Previous Events

Sep 15

Part I: Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, & Stop Microaggressions Book Study

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Although unintentional, we have all committed subtle acts of exclusion (SAE, a.k.a. microaggressions) which can alienate our colleagues, students, and friends. These actions and phrases often go unaddressed and are harmful. Join us in learning how to spot and address stereotypes, objectification, and other forms of microaggressions that separate instead of uniting.
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Workshops
Sep 10

Book Club: Think Again by Adam Grant

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:00pm to Friday, September 24, 2021 - 1:45pm
Online in Zoom

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there’s another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn.
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Book Clubs
Sep 9

Maintaining Student Engagement Throughout the Whole Semester

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Online

It's one thing to "entertain" students for a single class meeting, but it's quite another to engage them from week 1 to week 15. To be successful in a course, students need to be able to persist throughout an entire semester. Although it's tempting to think of persistence and resilience as student characteristics, the reality is that instructor choices play a huge role in whether students will be able to sustain their engagement for long periods of time. In this workshop, we'll discuss how we can design our courses in ways that prompt and support sustained student engagement.
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success: Instruction, Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Sep 2

Facilitating Difficult Classroom Conversations AppLC

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 3:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Do you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure how to respond when emotions get high in classroom discussions? Do you wonder how to respond when a student makes a statement that you worry might be difficult for other students to hear? Do you worry about how to draw boundaries while preserving relationships with students?
Learning Communities
Sep 1

Book Club: How to Be Less Stupid About Race

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 11:00am
Online in Zoom

"How to Be Less Stupid About Race" by Crystal Fleming is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths and ridiculous misconceptions that have thoroughly corrupted the way race is represented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics. Centuries after our nation was founded on genocide, settler colonialism, and slavery, many Americans are waking up to the reality that our racial politics are (still) garbage.
Book Clubs
Sep 1

Supporting Across Difference: The Personas of Allyship

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Online in Zoom

This workshop examines the notion of allyship and its applicability to our various roles as faculty and staff. Various personas of allyship are explored with strategies subsequent to those personas. Participants have the opportunity to discuss their experiences and next steps with colleagues in breakout rooms. Register 
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Workshops
Aug 31

Supporting Across Difference: The Personas of Allyship

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Online in Zoom

This workshop examines the notion of allyship and its applicability to our various roles as faculty and staff. Various personas of allyship are explored with strategies subsequent to those personas. Participants have the opportunity to discuss their experiences and next steps with colleagues in breakout rooms. Register 
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Workshops
Aug 30

Book Club: College Teaching Basics

Monday, August 30, 2021 - 12:00pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Do you feel like you might need help with the pedagogical aspect of academic life? You're not alone! Join our book to discuss best practices and add tricks and tools to your teaching arsenal. Though we're targeting new faculty, all are welcome! Registration Link The book club will meet from 12:00-1:00pm on the following days: —Monday, August 30, 2021; 12:00-1:00pm —Monday, September 27, 2021; 12:00-1:00pm —Monday, October 18, 2021; 12:00-1:00pm
Book Clubs
Aug 26

Welcome to App State- A Faculty Learning Community (Time TBD)

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 8:00am
TBD

This faculty learning community is specifically for instructors who are brand new to both academia and App State. We’ll meet monthly to focus on learning the ins and outs of your new institution and career, and through a peer support/mentoring model, we’ll build community around work/life balance, time management, understanding expectations, goal setting, and more.
Career Development, Career Support & Advancement: Early Career Programs, Learning Communities
Aug 26

Facilitating Difficult Classroom Conversations AppLC

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 12:00am
TBD

Do you find yourself overwhelmed and not sure how to respond when emotions get high in classroom discussions? Do you wonder how to respond when a student makes a statement that you worry might be difficult for other students to hear? Do you worry about how to draw boundaries while preserving relationships with students?
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success: Instruction, Learning Communities