Academic Professional Development Courses

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Faculty Idea Exchange Summer Conference

Hello, colleagues.

The sixth annual Faculty Idea Exchange (FIX), is scheduled for June 15, 2018, 9 am-2 pm, in the WD Conference Center.  This year’s theme is The Framework of Learning.  We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will feature Dr. Stephen Chew of Samford University.  Dr. Chew’s primary area of expertise is the cognitive basis of effective teaching and learning.  An award-winning cognitive psychologist, professor, and department chairperson,  Dr. Chew is an author of several publications and is especially well-known for a series of six YouTube videos entitled “How to Get the Most Out of Studying.” 

There will also be approximately 12 breakout sessions offered, all focusing on timely topics and offering several instrutional takeaways / ideas that you can immediately take back to your own classrooms.

Registration is free, and lunch is provided.  Plus, it’s a good professional development opportunity, and all conference participants will receive a free copy of The College Fear Factor:  How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another by Rebecca D. Cox.  This book will be the focus of the next FETPD/ISC Book Club in Autumn 2018.

Questions?  Email Tracy Koski at, Patricia May Woods at, or Dr. Ron Elizaga at

The deadline to register is June 1, 2018.  We look forward to seeing you at FIX 2018!

 OAA-Instructional Success Committee

  • 6/15/2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Columbus Campus (WD Ballroom) - 200 seats left - click to register

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Generation Z Webinar:Reshaping Higher Education

The i-Generation is college-bound and with them
they bring a series of expectations that will require
us to reassess how we teach. As the research
suggests, the brains of this digital generation are
hard-wired to process information in such a way
that the traditional practices of lecture and
discussion hold little value. If we are concerned
with student success rates and retention, it is
imperative that we understand what makes this
cohort of learners so unique. Through meaningful
dialogue, as educators we can gain insights on how
to effectively engage and motivate these students.

Join us in CT-108 or from your personal device on Thursday, June 28th, 10 - 11 AM ET for this energetic and informative webinar!

  • 6/28/2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Columbus Campus (CT 108) - 68 seats left - click to register

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