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Faculty Professional Development Workshops

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Maryland Institute College of Art

1300 West Mount Royal Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21217

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On Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th, Academic Affairs will host a variety of professional development workshops and other activities such as lunches, happy hour and the full faculty meeting.

After clicking "Register" for the event, and then "checkout" you will be able to select the particular workshops you would like to attend.

Friday's sessions will conclude with the full faculty meeting.

Please refer to the schedule below for workshop descriptions.


Fall 2017 Faculty Development Workshops

Thursday, August 24th

Canvas Introduction Workshop
1:30 pm – 2:45pm
Come to this hands-on workshop to get an overview of how to use Canvas to supplement your teaching online. Training will include demonstrations and time for practice on the following topics: basic course navigation, homepage customization, adding and viewing files, ePortfolio and video learning! *Please bring your own laptop*

Pam Stefanuca, Director of Instructional Advancement and Technology

Coping with and Supporting Differences: Strategies for Engaging Students who Struggle with Mental health Disorders and other Disabilities
(This session is repeated on Friday at 10:30 am)
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
A cross-departmental workshop sponsored by Student Affairs, the Writing Studio & Learning Resource Center, and Academic Advising.

Dr. Judith M. Kinney, Associate Dean for Student Health and Wellness

DeeDee Lehner, Student Development Specialist

Dan Gutstein, Director of the Writing Studio & Learning Resource Center

Katey Earle, Learning Specialist, Writing Studio & Learning Resource Center

Kenneth Dippong, Director of Academic Advising

FYE Forum Faculty Workshop and Curriculum Conversation
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This two-part session is for all faculty teaching Forum. The first half will be an interactive workshop focused on the common reading for our incoming students, Kindred, and strategies for engaging students in activities and dialogue about challenging content. Kalima Young, scholar and professor at Towson University will co-facilitate. The second part will be a conversation regarding curriculum and planning for the course with all faculty, led by Valeska and fellow Forum Faculty Facilitator Sarah-Neel Smith.

Valeska Maria Populoh, Faculty Facilitator – Forum; Fiber and First Year Experience

Kalima Young—Faculty, Towson University

Sarah-Neel Smith, Faculty, Art History and FYE Faculty Facilitator

Jenn Ramsdell, Assistant Director of Transitions, Student Affairs FYE Forum Facilitator

MICA’s “Quick Start” Sponsored Project Guidelines: An introduction to the process for externally-funded research and projects
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
An overview of guidelines for faculty interested in pursuing external funding for their research or projects as part of their professional practice, classroom teaching, or work with the community. The workshop will review guidelines for working with MICA’s offices of Research and advancement to support this work and will provide a few case studies.

Eric Olson, Assistant Director of Corporate & Government Relations, Advancement

Gwynne Keathley, Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Studies

Katie Faulstich, Executive Assistant to the Research Centers

A Passport to their Perspective: International Student Panel
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Panel arranged by Elizabeth Wagenheim, Faculty – Department of Humanistic Studies

Introduction to Research Ethics
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Does your research or artistic practice draw you into the community? Do your students conduct interviews, conduct fieldwork, or dialogue with people outside the studio?

This workshop will introduce participants to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process and explore what it means for artists, designers, and educators to conduct ethical research. This session will provide an overview of IRB resources, piloted this school year, that are available to support MICA faculty in identifying when and understanding how to incorporate the IRB process into their classroom practice and MICA based projects.

Ruth E. Toulson, PhD, Department of Humanistic Studies, Chair, Institutional Review Board, MICA

Pardis Mahdavi, PhD, Dean of Women; Director, Pacific Basin Institute; Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Pomona College

Drop-in hours at Decker Library and Teaching Technology Center (Bunting Center Room 180)
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Student Learning Assessment: Making it Meaningful, Keeping it Feasible
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Successful assessment leads to insights about student learning that enable faculty to devise improvements in curriculum and/or pedagogy to promote student success. As such, the best assessments are authentic to the culture of the institution and to the pedagogical methods of the disciplines while also being feasible given the normal constrains on faculty time. Participants in this workshop will leave with a general overview of the assessment cycle and strategies for developing meaning and feasible assessments for their learning outcomes.

Terra Schehr, Associate Vice President for Educational Planning & Development

Teaching Circle and Beyond: The multilingual Multicultural Classroom
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
This workshop will include a brief overview of the 2016 – 2017 Teaching Circle process. Participants of the Teaching Circle will each present one teaching idea or principle that is meaningful in their own teaching. The pedagogical zines will be distributed. Workshop attendees will have an opportunity to discuss the type and format of ELL support they are most interested in as we start the year with a wonderfully large incoming group of international students.

