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2021 Teaching and Learning Conference

Welcome to the 2021 Teaching and Learning Conference. 

Thursday, August 26

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Title: News You Can Use
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Niemann Theater, HL 159
  • Abstract: Opening session presented by the Teaching Commons and Library and Information Services. Will include important information for starting the school year on the right foot.
9:45 am - 10:45 am

Session 1

  • Title: Green Zone and Veterans 
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Niemann Theater, HL 159
  • Presenters: Martin McClendon, Becki Hornung
  • Abstract: Green Zone training will familiarize you with issues and concerns faced by military-affiliated students, so you can better support them both inside and outside the classroom. Our session will briefly introduce you to military culture as well as provide a snapshot of who our student veterans are, in a quick fun format. Then on your own time, you can complete your Green Zone training by watching our online videos to earn your GZ certificate!

Session 2

  • Title: Basic Schoology
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Saemannn Lab, 217A
  • Presenters: Chris Grugel, Zubia Mughal
  • Abstract: Are you new to using Schoology at Carthage or need a short refresher on course organization? This session covers all the basics to get you up and running quickly. This includes posting assignments, getting your gradebook in order, arranging your folders, and communicating with your class.

Session 3

  • Title: One Login: Overview, Tips, Q&A
  • Presenter: Ryan Ade
  • Location: Hedberg Library 170
  • Abstract:  This session provides OneLogin users with an opportunity to learn how to manage their own OneLogin account profile (what can be managed there) including 2-factor authentication behavior and login flows. It will also cover and review tips and tricks for troubleshooting push notifications and access code issues, ending with time for Q&A on anything we are not directly covering in the session. 

Session 4

  • Title: Developing Your Course for the New Gen Ed: Oral Communications, Diverse Perspectives, General Questions
  • Location: Presenters will be fully remote for this session, but Hedberg Library 172 has been reserved for viewing.
  • Presenters: Shannon Brennan, Jojin Van Winkle, Haley Yaple
  • Abstract: Do you have a course that you would like to develop to meet one of the new “General Education” designations? If so, join for one or both days of this course development workshop. Each session will be divided into three break-out groups:
    • Course Development: Oral Communications. A workshop dedicated to (re-)designing your course to align with the SLOs of the new “Oral Communications” designation. Bring or make your syllabus for a new or existing course!
    • Course Development: Diverse Perspectives. A workshop dedicated to (re-)designing your course to align with the SLOs of the new “Diverse Perspectives” designation. Bring or make your syllabus for a new or existing course!
    • Questions About the New General Education Curriculum. GEOC plans to move this Fall that we “turn the key” on the new General Education curriculum so that it rolls out for incoming first-year students in Fall 2022. This break-out group will offer a space for faculty to raise questions and review the new Gen Ed curriculum. Together faculty will discuss how to develop new or existing courses (other than Oral Communications and Diverse Perspectives). Bring or make your syllabus for a new or existing course! You may also submit any questions you have about the new Gen Ed curriculum which will be shared with the GEOC.

Each of the three break-out groups will meet for the full hour, so participants should plan to choose which one they want to join. However, the content of these workshop-driven groups will repeat on Thursday and Friday. You’re invited to join us on either day—or to attend on both Thursday and Friday to repeat your break-out group, or to join another.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session 1

  • Title: Navigate 101
  • Location: Presenters will be fully remote for this session, but Hedberg Library, Niemann Theater, HL 159 has been reserved for viewing.
  • Presenters: Melissa Burwell, Abby Hanna, Autumn McCune, David Garcia, Laura Huaracha 
  • Abstract: As part of the Moon Shot for Equity Initiative, this fall, Carthage is launching Navigate, a student success management system for students, faculty, and staff. This working session will cover the basics for faculty and staff including how to set up appointment availability, submit SOS alerts, message students, and share information with other campus offices supporting the holistic advising model. A brief refresher on FERPA and shared notes guidelines will be included. We encourage faculty and staff to bring their laptops to this hands-on session. 

