A lot has happened this past year at FaCET
Our focused goals for FaCET for the 2014-2015 academic year were to support the General Education Program, assist the Emeriti College to develop programs of interest to those individuals, and collaborate with the Online Program and the School of Graduate Studies to provide programs of interest to tenured/tenure track and non-tenure track faculty.
These goals led to a full schedule of meetings and workshops.
The full summary report is available to download.
Downloadable version: Summary Report 2014
The Agenda has been finalized for the 2015 FaCET Fall Symposium. It will be held on Aug 20,2015 from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM at the Kaufman Conference Center Town Square. Registration is free, but required by 5pm August 13th. Lunch will be provided free to everyone who registers by that date. This fall the symposium is open to both faculty and GTAs.
A full day of workshops has been planned, with some sessions repeated in the morning and afternoon to allow for flexibility of schedule in the last week before the fall semester begins.
For registration and a full online view of the agenda: Registration
Downloadable Full Agenda: Fall 2015 FaCET Conference
The Teaching Enhancement Grant deadline has passed, and due to a lack of applicants, we have decided to extend the deadline to Wednesday, April 1st, at noon. This is the final deadline and no further Grant applications will be received after this date. This is great opportunity to receive funding for research that meets the guidelines outlined here: http://www.umkc.edu/provost/facet/grants/default.asp
The application can be accessed at the above link.
The Facet Spring Symposium is over and we now look forward to this years Fall Symposium. With the highest attendance in several years to a FaCET Symposium, it was a full day of keynotes and workshops. The keynote Speeker, Dee Fink, was well received and his lecture on ‘5 High-Impact Teaching Practices” was packed with information.
If you were unable to attend, the slides from Dee’s lectures (both from the High Impact Teaching Practices and the late morning session “Designing Courses for Significant Learning) are available at the bottom of the post. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!
High-Impact Teaching Practices: UM-KC – 5 H.I.T.P. – Dec 2014
Designing Courses for Significant Learning: UMKC – ICD – 3 hr – 2015
FaCET, in connection with the Emeritus College, is pleased to offer the following event.
Steve Lehmkuhle, former UMKC Interim Chancellor and former UM Vice President for Academic Affairs, currently Chancellor at University of Minnesota Rochester, will be in town on February 19th in the afternoon. He has offered to give a presentation titled “Building the Future University Today” describing his work at UM Rochester. This presentation will be at FaCET from 3-430P.
Will be held on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at the Student Union Rm 320, from 1-4pm
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 3rd
More information and the official flier can be accessed here
With good reviews across the board, the 2014 FaCET conference was a success. Keynote Speaker Saundra McGuire spoke on “Supplemental Instruction: Increasing Student Engagement, Performance and Retention.” The conference was held at the Kaufman Conference Center, the site of this coming January’s conference as well. The breakout sessions were for the most part well attended, and every one constructive.
We look forward to the Spring Conference!
Keynote Powerpoint: UMKC FaCET Conference Aug 2014
Faculty Senate/Ombuds Training Schedule
In the spring 2014 semester, the Faculty Senate Chair, Faculty Ombudsperson, and HR Training professionals conducted a survey asking UMKC faculty the training topics and formats they would find most relevant. From this survey, we’re creating four training sessions for faculty.
All sessions will be held in FaCET in Miller Nichols Library on the second Monday of the month, from 2:00 to 3:30. Registration is limited, so check your calendars and register with FaCET (email@example.com) to reserve your space.
- September 8: How to have difficult conversations
- October 13: How to effectively manage conflict
- November 10: How to work with difficult people
- December 8: Student Incivility in the Classroom
Sessions will be facilitated by Nancy Day, Faculty Ombudsperson, Peggy Ward-Smith, Faculty Senate Chair, and representatives from UMKC’s HR training staff.
Registration is Open for the Fall 2014 FaCET Conference
Entitled “Stellar Student Support: Enhancing Learning Through Supplemental Instruction, General Education and Online Education”, the FaCET conference will be held 8:30am-3:30pm August 22nd at the Kauffman Conference Center. Lunch will be provided for anyone who registers by August 15th here.
