BCSSE Results in Action
Thursday, October 4, 2012
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in the President's Conference Room
Friday, October 5, 2012,
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Library Alcove
Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement: This survey gathers information from our students before they enter college to gain insight into their high school experiences and their college expectations. It is part of a suite of surveys that focus on student engagement. The information we gain from these surveys is invaluable in our efforts to support student success.
“Have you talked with your advisor yet?”
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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. Faculty and staff are invited to this workshop on advising to help us with this important role. Debbie Watson, Coordinator for Academic Advising; Dean Timothy Scheurer; Colleen Kozan, Academic Advisor, and Jennifer Hammonds, Associate Registrar will address the following topics:
- Why is advising important for student retention?
- University College /Departmental approaches to advising
- The five most common advising problems students present an how to deal with those problems
- Practical suggestions for faculty who advise students (keeping records, degree audits, MySSU, check sheets, GEP requirements, course substitutions, waving requirements, letters of invitation)
All faculty members, administrators and students visiting with faculty or administrators are invited
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
9:40am - 10:20am
Patio near the west entrance of the University Student Center near the ATC building
College Coffee and Conversation will be held on the patio near the west entrance of the University Student Center near the ATC building. In case of rain, it will be held in the Smith Coffee House (Jazzman's) in the University Student Center. This campus-wide event brings Shawnee State faculty, staff and students together to build community and develop friendships. Faculty/Student College Coffee and Conversation offers a relaxed atmosphere with snacks and beverages (coffee, juice, soda, donuts and cookies) to sustain everyone until lunch. Academic departments may take advantage of this time and atmosphere to promote relationships with students interested in discussing Shawnee State, classroom topics, current events, research projects, possible careers, course selection, etc. Learn more here.
Please call the TLC at SSU for more information (740) 351-3295 (740) 351-3739 or email TeachingLearningCenter@shawnee.edu
“Humans are People, Too”
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Part of our job as faculty is to model and use ethical research practices that ensure human research participants are protected. During this workshop, Sharon Eaves, the Chair of the Shawnee State University Institutional Review Board (IRB), will discuss a brief history of the IRB, current policies and procedures of the SSU IRB as well as the Federal Guidelines, and describe the most recent applications researchers must submit. Dr. Eaves will also discuss best practices for human research participant protection. Any faculty interested in performing research with human participants, especially SSU students, with the goal of presenting or publishing the findings in a public setting, must submit an application to the SSU IRB before the beginning of data collection. There will also be time for attendees to ask questions.
“The Benefits and Myths of Peer Writing Tutors”
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The SSU Writing Center is a free resource available to all students and is staffed by trained and successful student writers. In this conversation, the SSU Writing Center Director Marc Scott will discuss the benefits of peer-to-peer writing tutoring and dispel some common misconceptions about writing centers, such as the notion that writing centers are only for developmental writers or grammar correction. The conversation should help faculty understand how the SSU Writing Center can benefit students in all disciplines and should also help faculty develop strategies for ensuring effective use of the Writing Center's services. Cynthia Hermanson will also be sharing ideas for helping students with writing assignments.
“Using Adobe Connect: A Tool for Instruction and Beyond”
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
An interactive demonstration will be provided for using this university-wide tool to facilitate instruction, enhance faculty-student communication, and beyond. Headsets will be available for your use at this session.
“Handling the Emotionally Distressed Student”
(Violent/Verbally Aggressive/Anxious/Depressed/ Suspicious/ Convergence Issues/Intervention/ Poor Contact with Reality)