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Special guest Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, North Carolina State University Chapel Hill

Overcoming Distraction, Disengagement, and Apathy in the Classroom

Todd Zakrajsek

Friday Feb. 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Ursa Minor, BSC

This is our "flagship" workshop for the year!  Dr. Zakrajsek is co-author of The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain, and is the organizer of the classic Lilly West teaching conference.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how your students are thinking and why it's so hard to get their attention!

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Creating ADA Compliant Teaching Materials with MS Word & PowerPoint – It’s Pretty Easy

Tuesday Jan. 20 and Wednesday Feb. 18, 12:00 – 12:50 pm. Faculty Center 1-228

This hands-on workshop demonstrates how easy it is to create materials that are accessible to students with disabilities.  Please register since we want to make sure to have enough laptops available.

Checking PDF's for Accessibility

Thursday Feb. 5 OR Wednesday Feb. 25, 12:00 – 12:50 pm. Bldg 8-48 (Feb. 5) and Bldg 1-228 (Feb. 25)

This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to ensure that pdf documents you create or scan will be accessible to students with disabilities -- it's not hard, you just gotta do it in a certain way!  Please register since we want to make sure to have enough laptops available.

The Mendeley Reference Tool

Tuesday Feb. 24 OR Tuesday March 3, 12:00 – 12:50 pm. Library Info Literacy Lab 15-2913

Get hands-on experience with the useful Mendeley Reference tool, which also serves as a social network for academia! Make your own searchable library, cite as you write, and read and annotate pdfs on a variety of devices.  Presented by Lucas Buren & Dr. Ali Sharbat.  Please register.

Teaching Happy Hour:  "Follow up on Todd's workshop"

Tuesday March 3 or Wednesday March 4, 12:00 – 12:50 pm. Faculty Center 1-228

Bring your lunch; snacks and drinks provided (sadly, not the kind that gives you a buzz!).  Share ideas with other faculty, following a short informal presentation.  No need to register.

Reading Group:  "Cheating Lessons:  Learning from Academic Dishonesty"

Meetings TBD.  Facilitated by Nicholas Von Glahn & Sara Langford, Psychology & Sociology

How do you stop cheating...before it starts?  This practical book, written by the popular Chronicle of Higher Education columnist James Lang, explores why students cheat and how to structure assignments to reduce the temptation.  

Reading group limited to 8 participants; you will receive a copy of the book.  Please register.

Faculty Writing Institute:  Just Write!

Monday -- Tuesday March 23 & 24

In the Faculty Center, Bldg 1-228

Spend part of spring break making progress on articles, grant proposals, book chapters -- or whatever else you're writing!  Writing in the company of other faculty can be energizing.  You bring your laptop and your ideas.  We provide tables, coffee, wireless internet, power strips, and food.  Register for one or two days, as fits your schedule.

Registration required!