Conversations

Painting a Picture of Canvas

Painting a picture of CANVAS: a candid discussion of how MU science teachers are using this new learning system.” | Will a switch to CANVAS be beneficial to both instructors and students? With an experienced panel of MU science professors…

Date: Monday, February 24th, 2020 Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Pizza at 11:30, Presentation and Discussion at 12:00) *Please bring your own cup for drinks Location: Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 572 Speakers: Dr. Bethany Stone, Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences, Division of Biological Sciences Dr. Stephen Klien, Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Communication Topic: TFELT: Finding Better Ways to Evaluate Teaching at MU How do you know if your teaching is effective? How well is your work as a teacher evaluated at MU? Our university is on a path to create a comprehensive method for evaluating teaching effectiveness, which will align to a meaningful recognition and reward structure for distinction in teaching. In addition to research-established best practices and models from peer institutions, the Task Force to Enhance Learning and Teaching (TFELT) is relying on the expertise and creativity of our own excellent instructors. Come learn more about TFELT’s work and provide your input into this important campus initiative.

TFELT: Finding Better Ways to Evaluate Teaching at MU

Date: Monday, February 24th, 2020 Time:11:30 am – 1:00 pm (Pizza at 11:30, Presentation and Discussion at 12:00) *Please bring your own cup for drinks Location:  Bond Life Sciences Center, Room 572 Dr. Bethany Stone, Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences, Division of Biological Sciences Dr. Stephen Klien, Assistant Teaching Professor, Director…

A framework for supporting student success in STEM

In this interactive session Lydia Bentley will facilitate a discussion of one approach to supporting the success of underrepresented minority undergraduate students in STEM. This approach acknowledges that, while undergraduate STEM programs may be challenging for many students, certain aspects…

Online Problem-Based Learning: We Caught a Unicorn!

Special Guests: Lea Wood, DNP, MS(N)-RN, Assistant Teaching Professor Laura Foley, Instructional Designer Amanda Stafford, Instructional Designer Description: Group projects often elicit groans from students. We found a way to change that in a way that meaningful to learners in an…

Science on Wheels: Connecting MU scientists with Missouri communities

Special Guest: Levi Storks, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences Science on Wheels Executive Committee Chair Science on Wheels is an outreach program that brings MU graduate students and postdocs into Missouri communities to talk about their research, facilitating opportunities for…

Leading in Place: Promoting Change from the Bottom Up: Interested in inclusive reform for campuses? In this talk, Jamie Lester will present research on grassroots organizational change in colleges and universities. She will also offer tactics for others to successfully create change across a range of initiatives.

October 18: Dr. Jamie Lester, George Mason University

Dr. Jaime Lester, GMU 11-12, Monsanto auditorium (Co-hosted by HHMI Inclusive Excellence Summit and Abell Conversations)   Interested in inclusive reform for campuses? In this talk, Jamie Lester will present research on grassroots organizational change in colleges and universities. She…

COPUS: A Classroom Observation Approach to Evolve STEM Instruction

Special Guest: Tori Mondelli, Inaugural Director of the Teaching for Learning Center, University of Missouri Columbia

Flyer for April 22

“What are we doing when we assess our students?”: using a model to understand our practice

Special Guest: Frances Edwards, PhD University of Waikato, New Zealand

Assessment and Action Taking Opportunities in an Online Science Course

We will explore how aspects of the technology-based course assessments influence teaching practices. Led by Shannon M. Burcks, Instructor in the Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology.

The Me I See: Student Identity as a Foundation for STEM Education

This Presentation discusses research and practices on supporting the continued interest, retention, and academic success of underrepresented, marginalized, and racialized students in postsecondary STEM education. Coming from a Critical-Identity-Cultural-Ecology perspective, we will discuss the various barriers that underrepresented, marginalized, and…

More Than a File Cabinet: Employing Canvas in your Face-to-Face Course

Canvas is often the main connecting point for online classes, but it has a lot to offer in-person, face-to-face courses too. While we know Canvas is great for curating documents and readings, it can also be used to bring new…

Exploring Local Neighborhoods and STEM Teaching

In this Conversation, we will discuss strategies and tips for exploring diverse neighborhoods as a way of engaging students around the links between what they are concepts they are learning in STEM classes and the application of these concepts to…

Course Micro-practices to Help You Become a More Inclusive Leader

Gain easy-to-apply strategies and tips for teaching and planning inclusively in all types of STEM classrooms.  Join facilitators for a discussion to spur your development as a leader in inclusion. Speakers: Enos Charles Inniss Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental…

Teaching Science in a Post-truth World

Join a panel discussion about ways to empower your students to become scientifically literate and break down boundaries between each other.  Learn about difficult dialogues in the classroom, the impact of connection and relationship on content as seen through the eyes…