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Fall 2014

Chair Leadership Program

"The Present and Future of Advising at Austin Peay," with Dr. Loretta Griffy and Kacie Hutson. The CLP participants learned about the logisitcs of GOVS ROW, default scheduling, advising for conditionally admitted students, advising for the TN Promise, advising for degree pathways, redirect advising, My Future, and the increasing role of data analytics.

"New Faculty Mentorship," with Dr. Mickey Wadia. The CLP participants learned about and discussed the goals, strategies, and concerns of new-faculty mentorship.

"Conflict Management between Students and Faculty," with Dr. Jeff Rutter and Dean Greg Singleton. The CLP participants learned about the current state and direction of counseling services on campus, upcoming changes in the way the campus will respond to allegations of sexual assault, and typical conflicts that reach the Dean of Students.

"Conflict Managment between Faculty," with Drs. Alex King and David Guest. The CLP participants learned about and discussed strategies for addressing departmental conflicts.

Faculty Teaching Program

"Understanding and Assessing Non-Cognitive Skills," by Dr. Rod Mills, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Center for Extended and Distance Education. Dr. Mills presented on noncognitive skills for the modern workplace and the challenges of assessing them in higher education.

"Media and the Learning Process," by Dr. Mickey Wadia, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Center for Extended and Distance Education. Dr. Wadia presented on the prudent use of Internet media to foster learning and instill a greater understanding of course content.

"Exploring Innovative Technology in the Classroom," by Kenisha Burke, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Center for Extended and Distance Education. Ms. Burke presented strategies for using technology in the classroom.

"Using Your Brain in Learning," by Dr. David Rands, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Center for Extended and Distance Education. Dr. Rands presented research on educational psychology and neuropsychology.

"Teaching Methods for Long-Term Retention," by Dr. Meagan Mann, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Center for Extended and Distance Education. Dr. Mann presented research on and strategies for knowledge retention and transfer.

"Differentiated Learning at the College Level," by Dr. Anne Black, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Center for Extended and Distance Education. Dr. Black reviewed C.A. Tomlinson's model of Differentiated Instruction, presented research on differentiation at the college level, and suggested strategies amenable to the college classroom.

Summer 2014

Collaborative Events

"Negotation Strategies for Women," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by the Department of Human Resources. This event promoted skills to transform negotiations into collaborations, preserve healthy collegial relationships, and improve both individual and institutional effectiveness. 

Spring 2014

Chair Leadership Program

"Software and Other Service Contracts," by Stephanie Reevers and Veronica Jackson. The CLP participants learned about the contractual components they can eliminate on the front end to expedite the approval process.

"The Hiring and Firing Processes," by Mike Hamlet, Fonda Fields, and Sheila Bryant. CLP participants learned about the various stages and nuances of the hiring and firing processes.

"Operating, Travel, Summer, and Other Budgetary Components," by Sonja Stewart. CLP participants learned about components of the budget that deal with aspects other than human resources.

"H.R. Budget and Q&A," by Sonia Stewart. CLP participants learned about the H.R. component of departmental budgets.

"Budget Overview," by Sonia Stewart. CLP participants learned about the university budget.

"Registrar's Office," by Telaina Wrigley. CLP participants learned about the end-of-term responsibilities and deadlines of the Registrar's Office for a better understanding of how academic departments and the Registrar's Office affect each other.

"Introduction," by President Hall and Drs. Jaime Taylor and Loretta Griffy. CLP participants learned about the president's and provost's perspectives about the role of departmental chair in a climate of change.

Faculty Leadership Program

"Closeout Presentation and Luncheon," with President Hall, Interim Provost Taylor, Interim Assistant Provost Buchanan, and Dana Willet. co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants presented and discussed their project's findings.

"Preparing the Presentation," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members collaborated for their team project.

"Project-Driven Interviews, Part II," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members met with their project's stakeholders.

"Project-Driven Interviews, Part I," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members met with their project's stakeholders.

"Design Activity," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members collaborated for their team project.

"Ft. Campbell Day," by Dr. Box Cox, Taylor Emery, Chef Wendell, Dr. Chin-Zue Chen, and Adel Salama; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members learned about the APSU Fort Campbell Center.

"Co-Curricular Learning Opportunities," by Drs. Sherryl Byrd and Chris Gentry; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants learned about and discussed Student Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

"University Budget and Funding Formula," by Dr. Chad Brooks and Sonia Stewart; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants learned about the THEC funding formula and Austin Peay budget.

"Quality Enhancement Plan," by Dr. Lori Buchanan, Carol Clark, and Alexandra Wills; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants learned about the QEP, business and community relations, and co-curricular activities.

"Deans' Day, Part II," by Dr. Carlette Hardin; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants learned about the College of Education and discussed their experiences with the deans and associate deans.

"Deans' Day, Part I," by Dixie Webb, Dr. Mercy Cannon, Dr. Alex King, Dr. David Denton, Dr. Marcy Mauer, and Dr. Bill Rupp; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants learned about the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Science and Mathematices, Behavioral and Health Sciences, and Business.

"Shadow Reflections," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants discussed their shadow experiences.

"Shadow Day," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Extended and Distance Education. Each FLP participant shadowed a different campus leader generally outside his or her purview.

"Leadership from the Ranks," by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants discussed the differences between "leadership" and "management" in higher education.

New Faculty Workshops

"Collecting Course Data to Make Effective Changes," by Dr. Gray Kane. This event promoted knowledge of the different uses of Classroom Assessment Techniques and how they can improve course delivery both within and between semesters.

"Advising Resources and Tools," by Mark Gray. This event promoted knowledge of Degree Compass, APSU OneStop, and the Advising Handbook.

"Advising as Teaching," by Lorneth Peters and Kacie Hutson; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of advising differentiated from course scheduling.

Fall 2013

Faculty Advising Program

"Panel Presentation." FAP members participated in a panel presentation to the campus community about their investigations into advising.

"Planning the First Steps," by Amy Deaton, Telaina Wrigley, and Drs. Don Daily, David Guest, Mike Gotcher, and Gray Kane. FAP members collaborated with stakeholders about reimagining summer advising.

"D-School Activity," by Dr. Gray Kane and Kacie Hutson. FAP members participated in a design activity to generate a plan for summer advising.

"Unbundling Advising," by Dr. Gray Kane. FAP members participated in a design activity to disaggregate advising's different components.

