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Past Event Materials

January 26, 2022
Kindra Schneider
Backwards Designs
Zoom Online

Students finishing your course and STILL not mastering the major concepts/big ideas?  Learn how using Backwards Design can help you intentionally support students so they meet those core learning targets.  This session will walk you through the steps you need to take.  It will also provide you with ideas for how you can evaluate effectiveness of the assignments and the tools/resources you used to drive home your learning targets. Additionally, BWD can help you develop a high-quality alignment chart for the SDBOR-QA review. 

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January 20, 2022
Dr. Katie Anderson
Reading/Vocabulary Strategies for College Students
Zoom Online

Reading informational text, especially at the complexity level required of college students, can be challenging. This session will share several easily integrated research-based reading comprehension strategies and strategies for helping students with complex vocabulary.

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Beginning of the Semester Workshop - D2L

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Don't feel headache with D2L! This video can surely help you make the migration process from a previous semester to the current semester smoother.

 

November 17, 2021
Instructional Strategies that Work by Dr. Kevin Smith 
Location: Zoom Online

Having a toolbox of instructional strategies that you know how to implement is an important part of being an educator. In this session you'll learn about 2-3 proven instructional strategies that work in terms of helping students learn. I'll explain the strategy, walk attendees through how to implement it, and model how it works with students. 

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October 27, 2021
Integrating Human Rights education into your curriculum by Dr. Mark Geary
Location: Zoom Online

Understanding of Human rights helps students situate events within a global context. One of the objectives on the course evaluations is "Developing knowledge and understanding of diverse perspectives, global awareness, of other cultures." Understanding human rights and how they were adopted gives students the understanding of a widely accepted set of principles that many nations have agreed to, at least in principle. Helping students to understand the tensions between rights can also help them understand diverse perspectives.

It would depend somewhat on the course being taught. EDFN 365 has a focus on developing digital citizenship (a ISTE Standard). Other courses might have different objectives that it would fit into, or they could use the IDEA objective mentioned above.

For example, as part of our Mars/technology/Minecraft activities, I ask my students to select which would be the three most important human rights to emphasize on a new Mars colony. The answers will vary, and the goal is to get students to engage in thinking about what would create a workable and just world, not just pick any three at random.

Another example might be: While reading “To Kill a Mockingbird”, select one or two human rights that were violated during the story. This can help students generalize from incidents to principles.

Benefits to the stakeholders as faculty would be another option for helping to raise student awareness of the way social justice issues have been or could be applied, within the context of IDEA goals or their individual course goals. The advantage for students is it could help them recognize patterns of repeating events, rather than seeing events as isolated incidents. For example, for our preservice teachers, there is always the issue of salary, which is connected to the right to education. However, there is a natural tension between that right and the right of land ownership, as the landowner's property taxes (needed to retain ownership) are required to fund the schools, in most cases. 

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September 9, 2021
Microlectures by Dr. Matthew Ingram
Location: Zoom Online

In an online learning environment, talking to the camera and recording a short microlecture can be an effective way to: (1) establish instructor presence, (2) engender (asynchronous) learning, and (3) help students feel tethered to a community of peer learners in an online course is to interact with your students via talking to the camera via a short microlecture (ACUE, 2020; Boettcher & Conrad, 2016; Nilson & Goodson, 2018; Scagnoli, Choo, & Tian, 2019). Microlectures are brief video or audio recorded videos (typically five to seven minutes) in which an instructor focuses narrowly on -or exploring a concept, skill, activity, or assignment (Scagnoli, 2012). Through ease of having access to the video, students can watch, engage, rewatch, and learn content in the course on their own time. In this CTL session, I will define microlectures while breaking down some misconceptions, provide resources with guides on creating microlectures, explore a sample microlecture, and share the value I’ve found in creating microlectures for my online and face-to-face students.

