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Dr. Jim Wilson, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wilmington University
Dana Santoro, Data Analyst, Wilmington University
This session will provide a basis for accessing student learning as well as an overview of the revised Wilmington University's Outcomes Assessment Plan of Student Learning.
Dr. Robert K. Urian, Adjunct Professor, Wilmington University
Kevin T. Urian, MLS Graduate Student, Drexel University
Internet explosion...papers for sale...customized essays...study assistance...all for a modest price: Academic Integrity. In this session, faculty members will be introduced to methods to quickly recognize and document PLAGIARISM cases and will also be provided with an internet tour of websites that peddle existing essays or create "new" research papers for students.
Dr. John Burbage, Assistant Professor, General Studies Division, Wilmington University
Most of us have experienced the difficult task of maintaining student interest for an entire five hour class period. This workshop will outline an interactive group learning activity in which students identify, develop, and present the material to each other, within a single class period. While the question “Will we get out early tonight?” can be all too familiar to many faculty, students engaged in this activity usually ask “Can we have more time?”
Jim McCloskey, Library Director, Wilmington University
Our goal at the library is to "help you learn". Many new services and resources have emerged over the past 6 months to help us reach this goal, including:
Johanna Bishop, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science Division,
Dr. James McFadden, Adjunct Professor, Business Division, Wilmington University
Have you defaulted to the 10-12 page research paper from pure habit? Are you tired of grading shallow, poorly developed term papers? Have you been looking for other paper assignments that would engage and challenge your students? Have you wished for interesting writing projects that would allow students to demonstrate their ability to analyze and synthesize the subject matter at hand? Look no further! Come join the conversation and share your ideas, learn some new ones, and look to the future.
Liz Slater, Adjunct Instructor, General Studies Division, Wilmington University
This workshop provides an overview of APA style and a review of general requirements for academic writing. Specific topics include manuscript formatting, essay writing, and the organization of research papers. A scaffold type model of an APA research paper will be provided.
James Bradley, Assistant Professor / Instruction Librarian, Wilmington University
What is the difference between Information Literacy and Information Technology? What are the key skills that students need to acquire to become lifelong learners, valuable employees, and competent researchers? This session will provide Faculty with numerous examples of how to assign students both short and lengthier assignments to incorporate Information Literacy Competencies in a course. Instructors will take away creative assignments that can be used for classroom-based discussions, in-library research work, or independent coursework. Attendees will receive a copy of "The Syllabi Project" a substantial collection of materials organized as a resource for instructors to enhance information literacy activities in their course.
Sallie Reissman, Distance Learning Director, Wilmington University
Do you use Blackboard with your traditional course? Do you enjoy using technology? Would like to find out more about online teaching and learning? This session will outline the various hybrid and 100% online teaching options at wilmington university.
Bonnie Kirkpatrick, Instructional Designer, Wilmington University
Whether you're just thinking about teaching online, a first-time online course facilitator, or you are an experienced distance educator, this workshop will help you sharpen your online teaching skills as well as develop and deliver more richly-structured distance education courses. This session will provide participants with model materials, practical suggestions and successful strategies.
Dr. Kae Keister, Assistant Professor, Education Division, Wilmington University
Okay so we’re not all Bob Hope or Jerry Seinfeld kind of thinkers, and we don’t have a host of writers behind us making us look good. But we do know our subjects/courses/curriculum fairly well! So all we need are a few techniques, and we can make our classes “happy space” places. Everyone can do it! Come learn what you can do!
Amy Feeney, Esq, Assistant Professor, General Studies Division,
Erin DiMarco, Registrar, Wilmington University
Getting the Word Out, Strategies for Compliance, and Staying out of Hot Water identify ways to get faculty thinking about complying with FERPA (Family Education Rights & Privacy Act). How much student information can you share? What are the fines associated with non-compliance? How can faculty legally post grades, exams, term papers, write letters, share information with parents, and access student records?
Sema O. Mellian, Adjunct Instructor, General Studies Division,
I will be giving a brief demonstration of how to apply watercolor paint onto paper so you can understand the medium. It’s a simple technique, so come, relax and enjoy. After completing your masterpiece, it will be put in a matted frame to take with you. Paper, paint and brushes will be provided.
Mike Karia, Adjunct Professor, Business Division, Wilmington University
By quieting the minds of the students in the beginning of your class, your students can receive more from you and you will take your teaching to a higher level. Simple Meditation will help you accomplish this. In this session, I will walk you through the Meditation and talk about how it will help you and your students.
Tina Scott, Director of Student Affairs, Wilmington University
Note – Possible external co-presenter
Dr. James Walsh, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science Division,
The Prayer Labyrinth is an ancient meditative practice that dates to pre-Christian tradition, originating in Greek mythology. During medieval times it was adopted as a popular prayer practice understood as a “spiritual journey to Jerusalem,” with labyrinths commonly embedded in the floors of the great cathedrals of Europe, including Chartres. In the 21st century the Prayer Labyrinth has been adopted as a means of contemplative prayer, richly symbolic of the twists, turns, and interconnectedness of life’s journey. Come and enjoy a brief introduction to this ancient meditative practice and then experience its richness firsthand as you are invited to walk your own spiritual journey.
Diane Cannon, Chief Trainer, Ming Tao T'ai Chi Ch'uan Studio, Newark, DE
Times get very stressful during the semester for students and faculty, especially during exam weeks! This workshop will introduce you to the benefits of practicing T’ai Chi, especially when the demands in our lives get a bit overwhelming. Practicing T’ai Chi has been known to reduce stress, calm the mind and body, increase health and a general sense of well-being, while creating a sense of balance and confidence in oneself. We will practice some basic movement and breathing exercises as well as some beginning postures of the T’ai Chi main form. Come wearing loose comfortable clothing, ready to stretch and relax, and leave with a smile!