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Research-Based Teaching Series (RBTS)

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, RBTS seeks to support the work of faculty from all disciplines, colleges, and campuses by offering faculty presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching and learning. These workshops not only provide information and resources for faculty seeking to enhance their own pedagogical practices, but also give faculty an opportunity to present their work to peers.

Agenda and Calendar

Date and TimeTopicLocation

Monday, September 11, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Workshop 1

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Workshop 2

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Workshop 3

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Workshop 4

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564

2016-2017 Past Events

Date and TimeTopicLocation
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Literature is an Ally: Reading War in the Classroom and Community

Kristin Kelly, Associate Professor of English, discusses “Talking Service," a national reading and discussion program for servicemen and servicewomen coming back to civilian life from the warzone. Kelly's talk will help faculty will deepen their understanding of the veteran student experience and garner resources to create effective learning environments for veterans.

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | |Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Statistics: It's Not Just for STEM Anymore!

This statistics workshop, presented by Gina Reed, Professor of Mathematics, is designed to support the research of all faculty and will provide important methods and tools for conducting quantitative research in the classroom.

Gainesville Campus | Watkins Building 182
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Everyone Can Teach Writing: Three Constructs to Engage Students in Deep Learning

Jim Shimkus and Anita Turlington will explain the three constructs as high-impact teaching practices that enhance student learning and development. These practices are helpful not only for those teachers whose specialty is writing instruction, but also teachers in any discipline who are interested in strategies that enhance student learning and engagement.

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | |Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 581

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Effectively Responding to Student Writing

Matthew Boedy, Molly Daniel, Jim Shimkus will teach on how to be a more effective and efficient giver of feedback to your students on their writing. This workshop will look at research-based practices in composition studies to aid feedback. Professors will receive a great handy worksheet and information on how the Writing Center can assist this process.

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | |Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564
Monday, March 27, 2017
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Is Blended Learning a Viable Option?

Presented by Jennifer Schneider, Professor of Accounting. Motivating students to engage in the course material earlier, having accessibility to videos and other online resources, requiring completion of pre-requisite assignments, and holding students accountable for their own learning are various methods to reverse the traditional learning process. This workshop will discuss whether blended learning is a viable option in modern classrooms.

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | |Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564
Monday, April 24, 2017
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

FYC as Part of First-Year Experience

J. Stephen Pearson, Professor of English, will present retention issues that can be addressed in the First Year Dr. Composition (FYC) classroom and will ask faculty to brainstorm solutions. Obstacles with research, not understanding expectations, retention problems, and students’ backgrounds are all obstacles that students face. Because all of these issues can be addressed, and hopefully prevented, by faculty, this presentation will ask participants to consider ways to deal with them within the FYC curriculum.

Blue Ridge Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | |Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564

LEAP Initiative Resources and Links

As a partnering institution for the AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promis (LEAP), we encourage submissions that support the principles of this initiative. Please direct to CTLL's LEAP Resources and Links page for more information.

Questions can be addressed to Diana Edelman, Coordinator of RBTS at diana.edelman@ung.edu. Submissions should include the subject line: RBTS CFP.

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