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September 1, 2021
Using Floop to Provide Feedback by Dr. Kevin Smith
Location: Zoom Online

Floop is a technology tool that enables you to provide feedback to students quickly and easily. In addition, it helps manage peer review activities. In this session. you'll learn how to get started using Floop in your courses.

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August 27, 2021
Course Evaluations - How to and why by Jeanette McGreevy
Dr. Jeanette McGreevy
Location: Zoom Online

This presentation covers the end-of-the-semester course evaluation where students could rate their instructors. Dr. McGreevy presented on how to compose questions and how to configure the survey system to fit your teaching methods, class settings, and course goals.

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August 17, 2021
How to use D2L: The Basics
Jordan Steward
Location: Zoom Online

This session provides general information regarding the Desire2Learn (D2L) learning management system. 

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May 13, 2021
An Accessible PDF from a Word Document
Chris Olson
Location: Zoom Online

This session will show how to create an accessible PDF using Word and its built-in Accessibility Checker. Once a Word document has all accessibility errors and warnings removed, there is an easy process for saving the Word document as an accessible PDF. 

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May 13, 2021
Ensemble and closed-captioning
Tyler Steele
Location: Zoom Online

Per ADA requirements, all instructional videos should have closed captioning for any special needs students. Tyler will cover how to use the DSU multimedia tool, Ensemble, as well as how to create, modify, and embed closed captioning in class instructional video. Another closed captioning tool, Rev, will also be covered during this workshop. 

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May 12, 2021
Blackbaord Ally by Sam Karell
Sam Karell
Location: Zoom Online

This session will be held by Sam Karell from Blackboard as she will introduce the Blackboard Ally and its functions to all participants. Blackboard Ally can help instructors determine their accessibility performance of their D2L course sites. Additionally, Blackboard Ally can provide graphic formats details of any compliance issues to monitor the trend and improvement of accessibility compliance in online courses. 

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April 27, 2021
Tools for Meaningful Discussions in Online Learning
Viana Waldner
Location: Zoom Online

Class discussions are an essential component of higher education as they foster student connection, collaboration, and reflection. In an online class environment, however, it is more challenging to facilitate meaningful discussions among students. Factors to consider when creating online class discussions include determining when to use them, crafting worthwhile questions or prompts, and choosing an appropriate discussion platform. Beyond the limited D2L discussion board, tools such as Padlet, Insert Learning, and Flipgrid can elevate and innovate the typical class discussion.

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April 6, 2021
Peer-to-Peer: 3 Games for Learning Classtools.net JeopardyLabs Webquests (done well) by Dr. Mark Geary 
Dr. Mark Geary
Location: Zoom Online

This workshop will review three activities that use a game type or role-playing format to enhance learning. The first is Classtools.net, which has many activities on its site that can help teachers. This workshop will focus on the arcade game generator tool, which will show teachers how to help students go beyond flashcards to memorize content. The process of creating a game is fairly simple, with teachers creating a simple question*answer format, but saving the URL for future use can be a little tricky. The second tool is JeopardyLabs, an online version of Jeopardy where instructors can enter their course content as the question base. While this can be used as a stand-alone tool, I have used it mainly within classrooms, and students find it to be a fun and engaging review activity. Students can be divided into teams of two or three. The workshop will briefly cover how to sort content into categories but will also address how to manage the teams. The third activity will be WebQuests. This is an old web-based activity, so the renewed focus will be on helping students find quality sources and critically analyzing them, with a focus on mediating multiple perspectives. This will not be a scavenger hunt format, which sometimes appropriates the webquest title into a superficial format.

