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Spring 2013 Complete College Workshops

Teaching, Learning, Completing

The phenomenon of college persistence or departure is a very complex puzzle. Several factors figure into the final outcome, but one of the crucial pieces is the effectiveness of teaching. As our institution grapples with the state mandate of "Complete College Georgia,” we understand we can’t resolve this issue at the individual professor level, but we can all benefit from a reflection on our pedagogical goals and practices. CETL is dedicating its flagship workshop series for the academic year 2012-2013 to “Teaching, Learning, Completing.” Come participate in our workshops, discussions, and book clubs, where we will explore research and trends and share strategies with each other!



Monday, January 14, 2013
10:00-11:30
CETL House #54: Lab
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The Complete College Initiative at KSU
Dr. Michele DiPietro & Dr. Ralph Rascati

Event Description:

Increasing our graduation rate is a strategic priority for KSU. Our institution has a strong, multi pronged plan to reach our target. In this workshop, Dean Rascati will share the plan with the group, including the available data, the multiple objectives of the plan, the challenges we face, and the strategies we have devised to succeed. This is an opportunity to understand the role faculty can play in this effort, to ask questions and to discuss with the group.

Parking at CETL is limited. Please use the designated faculty and staff spaces in the REAR of the Lutheran Church Lot to avoid any parking violations.

 


Thursday, January 24, 2013
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
CETL House #54: Conference Room
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So Happy Together-TLC series
Lynn Boettler

Event Description:
Literature on student success emphasizes the importance of creating learning environments that allow students to feel connected to the University. While students do build many of these connections through extracurricular experiences, the struggling economy has made it challenging for many to have the time or Monday to participate in these kinds of activities. Thus, their classes and the faculty who teach them may offer the only opportunity for students to establish the kinds of connections that are crucial in promoting their success. This workshop offers practical strategies for designing teaching environments that evoke a sense of connection for students that ultimately advances their learning and academic success.


Parking at CETL is limited. Please use the designated faculty and staff spaces in the REAR of the Lutheran Church Lot to avoid any parking violations.

 

 


Friday, Feburary 22, 2013
10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
CETL Lab
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Academic Remediation-TLC series
Dr. Meghan Burke

Event Description:
How do you deal with students who are not academically prepared for your course? They should have had the material in high school, or in the prerequisite course, but they just don't seem to know it. Do you spend so much time going over prerequisite material that you don't get to nearly enough new material? Come to CETL and discuss strategies to handle this.


Parking at CETL is limited; therefore, please make use of additional parking available at the West Lot directly across from the Lutheran Church.

 

 


Tuesday, March 12 2013
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
CETL Lab
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Student Motivation -TLC series
Dr. Amy Buddie & Dr. Diana Gregory

Event Description:
According to the Complete College America initiative, "we've made progress in giving students from all backgrounds access to college -- but we haven't finished the all-important job of helping them achieve a degree." This session is devoted to exploring one factor that contributes to low graduation rates: student motivation. In this session, we will discuss research findings and creative strategies related to motivating students to achieve their degree -- and in a timely way.


Parking at CETL is limited; therefore, please make use of additional parking available at the West Lot directly across from the Lutheran Church.

 


Friday, April 5, 2013
10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
CETL Lab
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Supporting Students at Risk to Complete College: Veterans and Disabled Students-TLC series
Dr. Meghan Burke, Carol Pope, and Frank Wills

Event Description:
Veterans and students with disabilities have unique obstacles in their quest to complete college. Frank Wills, director of KSU's Veteran's Resource Center, and Carol Pope, director of KSU's Disabled Student Support Services, will join us to give some insight into supporting these students.


Parking at CETL is limited; therefore, please make use of additional parking available at the West Lot directly across from the Lutheran Church.

 

 

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