Please be sure to RSVP by the deadline to ensure we have an accurate number for lunch and to plan effectively for the workshop sessions.
Please RSVP no later than noon on Friday, August 15th. Be sure to email Peggy Ward-Smith with any dietary restrictions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Official Program: 2014-FaCET-Conference.updated
The 2014 FaCET Fall Symposium will be held on Friday, August 22nd at the Kauffman Conference Center. It is entitled “Stellar Student Support: Enhancing Learning Through Supplemental Instruction, General Education, and Online Education.”
The keynote will be given by Dr. Saundra McGuire, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at the Louisiana State University.
More details will be posted as they are finalized.
The 2014 FaCET Spring Symposium in now completed. It was a packed day with a huge amount of information given and received. A big thanks goes out to all who participated or attended.
If you were unable to attend any of the main sessions, power points or pdfs of the material presented are attached:
– Kansas City Regional Equity Network: Equity Profile of the Kansas City Region
Regional Equity Network Presentation
– Jodi Rios: Interdisciplinary research and Engagement in Higher Education and the Challenges of Infusing Community Engagement and Diversity in the Classroom
Service Learning – Jodi Rios
– Denis Medeiros: Interdisciplinary Graduate Education
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Graduation Education
We hope to see everyone again at the FaCET Fall 2014 Symposium!
A deadline has been set for Spring 2014 Teaching Enhancement Grant applications.
The applications are due no later than Tuesday, March 18th, by 5pm. Late applications will not be considered.
For more details about Teaching Enhancement Grants, to find out who is eligible, and to download the application forms, visit: http://www.umkc.edu/provost/facet/grants/default.asp
We would like to invite you to share your experience and your papers with academicians and professionals.
The Spring 2014 FaCET Symposium is almost here!
It is entitled “The Pedagogy of Civic and CommunityEngagement” and will be held on January 17th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Student Union Room 401 C-D.
More details concerning the speakers and workshops as well as the complete schedule for the day can be found in the attached flyer: FaCET-conference-agenda-Jan-2014.FINAL
Lunch will be provided for anyone who RSVPs to FaCET@umkc.edu by Monday, January 13th.
Lead @ S&T Showcase:
Learning Enhancement Across the Disciplines
Showcasing Best Practices in Interactive and Collaborative Learning
Tuesday – Wednesday
February 11-12, 2014
See the attached flyer for more details, and to RSVP: LEAD Showcase Announcement
2pm Wednesday, October 2nd: Writing Intensive Instructors Discussion
2pm Tuesday, October 8th: Workshop on General Education Assessment (Nathan Lindsey)
2:30pm Wednesday, October 16th: Wednesday at FaCET (Beth Medley) AND
Wednesday at FaCET (Dianne Smith)
2:30pm Wednesday, October 30th: Curb Cuts and Keyboards (Scott Laurent)
The Kansas City Development Council is sponsoring a number of faculty development seminars this Fall and Spring. The topics include workshops on: Instructional Strategies, Managing a Learning environment, Diversity in the Classroom, and more. While the first event has already passed, many more remain.
The schedule, along with more detailed information concerning speakers and location can be found in this attachment: KCPDC 13-14 Schedule – Faculty
As Part of the Faculty Development Program, Anne Mahoney will be giving a lecture entitled “Instructional Strategies” this Friday, September 20th at 1pm. For more information and to RSVP see: FDP Flyer_092013
The 2013 FaCET Fall Symposium has been completed. Thank you to everyone who contributed, and those who came out for it!
We have finally mapped out a tentative schedule of the discourses to be held at FaCET for the fall. Stay tuned for possible revisions later on in the semester.
