Events

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August

Find Your Way with Sway Part I - Demo 

August 24,2021 10:00 – 10:45 AM 

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Microsoft Sway is a web-based application that can be used to easily create and share interactive presentations, self-paced lessons, displays, newsletters and more. Unlike PowerPoint, whose limited functionality when accessed online requires installing a sizable app across devices, Sway can be easily navigated on any browser and boasts an Accessible View that works well on computers, tablets, and smartphones. An emphasis on inclusivity will shape the content and format of this series. 

Join us Tuesday, August 24 for a brief demonstration on how to turn existing Word docs and PowerPoints into Sway before creating a new Sway complete with text, images, and embedded media such as Padlet, Microsoft Forms, and video. We’ll highlight some examples from departments across campus and invite participants to brainstorm ways to incorporate Sway in their own work.

September

Find Your Way with Sway Part II - Interactive Workshop 

September 3, 2021 10:00 – 11:30 AM 

Register for the Zoom event!

Microsoft Sway is a web-based application that can be used to easily create and share interactive presentations, self-paced lessons, displays, newsletters and more. Unlike PowerPoint, whose limited functionality when accessed online requires installing a sizable app across devices, Sway can be easily navigated on any browser and boasts an Accessible View that works well on computers, tablets, and smartphones. An emphasis on inclusivity will shape the content and format of this series. 

Join us Friday, September 3 for a deep dive into using Sway for various educational purposes, from instruction and programming to documentation and scholarship. After any tech troubleshooting, we’ll get to know each other in a whole-group discussion as participants share their Sway ideas and goals before splitting into smaller moderated groups for collaborative creation and/or quiet coworking. 

Silver Linings: Lessons Learned from Teaching during the Pandemic

Thursday, September 30, 2021 and Friday, October 1, 2021

This fall, the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation will host a faculty showcase, Silver Linings: Lessons Learned from Teaching during the Pandemic. We invite faculty, individually and with colleagues, to share your challenges, triumphs, lessons learned, and new approaches for supporting quality teaching and learning.

Proposed sessions can explore novel instructional approaches, active learning pedagogies, student engagement practices, assessment techniques, communication strategies, and faculty-staff and faculty-student partnerships.

Submit a proposal by May 27!

October

October 29, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m 

This 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.

Learn more about the Faculty Research Conference.

Past events

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

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 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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