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All Duquesne faculty, staff and teaching assistants are welcome to attend.  Please register in advance using the link below each workshop description

Fall 2015 Workshops

Raising Your Scholarly Profile

Presenters: David Nolfi, Rob Behary, Allison Brungard, and Kelley Cotter (Gumberg Library)
Friday, September 18, 10:00-11:00am
Location: Gumberg Library Curriculum Center 5th Floor

This interactive workshop's goal is to help faculty members and graduate students raise their scholarly profiles and increase the impact of their work. Through a combination of brief presentations and group work, faculty will identify strategies to improve the discoverability of their research, publicize their scholarship to relevant stakeholders, take part in scholarly conversations using social media, and measure the impact of individual publications.

Co-sponsored by the Gumberg Library

Registration via Library

SOTL through the Lens of IRB

Presenter: Linda Goodfellow (Nursing & Institutional Review Board)
Wednesday, September 23, 3:00 - 4:30pm
Location: TBA

This workshop will address IRB issues specific to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL). Frequently asked questions will be answered including but not limited to: Do SOTL projects need IRB approval? How do I protect anonymity and confidentiality of students' responses? How do I prevent potential coercion? In addition, the Mentor IRB application process will be addressed.

Co-sponsored by the Institutional Review Board

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Responding to 5 Common Student Writing Struggles

Presenter: James Purdy (English & University Writing Center)
Tuesday, September 29, 12:15 - 1:30pm
Location: Fisher 631

Students sometimes face challenges meeting the expectations surrounding five elements of college-level writing: thesis statements, conclusions, paragraph organization, transitions, and source integration. This workshop will review conventionally effective characteristics of each of these elements and offer participants responses to help students work to meet these conventions. Faculty and graduate students will get practice responding to sample student writing excerpts and will leave with teaching strategies and activities they can apply in the classroom.

Co-sponsored by the University Writing Center

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Reflection and Responsibility: Helping Students Become Self-Regulated Learners

Presenter: Erin Rentschler (CTE)
Thursday, October 8, 12:15 - 1:30pm
Location: Union 613

In a society that embraces multitasking and in which rapid advances in technology create a climate of immediacy, how do we help students slow down, reflect, and take responsibility for their learning? This workshop will explore how instructors can help students develop metacognitive, motivational, and behavioral skills they need to become self-regulated learners. In this session, we will examine definitions of self-regulated learning in order to engage questions such as
• What approaches can we take to activate students' metacognitive processes?
• How can we help students strike a balance between collaboration and independence?
• What is the instructor's role in helping students to establish help-seeking strategies?
Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of the processes of self-regulated learning and its implications for instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to begin developing classroom activities.

Repeated from Fall 2013

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Winning Ideas and Tips on Preparing Creative Teaching Award Submissions

Facilitator: Laurel Willingham-McLain (Center for Teaching Excellence)
Panelists: Kathleen Hartzel & Jacqueline Pike (Business), Laura Mahalingappa & Elizabeth Hughes (Education), Linda Koharchik (Nursing)
Date: Thursday, October 15, 3:00-4:30
Location: TBA

We offer this session so that participants can learn more about award-winning teaching by dialoging with the 2015 faculty winners. Panelists will present the various teaching/learning innovations they implemented and their ways of documenting student learning. The primary criterion of Duquesne's Creative Teaching Award is evidence that the innovation resulted in student learning. Laurel Willingham-McLain, the award review committee chair, will give an overview of how to demonstrate that an innovation contributed significantly to students' learning, and she will point out features of compelling award submission.

Engaging Visual Learners through Infographics

Presenter: Ashley Canning (Educational Technology)
Thursday, October 22, 12:15 - 1:30 pm
Location: Union 613

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what happens when you combine information and graphics? Infographics are a way to visualize and present complex data and information quickly, clearly and persuasively for your learners. In this workshop, participants will examine examples of infographics, recognize the value of infographics for students' learning, discover tools that are available for making infographics, and consider some of the best practices for creating powerful infographics.

Co-sponsored by Educational Technology

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Planning a Writing-Intensive Course

Presenter: James Purdy (English & University Writing Center)
Thursday, November 12, 12:15 - 1:30 pm
Location: Union 608

One of the biggest challenges of teaching a writing-intensive course is incorporating the writing assignments/projects into the syllabus. When should due dates fall? How can the syllabus reflect the scaffolding of activities the lead to a writing project? How can writing activities fit in with all the content to be covered? This hands-on workshop will guide participants in planning the syllabus for a Spring 2016 writing-intensive course. Faculty and graduate students will leave with an outline of the schedule of writing projects and tasks. If you teach a University-designated "W" course, you will find this workshop especially useful as you prepare your new syllabus.

Cosponsored by the University Writing Center

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Publish or Perish: Choosing and Approaching Academic Publishers

Presenter: Susan Wadsworth-Booth (Duquesne University Press)
Friday, November 13, 12:00 - 1:30
Location: Union 608

The workshop is intended for graduate students and junior faculty who want to learn about getting their work published in today's academic environment. We will discuss how to research and choose appropriate publishers, how to prepare initial proposals for a publisher's review, how doctoral dissertations may (or may not) be revised for book publication, how the review process works, and how new technologies and models (such as electronic journals and open-access publications) fit into the process. This workshop will focus on the humanities and social sciences, though all are welcome.

Cosponsored by Duquesne University Press

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Also being planned for Fall 2015:

Those Who Do the Work, Do the Learning: Actively Engaging Students in Flex-Tech Classrooms

Facilitators: Lauren Turin (Media Services) and Laurel Willingham-McLain (CTE)
Panelists: Dorene Ciletti (Business), Regina Harbourne (Physical Therapy), and James Purdy (English & University Writing Center)
Date: TBA
Location: TBA

Description Coming Soon!

Classroom Observation Protocol Training to Promote Active Learning

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Using the VALUE Rubrics to Assess Student Learning

Details and Description Coming Soon!