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Professional Development & Faculty Workshops
Professional Development & Faculty Workshops
Professional Development & Faculty Workshops

Spring 2015 Convocation

Schedule of Spring 2015 In-Service Events

Spring 2015 Faculty Convocation and Keynote Workshop

Thursday, January 8, 2015


Keynote Speaker: Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain - "Classroom Under the Sea"

Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain

Spring 2015 Workshop Descriptions

Tuesday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Some sessions are offered multiple times. See the schedule for session dates, times and locations.

Flipping the Classroom
presented by Kathy Arcangeli & Shannon Meadows

If you’re new to the concept, flipping your classroom can feel a little bit overwhelming.  You probably have many questions such as: How much content should I flip? What lower-level activities can be completed prior to class?  How can I ensure that students complete the activities prior to class?  What higher-level activities can be accomplished during class?  How can flipped learning benefit my students?  We will share the successes and failures we have experienced as we have attempted to address these questions and more in our classes.

FERPA - Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
presented by Brenda Rector & Donna Mack

Maintaining the confidentiality of student records is everyone’s responsibility whether you are faculty, staff or student.  In order to protect our students’ information, everyone needs a basic knowledge of the rules governing release of student information.  During this session we will discuss the intent of FERPA, what are considered educational records, what information may be released without student consent and what all of this means to you.

Turn It In - Originality Checker
presented by Mike Hill & Abby Griffith

Although many faculty use TurnItIn to check student work for plagiarism, the program can also be utilized as a teaching tool.  This workshop will demonstrate the frequently used macros that can prevent you from writing the same comments over and over while grading, as well as demonstrating how to create your own custom comment macros.  We will also discuss how some Roane State instructors have used the originality report to show students when they may be quoting too much from their research and how to paraphrase some of the material.

President's Mini Grant / Math Videos
presented by Jude Toth

Thanks to the President's Imagination Mini Grant, the CLiM2 (Creative Learning in Mathematics with Multimedia) program was developed to create supplementary lecture videos that are currently imbedded into all Mathematics Learning Support courses.  Do you have an idea about something you would like to put into use in one of your classes?  Do you want to use new technology or methodology but need help funding your project?  Stop by, and I will show you how I was able to put my crazy idea to work of our students, how it has benefited them, and how you can get started on your way.

Microsoft Outlook: Managing Your Inbox Using Automated Fields
presented by Cathy Martin & Bruce Botts

Learn how to: Create folders in Outlook Web Access (OWA), move emails manually in OWA, set up rules in OWA, organize email in OWA, set up signature line, and set up out of office using OWA

DegreeWorks - How to Use for Student Advising & Completion
presented by Amy Keeling & Michelle Crudup

Get a sneak peak of Roane State’s new tool for students and faculty to use for academic advising starting March 2015. This computer program resides in RaiderNet and will merge a student’s academic record with the degree requirements for a particular major. This will replace the “what-if” analysis that is currently in RaiderNet, but it includes much more functionality! Advisors will be able to make notes on the evaluations to easily track what students have been advised.

DE Rubric & the Peer Review Process
presented by Susan Sutton & Faculty

Come spend an hour with us and learn how the peer review process works. Hear from faculty who have had their courses peer reviewed, as well as those who have been a part of peer review teams, for an open conversation about the process.

Teaching in the ELE/Engagement Strategies
presented by Ted Stryk

The Engaged Learning Environment is a prototype for a mobile-device friendly classroom.  It facilitates the flipping of the classroom, the merging of classroom and online elements of blended classes, and a hands-on, collaborative approach to learning.  This session will be a discussion/demonstration of how best to make use of it.

iPads in the Classroom
presented by Robert Benson & Faculty

Roane State’s Mobile Mentors team will share the apps, tips and techniques they use to make class time more effective, productive and fun. Bring your iPad for a hands on experience with time for questions and additional help.

Basic Safety Orientation including Bloodborne Pathogens
presented by Darrell McGraw

This presentation covers many of the basic safety topics such as Emergency Action Plans, Hazardous Chemicals, Personal Protective Equipment, Fire Prevention, and Workplace Violence. We will also discuss environmental topics like stormwater pollution prevention, spill control, and hazardous wastes. The goal is to increase awareness of issues you might face at work or at home and to prevent  incidents and injuries.

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