Events

January

Towson University Educators Summit

Collaborating to Enhance Holistic Student Development: Educating Students to be Agents of Change

Zoom Webinar

Passcode: 07668732

This conference, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, is designed to enhance faculty and staff collaborations within and across Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to promote student success.

 Learn more on the summit website.

February

Applying for a Fulbright Award 

Scholarship Workshop

Planning for and writing a winning Fulbright Scholar or Teaching Award 

Come and learn from faculty who have won Fulbright research and teaching awards in different countries as they share about how they obtained an invitation and developed their successful proposals. Lunch will be served to in-person attendees. 

Panelists: Sam Collins, Desiree Rowe, Kelly Elkins, FACET Research Fellow

Register for in-person or virtual via Zoom.

Planning for and Writing a Winning NSF CAREER Proposal 

Scholarship Workshop

Come and learn from faculty who have won National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant awards as they share about how they planned for and developed their successful proposals. Lunch will be served to in-person attendees. 

Panelists: Matt Hemm, John Sivey, Vera Smolyaninova, Jennifer Scott

Kelly Elkins, FACET Fellow for Research 

 Register to attend in-person or online via Zoom.

 The Road to a Million Dollars: A Focus on Winning Smaller Grants

Scholarship Workshop

Come and learn from faculty who have won grant awards from a variety of sources as they share about how they found the opportunities and developed their successful proposals. Lunch will be served to in-person attendees. 

Panelists: Steven Kimble, Beth Kautzman, Diana Cheng, Joyce Garczynski

Kelly Elkins, FACET Fellow for Research 

Register to attend in-person or online via Zoom.

March

Launching a Research Program at TU 

Scholarship Workshop

What are some challenges and strategies in developing a research program as a new faculty member at Towson University? 

Come and learn from selected early career faculty who are launching their research programs at TU as they share about how the challenges of building a new lab and strategies for success. Lunch will be served to in-person attendees. 

Panelists: Aisha Ali-Gombe, Stephen Hancock, Jackie Doyle, Joel Moore

Kelly Elkins, FACET Fellow for Research 

Register to attend in-person or online via Zoom.

Past events

No prior coding is required. Folks with prior coding experience looking to explore a new tool (or new ways of thinking about coding) are welcome, though! Luke Meeken (Pennsylvania State University), Moderator: Ryan Murray 

View Creative Coding On and Through the Web (Panopto)

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

View Choose-Your-Own-Adventure YouTube Stories

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?

View Video: Engaging Learners During Online Instruction

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

View Video:  Is Two Better than One? Writing Two-Tiered Multiple Choice Items

 

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

Video Photogrammetry: At-home 3D Model Creation

 

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

Video Sharing Video Clips in Your Online Teaching

Join colleagues for engagement strategies in synchronous sessions.

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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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