Faculty Festival of Achievement

SSU Faculty Festival of Achievement

February 1-2, 2016

Celebrating the achievements of SSU faculty

Schedule of Events

February 1 | February 2

Monday, February 1 Events

Presenter Time Location Title
Neil Carpathios 10-10:30 am   Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Poetry Reading
Deborah Davis 10:35-11 am Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Remedial Appalachia
Tony Dzik 11:15-noon Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Modernization and the Cultural Landscape of Kulusuk Island, East Greenland
Amy Grau Noon-12:30 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Partying Moms, Vengeful Dads, and Forgotten Children: News Media Portrayals of Offenders and Victims of Family Violence
Thomas Piontek 12:35-1:00 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Orange=the New Black=Camp
Tim Hamilton  1:05- 1:50 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Finding the universe's missing gas with the Hubble Space Telescope
Shirley Crothers 2-2:50 pm VRCFA 130 Creating Original Vocal Compositions
Phil Blau 3-3:30 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Riemann's Foundations for Functions of a Complex Variable

Tuesday, February 2 Events

Presenter Time Location Title
Coby Long 10:15-10:45 am Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Facebook's Place in College Coursework
Lavanya Vemsani  11:00-11:30 am Clark Mem Library Learning Lab India in the World History
Sarah Boehle 11:35 am-noon Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Accessing Medical Care in Appalachian Ohio: Perspectives from Older Non-drivers
James Simmons   12:05-12:30 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Galileo the Platonist
Crystal Sherman 12:35-1:25 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Interventions to increase hearing protective device use in youth who live or work on farms  
Michael Barnhart 1:30-2:00 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Recent Musical Compositions
Laura Hakala 2:05-2:30 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Back to the Cabin: Reconstructing the Spaces of Slavery in Mary White Ovington's Hazel
Mich Nyawalo 2:35-3:25 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Afrofuturism and the Political Aesthetics of Development Economics in African Cinema
Jane Shoemaker 3:30-4:00 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab Identity vs. Confusion, How Faith and Doctrine Impact Identity Formation in Adolescence
Leila Lomashvili 4:05-4:35 pm Clark Mem Library Learning Lab How Case Features are Assigned and Checked in Split Ergative Language: Case of Mengrelian

The SSU TLC exists to

  • Promote the value of higher education to the community and region
  • Support advanced effective teaching
  • Improve student proficiency levels in basic knowledge and skills needed for success in the 21st century, such as oral and written communication mathematics, and computer skills.
  • Create a “culture of planning” to guide decisions about possible changes in academic programs and services.
  • Sustain academic and student services supporting technical, career-oriented, and professional programs.
  • Improve graduation and completion rates of students significantly.
  • Improve institutional procedures through organizational change and continuous attention to student needs and human resource development.
  • Enhance internal and external communication.
  • Build a more vital campus life by involving faculty in more activities that support professional growth.

Specific TLC Goals

  • Foster excellence in teaching and learning
  • Provide resources and educational experiences on an ongoing basis to faculty and staff
  • Stimulate research and scholarship about teaching and learning at SSU
  • Align development and training needs explicitly with student learning and/or satisfaction
  • Increase collaboration and collegiality among faculty and staff
  • Provide leadership in the use of innovative technology as a resource for teaching and learning
  • Assess the ongoing needs of faculty and staff, in terms of career enhancement as consistent with the Shawnee State University mission or strategic plan

For More Information

Pat Spradlin
Director, TLC
Associate Professor, English and Humanities teachinglearningcenter@shawnee.edu
(740) 351-3739

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