Roy J. Zuckerberg Leadership Chair Speaker Series

Co-sponsored by UMass Dartmouth’s Office of Faculty Development

This speaker series features recognized leaders in online education and assessment offering keynote addresses and workshops for UMass faculty.

Assessment in Higher Education
Date: January 17, 2012
Location: UMass Dartmouth, Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center (ATMC)
Time: 8:30am-1:30pm

Keynote address and workshop featuring Dr. Linda Suskie

Linda Suskie is an internationally recognized speaker, writer, workshop facilitator, and consultant on a broad variety of higher education assessment and accreditation topics. The second edition of her book Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (Jossey-Bass) is one of the best-selling books on assessment in higher education. Linda will open the day with workshop from 8:30-12:00 on classroom assessment practices with a particular emphasis on developing assignments tied to course learning objectives. Faculty will workshop an actual class and leave with plans in place for an individual course.
The workshop will be followed by a luncheon and talk from Linda on the assessment in higher education. Linda’s talk will address current conversations in higher education regarding assessment and accountability. The talk will be streamed live to the UMass campuses for those who cannot attend in person.

The first 5 faculty registrants from each campus will receive a $100 professional development stipend. Additionally an iPad2 will be raffled off during the event. Breakfast and lunch provided.

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Assessing Student Writing Using Rubrics
Date: January 27, 2012
Location: UMass Dartmouth, Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center (ATMC)

Presentation and workshop featuring Dr. Nedra Reynoldsfrom the University of Rhode Island

Dr. Nedra Reynolds, Professor of Writing & Rhetoric at the University of Rhode Island, joins us to offer a talk on teaching critical writing followed by a workshop on creating effective rubrics to assess writing assignments. Faculty will leave the event with practical ideas and strategies for rubric development and useful approaches to assessing student writing in face-to-face, blended, and online courses. Lunch will be served.

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Facilitating and Assessing Online Discussions
Date: March 2, 2012
Location: UMassOnline, Shrewsbury
Time: 9:30-11:30am

Presentation and workshop featuring Dr. Sarah Haavindfrom Lesley University

Dr. Sarah Haavind, Associate Professor of Education at Lesley University, joins us to share strategies for effectively facilitating and assessing online discussions. Co-author of Facilitating Online Learning: Strategies for Moderators (Atwood: 2000), Dr. Haavind publishes and presents regularly at national conferences on facilitating deepened online learning and online constructivist pedagogy. Faculty will leave with strategies for facilitating and assessing discussion board activities for their web-enhanced, blended, or fully online courses. This presentation will be streamed live to the UMass campuses.

This event is also co-sponsored by UMassOnline.

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UMass Dartmouth’s 2nd Annual Teaching with Technology Conference
Date: April 9, 2012
Location: UMass Dartmouth, Woodland Commons
Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Keynote Address: Dr. Gardner Campbell, Director of Professional Development Innovative Initiatives at Virginia Tech

W. Gardner Campbell is Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of English in the Department of English. Prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech, Gardner was founding Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, as well as Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Learning in the Honors College. Before coming to Baylor, he was Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, where from 2003-2006 he also served as Assistant Vice-President for Teaching and Learning Technologies. He has been involved in teaching and learning technologies for nearly two decades, including work at the University of San Diego and the University of Richmond, where in the fall of 2006 he was Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Gardner received his B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute (2005), was chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia from 2006 to 2008, and has served on program committees for both EDUCAUSE and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. A member of the ELI Advisory Board from 2007-2011, Gardner currently serves on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and is Chair of the Board of Directors for the New Media Consortium.

Keynote address will be streamed for interested campuses.

The event will include poster presentations from UMass Dartmouth faculty documenting blended course designs and assessment of student learning during a wine and cheese reception after the keynote address.

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