Magna Online Seminar: Understanding and Teaching Generation Z students
Thursday August 9, 1:00 – 2:00 pm in LU006 (Media Viewing Room)
This program is for faculty and staff. Generation Z is already here! Following in the shoes of millennials, this upcoming generation is ready to be recognized.
This generation of students will be incredibly influential to how institutions recruit, educate, and work with students to stay current and attractive for overall enrollment. “Understanding and Educating Generation Z Students,” presented by Tara Hart, EdD is a Magna Online Seminar. In this session, you’ll explore the beliefs and perspectives of the Generation Z population and how these beliefs and perspectives affect them as college students. Specifically, this seminar addresses how Generation Z students differ from other generations.
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New and Returning Faculty Development Day
Wednesday August 15, 8:45am – 4:00pm
Five sessions offered throughout the day. Register for all that you are able to attend. Lunch included if you sign up for a morning and an afternoon session. Session times and descriptions are below.
8:45 – 10:15am: Course Design and Syllabus Construction – Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson
Learn about and incorporate best practices in syllabus development and course design. Discussion will include the Concordia University Global Ends and credit hour policy.
10:30 – Noon: Blackboard Basics – Susan Gallanis
This session incorporates recent Blackboard procedure updates. Learn how to add content, dropboxes, and set up the gradebook for a fall course! Some hands on practice included. Please bring your laptop.
Noon – 12:45pm: Lunch in the cafeteria.
12:45 – 1:45: Faculty Resources – Elizabeth Evans and Susan Gallanis
Learn what resources are available to you as faculty, where to find them, and who to contact if you need more help.
2:00 – 3:00pm: Active Lecturing – Susan Gallanis
Learn strategies to maintain students’ attention when you lecture including effective PowerPoint design.
3:00 – 4:00pm: Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics – Susan Gallanis
Learn how to create tests with several question types, create question pools, and create online rubrics for more efficient grading.
Teaching via Video Conference with Justin Frisque and Susan Gallanis
Monday August 20, 2:00 – 3:00 pm in LU006
Learn how to use the video conference equipment when you teach a course that includes video conference from another location. We’ll also cover some best practices when teaching with video conference.