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  • Oct 18
    Just the Basics: Analyzing Qualitative Data

    Location: Rose Library 5211
    Workshop
    This event is also offered on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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    Discovering meaningful yet efficient ways to analyze qualitative data can be a struggle for novice and expert researchers.  Designed for individuals who are new to qualitative inquiry, this workshop will provide participants with basic information, skills, and strategies involved in the analysis of textual data (e.g., survey responses, transcripts).  Participants will also learn about conventional and technology-driven approaches to coding, analysis and interpretation.

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

    Facilitator: Noorie Brantmeier, Ph.D, Department of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education

  • Oct 17
    Cascade Phase 2 Training

    Phase II is a basic technical training for Cascade that will train users to enter content via content types (mainly news, events, stories and images) into Cascade and expose them to the basic fundamentals of using Cascade to publish their website. Phase II is recommended for Content Publishers who will actually be doing publishing of content into Cascade.

    Enroll through MyMadison class number IT577.

  • Nov 5
    Cascade Phase 2 Training

    Phase II is a basic technical training for Cascade that will train users to enter content via content types (mainly news, events, stories and images) into Cascade and expose them to the basic fundamentals of using Cascade to publish their website. Phase II is recommended for Content Publishers who will actually be doing publishing of content into Cascade.

    Enroll through MyMadison class number IT577.

  • Nov 21
    Cascade Phase 2 Training

    Phase II is a basic technical training for Cascade that will train users to enter content via content types (mainly news, events, stories and images) into Cascade and expose them to the basic fundamentals of using Cascade to publish their website. Phase II is recommended for Content Publishers who will actually be doing publishing of content into Cascade.

    Enroll through MyMadison class number IT577.

  • Dec 12
    Cascade Phase 2 Training

    Phase II is a basic technical training for Cascade that will train users to enter content via content types (mainly news, events, stories and images) into Cascade and expose them to the basic fundamentals of using Cascade to publish their website. Phase II is recommended for Content Publishers who will actually be doing publishing of content into Cascade.

    Enroll through MyMadison class number IT577.

  • Oct 17
    Cascade Phase 1 Training

    This training will go over the philosophy of the new web publishing system, Cascade.

    Phase 1 training is required to progress to Phase 2 technical training.

    Enroll through MyMadison class number IT576.

  • Dec 12
    Cascade Phase 1 Training

    This training will go over the philosophy of the new web publishing system, Cascade.

    Phase 1 training is required to progress to Phase 2 technical training.

    Enroll through MyMadison class number IT576.

  • Oct 18
    Cascade Phase 3 Training

    This course is an Open Lab, for those that have been through Cascade Phase II Training and have a production login to Cascade, hosted by members of the web development team dealing with questions regarding your specific site in Cascade.

    Cascade Phase III Training will take place at the IT Training Center (JMAC4).

    Enroll through MyMadison class number IT578.

  • Nov 14
    Cascade Phase 3 Training

    This course is an Open Lab, for those that have been through Cascade Phase II Training and have a production login to Cascade, hosted by members of the web development team dealing with questions regarding your specific site in Cascade.

    Cascade Phase III Training will take place at the IT Training Center (JMAC4).

    Enroll through MyMadison class number IT578.

  • Dec 11
    Cascade Phase 3 Training

    This course is an Open Lab, for those that have been through Cascade Phase II Training and have a production login to Cascade, hosted by members of the web development team dealing with questions regarding your specific site in Cascade.

    Cascade Phase III Training will take place at the IT Training Center (JMAC4).

    Enroll through MyMadison class number IT578.

  • Oct 21
    FAST (Faculty/Staff) Fitness

    JMU Faculty and Staff, are you looking to exercise in the group setting with your colleagues? Then FAST Fitness is for you! These classes are for JMU Faculty and Staff only. Certified and Licensed Instructors from the community will lead each of the options for Fall 2013. These weekly sessions will run October 21 - December 6 (with the exception of Thanksgiving Week). Come and try out these classes October 14-18 for free! 

