Fall 2014 Faculty Development Conference:
The Peak Performance Professor: A Practical Guide to Productivity and Happiness - Susan Robison, Ph. D.
Saturday, November 1st, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Neidig-Garber 203
Faculty are hardworking professionals who try to do good,
yet sometimes forget to discern which activities are worthy of their time and
energy. Drawn to fit into academic culture by complaining about how hard they
work, faculty check items off their to-do lists but secretly worry that they
are not working effectively. This practical, interactive workshop based on
studies on faculty productivity, peak performance, neuroscience, work-life
balance, and work satisfaction will distill the work habits and practices of
the most successful and engaged academics.
Faculty from Lebanon Valley College and other regional colleges are invited to participate in this full-day faculty development workshop.
Registration Fee: $20 (including lunch); free for Lebanon Valley College Faculty
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Schedule of Events
Susan Robison Bio
Fall 2014 Assessment Sessions:
Establishing Sustainable Assessment Practices - Ken Yarnell & Sam Kolins
Tuesday, September 16th, 11 a.m., Lynch 190
Assessment should be an integrative part of the process of teaching and
learning, not a cumbersome burden. Join us for this brown bag lunch
repeat session from Ken and Sam as they talk about how the math
department revised their assessment program to create something that is
sustainable for the long term. Drinks and dessert will be provided by
CETL. RSVP to email@example.com or 6511 by September 15th if you plan to attend.
Using What We Already Have to Assess Student Learning: Making Useful Discoveries - Ann Damiano & Jessica Ickes
Monday, September 22nd - CANCELED
This brown bag lunch will look at sources of institutional data and how
these measures can be used to assess student learning and academic
programs. Drinks and dessert will be provided by CETL. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 6511 by September 19th if you plan to attend.
Deriving Appropriate Action Plans Based on Assessment Findings - Wally Patton & Michael Pittari
Wednesday, November 19th, 3 p.m., Lynch 190
Analysis of our assessment findings provide us with an understanding
of student learning within our academic programs. How can we take these
findings and subsequently develop appropriate action plans? What do we
do with positive findings? In this session Wally and Michael will each discuss an instance of interpretation of data and the action plan that resulted. Participants will then report on their own assessment findings and the group will engage in a dialogue concerning how to move forward. Refreshments will be
provided by CETL. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 6511 by November 18th if you plan to attend.
Fall 2014 Teaching Workshops:
Body Language in the Classroom - Kevin Pry
Tuesday, October 14th, 11 a.m., Humanities 204
This workshop will be conducted by Dr. Kevin Pry, Associate Professor of
English, and will examine the clues and context that body language
creates in the classroom space. How can we become more aware of what our
own body language communicates? And how can we use clues from our
students to maximize learning? Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 6511 by October 13th.
Moving Beyond Memorization: Strategies for Teaching Students Content - Megan Potteiger
Wednesday, October 29th, 3 p.m., Humanities 204
This workshop will be presented by Megan Potteiger, Director of the
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We will examine what
cognitive science says about learning and how we can use this to develop
particular strategies for helping our students learn content beyond
rote memorization. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 6511 by October 28th.