President Muma to speak about freedom of expression at today’s ARC

President Rick Muma is the featured speaker for the Academic Resources Conference (ARC) today, May 25 via Zoom. The ARC is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Today’s events will include the following:

  • (Physical) Classroom Update, 9-:50 a.m. Taught by Ryan Corcoran. The physical classroom has changed somewhat since COVID first appeared. This session will walk participants through typical classroom elements and how to use them.
  • Campus Freedom of Expression Update, 10-10 a.m. President Muma will share an update on the campus-wide freedom of expression initiative.
  •  Pedagogy? Andragogy? What’s the Difference? 11-11:50 a.m. Taught by Carolyn Speer. This session focuses on the distinction between pedagogical approaches to teaching and androagogical approaches. What are these approaches and what’s the difference?
  • Retention Panel, Retention Faculty Fellows, noon-12:50 p.m. This panel will focus on initiatives that are designed to improve student retention at Wichita State.
  •  New to WSU? Instructor Onboarding, 1-1:50 p.m. Taught by Carolyn Speer. Whether you are an adjunct instructor, a graduate teaching assistant or a new full-time faculty member, this session is for you. During this session, Speer will discuss how to get support and training at WSU.
  •  Article Club: “Why the Science of Teaching is Often Ignored,” 2-2:50 p.m. Article Club is like a book club with an article, so it’s easier to prepare. To join, click on the title of the article and review it.
  • Getting Started with OER, 3-3:50 p.m. Taught by Maria Sclafani and Victoria Koger. Learn how to lower the cost of your courses with members of University Libraries.
  • Ultra Course Format Gradebook and Grading, 6-6:50 p.m. Taught by Mary Morriss. Have you chosen Ultra Course Format for fall? This session will cover the basics of putting together an Ultra Course.