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March 23, 2021
Peer-to-Peer: Make It Easy then Make It Stick like Do-Re-Mi with Julie Andrews
Dr. Nicky Khattapan
Location: Zoom Online

The first step of learning is to memorize the contents. Once we have them memorized, the ability to recall those contents and apply them according to the tasks are considered to be critical. Learning something in the hard way implies as wasted of time and effort while learning in a smart way is highly desirable. The lesson plans for good teaching should be creatively tailored to fit all learning styles and preferences of students and use strategies to make learning easier and interesting. As stated, memory plays a key role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never-before encountered, make judgement based on existing knowledge, or draw conclusion. This workshop will cover the new way of learning and teaching, how to creatively challenge your students, how to determine appropriate mode of instruction to match the nature of the subject and selecting appropriate and challenging assessment method. Once we make the content “easy” to “stick”, the knowledge can be recalled and applied like “Do-Re-Mi" with Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music! This workshop based on the book “Make It Stick” by Peter Brown. Participants will have opportunities to participate in the workshop active activities and possibly construct some new ideas for their class instruction. While the participants are not expected to sing “Do-Re-Mi" but they are going to participate in a very active workshop where they will have to move around and discuss.

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March 17, 2021
Blackboard Ally and D2L
Dr. Nicky Khattapan & Sam Karell
Location: Zoom Online

This video will introduce you to the general information about about Blackboard Ally and how to integrate it into D2L. The video was hosted by Sam (Blackboard representative). The links that were shown in the video are located below.

 

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March 17, 2021
Respondus Test Generator
Dr. Nicky Khattapanz
Location: Zoom Online

This video will introduce you to Respondus Test Generator and guide you through the steps on how to transform your Microsoft Word or Text files tests into D2L tests. Additionally, this video also covers the steps on how to download and install the application. Please note that Respondus Test Generator will work on Windows computers only. Apple computers ARE NOT compatible with this application.

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March 16, 2021
Flipped and Active Learning in the Classroom
Dr. Nicky Khattapan & Dr. Gabe Mydland
Location: Zoom Online

This workshop will discuss background, theoretical framework, benefits, and challenges of the Flipped and Active classroom model as well as activities that complement the model. The presenter will share their experiences regarding teaching this model and the results. Participants will also have opportunity to ask questions and discuss about implementing the model into their classroom.

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February 11, 2021
Non-verbals: Reading Beyond the Mask
Katherine Cota
Location: Zoom Online

Can you tell a real smile from a fake smile? What does steepling mean? Why is isopraxism important for developing rapport? This workshop will cover body language basics that you are likely to find in business and classroom situations. Knowing these basics can help you improve your communication and interactions with others. You’ll learn the 10 rules of non-verbals and specific actions for face, arms, hands, legs, feet, body position, mirroring, seating positions, and more. Become a better communicator by going beyond the spoken word.  

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January 12, 2021
Getting to know the "Undergraduate Research Program"
Dr. Stacey Berry & Dr. Nicky Khattapan
Location: Zoom Online

This workshop will introduce and discuss the benefits of incorporating undergraduate research into classes to enhance student learning opportunities. Participants will also be introduced to Problem-Based Learning and Authentic Assessments which can be used as fundamental concepts of undergraduate research. Past and present faculty members who have participated in the SRI program will also share their ideas, experiences, and example student projects. The Undergraduate Research Coordinator will explain the application process and procedures for participating in the SRI. 

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January 7, 2021
Academic Integrity and Engaging Students in Socially Distant Classrooms
Jordan Stewart & Nicky Khattapan
Location: Zoom Online

This workshop will introduce participants to the Respondus Proctor products to eliminate any academic dishonesty attempts. Participants will also learn about D2L tools that could help them to create engaging activities for their students such as chat, Virtual Classroom for office hours, quiz, matching, video discussion, and announcement. At the end of the workshop, participants will also have opportunity to discuss their experience about using variety tools in D2L as well as sharing the benefits and challenges of these tools.

January 7, 2021
New Devices Training - DocCam by Tyler
Tyler Steele
Location: Zoom Online

As part of the on-going improvement of online class delivery, DSU offers its faculty members the choices of technology equipment that will enhance the quality of online instructions. The presenter will present the tips, technique, and how to use the equipment during this workshop. The benefits and challenge of each equipment will also be presented. Faculty members are welcomed to pick the equipment of their choice up at the university bookstore or put in the online order via the link provided at the end of the workshop and pick them up at the bookstore later time.

