The Program for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (PETAL) serves as a resource center for USA faculty by providing instructional events such as roundtable discussions, faculty development seminars, and technology workshops. PETAL roundtable discussions provide a pedagogical forum for the discussion of professional issues in teaching and learning. The faculty development seminars offer effective ways of creating instructional materials. Technology workshops are designed to assist faculty in the development of their multimedia skills. During the month of June, PETAL events will provide several opportunities to learn how to: • • •
Increase presentation power using Power Point (Technology Workshops) Design an effective syllabus (Faculty Development Seminar) Recognize and prevent student plagiarism (Roundtable Discussion)
Schedule of June Events Date
June 8 June 9 June 15 June 15 June 16 June 17 June 22 June 23 June 23
Tues. Wed. Tues. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Tues. Wed. Wed.
Event Power Point in 60 Minutes Power Point in 60 Minutes Fast Prototyping in Power Point Mission Possible: Syllabus in an Hour Fast Prototyping in Power Point Mission Possible: Syllabus in an Hour Power Point Animation “Integrity of Academic Assignments” Power Point Animation
Workshop Workshop Workshop Seminar Workshop Seminar Workshop Roundtable Workshop
10:00-11:00 a.m. 3:00 -4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 3:00 -4:00 p.m. 3:00-5:00 p.m. 3:00-4:00 p.m. 10:00a.m.- 12:00 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 3:00 -5:00 p.m.
Libby Jones Libby Jones Dr. Alla Zakharova Dr. Alla Zakharova Dr. Alla Zakharova Dr. Alla Zakharova Dr. Alla Zakharova Dr. John Dempsey Dr. Alla Zakharova
Advanced registration is required for all events.
Contact and Registration Information: Phone: 460-7029 Email: PETAL@usouthal.edu http://www.southalabama.edu/univlib/imc/imcpetal/petal/petal_web/petalhomepage.html
COFFEE AND COLLEAGUES ROUNDTABLE Library Room 181 June 23, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
“Integrity of Academic Assignments” Presenter: Dr. John Dempsey Come to the PETAL roundtable discussion on preventing plagiarism with Dr. John Dempsey. Share your own experience with this problem and personal techniques to avoid it. Learn more about alternative assessment and technological tools for early detection of the problem. Lunch will be provided. Reservation is required.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR Library Room 171 June 15 (3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) & June 17 (3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m)
Mission Possible: Syllabus in an Hour Presenter: Dr. Alla Zakharova In this seminar, we will review a general framework for quickly drafting an easy-to-use and student-friendly syllabus. You will outline course goals, define performance objectives, specify assessment and practice activities and state requirements and special rules for your sample course. Bring your own time-saving tips and course syllabi samples to share with your colleagues. Registration is required.
TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS PETAL Lab Room 123
Power Point in 60 Minutes June 8 (10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.) & June 9 (3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) Instructor: Libby Jones This is an absolute must for all beginners. In less than an hour you will be able to present information through a well-organized and visually attractive slide show. You will learn the basics of visual design and easy techniques that made Power Point the most frequently used application in the academic and business worlds. Registration is required.
Fast Prototyping in Power Point June 15 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) & June 16 (3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Instructor: Dr. Alla Zakharova Optimize your work with the Power Point application: learn to recycle your old presentations, adjust them to new audiences and goals or create specialized templates to serve your specific needs. Discover such features as the Slide Master, customized color backgrounds, word art and slide transitions. Learn about timed and looped options for your presentation and how to make use of your hidden slides. Registration is required.
Power Point Animation June 22 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) & June 23 (3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Instructor: Dr. Alla Zakharova Once you’ve learned the basics of Power Point, wow your audience with animation. In this workshop, you will learn fast and easy (and fun) techniques to add movement to your Power Point slide show by animating text and pictures. Fueling your presentation with this attentiongetting animation is guaranteed to keep them awake and listening. Registration is required.