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Tuesday, January 14
 

8:15am

Yoga for Everyone

Begin the day by preparing your mind and body!
Bring a mat or towel and wear loose-fitting clothing.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Tomkiewicz

Susan Tomkiewicz

Professor of Oboe


Tuesday January 14, 2020 8:15am - 9:15am
Illges 216

9:30am

Leveraging Classroom Design to Engage Our Students

In this session, participants will learn about research on the impact of spatial environments on student learning. An inventory of classroom spaces at CSU will be distributed, with resources for designing room-appropriate activities in each kind of space, including campus green spaces.  

Speakers
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Susan Hrach

Director of the Faculty Center, Columbus State University



Tuesday January 14, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am
Illges 216

9:30am

Connecting Our Students to National Awards and Scholarships

Learn about opportunities for nationally competitive awards and scholarships for our students and how you can support them.  These awards fund activities including undergraduate and graduate degrees, international education, independent research, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Pate

Laura Pate

Academic Advisor, Honors College


Tuesday January 14, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am
QEP Common Area

9:30am

Retaining Our Students in STEM Majors

In this session we will be examining why students leave STEM majors. What is the best way to study STEM majors? How could changing our teaching pedagogy help to retain STEM majors?

 

Speakers
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Samuel Abegaz

Associate Professor


Tuesday January 14, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am
Arnold 114

9:30am

CougarVIEW HTML Editor Explained

The HTML Editor is everywhere in CougarVIEW. Come learn tips and tricks that help engage your students like replace strings and embedding video. Learning about saving your course content in Manage Files, the Document Template button to load prepared templates, and using the tools that will help your content meet accessibility standards.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Knott

Jennifer Knott

Director of COOL, COOL
avatar for Kim Stokes

Kim Stokes

Instructional Design and Training Specialist


Tuesday January 14, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am
Arnold 111

11:00am

Helping Our Students Thrive Through Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation

The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate how mindfulness and emotion regulation assist in creating an environment that students will invest and grow in. The presenters will provide tools for generating and managing effective interactions with students.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Rose

Dan Rose

Counseling Center Director
avatar for Oula Majzoub-Weaver

Oula Majzoub-Weaver

Career Counseling Services Coodinator


Tuesday January 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm
Arnold 109

11:00am

Chattahoochee Explorers Club: Ecology, History, and Site-responsive Public Art Projects (cross-disciplinary teaching)

In the fall of 2018, Mark Dion and I developed a cross-disciplinary Honors/Art class at Columbus State University (CSU). We wanted to focus the students' research on the Chattahoochee River. We started this discussion around explorer, naturalist, artist, and writer William Bartram, who traveled in Georgia on the river in the mid-1770s, and from that point, we studied the river's ecology, history, and the role of art in relationship to the river. The students in this class were equally divided, eight art majors, and eight honor students, non-majors. The non-majors were from various disciplines, such as Philosophy to Biology. We (the students, Mark, and me) took twenty-one field research excursions throughout the first half of the semester. We met with folklorists, scientists, outsider artists, ecologists, business leaders, and other stakeholders to discuss the Chattahoochee River and its impact on Columbus, GA, and the region. Each art major was teamed with a non-major, and they did more in-depth research in the areas and topics of interest, which led to the production of artworks that were shown in an exhibition at the end of the semester. Ultimately, those meetings, the field research, the art-making, led to the creation of a Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Wonder, which is now part of the permanent collection of the Columbus Museum. In this paper, I discuss the creation of the class, the field research that we conducted, and present the final works produced by the students, Mark Dion, and myself.

Speakers
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Mike McFalls

Professor of Art and Director of Pasaquan, CSU


Tuesday January 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm
Illges 216

11:00am

Designing a Perspectives Course to Engage Our First Year Students

Want to engage first year students in a topic you love? We want a rich variety of PERS courses for incoming students. Be creative and follow your interests in a way that is tethered to your academic discipline or expertise. Build the course around a project or problem in a way that gives students the experience of solving problems using the tools of an academic discipline.

Learn about how to propose a PERS course and get started on your proposal in this session.

Speakers
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Pat McHenry

Associate Provost & Associate VP for Undergraduate Education


Tuesday January 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm
Arnold 111

11:00am

Supporting Our First Generation Students: Transparent Assignment Design with TiLT

Join us to work together with others to make assignment prompts more transparent and help students, especially first-generation students, succeed in your classes. Bring an assignment prompt for the Spring 2020 class.

