Legal Issues on Campus or 'How to Stay out of Court'
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Brownbag • Noon-1pm
UC East Ballroom
This session, presented by SSU's Legal Counsel Cheryl Hacker will present important information regarding the many legal tangles we could possibly avoid if we only knew more about them. Topics include dealing with plagiarism, social media, harassment, compliance issues, classroom incidents, privacy and what it means to work at a state institution. Department chairs and all interested faculty members, staff or administrators are invited to attend this brownbag lunch. The TLC will provide snacks and drinks. Please RSVP for the food order; however, if you forget, don't be afraid to come anyway.
Faculty Festival of Achievement
Friday, September 20, 2013
9 a.m.- Noon
UC 214 and 215
The TLC is sponsoring this event to showcase research projects and the scholarly work of faculty members. Please mark your calendar to attend multiple sessions on the morning of Friday, September 20, 2013 from 9 am until noon. The Festival will be held in the University Center. More information about who is presenting and their abstracts will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. Consider inviting students and community members to sessions pertaining to their interests or studies. An impressive display of SSU Faculty scholarship will be open for viewing in the Clark Memorial Library.
Strengthening the Baccalaureate
Paul Gaston, III, Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1970
Friday, September 27, 2013
An experienced scholar with a focus on higher education reform, public policy, and the humanities, Paul L. Gaston, III, serves Kent State as its sole Trustees Professor. Dr. Gaston has been a principal speaker in venues around the world. In 2007-09, he has offered major addresses on the U.S. higher education legislation (http://www.kent.edu/english/people/~pgaston/) .
A full day of events will begin the campus-wide discussion examining Shawnee's General Education Outcomes and Assessments. GEP Director, Phil Blau and a team of faculty members that include Krista Maxson, Chris Kacir, Jennifer Pauley and Brenda Haas helped initiate this day.
Creating an Advising Syllabus &
Helping Transfer Students
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Advising is important for student retention. Research (Campbell & Campbell, 1997) shows that student-faculty relationships are the most crucial connection within a collegiate community. Like any relationship, those involving faculty members and students require nurturing. Debbie Watson, Coordinator for Academic Advising; Pat Spradlin, Teaching and Learning Center Director and Student Advisor; James Farmer, Coordinator of Transfer Students; and, Deanna Roberts, Academic Advisor, Student Success Center will lead a discussion about how to write an "advising syllabus" for advisees and how faculty can help with the special challenges faced by transfer students. As usual, snacks will be provided by the TLC. RSVP if possible.
All faculty members, administrators and students visiting with faculty or administrators are invited
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
9:40am - 10:20am
Patio near the west entrance of the University Student Center near the ATC building
Coffee, juice, soda, donuts and cookies will be served on the patio outside the University Student Center; or, in case of rain, Smith Coffee House (Jazzman's). The purpose of Coffee and Conversation is to bring faculty, staff and students together to build community in a relaxed atmosphere. Academic departments may informally advise students about courses, promote their discipline, discuss classroom topics, current events, research projects, careers, etc. Organizations may reserve tables to raise awareness of their function on campus. Learn more here.
Please call the TLC at SSU for more information (740) 351-3295 (740) 351-3739 or email TeachingLearningCenter@shawnee.edu