DEC/CAFE Workshops

Flexible Teaching and Learning Workshop Series

The Digital Education Collaborative (DEC) and the Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE) are offering a series of workshops to help instructors prepare courses for the fall 2020 semester. These workshops will focus on pedagogy (why we do what we do) and technology (how to use appropriate tools) for in-person, hybrid, and online teaching.  We will emphasize developing practices that are specific to your course context; therefore, prior to each session, faculty will complete a situational analysis of the course(s). Each session will be 90 minutes with the option of an additional 30 minutes small group discussion for more focused mentoring. All workshops before August 17th are Zoom sessions; beginning August 17th, participants will have an in-person or remote option.

To register, click here!

If you are unable to attend a workshop, CAFE and DEC offer one-on-one appointments and small group sessions for programs and departments.

Course Design 101+

Facilitators: Pam Tracy, Director, CAFE; Julie Mersiowsky, Director, DEC

In this session, we will begin with the principles and practices of backward course design to facilitate aligning student learning outcomes with assignments with learning activities. Building on your course design, we will walk through a Canvas course template that you can use in your courses.

  • Monday, August 10 from 1-2:30pm

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Flexible Learning Environments: How to Blend or Flip Your Classroom

Facilitators: Julie Mersiowsky, Director, DEC; Adam Franssen, Asst. Director, CAFE

Within the context of one course, blended teaching and learning takes place both asynchronously and synchronously–in person and virtually.  When you flip your classroom, students study course content outside of class and class time is devoted to activities that provide students with the opportunity to practice and engage with course content.  In both environments, active learning and engagement are emphasized. In this workshop, you will identify activities and assignments within your class(es) that lend themselves to be flipped or blended into online or remote environments.

  • Wednesday, August 12 from 1-2:30pm

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Teaching Writing Online

Facilitators: Heather Lettner-Rust, CAFE Teaching Writing Consultant; Marcus Christian, Instructional Designer, DEC

Using writing as a thinking and assessment tool for teaching is a great way to understand where your students are. You’ll see their strengths and their gaps in thinking and in style. As we move forward to the fall, teaching and using writing in the online classroom can be a useful shift in tools that supplement or replace your current practices. During the workshop, we will discuss ways to support your course outcomes and ways to utilize tools already in Canvas (paper markup, electronic rubrics, and Grade Assist).

  • Tuesday, August 18 from 1-2:30pm

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Teaching Speaking

Facilitators: Kris Paal, Teaching Speaking Consultant, CAFE; Ronda Scarrow, Teaching Speaking Consultant, CAFE; Marcus Christian, Instructional Designer, DEC

With fall quickly approaching, join us  for an in-depth presentation and discussion on how to reach your student learning outcomes through engaging speaking assignments, instruction, and delivery options for students.  During the workshop we will discuss such things as audience analysis, creating speaking content, delivery approaches, and rubrics.  Additionally, we will address best practices for creating and assessing speaking assignments in an online environment, with attention given to technology resources available through Canvas and beyond.

  • Friday, August 21 from 1-2:30pm

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Diversity, Inclusion, Equity in all Learning Environments

How Do I Manage this?: Integrating Diversity, Inclusion, and the Lived Experience into the Learning Environment

Facilitators: Dana Miller Kieran, Director of Disability Resources/ADA Coordinator; Shayla Betts, Assistant Professor of Social Work; Jonathan Page, Director of Multicultural Affairs

In recent events, from the pandemic through the climate of social unrest, it is now more important than ever that faculty and staff meet the needs of our students in and beyond the classroom.  In this session, we will focus on strategies and practical takeaways to implement within courses, provide an understanding of backgrounds and characteristics of students as they return to campus, and address key pedagogical challenges that the current climate has created.  Additional supporting resources will be provided.

  • Thursday, August 20 from 1-2:30pm

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Designing Assignments and Learning Activities

Facilitators: Pam Tracy, Director, CAFE; Marcus Christian, Instructional Designer, DEC

This session will focus on best practices for creating and facilitating asynchronous and synchronous teaching and learning activities such as discussions, quizzes, think-pair-share, etc.

  • Friday, August 14 from 1:00-2:30pm

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Teaching, Learning and Effective Communication Practices

Facilitators: Pam Tracy, Director, CAFE; Julie Mersiowsky, Director, DEC; Dean Boyle, Instructional Technology Specialist

In this session, we will consider effective communication practices to stay connected with students, develop community, and encourage student resiliency within the specific context of your course(s). We will discuss specific relational and learning communication strategies and useful technology to help you achieve your goals.

