Fall 2014 FES sessions

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September 10

Student Engagement, Involvement, and the Co-Curricular (Facilitated by Daria Graham)

Noon - 1:15 p.m., light lunch served

LTC Forum

Several programs and initiatives have been created to help students, faculty, and staff identify the many opportunities for engagement and involvement in campus co-curricular experiences.  This session will highlight some of the programs and initiatives and demonstrate tools that have been created to assist in the growth and development of students.  The University of Dayton's seven learning outcomes will help guide the discussion.  Attendees who are interested in or charged with assisting students in identifying their vocation and ways to incorporate the University learning outcomes into their experience will benefit from this session.

September 16

Experiential Learning:  Addressing Liability, Safety, and Risk Management (Facilitated by Kelly Bohrer, Lisa Sander, Robin Oldfield, Karen McBride, and Jason Eckert)

Noon - 1:15 p.m., light lunch served

LTC Forum

Topics of liability, safety, and risk management when doing experiential learning, especially off campus, will be presented and discussed.  These topics will include the nature and types of risk, how to communicate about risk, the basics of general liability, assessing risk, safety concerns, and strategies for managing risk.  As a result of the session, participants will have a basic outline for a risk-management plan for their experiential-learning opportunity, will be able to communicate more thoroughly with students about assessing and managing risk off campus, will be able to ask critical questions about how risk and/or safety might be involved in an experiential-learning situation, and will be knowledgeable about general liability and university coverage.  Releases, policies, and memorandums will be explained as well.

September 25

Commitment to Community (Facilitated by Pat Donnelly)

Noon - 1:15 p.m., light lunch served

LTC Forum

The session will briefly highlight the C2C document and discuss ways that some faculty and units are intentionally using the documents and principles.  Attendees will be invited to explore other possibilities to integrate C2C with our academic programs and curriculum.

October 7

Student Success and Persistence:  Data and Dialogue (Facilitated by Student Success and Persistence Team)

Noon - 1:15 p.m., light lunch served

LTC Forum

Update on the work of the Student Success and Persistence Team and opportunity for discussion.

October 22

An Educational Vision for Residential Learning (Facilitated by Chris Schramm, Molly Schaller, Steve Herndon, Danielle Page)

Noon - 1:15 p.m., light lunch served

LTC Forum

In May 2013, a University-wide task force was charged with designing an assignment process for returning students that reflected the University's vision for integrated learning and living. During that process, the task force was asked to consider how learning could be mapped across four years for students in residence. What came of this work was a four-year, developmentally-sequenced, out-of-classroom curriculum for undergraduate students.

October 27

Assessing Community-Engaged Learning (Facilitated by Jeanne Holcomb and Kelly Bohrer)

1 - 2:15 p.m.

LTC Forum

This session will address assessment of service learning/community-engaged learning projects.  Assessment strategies will be shared, and participants will be able to ask questions and to discuss challenges of assessment.

October 30

Green Dot:  Bystander Intervention, Sexual Violence Prevention, and Empowerment to Make a Difference (Facilitated by Kristen Altenau)

1 - 2:15 p.m.

LTC Forum

The Green Dot Strategy is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence across all levels of the socio-ecological model.  Informed by social change theory, the model targets all community members as potential bystanders, and seeks to engage them, through awareness, education, and skills-practice, in proactive behaviors that establish intolerance of violence as the norm, as well as reactive interventions in high-risk situations – resulting in the ultimate reduction of violence.  This FES will focus on introducing the Green Dot program to attendees, including their role in this initiative.  We will review the concepts of red dots (forms of violence) and green dots (actions that stop violence and send the message that violence will not be tolerated at UD) in our community, and will create opportunities for brainstorming green dot ideas both inside and outside of a classroom environment.  Attendees will better understand this campus-wide initiative and will better understand the importance of doing green dots in the classroom environment.  Their actions can reduce violence in our community - one green dot at a time.

November 4

Generating and Deepening the Learning in Experiential Learning:  Theory, Practice, and Strategies of Critical Reflection (Facilitated by Kelly Bohrer)

10 - 11:15 a.m.

LTC Forum

Using critical reflective practices with students can help generate and deepen learning from an experience, whether it happens within the context of a course or is co-curricular in nature.  This workshop will explore theories of reflection for experiential learning settings, types of reflective practices that can be used, and essential elements of reflection to make it effective, integrative, and critical.

November 11

Trustworthy Leadership:  A Mini-Retreat (Facilitated by Donna Cox)

3 - 4:15 p.m.

LTC Forum

The session is based on the Center for Courage and Renewal Academy for Leaders.

The session will have three parts:

I.  Brief discussion of the Academy

II. Brief introduction to the Six foundations

- Clarifying purpose and integrity through an ongoing inner journey

- Applying deep listening and honest, open questions

- Holding paradox and tensions in the face of complexity and uncertainty

- Building trustworthy relationships in communities/organizations

- Appreciating the value of "otherness"

- Growth through seasons/cycles of personal, professional, organization change

III. Experiential focus on the first of the foundations, Clarifying purpose and integrity through an ongoing inner journey.

Fall 2014 Faculty Development Webinar

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Monday, September 29, 1 – 2:30 p.m., LTC Meeting Space

Teaching with Twitter (Facilitated by Dr. Stephen Baldridge
Abilene Christian University, and Chris Long, Penn State University)

Utilizing twitter in the classroom has helped faculty combat the distraction of the "second screen" and facilitate meaningful student discussion with peers and faculty.  Join your UD colleagues in viewing this webinar and discussing the potential of Twitter.