Inspired by Benjamin Balthaser and Bill V. Mullen’s essay “The Necroliberal University: COVID-19, Racial Violence, and the Management of Death“, this event offers us an opportunity to discuss current practices and ideologies of higher education. Necroliberal melds neoliberal with necropolitical, resulting in a word that suggests the management and administration of death within an environment […]
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As we explore new ways of thinking about grading, many of us are interested in creating opportunities for students to assess themselves and reflect upon their own learning . During this session we explore how we can construct meaningful self-assessments, particularly for students (and faculty!) who may have had less than stellar experiences with this […]
Whether you teach face to face in person, virtually synchronous, or asynchronously, your students will interact with your course digitally. Prompted by PSU student feedback, this session for faculty discusses frameworks, tools, and tips on how to translate your teaching into the digital realm. Presenters: Melissa Christensen, Jason Neenos, Cathie LeBlanc
Drawing on Moral Foundations Theory, PSU Librarian Mike Davidson created this exercise to help students practice Integrated Perspective, to engage in hands-on social science, and, perhaps, even to lessen the polarization in our society.
In this session Kayla Gaudette previews the systems such as Moodle, Sharepoint, and Teams site that support her hy-flex course design and then facilitates an activity all in the same format she would run a class.
When a class is discussion-based, it is critical that students do the reading assignments ahead of time. How can we ensure that students completed the reading and assign points to the task without administering the dreaded comprehension test? This session will provide a tutorial for implementing Perusall, which is described as a “social e-reader platform.” […]
Learn best practices for using streaming video in your classes this spring! Librarian Alice Pearman and Learning & Teaching Developer Martha Burtis will provide a review of the various sources of streaming video available, either from the library or freely on the web, as well as the practical and technical considerations for using it in […]
Plymouth State Associate Provost Pat Cantor will share some remarks with faculty reflecting on the past semester and wishing you well as you launch into your spring course preps.
While online learning often gets framed as less social than f2f sessions, the internet actually offers possibilities for building connections among learners and across student/faculty boundaries. This session explores how that can happen, spaces for supporting it, and also reasons why it may not work optimally during the pandemic. We’ll look at issues of connection […]