  • Wednesday, August 19 from 1:00-2:30pm

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Collaborative Learning and Group Projects

Facilitators: Adam Franssen, Asst. Director, CAFE; Ashley Leslie, Instructional Designer, DEC

Effective collaborative learning is possible when instructors design activities and assignments that are meaningful and tied to course learning outcomes. In this session, we will discuss different approaches to incorporating group work, small group discussion, and other types of peer-to-peer learning in all learning environments.

  • Monday, August 17 from 1:00-2:30pm

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Faculty well-being

Facilitators: TBA

  • Fridays @ CAFE Series August 28 from 3:00-4:30pm

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Joe Hoyle is an Associate Professor of Accounting and a Robins Teaching Fellow at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.

Tuesday, February 18th, 3:30 – 4:30 PM, Blackwell Ballroom

  • Joe is an Associate Professor of Accounting and a Robins Teaching Fellow at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.
  • In 2015, he was named the inaugural winner of the J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook Prize presented by the American Accounting Association for superior undergraduate teaching.
  • In 2012, he was named one of nine favorite professors in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Joe’s talk is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

This event is sponsored by the College of Business & Economics.

For more information, contact:  Patti Carey, careypb@longwood.edu or extension 2460​

 

Joe Hoyle Bio

Joe Hoyle is an Associate Professor of Accounting and a Robins Teaching Fellow at the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.  In 2015, he was named the inaugural winner of the J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook Prize presented by the American Accounting Association for superior undergraduate teaching.  In 2019, his former students created an Accounting Teaching Fellowship at the Robins School of Business that will be renamed the Joe Hoyle Accounting Teaching Fellowship upon his retirement.  His teaching blog, Getting the Most from Your Students, contains over 280 of his essays on teaching and has had more than 510,000 page views.  In 2012, he was named one of nine favorite professors in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek.  He is a co-author with Tom Schaefer and Tim Doupnik of Advanced Accounting, a textbook which is in its 14th edition and is published by McGraw-Hill.  He is also a co-author with C. J. Skender and Leah Kratz of Financial Accounting, a textbook which is in its 3rd edition and is published by FlatWorld.  In 2007, he was named the Virginia Professor of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  In May 2020, Professor Hoyle will complete his 49th year as a college teacher.

Welcome new faculty!

WELCOME NEW FACULTY!

Want to learn more about our new colleagues at Longwood University.  Go to http://www.longwood.edu/cafe/new-faculty-2019-2020/ and read their biographies.

Friday’s @ CAFE Fall 2019

The Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE) is continuing our Fridays @ CAFE this semester.  The focus of these interactive sessions is on teaching and learning. Our goals are simple– to provide an opportunity for instructors to explore a variety teaching and learning practices and to share their ideas with colleagues. We will provide snacks and drinks.

 FALL 2019

Teaching Speaking: The Basics of Teaching and Evaluating Speaking
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, September 6, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitators:    Kris Paal, Asst. Professor, Communication Studies/CAFE Faculty Consultant,  Ronda Scarrow, Asst. Professor, Theatre/CAFE Faculty Consultant
Are you feeling anxious about having to teach and evaluate speaking in your course?  This workshop will cover basic concepts and topics for instructors who are introducing students to speaking at the undergraduate level.

  Designing Courses with Open Education Resources
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, September 13, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitators:    Mark Hamilton, Research & Digital Services LibrarianDEC and CAFE
Are you interested in using library or open education resources in your teaching?  The increased accessibility of low or no cost options for your courses not only saves student money, but can help you to tailor resources to meet course objectives and outcomes. Come see how to use your course outcomes to find, adopt, and incorporate open and library resources into your courses.

Teaching Writing: Using Writing to Teach Course Content
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, September 20, 3:15-4:45pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator:     Heather Lettner-Rust, Assoc. Professor, English/CAFE Faculty Consultant
If you are using writing to help students think about course content, you are teaching writing. This workshop will cover how to embed writing instruction in your course while engaging students in course content.

Teaching and Facilitating Diversity and Inclusion Topics
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, September 27, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator:     Quentin Alexander, Asst. Professor, Counselor Education/CAFE Faculty Consultant
This session is centered on different pedagogy for teaching and facilitating discussions on topics that can be sensitive and sometimes explosive in the classroom.  We will engage in role-plays as well as problem-solve case studies about issues that may present themselves when discussing critical topics in class.

