Sessions By Demand


Lydia Mong, Presenter


The Teaching & Learning Commons partners with other units to provide customized sessions on a variety of topics. Sessions can be designed to uniquely meet your needs, according to staff availability. For this reason, we typically require at least 10-14 days advance notice. A commitment of at least 4 attendees is requested.



Accessibility in Advance

Presented by: Chrys Dean  

Teaching and Learning

Information for those building online courses. Accessibility requirements to be aware of when preparing course materials, and how to accommodate common accessibility challenges.


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Dining &Etiquette: It's not really about the meal

Presented by: Career Services  

Career Planning

Know the difference between the salad and entree fork? Unsure what type of dish to order and how much it should cost? Brushing up on your dining and general etiquette knowledge could land you the job of your dreams.


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eBook Overview

Presented by: Chrys Dean  

Technology

Basic information about eBook formats, reading devices, creation tools, and publishing platform types.


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Engaging Students in Class

Presented by: Teaching and Learning Commons  

Teaching and Learning

Learn new ways and techniques to keep your students engaged in class and enhance their knowledge and retention.


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Experiential Learning: Rise Above the Competition

Presented by: Career Services  

Career Planning

Internships and co-ops can lay the foundation to a successful career after college. Related experience provides insight as to whether students are on the right career path. Valuable work experience can kick start a career!


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How do I handle an emergency?

Presented by: University Police  

A safety program that explains how the police will respond if in fact a Flashpoint occurred. It also explains what is expected of you upon the police's arrival


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i-Clickers

Presented by: Teaching and Learning Commons  

Teaching and Learning

iClicker is an intuitive student response system that is focused on formative assessment and pedagogy. It offers grade integration to blackboard and is very convenient way to track students learning in-class. Learn from other instructors who used iclicker to engage students in active learning.


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Interviewing Skills: Perform under pressure

Presented by: Career Services  

Career Planning

Better to be over-dressed than under-dressed. Think conservative! Students should be able to answer questions, including: Why should I hire you? Why do you want to work for us?


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Job Offers and Benefits: Know what you're worth

Presented by: Career Services  

Career Planning

The final phase of getting hired is the negotiation of salary and benefits. Students should know how to recognize a good offer, with the willingness and ability to negotiate.


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Job Search Process: Develop a Game Plan

Presented by: Career Services  

Career Planning

We provide a step-by-step guide to landing a great job. It is important for students to create a personal branding strategy. Finding a job after college takes a lot of time, energy, and commitment. Being proactive is key


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Library Resources for Grants

Presented by: Library Staff  

Career Planning

Learn ways to access grantmaker directories, books on fundraising, nonprofit management and online research tools to locate grants and funding opportunitites


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Networking: Is it Really Who You Know?

Presented by: Career Services  

Career Planning

Making connections that work can help students secure interviews for internships or jobs. Students who successfully step out of their comfort zone can get a foot in the door.


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Preparing Your Course for Online Delivery

Presented by: Lydia Mong  

Instructional Design

So perhaps you've been teaching in the classroom for years. Now you have to transform your course for online delivery. How will you do this? It's a process that requires thoughtful planning and careful construction with an eye on meeting Quality Matters, not to mention contact hour requirements and accessibility standards.


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Revising CV/Resume

Presented by: Career Services  

Career Planning

Learn the difference between CV and resume. Understand the basics of the documents.


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S.M.A.R.T. Content Mapping

Presented by: Brian Lauffer   David Murphy  

Teaching and Learning, Technology

S.M.A.R.T. Content Mapping will explore best practices for creating measurable and engaging content for your courses. Also covered are types of learning in Bloom’s Taxonomy, components of S.M.A.R.T. learning objectives, and methods to develop formative and summative learner-centered activities that directly support those objectives.


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So, you expect them to read that? Designing online text that begs to be read.

Presented by: Lydia Mong  

Instructional Design

Most online courses are text based, even after media is added. However, research indicates that people don't read web pages. They scan them. How can we overcome this with our online course content so that students are less likely to miss vital information? This session will demonstrate how you can format on-screen text to make it more visually inviting. It will also show you how to evaluate the readability of your own writing.


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Teaching Large Classes

Presented by: Teaching and Learning Commons  

Teaching and Learning

Learn how to encourage attendance, reduce the feeling of anonymity, improve your lecture, use new technology and many other measures for an effective way to teach a large class


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Teaching Statement/Research Statement

Presented by: Teaching and Learning Commons  

Teaching and Learning

Learn to write a summary of work and teaching philosophy. Know what should be included in these two statements and how to communicate these philosophies effectively.


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Writing Cover Letters

Presented by: Career Services  

Career Planning

Learn how to describe your degree, values and career goals to align with a specific job or organization


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Your Way or My Way? Understanding Cultural Learning Styles

Presented by: Benson Njoroge  

Teaching and Learning

Universities have continued to become cosmopolitan with learners coming from different countries and cultures. This workshop will help the instructors understand their learners from different countries and cultures.


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