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August 29th, 2013 by Eric

Faculty Lounge
Lamson Rm. 113
Hours:
Monday- Friday
9AM—4PM
Can reserve for meetings!

Phone
603-535-2813 
Email
psu-cetl@plymouth.edu
Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #47B
Plymouth, NH 03264

CETL Summer Symposium 2016

May 4th, 2016 by Melinda

 

Summer Symposium 2016 A

June 7th, 9th, 10th

Topics Include:
• Strategic Cluster guest speakers
• Interdisciplinarity and engagement
• Helping students budget time for research
• Encouraging student-preparedness
• Immersion experiences & block scheduling
• Beyond lecture & discussion: Creative classrooms
• Moodle upgrade, Email system upgrade, and other academic technology topics

So we can better serve you (we want you to have enough food! 🙂 ), please RSVP by June 1 HERE

 

Strategic Cluster Guest Speakers Tuesday, June 7th

Champlain College

ELIZABETH BEAULIEU Ph.D. is the founding dean of the Core Division at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and was hired in 2007 to oversee the design and implementation of a new interdisciplinary general education curriculum. Champlain’s Core is now almost a decade old and serves as a national model of integrative education. Prior to assuming the deanship at Champlain College Betsy taught interdisciplinary courses in women’s studies and food studies and was involved in a variety of first-year student initiatives at Appalachian State University. Since 2007 she has worked with various institutions as well as AAC&U and Academic Impressions to assist programs interested in innovative approaches to general education. Now she embraces the life of the administrator and tries to take an integrative approach to everything while enjoying an amazing view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains every day.

 

Bridget Trogden

BRIDGET G. TROGDAN Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Mercer University and Director of “Research that Reaches Out,” the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. A frequent speaker and consultant on higher education and pedagogical design, Dr. Trogden has extensive experience with undergraduate research, service-learning, global learning, and other high-impact learning practices. She leads group deliberative processes to maintain, document, and improve institutional effectiveness. She served as the inaugural director of Mercer’s first-year seminar program (INT 101), helping faculty to design new sections of courses centered on integrative learning. She was instrumental in writing and submitting the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a 5-year strategic plan to enhance student learning through the theme of “Research that Reaches Out,” integrating research and service to address some of the world’s most pressing problems. As Director of the program, she helps faculty, staff, and students to adopt effective and transdisciplinary strategies to meet these goals.

 

Summer Symposium 2016 – Schedule of Events

Title

Presenter(s)

Schedule

June 7, 2016

Impacts and Outcomes of the 2015 Academic Technology Institute – Beyond saving money for students, Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogy, and Open Access are transforming the reach and impact of public education. Come hear how your peers are rethinking teaching, research, and learning communities by going “Open.” Rebecca Busanich – Health and Human Performance

Kathleen Herzig – Psychology

Kelly Swindlehurst – Elementary Education & Childhood Studies

Pamela Anneser – Art Department

Amanda Whitworth – Music, Theatre and Dance

9:00-10:00am

 

Break 10:00-10:15am
Cluster Context: Inspirations

PSU is going through massive re-organizational changes to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and learning and to build richer partnerships between students and off-campus constituents. While we may be the first university to transform so completely into this “cluster” model, inter- and trans-disciplinary teaching and learning have been happening at other institutions and organizations for decades. In this panel, presenters will offer some context for the kinds of changes we’re undertaking at PSU. What have other institutions done to be successful? What kinds of models might we look to or adapt? What pitfalls have other organizations encountered that we should try to avoid? ~30 minutes presentation (~10 min each) ~30 minutes open discussion.

Christie Sweeney – Educ. Leadership, Learning & Curriculum

Robyn Parker – Dean, College of Business Administration

Gail Mears – Dean, College of Education, Health and Human Services

10:15-11:15am

 

Lunch 11:15am -12:15pm

Strategic Cluster Guest Speakers:

Transformation, engagement, and interdisciplinarity

Plymouth State is currently undergoing a massive reorganization as we move into a university-wide “cluster” model, with all programs housed within one of seven “clusters of excellence.” Our guest speakers have been at the hub of similar transformations, who can speak from experience about facilitating interdisciplinarity, and who can offer perspective on models of experiential and community-based learning.

 

Elizabeth Beaulieu,

Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont

is the founding dean of the Core Division at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and was hired in 2007 to oversee the design and implementation of a new interdisciplinary general education curriculum. Champlain’s Core is now almost a decade old and serves as a national model of integrative education. Prior to assuming the deanship at Champlain College Betsy taught interdisciplinary courses in women’s studies and food studies and was involved in a variety of first-year student initiatives at Appalachian State University. Since 2007 she has worked with various institutions as well as AAC&U and Academic Impressions to assist programs interested in innovative approaches to general education. Now she embraces the life of the administrator and tries to take an integrative approach to everything while enjoying an amazing view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains every day.

