Lunch & Learn Events

 

The CTE presents a series of Lunch & Learn events throughout the year.  This is a format of instructional development facilitated by faculty and staff for faculty. These events will all be hosted in the Presidential Dining Room, and attendees will be provided lunch in the Christian Cafeteria. Access to the Presidential Dining Room is found through the side entry under the black awning at the southwest corner of Christian Cafeteria.

Lunch & Learn Schedule: Tues/Thur lunches begin at 12:15 and end around 1:20. Mon/Wed/Fri lunches begin at 12:00 and end around 12:50. You are welcomed to come early or stay late if needed.

Access for All: Meeting Students’ Needs through Universal Design

Students enter our classes with different abilities, knowledges, and experiences, and it can be overwhelming to try to accommodate so many different learners. Universal design is a model for increasing accessibility by designing physical and social spaces for the widest range of bodies possible. This session will offer examples of universally designed teaching practices that can accommodate a wide range of diverse learners.

Date: Thursday, January 25th at 12:15 p.m.
Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, Diversity, Wellness
Facilitator
: Allison H. Hitt

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Service-Learning Faculty Fellows: Come See What’s in It for Students, Faculty and Community Partners

Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal, Service-Learning Faculty Liaison, and Dr. Lesley Graybel, Director of Service-Learning, will provide a brief overview of service-learning pedagogy and UCA’s Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program, followed by a panel discussion with past Faculty Fellows from a variety of disciplines about their experiences with service-learning and how those experiences enhanced student learning while meeting community needs.

Date: Wednesday, February 7th at 12:00 p.m.
Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, Service-Learning
Facilitator
: Lesley Graybeal, Lorrie George-Paschal, Service-Learning Faculty Fellows

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Experiential Learning Across the Disciplines Spotlight: College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

This is part of a special series of Lunch and Learn events we are having to spotlight experiential learning across the disciplines at UCA.  The plan is to host a panel of faculty from each college to discuss all the ways students learn by doing and reflecting on their doing in the various disciplines of that college.  The focus is on how those experiential learning strategies could apply to other disciples outside each college.

Date: Tuesday, February 20th at 12:15 p.m.
Instructional Theme: Pedagogy
Facilitator
: College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Faculty Panelists

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Ditch the Textbooks and Use Library Resources Instead!

The cost of the traditional textbook is breaking our students’ budgets, and it’s time to rethink the role of the traditional textbook at UCA.  Renee will discuss the library’s role in utilizing their paid content to build class readings and textbook alternatives.

Date: Monday, March 5th at 12:00 p.m.
Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, Online
Facilitator
: Renee LeBeau-Ford

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Experiential Learning Across the Disciplines Spotlight: College of Fine Arts and Communication

This is part of a special series of Lunch and Learn events we are having to spotlight experiential learning across the disciplines at UCA.  The plan is to host a panel of faculty from each college to discuss all the ways students learn by doing and reflecting on their doing in the various disciplines of that college.  The focus is on how those experiential learning strategies could apply to other disciples outside each college.

Date: Thursday, March 15th at 12:15 p.m.
Instructional Theme: Pedagogy
Facilitator
: College of Fine Arts and Communication Faculty Panelists

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Teaching to Foster Academic Integrity Among Students

Have you ever felt like you were tired of tricking students so they wouldn’t cheat?  Have you thought about as many ways as possible to prevent copying and pasting?  Are you sick of creating multiple tests and locking them down like Fort Knox?  If ANY of these apply to you, this is the Lunch and Learn you need.  Let’s talk about shaping a class so that assessment is genuine, students are intrinsically motivated, and originality is no longer a foreign concept. No, this isn’t going to cause you more work, just different work!  Join us and let’s discover what it might  look  like to have a cheat-free zone in your classes.

Date: Friday, March 30th at 12:00 p.m.
Instructional Theme: Pedagogy
Facilitator
: Alicia Landry

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Listening and Learning: Fostering Diversity and Inclusive Teaching through Focus Group Research

Faculty from the UCA School of Communication and University College conducted a series of focus groups in the spring and fall of 2017. The focus groups invited African-American male students enrolled in first-year writing and communication courses to reflect on and talk about their experiences at UCA and in these courses. By collecting qualitative data, the faculty hoped to learn how to transform our pedagogy to better serve this population of students who have high attrition/high failure rates in these gateway courses.

Date: Tuesday, April 3rd at 12:15 p.m.
Instructional Theme: Pedagogy, Diversity
Facilitator
: Adriian Gardner, Lanette Grate, Lisa Mongno

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