    Hatha Yoga with Jennifer Matthais-Cottrell
    Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm  
    Memorial Hall Auxiliary Gym
    This class combines traditional yoga postures and modern fitness for an incredible mind/body workout that will increase strength, endurance, and flexibility. Expect basic to intermediate poses. All fitness levels welcome.

    Hatha Yoga with Jennifer Matthais-Cottrell
    Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 am 
    Memorial Hall Auxiliary Gym
    This class combines traditional yoga postures and modern fitness for an incredible mind/body workout that will increase strength, endurance, and flexibility. Expect basic to intermediate poses. All fitness levels welcome.

    Zumba® with Cassandra Price
    Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
    Memorial Hall Auxiliary Gym
    Ditch the workout.  Join the party.  Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. 

    Cost and Registration Information: 
    Pick one, two or three weekly classes to join! Pay $21 for each 6-week session. Please register for this program with FLEX (or check made out to James Madison University) at the UREC Welcome Center 24 hours prior to the start of the first session.  When registering, indicate which class you want to take.

    Doesn't fit into your schedule or don't want to pay? Faculty and Staff are welcome to participate in any of UREC's 100+ weekly group fitness classes (no extra fee). View the schedule and learn how to register!

    More information about UREC: http://www.jmu.edu/recreation/

  • Oct 25
    Kids' Night Out

    Kids' Night Out is an opportunity for children ages 5-12 come to UREC to play, climb, swim and interact with other children, eat pizza and have a GREAT time! 

    This KNO theme is Spooky Friday (Costumes are encouraged)! Celebrate Halloween a little early with UREC! Kids will enjoy a wide variety of treats, crafts, and activities which include a costume contest, rock climbing and swimming! Dinner will be provided.

    Each KNO is supervised by our UREC Graduate Assistants. The cost is $20 and includes pizza and drinks for dinner.

    Download the registration form!

    To register, print the form above and return it to the UREC Program Registration Desk or mail it to:

    Attn: Megan Flosdorf
    James Madison University Recreation
    MSC 3901 
    800 S. Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22807

    Drop-off begins at the end of Driver Drive at 4:45pm and lasts until 5:15pm. Pick-up will begin at 9pm and we ask that each child is picked up before 9:10pm.

    Contact Megan Flosdorf with questions.

    UREC Homepage / Facebook / Twitter

  • Oct 29
    Creating an Environment to Discuss Stereotypes in the Classroom

    Location: Taylor 304
    Roundtable

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    In this roundtable, Matthew Lee, Assistant Professor of Psychology, will lead the discussion of his teaching/research project on racial attitudes among students. The project looks at whether factual information on affirmative action, combined with other teaching interventions such as simulations, affects the racial attitudes of students, and how other factors interact with this relationship. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss teaching interventions as well as the measurement of student attitudes.

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

    • learn about and exchange ideas on scholarly work currently conducted at JMU;
    • discuss evidence-based strategies to measure stereotyping among students; and
    • exchange ideas on how to help students reduce stereotypes and to be more accepting of different perspectives.

    Facilitator: Andreas Broscheid, Ph.D, Department of Political Science

    Facilitator: Matt Lee, Ph.D, Department of Psychology

  • Nov 21
    Scholarship Agendas: Organize Projects and Manage Your Time

    Location: Taylor 306
    Workshop
    This event is also offered on Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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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 2014 and beyond. Walk away with a scholarship timeline and clarified priorities for research projects in the new year.

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

  • Oct 19
    Children's Harvest Festival

    1-5 p.m.
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Featuring dance and music exhibitions, lessons, crafts and sidewalk chalk art, singers and performances, Gus Bus story time, snacks, tours and a harvesting seeds activity.

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.

  • Oct 24
    Embodied Learning

    Location: Rose Library 3311
    Workshop

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    From the sciences and engineering to the arts and letters, embodied learning is gaining recognition as a sound, evidence-based pedagogy.  Such learning through and of movement – often called kinesthetic or somatic – connects students’ knowledge of content to physical, neural, and sensory experiences (Freiler, 2008).  