 

Bridget G. Trogdan,

Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Mercer University and Director of “Research that Reaches Out,” the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. A frequent speaker and consultant on higher education and pedagogical design, Dr. Trogden has extensive experience with undergraduate research, service-learning, global learning, and other high-impact learning practices. She leads group deliberative processes to maintain, document, and improve institutional effectiveness. She served as the inaugural director of Mercer’s first-year seminar program (INT 101), helping faculty to design new sections of courses centered on integrative learning. She was instrumental in writing and submitting the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a 5-year strategic plan to enhance student learning through the theme of “Research that Reaches Out,” integrating research and service to address some of the world’s most pressing problems. As Director of the program, she helps faculty, staff, and students to adopt effective and transdisciplinary strategies to meet these goals.

 

12:15-1:45pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 – 3:30pm

RECEPTION with Guest Speakers 3:30-5:00pm

June 9, 2016

Hypothes.is – Web annotations

Transform your online reading processes, participate in reading communities, and annotate the internet!

Scott Robison – Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 9:00-9:45am
Creating Immersion/Block Experiential Semesters

As PSU reorganizes and considers a variety of ways to offer students meaningful learning experiences, let’s hear from colleagues on how they’re already making block scheduling work in their programs.

Christian Bisson – Health and Human Performance

Jamie Hannon – Health and Human Performance

10:00-10:45am
Moodle Gradebook Drop-ins

First-time users and seasoned users welcome! Set up or tune up your Gradebook for your courses.

(Located in the Frost conference room)

 

Stacey Curdie – Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Katie Martell – CETL

10:30am-1:00pm
Break 10:45-11:00am
Research Papers: Helping Students Succeed

How can we make these assignments meaningful? How can we help students budget their time? Instructors will present on undergraduate and graduate contexts.

Angie Ricciardi – Library & Academic Support Services

Shannon Rogers  –  Environmental Science & Policy and Center for the Environment

Heather Doherty – Biological Sciences

11:00-11:45am
 Lunch 11:45am-12:45pm
Discover Follett: Our PSU Bookstore

Learn about the new online textbook system and find out how to put the Bookstore to work for you!

Steve Rheume – PSU Bookstore 12:45-1:30pm
Break 1:30-1:45pm
“Have you done the reading?” Helping Students be Prepared

How can we encourage student-investment in “doing the work” for class day-to-day? Instructors will discuss strategies for both online and face to face classes.

Wendy Palmquist – Psychology

Karolyn Kinane – English/Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Stacey Curdie – CETL

 

1:45-2:30pm
Updates from IT: New PSU email system and Microsoft OneDrive Jo-Anne Guilmett – Information Technology Services 2:30- 3:15pm

June 10, 2016

Connecting Students, Curriculum, and Off-campus Partners Jess Dutille – Center for Bus. & Community Partnerships

Eric Spieth – College of Business Administration/Enterprise Center

Thad Guldbrandsen – Research and Engagement

9:00-9:45am
Moodle Upgrade: What you Need to Know Katie Martell – Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 9:45-10:30am
 

 

Moodle Gradebook Drop-ins

First-time users and seasoned users welcome! Set up or tune up your Gradebook for your courses.

(Located in the Frost conference room)

 

 

 

Stacey Curdie – Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Katie Martell – CETL

 

 

10:30am-1:00pm

Break 10:30-10:45am
Team-Based Learning (TBL) as a Means of Engaging Students

This workshop offers participants an overview of an evidence-based teaching pedagogy that has been shown to be successful in engaging students from a variety of majors. The workshop will provide an overview of the TBL model and will offer tips on adapting parts of the model to our classes.

Kristina Lind – Social Work 10:45-11:30am
Lunch 11:30am-12:30pm
The Needs of First Generation College Students: Gleanings from a PSU Ed.D. Dissertation

20 minutes presentation of findings followed by 25 minute open discussion on how best to serve this population

Karen Deighan – Educ. Leadership, Learning & Curriculum 12:30-1:15pm
Break 1:15-1:30pm
Open Access: What side are you on?

Open Access can look like a lot of different things.  We’ll discuss the different flavors of OA and how to find the one that most benefits you and your potential audience.

 

 

Christin Wixson – Library & Academic Support Services 1:30-2:15pm
Beyond Lecture and Discussion

Our classrooms are designed for more. We know we should do more. Hear from undergraduate and graduate instructors about how they create Interactive, impactful, and interesting classroom experiences for students.

