Presented by Shaun Connors
Program Support Assistant in Human Resources, Plymouth State University
Monday, February 19th, 12:30pm – 2:00pm and Tuesday, February 27th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Center for Transformation, Lamson Library room 003
What is being an ally? In the age of specialized Facebook filters, hashtags, and various symbols as allyship initiatives, it can be difficult to know how to support people in our lives from marginalized communities. Sometimes it’s also difficult to figure out where to start: which resources are accurate, how to ask questions without being afraid of saying the wrong thing, or how to foster equity in various settings. If this sounds like you, stop by for a low risk opportunity to chat more about what it means to be an active ally. No prior knowledge is necessary; bring a willingness to engage in dialogue and an open mind.
We believe in order to achieve the best outcomes for Plymouth State everyone should have a voice. That is why the Center for Transformation is committed to bringing together students, faculty, and staff to discuss the important issues facing all of us in our community. By sharing our challenges and solutions with each other we build a path toward our common goal of being our best selves. The first of these will be a faculty and student round table described below.
Faculty & Student Round Table: Grades are more than a letter.
Tuesday, February 20 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Center for Transformation: Lamson 003
The Center for Transformation is proud to host a panel discussion featuring faculty and students on USNH’s Open Education Initiative followed by a talk with Dr. Gardner Campbell. Please join us on Friday, February 16th from 3-5 p.m. in the Boyd Science Center Room 144. Gardner’s talk, The Wicked Problem of Open Learning, was developed specifically for PSU to draw connections between the various facets of open education (Open Resources, Open Access, and Open Pedagogy) and the work we are doing in First Year Seminar with wicked problems. The panel discussion preceding Gardner’s talk will highlight the work PSU faculty and students have done relating to open education. The panel will also provide a framework for Gardner’s talk for those unfamiliar with open education or the new format of First Year Seminar.
Gardner is known for his ability to make space for the unexpected in learning, for his passion for the gently-nurtured epiphany, and for his uncanny skill at weaving Paradise Lost metaphors into conversations about higher education. He lives at the lively intersection of the human, the technological, the artistic, and the unknown, and he has been an urgent and critical voice for the value of intellectual thinking, the liberal arts, and learner-driven educational environments in today’s university. As a speaker, Gardner is inspiring, smart, and provocative, and his work has changed the shape of teaching in learning in the United States and beyond.
Gardner Campbell is currently Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. For nearly three years he served as Vice Provost for Learning Innovation & Student Success and Dean of the University College. Gardner has worked with and studied teaching technologies for over twenty-five years. He has served as a member of numerous advisory boards as well as the governing board of the New Media Consortium.
| Blog: http://www.gardnercampbell.net | Twitter: @GardnerCampbell
Open ed panel and talk:
Date: Friday Feb 16, 2018 Time: 3-5 p.m. Location: Boyd 144
Sponsored by Center for Transformation
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