Concurrent Session One
Quality Matters at Indiana University
Location: University Center Room 120
David Becker, Adjunct Faculty, QM Course Review Manager, Indiana University Southeast
Are you teaching online, but feel lost? Would you like to learn about best practices in teaching online and hybrid courses? Quality Matters is a rubric and a peer review process that is both faculty-centered and supported by the latest research on best practices in online and hybrid courses. Come join us to learn how you can use the Quality Matters rubric to simplify your course design and ensure your course components are aligned to best support student learning. You will also learn about the peer review process here at IU Southeast and how it can benefit your course as well as your teaching.
This presentation will identify Quality Matters standards that are essential to student success in an online course, as well as apply the concept of alignment to your current course design. Additionally, a dummy course will be examined with QM standards applied to better grasp the concept of alignment.
The ABCs of Success - Appearance, Behavior, Communication: How Student-Faculty Relationships Transcend Cultural Boundaries
Location: University Center Room 121
Gina Kibiloski, Adjunct Faculty, Sullivan University
Terry Kibiloski, Adjunct Faculty, Sullivan University
In the diverse world of the adjunct classroom, proper Appearance, Behavior, and Communication matter, for both faculty and students. Effectively teaching inclusion and experience relies upon establishing a trusted relationship with students, and helping the students understand that every culture judges you by your Appearance, Behavior, and Communication. With adjunct faculty teaching in both face-to-face (F2F) and online classrooms, it is important to realize that the two environments are very different in how we need to project our Appearance, Behavior, and Communication, to establish a trusted relationship with students.
Using the same teaching methods in both environments will generally result in instructors being less effective in either their F2F or online classes. Education is filled with instructors who are dynamic in a F2F environment, yet struggle in an online class, or vice versa. This presentation will address both environments.
This presentation will focus on those key aspects of Appearance, Behavior, and Communication, as well as on key student expectations, that cross cultural boundaries for both faculty and students.
Using “Real-World” Projects to Foster Diversity, Enable Inclusion, and Provide Experience
Location: University Center Room 122
Henry Davis, Adjunct Faculty Ivy Tech Community College
This presentation is a synopsis of how I use real-world projects in the classroom to foster inclusion and provide tangible workforce experience to students. Over the past 5 to 7 years I’ve seen an increasingly diverse student body in most of my courses. With this much diversity I had to find a method to get the students to work together, communicate with each other and not be afraid to participate in what many of them view as a world different than what they grew up in.
This presentation will share how I've used and refined real-world projects to enable more interaction and teamwork among students from a very diverse set of circumstances.
Sharing Our Stories: How Our Diverse Experiences Inform and Enrich Our Teaching
Location: University Center Room 127
Lynn Slaughter, Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University Southeast
Tom Kennedy, Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University Southeast
Marisela Belmonte-Olmos, Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University Southeast
Adjunct faculty often have non-linear careers that are not strictly within the confines of academia. IUS instructors Lynn Slaughter, Marisela Belmonte-Olmos, and Tom Kennedy will share stories of their varied backgrounds and facilitate an interactive session in which participants discuss the diversity of their experiences and how these have enhanced their teaching and ability to connect with students.