Annie Hager –  Mathematics

Nancy Puglisi – Counselor Education & School Psychology

Karolyn Kinane – English/Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

2:15-3:00pm

 

Ongoing Events

January 1st, 2015 by Ivy

Meditation Mondays, Every Monday 12:20 pm – 12:45 pm

Every Monday

12:20 pm – 12:45 pm in the Frost Commons

Join faculty and staff for guided meditation each Monday.  We meet in Frost Commons every Monday from 12:20 pm-12:45 pm. Please mark your calendars and if you haven’t attended yet (and have wanted to!), plan to start this semester.

No experience necessary and all experience levels welcome.

Let us know if you have any questions.
Annette Holba and Nancy Puglisi

 

Moodle drop-in session

Bring your questions to Moodle’s drop-in sessions! Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10:30 am-1:00 pm, in the CETL Faculty Lounge (Lamson 113), in the back of the library’s main level.  If these hours don’t work with your schedule, call (603)535-2813.

Moodle Drop-in sessions for the month of January have been altered, see below.

Moodle Drop-in sessions will NOT be available Wednesday, Jan 13th and Thursday, Jan 14th.  
 
Wednesday, Jan 20th has been moved to Tuesday, Jan 19th from 10 am to 3:00 pm and
Thursday, Jan 21st is from 10 am to 3:00 pm as part of the January Jamboree.Please plan accordingly. 
 

 

 

Moodle drop-in sessions, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10:30AM-1:00PM

January 1st, 2015 by Ivy

Bring your questions to Moodle’s drop-in sessions!

Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10:30AM-1:00PM, in the CETL Faculty Lounge (Lamson 113), in the back of the library’s main level.

If these hours don’t work with your schedule, call (603)535-2813.

 

Meditation Mondays, Every Monday 12:20PM – 12:45PM

January 1st, 2015 by Ivy

Every Monday

12:20pm – 12:45pm

Frost Commons

Join faculty and staff for guided meditation each Monday.  Meditation Monday starts next Monday, September 14th! We meet in Frost Commons every Monday from 12:20pm-12:45pm. Please mark your calendars and if you haven’t attended yet (and have wanted to!), plan to start this semester.

No experience necessary and all experience levels welcome.

Let us know if you have any questions.
Annette Holba and Nancy Puglisi

Current Events and Announcements

August 13th, 2013 by Eric

Current Events

 

Summer Symposium 2016 A

Save the Date!

June 7th, 9th, and 10th

 

Topics Include:
• Strategic Cluster guest speakers
• Helping students budget time for research
• Encouraging student-preparedness
• Immersion experiences & block scheduling
• Beyond lecture & discussion: Creative classrooms
• Moodle upgrade and other academic technology topics
• Interdisciplinarity and engagement

Strategic Cluster Guest Speakers Tuesday, June 7th

Click for more information.

 

 

 feedback

Faculty Feedback from 2015 Summer Symposium

“I liked the enormous variety & the drop-in pacing. I liked the TIMING. It is often too late to have pedagogically focused workshops during traditional faculty week time because by that point in August, I’m done planning my semester’s courses. Now, as I’m putting together syllabi, I can reflect on what I saw/learned.”

 

“It was low key and stress free in a supportive environment.”

 

“I really liked everything about this symposium!”

 

“I love networking with colleagues in a relaxed setting.”

 

“It’s great not just hearing from the presenter but also talking with participants through prompting questions.”

 

 

 

tenure

2016 Promotion and Tenure Guidelines and Procedures

During this program Provost Bernier and the Deans will review Promotion and Tenure guidelines, procedures, and levels of expectation. Faculty members who have been tenured/promoted recently or are currently engaged in the process will share their experience and tips for gathering, organizing, and presenting documentation in support of their application. While all Plymouth State Faculty are invited to this program, non-tenured faculty are especially encouraged to attend.

Monday, May 9th 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Frost Commons OR

Monday, May 16th 9:00 a.m – 10:30 a.m. Lamson 113

This workshop is mandatory for Department and Committee Chairs of candidates to attend at least one of these events.

If your department has written criteria for Promotion and Tenure, please bring this material along with you.

Refreshments will be available.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to CETL at PSU-cetl@plymouth.edu

 

 

Moodle

August Moodle Upgrade!
Check out the new features here.

 

 

Ongoing Events

Meditation Mondays

Meditation Monday starts at 12:20 pm-12:45 pm.

Click for more information.

 

Moodle drop-in session

Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10:30 am-1:00 pm (CETL Faculty Lounge – Lamson 113)

Click for more information.

 

 

Announcements

Notice: Faculty Lounge at Lamson 113 is OPEN for all instructors!

 

Archive of Webinars 

 

Faculty Focus articles

 

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