Events

faculty smiling in a workshop

 

December 2019

create 3d art in virtual reality

Date and Time: Friday, December 6 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Cook Library Room 405 (FACET)

Faculty, register online for your 30-minute timeslot.

Join FACET for a hands-on demonstration of virtual reality. Immerse yourself in new experiences that include “Tilt Brush,” which allows users to create paintings in 3 dimensions using different brushes and abstract elements like fire! Experience this and other VR apps by registering for a 30-minute time slot! This will be the last VR demonstration we will be holding before the end of the year.

 

January 2020

ONLINE EDGE FACILITATION WORKSHOP - FULL
Email  To be added to the waitlist

Date(s): January 3 - 24, 2020 
Location: Online
Format: Online, facilitated, and asynchronous (duration: 3 weeks).  

After an online course design is complete, and the term starts, online instructors take on the varied roles of online facilitators. In this workshop, participants will assess and hone their skills regarding online course facilitation. For our purposes, facilitation includes all interactions, communication and feedback that occur with students.

This online workshop is both asynchronous and facilitated; you will have flexibility to complete workshop activities at any time or location you like, as long as you meet all deadlines. Please be prepared to set aside at least 10-14 hours per week to complete the workshop activities.

ONLINE EDGE COURSE DESIGN WORKSHOP - FULL 
EMAIL  TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST

Date(s): January 3 - 24, 2020
Location: Online
Format: Online, facilitated, and asynchronous (duration: 3 weeks).

Over three weeks, faculty will take part in an intensive hands-on examination of the most recent methodologies and research regarding quality design of online courses, culminating in the design of a cohesive and engaging module of study.  The workshop will provide vast resources and experiences regarding the pedagogy and best practices that will enable faculty to provide robust online instruction.

This online workshop is both asynchronous and facilitated; you will have flexibility to complete workshop activities at any time or location you like, as long as you meet all deadlines.  Please be prepared to set aside at least 10-14 hours per week to complete the workshop activities. 

building better writing assignments

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided after the session at from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: FACET, CK404B
Facilitator: E. Mairin Barney, Assistant Director for Faculty Outreach, Towson University Writing Center

What is the purpose of a writing assignment? What makes an assignment effective at the introductory, intermediate, and graduate levels? What genres and contexts help facilitate student learning? At this interactive workshop, faculty will learn about threshold concepts as drivers of assignment design. They will work independently or in small groups to brainstorm threshold concepts for their disciplines and reflect on sample assignments from a range of courses in order to imagine specific revisions for major assignments in writing-intensive courses.

Co-sponsored with the Writing Center.

March 2020

Faculty meetup: plagiarism-proof writing assignments

Date:  March 11, 2020  
Time: 
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 
FACET, CK404B
Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Why do students plagiarize? What does assignment design have to do with it? Get some tips and tricks for designing assignments that are difficult to plagiarize.

Co-sponsored with the Writing Center.

faculty meetup: coaching students through the writing process

Date:  March 24, 2020
Time:  2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Writing Center, LA 5330
Coffee and snacks will be provided.

What are your go-to strategies for getting students through a high-stakes writing assignment? Learn ways to build student confidence and boost writing quality!

Co-sponsored with the Writing Center.

April 2020

faculty meetup: better student writing through teaching genre

Date:  April 2, 2020
Time:  2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: FACET, CK404B
Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Teaching the genres of your discipline can help students produce better writing! Discuss common genres and get tips for teaching them effectively.

Co-sponsored with the Writing Center.

faculty meetup: peer review strategies to improve writing

Date:  April 8, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: Writing Center, LA 5330
Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Peer-review can have a big impact on student writing if you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. Bring your best peer review strategies and learn new, high-impact practices!

Co-sponsored with the Writing Center.

faculty meetup: giving good feedback on drafts

Date:  April 23, 2020
Time:  2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: FACET, CK404B
Coffee and snacks will be provided.

As final paper submission dates draw near, learn time-saving tips and best practices for giving students great feedback on those rough drafts.

Co-sponsored with the Writing Center.

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