Academic Development Days--May 18 & 19, 2017

Schedule for AD Days Spring 2017: [Re]Usable Practices

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

8:30-8:45 a.m. Coffee & Light Breakfast (Hemingway Theater)

8:45 a.m. Welcome & Introductions (Hemingway Theater)
Phyllis Thompson

9:00-10:15 a.m. Workshops I (Choose One)

"Small Teachings, Part 1" James Lang (Assumption College)

Hemingway Theater

Research from the learning sciences and from a variety of educational settings suggests that a small number of key principles can improve learning in almost any type of college or university course, from traditional lectures to flipped classrooms.  This workshop will introduce some of those principles, offer practical suggestions for how they might foster positive change in higher education teaching and learning, and guide faculty participants to consider how these principles might manifest themselves in their current and upcoming courses.

"Subject Liaison Consultations," Reference Librarians

Are you interested in collaborating with a librarian on a new research support session for one of your courses? Would you like assistance locating online or open educational resources for a class? Do you want to brainstorm new research projects with a library partner? Sign up for one of our Subject Liaison Consultations during AD Days! These consultations can focus on any aspect of faculty-librarian collaboration, including teaching in-person and in eLearn, collection development for your courses, assignment design, and more. 

"Individual IT Consultations," IT Staff

IT is available for consultations on a variety of topics, including: Office 365, eLearn course design, eLearn gradebook, online collaboration, classroom technology, flipping the classroom, and incorporating technology into a class assignment.

 

10:15-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30-11:45 a.m. Workshops II (Choose One)

"Small Teachings, Part 2" James Lang (Assumption College)

Hemingway Theater

You may participate in either both or just one of the “Small Teachings” workshops; they are designed to work either as a series or as independent events.

"Subject Liaison Consultations," Reference Librarians

Are you interested in collaborating with a librarian on a new research support session for one of your courses? Would you like assistance locating online or open educational resources for a class? Do you want to brainstorm new research projects with a library partner? Sign up for one of our Subject Liaison Consultations during AD Days! These consultations can focus on any aspect of faculty-librarian collaboration, including teaching in-person and in eLearn, collection development for your courses, assignment design, and more.

"Individual IT Consultations," IT Staff 

IT is available for consultations on a variety of topics, including: Office 365, eLearn course design, eLearn gradebook, online collaboration, classroom technology, flipping the classroom, and incorporating technology into a class assignment.

11:45-1:15 p.m. Picnic Lunch, Duffy "U"

1:15-2:30 p.m. Workshops III (Choose One)

"Centering Diversity in the Syllabus," Linda Schlossberg (Harvard University)

Duffy 120

This workshop will focus on foregrounding works by people of color in your syllabus and lesson plans. Many humanities syllabi, even those with a genuine investment in diversity issues, begin with readings that pertain to white people’s experiences and then problematize or complicate them with readings about people of color. In other classes, readings by people of color are separated into units specifically focused on race or ethnicity. In this workshop, we will work to reverse that tendency, placing issues about people of color at the center rather than the periphery of our syllabi and lesson plans. We will think critically about the order in which we assign certain works as well as the order in which we discuss them in class. Please bring syllabi and course proposals with you, with an eye to discussing and revising them.  

"To Share or Not to Share: Taking Control of Your Digital Information," Scott Hamlin and Liz Chase

Duffy 117

In the Information Age, we all have so many different ways to store and share our data: computers, mobile devices, email, social media, online storage, blogs, web sites. At Stonehill, we have eLearn, Ares, and the Office 365 web environment. With all of these options, how can we ensure that we are sharing information effectively and efficiently, while also keeping other information private and safe? When and where do we need to be concerned about copyright? In this session, we’ll host a discussion on how to share (or not share) our digital information. Come with questions, tips of your own, and ready for discussion. 

"Tour the Video Production Studio," John Kitson

Duffy 208B

Produce a high quality instructional video using the studio's professional camera equipment and view the additional options for a TV style shoot with backgrounds and a teleprompter for more formal productions like Skynews. Watch or participate in the creation of a 30-second video. No experience necessary! Schedule a private recording sessions in the afternoon if you would like to experiment or consult with an expert about possibilities.

