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FCTL Co-Op Workshop: Suicide Prevention Training – Oct. 14 and Nov. 12
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students in the United States. Question, Persuade and Refer is an evidence-based program designed to reduce suicidal behaviors by providing suicide prevention training to community gatekeepers. This workshop will make use of PowerPoint, video, discussion and role play to help participants learn how to identify and support students at risk. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 12:30-2 p.m., in Adams Library 406 and facilitated by Director of the RIC Counseling Center Tom Lavin and RIC Assistant Professor of CEP Prachi Kene.
FCTL/CRCA Co-Op Workshop: Mentoring Diverse Undergraduate Students in Research and Creative Activity – Oct. 15
Workshop participants will work through a model of self-awareness that introduces a deeper understanding of diversity and a mechanism to research practices that can be easily adapted into the curriculum. This workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4:30-6 p.m., in Alex and Ani Hall, Room 140. Workshop facilitators are RIC Assistant Professor of Social Work Stefan Battle and RIC Assistant Professor of Psychology Steven Threlkeld.
Biology Research Colloquium – Oct. 15
On Thursday, Oct.15, at 4 p.m., in FLS 050, Dr. Mary Anne Amalaradjou will discuss her research. Amalaradjou has published widely on the development of probiotic therapies for the treatment of foodborne pathogens as well as the general importance of microbiome to human health. Her research incorporates concepts important to the study of medical microbiology, physiology and molecular biology and would be of interest not only to biology and nursing students but also to the general public since the use of probiotics is now widely accepted and even prescribed for various ailments.
FCTL Co-Op Workshop: “What We Assign When We Assign Writing” – Oct. 19
If you’ve ever wondered whether your writing assignments are any good or whether you’re even assigning the “right” writing assignment in the first place, this presentation is for you. In this workshop, RIC Associate Professor of English Michael Michaud will discuss writing researcher Dan Mezer’s findings on Monday, Oct. 19, from 2-3:30 p.m., in Adams Library 406.
FCTL Co-Op Workshop: Designing Effective Quizzes – Oct. 20
How can low-stakes quizzes support you and your students? How can Blackboard help you easily administer quizzes? A workshop to answer these questions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 1-2:30 p.m., in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), Adams Library 406. It will be facilitated by FCTL Senior Programmer/Consultant Marie Beardwood and User Support Services Information Technologist Kyle Jackson.
FCTL Co-Op Workshop: Assessment: Making it Work for You – Oct. 21
Assessment should not be about filling out a complicated form in order to meet external demands. It should not be onerous nor done solely for the purpose of assessment. The focus should be on the values of your own program and what students learn. Are you asking the right questions to discover the information you need? What are you doing with what you find out? A workshop led by Professor of Biology Edythe Anthony, Professor of English Steve Brown and Professor of Political Science Tom Schmeling will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 12:30-1:50 p.m., in the Faculty Center South.
Workshop: Creating and Working with Charts – Oct. 21
User Support Services will offer a workshop on how to create and edit charts in Excel 2013 on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from Noon-2 p.m., in Horace Mann 140. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing Week 2015 – Oct. 21
Join us for a Write-In on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from noon-4 p.m., in the Writing Center (CL 225). Students may bring their laptops or use one of the center computers to work on midterm projects or exams. Writing Center tutors will be available and snacks will be provided. No appointments necessary. This event is sponsored by the First Year Writing Program and the Writing Center in celebration of Writing Week 2015.
FCTL Co-Op Workshop: When the Snow Flies! – Oct. 26
What are your strategies for dealing with the dreaded Classes are Canceled message or a flu pandemic message? Plan now for when the flu hits or the snow flies! This workshop will be held on Monday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), Adams Library 406. It will be facilitated by FCTL Senior Programmer/Consultant Marie Beardwood and User Support Services Lead Programmer Consultant Scott Badger.
FCTL Co-Op Workshop: Structuring Your Classes to Support the Commuter Lifestyle – Oct. 27
How does the commuter student’s identity influence his/her approach to college life and academics? What strategies can faculty use to support commuter students and ensure their success? This workshop will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 3-4:30 p.m., in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406. It will be facilitated by Interim Associate Dean of Student Life Marissa Weiss and RIC Associate Professor of Elementary Education Martha Horn.
Film Screening: “In the Time of the Butterflies” – Nov. 3
As part of our yearlong study of Junot Diaz's “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” join Open Books Open Minds as we screen Mariano Barroso’s 2000 film “In the Time of the Butterflies.” The film will be shown on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4-6 p.m., in the Clarke Science auditorium. Discussion will follow the screening.
