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Professional Development Series Current Academic Year
Below are the following Professional Development Events for the Fall 2013 semester:
Developing and Utilizing Rubrics in Assessment
Thursday, October 24 2013 3:30pm-5:00pm BSC 352/353
Presenters: Mona Hicks, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Debie Lohe, Ph.D., Director of the Reinert Center for Teaching and Transformative Learning
As student educators, we are interested in supporting student learning, and presenting evidence of that learning. While assessment methodologies like surveys and focus groups provide valuable information about our educational endeavors and student experiences, more direct forms of assessment can tell a more complete picture about achievement of stated learning outcomes. This workshop will introduce rubrics as a form of direct-assessment of student learning, and provide an opportunity for attendees to draft a rubric of their own for potential future use.
ACPA/NASPA PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY: ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
Excellent Supervision Requires Intentionality
*Designed for current supervisors/managers of full-time staff, part-time staff and/or Graduate Assistants
Friday, November 15 9:00am-1:30pm (lunch included) DuBourg Pere Marquette Gallery
Presenters: Nina Caldwell, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, Maryville University
This extended workshop is strongly encouraged for current supervisors and managers of full-time and part-time staff and/or Graduate Assistants. The workshop will address some of the skills necessary to be an effective leader and developmental supervisor of professionals. Whether you're new to the role of a supervisor, or seasoned, the workshop will provide an opportunity for conversation and critical reflection on skills including: providing thoughtful evaluation and feedback to staff, facilitating conversations with staff about conflict or difficult choices, developing individuals as well as your team dynamic, leading your unit in a culture of change and innovation, and exercising communication skills among multiple audiences.
Brown Bag Lunch-- On-line presence: Integrating Imagery, Social Media and Multi-Media components
Thursday, November 21 11:30am-1:00pm BSC 253B&C
Presenter: Laura Thomson, Web and Media Coordinator, Student Development
As we try to reach our technology savvy students, sometimes referred to as "digital natives", it's important to integrate visual appeal and interactivity in our website and social media approaches. This session will highlight some best practices, tips and resources to enhance imagery, social media and multi-media in web presence. Bring your ideas to share as well!
ACPA/NASPA PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY: HUMAN AND ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES
Professional Reading Day!
Tuesday, December 10 8:30am-5:00pm Your Office
An important way to facilitate one's professional development is to stay current in the broad field of Student Affairs, and more specifically, the individual functional areas. This requires a lot of READING. As your schedule allows, you are encouraged to take this day as a Professional Reading Day. Block off time as you are able to devote to a review of relevant literature that will promote your knowledge and professional development in Student Affairs broadly, or your functional area specifically. This may be coordinated through your supervisor in a specifically defined direction or activity, or it may be individually structured (departmentally determined).