Brown Bag: Abnormal Psychology: Engaging Today's Students in a Learner-Centered Classroom- Jeff Snarr (Psychology)12:15 pm - 1:15 pmEdwards 100BLearner-centered. Student-centered. Flipped. These are all buzzwords for an approach to teaching wherein students are expected to expose themselves to the target material outside of the classroom before it is discussed in class. Many who have tried this approach report slight-to-massive resistance from the students, most of whom have never encountered such expectations before. This does not mean that the learner-centered approach is doomed to fail. In this brown bag discussion, we will explore ways to successfully get students to buy into--and even LIKE--a learner-centered classroom, using an example of a successful learner-centered course right here at Brockport. Is it abnormal psychology? The course is, yes, but the approach is not.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Brown Bag: Everything you wanted to know about eating disorders, but were afraid to ask- Mary Tantillo, Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders12:30 pm - 1:30 pmEdwards 100BEating disorders have a way of disconnecting individuals from friends, family and those around them This presentation will address how an eating disorder can develop and how they may persist. We will also discuss what comes after an eating disorder is identified and what it takes for individuals to reclaim their health and their lives. You may have a family member or students in your classroom that you are concerned about. Join us to learn more about this disease that seems to be increasing on college campuses. We will discuss what you can and what you may not be able to do to help as well as campus and community resources.
Brown Bag: What do students learn about writing in their freshman composition course?- Bob Baker (English)12:15 pm - 1:15 pmEdwards 100BFrustrated by students’ poor writing skills, faculty often wonder what students learned in first-year composition. Writing is a very complex activity that improves with intentional practice over time. Instructors can help students by referring to and following up on some of the particular terms, concepts, and practices that students were previously exposed to, whether they took ENG 112 at Brockport or ENG 101 at a community college.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Brown Bag: Research Services for Faculty- Drake Library12:30 pm - 1:30 pmEdwards 100BDrake Librarians will discuss the services they provide faculty during the Research Lifecycle. From locating library resources (ILL), to help with copyright issues, data management plans and repository services, the library is here to help. Jules Oyer, the new Grants Development Project Coordinator, will be on hand to say hello, as well.
Brown Bag: Using Mobile Technology for Student Engagement & Learning: A report from the Mobile Learning Faculty Learning Community12:30 pm - 1:30 pmEdwards 100BOver the past year, the Mobile Learning Faculty Learning Community investigated practical ways to increase student learning and engagement using mobile applications and personal mobile devices. FLCmobile's members possess a variety of technology skill sets and represent a range of academic areas from English, Theatre and the Library to Business and Physics. At this Brown Bag presentation, members will offer advice and lessons learned as they co-piloted mobile applications such as Padlet, Pinterest, iMovie, and Twitter in support of student-centered discovery, sharing, and collaboration.
Brown Bag: Lunch @ CELT12:30 pm - 1:30 pmEdwards 100BThis is one of our most popular sessions every semester! Leave your Brown Bag at home and join us as we cater lunch. Enjoy thoughtful discussion with colleagues from across the campus on a variety of topics of your choice.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Workshop: Waiting List for Free ASL Class for Faculty/Staffnoon - 2 pmDue to overwhelming interest, we are taking names of those who would be interested in participating in a possible future offering of the Free ASL Class for Faculty/Staff. Please complete the registration if you are interested. More information will be provided at a later date.