Learn how to create test/survey questions, deploy these assessments, grade questions that involve text entry, and view data concerning student responses. Recommended settings to help avoid common issues with electronic testing will be addressed.
What challenges do first generation and/or low-income students face at UNI? What kinds of opportunities have they found? What kinds of things could UNI faculty and staff do to support first generation and/or low-income students both in and out of the classroom? Join first generation and/or low-income UNI students for a discussion of their experiences at UNI.
Student Panel Includes: Joslyn Aldape, Conner Brakeville, Blake Findley, Victoria Hurst, and Alisha Thompson
Presented by Dr. Alison Bianchi from the University of Iowa.
Alison Bianchi’s research focuses on how social inequalities at the societal level – especially those general axes of inequality including race, class and gender – create structural inequalities at the small group level. Knowing how these processes can emerge, how do we form small groups of students so that all can freely participate, be included and learn? How might we even begin the conversation with students about such sensitive topics? What about group conflict within student study groups – how do you deal with that? Alison will present snippets of her theory-driven research, as well as practical interventions that ameliorate structural inequalities, based on the research. Her approach: well-intentioned intervention strategies often fail to break the structures of group-level inequality. Interventions based on supported theory really work! Let’s explore your options, so that YOU are empowered to combat the deleterious effects of cultural belief systems that advantage some, and disadvantage others. Registration is required.
A Teach UNI project presented by Jean Schneider.
How can we deepen student understanding of our curriculum? Flipped learning can provide a number of benefits for students and professors, but planning and implementation can be difficult. This session will provide the participants with the purpose, methods, and student perspectives of a flipped educational methods class.
Employees are invited to attend a spine and health lunch and learn presentation conducted by Wayson Chiropractic. Focuses will center around how exercise affects the spine, how certain foods can harm or heal and how a Doctor of Chiropractic may help when you are in pain. Employees are invited to bring their lunches; water and ice tea will be provided. Registration is required as space is limited.
Presented by Dan Bumblauskas (Management).
Problem based learning modules provide a framework for challenging students to seek out the answers to solve problems. Used extensively in medicine and engineering, PBL is adaptable to any educational situation where problem-solving is required. This session explains PBL, gives examples of modules used in college courses, and gives participants an opportunity to experience PBL.