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April 2013


April 1   - Student Learning in Cross Cultural Contexts: What Works and Why
Location: Rose Library 5211; lunch will be provided at noon
Roundtable

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Dr. Laura Stachowski, Director of Global Gateway for Teachers at Indiana University, will provide a brief overview of best practices for structured cultural immersion based on her thirty years of experiences with an evidence-based, multiple award winning program. Faculty interested in developing or experienced with courses or programs that engage students in cross-cultural contexts (study abroad, service learning, place-based education) will reflect on strengths and growth areas of their current practices in this facilitated conversation about best practices.   

This roundtable is designed for faculty to make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Reflect on strengths and growth areas of current practices related to cross-cultural learning for students;

  • Consider evidence-based approaches to structured cultural immersion; and

  • Engage in conversations about best practices in global education and service learning.

Facilitator: Dr. Laura Stachowski, Director of Global Gateways for Teachers at Indiana University—Bloomington.

Authentic Partner: Visiting Scholars Committee

Authentic Partner: College of Education



April 4   - Friday Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311
Lockdown

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Friday Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Fridays, these mini-lockdowns will help you create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance.


April 4   - Teaching the Adult Learner
Location: Rose Library 3311; snacks will be provided
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The second of three roundtables on developmental teaching and student learning, this discussion will provide participants with the opportunity to share strategies and exchange best practices in teaching adult learners.  At JMU, adult learners – those 25 years of age or above – encompass graduate learners; continuing, non-degree seeking students; and individuals enrolled in the adult degree completion program, among others.  Roundtable participants will consider ways to situate and engage adult students in homogenous and heterogeneous (i.e., multigenerational) learning environments.  Faculty will be invited to discuss the array of pedagogical opportunities teaching adults invites as well as brings to our own learning.

This roundtable is designed for faculty to make progress towards the following outcomes:   

  • Gain awareness of the variety of adult learners enrolled in JMU programs;
  • Consider the opportunities and challenges involved in teaching adult learners;
  • Exchange powerful techniques for teaching adults; and
  • Reflect on the value of multigenerational interaction in the university classroom.

Facilitator: Cara Meixner, Ph.D, Department of Graduate Psychology & Center for Faculty Innovation

Facilitator: Melissa Aleman, Ph.D., Communication Studies

Authentic Partner: The Graduate School



April 8   - Divided Island/Divided Time: a Fulbright in Cyprus
Location: Rose Library 5211; lunch will be provided at noon
Scholarly Talk

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Chip Bolyard, Associate Professor and Academic Unit Head of Philosophy and Religion, will talk about his semester on a Fulbright research grant in Cyprus.  In addition to giving a brief overview of his philosophical work and discussing some of the ancient and medieval historical sites he visited, he will focus on his experiences living on this eastern Mediterranean island, which has a complicated political status.  Though the island as a whole is a member state of the European Union, there is a U.N.-monitored division between the (ethnically Greek) Republic of Cyprus in the south and the politically isolated Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.  His travels on both sides of the “Green Line” dividing the two communities provide some insights into the difficulties involved in resolving this complicated conflict.

This scholarly talk is designed for faculty to make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Appreciate a Fulbright experience of a colleague;

  • Reflect on how international experiences may enhance one’s career; and

  • Gain knowledge about the Fulbright grant process.

Facilitator: Charles Bolyard, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy and Religion

Authentic Partner: Office of Diversity

Authentic Partner: Office of International Programs



April 11 - Friday Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311
Lockdown

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Friday Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Fridays, these mini-lockdowns will help you create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance.



April 18 - Friday Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311
Lockdown

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Friday Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Fridays, these mini-lockdowns will help you create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance.


April 18 - Exploring Mental Health
Location: Rose Library 5211; lunch will be provided at noon.
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The third in a series of roundtables on developmental teaching and student learning, this discussion is designed to build awareness of the state of mental health for college students.  In partnership with the CFI, the Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) will engage participants in informed, reflective dialogue designed to explore mental health issues on university campuses and specific concerns associated with the JMU student population.  Faculty and staff will be invited to share their perspectives; facilitators will also provide information about services provided at the CSDC in an attempt to address students' needs and concerns. 

This roundtable is designed for faculty to make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Increase awareness of the state of mental health for college students in general and at JMU;
  • Gain knowledge about student concerns from the perspectives of faculty members and CSDC staff;
  • Learn about services offered at the CSDC for students; and
  • Learn about how to use the CSDC as a resource.

Facilitators: Shirley Cobb, Nina Critz, Patricia Crocker, Leslie Gerrard, and Colleen Tennyson.

Authentic Partners: Counseling and Student Development Center, Student Affairs and University Planning



April 25 - Friday Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311
Lockdown

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Friday Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Fridays, these mini-lockdowns will help you create a regular writing pattern during the academic year. Peace of mind provided -- faculty writers provide the words.  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks.

Note: Consultations must be requested in advance.


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