Upcoming Events

Aug 23

Building Reflection into STEM Classrooms AppLC

Monday, August 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to Monday, November 22, 2021 - 4:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

Students in STEM classes know they are solving difficult problems, yet they are often less aware of the complex analytical skills that they simultaneously acquire. Furthermore, many traditional STEM assignments favor computational approaches, which may encourage students to focus on memorization and imitation thereby avoiding conceptual connections vital to STEM learning. Student reflection makes this higher-order thinking visible and strengthens connections and expertise across courses and disciplines.
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Communities
Aug 30

Book Club: College Teaching Basics

Monday, August 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to Monday, November 29, 2021 - 1:00pm
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
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Book Clubs
Sep 1

Book Club: How to Be Less Stupid About Race

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 11:00am to Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
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.
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Book Clubs
Sep 2

Facilitating Difficult Classroom Conversations AppLC

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 3:30pm to Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 5:30pm
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?
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Communities
Sep 3

Coming to Terms with Campus Controversies AppLC

Friday, September 3, 2021 - 2:00pm to Friday, December 3, 2021 - 3:00pm
Online in Zoom

Scholars and teachers in higher ed today contend with a set of conditions, controversies, and conflicts over campus climate, free expression, academic freedom, and the nature and purpose of our work. Should we be as “objective” as possible or should we be devoted to political causes and activist goals? Are we subject matter experts and authorities in our classrooms, or should we be breaking down power inequalities and finding ways to establish solidarity with our students?
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Communities
Sep 9

Mid-Career Revision AppLC

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 12:00am to Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Online in Zoom

As faculty reach mid-career, their professional development needs can change.  The goals of tenure, promotion, or long-term contracts may no longer be guiding metrics, and career paths may not be as clear.  Mid-Career faculty may find themselves over-tasked with the demands of their students, the university, and their disciplines and struggle to carve out time to re-evaluate their goals.
Learning Communities
Sep 10

Digital & Media Literacy AppLC

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 11:00am to Friday, November 12, 2021 - 12:00pm
Online in Zoom

Join members of AppState's Digital Literacy Learning Community for conversations about the role of digital literacy in your classrooms and your lives. Topics TBD by participant interest. Register
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Communities
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 15

Book Club: Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, & Stop Microaggressions

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 4:00pm
Online in Zoom

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. Register  Book: "Subtle Acts of Exclusion How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions", by Tiffany Jana & Michael Baran
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Book Clubs
Sep 20

Organizing for Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online

Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) provide students with the opportunity to both engage in hands-on research and develop career-related, transferable skills (ex. teamwork). These classes also help to increase retention in STEAM fields and improve equitable access to research opportunities. Developing thoughtfully designed CUREs requires identifying: 1) a research question that can be translated to an undergraduate classroom, 2) the skills that students will engage in, and 3) methods to report their findings to the broader scientific community (ex. publications).