New Academic Year Meetings (Fall 2016)
The Office of Academic Affairs held several Meetings and Events the week of August 15-19, 2016 to kick off the 2016-2017 academic year. These exciting events were based on the theme “active learning. active life: trailblazing innovation.”
Lunch & Learn Series
The Lunch & Learn program is a series of presentations and lectures put on by the Center for Teaching & Learning. Over the course of each academic year there are ten different presentation given. Click on the links below to view previous Lunch & Learn Sessions grouped by academic year.
CTL manages and runs several hands on workshops throughout the year. We produce these workshops at request of a department or group, or if we feel there is a topic that we are getting many of requests for. Click on the links below to view previous Workshops sorted by academic year.
CTL, in cooperation with IT, sponsors Canvas workshops during the year.
Promoting Student Success Summit held on Aug. 18, 2015
The Promoting Student Success Summit was held on August 18, 2015 primarily in the Gardner Center Ballroom and the Holland Centennial Commons Building. All faculty members (full-time, part-time, and adjunct) at Dixie State University (DS) were invited to attend. The theme of this conference was “Personalized Active Learning to Promote Student Success.” The goal of the summit was to share ideas and demonstrate how faculty members can effectively integrate strategies in their courses to promote more personalized, active student learning that can significantly increase student success. The conference tried to focus on hands-on, application-type workshops and activities faculty members could actually integrate in their courses in addition to presentations on topics of relevance concerning their students and courses.
The Promoting Student Success Summit was planned and organized by the Promoting Student Success Summit Steering Committee (Bruce Harris—Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org; Denise Burton, email@example.com; David Roos, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Assunta Hardy,email@example.com) in collaborating with the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Assessment Committee and sponsored by Dr. Carole Grady, Interim Provost, and the Office of Academic Affairs.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Joseph Cuseo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Marymount College (California) where for 25 years he directed the first-year seminar and is a renowned expert in promoting student success in higher education. There were over 30 presentations given by faculty and staff members on such topics as High Impact Practices; Defining, Measuring, and Promoting Student Success; Backwards Design; Incorporating Experiential Learning in the Classroom; the Self-regulated Learner; Who Are Our Students and What do They Need, etc.
Each of the presentations and keynote address were recorded and are posted below.
If you have questions about the conference, please contact a member of the Promoting Student Success Summit Steering Committee (Bruce Harris—Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org; Denise Burton, email@example.com; or David Roos, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Annual Teaching and Learning Conference
Each year during the spring semester the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Teaching and Learning Committee join together to offer the Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Dixie State University. The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for DSU faculty and staff to share and learn new teaching and learning best practices, innovations, and lessons learned to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning on campus. Click on the links below to view the interactive schedules for each years’ conference. The interactive schedule provides recordings of presentations, digital copies of the handouts provided, and the recording for the keynote speaker.
Assessment Conference held on Aug. 19, 2014
The Office of Assessment at Dixie State University organized and conducted a half-day faculty inservice conference on the theme of Classroom Teaching and Assessment on August 19, 2014 in the Holland Centennial Commons Building. There were 12 presentations (each presentation was about an hour long) given by DSU faculty and staff members. Click on the link below to view video records of each presentation.