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January 6, 2021
New Devices Training - Writing & Drawing Tablet
Tyler Steele
Location: Zoom Online

As part of the on-going improvement of online class delivery, DSU offers its faculty members the choices of technology equipment that will enhance the quality of online instructions. The presenter will present the tips, technique, and how to use the equipment during this workshop. The benefits and challenge of each equipment will also be presented. Faculty members are welcomed to pick the equipment of their choice up at the university bookstore or put in the online order via the link provided at the end of the workshop and pick them up at the bookstore later time.

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January 6, 2021
Preparing your HyFlex Class - Dr. Nicky Khattapan
Location: Zoom Online

This workshop is based on the HyFlex Teaching workshop session in Fall 2020. The participants of this workshop will be briefly re-introduced to the HyFlex course model theoretical framework as well as other related design theory that can be implemented when develop HyFlex classes. The development process will be covered along tips and tricks for instructors who recently learned and wanted to deploy HyFlex teaching. In addition, participants will also learn about accommodating and supporting students in this class format.

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January 6, 2021
Strategies for Keeping Quarantined Students Up to Speed with Multimedia and Ensemble
Tyler Steele
Location: Zoom Online

The participants of this session will learn about the DSU multimedia tool, Ensemble. Instructors can use this tool to deliver contents and instructions via the video lecture capture as well as in-video quiz. Instructors can also embed the video clips directly into their D2L for ease of access. The presenter will present variety of Ensemble functions that will complement online classes as well as accommodate students’ various learning preferences.

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January 5, 2021
D2L Tips & Tricks - Dr. Kevin Smith
Location: Zoom Online

The participants will learn how to simplify the nav bar ,add videos to guide students, and put everything students need in one place.

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January 5, 2021
Zoom Effectively
Drs. Nicky Khattapan, Kevin Smith, Deb Tech, and Wendy Simmermon
Location: Zoom Online

This workshop will cover wide variety of Zoom functions that range from preparing for Zoom session, engaging students, specific teaching scenarios, and accessibility. Zoom session preparation techniques and tips will be covered. The participants will be introduced to many tools that will make their Zoom session engaging such as poll, chat, break out room, and non-verbal feedback. The key take-aways from this workshop are:

  1. How can I prepare my Zoom session;
  2. How can I make my session interactive,
  3. How can I engage my students during my session, and
  4. How can I accommodate my students.

Experienced instructors who recently used Zoom effectively will also join the session to share their strategies and approaches. This session will also include the demonstration on Nearpod + Zoom Engagement Tips by Dr. Kevin Smith.

Zoom Effectively (PPT)

Engaging Students in Zoom Using Chats

Engaging Students in Zoom Using Polls

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November 4, 2020
Dr. Diane Marks (FGCU)
Creating Engaging Discussions: Strategies for "Avoiding Crickets" in Any Size Classroom and Online by Dr. Diane Marks
Location: Zoom Online

This workshop will cover how to increase engagement, interest, and rigor in class discussions. Effective and interactive class discussion can lead to building community in online learning environment, develop and practice a number of skills, including the ability to articulate and defend positions, consider different points of view, and create in-depth reflective responses, as well as giving students a voice to portray their ideas and feedback to the learning community. All faculty members are encouraged to attend regardless the class format you are teaching: traditional, online, hybrid, hyflex, as you can implement the tips and techniques from this workshop to your classes in any format. The top-three takeaways are:

  • The importance of wisely selecting and applying discussion tactics to particular course situational factors.
  • The importance of student agency in course discussions.
  • The need and value of learning from and with others

October 8, 2020
Dr. Nicky Khattapan
Promote Active Learning and Critical Thinking with "Challenge the master - Stump your teacher"
Location: Zoom Online

This session will guide you on how to promote and induce critical thinking with active learning approach. Participants will learn and discuss about the class activity that will support active learning by encouraging students to take responsibility of their own learning and critical thinking by inspiring them to think above and beyond to create questions based on the class contents that will “stun” their teachers. Participants will learn in-depth about this class activity and how to implement it into their class or develop a new activity that suitable for their classes and approaches.