Panel arranged by Elizabeth Wagenheim, Faculty – Department of Humanistic Studies

Tour: MICA Dolphin Design Center
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
100 Dolphin Street

Tour: Globe Press
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
1515 W Mount Royal Ave.

Happy Hour
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, August 25th

Advanced Topics in Canvas
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Come to this hands-on workshop to get a more in-depth training into specific Canvas teaching tools. Training will include demonstrations and time for practice on the following topics: the pedagogy of online collaborative work (using integrated Google Apps, Discussions, ePortfolio and multimedia) as well as online assignment submissions, outcomes and rubrics. If there is time, there will be a demonstration of the use of the Gradebook and SpeedGrader, a tool used to facilitate quick and easy assessment of student work! *Please bring your own laptop*

Erin Keefe, Canvas Trainer

Crossing Cultures: Supporting Chinese Students at MICA
(This session is repeated at 10:30 am)
9:00 am – 10:15 am
What do Chinese students struggle with on US college campuses? What do their lives look like before coming to the US? How can we help them succeed here? This workshop will explore the challenges that Chinese students face and the educational, social, and cultural contexts behind them. In addition, participants will explore how to better support MICA’s Chinese students, in order to create a truly inclusive campus and community.

Adam Jones, Director Asia Programs, CET Academic Programs

Rethinking Collaboration in Coursework: Leveraging Co-Curricular Staff to Support Innovation in Teaching and Learning
9:00 am – 9:45 am
This workshop will address a variety of ways different departments at MICA have created fruitful collaborations between faculty and co-curricular staff to improve teaching and learning. The speakers on this panel have each leveraged such collaborations to radically change their curricula and engage with their students in ways that suited their particular teaching styles and their students’ specific needs. They’ll discuss diverse tactics such as: collaborating with Globe Press in course work, using Wikipedia to teach writing and citation, having librarians attend critiques and work directly with students on research projects, and redesigning coursework with librarians and writing tutors to address information and writing deficits in their students’ work.

Allison Fisher, Globe Press

Nate Larson, Faculty - Photography

Jann Rosen-Queralt, Faculty – Interdisciplinary Sculpture, Foundation; and Community Arts, MFA

Sarah-Neel Smith, Faculty
Moderator: Siân Evans

When the Classroom Becomes an Awkward Space
9:00 am – 9:45 am
The struggles around race, gender and other "diversity" issues that creep up and cause awkward moments in the classroom? How can you work with the Office of Diversity to find support for you or your students?

Jellema Stewart, Assistant Director, Diversity & Intercultural Development

Clyde Johnson, Associate Dean for Diversity & Intercultural Development

FYE Curriculum Conversations
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
These will be conversations for faculty teaching in the new FYE courses led by Faculty Facilitators to discuss and plan for evaluation of the new curriculum. If you are teaching in more than one area, please select one session to join; you will be able to follow up with your other FYE FF at a later time.

Andrea Evans, Faculty—Drawing and FYE Drawing Faculty Facilitator

Jay Gould, Faculty, Photography and FYE Systems/Time Faculty Facilitator

Ben Luzzatto, Faculty—Interdisciplinary Sculpture and FYE Space/Form Faculty Facilitator

Nancy Roeder, Faculty, General Fine Arts and FYE Color/Design Faculty Facilitator

Coping with and Supporting Differences: Strategies for Engaging Students who Struggle with Mental health Disorders and other Disabilities
10:30 am – 11:45 am
A cross-departmental workshop sponsored by Student Affairs, the Writing Studio & Learning Resource Center, and Academic Advising.

Dr. Judith M. Kinney, Associate Dean for Student Health and Wellness

DeeDee Lehner, Student Development Specialist

Dan Gutstein, Director of the Writing Studio & Learning Resource Center

Katey Earle, Learning Specialist, Writing Studio & Learning Resource Center

Kenneth Dippong, Director of Academic Advising

Crossing Cultures: Supporting Chinese Students at MICA
10:30 am – 11:45 am
What do Chinese students struggle with on US college campuses? What do their lives look like before coming to the US? How can we help them succeed here? This workshop will explore the challenges that Chinese students face and the educational, social, and cultural contexts behind them. In addition, participants will explore how to better support MICA’s Chinese students, in order to create a truly inclusive campus and community.

Adam Jones, Director Asia Programs, CET Academic Programs

Student Learning Assessment: Making it Meaningful, Keeping it Feasible
10:30 am – 11:15 am

Terra Schehr, Associate Vice President for Educational Planning & Development

Drop-in hours at Decker Library and Teaching Technology Center (Bunting Center Room 180)
10:30 am – 11:45 am

Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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