January Faculty Development Day

Morning Sessions:

Diversity Grant workshop, Rm. 233 (10:30am-11:45am)

Simpson Diversity grants offer up to $750, up to $500 of which may be taken as a stipend, to faculty for enhancing diversity and inclusion in our courses, either by revising existing courses or by developing new ones. Do you have ideas for increasing diversity and inclusion in an existing course or a potential new one? Are you interested in diversity and inclusion, but aren’t sure how it might apply to your courses? Come to the diversity grant workshop and brainstorm new ideas or build upon existing ones and learn how the diversity grant could apply to you. Facilitated by Maeve Callan and Matthew Lau, recent recipients of the diversity grant and members of the Committee for Academic Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Supervising Internships: Helping Students Get the Most from Their Experiences, Rm. 205 (10:30am-11:45am)

Creating good assignments is a key ingredient to helping students get the most out of their internships. Come learn about best practices in assignments and assessments from Bobbi Sullivan and Laurie Dufoe. You’ll also get to see a demonstration of the new online registration system.  The old COOP 319 forms have been retired, so knowing the new system is important. If you ever supervise students taking COOP 319, this session is for you.

 

Lunch in Carver Atrium (11:45am-12:30pm)

 

Afternoon Sessions:

What’s New in Scholar, Rm. 233 (12:30pm-1:45pm)

A new version of Scholar will be installed over winter break. In this session, Jule Thorsen will highlight the substantive changes and offer some tips for making your work with the new version of Scholar a little easier. Come learn about the new Scholar tools!

 

Strengthening Group Work, Rm. 205  (12:30pm-1:45pm)

Getting students to work effectively in groups is no easy task, but it is an important skill for students to learn. What can you do as an instructor to improve the quality of group work and reduce the problems that can arise? This panel discussion is designed to address those questions. We will start with John Pauley, John Walker, and others each briefly introducing how they use groups in their classes. We’ll then open the floor to questions.

 

Please RSVP to Jodi Eubank at jodi.eubank@simpson.edu and let her know which sessions you would like to attend as well as whether or not you will be there for lunch. If you have any dietary restrictions or requests, please note those as well.

Monday, January 8 at 10:30am to 2:00pm

Carver Science Center
200-298 W Clinton Ave, Indianola, IA 50125, USA