 Diversity and Inclusion Toolbox of Activities for the College Classroom
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, October 4, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator:     Quentin Alexander, Asst. Professor, Counselor Education/CAFE Faculty Consultant
This interactive workshop will focus on various activities for teaching diversity and inclusion topics in the classroom.  Presented from a developmental framework, we will engage in activities and discussions about taking students from the basic understanding of diversity and inclusion topics to complex analysis and self-reflection/examination work.

 Collaborative Learning
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, October 11, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator:     Pam Tracy, Director, Center for Faculty Enrichment,  Adam Franssen, Asst. Director, Center for Faculty Enrichment
Effective collaborative learning is possible when instructors design teaching and learning activities and assignments that are meaningful and tied to course learning outcomes. In this session, we will discuss different approaches to incorporating collaborative learning in your courses.

Teaching Speaking: Using Speaking to Teach Course Content
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, October 18, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitators:    Kris Paal, Asst. Professor, Communication Studies/CAFE Faculty Consultant
If you are using speaking to help students think about course content, you are teaching speaking. This workshop will cover how to embed speaking instruction in your course while engaging students in course content.

 Teaching Writing: Grading and Evaluating
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, October 25, 3:00-4:30
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator:     Heather Lettner-Rust, Assoc. Professor, English/CAFE Faculty Consultant
You’ve assigned it, they turned it in. Now what? Bring your assignment, sample student work, or simply your concerns, and we will streamline your evaluation of student writing.​

 Teaching International Students: Communicating Expectations
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, November 1, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitators:    Deborah Westin, Director, English Language Bridge Program, Center for Global Engagement
In this roundtable, we will converse about how to work with international students, how much time to spend and what to do in situations when expectations may not be clear. Unlike previous workshops on teaching international students, we will focus more on academic success and not so much on intercultural sensitivity.  Please bring situations and together, we will talk about how to handle them.

 Teaching Speaking: See It, Speak It, Critique It: Strengthening YOUR speaking skills
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, November 8, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator:     Ronda Scarrow, Asst. Professor, Theatre/CAFE Faculty Consultant
 Join us for an informal afternoon where we will focus on strengthening your speaking skills for preparing and presenting oral presentations in a variety of situations.

 Designing Courses with Open Education Resources
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, November 15, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitators:    Mark Hamilton, Research & Digital Services LibrarianDEC and CAFÉ
Are you interested in using library or open education resources in your teaching?  The increased accessibility of low or no cost options for your courses not only saves student money, but can help you to tailor resources to meet course objectives and outcomes. Come see how to use your course outcomes to find, adopt, and incorporate open and library resources into your courses.

 Designing Courses for Face-to-Face & On-line Learning: Quality Matters and Backward Design
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, December 6, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitators:    CAFE and DEC
Get a head start on designing your intersession or spring semester courses.  In this session, we will use the principles and practices of backward design and Quality Matters to align student-learning outcomes with assignments with teaching and learning activities.

Designing Courses for Face-to-Face & On-line Learning: Quality Matters and Backward Design
To register, please click this link: register here
Friday, December 13, 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitators:    CAFE and DEC
Get a head start on designing your intersession or spring semester courses.   In this session, we will use the principles and practices of backward design and Quality Matters to align student-learning outcomes with assignments with teaching and learning activities.

Productive Summer Planning Workshopclick here to sign up (https://forms.gle/q75L3dDqYGFBBMdv9​)

WHO: Faculty, staff, and graduate students

WHEN: May 20, 2019 10:00-12:00

WHERE: Clark House Conference Room (first floor)

WHAT: Want to have a more productive summer and feel rejuvenated when you begin the fall semester? Join Dr.  Renee Gutiérrez for a workshop based on Kerry Roquemore’s technique for summer planning. A great summer (both working and relaxing) can spring from a few short hours of organizing and thinking. Bring your calendar (and your computer if you like); we’ll supply sticky notes and paper. Learn key strategies for a productive and restorative summer, and work through a proven process to plan your summer.

Professional Portfolio Workshop: click here to sign up​ (https://forms.gle/TDjggBGm3GpfJY7Z6​)

WHO:      For (1) tenure-track faculty entering their second year, (2) lecturers, and (3) clinical educators

WHEN:    May 20, 2019  2:00-3:30pm

WHERE:  Clark House Conference Room, first floor

WHAT:    Join Dr. Adam Franssen to learn about the components of your professional file (both university and departmental requirements), the review process and its timeline; and a framework that will help you think about the professional file crafts a narrative (Audience, Context, and Purpose).

