November 5 - Image Theatre: An Arts-based Inquiry Approach for Teaching and Research
Location: Taylor 405Workshop
Building on multiple intelligences theory and advances in arts-based research that explore modalities of knowing beyond word and number, this workshop will introduce participants to inquiry techniques that they can use in collaborative learning environments and to assist in research analysis. Following a short discussion of the value of integrating the arts across disciplines, participants will create visual metaphors to represent research and course concepts (i.e. democratic classrooms, immigration, resilience, accountability, sustainability, care-giving, status, etc...). Participants will enjoy a playful, creative, participatory approach to enriching their research projects and teaching.
This workshop is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:
- Gain an enriched understanding of research analysis and teaching through arts-based inquiry; and
- Understand strategies to employ the arts in teaching and research - specifically image, gesture, sound, and metaphor.
This event is cosponsored by the College of Education.
November 12 - Creating and Maintaining Connections with Your Alumni
Location: Rose Library 3311; lunch will be providedRoundtable
Promoting meaningful connections with graduates offers endless opportunities to enrich departmental culture. Establishing relationships early with alumni allows departments to track graduates as they enter jobs and graduate work. More importantly, maintaining connections with alumni builds a culture that supports networking opportunities for current students, creates access for graduates to return to JMU to give talks or other job-related presentations, and builds relationships with graduates to support funding of department programs or initiatives. This roundtable will offer insights on ways departments can design alumni networks and outreach that over time will build strong, sustainable relationships with graduates that can support teaching, learning, and research opportunities for current students and faculty.
This roundtable is designed for faculty to make progress towards the following outcomes:
- explore strategies to connect with alumni; and
- develop appreciation for the role of longterm planning to develop vibrant alumni networks.
November 15 - POD
Location: Taylor 309Dates: Fridays; 9/20, 10/11, 11/15, 12/6Times: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration is now closed.
Peer Orientation and Development Groups (PODS) are populated by first year part-time and full-time faculty who meet once a month, but may also get together for other, more informal networking opportunities. Each POD group is co-facilitated by experienced JMU faculty members, and is designed to give participating faculty the opportunity to learn about academic culture at JMU, get to know faculty across the University, and begin formulating focused, targeted goals for professional development and career milestones.
Facilitator: Michael Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., Department of Computer Science
Facilitator: Jamie Frye, Ph.D., Department of Health Sciences
Facilitator: Douglas Harrison, Ph.D., Department of English & Center for Faculty Innovation
November 15 - Teaching International Students
Location: Rose Library 3311RoundtableThis event is also offered on 15 Fri, Oct 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In partnership with the CFI, the JMU International Study Center invites JMU faculty and staff to attend a roundtable discussion focused on international students and academic English. The purpose of this roundtable is to discuss current topics associated with working with international students in academic settings, including stages of language acquisition, errors vs. mistakes, student and teacher expectations, and learning strategies. Participants will gain insights from current literature and practice, as well as bring with them their experiences to share with each other.
This Roundtable is designed for faculty to make progress towards the following outcomes:
- Discuss topics associated with international student learning; and
- Gain insights from current literature and practice.
Facilitator: Andreas Beard
Facilitator: John Niblett
Facilitator: Adam Copeland
This event is cosponsored by the JMU International Study Center.
November 22 - Fourth Fridays Fifth Floor for Faculty
Location: Rose Library 5th Floor
We provide the lunch & afternoon coffee, you provide the energy to collaborate, write or reflect. Come enjoy fellowship with colleagues in the productive and beautiful environment on the Fifth Floor of the Rose Library. Select consultation services available. Don't forget your laptop!