Dr. Kevin Smith
Visual Design for Learning by Dr. Kevin Smith
Location: Zoom Online

This session will focus on providing you with tips for creating better visuals for learning. There is extensive research on the impact that visual design has on learning. We know that visuals can positively impact learning when designed in ways that reduce cognitive load for our learners. In this session, I'll share six practical visual design tips that you can start implementing in your learning materials right away. You don't have to be an artist. You just have to pay attention to some basic concepts as you create visuals for learning.

September 14, 2020
Dr. Ben Young
Inclusion and Diversity during COVID19
Location: Zoom Online

This webinar stresses the importance of inclusion and diversity in pedagogy. During this challenging time, students may misdirect their anger at marginalized groups and immigrant communities. In doing this webinar, I will address how we as educators can make sure all of the students in this institution feel welcomed and included. This webinar fits into DSU’s commitment “to building an inclusive and diverse university community. Every student, faculty, and staff member, -whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran, ability status, or other identifiable statuses —has the right to inclusion, respect, and voice in the DSU community.” As DSU makes a global imprint in the world and attracts students from all over the world, it is important that we reject xenophobia and nativism on our campus.

September 9, 2020
Wendy Romero, MFA
Learning Objectives: In-Depth & Best Practices
Location: Zoom Online

This workshop discusses learning objectives: what are they? how to best write them? and what are best practices in using them? We will explore Bloom’s Taxonomy, SMART Objectives, and Module Level Objectives. Participants are encouraged to bring one or/more course syllabus/syllabi to work on during this workshop. Handouts will be provided.

September 3, 2020
Kas Williams (Chief Diversity Officer at SDSU)
Our Students of Color are not Okay
Location: Zoom Online

We will discuss strategies and best practices as it relates to supporting under-represented students during challenging times. Our students are coming back to campus facing both a global pandemic and civil dissonance. What can we do to ensure our students will thrive during challenging times?

August 20, 2020
Jordan Stewart & Dr. Nicky Khattapan
D2L - Proctor, Gradebook, Tips, Tricks, and open-questions by Jordan & Nicky
Location: Zoom Online

This D2L workshop will cover the basic elements of gradebook and other D2L tips and trick of using the LMS to make effective teaching for instructors and make learning easy for students. Test proctoring service, Respondus Test Proctor (Lockdown browser and Test Monitor), will also be covered in this session. This function can help instructors uphold the integrity of the class assessments. Additionally, participants are also encouraged to bring any questions that they may have to the workshop.

August 6, 2020
Tyler Steele
Zoom and Multimedia with Tyler Steele – Zoom and Ensambles
Location: Zoom Online

This workshop will cover basic and advanced functions of Zoom and Ensamble. Many of the functions presented during this workshop can help you enhance your teaching and learning with multimedia components such as in-video questions, annotations, attachments, drop box, and analytics. The integration between Zoom and Ensambles will also be discussed during this workshop.

July 29, 2020
Dr. Nicky Khattapan
HyFlex Teaching: Discovering, Teaching, and Supporting
Location: Zoom Online

HyFlex (Hybrid and Flexible) classes allow students to attend the class sessions in the format that suit them either face-to-face or online. The delivery format of the class can be combination of face-to-face, online synchronous, and online asynchronous. The course instructor provides instructional structure, contents, materials, and activities that meet the needs of students participating in the class in any format in a HyFlex course. The class activities are not necessarily completely separated, and are typically not the same activities for both types of student participation, but must be equivalent sets of activities and assessments selected so that student learning can be effective in either participation format.