Speakers
avatar for Mariko Izumi

Mariko Izumi

QEP Director


Tuesday January 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm
Arnold 114

1:30pm

Providing a College Experience for All Students

As society becomes increasingly diverse, so does the need for universities to proactively welcome and support a more diverse student body. This session focuses on one way in which CSU is staying at the forefront of higher education by recognizing the needs of a relatively new population of post-secondary students: those with developmental disabilities. Come learn more about what it means to be a student with an intellectual disability on a college campus and how you can become part of this exciting work at CSU. As a part of this session, participants will learn more about what CSU's GOALS Program is and its impact on students with DD. Finally, participants will learn how they can deepen this impact in large and small ways through their everyday activities. 

Speakers
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Greg Blalock

Assistant Professor, Columbus State University
avatar for Toni Franklin

Toni Franklin

Assistant Professor, Columbus State University


Tuesday January 14, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm
QEP Common Area

1:30pm

Guiding Effective Group Activities for Foundational Courses

The Active Learning Lab proves itself a laboratory for experimenting with techniques faculty can use in any classroom. Moving the furniture, encouraging  students to get out of their seats, and, especially, resisting the "sage on a stage" model are benefits of the active learning approach that keep students better engaged. This workshop will model active learning practices it encourages faculty to adopt.

Speakers

Tuesday January 14, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Illges 216

1:30pm

Designing a Perspectives Course to Engage Our First Year Students

Want to engage first year students in a topic you love? We want a rich variety of PERS courses for incoming students. Be creative and follow your interests in a way that is tethered to your academic discipline or expertise. Build the course around a project or problem in a way that gives students the experience of solving problems using the tools of an academic discipline.

Learn about how to propose a PERS course and get started on your proposal in this session.

Speakers
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Pat McHenry

Associate Provost & Associate VP for Undergraduate Education


Tuesday January 14, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Arnold 114

1:30pm

Instructor Hacks

In this session we will introduce a new student notification app Pulse that works with CougarVIEW, as well as show the effectiveness of the attendance and Course Eval tools - all of which will help the keep students engaged with your course.  In addition, in this open Q&A session participants are encouraged to talk about their most common CougarVIEW needs and discuss solutions with the system administrator and instructional designer. 

Speakers
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Jon Haney

LMS Administrator / Trainer
avatar for Kim Stokes

Kim Stokes

Instructional Design and Training Specialist


Tuesday January 14, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Arnold 111

3:00pm

CSU Well-Being
How can we create a culture of well-being on campus?

Learn more about well-being programs at CSU and your opportunity to earn $100 through the USG Wellness program.

Speakers
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Chavonne Shorter

USG Well-Being Coordinator


Tuesday January 14, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Illges 216

3:00pm

Serving the Under-Served Students: Students Who Are Less Likely to Purchase Textbooks

We've all been there:  A student claims, "But I don't have the textbook (yet)".  Explore how you can adopt alternatives to traditional, costly textbooks and ancillaries.  Become part of the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement that is making higher education increasingly accessible.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie da Silva

Stephanie da Silva

Professor of Psychology, Psychology


Tuesday January 14, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm
QEP Common Area

3:00pm

Hittin' the Highlights in CougarVIEW

Hitting the Highlights in CougarVIEW 

This training session will provide participants with a basic overview of CSU's learning mangagement system, CougarVIEW.  This system creates a course shell for face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.  In this session we will look at the My Home page, Course Home page as well as review handy tips for easily navigating CougarVIEW and easily setting up your course.  This training is required for new faculty.


Speakers
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Japheth Koech

e-Learning Specialist, COOL
avatar for Kim Stokes

Kim Stokes

Instructional Design and Training Specialist


Tuesday January 14, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Arnold 111

3:00pm

Using Sketchnoting to Help Students Retain Information

This session will introduce sketchnoting as a way to help students retain course information. Participants will learn how to sketchnote, why sketchnoting works, and ideas for using sketchnoting in the classroom. Participants will also brainstorm ways of using sketchnotes in their own classrooms.  

Speakers
avatar for Hillary Fleenor

Hillary Fleenor

Undergraduate Coordinator/ Lecturer of Computer Science, TSYS School of Computer Science


Tuesday January 14, 2020 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Arnold 114