"Theory Presentations." FAP members presented on different student-development theories.

"The Life of Conditional Admit Students," by Amy Deaton, Kay Haralson, Lorneth Peters, and Mark Gray. FAP members discussed conditional-admit students, the admission process for conditional-admit students, the Advising Liason Program, and Promoting of Academic Student Success.

"HIPS and QEP," by Dr. Mickey Wadia, Dr. Chris Gentry, Dr. Christina Hicks-Goldston, Dr. Mercy Cannon, Dr. Gray Kane, Lorneth Peters, Kacie Hutson, Mark Gray, and Kay Haralson. FAP members discussed high-impact practices and the Quality Enhancement Plan.

"Advising Tools at APSU," by Jasmine O'Brien, Lorneth Peters, Kacie Hutson, Mark Gray, and Kay Haralson. FAP members discussed CRA and other programs, advisor-support programs, online advisor support, and degree evaluation.

"Experts, Research, and Trends," by Dr. Martha Dagenhart of University of Tennessee, Dr. Gray Kane, Lorneth Peters, Kacie Hutson, Mark Gray, and Kay Haralson. FAP members discussed student-development theories, current advising research and trends, and student-decision-making assistance.

"Where Are We Now?" by Barbara Blackston, Dr. Melissa Hunter, Dr. Loretta Griffy, Dr. Gray Kane, Lorneth Peters, Kacie Hutson, Mark Gray, and Kay Haralson. FAP members discussed current APSU advising programs, academic-advising data, and student decision-making needs.

"Working Fast," by President Hall, Lorneth Peters, Kacie Hutson, Mark Gray, Kay Haralson, and Dr. Gray Kane. FAP members discussed the program overview, current perceptions of advising, and students' decision-making process.

New Faculty Workshops

"Quality Enhancement Plan," by Dr. Gray Kane. The event promoted knowledge of existing and potential transformational learning experiences.

"Teaching Students with At-Risk Characteristics," by Dr. Gray Kane. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • four at-risk characteristics
  • three strategies to overcome at-risk characteristics
  • ways to emphasize the relevancy of course content
  • ways to increase student responsibilities without creating menial tasks
  • ways to promote a sense of community

RASI

"RASI Proposal Writing Workshop," by Dr. Gray Kane. This event promoted knowledge of how to write a proposal for the RASI grant.

Collaborative Events

"Stand in Their Boots: Beyond the Battlefield," by Rebecca Townsend, sponsored by the Military Student Center and Student Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of how deployment impacts students and affects their abilities to succeed academically, as well as some teaching tools that can improve retention and graduation rates for military students and their families.

"Student Incivility: Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Conflict," a webinar by Faculty Focus, co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This event promoted knowledge of research-supported techniques to mitigate conflict when it occurs.

Spring 2013

Faculty Leadership Program

"Extended and Distance Education," by Dana Willet, Julia McGee, Elizabeth Coriell, Katherine Bailey, and Feleesha Johnson; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members learned about the APSU Center for Extended and Distance Education.

"APSU Fort Campbell Center," by Dr. Bill Cox, Taylor Emery, John Byrd, Dr. Chin-Zue Chen, and Adel Salama; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members learned about the APSU Fort Campbell Center.

"QEP," by Dr. David Major, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members discussed the Quality Enhancement Plan.

"University Budget," by Mitch Robinson, Sonja Stewart, Dr. Jaime Taylor, and Andrew Shepard-Smith; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members discussed the funding formula, the university budget, and the role of grants.

"Campus Culture," by Dr. Sheryl Byrd, Dean Dixie Webb, Dr. Jill Eichhorn, Elaine Berg, Lori Buchanan, Dr. Uma Iyer, and Dr. Marsha Lyle-Gonga; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members discussed campus culture, with an emphasis on gender.

"Time and Stress Management," by Margaret Rennerfeldt and Marcus Hayes; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members partook in a Somatic Movement Experience and a workshop on office meditation techniques and discussed time- and stress-management strategies.

"Teamwork," by Elaine Berg, Dr. Jack Deibert, Dr. Chad Brooks of the Senate Executive Committee and Dr. Melissa Gomez of Health and Human Performance; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members learned about the Senate Executive Committee and the importance of recognizing their own and their teammates' strengths in teamwork.

"Deans Day," by Dean Dixie Webb of the College of Languages and Literature, Dean Bill Rupp of the College of Business, and Dean Carlette Hardin of the College of Education; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members learned about the different experiences and leadership styles of three academic deans.

"Shadow Reflections," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members discussed their shadow experiences and reading assignments.

"Shadow Day," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members shadowed an administrator of their choice.

"What Is Leadership?" co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members evaluated and discussed each other's perspectives on leadership.

ILSI Teaching Academy

"Classroom Management in Bundled Courses," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of common classroom-management problems in course bundles and strategies for preventing or responding to them.

"Designing Integration," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of how to determine what students need to know prior to integration, how to integrate courses, how to develop a feasible integration plan, and how to revise the plan for sustainability.

"Outcomes-Based Course Design," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of how to design multidisciplinary objectives, assessments, and rubrics--as well as how to promote productive collaborative behaviors in course bundles.

RASI Teaching Academy

"IRB Application," by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the components of the IRB application process
  • what to complete in the CITI training
  • how to write the Informed Consent Statement
  • where to download the IRB application
  • ideas for how to complete each section of the IRB application

"Ten Teaching Strategies," by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the ten teaching strategies devised under the advisement of the Faculty-Development Planning Committee
  • at least one example of how to apply each of the ten teaching strategies
  • the RASI requirement that grant recipients complete the Teaching Strategies Form

"Formative and Summative Assessments," by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the meaning of "summative assessment"
  • ideas for summative assessments
  • the meaning of "formative assessment"
  • ideas for formative assessments
  • the formative and summative assessment requirements for the RASI grant

Service-Learning Teaching Academy

"Community Partner Reflections." Service-learning grant recipients and previous community partners discussed the community partners' experiences with and perspectives on service-learning.

"Student Reflections." Service-learning grant recipients and students who had taken prior service-learning courses discussed students' experiences with and perspectives on service-learning.

"Faculty Reflections." Service-learning grant recipients and prior service-learning faculty discussed previous experiences and advice for faculty new to service-learning.