May 29, 2019
Dr. Mark Simpson (FGCU)
Gamify your class with gamification
Location: TCB 111 and Zoom Online

Abstract: This session will share recent online course experiences in which elements of gameful design have been integrated. The expectation is that participants will learn from the authors’ successes and challenges and offer constructive criticism so that all contribute to a collective learning experience and leave with useful takeaways.

February 20, 2019
Dr. Nicky Khattapan
Quality Does Matter - Quality Assurance & Online Course Internal Review
Location: TCB 111

In order to develop and maintain quality online instruction, best practices dictate an informal review of the online course. The set of rubrics that DSU currently uses is the SDBOR Quality Assurance rubrics. The purpose of this session is to introduce the rubrics and how to achieve required standards. Course review procedures and developing evidences to satisfy learning standards will be discussed during the workshop.

February 21, 2019
Tyler Steele
Captioning Tools for Online Video Segments
Location: TCB 111

As we all work on meeting accessibility requirements for our online learners, here’s one captioning service that will help you. This session will show how to create captions for videos using “Rev.” This session will cover logging into Rev, uploading videos, down loading the caption file, and adding it to your video in Ensemble. Please RSVP to this session with your email address so we can set you up to log in to the service.

February 27, 2019
Dr. Gabe Mydland
Faculty Development: Remaining Sane in an Insane World
Location: TCB 111

Join us for a discussion on the proven techniques for managing faculty stress and anxiety. Learn more about which of the several alternatives may work best for you. Discover how you can break old bad habits and develop new healthy ones. Hear how you can transform daily hassles and aggravations into challenges and opportunities.

March 12, 2019
Dr. Nicky Khattapan
Blended Learning – Where Online Components Meet On-campus Classes
Location: TCB 111

This session on blended learning explores the design of hybrid classes and online activities that can be implemented into your on-campus classes. This refers to a combination of face-to-face meetings and online activities which when properly implemented can result in improved student success, satisfaction, and retention. A variety of teaching and learning strategies as well as various emerging technologies will be introduced in this session.
Session not recorded.

March 26, 2019
Dr. Nicky Khattapan
Utilizing Lecture Capture in Traditional and Online Courses
Location: TCB 111

Lecture capture or video lecture is the process of adding multimedia and teaching presence to enhance student learning in online classes. This workshop will introduce free tools, hosting, and best-practice in creating video lecture. Additionally, video lecture can also be utilized in flipped-classroom or blended learning to enhance in-class activities and reduce instructional time.

April 2, 2019
Kristen Ulik
Tips & Tools for Academic Advisors: Title III Workshop
Location: Library 201

During this session, you will hear about topics relevant to the successful registration of our new incoming students. Topics will include information on the schedule for the day, Math Placement, Banner, International Student Registration, Student Athletes, Honors, Transfer credits and students, Testing information and more.


April 18, 2019
Dr. Janette McGreevy
IDEA End-of-Course Surveys-Getting a Return on Investment
Location: TCB111

This session provides some practical, easy tips to increase the value that IDEA end-of-course survey results can add to the decisions you make about instruction. How to:

  • Increase student response rates
  • Improve the quality/specificity of student comments
  • Interpret what IDEA report data do and do not mean in the short and long-term
  • Use the IDEA web site for literature/research-based instructional information aligned with specific IDEA diagnostic items

April 23, 2019
Dr. Peter Hoesing
Proposal Development Workshop
Location: TCB111

This workshop will introduce best practices in proposal development that will take research investigators from the moment they align ideas with opportunities through submission. We begin with consuming different kinds of announcements efficiently. A discussion of timelines accounts for a range of possible situations from the ideal to the urgent. Drafting suggestions align with a combination of these scenarios and various policies that impact them. Participants who arrive with funding opportunities in mind for their research ideas will leave with tangible artifacts for further development and realistic timelines to execute.

