WAC/LTC/AT Present:

Zoom Workshop Series (Summer 2023)

We hope you’re looking forward to some much-needed relaxation as the 2022-23 academic year comes to a close.  But, as we all know, the academic cycle never fully winds to a halt, and before we know it fall classes will be upon us. 

With that in mind, the LTC, WAC and Academic Technology programs are piloting a series of short, focused workshops designed to help faculty think about a few major issues that we’ll all face in the coming academic year. These sessions will be short (90 min each) and intended to produce concrete strategies that you can apply in your courses. They’ll also take place over Zoom, so you can attend from whatever part of the world (or your house) you happen to find yourself in at the time. 

Eligible faculty will receive stipends of $50/session for attending.

Surely you can spare 90 minutes on three summer mornings to think about teaching!

If you’re interested in attending one or more of these sessions, please sign up below.  We’ll send the Zoom link out to everyone who’s signed up ~24 hours before the sessions begin.  

If you have any questions about the individual sessions or the series as a whole, please contact George Cusack, the WAC Director. 

Workshop Descriptions

Teaching Students about AI, Plagiarism, and Academic Misconduct

Tuesday, June 27 10:30-noon CST

Workshop Description:

Drawing on our discussions in the AI Community of Practice, this workshop will help faculty consider the ways that AI technology might impact students’ work in their courses and develop policies, syllabus statements, teaching strategies, and assignments that can address these issues.  We’ll also discuss ways that faculty can use existing college resources, such as the Understanding Plagiarism website, and consider additional resources that the WAC Program might develop to support faculty.

Led by George Cusack, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum

Why Teaching Information Management Helps You and Your Students

Tuesday, July 11 10:30-noon CST

Workshop Description:

Students take a lot of computing for granted – finding (stumbling across) information online, writing a paper with a word processing application, collaborating via conferencing, and creating code/images/videos/art work, individually or with others.  One aspect of this creation of new digital files is the need to save files in certain ways and places, find files for later use, or simply use the tools we have at our disposal effectively.  Simply creating files in the cloud, as many students do, with no regard to where they’re stored or how much space they take up, can lead to headaches down the road.  In this workshop, we’ll share with you easy concepts to facilitate managing information (files, citations, assignments, communications, etc) for long term success.  Bring your challenges and issues so we can directly address your curricular challenges with student information management.

Led by Paula Lackie, Academic Technologist

Working with Writers Across the Achievement Gap

Tuesday, July 25 10:30-noon CST

Workshop Description:

This session will address the challenges of engaging student writers with a wide range of abilities.  Given the writing-intensive nature of the Carleton curriculum, students who come in with lower English fluency or less developed academic writing skills than their peers often face a steep learning curve.  In this session, we’ll discuss how individual instructors can clarify the role of writing in their classes, develop assignments and teaching strategies that challenge students without creating unnecessary barriers to some, and help connect students with extracurricular support services that can help students develop their writing skills within and between their classes.

Led by George Cusack, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum

Fill out the form below to register for one or more workshops in the series.

All workshops will take place form 10:30-noon, Central time, on the dates listed. We’ll send Zoom links to all registered participants ~24 hours before the workshop dates.

Summer Workshop Sign-Up

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