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November 2014


November 3   - Scholarly Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311

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Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help 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 by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.


November 5   - Take Your Class Outside: Teaching in Outdoor Settings
Location:  UREC 128

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Outdoor education offers an important alternative to traditional learning settings, providing hands-on experiences that enhance (or even replace) classroom activities across disciplines.  UREC is a partner for  JMU Faculty who are interested in creating curriculum in the outdoors, and with the Office of Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship, created the “Take Your Class Outside” program in 2014.  This roundtable, led by UREC staff and JMU faculty who participated in the program, introduces the process of creating an ‘outdoor class,’ including pedagogical approaches, field logistics, and student responses.

Facilitators:

Guy deBrun, Adventure and Challenge Course Programs, UREC; Robert Brent, Ph.D., Integrated Science and Technology; Wayne Teel, Ph.D., Integrated Science and Technology; CJ Brodrick-Hartman, Ph.D., Integrated Science and Tehcnology  and Executuve Director of the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability.



November 7   - Scholarly Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help 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 by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.

November 7   - Teaching Talk: Demystifying College Student Motivation: How We Can Make a Difference
Location: Rose Library room 5211; lunch will be provided at 12.

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Psychologists and motivation researchers hope that knowledge of motivation theory can be used to help improve classroom learning and instruction. However, because of its complexity, motivation theory can be daunting—especially to those unfamiliar with its nuances. Even the author of a popular educational psychology textbook once commented at a major education conference: “I hate writing the motivation chapter of my textbook. Motivation researchers have 48 +/- 8 theories of motivation, and I don’t know what should be stressed and what shouldn’t to aspiring teachers.” Although this statement somewhat exaggerates the number of motivation theories, the main point is certainly true. Numerous motivation theories have been proposed, and it can be difficult to sort through and make sense of various constructs. The purpose of this scholarly talk is to simplify the complexity found in motivational research and highlight what evidence-based practices optimally motivate college students. Data from JMU on the characteristics of the most and least motivating classes will be shared, and participants will be encouraged to reflect on teaching practices that they are currently using to promote optimal motivation.

Facilitator:  Dr. Kenn Barron, Professor of Psychology and Co-Coordinator of the Motivation Research Institute.



November 10 - Scholarly Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help 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 by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.


November 11 - Scholarship Agendas: Organize Projects, Manage Your Time
Location: Student Success Center 1075; lunch will be provided at 12.

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Amidst the busy nature of teaching, scholarship, and service, faculty need to reflect on their personal scholarly process, prioritize projects, and manage scholarship agendas. This workshop will aid participants in prioritizing scholarship projects and in building a timeline for completing projects for 2015 and beyond. Walk away with a scholarship timeline and clarified priorities for research projects in the new year.

This workshop is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:
  • Reflect on personal scholarly process;
  • Prioritize scholarly projects; and
  • Produce a timeline of action for completing scholarly projects.

Facilitator: Edward J. Brantmeier, Ph.D., Center for Faculty Innovation & Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education



November 14 - Scholarly Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 5230, CFI Resource Room

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help 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 by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.

November 14 - Managing Your Faculty Identity Online
Location: Rose 5211

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Over the past two decades, the rise of the internet has changed not just the ways that faculty interact with the communities that encompass faculty roles in teaching, research, service and leadership, but also how academics are asked and often expected to brand themselves as public intellectuals. Blogs, e-zines, online academic journals, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, digital repositories – each platform presents a host of opportunities as well as questions about how faculty use their limited time wisely, present a coherent and professional image, and manage their identity online. 

Facilitators
Meg Mulrooney, PhD, Associate Vice Provost for University Programs; Associate Professor of History
Yasmeen Shorish, Assistant Professor and Physical and Life Sciences Librarian
Douglas Harrison, PhD, Department of English and Center For Faculty Innovation



November 17 - Scholarly Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help 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 by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.


November 21 - Scholarly Writers' Lockdown
Location: Rose Library 3311

Register Here


Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. Held on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, these mini-lockdowns will help 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 by emailing cfi@jmu.edu

This lockdown is designed to help faculty make progress towards the following outcomes:

  • Practice the integration of writing as aspect of career; and
  • Increase a sense of belonging to a writing community.

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