Events

October

Non-Rhetorical Instructor Questioning: When, Why, and How (online session) 

Online via Zoom 

Instructors frequently pose rhetorical questions, but it's the questions that elicit student responses that tend to be the most interesting and motivating. This interactive session focuses on: different goals of instructor questioning; convergent vs. divergent questions; productive ways of responding to student answers; wait time; and the varied contexts for questioning. An in-person offering of this workshop is available on October 12. 

Cody Sandifer, FACET Fellow for Teaching 

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Fair Chance CoP: Prison Education as Social Justice  

CK 404B

This Community of Practice (CoP) session will focus on prison education as social justice and the themes of this session will come from several readings available in advance of the conversation. We will discuss Fair Chance’s core values (honoring the humanity of all those impacted by the criminal justice system, as evidenced by our commitment to using humanistic language; removing barriers to, and creating supports for, incarcerated and justice-impacted students to access higher education; engaging, elevating, and employing directly impacted people; promoting higher education as a social good that promotes positive cascading effects for individuals, for our university, for the region, for the state, and for the nation; and advocating for and advancing equity in all of our endeavors).   

Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees.

Register to attend in person or online via Zoom.

Mini-grant Workshop for Open Educational Resources (OER) 

CK 404B

Join us at a workshop to finalize your mini-grant application to explore or develop open educational resources (OER). 

During the Mini-grant OER workshop, you will learn how to make your proposal as competitive as possible. If you have a near-final application, feel free to bring it to the session to receive feedback. OER mini-grant proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on November 1st.

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Gamification 2: Choose-Your-Own-Adventure YouTube Stories 

CK 404B and Zoom

Learn the skills to make (and teach) interactive filmmaking using YouTube. 

Interactive, game-like experiences can help students engage more deeply with academic content. Making those interactive experiences to teach an audience will take your students to a whole new level of understanding your material. 

The Emmy-award winning Black Mirror: Bandersnatch recently created renewed interest in the rich history of interactive storytelling and branching narrative. Choose-Your-Own-Adventure stories are a format that brings user-choice into linear narrative, and YouTube makes this interactive format accessible for filmmaking. Using simple tools available in YouTube’s interface, you and your students can create branching, choice-based video experiences to learn and teach your content area through interactive video projects.

Ryan Murray, FACET Fellow for Emerging Technology

Register for in-person or via Zoom.

Faculty Research Conference: MultiFACETed Research at TU  

The first annual research conference is a unique opportunity for faculty at any stage in their careers to share their work, reconnect with other TU faculty, and participate in emergent interdisciplinary research clusters. Discover internal/external grant opportunities and research support. Connect with researchers in different fields and colleges with the hope of future collaborations.

Learn more about the Faculty Research Conference.

November

Non-Rhetorical Instructor Questioning: When, Why, and How (In-person event) 

Location: CK 404B 

Instructors frequently pose rhetorical questions, but it's the questions that elicit student responses that tend to be the most interesting and motivating. This interactive session focuses on: different goals of instructor questioning; convergent vs. divergent questions; productive ways of responding to student answers; wait time; and the varied contexts for questioning. Lunch will be provided to registered attendees. A virtual offering of this workshop is available on October 19. 

Cody Sandifer, FACET Fellow for Teaching 

Register

Past events

Learn the skills to make (and teach) interactive storytelling using Twine. 

Interactive, game-like experiences can help students engage more deeply with academic content. Making those interactive experiences to teach an audience will take your students to a whole new level of understanding your material. 

View Gamification and Interactive Storytelling Using Twine 

A panel of TU faculty will share how teaching during the pandemic led them rethink the structure of their class session, student engagement, assignments, and feedback - to name a few.

View Rethinking Classroom Instruction after a Year of Teaching Online: Discoveries and Innovations 

In this presentation/panel we describe how to mentor students to award-winning undergraduate research grants and TU Research Impact Awards. Lunch will be served to in-person attendees.

View Mentoring Award-Winning Students 

Learn about open educational materials to reduce the cost to students. 

View Open Educational Resources (OER) Development Workshop: Using the M.O.S.T. Commons

 Interested in ways to initiate and maintain student engagement during online instruction?

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FACET and the IRB come together to discuss changes to IRB in the time of COVID.

Looking for ways to improve the cognitive demand of assessment items while also decreasing the likelihood of academic dishonesty?

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Bring your questions on online and hybrid course activities, assessments, or general teaching topics.

 

Use your smartphone to create 3D models of real-world objects.

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Want to learn how to show film clips in your online course?

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Join colleagues for engagement strategies in synchronous sessions with ample opportunity for your questions.

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The practical and conceptual side of screening 360° VR video in class to give students access to new perspectives and experiences.

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Affordable and user-friendly cameras and software that can allow you to document and share 360° virtual reality experiences of your scholarship.

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Interested in more accurately assessing students? 
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 Learn how to use freely available 3D software.

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