Concurrent Session Four
‘Fake News’ in a Fraught Age: Teaching Informative Writing to Beginning Scholars
Location: University Center Room 120
Caleb Dempsey-Richardson, Adjunct Instructor, Humanities, JCTC
In this era of "fake news" and "alternative facts" how should one impart the lessons and ethics of journalistic neutrality for today's incoming college student? This presentation aims to highlight the importance of informative writing, and it also advocates for why informative communication should be held up to a co-equal status alongside persuasive writings. Additionally, the panel will discuss strategies to combat "clickbait," both within and outside the classroom, as well as feature a Q-&-A session with attendees to highlight rhetorical strategies from a multidisciplinary approach.
Canvas Q & A
Location: University Center Room 121
Carrie Jo Coaplen, Instructional Designer, ILTE
Do you want to learn more about Canvas? Do you have a Canvas question that has stumped you? Have you been banging your head against your computer or device screen attempting to make Canvas bend to your will?
In this session, there are no “stupid” questions to ask of Dr. Coaplen, who will speak to your Canvas Learning Management System needs and interests.
From how to create assignments, to rubric options, to page creation, any topic is game! Bring those burning issues to this interactive session!
Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun
Location: University Center Room 122
Erica Yahya, Adjunct Instructor, Psychology, Jefferson Community and Technical College
This workshop focuses on achieving a deeper understanding of your current students and overcoming the unique challenges inherent in working with this population via performing fun classroom activities associated with real-life scenarios which promotes a more enriched learning environment.
Topics include “Positive psychology” practices which focus on positive emotions and personal strengths, as well as various academic fun games. In addition, this workshop introduces the importance of social-emotional learning via critical thinking skills.
This workshop will encourage faculty to adopt a refreshed approach that connects with students more personally, meets them at their current level of learning, and inspires attainable growth in students. This interactive session will also include games, handouts, and a PowerPoint presentation.
Bring Current Work Experience Into The Classroom And Curriculum
Location: University Center Room 127
Aaron Morris, Adjunct Instructor, Economics, IU Southeast
Jon Bingham, Senior Lecturer, Economics, IU Southeast
What would make the curriculum in your discipline more relevant for future students? Real world experience places adjunct faculty in a unique position to significantly enhance the currency and relevance of a School’s course offerings.
The presenters will share how recent suggestions by the adjunct faculty member led to short run implementation of an experimental course to address immediate student needs and informed long term determination of enhanced course offerings within the School's core requirements. How might you bring your own work experience into the classroom and curriculum? Come explore the possibilities.