Kites Fly Highest Against the Wind
Faculty & Staff Retreat
August 19, 2014
|7:45 - 8:15||Registration and Continental Breakfast||Shearman Fine Arts Annex Grand Gallery|
|8:15 - 8:45||Welcome/Introduction||SFAA Theatre|
|9:00 - 9:45||Workshop Session 1||SFAA|
|10:00 - 10:45||Workshop Session 2||SFAA|
|11:00 - 11:45||Workshop Session 3||SFAA|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch/Networking||Rowdy's Cafeteria|
|1:30 - 3:00||General Faculty Meeting/President's Awards||SFAA Theatre|
|3:30 - 4:30||KBYS Radio Station Open House||Radio Station / Ryan St.
(next to Raising Cane's)
Please review the following workshop descriptions and complete the webform below to register for the Retreat. Please choose only one workshop per session.
An All-Hazards Look at McNeese: What to Do at Your Next Policing Event
Last year, University Police responded to nearly 3,400 incidents and crimes, making almost 200 arrests. The solvability rate of crimes that occurred on campus was nearly 85%, drastically above the national average of 20%. The police department also provided crime prevention presentations, responded to individuals dealing with a crisis who needed the resources of other helping agencies, and, of course, managed the University's 6,000 parking spaces. Learn more about policing at YOUR University, what to do in an emergency, and why being alert to suspicious behavior is a huge crime prevention tool. You can also sign up to experience the police department's use of force simulator this fall.
- Police Chief Bob Spinks and Lieutenant Mike Powell
Ask a Librarian - Frazar Library Sharing Session
Attendees will explore the library's updated website and learn about library resources and instructional offerings. Librarians will demonstrate new library tools for Moodle and share news about the library's renovation.
- Lonnie Beene, Jessica Hutchings, Jerome Marcantel, & Michael Sartori
Attendance Module for Moodle
Attendees will learn how to use Moodle to track attendance in their physical classes, utilizing the built-in Attendance module. Please note that this workshop is not intended for instructors of web-based courses.
- Dr. Helen Ware
Choosing a New QEP: Steps Toward SACSCOC Reaffirmation
With McNeese's SACSCOC 10-year reaffirmation on the horizon, the time is upon us to begin exploring ideas for our next Quality Enhancement Plan. This session lays out the preliminary process McNeese will use to choose a topic, surveys topics that have been done over the years at other institutions, and solicits input from all participants on the positives and negatives we've encountered and pitfalls to avoid for this next project.
- Dr. Tom Dvorske
Financial Literacy: We All Have a Role
Come learn about Financial Literacy and discuss ways in which all employees can work together to assist our students in getting more educated on debt management and many other avenues.
- Taina Savoit
How May I Benefit from External Funding/Grants?
How can I get funding for my research, my department, graduate students, traveling, equipment, etc.? To find out, faculty and staff are invited to learn about opportunities and the assistance provided in obtaining external funding as well as learning the processes and services provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration.
- Stacy Leslie, Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, and Jeannie Robertson
I Need a Story! Can You Find Someone This Afternoon to Talk About...?
Reporters work on short deadlines and frequently they are looking for something to cover for tonight's newscast or tomorrow's newspaper. Learn tips for working with the media and how the Public Relations Office can help you tell the public about your publications, projects, research, and awards.
- Candace Townsend
Services for Students with Disabilities and ADA
Attendees will get a better understanding of how students register with Services for Students with Disabilities. Also, instructors will get an insight into what they need to know regarding accommodations and their responsibilities.
- Tim Delaney
Students in Distress: How to Identify, What to Do, and How to Refer
At times, faculty and staff may have concerns about a student's behavior, verbal comments, or submitted writing assignments. In this informative session we will review mental health services available on campus, warning signs of student distress, how to handle behaviors that create a disturbance, and strategies for making an effective referral for a student of concern
- Raime Thibodeaux and Dr. Chris Thomas
Faculty and staff will participate in a directed brainstorming session, complete a survey, and discuss ways that they think Study Abroad could be successful at McNeese.
- Preble Girard and Taina Savoit
The Up Side: Turning Stress Into Success!
Stress is an everyday occurrence, but can stress be a good thing? In this presentation, we will discuss the basics of stress and stress management, keys to recognizing your personal stress cues, and tips and tricks to help manage those feelings of overwhelming anxiety. Turn your negative stress hindrances into motivation!
- Francis Bellow
Understanding & Servicing Your International Students
This presentation will address frequently asked questions, cultural sensitivity, important immigration rules that professors and advisors should know, and recruiting and retaining international students to academic departments.
- Preble Girard
Understanding the Black Male in Higher Education
This presentation will share staggering statistics regarding black males in higher education and its economic impact on universities in Louisiana. Strategies regarding how to form valuable relationships with these students and how to ultimately help them matriculate through college will also be presented, in an effort to foster your understanding of the black male in higher education whether you are faculty and staff. This information is applicable to all subcultures of students in higher education.
- Kedrick Nicholas, Dr. Michael Snowden, and Rose Henny
Please also indicate if you will be joining us for a complimentary lunch. The menu is as follows:
- baked ribs
- seafood lo mein
- roasted potatoes
- mushroom rice
- grilled squash medley
- baked potatoes
These items will be available on both hot serving areas of the cafeteria to alleviate long lines. The cold deli bar, salad bar, and dessert bar will also be available.