iSIS training sessions for spring 2014 are now posted at www.k-state.edu/isis/training. Staff members can now plan which classes they want to attend and then sign up for them in HRIS.
Class sessions offered include:
- Advising in iSIS
- Grading in iSIS
- Class Scheduler New
- Class Scheduler Refresher
- Master Extract Reporting in iSIS
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iSIS Class Scheduler training is now available for staff. Two classes for new class schedulers and two refresher classes for veteran class schedulers are available in HRIS. You must have permissions provided for the Class Scheduler role before taking any of these classes. All sessions are scheduled in 9 Fairchild Hall. Continue reading “iSIS Class Scheduler Training available for staff”
K-State Libraries will host Faculty Library Day from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. All K-State faculty are invited to attend. Concurrent sessions are offered over the course of the afternoon, structured like a conference and led by library and research experts.
All sessions focus on faculty research and technology needs as well as highlight multidisciplinary resources. Participants are welcome to come for just one session, attend several or stay all afternoon. Registration is not required. A schedule including room locations and full session descriptions is available online. Continue reading “Faculty Day at K-State Libraries Nov. 7”
K-State’s free Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase is 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend. Pre-register at ksushowcase.wordpress.com/registration.
This is a Q&A with Debra Sellers, associate professor and extension specialist, School of Family Studies and Human Services.
What is “traumatic brain injury”?
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) defines TBI as “an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force.” A way to think about this is in terms of something away from the body or not part of the body that hurts the brain. There are two key types: one is a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, and the second type is a penetrating injury.
How did you get involved in your work with TBI survivors? How did this project get its start at Kansas State University?
Jane Mertz Garcia, professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been working with people with traumatic brain injury for more than 20 years, and I have many years of experience in working with older adults and people with disabilities. Older adults are affected by TBI more than other groups, along with young children and adolescents, although anyone of any age may experience a TBI. Additionally, Kansas is significantly affected by TBI, and has the highest fatalities rate of 33 reporting states. Continue reading “Debra Sellers to present on Traumatic Brain Injury project at Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase March 13”
K-State’s free Teaching, Learning and Technology Showcase is 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. All faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend. Pre-register at ksushowcase.wordpress.com/registration.
Cora Cooper, professor in the Department of Music, will be one of the main speakers at the technology showcase March 13. She will present at 11:30 a.m.
What is the “Women in Music” course that you created for fully online delivery?
The course is a look at music, from medieval times to today, from the viewpoint of women’s contributions. In a traditional survey of western art music you’d get in an “Intro to Music” class, the composers would all be “DWEM’s”– dead white European males. In Women in Music, we focus on the women composers and performers of those periods, and then go on to look at women in world music, jazz, blues, country, rock and roll and popular music today.
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Faculty and students are invited to attend this week’s IDT Roundtable on effective and innovative use of technology in K-State courses, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the K-State Student Union, Room 212.
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Faculty and students are invited to participate in a lively fishbowl discussion about the effective and innovate use of technology in K-State courses, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the K-State Student Union, Room 212.
Share your questions and comments as we explore the role of social media in the learning environment, how to best use K-State Online, and whether or not students really want to “friend” their instructors on Facebook. Experience the fun as we discover what students and faculty really think about what works and what does not. Join the panel discussion between students and faculty and find out what they really think.
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K-State faculty will share their teaching experiences and vendors will demonstrate their products at the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Come and join the event, discuss over coffee, and stay for a light lunch. Prize drawings will be held throughout the showcase.
Registration for the event is required for planning purposes.
Mini-presentations will be held on the hour at the showcase. To learn more, go to the showcase blog.
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“Leading a Community of Learners” was the theme of the Eighth Annual K-State Teaching Retreat on Jan. 13 at the Leadership Studies Building, K-State Manhattan campus. Slides are now online from the keynote speech “Involving Community in Learning: Making Connections for Your Classroom and Campus, Your Students and Colleagues” (PDF) by Milton Cox.
Cox is a leading proponent of learning communities; professor emeritus of mathematics at Miami University, Ohio; and an international expert and speaker on learning communities.
The last IDT Roundtable presentation of the fall series will be 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union by Brent Anders, electronic media coordinator in the Office of Mediated Education.
The use of drama within a course video can go a long way toward explaining or simply motivating. Content, subjects, and topics can be that much more understandable and real through the use of drama. Do you use dramatized videos in your class? Bring your ideas and examples to the presentation and share with your peers.
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