Wednesday at FaCET: Workshop on using Weave Online
Nathan Lindsey and Dan Stroud Wednesday Sept. 4 2013 FaCET 2-3:30
Wednesday at FaCET: Beyond Google: the Library at UMKC
Sue Sykes-Berry and Cindy Thompson Wednesday Sept. 4 2013 FaCET 2:30-4
Wednesday at FaCET: Workshop on Creating RooWriter
Henri Wood Tuesday Sept. 10 2013 FaCET 2-3:30
Wednesday at FaCET: Workshop on Assessment Basics
Nathan Lindsey Wednesday Sept. 18 2013 FaCET 2-3:30
Wednesday at FaCET:
Marion Stone Wednesday Sept. 25 2013 FaCET 2:30-4
Wednesday at FaCET: Writing Intensive (WI) Instructors Discussion Group
Henri Wood Wednesday Oct. 2 2013 FaCET 2-3:30
Workshop on General Education Assessment
Nathan Lindsey Tuesday Oct. 8 2013 FaCET 2-3:30
Wednesday at FaCET:
Beth Medley Wednesday Oct. 16 2013 FaCET 2:30-4
Wednesday at FaCET:
Dianne Smith Wednesday Oct. 16 2013 FaCET 2:30-4
Wednesday at FaCET:
Scott Laurent Wednesday Oct. 30 2013 FaCET 2:30-4
Workshop on Conducting Focus Groups
Nathan Lindsey and Dan Stroud Tuesday Nov. 12 2013 FaCET 2-3:30
Wednesday at FaCET
Brenda Dingley Wednesday Nov. 13 2013 FaCET 2:30-4
The FaCET Fall Symposium was held on August 15th. Herb Childress spoke on “Wicked Problems,” followed by an engaging discussion on on both the problems and solutions to them. His talk covered why we need a more interdisciplinary approach to modern issues, and was warmly received. Following his lecture and discussion were lunch and a series of sessions covering a variety of topics.
A video recording was made of the event, and will be posted soon. Check back as we hope to post this within the next several days.
Thanks to everyone who presented or contributed in making the day a wonderful experience of discussion and learning!
The agenda for the day can still be downloaded here: FaCET agenda 8-13
The video will be posted here:
This semester, FaCET experienced a outstanding turnout with applicants for the Teaching Enhancement Grants for 2013. We appreciate everyone’s contributions and would like to take a moment to congratulate all of the TEG recipients for this semester:
-Scott Baker, Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages
-Melita Belgrave, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy
-Susan Bennett, Clinical Instructor of the School of Nursing
-Brenda Bethman, Director of the Women’s Center
-Kelly Cochran, Clinical Assistant Professor of the School of Pharmacy
-Katherine Smith, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean-School of Nursing
-Lakshmi Venkitachalam, Assistant Professor of School of Medicine
-Laurel Watson, Assistant Professor of School of Education
-Daniel Weddle, Clinical Professor of the School of Law
-Henrietta Wood, Full-Time Lecturer of English
Thanks once again to all those who applied this semester, FaCET appreciates all of your hard work and dedication to teaching excellence!
Recording for Graduate Students in Distress: How To Recognize Warning Signs and Avoid Violent Results of Stress, Strain & Strife
A big thanks goes out to all that were able to attend the spring installment of the FaCET Symposium! For those of you who were unable to attend or would like to view this session again, please find the link posted below:
“Utilizing Experimental Software to Enhance Undergraduate Research Experiences” By: Megan K. Littrell-Baez, Ph.D. Psychology Department
Undergraduate students are always looking for more ways to engage in “high-impact” learning experiences. I recently developed a course titled “PSYCH 450: Guided Research in Learning and Memory” intended to serve this purpose. The course afforded undergraduate psychology students a new opportunity to experience the research process in a group setting. This experience is complementary to the currently available PSYCH 490 course in which students work directly with a faculty member on a research project. The specific learning objectives for the course, offered during Spring 2012, were as follows:
1) To gain in-depth knowledge on a topic within Cognitive Psychology with a special emphasis on the Psychology of Learning and Memory.
2) To develop professional skills necessary for research in psychology through participating in hands-on training in the creation of experimental materials, engaging in discussions of current research, conducting an experiment, and presenting the research in a formal poster.
3) To engage in an in-depth research experience guided by a faculty member.
What an exciting endeavor for the students! Psych 450 students began their research experience by forming two “research teams” that they worked with for the entire semester. As a team they engaged in small-group discussions, developed research materials, and conducted an experiment. As a class, we read and discussed several research articles focused on topics within the psychology of learning and memory. Through this process, the students began to gain a clear understanding of why and how their team’s study could potentially explain a specific cognitive phenomenon.