New Faculty Workshops

"Classroom Management," by Dr. Gray Kane. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to manage potentially disruptive situations without escalating tensions
  • how to determine whether to speak with a student about attitudes or behaviors
  • how to determine what type of referral a student needs
  • how to identify behaviors or characteristics that indicate students in distress
  • how to handle a disturbance in class

"Teaching Students with At-Risk Characteristics," by Dr. Gray Kane. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • four at-risk characteristics
  • three strategies to overcome at-risk characteristics
  • at least two ways to emphasize relevancy of course content
  • at least two ways to increase student responsibilities without creating menial tasks
  • at least two ways to promote a sense of community

Collaborative Events

"Teaching Documentation Methods through D2L Quizzes," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by the Department of Languages and Literature. For the D2L Documentation Program, this workshop assisted faculty in designing D2L quizzes that can facilitate student acquisition of documentation skills.

"Teaching and Learning: Work Done and Lessons Learned," by Dr. Vic Montemayor, Professor of Physics at MTSU; co-sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • at least one common but ineffective way faculty spend time with students
  • at least two best practices in teaching according to Physics Education Research (PER)
  • how those two best practices from PER relate to psychological research on teaching and learning
  • at least one best practice from PER that attendees can apply in their courses

"Online Homework: Lessons Learned," by Dr. Diana Mason, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at University of North Texas, co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry. The even promoted knowledge of the influence of e-homework systems on mastery, grades, success, knowledge decay, and students' perceptions.

"Workshop on Basics of LaTeX," by Dr. Ramanjit Sahi of the Department of Mathematics, co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics. The event promoted knowledge of how to design presentations and posters in LaTeX, a particularly useful program for creating presentations with scientific formulas.

"Service-Learning Workshop," by Ms. Tracy Nichols, Ms. Liza Kurtz, and Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Student Life and Engagement. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the definition of "service-learning"
  • how to get started in developing a service-learning course
  • the importance of planning reflection opportunities
  • how to assess service-learning
  • at least one way service-learning can improve student success

Teaching Showcase

CoSM Pre-Semester Teaching Showcase, co-sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics and Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how at least two other departments in the CoSM determine the structure of their core courses
  • how at least two professors from other departments teach their core courses
  • the reasoning behind a pedagogical decision of least two professors in other departments in the CoSM
  • at least one common reason for students not passing core courses in the CoSM
  • at least one teaching method that might improve student success in core courses in the CoSM

Fall 2012

Faculty Teaching Program

"Adapting Effective Classroom-Teaching Strategies to Online Teaching," by Dr. Emily Crane of the Department of Music and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • key similarities between on-ground and online learning
  • effective strategies for engaging online learning
  • how to transfer effective classroom teaching strategies to the online classroom
  • at least 3 activities for the online learning environment

"Promoting Student Engagement in the Classroom," by Dr. Christine Mathenge of the Department of Geosciences and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the difference between engaged and unengaged students
  • at least 2 approaches to engaging students
  • the challenges to the presented approaches

"Body-Mind Connections: An Exploratory Workshop on the Role of the Body in Classroom Learning," by Dr. Jill Eichhorn of the Department of Languages and Literature and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • neuroscientific research connected to movement and learning
  • the impact of body-mind connections in learning
  • the impact of shifting the current paradigm of education
  • at least one activity to try in the classroom

"Motivating Millennial Students with Online Quizzes," by Dr. Tom O'Connor of the Department of Criminal Justice and Public Management and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to assess Millennial student motivations
  • ways to fit teaching and learning
  • tailoring online quiz questions
  • making learning fun

"The Exciting Mathematics Classroom," by Dr. Folashade Agusto of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the importance of active learning
  • types of active learning
  • obstacles to active-learning strategies
  • ways to overcome the obstacles to active-learning strategies

"Flipping Out with Statistics," by Dr. Stephen Truhon of the Department of Psychology and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the difference between flipped and traditional courses
  • a typical exercise for a flipped course
  • the factors affecting the success of a flipped course
  • the software that can aid in developing a flipped class

"Exploring Classroom Assessment Strategies," by Dr. Karen Meisch of the Department of Biology and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to identify personal goals for student learning
  • the benefits of utilizing Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT's)
  • some common CAT's
  • how to determine which CAT to use

"Effective Lecturing," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • at least two factors impeding student memory during lectures
  • at least two factors that can aid student memory in lectures
  • at least two organizational structures for lectures
  • the importance of using organizational signals in lectures
  • the importance of variation in a lecture

"Flipped-Classroom Design," by Drs. Mercy Cannon and Ellen Smyth and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the meaning of "flipped-classroom design"
  • different ways of implementing flipped-classroom design
  • potential benefits of flipped-classroom design
  • how to generate ideas for "flipping" a course

"Classroom Technology," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. FTP members discussed the following:

  • how to promote student involvement,
  • how to instantly survey student attitudes or perceptions,
  • how to correct misunderstandings in real time,
  • how to deliver a self-paced assessment, and
  • how to encourage peer instruction.

"Active-Learning Opportunities," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. FTP members reflected on their favorite active-learning activities, researched a new active-learning activity to try, and discussed active-learning activities with their colleagues.

"Ideas from Cognitive Psychology," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. FTP members discussed Daniel Willingham's Why Don't Students Like School? and an excerpt from Susan A. Ambrose et al.'s How Learning Works.

"Diversity of Learning Styles," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. FTP members discussed the following:

  • how to accommodate cultural diversity in a course
  • how to accommodate non-traditional students in a course
  • how to accommodate first-generation college students in a course
  • how to accommodate low-income students in a course
  • how to accommodate students with un-diagnosed disabilities in a course

"Preventative Measures for Academic Dishonesty," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. FTP members discussed the following:

  • reasons other than dishonesty for students' "cheating"
  • reasons for treating less egregious forms of plagiarism as learning opportunities
  • course contributors to academic dishonesty
  • strategic solutions to prevent academic dishonesty
  • how to confront a student with accusations of academic dishonesty

"Classroom Management," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. FTP members discussed their responses to various classroom-management scenarios, their experiences in the classroom, and different classroom-management strategies.

"Classroom Assessments," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. FTP members discussed the following:

  • how student involvement with grading criteria can affect ownership over the learning process
  • how to assess the effectiveness of course-delivery methods
  • how to develop measurable learning objectives
  • the difference between "learning objectives" and "student learning outcomes"
  • the importance of intentionally designing student learning

"Teaching Goals," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Distance and Extended Education. FTP members reflected on the relationships between their teaching goals and what transpires in their courses.

