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Sparking Success: AY 22-23

5th Annual Sparking Success: Faculty Development Conference

December 9th & 10th, 2022 

Call for Proposals are now open for the AY 22-23 Conference
Registration is free and open to all faculty, teaching staff, post doc, and graduate t.a.'s. 

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AY 22-23 Breakout Sessions

 

 

Tulane University’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) invites faculty of all ranks to the 5th Annual Sparking Success: Faculty Development Conference, to be held on Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10, 2022. 

 

Sparking Success encourages faculty, staff, and graduate and professional students to come together, build community, and find inspiration for enhancing our lives on campus. Breakout sessions being offered this year are: 

  • Inclusive Teaching: Reaching More Students (Plenary by Jose A Bowen)
    • Even when we care deeply about equity and inclusion, we may not be reaching as many students as we think. Diverse students bring different assumptions about you, your material, themselves and our world. Taking the time to consider inclusion issues (yes, even in STEM fields) can make you a better teacher for everyone. All good teaching is inclusive teaching, and there are some easy and practical things you can do today (like greater transparency, belonging, scaffolding and engagement) that will improve learning for all but dramatically change the experience of under-represented students in your classes.
       
  • Inclusive Teaching: Difficult Conversations (Jose A Bowen)
    • The breakout digs deeper into the learning consequences of human bias, limited cognitive load and cultural differences. The bulk of this workshop examines the problems of thinking for yourself and how we can create structures for better discussions. We will also examine how to approach contentious issues and practice creating group rules, mapping polarities and designing discussion scaffolding. It is understandable that many faculty will want to avoid difficult topics, but here are safe ways to get students talking about the issues that most divide us. We will also consider if there are departmental practices or curricular pathways that lead to unintended consequences.
       
  • Teaching Through the Trauma
  • Concept Mapping as an Interactive Teaching and Learning Tool: Transitioning to the Virtual World
  • High-Yield: Maximizing Test Prep and High-level Learning
  • Unchain My Grade: Case Studies of Un-grading Across Disciplines 
  • Baked-in: Integrating Assessment of Program Learning Outcomes into your Courses using Instructional Technology
  • Building a Community of Table People: Creating Internal and External Connections for Students
  • Unlocking Student Imagination with Design Thinking Practices
  • Provide Meaningful Career Preparation Advice for your Students
  • Educating through the Podcast Platform: the easy "How to Guide"
  • Repackaging our Scholarship for the Public Through op-eds, social media, and other public venues
  • Maximizing your Course Evaluation Results
Virtual Workshops will include: 
  • Inclusive Teaching Breakout: Difficult Conversations (Jose A Bowen)
    • ​​​​​​​The breakout digs deeper into the learning consequences of human bias, limited cognitive load and cultural differences. The bulk of this workshop examines the problems of thinking for yourself and how we can create structures for better discussions. We will also examine how to approach contentious issues and practice creating group rules, mapping polarities and designing discussion scaffolding. It is understandable that many faculty will want to avoid difficult topics, but here are safe ways to get students talking about the issues that most divide us. We will also consider if there are departmental practices or curricular pathways that lead to unintended consequences.
  • Field Guide: Using Virtual Reality to Stage Immersive Learning Activities
  • Wave of Support: Teaching the Whole Student 
  • Impact of Utilizing Text to Speech (TTS) Software on Students Learning 
  • Let the students rule the class: Risk and Rewards

 

Full AY 2022-2023 Conference Program to be available by October 12th, 2022

 

Take a look at the Sparking Success: AY 21-22 Conference
Download the Sparking Success: Faculty Development Conference 2022 Program
If you are having trouble accessing the program file on box, you can find the google doc link, here.

 

AY 22-23 Plenary Speaker | Dr. José Antonio Bowen

Dr. José A. Bowen 

 

José Antonio Bowen has won teaching awards at Stanford, Georgetown, Miami and Southern Methodist University where he was Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts.

He was President of Goucher College and has written over 100 scholarly articles, edited the Cambridge Companion to Conducting (2003), is an editor of Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (2011), and has appeared as a musician with Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, and others. 

He has written a symphony, music for Hubert Laws and Jerry Garcia, and is the author of Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning  (Jossey-Bass,2012) which was the winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education from the American Association of Colleges and Universities). He is also a Founding Board Member of the National Recording Preservation Board for the Library of Congress and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in England. Stanford honored him as a Distinguished Alumni Scholar in 2010 and he was given the Ernest L. Boyer Award(for significant contributions to American higher education) from the New American Colleges and Universities in 2018. See his blog at teachingnaked.com or follow him on Twitter @josebowen.