Start Write In: click here to sign up (https://forms.gle/jJqUrDZf9WfXk2zP9)

WHO: Faculty, staff, and graduate students–anyone who has a research or writing program

WHEN: May 21st, 1:00-4:30pm

WHERE: Clark House Conference Room (first floor)

WHAT: A workshop hosted by Dr. Pam Tracy to help you past the obstacles to writing professionally. You’ll learn about how to change your attitude about writing, how to squeeze more writing into a packed schedule, and how to write in community. Bring your computer and a research project (at any stage, from idea to polishing a draft.)

Fridays @CAFE

The Center for Faculty Enrichment is continuing our Fridays (and, two Thursdays) @ CAFE this semester.  The focus of these interactive sessions is on teaching and learning.Our goals are simple– to provide an opportunity for instructors to explore a variety of teaching and learning practices and to share their ideas with colleagues. All sessions are from 3:00-4:30pm.We will provide snacks and drinks.

 Up FIRST…

Teaching Information Literacy: Locating and Evaluating Sources
Friday, February 15th   3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
In this session, we will explore methods for teaching students to locate and evaluate information from multiple disciplines.  Whether you need help incorporating information literacy into a course you already teach, or for a Perspectives – level proposal, this session may be for you.  Bring your syllabus and we will talk about the best ways to incorporate information literacy with your course goals.

Facilitator: Jennifer Beach, Asst. Professor, Research & Instructional Services Librarian
Register for the Information Literacy session @ https://goo.gl/forms/5zyS6kdUSCb3FXZt1

 Up NEXT…

Teaching Speaking: Nonverbal Delivery Skills
Friday, February 22nd 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Public speaking involves more than effective delivery of the spoken word.  Brush up on some instructional techniques for teaching and assessing essential speaking skills that do not directly involve speaking like eye contact, gestures, movement and more.

Facilitators:     Kris Paal, Asst. Professor, Communication Studies/CAFE Faculty Consultant
                           Ronda Scarrow, Asst. Professor, Theatre/CAFE Faculty Consultant
Register for the Teaching Speaking session @ https://goo.gl/forms/WaXBy85ebhK6fGf73

  

SPRING 2019 Schedule

Teaching and Facilitating Diversity and Inclusion Topics
Friday, March 1st  3:00-4:30pm
Location TBA
Facilitator: Quentin Alexander, Asst. Professor, Counselor Education/CAFE Faculty Consultant

Teaching Writing: How to Manage the Paper Load
Thursday, March 14 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Heather Lettner-Rust, Assoc. Professor, English/CAFE Faculty Consultant

Designing Assignment Rubrics
Friday, March 15 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Linda Townsend, Director of Assessment and Pam Tracy, Director, CAFE

Teaching Writing: Using Writing to Teach Course Content
Thursday, March 21 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Heather Lettner-Rust, Assoc. Professor, English/CAFE Faculty Consultant

Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Friday, March 22 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Adam Franssen, Assoc. Professor, Biology/CAFE Asst. Director

Teaching Speaking: Using Speaking to Teach Course Content
Friday, March 29 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitators:     Kris Paal, Asst. Professor, Communication Studies/CAFE Faculty Consultant
                           Ronda Scarrow, Asst. Professor, Theatre/CAFE Faculty Consultant

Teaching International Students:  Communicating Expectations
Friday, April 5 3:00-4:30pm
Center for Global Engagement Conference Room
Lankford, Room 207
Facilitators:     Deborah Westin, Director, English Language Bridge Program, Center for Global Engagement

Active Learning Activities: The Last Weeks of the Semester
Friday, April 12 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Pam Tracy, Assoc. Professor, Communication Studies/Director, CAFE

Diversity and Inclusion Toolbox of Activities for the College Classroom
Friday, April 19 3:00-4:30pm
Clark House Conference Room
Facilitator: Quentin Alexander, Asst. Professor, Counselor Education/CAFE Faculty Consultant

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Director, Center for Academic Faculty Enrichment (CAFE)
Associate Professor, Communication Studies
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Not Just Checking Boxes: A workshop for new advisers

Are you a new academic adviser here at Longwood? Or are you looking for an advising refresher?

Join us to learn: the academic advising philosophies that to benefit students and advisers, academic policies @ Longwood, advising for degree planning (including a DegreeWorks demonstration), and how to advise in two core curricula simultaneously.

When: October 10th, 8:00-9:15am

October 11th, 3:30-4:45pm

Where: Lewis Room (Dorrill Dining Hall)

RSVP by October 5th; click here or go to https://goo.gl/forms/999Q4EDwbd9GtAgw2.