COFFEE CHAT: The Changing Textbook Market (Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 3:30-4:30 pm)
Several publishers have recently introduced new textbook purchasing models in an attempt to reduce costs and ensure student access. Especially since more and more books have an online component, adoption decisions can result in major cost differences and access challenges for students. In this coffee chat, we’ll hear from several instructors who have used a new “inclusive access” model, consider other new models, and, with the help of the Campus Store staff, discuss ways Michigan Tech might react to this rapidly changing market. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided to those who register by Friday, November 2, 2018. Click here to register.
FACULTY BREAKFAST WITH WELBY ALTIDOR (Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 8:00-9:00 am)
Welby Altidor, former Executive Creative Director for Cirque du Soleil, will be available on Wednesday morning after Tuesday night’s lecture at the Rozsa to meet with Faculty in a breakfast Q&A session. He hopes to dive into defining the failure process and discuss how to preserve opportunities to be creative in the classroom and encourage students to have a relationship with failure instead of avoiding it. He’ll offer suggestions on how to stimulate both risk-taking and reflection in a learning process. Don’t miss this opportunity for cross disciplinary insight from an expert in managing the creative process! Breakfast will be provided to those who register by Friday, November 2, 2018. Click here to register.
CTL INSTRUCTIONAL AWARD PRESENTATION SERIES: ROMAN SIDORTSOV, 2018 LARGE CLASS TEACHING AWARD (Thursday, November 8, 2018, 3:30-4:30 pm)
From Global [T]issues to Global Information Literacy: Training Professionals While Educating Citizens in the Post-Truth World
In the third and final presentation of our fall award series, Roman Sidortsov, Assistant Professor of Energy Policy, will discuss his approach to teaching a mandatory large undergraduate course that covers a number of politically and socially controversial issues. His methods of engaging students in topics and concepts that are not always directly related to their areas of study can be applied throughout large and medium-size courses, which was recognized as part of the Dean’s Teaching Showcase. Formal recognition of this award will follow his presentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you might innovate your own teaching, and recognize Roman’s success! Coffee and light refreshments will be provided to those who register by Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Click here to register.