September 27, 2018
Dr. Pam Rowland, Dr. Kurt Kemper, Dr. Michael Gaylor
Undergraduate Research: Getting Started and Leveraging Resources
Location: Mundt 201

Why engage undergraduates in research and how does a faculty manage student research in an already busy day? DSU faculty Drs. Rowland, Kemper and Gaylor will share their insights on why they engage undergraduates in empirical research, and what resources are available to faculty to mentor undergraduate research and creative activity. They will also share some of the efficiencies in undergraduate mentoring for students with little disciplinary, library, studio or field experience.
Session not recorded. 

October 2, 2018
Dr. Haomin Wang
Using D2L Tools for Formative Assessment in Your Online Class
Location: TCB 109

In contrast to summative assessment, formative assessment has value in helping the instructor understand student comprehension of the content as the lesson unfolds. It is meant to be diagnostic in the sense that both instructor and student can benefit from just-in-time feedback on learning objectives. In this session, Dr. Wang will discuss formative assessment using a multitude of features and functions of D2L Learning Environment, including class progress, content access logs, criterion-referenced rubrics associated with assignment submissions and discussion participation, ePortfolio, mini quiz, survey, real-time video presentation, paper originality check, Feedback Studio, and competency/learning objectives.
Session not recorded.

Oct. 4, 2018
Dr. Omar El-Gayar
Crimson Hexagon: A Tool for Social Media Analytics
Location: TCB 109

According to Gohfar Khan, social media analytics is the “the art and science of extracting valuable hidden insights from vast amounts of semi-structured and unstructured social media data to enable informed and insightful decision making.” However, analyzing the wealth of social media data available has been hampered by the complexity of the techniques and algorithms used to harvest and analyze such data, as well as the ability to gin meaningful insight from what is sometime referred to as messy data. Tools such as Crimson-Hexagon are aiming to fill this gap. In this presentation, Dr. Omar El-Gayar will provide an overview of Crimson-Hexagon with an emphasis on social media analytics. DSU has a two-year subscription to this immense data base which can be an asset to anyone who seeks to leverage social media for research or teaching in health care, politics, consumer trends, and other contemporary topics.

October 9, 2018
Dr. Peter Hoesing
Funding Your Research: How the Sponsored Programs Office Can Help You Get Started
Location: TCB 109

Director of Sponsored Programs Pete Hoesing will detail relevant forms and procedures to ensure smooth proposal development and submission. These steps will also establish faculty for post-award success. He will also discuss resources available to help you match your research interests with like-minded funding agencies. Information on internal grant programs will also be available, and faculty can request post-workshop follow-up sessions to flesh out their individual funding portfolios.

October 23, 2018
Jayne Valnes
Making Sense of the World of Research Compliance
Location: TCB 109

This session will provide an overview of the domain of research compliance as it relates to DSU. Ms. Valnes will identify required and recommended trainings for faculty and provide instructions on how to access that online training. Additional information is offered on the how the Office of Research helps faculty understand and comply with applicable federal, state, local and BOR regulations.

November 6, 2018
Dr. Viki Johnson, Katie Anderson, Dan Klumper
Promoting Student Interaction in Online Courses
Location: Mundt Library 201

Online courses provide unprecedented access to learning experiences for college students. When those courses include generous amounts of interaction they result in both improved student learning and course satisfaction. But how does an instructor encourage interaction when students seem to be comfortable as passive learners? Or, when the content and the technology seem to defy interaction efforts? Dr. Viki Johnson and instructors Katie Anderson and Dan Klumper, who all have been recognized for their outstanding online courses, will share some of their strategies for engaging learners in interactive experiences in online course work.
Session not recorded.

December 5, 2018
Barbara Kleinjan, SDSU
Empowering Students to Achieve Their Goals in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity
Location: TCB 109

Many of us train undergraduate students to complete independent research as part of our mission at the university, yet very little attention has historically been paid to best practices for training undergraduates in research, scholarship, and creative activity. We hope that this undergraduate mentoring workshop helps bridge this gap.