Monday, January 31, 2022
Monday, January 31, 2022
WEEK OF JANUARY 31
FOCUSED PRODUCTIVITY SESSIONS
Join CAFE for pomodoro sessions again this semester. All faculty and staff are welcome. The sessions use a focused cycle: set a goal, work towards it for 25 minutes, and then take a five-minute break. You will repeat the cycle three times. Choose the session that fits your needs:
Research Writing Session: Tuesdays, 8:30-10:30am, via Zoom with Adam Franssen, https://longwood-edu.zoom.us/j/94415818418
Work Session: Fridays, 1:00-2:30pm via Zoom with Laura Jimenez and Pam Tracy, https://longwood-edu.zoom.us/s/99684993255
FACULTY AND STAFF MEDITATION
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-12:15
Join us for a short meditation. You can meditate in the CAFE Lounge (Allen 310), or from your office or home via Zoom. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-12:15, https://longwood-edu.zoom.us/j/94716220119?pwd=a0pmeU1ORGRyeTgyRitMUTJZblBkUT09
PALS (PEDAGOGY AND LUNCH)
February 4th from 12-1pm
Coordinated by Dean Kukk in the Cormier Honors College, the February meeting of PALs (Pedagogy and Lunch) is February 4th from 12-1pm in Stevens 107 (the Honors Students Lounge). Faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Please feel free to bring lunch (we have a kitchenette with a microwave, hot water, refrig, etc…). This month’s topic is about connecting with students (as determined at the last PALs meeting) and we’ll base our discussion on Rita Pierson’s TED Talk (7 minutes & 35 seconds). Here is the link:
Some questions and ideas to consider:
Is teaching about connecting? If so, what are some good ways to do that? If not, why?
How do we make teaching make a difference?
Are there differences between being a teacher and being an educator?
UPCOMING: REGISTER NOW
TRANSPARENCY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING (TILT) WORKSHOP SERIES
While at UNLV, Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes wanted to develop a straightforward method for helping students improve academic outcomes in her courses. The result was TILT. Dr. Winkelmes’ approach to assignment design is a small change that has large, positive effects for student persistence and sense of belonging, particularly in students from underrepresented groups. This semester, CAFE is offering three 50-minute mini-workshops aimed helping faculty rework their assignments to be as clear and instructive as possible. Click here to register for any/all session(s) that you find interesting.
DYNAMIC LEARNING DIALOGUES
Begins Monday, February 14; ends Friday, March 4
The Dynamic Learning Dialogue is an early to mid-semester evaluation technique that provides instructors with rich qualitative feedback from their students regarding the learning environment in a course. DLDs include an initial meeting with a CAFE staff member, in-class focused discussion with students, and a debrief session to discuss student feedback. This feedback can be used for focused reflections on all aspects of teaching. Interested instructors need to register @ https://forms.gle/ZQifZZqjPrFMy6947; spaces are limited.
Research Design Workshop Series
How to Spring Break – sometime the week before Spring Break
Promotion and Tenure Workshop, Wednesday, May 11th
Productive Summer Workshop, Thursday, May 12