January Professional Activities Workshop (JPAW)
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
9 AM -4:15 PM
Olin-Rice Science Center


January 15, 2014

8:30 AM Coffee and Pastries. Smail Gallery, in the atrium of the Olin-Rice Science Center.
9:00-10:30 AM  
Olin Rice 241
DEMONSTRATING HOW WE TEACH WRITING IN OUR CLASSES.  Terry Boychuk (Sociology), Sarah Boyer (Biology), David Moore (English and International Studies), Marcos Ortega (Biology). Show.  And tell.  In this program, faculty members stand up and demonstrate how they teach different aspects of writing instruction  in their classes.  They will show us through their example how we might draw upon their writing pedagogy and instruct our own students..  Conversation and discussion to follow the demonstrations.
Olin Rice 205
MACALESTER ALUMNI REFLECT ON THEIR EXPERIENCES AS ADVISEES. Ann Minnick, Convener (Academic Programs), Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby (Civic Engagement Center), Daymond Dean (Alumni Relations), Taren Kingser (Annual Fund), Nora Main (Admissions), Danielle Nelson (Annual Fund), Ashley Nepp (Geography), Jesse Sawyer (Library), Laura Smith (Geography), Neely Crane-Smith (Alumni Relations), and Ellen Holt-Werle (Library). In this “lightning round,” a group of alums who work at Macalester take approximately 5 minutes each to describe the most important thing their academic advisers did (or failed to do) that was especially significant in the panelists’ development.  After all the speakers have shared their ideas, we will reflect on recurring themes , distinct points of view, and the concrete advising approaches that made a real difference in the lives of our colleagues . Join us for this special discussion about academic advising from the unique perspective of our faculty and staff colleagues who once were Macalester students.
10:30-10:45 AM Break.
10:45 AM-12:15 PM
Olin Rice 100
“LINKEDIN”--WHAT IS IT AND WHY YOUR STUDENTS KEEP ASKING TO CONNECT WITH YOU: A SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPLEMENT TO ACADEMIC ADVISING.  Sarah West (Economics), Mary Emanuelson (Career Development Center), and Lisa Ray (Career Development Center). Many faculty feel anxious at the prospect of assisting students as they move toward vocations and careers, especially if those careers do not include graduate school in our own subfields.  LinkedIn can help!  LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking social media site.  Come learn how Professor West uses LinkedIn to extend her professional networks and assist her academic advisees who are looking for employment.  Participants who bring a laptop will get hands on training from Macalester’s Career Development staff who teach groups about this important social networking resource.
12:15-1:00 PM
Lunch. Smail Gallery.
1:00-2:30 PM
Olin Rice 100
ADVISING STRATEGIES THAT WORK.  Lin Aanonsen (Biology), Adrienne Christiansen (Political Science), Mark Davis (Biology), Kelly MacGregor (Geology), Roopali Phadke (Environmental Studies), and Dan Trudeau (Geography). From assigning goal-setting homework to organizing group advising sessions, these faculty members describe concrete advising strategies that have worked for them and their students. Come and bring your own successful advising strategies to share.
2:30-2:45 PM
2:45-4:15 PM
Olin Rice 241 FACILITATING WRITING INSTRUCTION WITH TECHNOLOGY. Matt Burgess (English), Neil Chudgar (English), Zornitsa Keremidchieva (Political Science), and Fritz Vandover (Academic Information Associate). Learn about novel ways that technology tools can improve student writing through peer writing, student reflection and instructor feedback. The panelists will discuss their respective uses of Google Docs and Moodle to improve writing instruction during recent courses they have taught.