May Symposium

May Symposium Conference Day

Wed, 10 May 2017 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center, parking is available in JMU lots C11, C12 and D3 Lots between the hours of 7:45 AM and 5:00 PM.  Click here for a parking map.

Walk-in registration is welcome for most sessions. Pre-registration has closed.

Held annually and in its 11th year, May Symposium compiles a variety of faculty development experiences featuring faculty-led workshops and roundtables on innovative topics. This exciting collaborative effort provides full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and academic unit leaders with opportunities to focus on teaching, scholarship, career planning, and more. The programs during May Symposium Conference Day are proposed and facilitated by departments, organizations, and offices from across the university. The Center for Faculty Innovation provides technical, programming, and logistical support for May Symposium as one of its signature programs. 

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8:15 - 9:00 AM Welcome & Networking Breakfast 
9:15 - 10:45 AM CANCELLED Green Zone Training: Working with Student Veterans
9:15 - 10:45 AM When Is Too Much Not Enough? Using Cognitive Theories of Learning to Shape Instructional Choices 
9:15 - 10:45 AM I See Your Point: Visual Facilitation
9:15 - 10:45 AM Clarity in Career Purpose
9:15 - 10:45 AM How Instructors Can Excel with Excel (★laptop recommended) 
9:15 - 10:45 AM Student Engagement via Active Learning: Simple Ways to Involve Students in the Learning Process (★laptop recommended)
9:15 - 10:45 AM Enhancing Learning by Embracing Dissonance
9:15 - 10:45 AM A Model for Teaching Large Classes: Facilitating a “Small Class Feel”  
9:15 - 10:45 AM Madison as Mentor: Incorporating Madison’s Legacy
11 AM - 12 PM Explore Your Community Engagement Roadmap with IIHHS 
11 AM - 12 PM Making Headlines: Getting Your Scholarship in the News 
11 AM - 12 PM Learning Creative Confidence: The X-Labs Experience 
11 AM - 12 PM Partnering with Procurement
11 AM - 12 PM Teaching in EPIC: What’s In It for Faculty?
11 AM - 12 PM Open Conversations and Consultations 
11 AM - 12 PM Gen Ed and Beyond: Effective Practices for Large Classes 
11 AM - 12 PM Teaching News Literacy and Information Literacy in the Age of “Fake News” and “Post Truth” 
11 AM - 12 PM Scholarship of Engagement: How JMU Faculty are Turning Work in the Community into Research 
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch and Keynote “Inclusive Excellence at JMU: Creating an Environment that Values and Supports All Learners” Dr. Tasha Souza
1:45 - 3:15 PM FULL Using Low-Stakes Writing Activities to Enhance Learning and Critical Thinking
1:45 - 3:15 PM Moving the Needle: Insights on Ethical Reasoning in the Classroom 
1:45 - 3:15 PM Graphic Design 101 for Faculty
1:45 - 3:15 PM JMUke: Engaging the Community in Making and Learning
1:45 - 3:15 PM Facilitating Difficult Dialogues and Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom 
1:45 - 3:15 PM Facts Matter: Helping Students (and Faculty) Identify and Analyze Sources 
1:45 - 3:15 PM United We Serve: A JMU Partnership to Enhance Grant Support for Faculty 
1:45 - 3:15 PM Essential Ingredients to Creating and Sustaining a Service-Learning Course 
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 PM The Experience of Being Mid-Career 
3:30 - 4:30 PM Studying Motivation Across the Disciplines
3:30 - 4:30 PM Lead Thoughtful and Enriching K12 STEM Outreach
3:30 - 4:30 PM JMU and the Harrisonburg Community: Take the Lessons Outside the Classroom 
3:30 - 4:30 PM Exploring Open Access Scholarship and the Promotion and Tenure Process 
3:30 - 4:30 PM Is It Real or Is It Fake? Teaching to Evaluate and Authenticate Visual Information 
3:30 - 4:30 PM What’s Happening in Gen Ed? Lightning Talks
3:30 - 4:30 PM Making Engagement Work: Benefits, Barriers and Strategies for Engaged Faculty 
3:30 - 4:30 PM  IMPACT3 Community Service Project in Rural West Virginia 

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