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 may be viewed on-demand by going to this page, but are not eligible for the certificate. Sessions that were not hosted by the Faculty Center, but can also be viewed on-demand. (You must log in with your Rowan credentials to access the On-Demand page.)

Upcoming sessions (more will be announced soon)

How to Improve Academic Lectures with TED Talk Principles: Connect, Convey, Communicate

Thursday, May 23, 2019
2:00 - 3:15 pm
Memorial 169

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

  • Make a connection with your audience
  • Establish a clear, consistent throughline
  • Apply the 5 Cs of storytelling

Online Engagement and Assimilation Strategies For Nontraditional and Marginalized Students

Wednesday, June 5
10-11 am
James 3091 

Learn how to increase support for marginalized students taking online courses. The strategies and discussions presented will support diverse populations and increase positive learning outcomes in online environments. (On-demand, 1st showing)

Foster Creative and Critical Thinking through Intrinsic Movation (rebroadcast from 3/7/19)

Monday, June 10, 2019
9:00 - 10:15 am
Memorial 169

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

  • Design learning activities that foster critical thinking
  • Understand what kinds of assessments to use to best foster critical and creative thinking
  • Use a motivational lesson design analysis tool to design highly motivating learning activities

Facilitating Success: Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Wednesday, June 26
11:00 am-12:15 pm
Memorial Hall room 169

Recognize the signs of trauma in our students and developing a trauma-informed classroom (rebroadcast). 

7 Indispensable Strategies to Build Community in Your Online Courses

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
10-11am
James 3091

Students in online courses and degree programs sometimes report that studying online can leave them feeling isolated and unconnected to their instructor and student peers. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Online instructors can utilize a variety of strategies to build and maintain a sense of community in their online courses and doing so will result in a better course experience for both student and instructor. (On-demand, 1st showing)

Getting Started with Backward Design: Meaningful and Measurable Learning Outcomes

Tuesday, July 16
2:00-3:15 pm
Memorial Hall room 169

Backwards design provides for more relevant and meaningful learning experiences; ensures that the required course outcomes are met; and prepares learners to perform successfully on their final assessment (live Q&A).

Preparing Students for Thoughtful, Ethical Decision Making 

Tuesday, July 23
2:00-3:15 pm
Memorial Hall room 169

Faculty can provide students with skills to identify and contend with ethical matters in specific disciplines and professions, civic life, and as part of the educational process (including academic integrity and interpersonal interactions). Ethical considerations for instructors, including grading, recommendation letters, and boundaries in interactions with students (live Q&A).

Strategies for Enhancing Engagement and Collaboration in Large Online Courses 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
10-11 am
James 3091

Explore practical tips for faculty on how to manage the workload that comes with large enrollment online courses. While the ideas and tools to be discussed will have a special emphasis on large size online courses, many of them can be applied as effectively in any class size. (rebroadcast).

Collaborative Design for Online Introductory Courses: How to Maximize Time and Resources (Live)

Thursday, September 12, 2019
2:00-3:15
James 2110 (note room change)

Recognizing the importance of general studies courses and the disconnect that online learners often feel the course was designed to simultaneously promote content learning; introduce students to all the professors in the department; foster excitement about the discipline; and help distance students feel more intimately connected to the academic department. An effective department-wide, collaborative course development process requires culture-building surrounding spirit of online education, policy regarding course “ownership”, issues surrounding compensation, and guidance for faculty that lack experience in online teaching and learning.