Future Events

Faculty Fulbright Information Session
Monday, 4/20/2015, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Abode Connect

Every year, the University Office of Global Programs plans a Fulbright information session on Fulbright application. Penn State traditionally considers Fulbright an important program that provides Penn State faculty opportunities to engage in research and teaching in other countries, learn their cultures, and establish career-transforming connections. Fulbright recipients have also been able to bring back to Penn State fresh perspectives on teaching, curriculum development, and co-curricula programming over the years through the Fulbright Scholars Program. Faculty members planning to go on sabbatical are especially encouraged to apply.

This year, Global Programs will be conducting a Fulbright Adobe connect session on April 20th from 12 noon - 1pm to talk about the application process, available awards, and what's new for the 2016-2017 Fulbright core competition. Please join us for this workshop and register for the adobe connect session. If you have any questions please contact Kristine Crassweller, Campus Engagement Program Assistant, at kac400@psu.edu.

You can join the Adobe Connect meeting at: https://meeting.psu.edu/r93vvxdicpi/

Teaching and Learning Activities Showcase
Friday, 4/24/2015, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Penn State Harrisburg, New Kensington and Hazleton

Have you ever wondered what secrets the most successful hybrid and online instructors have? Would you like to expand your horizons and speak directly to faculty and learning designers who develop and use eLearning activities and strategies in their classes?

Then, join us at the Teaching and Learning Activities Showcase where your faculty and learning designer colleagues will be bringing their projects to each of the three campuses and sharing them in a science-fair like environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of solutions to common eLearning challenges we all face, and to talk with the presenters about the tools, technologies and instructional strategies they used to build them.

This event is offered at three Locations: Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Hazleton, and Penn State New Kensington.

Luncheon Keynote Address (via Adobe Connect): Curtis Bonk, University of Indiana, author of TEC-VARIETY.

Assessment in Creative Disciplines
Monday, 5/11/2015, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Penn State York Conference Center (Main Classroom Building)

As a faculty member in the creative arts, do you struggle with the notion of assessment? Do traditional approaches to assessment work in the creative arts or do they stifle the creative process? Is there a way for assessment to actually foster risk-taking, experimentation, and creative development for all students?

If these are questions you would like to explore, then join your colleagues from area campuses and colleges at Penn State York on Monday May 11, 2015 for a day of conversation and reflection on making the most of assessment in the creative arts.

There is no cost for this event (light breakfast and lunch included).

Video Directions to the Conference Center


8:30 a.m. – Registration & Refreshments

9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks & Logistics

9:30 a.m. – Roundtable Panel Discussion

Identifying the intangible aspects of creative work.  How does one assess the elusive?

10:40 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Disciplinary working groups.

What challenges do we face in our disciplines?
What solutions do we employ now?
What principles guide our assessment practices?

Noon – Lunch and 5 minute Lightning Rounds

This is intended to be very low key and fun! Show and tell—what are you working on? read a poem; show your latest art work; talk about your latest project.

1:00 p.m. – Disciplinary groups share highlights from their discussions.

2:00–3:00 p.m. – Where do we go from here?

Debrief of working group findings and closing comments.

Schreyer Conference 2015: Transformative Teaching and Learning
Tuesday, 10/20/2015, TBA
The Penn Stater Conference Center, University Park

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