New Faculty Workshops

"Academic Policies and Advising Tools," by Mark Gray, Kacie Hutson, and Lorneth Peters. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the university advising structure and policies
  • the differences in developmental advising and course-registration advising
  • how to use an advising syllabus in the advising process as a teaching tool
  • how to interpret information on a student's One Stop Advising Page and academic transcript
  • how to interpret a degree evaluation and the Degree Compass course recommendations program

"Course Design and Assessments," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how assessment strategies can reduce the likelihood of academic dishonesty
  • how assessment strategies can improve student learning
  • how assessment strategies can improve the sense of classroom community
  • how assessment strategies can improve the effectiveness of course delivery
  • the value of assessments

Collaborative Events

Fall Composition Workshop: "Repeatable Online Quizzes," by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literature.

Provost Lecture Series: "Intended Audience and Critical-Thinking Skills," by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literature. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the value of an audience-based teaching strategy
  • how to develop an audience-based teaching strategy
  • how an assigned audience can affect students' critical-thinking skills
  • how to devise an intended audience that can help a student develop critical-thinking skills
  • common student responses to an assigned reader

"Service-Learning Training for Faculty," by Dr. Clark Maddux; co-sponsored by Student Life and Engagement. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • APSU's definition of "service-learning"
  • how to develop service-learning activities that fulfill an identified course objective
  • how to identify community needs that service-learning can fulfill
  • what "reflection" means in service-learning
  • how to develop reflection activities for a service-learning course

Pre-Semester Composition Workshop: "Intended Audience and Critical-Thinking Skills," by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literature. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the value of an audience-based teaching strategy
  • how to develop an audience-based teaching strategy
  • how an assigned audience can affect students' critical-thinking skills
  • how to devise an intended audience that can help a student develop critical-thinking skills
  • common student responses to an assigned reader

Pre-Semester Composition Workshop: "Panel: Teaching Online Classes," by Pamela Magrans and Drs. Clark Maddux, David Major, and Gray Kane; co-sponsored by the Dept. of Languages and Literature.

Other Events

"Adapting Effective Classroom-Teaching Strategies to Online Teaching," by Dr. Emily Crane of the Department of Music. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • key similarities between on-ground and online learning
  • effective strategies for engaging online learning
  • how to transfer effective classroom teaching strategies to the online classroom
  • at least 3 activities for the online learning environment

"Promoting Student Engagement in the Classroom," by Dr. Christine Mathenge of the Department of Geosciences. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the difference between engaged and unengaged students
  • at least 2 approaches to engaging students
  • the challenges to the presented approaches

"Body-Mind Connections: An Exploratory Workshop on the Role of the Body in Classroom Learning," by Dr. Jill Eichhorn of the Department of Languages and Literature. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • neuroscientific research connected to movement and learning
  • the impact of body-mind connections in learning
  • the impact of shifting the current paradigm of education
  • at least one activity to try in the classroom

"Motivating Millennial Students with Online Quizzes," by Dr. Tom O'Connor of the Department of Criminal Justice and Public Management. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to assess Millennial student motivations
  • ways to fit teaching and learning
  • tailoring online quiz questions
  • making learning fun

"The Exciting Mathematics Classroom," by Dr. Folashade Agusto of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the importance of active learning
  • types of active learning
  • obstacles to active-learning strategies
  • ways to overcome the obstacles to active-learning strategies

"Flipping Out with Statistics," by Dr. Stephen Truhon of the Department of Psychology. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the difference between flipped and traditional courses
  • a typical exercise for a flipped course
  • the factors affecting the success of a flipped course
  • the software that can aid in developing a flipped class

"Exploring Classroom Assessment Strategies," by Dr. Karen Meisch of the Department of Biology. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to identify personal goals for student learning
  • the benefits of utilizing Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT's)
  • some common CAT's
  • how to determine which CAT to use

"Nine Essential Traits of the Effective Professor," by Dr. Ellen Smyth of the Department of Mathematics and on behalf of Faculty Focus. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the nine effective teaching characteristics according to on-ground students
  • the importance of the nine effective teaching characteristics
  • practical ideas for demonstrating each characteristic in the classroom
  • how to foster the nine effective teaching characteristics over the upcoming term

"Engaging Your Students ... and More: Using i>clicker2 in Your Classes," by J.D. Ice of i>clicker. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to promote student involvement in a lecture setting,
  • how to instantly survey student attitudes or perceptions,
  • how to correct misunderstandings in real time during a lecture,
  • how to deliver a self-paced assessment, and
  • how to encourage peer instruction.

Webinar: "5 Key Components for Summer Bridge Programs," by Wayne Jackson and Claudine Turner of Multicultural Academic and Support Services at University of Central Florida. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to encourage success by building student-leadership skills
  • how to create community through campus connections
  • how to provide direction through strong mentoring
  • how to increase the effectiveness of a student-success strategies course
  • how to encourage academic achievement by providing study support

"Flipped-Classroom Design," by Drs. Mercy Cannon and Ellen Smyth. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the meaning of "flipped-classroom design"
  • different ways of implementing flipped-classroom design
  • potential benefits of flipped-classroom design
  • how to generate ideas for "flipping" a course

"Experiences with Flipped-Classroom Design," by Drs. Mercy Cannon of Languages and Literature and Ellen Smyth of Mathematics. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the meaning of "flipped-classroom design"
  • different ways of implementing flipped-classroom design
  • potential benefits of flipped-classroom design
  • how to generate ideas for "flipping" a course

Spring 2012

Faculty Leadership Program

"Shadow Day," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members shadowed an administrator of their choice and then discussed their experiences.

"Project Conclusions," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members evaluated each other's projects and methods for developing them.

"Developing Satellite Campuses," by Julia McGee; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members met at the Highland Crest to learn about and discuss the steps involved in the development of satellite campuses.

"MTSU's Center for Women and Nontraditional Students"; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members met with Anne Fraley, Interim Director of MTSU's Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, to learn how another university promotes nontraditional-student engagement.

"The University Budget," by Mitch Robinson, Sonja Stewart, and Andrew Shephard-Smith; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, Finance and Administration, and Grants and Sponsored Research. FLP members learned about and discussed the university's budget and the importance of grants.

