Opportunities to Network and Share

The Office of Digital Learning and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence  introduce a new faculty development series about teaching called “Faculty Conversations about Teaching”.

These events are designed as a space for faculty to share and discuss teaching and learning experiences with peers, collaboratively exploring new ways to address common challenges and opportunities.  We have redesigned our previous “Lunch and Learn” format to be more interactive and participatory, focusing now on conversations and discussions rather than presentations.   These on-site sessions will be facilitated by Mason faculty and will provide participants with opportunities to share best practices for teaching in any format.

Inclusive Teaching

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
12:00-1:30 pm
Fenwick Library 1014B

In our faculty conversation about inclusive teaching, we hope to  address approaches to engaging diverse students, strategies for helping students to discuss challenging issues or to think critically about diversity and inclusion, and/or ways to modify assignments or feedback to make learning more broadly accessible. Faculty members Esther Yook (CHSS) & Julie Owen (SIS) will facilitate the conversation.

Re-Engaging/Re-Energizing Your Students

Thursday, March 9, 2017
12:00-1:30 pm
Fenwick Library 1014B

The March “Faculty Conversation” corresponds to the mid-semester time point, when students may be experiencing a “midterm slump”. How can we support our students (to want) to learn and understand,  rather than just focusing on grades?   In our faculty conversation about  “re-engaging” students, we hope to address strategies to design assignments to make learning personally meaningful to students; to establish positive teacher-student relationships;  and to enhance collaborative learning.  Faculty members Ioulia Rytikova (VSE) & Seth Parsons (CEHD) will facilitate the conversation.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-2017-faculty-conversations-about-teaching-re-engaging-your-students-tickets-31068464614

Partnering with Mason Librarians for Student Success

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12:00-1:30 pm
Fenwick Library 1014B

In our faculty conversation, we will discuss the value added of partnering with Mason librarians for your teaching and for student success in your courses.  Mason Librarians can partner with faculty to design assignments, to locate digital resources, and to provide students with library research strategies and support, and much more!

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-2017-faculty-conversations-about-teaching-partnering-with-mason-librarians-for-student-success-tickets-31068262008

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