"Safe Zone Training for Faculty and Staff," Patrick Hale

Duffy 118

This program is designed to educate those who want to serve as allies to individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Community members participate in Safe Zone workshops to better understand information, terms, and experiences of those who identify has LGBT. At the conclusion of the workshop, individuals may choose to post a "Stonehill Safe Space" card on their door. This card symbolizes that the person has engaged in conversations to serve as a resource for LGBT community members. We reserve the "Stonehill Safe Space" cards particularly for those who attended a training at Stonehill because we have conversations unique to our Catholic identity and mission. This workshop will run for two hours. [Capped at 30]

2:45-4:00 p.m. CID Wine & Cheese Reception, Duffy "U" 

Imbibables, comestibles, good company, and the announcement of new initiatives from the Collaboratory for Innovative Design, as well as of a new teaching prize offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

 

Friday, May 19, 2017

8:30-8:45 a.m. Coffee & Light Breakfast (Hemingway Theatre)

8:45-9:30a.m. All Faculty Conversation

"Clearing the Hurdles: Taking Teaching to the Next Level," Heather Bleakley, Scott Cohen, Nate DesRosiers, Adam Lampton, Cristy Vallee Morgan, Mike Salé & Phyllis Thompson

Hemingway Theater

As a faculty, in small groups, we will brainstorm wish lists for our teaching. What kinds of resources do we need but not have? Are there specific forms of support, programming, or resources (digital, human, logistical, structural) that would enable us to experiment with new ideas, integrate teaching and research, or cross-pollinate efforts? What hurdles are standing between us as a faculty and the achievement of our best ideas?

9:30-10:45 a.m. Workshops IV (Choose One)

"Peer Review Training," Phyllis Thompson

Duffy 120

In this workshop we will discuss the principles for observing teaching. The intention of the workshop is to help departments arrive at internally useful and consistent procedures to use in their Rank & Tenure process, and to guide individuals who will be conducting reviews towards some well-founded principles. We will discuss a variety of instruments for evaluating work in the classroom. 

"Getting the Goodies," Reference Librarians

Duffy 117

As a member of the Stonehill Community, you have full access to the online New York Times and The Wall Street Journal through our campus passes. Before you head out for the summer, bring your devices to this hands-on session to make sure you’ve set up your campus passes and have access to the full range of content available from the Library. Reference librarians will also be available to answer questions about accessing additional resources, such as streaming media, from off-campus. 

"Fun Facets, Features, and Fundamentals for eLearn Courses," Jan Harrison & Trish McPherson

Duffy 118

Quick overview and pointers for adding features and functionality to your eLearn course.

          * Lecture Capture has automatic built in voice recognition for closed captioning.

          * Add an Atomic Learning instructional video series directly into a course

          * Check a document for accessibility issues before uploading to eLearn

          * Use course reserves for copyright protection

          * Voice Threads for interactive collaborative discussions 

"Addressing High-Risk Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among College Students," Jessica Greene and Erin McFadden

Duffy 101

At this workshop, faculty will learn about trend data for alcohol and marijuana use among college students, as well as how these substances affect students academically and socially. Participants will also learn to identify and address substance abuse in students, and become familiar with resources to which they can refer students. 

10:45-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00-12:15 p.m. Workshops V (Choose One)

"Teaching, Research, and Finding Balance," Hilary Gettman, Megan Mitchell and Leon Tilley

Duffy 120

This panel will address the perennial challenge of the professoriate: crafting a livable life with a balance between research, publishing, and teaching. From various disciplinary perspectives and personal vantage points, the panelists will discuss what habits and processes they’ve found effective, as well as where the roadblocks have lain, and what has and hadn’t been successful in either dislodging or circumventing them. 

"Collaborate for Online Meetings," Jan Harrison & William Ewell

Duffy 114

This session will demonstrate how easy it is to create an online meeting and connect with colleagues, students and guests. Built-in to eLearn courses, Collaborate will connect to any online guest speaker; students connect after hours with their instructor or with each other for group projects; and online classes connect synchronously for a more personal experience or watch the recorded session at their convenience. 