"Nontraditional Students," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members met with Dr. Tucker Brown and various members of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the nontraditional student honor society, to learn about and discuss the needs of nontraditional students.

"Team Projects," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members finished their team projects and prepared their presentations.

"Developing the Service-Learning Initiative," by Dr. Clark Maddux and Liza Kurtz; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, and the Service-Learning Office. FLP members studied the leadership issues behind the development of the service-learning initiative.

"Team Projects," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLM members worked on their team projects.

"Developing the PASS Program," by Kay Haralson; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members learned about and discussed the leadership issues behind the development of the PASS program.

"Developing Student Access and Opportunities," by Lynette Taylor and Dr. Chris Gentry; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, the Office of Disability Services, and the Office of Undergraduate Research. FLP members learned about and discussed the leadership issues behind the Office of Disability Services and Undergraduate Research.

"Assessment-Based Initiatives," by Melissa Hunter; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, and Institutional Research and Effectiveness. FLP members learned about and discussed the value of assessment data in developing initiatives.

"Cultural Center Development," by Henderson Hill and Daisy Torres; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, African American Cultural Center, and Hispanic Cultural Center. FLP members learned about and discussed the leadership issues behind cultural-center development.

"Strengths Quest," by Dr. Melissa Gomez and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members learned about and discussed their StrengthsFinder talents. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • an understanding of one's own StrengthsFinder talents
  • how to apply one's StrengthsFinder talents to work
  • how to recognize when one uses StrengthsFinder talents
  • how to recognize other people's StrengthsFinder talents
  • how knowing one's strengths can impact effectiveness as a campus leader

"Developing Leadership," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP members reflected on their own leadership attributes.

New Faculty Workshops

"Degree Compass," by Mark Gray, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the development and use of Degree Compass
  • the new Degree Compass updates
  • the Academic Alert program
  • the advisor's role in Academic Alert
  • the online undergraduate bulletin

"Learning Styles," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • what is a "learning style"
  • different types of learning-style inventories
  • how to accommodate different learning styles
  • the debate surrounding learning-styles inventories
  • why to design content delivery for different learning methods

"Advising as Teaching," by Kacie Hutson, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the concept of advising as teaching
  • theories supporting advising as teaching
  • the impact of the advisor on student success
  • 6 components of advising as teaching
  • the value of advising as teaching

"Clicker Pedagogy," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the potential benefits of using a classroom response system when teaching
  • at least two reasons not to ask excessive recall questions with clickers
  • at least two ways to use clicker questions to promote higher-order thinking skills
  • at least two ways to use clicker questions to promote student engagement with course content

"Intrusive Advising and Advising Liaison Snapshots," by Mark Gray, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the intrusive advising model
  • benefits of using intrusive advising
  • Title III Faculty Advising Liaison Program
  • the difference in retention between all APSU first-year, full-time students and Title III targeted students
  • trends reflected in first-year, full-time students' responses to campus-wide advising survey

"Preventing Academic Dishonesty," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • at least two causes of unintentional plagiarism
  • at least two different cultural perspectives on plagiarism
  • at least two ways that Millennial ideology can promote unattributed appropriations
  • at least two course contributors to decisions to cheat
  • at least two strategies to reduce the likelihood of cheating

RASI Teaching Academy

"Teaching Strategies and Project Closeout Report," by Dr. Gray Kane for Revitalization for Academic Success Initiative Awardees. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the ten teaching strategies that Title III documents
  • which of the ten teaching strategies RASI teams have incorporated
  • how to construct a RASI Assessment Report

"IRB," by Dr. Doris Davenport for Revitalization for Academic Success Initiative Awardees. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the purpose of IRB review
  • how to write an IRB application
  • how to construct the Statement of Informed Consent
  • that the instructor of record cannot have access to the signed Statements of Informed Consent until after having submitted final grades

"Assessments," by Dr. Gray Kane for Revitalization for Academic Success Initiative Awardees. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the difference between formative and summative RASI assessments
  • how to determine what to assess
  • how classroom assessment techniques can help improve course delivery
  • at least one classroom assessment technique that can improve a RASI pilot
  • the requirements for RASI assessments

Faculty Advisor Training

"Advising Liaison Program Snapshots," by Mark Gray, Kacie Hutson, and Cindy Ellis. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the total number of contacts and average number of contacts per student in the Fall semester
  • the modifications to the schedule and reporting form for required contracts in the Spring semester
  • peer advisor responsibilities and activities in the Fall semester
  • the peer advisors' total number of contacts and average number of contacts per student in the fall semester
  • the goals of the Advising Liaison Program and Peer Advising Program for the Spring semester

Collaborative Events

"Caring for Military Families: From the Community to the Classroom; Part III: Veterans in Our Community and Classrooms," by Rebecca Townsand; co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Business Office, Office of Disability Services, and the Military Student Center.

"Caring for Military Families: From the Community to the Classroom; Part II: The Invisible Wounds of War," by Rebecca Townsand; co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Business Office, Office of Disability Services, and the Military Student Center.

"Caring for Military Families: From the Community to the Classroom; Part I: Veterans in Our Community and Classrooms," by Rebecca Townsand; co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Business Office, Office of Disability Services, and the Military Student Center.

NACADA Webinar: "Legal Implications of Academic Advising"; co-sponsored by Distance and Extended Education.

Pre-Semester Composition Workshop: "Intended Audience and Critical-Thinking Skills," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by the Dept. of Language and Literature. This event promoted the following:

  • the value of an audience-based teaching strategy
  • how to develop an audience-based teaching strategy
  • how an assigned audience can affect students' critical-thinking skills
  • how to devise an intended audience that can help a student develop critical-thinking skills
  • common student responses to an assigned reader

"Q&A on Disruptive Classroom Behavior" with Dr. Lowell Roddy, Director of Student Counseling Services, and Greg Singleton, Dean of Students and Associate VP of Student Affairs; co-sponsored by Student Counseling Services, Office of Student Affairs, the Department of Mathematics, and the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.

"Service-Learning Q&A," with Dr. Clark Maddux; co-sponsored by the Service-Learning Advisory Committee.

