place in the fall! This workshop introduces the new policy and one of our great database tools, EBSCO Curriculum Builder, which facilitates uploading reading lists to D2L. This workshop provides information on how to make content available to your students while being copyright compliant.  If you use course reserves or would like more information about Curriculum Builder, this workshop is for you.

Click here to register.

This workshop will be held on the following dates. Today’s workshop is in red.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Dahlonega | Dunlap 211A | 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Friday, February 9, 2018 | Gainesville | Nesbitt 3203 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Monday, February 12, 2018 |Go To Meeting Webinar |12:00-1:00 p.m.

For webinar log in information, please contact CTLL at ctll@ung.edu

Please feel free to send any copyright questions for discussion to Terri Bell at
Terri.Bell@ung.edu in advance of the workshop.

Copyright, Images, and Educational Use Part II

Copyright, Images, and Educational Use Part II

Facilitated by Terri Bell, Library Specialist III – Copyright Officer

This workshop builds on the information provided in Part I with a focus on exploring examples of discipline-specific (math, art, and music) Fair Use analysis and scenarios. The goal of this workshop is to encourage and empower our UNG community in the use of the Fair Use limitation, as applicable, for educational use.

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This workshop will be held on the following dates. Today’s workshop is in red.

Friday, January 19, 2018 |Dahlonega Campus | Dunlap 211A | 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 3203 | 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Friday, January 26, 2018 | Go To Meeting Webinar | 12:00-1:00 p.m. (For webinar log in information, please contact CTLL at ctll@ung.edu)

Please feel free to send any copyright questions for discussion to Terri Bell at
Terri.Bell@ung.edu in advance of the workshop.

Click here to register.

Teaching Conversations- November Meeting

Teaching Conversations, Cumming Campus Facilitator: Jennifer Williford, Gainesville Campus Facilitator: Diana Edelman, Dahlonega Campus Facilitator: Rebecca Johnston, Oconee Campus Facilitator: Katherine Kipp

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of campus faculty for discussion on teaching and learning in the college classroom

Cumming Campus | Classroom 161, led by Jennifer Williford
Dahlonega Campus | Barnes Hall 216, led by Rebecca Johnston
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 3203, led by Diana Edelman
Oconee Campus | Student Resource Center 532, led by Katherine Kipp

Register here.

For more details about topics, see the CTLL Teaching Conversation Series webpage.

Research-Based Teaching Series: Digital Natives Lost in the Forest of Google

Digital Natives workshop for faculty offered at these locations: Blue Ridge 107, Dahlonega, Hansford 312, Gainesville, Nesbitt 5105, and Oconee SRC 564Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Digital Natives Lost in the Forest of Google
Led by Austina Jordan, Associate Professor of Library Science/Collection Management Librarian

There is no shortage of information in the world. Fake news abounds or so we are told. If you google “Fake News” you get 164,000,000 hits. If you search that same term in Galileo you get 465,331 results. What’s the difference? Why does it matter? Research is an integral part of the academic journey. Teachers design research based assignments with numerous objectives in mind. This session will help professors understand how students actually research, how they understand research assignments and what they do for help in the process.

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | Hansford 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564

Teaching Conversations- October Meeting

 

Teaching Conversations, Cumming Campus Facilitator: Jennifer Williford, Gainesville Campus Facilitator: Diana Edelman, Dahlonega Campus Facilitator: Rebecca Johnston, Oconee Campus Facilitator: Katherine KippWednesday, October 18, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of campus faculty for discussion on teaching and learning in the college classroom

Cumming Campus | Classroom 161,  led by Jennifer Williford
Dahlonega Campus | Barnes Hall 216, led by Rebecca Johnston
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 3203, led by Diana Edelman
Oconee Campus | Student Resource Center 532, led by Katherine Kipp

Register here.

For more details about topics, see the CTLL Teaching Conversation Series webpage.

