Every two or three weeks during the regular school season, the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning hosts Thursday "LunchBytes" sessions from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. At each meeting, 20 faculty members enjoy both each other's company and a free lunch while listening to a pedagogical, academic, or scholarly presentation, receiving training, or participating in a roundtable or open forum discussion. These presentations are open to all interested faculty and are on a first come, first served basis (no RSVPs--just show up early to ensure a seat!).
Fall 2012 LunchBytes Schedule
Sep. 13 - Trashcans, Microphones, Buffets and More: Events Services and Scheduling - Yankee Meadows
Kim Roeder from Event Services will explain proper procedures, policies, and tips to plan and host events on the SUU campus. In addition to learning what services are available and how faculty can reserve them, attendees will find out more about Chartwells catering and their policies and procedures as well.
Sep. 27 - SUU as a Gendered Workplace: Current Campus Research Efforts - Vermillion Cliffs
The SUU Factbook for 2011-2012 indicates although only about 33 percent of all faculty are female, there is a heavy concentration of women at the assistant faculty level--about 41 percent. Our panel will describe current efforts to gather information about how satisfied male and female faculty are with their employment at SUU and the opportunities provided for professional growth. We will also describe ongoing efforts to obtain grant money designed to widen opportunities for women on campus. Speakers will include Dr. Lynn White of Psychology, Dr. Julie Simon of English, and Dr. Shalini Kesar of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems. The speakers will ask faculty to suggest questions that need answers in connection with this topic.
Oct. 10 - Embedding Presentations into Canvas - Yankee Meadows
Michiko Kobayashi will introduce a free online program, called SlideShare, which allows you to convert your PowerPoint files and documents like PDFs into online presentations. There is no need to download the program. Once your presentations are uploaded to SlideShare, you can embed them on your Canvas page easily. Attendees are expected to be Canvas users and have course shells. To participate in this workshop, bring your own laptops and PowerPoint presentation files.
Oct. 11 - Activism through Global Engagement - Yankee Meadows
Emily Dean, Shobha Gurung, and Todd Petersen, along with SUU student Sarah Webber and UAE student Ayesha Sayed, will discuss how international experiences and transnational practices foster activism and community engagement. Ayesha Sayed will Skype in from her university in Al Ain, UAE giving us a real-time live international interaction. Audience members are invited to join in the discussion and explore how to nurture a community of globally engaged students, staff, and faculty.
Oct. 25 - Optimal Resume - Yankee Meadows
with John Gally and Megen Ralphs
Nov. 8 - Making Glass Mosaics in Ravenna, Italy - Yankee Meadows
Carrie Trenholm will describe her week-long mosaic workshop learning 4th century Byzantine style techniques. She studied under Luciana Notturni, a renowned mosaic artist, at the Mosaic Art School in Ravenna, Italy, a city considered the best repository of Byzantine style mosaic outside of historic Constantinople.
Dec. 6 - The New SANS: Making a Difference in Your Students Success - Cedar Breaks
SUU introduced the Student Assessment Notification System (SANS) in 2011. This on-line early alert program helps students improve their learning experience and academic performance at SUU. A SANS alert initiates a peer mentor/tutor contact with a student as well as alerting the student to visit with the faculty member personally. Improvements in identifying first year students and athletes and in the resolution/feedback loop have been implemented. Come by and learn how this system can help improve learning for all your students! With Jared Wilcken and Parker Grimes
Spring 2013 LunchBytes Schedule
Jan. 24 - Campus Emergency Management - Yankee Meadows
with Rick Brown
Feb. 7 - Swaziland Fulbright Report - Yankee Meadows
with Jon Smith
Feb. 21 - Using Service Learning Projects - Cedar Breaks
with Charla Strosser, Earl Mulderink, and Steve Barney
Feb 27 - Using the New York Times in the Classroom - Yankee Meadows
Todd Halvorsen's workshop will demonstrate specific ways to integrate The New York Times newspaper into SUU courses, as well as introduce faculty to the wealth of resources The New York Times in College program has available to faculty, including their digital library of instructional strategies. Additionally, it will highlight their extensive online resources at www.nytimes.com and their newer, web-based programs designed to support faculty efforts.
NOTE THIS IS A SPECIAL WEDNESDAY LUNCHBYTES!
Mar. 7 - Brain-Based Education - Yankee Meadows
Michael McGarvey will explore how brain research has created new information for affective teaching practices. Brain research has also verified practices that have been used for years and now have a scientific basis. As research identifies the function of different parts of the brain, educational practices can be adapted to the new information.
Mar. 21 - Resources to Organize and Keep Your Research Current - Starlight Room
with Scott Lanning and Richard Eissinger
Apr. 18 - iPadagogy Results and Reflection - Yankee Meadows
with Todd Peteresen, Kyle Bishop, and members of the iPadagogy team
Faculty may propose sessions for the 2013-2014 academic year: an individual presentation of teaching methods or recent scholarship; a group presentation, discussion panel, or roundtable; or the sharing of creative or performative work. In addition, faculty may suggest topics or trainings they would like to see presented by either the CETL or others. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas, proposals, or suggestions.
**Each session is open to the first 20 faculty members only**