TNCC Service-Learning Forum, co-sponsored by Student Life and Leadership. Presentations included:

  • "Your Tennessee Campus Compact," by Mani Hull
  • "Service-Learning on Campus in the Classroom," by Clark Maddux and Alexandra Howard Wills
  • "Service-Learning and the Community," by Liza Kurtz
  • "International Service-Learning," by Tina Rousselot de Saint Ceran
  • "Service-Learning, Hospitality Style," by Margie Coltharp, Stephen Leake, and students from Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • "Talking with Your Legislator," by Senator Tim Barnes

Other Events

"i>clicker 2: Showcase of New Features," by Brenda Bravener-Greville of i>clicker.

Fall 2011

Faculty Leadership Program

"Shadow Day," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants shadowed an APSU administrator of their choice.

"Grants," by Andrew Shepard-Smith and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, and Grants and Sponsored Research. This event promoted knowledge of the grant-writing and -administrating process.

"Political Climate of Higher Education," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. FLP participants met with State Representative Joe Pitts and Dr. Howard Doty, TBR Faculty Sub-council Chair.

"Creating International Programs," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, and International Education. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the process for creating a study-abroad experience for APSU students
  • APSU faculty experiences with International Education
  • APSU student experiences with International Education
  • an example of a disciplinary problem during an APSU study-abroad experience
  • the emergency-response process in APSU International Education

"Innovative Professor Conference," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education.

"Distance and Extended Education, Part II," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • at least two types of online academic misconduct
  • how to use social media
  • how to use a multimedia tool in hybrid or online courses
  • how to evaluate accessibility of course materials
  • how to devise a plan for the use of multimedia in an online course

“Distance and Extended Education, Part 1,” co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • at least two differences between online and on-ground approaches in achieving course objectives
  • at least two ways in which technological tools and techniques relate to student learning outcomes
  • at least two components of D2L for achieving specific course objectives
  • how to design new learning modules in D2L
  • at least two ways to assess the effectiveness of technological tools and techniques in D2L

"Conflict Management," by Dr. Jeffrey Rush, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the five-step hard style of resolving conflict
  • how to take the upper hand in most disputes
  • the importance of empathy in communication
  • the importance of responding rather than reacting
  • FLP colleagues' approaches to conflict

"Balancing Home and Professional Lives," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • some of the physiological effects of stress
  • some of the cognitive effects of stress
  • the relationship between stress and organizational culture
  • the relationship between stress and time management
  • some time-management techniques

"Effective Mentoring of New Faculty," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and Center for Extended and Distance Education. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • some gaps that 2nd-year faculty perceive in current APSU mentorship
  • important topics to address during mentorship
  • the benefits of a mentorship syllabus
  • the detriments of a mentorship syllabus
  • potential obstacles to mentorship

"Making the Most of Higher Education," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, and the GIS Center. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • common critiques of higher education
  • FLP colleagues' critiques of higher education
  • the role of the APSU GIS Center
  • different ways of organizing campus services
  • how to identify gaps in campus services

"Student Leadership," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, the Honors College, and the President's Emerging Leaders Program. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the role of the APSU Honors Commons
  • how PELP functions
  • the perspective of PELP students
  • the perspective of SGA students
  • how student leadership can affect faculty leadership

"Our Students and Their Perspectives," co-sponsored by Academic Affairs, Center for Extended and Distance Education, Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the Counseling Center, the African American Cultural Center, and the Hispanic Cultural Center. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • APSU student characteristics
  • APSU student expectations
  • some concerns of underperforming students
  • the current state of APSU student mental health
  • how student perspectives affect faculty leadership

"What Is Good Leadership?", co-sponsored by the President's Office, Academic Affairs, and Center for Extended and Distance Education. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • different perspectives on leadership
  • skills for academic leadership
  • the importance of developing leadership skills
  • how to develop one's own leadership skills
  • how to inspire leadership in others

New Faculty Workshops

"Teaching Students with At-Risk Characteristics," by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • three at-risk characteristics
  • three strategies to overcome at-risk characteristics
  • at least two ways to emphasize relevancy of course content
  • at least two ways to increase student responsibilities without creating menial tasks
  • at least two ways to promote a sense of community

"Advising Tools, Part II," by Mark Gray, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to interpret information on the OneStop Advising Page
  • how to make course recommendations based on academic deficiencies
  • how to make course recommendations based on test scores
  • how to interpret degree evaluation
  • how to make course recommendations based on the student course-recommendation system

“Objectives-Based Course Planning,” by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how objectives-based planning can keep you and your students focused on clearly set goals
  • how objectives-based planning can help you empirically measure student performance
  • how objectives-based planning can help you develop resources to reduce future course preparation
  • how objectives-based planning can help you collect baseline data for future course improvements
  • how objectives-based planning can help you collect baseline data for future improvements to the curriculum

“Advising Tools, Part 1,” by Kacie Hutson and Cindie Ellis, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to login and access the Academic Advising Handbook from CTL website and D2L
  • how to login and access the supplementary advising materials from CTL website and D2L
  • the purpose of providing advisees with an Academic Advising Syllabus
  • how to login and access the Sample Academic Advising Syllabus from CTL and D2L
  • how to construct individual Student Learning Outcomes

Revitalization for Academic Success Initiative

“RASI Proposal Workshop,” by Dr. Gray Kane. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • that at least one member of the RASI team has to be the instructor of record
  • how the RASI rubric relates to the RASI proposal
  • how to emphasize the importance of the RASI project
  • how to connect each section of the RASI proposal into a consistent narrative
  • how to assess a RASI pilot

Faculty Advisor Training

"Advising Liaison Program Fall Semester 2011 Workshop" by Mark Gray. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the Intrusive Advising model for advising at-risk students
  • the required number of scheduled contacts to be made and documented
  • suggested activities for scheduled advising contacts
  • the location and use of referral information and resources
  • the peer-advisor-program application process

Collaborative Events

"Service-Learning Training," by Dr. Clark Maddux; co-sponsored by Student Life and Leadership. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • APSU's definition of "service-learning"
  • how to develop service-learning activities that fulfill an identified course objective
  • how to identify community needs the service-learning can fulfill
  • what "reflection" means in service-learning
  • how to develop at least two reflection activities for a service-learning course

"Service-Learning Training," by Dr. Clark Maddux; co-sponsored by Student Life and Leadership. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • APSU's definition of "service-learning"
  • how to develop service-learning activities that fulfill an identified course objective
  • how to identify community needs the service-learning can fulfill
  • what "reflection" means in service-learning
  • how to develop at least two reflection activities for a service-learning course

