Please join us for our first IDEA Session for 2018!
And come use the IDEA Incubator if you need a moment of calm or Impromptu creative moment! We are glad to help with both!
Let’s celebrate the potentially transformative #METOO / TIME’S UP moment in U.S. history by creating a special Women’s History Month Program for Guilford!
Please bring your program ideas to this collaborative planning meeting. If unable to attend, please email suggestions to WGSS coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitator: Nancy Daukas
Utilizing "performance tasks" in your courses
Join members of the assessment committee for an overview of "performance tasks" A performance task is any learning activity or assessment that asks students to perform to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and proficiency. Unlike a selected-response item (e.g., multiple-choice or matching) that asks students to select from given alternatives, a performance task presents a situation that calls for learners to apply proficiency.
Facilitator: Chad Phillips
You are invited! Instructors will discuss their experience with digital pedagogy, the positive/negative impact in their class and next steps. Students will discuss how the integration of digital tools into their classes has impacted their engagement and content retention. Members of RES will attend the session to offer thoughts and to take comments on digital tools.
Facilitator: Tamika Davis
Please join me in exploring new ways the humanities can foster a deeper understanding for business, science, and community foundations, at a time when the humanities are seen in crisis. We'll discuss whether poetry and imagery can aid these institutions in expressing their mission. The session promises to be fun, interactive, and entertaining.
Facilitator: Tim Kircher
User experience/User Experience Design/Experience Design are all names used to describe an emerging field that examines how humans interact with designed objects, environments or experiences. Experience Design at Guilford (XD) is fundamentally interdisciplinary, drawing from Art, Computing Technology and Information Systems (CTIS), Business, Psychology and Theatre Studies, and giving students a strong foundation to apply experience design knowledge and skills across physical, digital, and process design landscapes. Please join us at the IDEA Incubator on if you want to know more about the program, the existing minor, or the proposal for an XD major.
Facilitators: Kathryn Shields, Mark Dixon, Robin Vest, Richard Shilhavy, Michael Dutch, Margery Kiehn
Are you Curious About Academic Technologies & Learning Space Design?
This first IDEA Incubator of the year will focus on a review of Hege Library’s new Strategic Plan for Learning Technologies. The final draft of the plan (tinyurl.com/
Please come and join us for this important session Facilitated by Gene Spencer (Ursinus College)!
Many people experience digital technologies as alienating, irresistibly distracting, but 'necessary' in their lives. Let's discuss ways in which we can use those same technologies to *reduce* our sense of alienation, and to foster more attentiveness and focus.
Facilitators: Vance Ricks and Wilson Hamilton
Extended Incubator will focus first, from 1:30-2:30, on consideration of Canvas as an alternate to Moodle with a demo and discussion co-led by a Canvas rep and UNCG (recently migrated to Canvas) Teaching Innovations Fellow Wade Maki. Following, Christine Stracey (Biology) and Marc Williams (Theatre Studies) will describe their experience with Canvas, and Richard Schilhavy and Mimi Smith-Decoster will demonstrate course migration from Moodle to Canvas and draw comparisons. Open to all!
Do you have an idea for making a positive difference in the world? Come to the IDEA Incubator and see how you can become a ChangeMaker through the CPPS ChangeMaker Grants Program. This program is open to anyone in the community with substantial solutions that intersect Guilford's Core Values with solutions to real world problems. Previous projects shaped campus policies, started non-profits, and raised awareness of critical issues. More at: http://tinyurl.com/p43bf5a
Facilitator: Mark Justad
Diya's "Human Flotsam" panel unleashed great campus energy and interest about making refugees welcome. So if we could design it, what would an ideal house or apartment look like for the typical family arriving in Greensboro? Refugees and students who've worked alongside refugee families will contribute using a charette, a community-based participatory activity, in order to imagine the space. We will also learn about culturally appropriate design applied to research, education and health.
Facilitator: Andrew Young
Guilford has a very diverse learning population. How do we move forward, practically, to make the campus, curriculum and co-curriculum as accessible as possible to all community members? Let's discuss moving from theory to practice using guidelines from universal design, universal design for learning and other constructs.
