Upcoming Live Online Seminars
Teaching About Religion, Faith, and Spirituality in Secular Studies Classes
By identifying resources, considering a variety of lesson ideas, and exploring options for responding to classroom dynamics around the topics of religion, faith, spirituality, and worldview, you’ll come away better prepared to discuss these sensitive subjects in secular studies courses, while also cultivating a larger conversation about inclusivity and diversity.
July 12, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
Building Professionalism in Professional-track Students
Professionalism can certainly be taught, but most importantly, it can also be evaluated. When done correctly and consistently, the evaluation process can be an effective tool to help employees, students, and employers identify the skills that may benefit the individual and employer. It can also be an effective tool for identifying focuses for improvement.
July 19, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
Course Planning by the Calendar
What most of us need is a strategic, instructionally sound set of action items to help guide our decision making and provide a framework for our course. This approach focuses on the calendar.
August 14, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
Engage and Empower Students by Using Wikipedia
This seminar offers a glimpse into how Wikipedia can empower students to share their knowledge with the world around them. Through real-life strategies and helpful background information, this seminar shows you how to use a tool you already understand in a new way to increase student engagement, boost critical thinking, and improve information literacy.
August 23, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness
Teaching with intercultural savvy helps our increasingly diverse and multinational student population to achieve success.
September 06, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
Talking about Student Evaluation Results: What to Say and How to Say It
Join us for a program where we talk with an administrator about ways to make the discussion of course ratings a constructive conversation about teaching and learning.
September 13, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
Develop the Skills to be an Effective Department Chair
Attendees will be able to compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the chair over a 12-year time frame. Trends will be analyzed over time and issues will be explored regarding the future of the roles and responsibilities of the chair.
September 20, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
Grading Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Rigor
This seminar will show how to implement specifications grading to get students to do the work of learning, increase rigor, apply UDL, and promote academic integrity and strategically align assessments with the appropriate level of cognition (Bloom’s Taxonomy).
October 25, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
How to Develop an Engaging Faculty Development Program
This seminar offers a theoretical base to use when considering faculty development activities at your school. Explore the theory behind faculty development, learn to better engage your faculty and grow your faculty development program, and share ideas in this online program.
October 31, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity
Faculty members and course designers must foster academic integrity in their own courses and across campus. This webinar will share concrete practices that you can use tomorrow to communicate expectations clearly for ethical conduct, which is much more effective than to have to catch cheaters after the fact.
November 08, 2018 • 1:00 pm Central • 60 Minutes • $247
Below you will find a few of our most recent, top-rated online seminars. They’re available on-demand, starting at $99. To see the complete library of archived seminars, visit Magna Publications.
Evidence-Based Teaching in Higher Education: Strategies to Improve Student Learning
What instructional methods are more likely to help students learn better and retain information longer? Listen in as Maryellen Weimer and Victor Benassi discuss what the “science of learning” has established about the way students learn. Learn More »
How to Observe and Evaluate Online Teaching
When it comes to observing and evaluating the quality of online courses, you might feel as if you’re navigating uncharted waters—especially if you don’t have online teaching experience yourself. This program provides college administrators with clear processes and measurable criteria for making informed decisions. Learn More »
Learning Assessment Techniques: How to Integrate New Activities that Gauge What and How Well Students Learn
You can find a lot of courses these days on how to be a more effective teacher—but not so many on how to assess that effectiveness. During this seminar, you will learn active-learning techniques you can use to improve student learning and better assess and report the results. The handouts for this session include a comprehensive list of 50 learning assessment techniques that can be integrated into your teaching processes and allow you to achieve the results you need in a more efficient manner. Learn More »
Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education: How to Recruit, Hire, Manage, and Retain a Diverse Team of Academic Faculty
Although your institution may embrace the goal of a more diverse faculty and staff, you likely face some serious challenges—both subtle and obvious—that can make it difficult to actually reach, and maintain, a diversity that more closely reflects your students and society at large. Get strategies you can use to recruit, hire, and sustain a more diverse department and institution. Learn More »
Taming the Monster: Rethinking the Role of Content
The amount of content in your field grows with each year. So how do you decide what to keep and what to cut? This seminar will teach you innovative ways to think about the content that is critical for your students to learn and remember. You’ll explore the mission of content and how to use it to provide high-quality instruction. Learn More »
Outcomes-Based Assessment for Teaching & Learning Centers
Faculty development centers rarely operate under financial models that allow them to prove that they are cost-effective. It is therefore important that faculty support centers be able to measure and communicate the value of what they do, particularly in today’s budget climate. This seminar will give you a reliable framework for measuring tangible outcomes for your center and communicating these outcomes clearly to others. Learn More »
Team-Based Learning: Strategies for Getting Started
Team-Based Learning is a uniquely powerful and increasingly popular form of small group learning. When properly designed, it can help ensure students leave your class with conceptual and procedural learning, confident in their understanding of course content, and ready to apply it in meaningful ways. It’s also a great teaching approach for the flipped classroom. Learn More »