Session 2

  • Title: Panel Discussion: Adaptive Course Design (ACD) in Face-to-Face Era
  • Location: Hedberg Library 172
  • Presenters: Dennis Munk, Nina Weisling, Olvia Alstadt
  • Abstract: As we plan to “return to normal” this fall, how do we ensure that we maintain and build upon all that we learned across the last 18 months? Panelists will share how they plan to continue elements of adaptive course design in their face-to-face classes. Examples will include maximizing presence on Schoology. design of learning activities and assessments, and engaging students in large and small groups. Participants will be asked to also share their experiences and ideas.

Session 3

  • Title: New Tips and Tools for Helping Students to Design and Live their Aspire Plan
  • Location: Hedberg Library 170
  • Presenter: Lisa Hinkley
  • Abstract: In addition to tools like Handshake and The Aspire Network, The Aspire Center has even more ways for you to build vocation/purpose and career development activities into your teaching and advising this year. We’ll show you the newest tools and ideas for integrating career development activities into your practice. Most significantly, starting this fall, students will be able to capture and organize their Aspire plans through a new tool powered by Suitable, as well as to receive more concrete guidance to build their plan — Each student will have a blend of common learning modules and individual paths for developing and tracking their plans. 

Session 4

  • Title: Lecture Capture
  • Location: Hedberg Library 217A
  • Presenter: Chris Grugel
  • Abstract: Are you going to make pre-recorded lectures for your classes? Pre-recorded material gives students accessible topic-oriented material when and where they need it. This session will cover how to use recordings from Screencastomatic and Zoom and put them right into Schoology!
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Strolling lunch at Hedberg Library (downstairs by the Children’s Collection)

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm 

Session 1

  • Title: Managing Student Employees in Workday
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Saemann Lab, 217A
  • Presenters: David Skinner, Kathy Myers
  • Abstract: Do you have questions about how to effectively organize your student employees into the Workday system? Join this roundtable discussion to ask about any issues, concerns, etc. related to managing your student employees using the Workday platform.

Session 2

  • Title: Workday Finance for Department Chairs
  • Location: Hedberg Library 172
  • Presenter: Jacque Kruger
  • Abstract: Participants will learn about how to enter reimbursements, budget reporting, terminology changes, and other budget-related items into Workday. 
  • Recording of Zoom Session (passcode: 10iJ3#a+)

Session 3

  • Title: Workday Basics
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Niemann Theater, HL 159
  • Presenters: Michelle Hobbins & LIS Staff
  • Abstract:  Looking for a tour of the variety of functions currently available in Workday?  We’ll cover a range of functions including updating your office location, navigating the organization hierarchy, changing your 401k, and entering/reviewing expense reports.  We’ll show some tips and tricks for navigating, and end with a sneak preview of what’s coming. 
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Title: Technology Drop-In Time (Schoology, tech, Workday, media in classrooms…)
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Saemann Lab, HL 217A
  • Presenters: LIS Staff

Friday, August 27

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast outside of  Hedberg Library Niemann Theater, HL 159

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session 1

  • Title: Basic Schoology
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Saemann Lab, HL 217A
  • Presenter: Chris Grugel
  • Abstract: Are you new to using Schoology at Carthage or need a short refresher on course organization? This session covers all the basics to get you up and running quickly. This includes posting assignments, getting your gradebook in order, arranging your folders, and communicating with your class.

Session 2

  • Title: Student (Thesis) Research Projects and the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Niemann Theater, HL 159
  • Presenters: Kateryna Sylaska, Bradley Zopf
  • Abstract: Do you currently (or plan to) work with students on research projects that collect data from human subjects? In this session, we’ll (a) give you some ideas of what human subjects research might look like for your students, (b) discuss when and how you will need to work with the Institutional Review Board for student research projects, and (c) how you can use the Sona system to recruit participants from Carthage College. 

Session 3

  • Title: Inclusive Teaching with Technology
  • Location: Presenters will be fully remote for this session, but Hedberg Library 138 has been reserved for viewing.
  • Presenter: Zubia Mughal
  • Abstract: This session demonstrates the different legal and instructional design-related accessibility standards. Learn about a few assistive technologies you can suggest to your students. Take away a helpful job aid document that shows how you can improve accessibility and inclusion in your teaching using Schoology, pdf, PowerPoint, and much more. 
  • Recording of Zoom Session (passcode: n.aNU546)

