1 – 2 p.m.
OPTION A: Students with Disabilities: Best Practices for Challenging Situations
OSS understands that supporting students with disabilities can sometimes be challenging. We recognize that faculty may need guidance to be best serve our students. OSS is not just committed to ensuring equal access for its students, but also increasing staff and faculty awareness and knowledge about students with disabilities. This session will focus primarily on students with disabilities in the classroom setting. OSS staff will provide you with best practices, including classroom behavior management strategies and insight regarding our growing population of more complex disabilities. While learning disabilities are still among the highest group of students affiliated with the office, students with documented psychological and medical conditions are increasing at a steady rate in addition to the growing population of students with autism spectrum disorders. OSS staff is here to provide you, the faculty, the necessary tools to continue providing our students with disabilities the opportunity to succeed.
OSS staff will also answer your questions about more complicated accommodations (i.e. modified attendance), specific behavioral concerns, referring students to OSS, and student versus faculty responsibility when it comes to accommodations.
Email Abbe (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance with your questions!
OPTION B: Best Practices for Online and Hybrid Teaching
Join a panel of peers from across the college who will discuss their experiences and ideas related to teaching online and hybrid courses. This session will also identify some of the latest research and trends in distance learning.
2 – 3 p.m.
OPTION A: Teaching Roundtable: Advice from your Peers
Back by popular demand!
“I have one student who won’t show up to class – what do I do?” “How can I stop my students from texting during class?” “Should I allow students to re-do papers if they do poorly?” Do you have a specific question about your class you are struggling with currently? In this Teaching Roundtable, all participants will ask for advice on a specific problem they need help with in their class, and everyone will help brainstorm a solution. As instructors, we all have (collectively) a lot of insight and expertise in teaching – let’s share it with each other! Please be sure to bring (at least!) one question, issue, or problem related to your class you need help with – this session is sure to help everyone ensure their classes are as effective as possible.
Post-tenured and senior faculty are especially encouraged to attend so as to give your advice and insight into teaching.
OPTION B: New Tech Resources for the Classroom
Technology is changing rapidly, and new tools for the classroom come online all the time. Resources will be demonstrated from the wiki cooltoolsforschools in the areas of writing, research, collaboration, and creativity.
3 – 4 p.m.
OPTION A: Mentoring Your Students: Beyond Advising
OPTION B: Cyber Security Awareness
Cyber crime has become a multi-billion dollar industry and many cyber crimes can be avoided by following safe computing practices. Learn valuable techniques to help protect your data, identity and avoid online fraud. Topics will include passwords, virus protection, identifying fraudulent emails, social media safety, safe web browsing, password best practices, and backing up your data.
Faculty Development Day is co-sponsored by the Faculty Resource Center and the Instructional Design Center.
Registration is not needed for this event.
Sessions will take place in ASB-321 and ASB-322.