Convocation: Library Workshops for Faculty

By Christine Shore
Published on 14 August, 2020

Welcome back faculty! Some of our CSN librarians will be presenting workshops online during Convocation week and we invite you to join us. To read the learning objectives and register for any of the sessions below, just login to GoCSN and click on the CAPE My Learning tile.   

Thursday, August 20, 9 am to 10:30 am

More Than a Designation: Serving Our Latinx Students at CSN Rebecca Blunk, Ted Chodock & Luis Ortega

Join us for a workshop that will center around a discussion related to the importance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions, like CSN, and explore how we may move beyond our federal designation and engage with practices, policies, and actions that truly serve our Latinx student population. Using Garcia's Typology Hispanic-Serving Institutions Organizational Identities, we invite the participants to consider the ways HSIs can be considered Latinx-Enhancing, Latinx-Enrolling, Latinx-Producing, or Latinx-Serving. This discussion will also delve into some of the racial narratives that dominate higher education and influence how HSIs navigate their own identities and learn to operate (and resist) within traditional benchmarks related to persistence and graduation.

Thursday, August 20, 1 pm to 2 pm

Library Instruction in a Virtual World: Ways to Partner with the Library to Help Your Online Students Stephanie Villamor and Becky Blunk

CSN Libraries always offer both in-person and online instruction options. After COVID-19, they were able to move instructional services entirely online to help students and faculty with virtual instruction in their online courses. Learn about the three levels of service available in the online environment, as well as a variety of tools librarians can work with you to use for teaching research, citation, and information literacy instruction online.

Thursday, August 20, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (2018 book by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt) Jack Sawyer and Diana Woodhouse

View author interview videos and join our discussion on fostering resilience in CSN students. We will discuss Lukianoff's and Haidt's assertion that as a college faculty we are teaching students "Three Bad Ideas:" 1) "You are fragile and need to be protected from harmful or hateful ideas and experiences." 2) "Always trust your feelings--never question them." 3) "Life is a battle between good people and evil people." In the epigraph of their book, they have three quotes: 1: "Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child." -Folk Wisdom 2: "Your worst enemy can not harm you as much as your thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, no one can help you as much, not even your father or your mother." -Buddha 3: “The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.” -Solzhenitsyn.  

Friday, August 21, 9 am to 10:30 am

Picking a New Textbook? Think Open! Gracie McDonough and Paula Michniewicz

Open textbooks help students with their college budgets and help faculty have more control over their content. This is a panel session where participants will hear from faculty using open textbooks as well as faculty using a variety of low cost/no cost ancillary/homework additions to enhance their existing course content. Faculty will discuss how they selected their open textbook or materials, how they adapted it to their class, what challenges they had with adoption, how OER materials differed from choosing a traditional textbook and how it impacted their students learning.    

Friday, August 21, 10:45 am to 12 pm

Copyright and Creative Commons and OER, Oh My!: Understanding Your Copyrights and Other Authors' Copyrights when you use OER Gracie McDonough and Emily King

What can you and can't you do when you are using other people's work in your classroom? What is Fair Use and how does it relate to copyright? If I make something I create available as an OER, do I give up my copyrights? What is a Creative Commons license? What is fair use? If you have had one of these questions or been confused about copyright and OER, this session is for you! This session will explore what works are copyrighted, how you can protect your work, what exceptions there are to the copyright law that you can take advantage of if you want to use other creators' works in your class and how you can use Creative Commons licenses to protect your work and still share it with other educators.

Friday, August 21, 10:45 am to 12 pm

Pursue Your Happiness: Easy Plug & Play Assignments and Practical Suggestions from CSN's "One Book--One College" Faculty to Help Students Pursue Their Own Happiness Jack Sawyer, Kody Lightfoot, Melissa Giovanni and Laura McBride

Pursuing happiness is why we're here. This session will offer a round table discussion of easy plug & play assignments and practical suggestions from CSN faculty to help you and your students pursue authentic happiness. The One Book, One College (OBOC) committee is asking everyone at CSN to consider reading or sharing ideas from Jonathan Haidt's bestselling book: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (Basic Books, 2006). Fostering a sense of shared intellectual life, emotional support, and social engagement is the goal of the OBOC initiative. Come to our session and contribute your ideas, questions, and curiosity—we’ll all be richer for the joint effort.