Session 4

  • Title: Developing Your Course for the New Gen Ed: Oral Communications, Diverse Perspectives, General Questions
  • Location: Presenters will be fully remote for this session, but Hedberg Library 172 has been reserved for viewing.
  • Presenters: Shannon Brennan, Jojin Van Winkle, Haley Yaple
  • Abstract: Do you have a course that you would like to develop to meet one of the new “General Education” designations? If so, join for one or both days of this course development workshop. Each session will be divided into three break-out groups:
    • Course Development: Oral Communications. A workshop dedicated to (re-)designing your course to align with the SLOs of the new “Oral Communications” designation. Bring or make your syllabus for a new or existing course!
    • Course Development: Diverse Perspectives. A workshop dedicated to (re-)designing your course to align with the SLOs of the new “Diverse Perspectives” designation. Bring or make your syllabus for a new or existing course!
    • Questions About the New General Education Curriculum. GEOC plans to move this Fall that we “turn the key” on the new General Education curriculum so that it rolls out for incoming first-year students in Fall 2022. This break-out group will offer a space for faculty to raise questions and review the new Gen Ed curriculum. Together faculty will discuss how to develop new or existing courses (other than Oral Communications and Diverse Perspectives). Bring or make your syllabus for a new or existing course! You may also submit any questions you have about the new Gen Ed curriculum which will be shared with the GEOC.

Each of the three break-out groups will meet for the full hour, so participants should plan to choose which one they want to join. However, the content of these workshop-driven groups will repeat on Thursday and Friday. You’re invited to join us on either day—or to attend on both Thursday and Friday to repeat your break-out group, or to join another.

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Session 1

  • Title: Advanced Schoology
  • Location: Presenters will be fully remote for this session, but Hedberg Library 138 has been reserved for viewing.
  • Presenter: Zubia Mughal
  • Abstract: This session covers several Schoology-based examples that demonstrate the use of different features of Schoology to create an interactive and immersive learning experience for students. 
  • Recording of Zoom Session (passcode: R.6A&u*8)

Session 2

  • Title: Writing Center Resources
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Saemann Lab, HL 217A
  • Presenters: Heather Carroll, Chris Grugel
  • Abstract: Do you have students who need more writing support than you have time to offer? In addition to one-on-one writing consultations with undergraduate Writing Fellows, The Brainard Writing Center offers access to Grammarly, video workshops via YouTube, and infographic mini-lessons to develop student writing. This session will present our asynchronous student resources, allow time for your feedback and questions, and offer a collaborative opportunity to grow the resource library. Part of this workshop will showcase how you can use the originality software detection program CopyLeaks right inside of Schoology.

Session 3

  • Title: Tech In The Classroom
  • Location: Hedberg Library 172
  • Presenter: Mike Love
  • Abstract: Carthage provides standardized options for technology integration in the classroom.  Does that work for you and your students?  This session will present the current versions of classroom technology, and the “kit” and its options that were available for hybrid classes last year.  The balance of the session will be an open discussion of your and your students’ needs.

Session 4

  • Title: Utilizing Support from the Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Committee
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Niemann Theater, HL 159
  • Presenter: Nora Nickels
  • Abstract: Do you have student thesis or independent research projects that could lead to presentations at Celebration of Scholars or academic conferences? In this session, we’ll give an overview of the support provided by RSCC, including how to utilize student grants to fund independent research and student travel to academic conferences and events, tips to encourage student thesis and classroom work for presentation at the Carthage Celebration of Scholars, and an overview of updates to our faculty research, scholarship, and creativity grants process.
11:30 aM - 12:15 PM 

Lunch in the Cafe: Lunch tickets will be provided

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 
  • Title: Workday Student Information System kick-off 
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Niemann Theater, HL 159
  • Abstract: Carthage is moving to the next major phase of Workday@Carthage by kicking off the Student Information System deployment. Workday will replace Jenzabar CX / MyCarthage for curriculum and academic records, financial aid, and student financials. All faculty and staff are invited for an overview of the project timeline, system demo, desserts, and door prizes. Work is starting this month and the system will be in place for classes entering the Fall of 2023. 
  • Recording of Zoom Session (passcode: WDAY4CARTHAGE!)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Title: Technology Drop-In Time (Schoology, tech, media in classrooms, Navigate, other technology-related questions)
  • Location: Hedberg Library, Saemann Lab, HL 217A
  • Presenters: LIS Staff
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