    Led by critically acclaimed choreographer Claire Porter and co-facilitated by faculty across the disciplines, this workshop will model principles of embodied learning while engaging participants in best practices.  Faculty will have the opportunity to share experiences and apply what they have learned to current or future courses.

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

    • understand what embodied learning entails for both faculty and learners;
    • experience an embodied practice (respiration and the expressive power of breath);
    • consider how embodiment may solve a teaching challenge; and
    • bridge knowledge of embodied learning to their teaching practices.

    Facilitator: Claire Porter with Kate Trammel and Sharon Babcock

    This event is sponsored by the School of Theatre and Dance and the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS)

    Claire Porter's comic masterpiece, Namely, Muscles, will be performed on Friday, October 25 by JMU dance faculty artist Kate Trammell. 

  • Oct 25
    Contemplative Pedagogies

    Location: Taylor 309
    Dates: Fridays 9/27, 10/25, 11/22
    Times: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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    Become part of a growing movement in higher education.  This Faculty Interest Group (FIG) welcomes people with experience or interest in applications of mindfulness and contemplative practices to teaching and student learning. According to empirical research, routine mindfulness practice stimulates brain activity, enhances focus and attentiveness, and can enhance academic achievement. Learn more about contemplative practices and collaborate with others who are interested in or engaged with contemplative pedagogies.  The frequency of group meetings, direction of discussion, and projects will be determined collectively.

    This FIG is designed to be a faculty-driven, self-directed community that agrees on collective objectives.  All FIGs are designed to help faculty make progress toward the following outcomes:

    • Explore a topic of common concern, interest, or relevance;
    • Apply what is learned to some aspect of faculty life at JMU; and
    • Collaboratively guide the group toward its intended goals.

    Facilitator: Jared Featherstone, WRTC and UWC

  • Oct 29
    Skillful Teaching at the Edge of Your Expertise

    Location: Montpelier Room
    Scholarly Talk

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    Most faculty do not like to admit it, but it is known to be true - faculty often find themselves teaching the unfamiliar. In some instances, professors are adding cutting edge research into courses; in others, they are teaching topics they haven't studied (or used) since their own sophomore years. One can immediately picture the pitfalls of this scenario, but in what ways can this make faculty better teachers and students better learners? In this plenary, teacher-scholar Therese Huston shares her research with faculty from across the country. What are best practices from professors who teach material outside of their comfort zone and do it well? What are some of the common but unavoidable mistakes all faculty tend to make? Integrally, what are the implications for the evolving professoriate and, at large, higher education? Faculty and graduate students at all levels and ranks are encouraged to attend this plenary and examine the experience of "teaching while learning" and what it suggests for how we can work more creatively and innovatively with students.

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

    • speak to the productive tensions that arise when faculty teach at the margins of their expertise;
    • gain awareness of the evolving, changing professoriate; and
    • generate conversations regarding teaching and its relationship to broader career development.

    Facilitator: Therese Huston, Ph.D, Center for Faculty Development at Seattle University

    This event is cosponsored by General Education.

  • Oct 30
    Best Practices in the Peer Evaluation of Teaching

    Location: Rose Library 3311; breakfast will be provided
    Workshop

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    Faculty often utilize student feedback to help improve teaching, but students’ comments are not always as constructive as they could be. Instead of relying on students for formative feedback, campuses across the country are turning to faculty to provide more informed and systematic feedback to one another. There’s just one problem:  Even faculty members who have taught for years are not necessarily comfortable having a peer at the back of their classrooms. In theory, thoughtful, constructive feedback is essential to improvement, but in practice, it can be difficult to give or receive feedback from a colleague, even one with the best of intentions. In this interactive workshop, participants will look at a variety of best practices for classroom observations and will tackle the most common roadblocks.  

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

    • distinguish formative and summative uses of peer evaluation;
    • evaluate common practices in conducting classroom observations;
    • role play the three stages of an effective observation;
    • practice giving difficult feedback (and draw upon the research findings that make it easier);
    • consider the mutual benefits for both those giving and those receiving feedback; and
    • discuss the next steps.

    Facilitator: Therese Huston, Ph.D, Center for Faculty Development at Seattle University

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