Facilitator: Melissa Daniel Frink
Many Guilford faculty are inspired by and committed to interdisciplinary studies. This is a good thing, since offering IDS programs that are responsive to contemporary, ever-evolving social/cultural/environmental realities is vital to Guilford's mission (and future?). But structural challenges make it difficult to strengthen existing programs and initiate new ones. What can we do about that? Let's put our heads together to envision new possibilities. We will get the discussion started by sharing our ideas, and we invite you to bring yours.
Facilitators: LAGER Committee
Facilitator: Wess Daniels
NO IDEA Incubator-
Please attend the All-College Meeting for Worship with Attention to Discernment- Jim Hood Opening Remarks
Different Location for this semester! Please go to the Glassed Conference Room on the Lower Level of Hege
Facilitator: Wess Daniels
Engaging the PPS Model
Have you encountered something that you know needs to be changed? Finding it difficult? Change is hard--even when its welcome! Guilford's Principled Problem Solving Model was created for the purpose of examining and addressing complex problems with an ethical framework. Bring your issue, concern, problem--big or small--to the IDEA Incubator: PPS session to learn this model and discuss with others how you might begin your path toward positive change.
Facilitators: Mark Justad and Jennie Knight
You've heard the footprint, now we need to layout the rooms together! Come join us in the Gilmer Room during Faculty Lunch (11:30-2:30). Find out the latest on where LAGER is on General Education Revision and give your input, thoughts, connections, blessings, or just nod your head!
Facilitators: The LAGER Team- Kyle Dell, Lavon Williams, Damon Akins, Suzanne Bartels, Drew Hays, Stephanie Hargrave, Dale Koch, Jennie Knight, Caleb Anderson and Melanie Lee-Brown
We need your help! This incubator session focuses on the proposed MS degree in Criminal Justice, a cohesive curriculum, which connects criminal justice theory and practice, and is guided by the core value of justice. The program will raise the level of criminal ‘justice’ in our community, prepare students for a career in public safety or admission to a doctoral program and contribute to the security and wellbeing of all communities. Join us for this important discussion!
Facilitator: Will Pizio
NO IDEA Incubator this week- Enjoy your SPRING BREAK!
I spent part of my study leave immersing myself in the arts and social justice, with the aim of bringing what I learned back to the Guilford curriculum in some way. I'd love to share what I learned and to hear your ideas for how we might infuse the arts and social justice into our courses, create new courses, and possibly a new interdisciplinary minor--or not! There also will be opportunities for innovation in the new general education requirements, whatever shape they take. Join me to brainstorm about these possibilities.
What is Canvas?
Learn more about Canvas (an alternative to Moodle) and its capabilities. Hear about the experiences of faculty and students who are currently piloting this LMS in their courses. We welcome your thoughts, questions, and concerns about Canvas, your reflections about what a LMS should provide, and your ideas about how to best support faculty and students if we migrate to Canvas from Moodle.
Facilitators: Kathy Adams & Suzanne Bartels
XD (Experience Design): A Proposed Program- Gilmer Room
The XD working group invites the community to a discussion about the proposed Experience Design (XD) program. Consideration of a XD minor is on the agenda for thefaculty meeting . The Incubator will allow time for questions and discussion and may help to address concerns before the faculty is asked to consider the minor.
Critical & Creative Community Studio- EXTENDED IDEA INCUBATOR 12:00-2:30
Help design “The Cube” (a maker space supporting: The Critical, Creative, Community Studio) on the lower level of the Library. During this extended Incubator session we will engage in a design charrette exercise led by Robin Vest to re-envision space on the lower level of the Library, including the Betty Place classroom, the ColLab across the hall, and the adjoining two spaces beyond that corridor - formerly the Curriculum Materials Center and the Student Lounge. The session will involve a hands-on group activity to generate ideas and drawings for the focus, appearance, and configuration of the space and the equipment/technology and furnishings that might be required for these re-envisioned spaces. Pizza will be served for this working lunch. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome!
Facilitators: Robin Vest and Suzanne Bartels