"Faculty Service-Learning Luncheon" by Liza Kurtz and Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by Student Life and Leadership. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • what is "service learning"
  • the benefits of service learning
  • types of activities in service learning
  • how to structure time for student reflection in service learning
  • how to design an effective service-learning course

Other Events

"Preventing Academic Dishonesty," by Dr. Gray Kane. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • at least three causes of unintentional plagiarism
  • at least two different cultural perspectives on Western plagiarism
  • at least two ways that Millennial ideology can promote plagiarism
  • at least three contributors to decisions to cheat
  • at least three strategies to reduce the likelihood of cheating

"Clickers in the Humanities," by Dr. Gray Kane. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how clicker questions can promote audience engagement during a presentation
  • how clicker questions can facilitate diverse styles of learning (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic)
  • how clicker questions can promote higher-order thinking skills
  • how clicker questions can guide classroom discussions
  • the importance of assessing the effectiveness of a presentation

“Clicker Pedagogy Workshop,” by Dr. Gray Kane. This event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • at least two reasons not to excessively use recall questions in the classroom
  • at least two ways to use clicker questions to promote higher-order thinking skills
  • at least two ways to use clicker questions to promote student engagement with course content
  • at least two ways to use clicker questions as a feedback tool
  • how clickers can facilitate diverse styles of learning

Spring 2011

New Faculty Workshops

"Reflective Teaching" by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • reasons for thinking of teaching as course delivery
  • reasons for critically evaluating course delivery
  • which aspects of a course to evaluate
  • different perspectives that can facilitate evaluation of course delivery
  • how to obtain data to evaluate course delivery

"Advising Q&A" by Mark Gray, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to interpret student information in the Onestop Advising Page
  • how to base recommendations on academic deficiencies
  • how to base recommendations on test scores
  • how to base recommendations on departmental guidelines
  • how to base recommendations on the Course Recommendation System

"Learning Styles" by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • what is a "learning style"
  • different types of learning-style inventories
  • how to accommodate different learning styles
  • the debates surrounding learning-style inventories
  • why to cater to different learning styles

"Advising Handbook" by Mark Gray, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • where to access the Online Advising Handbook
  • how to log into the Online Advising Handbook
  • the resources available in the Online Advising Handbook
  • how to access the Supplementary Materials
  • the Banner information in the Online Advising Handbook

"Assessments" by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how assessment strategies can reduce the likelihood of academic dishonesty
  • how assessment strategies can improve student learning
  • how assessment strategies can improve the sense of classroom community
  • how assessment strategies can improve the effectiveness of course delivery
  • how to develop assessment ideas

"The Advising Syllabus" by Mark Gray, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the goals of an Academic Advising Syllabus
  • how to access the Sample Advising Syllabus in D2L
  • how to construct an Academic Advising Syllabus
  • student characteristics that may make them at-risk
  • how to analyze student data to determine at-risk status

RASI Teaching Academy

"Q&A," by Drs. Karen Meisch, Marcy Maurer, Chad Brooks, and Matt Jones.

"IRB," by Dr. Gray Kane.

"RASI Teaching Strategies and Assessments," by Dr. Gray Kane. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the Title III Center for Teaching and Learning's recommended ten teaching strategies
  • the RASI grant requirements for summative assessments
  • the RASI grant requirement of a formative assessment report
  • the Title III Center for Teaching and Learning's recommendations for assessments
  • how to develop assessment ideas

Faculty Advisor Training

"CoSM Advisor Training" by Mark Gray, co-sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • recommended number and timing of contacts with advisees
  • options for documentation of advisee contacts
  • availability of academic advising handbook/syllabus
  • available resources for making student referrals
  • possibility and purpose of peer advisor program

Collaborative Events

"Recent Changes in ADA Requirements" by Lynette Taylor and Philip Voorhees; co-sponsored by Disability Services. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the term "people first language"
  • strategies to assist students in communicating in online and on-ground courses
  • APSU accessible web-design guidelines
  • the Americans with Disabilities Act As Amended as it applies to online environments
  • where to find information about upcoming DOJ regulations

"Introduction to PTSD and TBI" by LT Venecia Rhoden, co-sponsored by the President's Office. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • a working definition of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • a working definition of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • the frequency of PTSD diagnosis in returning veterans
  • how PTSD can affect student-campus interactions
  • how TBI can affect student-campus interactions

"Universal Design and Online Education" from Academic Impressions; co-sponsored by the Office of Disability Services. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the importance of higher education to workers with disabilities
  • the frequency of students with undisclosed disabilities
  • common disabilities for students
  • the seven principles of Universal Design
  • best practices of Universal Design

Other Events

"Plagiarism in the Digital Age" from Turnitin.com. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • student arguments in support of cheating
  • common faculty misconceptions about plagiarism
  • pedagogical approaches to lessen the temptation to cheat
  • how to use technology to reduce the likelihood of student cheating
  • how to promote integrity

"i>clicker: Digital Classroom Response Systems" by Brenda Bravener-Greville. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to evaluate student understanding of course material presented in lecture
  • how to promote student involvement in a lecture setting
  • how to instantly survey student attitudes and perceptions
  • how to correct student misunderstanding in real time
  • how to encourage peer instruction

Fall 2010

Revitalization for Academic Success Initiative

"RASI Proposal Workshop" by Dr. Tim Winters and Pat Perdew. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • what constitutes a revitalization
  • what type of course is most appropriate for a RASI grant
  • how the RASI committee will use the course-revitalization rubric to select proposals
  • how to use the course-revitalization rubric to write the proposal
  • requirements that accompany a RASI grant

Faculty Advisor Training

"CoSM Advisor Training" by Mark Gray; co-sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • OneStop Advising Page in AP Web Self-Service
  • degree evaluation/what-if analysis
  • advising information in ARGOS
  • Academic Advising Handbook in D2L

"Advisor Training: Advising Handbook" by Mike Dunn; co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the Academic Advising Handbook
  • the concept of learning outcomes for an advising session
  • the Fresh Start Policy
  • the Care Policy
  • the concept of an advising syllabus

Collaborative Events

"Teacher Education for Tomorrow" by Dr. Michael Hosokawa; co-sponsored by the College of Education. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the difference between just-in-case learning and just-in-time learning
  • the difference between a subject-based curriculum and an integrated problem-based curriculum
  • the difference between a traditional small group learning experience and a problem-based small group experience
  • how to apply the principles of problem-based learning
  • how to draft a problem-based case found on a chosen topic

