Faculty Development Newsletter

2016 - 2017: April, 2017

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April Newsletter

Monday Motivation: Caffeine, sweets, and a useful handout  
7:45 - 9:15, AH 115 
Stay and chat, or just stop by and pick up what you need. (Bring your own mug, if you think of it; teabags now available, by popular demand!)

Handout for Monday, April 17: Transparent assignments checklist (feel free to stop by for a snack even if you've already done the workshop!)  
Handout for Monday, April 24:
Establishing and Maintaining a Positive Classroom Climate (handouts from previous weeks are also available!) 

Candid Conversations--Triggers, today at 4, Wilson House"Triggers: what they are; what they aren't" 

Talk with your colleagues and with Janell McGruder, Director of Counseling Services, about your classroom experiences and your questions and concerns about triggers in the classroom. Planned topics include:

  Summer funding from CoFR

This Friday @4: John Dooley, E117 SMC

"Manly and Rickert – Breaking the Waberski Cipher" As is the custom, conversation and lovely refreshments at 4; talk at 4:15. 

Mark your calendar--Candid Conversations: Academic Accommodations  (Monday May 8, 4 pm in Wilson House)

Talk with your colleagues and with Stephanie Grimes, Director of Disability Services, about your experiences, questions, and concerns about academic accommodations. Planned topics include:

Teaching consultations

Have a thorny teaching issue? Trying to make sense of midterm evaluations? Have a fabulous idea you need to bounce off of someone or figure out how to implement? I'm here to help, and it's all totally confidential. Email Mary at facultydevelopment@knox.edu with your question, or to set up a time to chat.


Need to learn a new technical tool? 

Feel you aren't quite up to speed on some software? Don't have time to attend a formal class?  Lynda.com is for you!  Lynda offers video based lessons on hundreds of topics - in 3 - 5 minute blocks.  Knox has 10 licenses for Lynda.com--just contact submit a ticket at the ITS Service Desk . Courses include Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Google Apps, Photoshop, InDesign, Premier, Acrobat, Moodle, Snagit, and Camtasia.  

Useful links


The Spring 2017 ACM Notes newsletter 

can be found at http://www.acm.edu/ACMNotes-Spring2017.  Highlights include:

Call for Applicants: Museum Re-Imaginings: Teaching through the Development of a Virtual College Museum (at Macalester College)  

Macalester is hosting an ACM FaCE-sponsored professional development workshop entitled Museum Re-Imaginings: Teaching through the Development of a Virtual College Museum, and is currently seeking participants. The link above includes a detailed description of the project, and a brief overview can be found below. Dates: June 28th - 30th, 2017 Eligibility: ACM Faculty and Staff who contribute to the curriculum. We have space for 15 participants with a maximum of three per school. What's included: Transportation costs to Minneapolis/St. Paul up to $350. Local transportation. Lodging for two nights and meals for all three days. How to apply: We encourage teams of two or three participants to email us a brief letter describing each member's background and interest/experience in museums. Deadline for applications: Friday, May 12th Please send any questions or application materials to Scott Legge at slegge@macalester.edu.