Faculty Center Presents Magna Mini-series

Faculty Center Presents Magna Mini-series

Faculty Center Presents Magna Mini-series

The Faculty Center has purchased access to live streaming webinars produced by Magna Publications. Members of the Rowan community are invited to come together to view and discuss the live webinars. Magna Online Seminars are live and interactive events that address critical issues facing higher education today. They feature leading educators delivering content-rich presentations.  There will be at least 12 webinars offered between January and December - Attend 4 or more and receive a faculty center certificate for your professional development. Rowan Announcements and emails will be sent advertising each event - please keep an eye out - it will always be titled “Faculty Center Presents: Magna Mini-series”.

To register for the upcoming session(s), complete this form. (Make sure you are logged out of your other Google accounts and logged in with your Rowan credentials to have permission to access this form.)

NOTE: Previously released sessions (see list below) may be viewed on-demand by contacting the Faculty Center, but are not eligible for the certificate. Some of these sessions were not hosted by the Faculty Center, but can be viewed on-demand. 

Upcoming sessions (more will be announced soon)

Strategies for Enhancing Engagement and Collaboration in Large Online Course

Thursday, March 28
2:00 - 3:15 pm
Memorial Hall Rm. 169

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand evidence-based strategies for creating and maintaining a cohesive online learning community in large size online courses
  • Clearly grasp new evidence-based strategies for enhancing faculty presence in large size online courses
  • Know how to design learning activities to enhance active learning and engagement in large size online courses

Energize Your Lectures to Help Students Meaningfully Engage with Your Subject

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
2:00 - 3:15 pm
Memorial Hall Rm. 169

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify various examples and illustrations
  • Implement and sequence various example types in a course
  • Recognize when to use examples to achieve the greatest effect


  • One way to take Bloom’s Taxonomy from theory to practice
  • Types of examples to use to accelerate learning
  • Effective sequencing of examples and illustrations in a course
  • When to integrating examples in teaching

Time Management for Faculty and Students in Flipped Learning Environments

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
2:00 - 3:15 pm
Memorial Hall Rm. 169

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Construct a long-term plan for building a flipped class
  • Construct a sensible calendar for a flipped class that uses time through the semester to support independent learning
  • Design effective, brief activities for the first and last 5 minutes of a flipped class meeting
  • Use the flipped structure of a class to support maximized active learning during the face-to-face phase
  • Draft reasonable expectations for students regarding their use of time in a flipped environment
  • Address common misconceptions about time management and time requirements in a flipped environment
  • Gain useful strategies for working with students to help them effectively manage time, tasks, and projects

Engage Early, Build Trust, and Gain Student Retention and Success

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
2:00 - 3:15 pm
Memorial Hall Rm. 169

  • Defining the importance of building swift trust early in classes to create the best possible learning community and environment
  • Exploring and applying swift trust in any course you teach
  • Reviewing supporting cases on swift trust and how it has actually benefited others
  • Activities you can begin using right away to build and sustain swift trust

2018 released Magna Mini-series sessions that are still available:

These can be viewed on-demand by emailing us at facultycenter@rowan.edu. Please use Magna Mini-series in the title and tell us which session you are interested in viewing. **Previously hosted by the Faculty Center.

March 15, 2018 - Students and Social Media: How Much is Too Much?

** Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Strategies for Making Lectures More Active, Engaging, and Meaningful

April 4, 2018 - Connect Learning Across Courses with Curriculum Mapping

** Wednesday, April 10, 2018 - Creative Course Design: Yes You Can!

** Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students

April 26, 2018 - The Role of the Strategic Plan in Building Faculty Development

** Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Teaching to the Core: Ensuring the Success of Professional-Track Students

May 4, 2018 - Flex Learning: Helping Students Choose Their Path to Success

May 10, 2018 - Three Secrets to Building Diverse and Inclusive Online Learning Environments

** Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Four Common Teaching Traps and How to Avoid Them

** Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Hacking Multimedia for Effective Learning

** Thursday, June 7, 2018 - What are Microaggressions and What Can I Do About Them?

June 14, 2018 - Simple Strategies to Create an Inclusive Classroom for Gender Variant Students

** Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Wake them up! Engaging students in the 21st century classroom (On-Demand)

June 21, 2018 - Strategies and Tactics for Institutionalizing Open Educational Resources

** Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - Effective Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

July 12, 2018 - Teaching About Religion, Faith, and Spirituality in Secular Studies

July 19, 2018 - Building Professionalism in Professional Track Students

** Thursday August 9, 2018 - Understanding and Educating Generation Z Students

** Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Course Planning by the Calendar

August 23, 2018 - Engage and Empower Students by Using Wikipedia

September 4, 2018 - Policies, practices for Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty

September 6, 2018 - Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness

September 10, 2018 - Department Chairs: Trends and Issues Over Time

** Thursday, September 13, 2018 - Talking about Student Evaluation Results: What to Say and How to Say It

September 27, 2018 - Fostering Resilience in Assault Survivors

** Thursday October 4, 2018 - An Integrated Approach to Student Exams

** Monday, October 15, 2018 - Understanding and Educating Generation Z Students (rebroadcast)
** Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Grading Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Rigor
October 30, 2018 - From Cross Examination to Safe Harbors: A New Day in Title IX Compliance
** Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity
** Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Students and Social Media: How Much is Too Much (On-Demand)
** Thursday, November 27, 2018 - Why Students Cheat and What We Can Do
** Monday, December 10, 2018 - Creating Critical Thinkers in the Information Age (On-Demand)
**Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - Motivating and Engaging Generation Z Learners
**Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - Student Technology Skills: Expectations vs. Reality