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Faculty Development: BLITZ WEEK

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Blitz Week 2020

BLITZ WEEK 2020
The Faculty Development Center will host our annual Blitz Week on January 7-9, 2020, featuring general sessions about innovative teaching approaches; an Appy Hour highlighting effective technologies; lightning sessions about teaching online, innovative course design strategies, and writing no matter what; panels about trends and strategies for open reviewing/publishing and leading where you are with tips for making next steps; a conversation about wellbeing and work-life balance; and informational sessions about new Murray State initiatives and an overview regarding the university studies curriculum review and renewal. 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BlitzWeek2020  to help us serve you!

View schedule: https://tinyurl.com/BlitzWeek2020Schedule

BLITZ WEEK 2019

BLITZ WEEK 2019

The Faculty Development Center will host our annual Blitz Week January 7-10, 2019! We invite individuals to submit proposals to lead concurrent (30-minute presentations with Q&A) and lightning sessions (5-7 minute presentations) in the following areas:

  • Teaching and Learning (e.g., innovative approaches to teaching and learning, assessments, evaluation, high impact practices, course or program curriculum reform).
  • Leadership and Change (e.g., innovative practices and initiatives, individual and team support, power, and inclusivity).
  • Effective Technologies and Tools (e.g., useful APPS and other technologies to support pedagogical innovation, student engagement, accessibility, virtual reality, mixed/augmented reality).
  • Work-Life Balance (e.g., general strategies to help faculty succeed at Murray State University).

Deadline: December 12, 2018

Submit Proposal: https://tinyurl.com/fdcblitzweek19

Register: https://tinyurl.com/BlitzWeek19

View Schedule:  https://tinyurl.com/BlitzWeekSchedule19

BLITZ WEEK 2018

BLITZ WEEK 2018!
The Faculty Development Center will host its annual Blitz Week on January 8 -11, 2018. This year, Blitz Week will feature one-hour workshops, panel, lightning sessions, and informational sessions about new MSU initiatives. Take a peek at some of the sessions that will be offered during the week. We will provide an official schedule and a link for you to register soon!

Sessions at a Glance!

  • New Initiatives at MSU, Dr. Mark Arant, MSU Provost
  • Publish and Flourish! Insights for Being a Productive Researcher, Guest Faculty (Dr. Kim Voss, Associate Professor, Journalism, University of Central Florida) and MSU faculty
  • The Rise of Competency-Based Education and What it Means for Your Classroom, Dr. Teresa Clark, Assistant Professor, P-20 and Community Leadership; and Dr. Landon Clark, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Leadership Program
  • Lightning Session: Best Practices for Teaching and Learning, MSU faculty from different disciplines
  • Grit, Growth Mindset, and Metacognition: Strategies to Promote Student Success, Dr. Cindy Clemson, Assistant Professor, Department of Adolescent, Career, and Special Education
  • Service Learning Through the Disciplines: Ideas and Resources for Implementing Service Learning Projects in Your Course, Shawna Thomas, Coordinator of Service Learning; and Dr. Jennifer Morrison, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Department of Political Science and Sociology
  • Teaching Unplugged: Non-Tech Approaches to Engage Students, Dr. Melony Shemberger, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Getting Started with Visual Literacy: Using Images to Maximize Teaching and Learning, Dr. Dana Statton, Assistant Professor, University Libraries
  • Quality Matters: An Introduction to the QM Online Course Review Process and Future Plans for Supporting and Funding Online Course Development and Revision at MSU, Dr. Firm Faith Watson, Director, Faculty Development Center; and Lisa Schmidt, Coordinator of Distance Learning & Special Academic Projects
  • Google Apps: Strategies for Use in the Classroom and Beyond, Drs. Melony Shemberger; Dana Statton; and Leigh Wright, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Canvas Study Hall: Drop-in Opportunity for Canvas Help and Strategies, Peter Terry, Assistant Director, Academic Applications Solutions

When: January 8 - 11 (3 sessions per day: 9:00 - 10:00 am, 10:30 - 11:30 am, and 1:00 - 2:00 pm)

BLITZ WEEK 2017

Monday, Jan. 9 

  • "State of the Student" by Dr. Kelly Wezner, 9 a.m., Faculty Development Center Classroom
  • Syllabus workshop by Dr. Sue Sroda, 10:30 a.m., Faculty Development Center Classroom
  • Canvas Advanced Training (Gradebook, External Apps, any other topic), 1-3 p.m., TSCS Classroom, 3rd floor, Oakley Applied Science Building 

Tuesday, Jan. 10

  • SIPX workshop by Bentley Utgaard, 9 a.m., Waterfield Library, Room 211 
  • "Top Three Tips for the Spring Semester" by the Faculty Teaching Fellows (Dr. Brian Bourke, Dr. Kelly Rogers, Dr. Melony Shemberger), 10:30 a.m., The Stables in the Curris Center 
  •  "Lightning Strikes" panel of best teaching practices led by Dr. Staci Stone, 1 p.m., The Stables in the Curris Center 

Wednesday, Jan. 11

  • SIPX workshop by Bentley Utgaard, 10 a.m., Waterfield Library, Room 211 
  • "What Performance Funding Would Mean for Faculty and Staff" (Panel: President Bob Davies, JCSET Dean Steve Cobb, Dr. Dina Byers and Fred Dietz), 1 p.m., The Stables in the Curris Center 

Thursday, Jan. 12

  • Canvas Basic Training for Faculty New to Canvas, 9-11 a.m., TSCS Classroom, 3rd floor, Oakley Applied Science Building 
  • "Title IX Issues and Related Topics" by Cami Duffy, 9 a.m., The Stables in the Curris Center 
  • "How the ORCA Can Help" by Dr. David Pizzo, Office of Research and Creative Activity, 1 p.m., The Stables in the Curris Center

Register at http://tinyurl.com/BlitzWeek