Office of the Provost

Provost's Workshop Series - Spring 2012


All workshops are scheduled in room 112 Eberhardt, 4:00 – 5:30 PM unless otherwise indicated.

Date Title Summary Presenter
Thursday, January 26th

To Be Rescheduled Due to Technical Difficulties

Adaptive Learning  Dr DeLucia will share her department’s experience using ALEKS (http://www.aleks.com).  they have been using ALEKS on a large scale, including a 160 seat Learning Lab configuration as part of the Developmental Math Program for about two years. Maria DeLucia, Chairperson, Mathematics, Middlesex County College.
Tuesday, Jan. 31

Faculty Cafeteria:

Feb 15, 11:30 - 1:00

Mar 20, 11:30 - 1:00

April 12, 11:30 - 1:00

Moodle Users Group Meetings and Briefing for Spring 2012 Our Moodle User Group (MUG) meetings are a time for Moodle instructors to discuss strategies that have worked well, find out what our colleagues are doing, ask questions and let the support staff know what features and tools you would like to see.  We will also take this opportunity to give you a sneak peak of Moodle 2.0.  If you can’t make this MUG we would love to see you at one of our other meet-ups this spring Blake Haggerty and the Moodle Ninjas
Friday, February 10th

112 Eberhardt

Adjunct Instructor Workshop and reception Use of technologies in teaching at NJIT – what is available, getting started, how it is used and who to contact for support.  This workshop will also cover ideas for using technology to help make the most efficient use of the instructor and students’ time both in and out of the classroom. 

Dr. Ian Gatley and the TLT, group
March 6th

4 – 5:30

Social Media and Open Online Resources From Twitter to Facebook and around again to YouTube students are communicating in a variety of ways, but can any of them enhance the classroom experience? What do you need to know about Social Media?  This presenters will also discuss in detail how to locate and use open materials from sources such as the Kahn Academy, Open Courseware Consortium, iTunes U and YouTube U.
Blake Haggerty
Wednesday, March 21

4 – 5:30
GITC, Room 3710

Assessment Series – Understanding Learning Outcomes With the UCRC requiring all the new courses to develop an assessment plan, this workshop will be the first in a series to help faculty understand the assessment and evaluation process.  Not only is this process important for accreditation, but also to provide a better understanding on how students are learning the subject.  This first workshop will deal with how to define and write measurable  Learning Outcomes; i.e., specification of the skills and knowledge students have acquired.   Each attendee will be able to develop outcomes for their own courses. Levelle Burr-Alexander, Howard Kimmel, Ron Rockland

Friday, March 23rd
5:00 – 9:00 PM

Jim Wise Theater

TEDxNJIT TEDx NJIT will return this spring with a focus on sustainability.  Almost every field has seen increased discussion and attention surrounding the issue of sustainability. Our upcoming TEDx NJIT will discuss this from a design, economic, environmental and social perspective.  TEDxNJIT is designed to give participants an opportunity to discuss and explore what sustainability means to our speakers.  http://www.ted.com/talks Speakers are listed at http://www.tedxnjit.com/speakers.html