Teaching Conversations- September Meeting

 

Teaching Conversations, Cumming Campus Facilitator: Jennifer Williford, Gainesville Campus Facilitator: Diana Edelman, Dahlonega Campus Facilitator: Rebecca Johnston, Oconee Campus Facilitator: Katherine KippWednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of campus faculty for discussion on teaching and learning in the college classroom

Cumming Campus | Classroom 162, led by Jennifer Williford
Dahlonega Campus | Barnes Hall 216, led by Rebecca Johnston
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 3203, led by Diana Edelman
Oconee Campus | Student Resource Center 532, led by Katherine Kipp

Register here.

For more details about topics, see the CTLL Teaching Conversation Series webpage.

Research-Based Teaching Series- Smoothing the Transition: Helping Your Freshmen Adjust to College Work

Smoothing the Transition Workshop for faculty offered on Blue Ridge 107, Cumming Campus 262, Dahlonega Hansford HAll 312, Gainesville Campus Nesbitt 5105, and Oconee Campus in SRC 561Led by Steve Pearson, Assistant Professor of English

Monday, September 11, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This workshop will present retention issues that can be addressed early in students’ coursework and will ask faculty to brainstorm solutions. Obstacles with research, not understanding expectations, retention problems, and students’ backgrounds are all difficulties that students face. Because of all of these issues can be addressed, and hopefully prevented, by faculty, this presentation will ask faculty to consider ways that we can address them in first-year courses.

 

 

 

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | Hansford 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564

Register here.

Faculty Academy on High-Impact Educational Practices Application Deadline

Please submit the Faculty Academies online application.

UNG Faculty are invited to apply for the fifth Faculty Academy on High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs). Faculty will deepen their knowledge about research-based educational experiences. A selective cohort of 8-12 will be chosen. Upon successful completion, faculty members will receive a certificate marking this accomplishment.

 

Application Process
Application available – July 21, 2017
Application deadline – August 25, 2017
Notifications about selection – September 8, 2017

Please submit the Faculty Academies online application.

 

For more information, please direct to the CTLL’s HIPs website page.

Research-Based Teaching Series (RBTS) Call for Proposals Deadline

UNG faculty and teaching staff are invited to submit a proposal to conduct a teaching workshop as part as the 2017-2018 RBTS. Workshops must feature activities and approaches founded in research on teaching and learning.

Applicants can submit their proposal here.
Submission deadline is August 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by August 21, 2017.

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (CTLL), Research-Based Teaching Series (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.

As a partnering institution for the  Association of American Colleges & Universities’ (AAC&U) Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP), we encourage submissions that support the principles of this initiative.

Your proposal should include the following information:
– 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, October 25, 2017, 12-1pm
– Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12-1pm
– Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12-1pm

Applicants can submit their proposal here.
Submission deadline is August 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by August 21, 2017.

For more information contact Diana Edelman at diana.edelman@ung.edu.

Evidence-based Teaching & Demonstrating Teaching Effectiveness

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00
p.m.

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

Click here to register.

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

For more information, please direct to the New Faculty Institute webpage.

Click here to register.

Is Blended Learning a Viable Option?

Blue Ridge Campus | 107
Cumming Campus | 262
Dahlonega Campus | Hansford 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | 564

Facilitator, Diana Edelman
Presenter, Jennifer Schneider

Part of the Research-Based Teaching Series

Research has shown that human interaction is linked to positive student experiences. However, human interaction is not confined to the classroom. Motivating students to engage in the course material earlier in the education process could lead to richer learning experiences. This workshop will discuss whether blended learning is a viable option in modern classrooms.

This workshop is presented on all campuses via video teleconference.

Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00
p.m.

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

Click here to register.

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

For more information, please direct to the New Faculty Institute webpage.

Click here to register.

Creating Effective Learning Environments

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00
p.m.

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

Click here to register.

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

For more information, please direct to the New Faculty Institute webpage.

Click here to register.