Workshop: Creating Excel PivotTables – Nov. 4
User Support Services will offer a workshop on how to create and edit Excel 2013 PivotTables on Wednesday, Nov. 4, from noon-2 p.m., in Horace Mann 140. To register, email email@example.com.
FCTL/Sherlock Co-Op Workshop: Behavior as Communication – Nov. 5
This workshop will provide an overview of the functional perspective on behavior and how all behavior, both problem and prosocial, has a communicative function. Participants will gain an understanding of the conditions that promote and maintain both prosocial and problem behavior. In addition, they will be able to recognize the impact of the classroom environment on student’s social and academic behavior. This workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), Adams Library 406. It will be facilitated by Sherlock Center on Disabilities’ Technical Assistance Specialist Deb Arenberg and Susan Constable of the Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project.
FCTL Co-Op Workshop: Submitting a Curriculum Proposal – Nov. 6
Workshops will provide tips and recommendations on submitting a strong proposal to the Curriculum Committee. If you have a proposal to prepare, bring the information with you. Workshops will be facilitated by Sue Abbotson, chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, on Friday, Nov. 6, from noon-1:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406.
FCTL Co-Op Workshop: “Research on Writing Development During the College Years” – Nov. 16
Many college faculty across the disciplines get frustrated with student writing, wondering whether all the time and energy they spend reading and commenting on student papers really makes any difference. Do college students improve as writers during college? Is the time faculty spend trying to help them improve their writing time well spent? And how can faculty spend their time more wisely? On Monday, Nov. 16, from 2-3:30 p.m., in Adams Library 406, RIC Associate Professor of English Mike Michaud will share the results of case-study research that answers these questions.
FCTL Co-Op Workshop: Giving Students Feedback – Nov. 17
Do you find giving students feedback time-consuming and tedious? There are several ways to make that process more efficient. Blackboard and other tools can help. A workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 1-2:30 p.m., in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), Adams Library 406. It will be facilitated by FCTL Senior Programmer/Consultant Marie Beardwood and User Support Services Information Technologist Kyle Jackson.
Word 2013 – Working with Themes and Styles Workshop – Nov. 18
User Support Services will offer a workshop on “Word 2013 – Working with Themes and Styles” on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from noon-2 p.m., in Horace Mann 140. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to create, apply and globally update styles. If you are interested in attending this workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FCTL/CRCA Co-Op Workshop: Integrating Research and Creative Activity into the Curriculum – Nov. 19
Participants will develop and share ideas for CRCA grant proposals. Participants will also share their experiences of integrating research and creative activity into the curriculum. Other best practices from various disciplines will also be presented to stimulate new ideas. This workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 4:30-6 p.m., in Alex and Ani Hall, Room 140. It will be facilitated by Director of CRCA and Assistant Professor of Biology Breea Govenar.
FCTL Co-Op Workshop: Snow Rage – Coping Mechanisms for You and Your Students During Extended Snow Periods – Dec. 2
Natural disasters, such as the excessive snow we experienced last year, can cause stress and shock. What can you do to cope and how can you help your students cope with a natural disaster? This workshop will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 10-11:30 a.m., in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL), Adams Library 406. It will be facilitated by RIC Associate Professor of Psychology Bethany Lewis and RIC Assistant Professor of Psychology Jayson Spas.
FCTL/Sherlock Co-Op Workshop: Strategies to Support Students in the Classroom – Dec. 3
In this workshop on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Adams Library 406, participants will be provided with information on what types of academic and behavioral challenges are often seen in students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition, they will learn practical, easy-to-implement strategies that can be used to respond to and support students (both academically and behaviorally) with an ASDs in the classroom. This workshop will be facilitated by Susan Constable of the Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project and either RIC Associate Professor of Special Education Paul LaCava or Sherlock Center Technical Assistance Specialist Deb Arenberg.
Quieting the Mind Resumes – Thursdays, Noon to 1
In our streaming, multitasking, digital world, how often do you feel overwhelmed, scattered or like you are spinning your wheels? In mindfulness meditation, we take time out from the constant doing of our outer world and the constant thinking of our inner world, and create a space where we can practice simply being. Like a still lake that perfectly reflects everything within and around it, a quiet mind offers the clarity to see what is, and the opportunity to act with greater effectiveness and integrity. Offered Thursdays, from noon-1 p.m., in CL 130.