"The Disruptive Student" by Brett Sokolow, co-sponsored by Student Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • when and how campus violence is preventable
  • an APSU employee's role in campus-violence prevention
  • the importance of reporting seemingly trivial behavior
  • the 3-level rubric for communicating campus mental-health concerns
  • tools for effectively addressing classroom disruption

"FERPA" by Brett Sokolow, co-sponsored by Student Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the definitions and limitations of an educational record
  • common misinterpretations of FERPA that disrupt communications about students
  • the effect of dependency on FERPA
  • the FERPA health and safety exception
  • how to apply the FERPA health and safety exception

"Fostering a Community of Engagement" by Dr. Berrylin Martin and Greg Singleton, co-sponsored by Counseling Services and Student Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • mental-health challenges facing today's students
  • identifiable factors that can affect student behaviors
  • the four types of "students of concern"
  • how to respond to each of the four types of "students of concern"
  • whom to contact in case of concerns involving students

"Course Revitalization: The Buffet Model" by Dr. Dennis Pearl, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • key elements of successful redesign strategies
  • the value of different learning styles in teaching
  • the buffet strategy for course redesign
  • strategies for assessing a redesign
  • where to look for resources on redesigns

"Advising Program" by Barbara Blackston; co-sponsored by Advisement Center for Undeclared Students.

Faculty Roundtables

"Advising Strategies."

"Undergraduate Research," co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

"Leaving the Lectern."

Teaching Circles

"Teaching Circles,” by Dr. Dwonna Goldstone.


Spring 2010

New Faculty Workshops

"The Reflective Teacher" by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how students' personal lives can affect course efficiency
  • how students' experiences in high school and APSU can affect course efficiency
  • the value of differentiating between essential and inessential course competencies
  • how to start researching pedagogical options
  • how preferred teaching styles affect course efficiency

"FAQ's in Academic Advising" by Kay Haralson and Mike Dunn; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • when CARE and Fresh Start policies are appropriate
  • how to counsel students on the procedure for applying CARE or Fresh Start policies
  • where to find advisee information on BANNER
  • what information is available on the OneStop BANNER screen
  • how to advise students on Gen Ed Core requirements

"Assessment" by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • what formative assessment is
  • how formative assessments can improve student learning
  • how formative assessments can enhance course efficiency
  • how formative assessments can lead to both short-term and long-term course improvements
  • how the assessment cycle works

"Advising Syllabus" by Kay Haralson and Mike Dunn, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to log in and access the Faculty Advising Handbook on D2L
  • how to construct an advising syllabus
  • APSU Core requirements
  • how to access the Core Requirement Checklist in the D2L Faculty Advising Handbook
  • how to access the Online Course Survey for students

"Learning Styles," by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs.

"Establishing and Measuring Student Learning Outcomes for the Academic Advising Experience," by Kay Haralson and Mike Dunn; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs.

“Creating an Academic Syllabus,” by Dr. Gray Kane; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs.

“Creating an Advising Syllabus,” by Kay Haralson and Mike Dunn; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs.

RASI Teaching Academy

"Course Redesign: Potential Pitfalls and Their Opportunities," by Dr. Matt Jones and Stacie Mumpower.

"Course Redesign Q&A," by Dr. Matt Jones and Stacie Mumpower.

Collaborative Events

"Planning Undergraduate Research," co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Faculty Roundtables

"Academic Freedom."

Other Events

PBS Documentary: "Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk."

“i>clicker: Enhancing the Classroom Experience,” by Alysia Baker of i>clicker.

Fall 2009

Faculty Advisor Training

"From Good Advising to Great Advising Using Appreciative Advising Techniques" by Dr. Cathy Buyarski.

Collaborative Events

"Increasing Student Success and Retention" by Dr. Gordon Hodge; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how low-stakes quizzing can be used to improve student exam performance
  • why low-stakes quizzing improves student learning
  • critical features of low-stakes quizzing
  • pitfalls in using quizzing techniques
  • how to address student, faculty, or administrative concerns about low-stakes quizzing

"Course Redesign in Psychology," by Dr. Gordon Hodge; co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology.

"Easy as 1-2-3: Grading Student Writing" by Dr. Joe Urgo; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • how to create weekly response essays that are incorporated into classroom pedagogy
  • how to create sequenced writing assignments as an alternative to successive drafts
  • how to use the 1-2-3 method for grading weekly response essays
  • how to grade individual student writing
  • how to create "reverse research assignments" as preparation for research papers

"Course Redesign--It's not just about computers and money" by Dr. Tristan Denley; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the overall philosophy and aims that are embedded in redesign
  • common misconceptions about course redesign
  • current APSU redesign activities and achievements to draw ideas from
  • upcoming guest speakers whose topics might enhance a course redesign
  • the course-redesign proposal process

"21st Century Teaching & Learning: The World Has Changed" by Dr. James Kelley of Apple; co-sponsored by Academic Affairs. The event promoted knowledge of the following:

  • the academic expectations of millennial learners
  • ways in which technology affects the sequence of millennial learning
  • technological opportunities to create 21st Century learning environments
  • the possible role of mobile technologies in teaching and learning
  • the difference between using technology to enhance a learning task and using it to transform a learning task

Faculty Roundtables

“Media-Based Learning Styles: Should Higher Education Yield to Them?”

“Technology and the Diversity of Learning.”

Teaching Circles

"Open Topic,” by Dr. Dwonna Goldstone.

"Open Topic," by Dr. Dwonna Goldstone.

“Open Topic,” by Dr. Dwonna Goldstone.

Other Events

"i>clicker Mock Classroom," by Dr. Gray Kane.

Clicker Pedagogy Webinar: "Using Clickers to Assess and Gage Student Learning," by Dr. Peter M. Saunders.

"i>clicker: Enhancing the Classroom Experience," by Alysia Baker of i>clicker.

"Emerging Interactive Media and Neomillennial Learning Styles: Implications for Higher Education" by Dr. Chris Dede.

Course Redesign Summer Teaching Academy

Course Redesign Summer Teaching Academy Workshop: "Classroom Assessment Techniques" by Dr. Gray Kane, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs.

Course Redesign Summer Teaching Academy Workshops by Dr. Elizabeth Connor, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs.

Spring 2009

"Course Redesign" by Dr. Tristan Denley, co-sponsored by Academic Affairs.