Prior to teaching the course, I applied for a Teaching Enhancement Grant (TEG) so that I could purchase a specialized research software package for the students to use in class. This software package, E-Prime 2.0, is often used by social scientists to create experiments that involve the presentation of visual and auditory stimuli. The software package also includes components that may be used for data collection and analysis. I held training sessions in class during which the students learned how to use E-Prime to create experimental programs, collect data, and organize and interpret the data. Furthermore, each team had the opportunity to use this software to run participants in an actual research study.
At the end of the semester, each research team worked with me to analyze the data they had collected. Each team organized their project in a poster that was presented at the annual Students Engaged in Artistic and Academic Research (SEARCH) symposium. After SEARCH, the students completed a final writing assignment, reflecting on their experiences in PSYCH 450. Their responses suggested that the course provided them with a rewarding experience. Below are some sample quotes from the students:
“This class was interesting in compared to other classes because it allowed us to ‘Learn by doing’, in that instead of learning through the traditional lecture format where information is largely second or third hand, we got to actually see what we were talking about in action and gain skills in the process.”
“By allowing students to gain first-hand, experience with research processes provides a unique set of tools for psychology students.”
“The most interesting and exciting part of this course was the collaboration. I really enjoyed working with my group and meeting new people. At the same time, it was really exciting to get the results, even if they were not what we wanted to see. I liked making the poster and presenting at SEARCH, and I really hope I will be able to do that again in the future.”
“I feel extremely grateful that I was able to be a part of this class for its ‘pilot’ run. I enjoyed doing hands-on work in the realm of learning and memory, which I have always found to be fascinating…It has been an excellent catalyst as an introduction to the world of research without feeling overwhelmed or overly pressured.”
Overall, I am confident that this was a great experience for the students, and they will benefit not only from their experience collaborating on and conducting a research study, but also from gaining training for a software package that they might not have had access to otherwise. I would like to thank FaCET for the TEG and the opportunity to engage students in an exciting learning and research opportunity!
I hope your semester is getting off to a great start! The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching would like to inform you all of the upcoming sessions that will be held every Wednesday from 2:30-4pm. A wide variety of topics will be covered at these sessions, and everyone that is able to attend is strongly encouraged! Attached below, you will find a schedule of these upcoming sessions for the fall, as well as presenters and topics covered. As usual, RSVPs may be sent to me: (email@example.com)
We hope to see many of you there, and please feel free to pass along the word to anyone you think may be interested. Thanks again for all of your support for FaCET, and we look forward to seeing many of you soon!
If you missed the opportunity to attend the From ‘Good to Great’ workshop this afternoon presented by Dr. Nathan Lindsay, you’re still in luck!
-Another opportunity to attend this workshop will be available Friday April 13th from 11-12pm in room 4302 of the Health Sciences Building.
-If you are unable to attend tomorrow’s session, you can still view the Tegrity video of this workshop through FaCET’s blackboard site. Simply log on to Blackboard, log on to the FaCET’s blackboard section, and click on the “FaCET Videos” link on the left hand column. If you have any trouble accessing this Tegrity capture, you can contact the FaCET GRA, Katie Willis for further assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you didn’t get to make it to our annual Symposium this year, you still have a chance to view the keynote address of Paul Hanstedt! To watch the video, just log on to the FaCET blackboard site, and click on “FaCET Videos” in the left-hand column. Click on the link “Keynote Address of Paul Hanstedt Jan. 6th, 2012,” and enjoy!
Need help with your programs’ assessment plans?
Schedule a Assessment Mentoring Sesssion
Drew Bergerson, Professor of History & FaCET Fellow for Assessment
Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:30 PM at FaCET by Appointment Only
During these typically one-hour sessions, Drew Bergerson will work closely with one faculty group at a time to explain assessment (if you are beginners), solve practical problems with your assessment procedures, explain reviews from the University Assessment Committee, adapt your prose to the requirements of the reporting program (WEAVEOnline), or some combination of the above. Administrative Assistants are welcome, but these groups must be led by faculty.
Please contact email@example.com to make an appointment.