"Sexual Assault Prevention Workshop," Jessica Greene

Duffy 101

At this workshop faculty will be introduced to trend data regarding sexual assault prevention, education, and reporting on college campus. Participants will learn about the Bystander Intervention technique being taught to college students, and will learn how to effectively talk with students who may have experienced sexual assault. 

"A Touch of Class," John O’Donnell and [TBA]

Duffy 219

The ClearTouch interactive panel has been in a pilot phase in D219 and College Center 215. The panel is an all-in-one computer and digital smartboard. It replaces the need for a projector, projector screen and an instructor workstation computer. Faculty have been using this panel in various ways for a simplified yet dynamic technology experience. The real key to this new technology is that it meets the requirement for “Universal Design.”

12:15-1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch, Duffy "U"

1:30-2:45 p.m. Workshops VI (Choose One)

"Presentation: Narrative Medicine," Danielle Spencer (Columbia University)

Duffy 117

The interdisciplinary field of Narrative Medicine bridges healthcare and the humanities, offering a means of fortifying clinical practice and enriching our understanding of illness and disability with an attentiveness to the means and importance of storytelling. Established at healthcare professions schools and with a growing international profile, Narrative Medicine is both a methodology of close reading and a field of enquiry bridging literary studies, philosophy, qualitative research, creative writing and other disciplines. I will discuss its origins and scope, describing key principles and practices. This field creates a ligature between the sciences and the humanities, and has practical applications for the professions. We will take some time to discuss the cross-disciplinary possibilities for narrative writ large.           

"Develop Your Academic Website: Part I," Scott Cohen

Digital Lab (Library)

 Build your own academic website in 75 minutes. In this session, you will set up your subdomain on digstonehill.org and receive an introduction to using Wordpress to publish on the open web. Create a site for your blog, creative projects, courses, or professional profile. [Capped at 10] 

"Introducing the Library’s Information Skills Curriculum," Liz Chase

Duffy 120

Over the past year, the Library reference team has worked to create a new Information Skills Curriculum based on ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. Come hear about how this curriculum is changing our approach to research support for students and faculty, and participate in a discussion about partnering with librarians in your courses. 

"Office 365 Calendar," Jan Harrison, Scott Hamlin and George Piggford

Duffy 114

How often do you go back and forth on e-mail trying to find a good time to meet? Your Outlook calendar is the perfect solution. Used as a private personal planner and appointment scheduler, booking appointments and meetings is as easy as typing an email. In addition, viewing your Outlook calendar is available from any mobile device.

2:45-4:00 p.m. Workshops VII (Choose One)

"Narrative Medicine Workshop," Danielle Spencer (Columbia University)

Duffy 117

This workshop will offer an experience of small group-work in Narrative Medicine. We will exploring the concepts of attention, representation, and affiliation through close reading, prompted writing, and discussion. [Capped at 20] 

"Develop Your Academic Website: Part II," Scott Cohen

Digital Lab (Library)

This 75 minute workshop for existing users of digstonehill.org (and those who participated in part one this week). We will talk about working with plugins, themes, and Google Analytics. If you’ve started to tinker with a Stonehill domains site, this is a good opportunity to customize your site. [Capped at 12] 

"Breaking the Ice, One Marshmallow at a Time," Leyda Almodovar and Betsy Goldman

Duffy 118

On this session participants will have an opportunity to engage in “icebreaking” activities suitable for the first day of class.  The session will be very “hands-on,” allowing attendants to experience the activities the same way their students would.  The benefits and potential issues for each activity will be discussed, as well as their applicability to different fields. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm about which activities are more aligned with their course objectives. A handout with ideas will be provided. 

"Sustainable Course Design in eLearn: A Few Best Practices" Jan Harrison, Liz Chase, Todd Gernes

Duffy 114

This workshop provides a basic introduction to modular course design within the eLearn Blackboard environment, with an emphasis on rich content, assessment, and the repurposing of digital assets in a variety of contexts: the traditional classroom, blended instruction, and online learning.