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Faculty Retreat Registration

Painting by Susan HebertKaleidoscope of Opportunities

Faculty & Staff Retreat,
August 22, 2013

Please complete the webform below to register for the Retreat. Choose one workshop per session. Please let us know if you will be joining us for lunch.

Workshop Descriptions

C-CERT, Clery Act, Communication and You!
Learn about the new Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) and how it will support University operations, find out your responsibilities under the federal Clery Act and emergency communication tools.

Celebrating the Past and Pioneering the Future!
In 2014 we celebrate the University's 75th anniversary. Come to this informational session and learn about the events and activities that will be part of the 75th anniversary and how you can be involved in this milestone celebration. Bring your ideas, it may not be too late to add them to the calendar!

Excellence With A Personal Touch
Singular Excellence: What sets McNeese apart?  Participate in a discussion designed to articulate our unique campus culture to outsiders in 30 seconds or less.

From Graduate to Global: The "New" Doré School
Participate in a Q&A session on the newly renamed and restructured Doré School of Graduate Studies and Extended Education. Learn what the "new" school could do for you and your students. Are you considering online? certificates? collaborations? We are here to help you!

General Education Core Curriculum:  Old and New
SACSCOC accepted McNeese's follow-up report on general education assessment and approved our new core curriculum and assessment plan.  This session looks back at what we've accomplished, and forward to a renewed focus on general education priorities and student learning.

Hand Grenades and Bandaids: How College of Nursing Students Redesigned FFND
First semester seniors in Nursing 402, Community/Public Health, took on incoming FRESHMEN as their client and applied the nursing process to identify the needs of the community and develop a plan of action for a content-based, interactive, resource-efficient Freshman Foundations experience.

Innovation: What Does it Mean and Why Do I Care?
Learn about the Innovation Center and the activities designed to inspire meaningful creativity and encourage student exploration.  Participate in a laugh and learn session that introduces classic creativity, linear creativity, and out of the box inventing!  Working together as a group, we will explore methods and tools from the Innovation curriculum that can change the way problem solving and idea generation is viewed.

McNeese Internships - Why, What, and How
Why are internships important to higher education? What are the best practices in experiential learning?  How can the McNeese Career Center help?  Join us for an informational session on establishing and improving internship opportunities for your students.

McNeese Radio
Get the latest on the University's radio station, KBYS, and how you can become a part of the exciting new project.

Navigating Academic Policy Updates and Banner Changes
Join us for an informational session on recent academic policy updates and Banner changes that may impact you. Topics covered will include the new electronic grade change process, the updated course withdrawal policy and related fees, the implementation of the Banner Document Management system, and more.

Your Cheatin' Heart: Detecting and Preventing Academic Integrity Violations
This informational workshop session features an overview of current issues and challenges confronting faculty members with respect to cheating and academic integrity. The impact of technology, role of faculty in detecting and correcting academic integrity violations, procedures for responding to instances of academic misconduct, policies pertaining to student rights and responsibilities, and best practices for educating students and preventing violations will be discussed.

A Real Example of how "Clickers" are being used at McNeese
The Turning Technologies Audience Response System is the standard "clicker" system now in use at McNeese.  In this informational session, Dr. Mark Wygoda will demonstrate and explain, using real examples, how he uses clickers in both small (14 student) and large (80 student) sections of BIOL 225 to gauge student understanding during lecture, administer quizzes, and take daily attendance. Attendees will receive handouts written by Dr. Wygoda which provide step-by-step instructions on creating student participant lists and creating, operating, and saving "clicker" classroom sessions.

Time Event Location
7:45 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast Memorial Gym
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome/Introduction Memorial Gym
9:00 - 9:45 Workshop Session 1 Farrar Hall
10:00 - 10:45 Workshop Session 2 Farrar Hall
11:00 - 11:45 Workshop Session 3 Farrar Hall
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch/Networking Rowdy's Cafeteria
1:30 - 3:00 General Faculty Meeting/President's Awards SFAA Theatre

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