Opportunities to Share and Network

Prior to the new Faculty Conversations series, the Office of Digital Learning (ODL) and Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence (CTFE) co-sponsored the Lunch and Learn series.

These events  featured presentations by Mason faculty who have expertise teaching in a range of disciplines and formats, including online, hybrid, flipped, and face-to-face.

Previous recordings are below.


Recordings and Presentation Slides

Using Portfolios as a Tool to Synthesize Student Learning

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Explore strategies for using student portfolios as a tool to synthesize and integrate student learning at the individual course level as well as implemented across a program.

Presenters: Dr. Scott Bauer (Education Leadership) & Instructional Designer Terri Ann Guingab (CHHS)

How Social Media Builds Community

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Explore strategies for using social media to engage students, promote collaboration, and build community in the classroom.

Presenters: Dr. Perry Threlfall (Sociology and Anthropology) and Dr. Tom Wood (Conservation Studies)

Strategies for Keeping Students On-Task

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Explore strategies for how to reframe objective testing and incorporate project-based learning.

Presenters: Dr. Richard Craig (Communication) and Dr. Angela Miller (Research Methods, Educational Psychology)

Designing and Teaching for All Learners

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Design and deliver content in multiple, accessible formats to reach any student audience with diverse learning preferences.

Presenters: Kara Zirkle (Assistive Technology Initiative) and Dr. Anya Evmenova (Special Education)

Promoting Active Learning in Classes of All Sizes

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Build active communities of learners in your course, whether big lecture classes or small seminars, online or face-to-face.

Presenters: Prof. Joanna Boyette (Mathematical Sciences) and Dr. Keith Renshaw (Psychology)

Get Students to Think Critically through Undergraduate Research

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Explore opportunities to foster critical thinking in your course through undergraduate research projects.

Presenters: Prof. Susan Bond (Religious Studies) and Dr. David Luther (Biology)

How Student Feedback Improves Course Experiences

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Discuss approaches for collecting and using student feedback in your course, identifying opportunities to improve teaching and learning experiences.

Presenters: Dr. Anne-Marie Balzano (Education Leadership) and Prof. Greg Grimsby (Computer Game Design)

Managing the Workload in a Student-Centered Course

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Discuss examples of student-centered teaching methods and tips for managing the course workload.

Presenters: Dr. Laura Poms (Global and Community Health) and Prof. Luanne Norden (Health and Physical Education)

Designing Your Course with Academic Integrity in Mind

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Discover quick tips and best practices for academic integrity, strategies for designing online exams, and ways to promote source integration for student writing.

Presenters: Dr. LaShonda Anthony (Office of Academic Integrity), Dr. Jennifer Brielmaier (Psychology), and Dr. Karyn Mallett (Linguistics; INTO Mason)

Student Collaboration That Drives Engagement

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Try unique approaches for incorporating group work and collaborative projects to engage students.

Presenters: Prof. Boris Willis (Computer Game Design) and Dr. Stephanie Dodman (Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning)

Thinking Outside of the Box to Assess Learning

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Explore strategies for how to reframe objective testing and incorporate project-based learning.

Presenters: Dr. Ted Hoch (Special Education) and Prof. David Miller (Communication)

Reflective Practice

Monday, May 18, 2015

An opportunity for faculty to reflect on teaching and course experiences from the semester, this event was led by Dr. Constance Harris (Manager of Instructional Design) and Dr. Laura Lukes (Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence).

Knowing What Your Students Are Learning

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

This event featured faculty presentations by Dr. Ioulia Rytikova (Information Sciences and Technology) and Dr. Rob Ericson (Conflict Analysis and Resolution). Resources from this session include:

Providing Effective Feedback

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This event featured faculty presentations by Dr. Becky Ericson (Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Caitlin Holmes (Composition). Resources from this session include:

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