Thursday, May 13

AU Core: Developing a Complex Problems Seminar

Time: 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

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with Chuck Cox (Literature, Complex Problems), Richard Duncan (University College, Complex Problems), and Rebecca Comfort (University College)

Are you curious about proposing a Complex Problems Seminar? Have you had a CP proposal approved and want some ideas for how to turn it into a full course? Have you been teaching a CP Seminar and want to jazz it up? In this workshop, CP Program faculty and staff will help participants with any of these interests. Regardless of which stage applies, participants should bring drafts of the appropriate materials, and they’ll leave ready to tackle the next steps.

AU Core: University College Faculty Cohort Collaboration

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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with Chuck Cox (Literature, Complex Problems), Richard Duncan (University College, Complex Problems), Rebecca Comfort (University College), Satchi Hover (University College), Kyrsten Novencido (University College), and Diane Palmer (Complex Problems)

In this session, faculty teaching in the Fall 2021 University College living-learning community will work with their themed cohorts to solidify plans that impact course preparation and syllabus creation. Cohorts will also make cohort-based co-curricular plans and identify information that can potentially be shared with incoming students following UC confirmations.

AU Core: Demystifying the DIV: Unpacking and Implementing the Diversity and Equity Learning Outcomes of the AU Core

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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with Noemí Enchautegui-de-Jesús (Psychology), Faith Pirlo (School of Professional and Extended Studies), and Reginald Wells (Public Administration and Policy)

This workshop will help participants who are (a) wondering how they could align their courses with Diversity and Equity learning outcomes or (b) seeking examples of what they can do in their DIV classes.  Facilitators and participants will share examples of content and assignments from different disciplines that highlight DIV elements. They will also discuss how courses that are not typically seen as DIV candidates could be infused with those elements.  Participants will practice creating a DIV course proposal using their own syllabi or a provided sample.

AU Core: The Goldilocks Approach: Responding to Student Writing Enough and Not Too Much

Time: 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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with Michael Clayton (KSB-Marketing) and Kelly Joyner (Writing Studies Program)

This workshop will present approaches to responding to student writing in ways that foster transfer and self-sufficiency. Participants will be invited to talk about their own (discipline-specific, perhaps) approaches to giving feedback. Time will be given for discussion of commenting on mechanics and formatting. The workshop will be grounded in Writing Studies theories and in the importance of transfer. This workshop is open to all faculty, whether or not they teach W2 courses.