Nov. 7 in the FCTE: student success scholar to speak

11am in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence

Mary Murphy from the Indiana University department of psychological and brain sciences, will return to ISU to present her latest research with strong student success implications for an event sponsored by the Office of Student Success and the ISU Student Success Council.

The talk focuses on What We Say Matters: New Research on How Student Performance Feedback Can Impact Their Future Effort.

Murphy is the principal investigator, Mind and Identity in Context Lab, and an external consultant for the ISU First-in-the-World Grant.

Murphy’s research is on how student feedback on assignments impacts their future effort and performance. She and her team developed and field tested a feedback intervention that shows promise for stimulating students to greater effort, rather than what sometimes happens, self-doubt about their capability to master content and for some, dropping a class or underperforming in the course.

Murphy will also discuss preliminary results from a similar study focused on students who are placed on academic probation and ways in which changes to probation letter wording and/or similar communication can be used to trigger higher performance and greater positive outcomes.

Oct. 26-27: 5th Work-Life Integration Conference – Schedule

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Everyone on campus can find something of interest at this conference! Two days of programs, a keynote and reception and Resource Tables. Come and go as you can. DO NOT MISS THIS! See photos from the 2014 Conference.

Conference planners Drs. Debra Israel. Cindy Crowder and Barbara Eversole have a packed schedule for the Library Events Area.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

8:30 – 9 am light continental breakfast and discussion

9-9:50 am Pregnant Rosies and Soldier’s Babies: Reproduction, Care and Work-Family Balance during World War II , Dr. Ruth Fairbanks, Instructor, History and Gender Studies, Dept. of Multidisciplinary Studies

10- 10:50 am Work-Life Balance for Students Dr. Barbara Eversole, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development, Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies Department, ISU.

11 -11:50 am The college student’s dilemma:  Work-Time Use-FlexibilityDr. Lonnie Golden (our keynote speaker later today)

Noon- 12:50    Breastfeeding: Practice, policy, and public perceptions, Dr. Amanda Lubold, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Dept. of Multidisciplinary Studies, Dr. Tina Kruger, Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Health Sciences, and Melissa Bennett,  Vigo County WIC Program

1 – 1:50 pm Family Friendly Supervisors: Simply Effective Managers? Dr. Barbara Eversole, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development, Dept. of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies

2-2:50 pm Work-Life, Pay Gaps, and Promoting Gender and LGBTQ Equality, Marsha Miller, Cunningham Memorial Library and Debra Israel, Associate Professor of Economics and Gender Studies

3-3:50 pm Promoting Positive Change at the Personal and Policy Level – A Collaborative Workshop (Facilitated by Barbara Eversole and Debra Israel primarily for University faculty and staff)

4 pm- 5 pm Time to explore the RESOURCE TABLES (Library books & DVDs; American Association of University Women materials; American Association of University Professors materials; Community resources) – Note: Resource Tables will be available throughout the conference. See the AAUW table or Marsha Miller for a special conference rate for joining AAUW.

5 pm RECEPTION

5:30 – 6:30 pm KEYNOTE:

Workplace Flexibility and Humanistic Resources: Benefits and Costs for Employees, Organizations and Society

Dr. Lonnie Golden, Professor of Economics, Penn State University – Abington, Senior Research Analyst, Project for Middle Class Renewal, Univ. of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations

Link to Dr. Golden’s Google Scholar citations

ADDITIONAL FEATURE: 8 pm, Listen on your radio to WISU, 89.7, All Things Wabash Valley with Dr. Phil Glende, for an interview on Work-Life Integration with Dr. Barbara Eversole and Dr. Debra Israel.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

9 – 9:30 am light continental breakfast and discussion

9:30 am – 10:45 am Are You Developing the WHOLE Employee? An Interactive Workshop with Dr. Cindy Crowder, Chairperson, Dept. of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies

11- 12:15  Promoting Positive Change at the Personal and Policy Level – A Collaborative Workshop (Facilitated by Barbara Eversole and Debra Israel primarily for University faculty and staff)

12:30 – 1:45 pm Introduction to Upcoming Book Discussions on Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte and Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict by Heather Boushey

2 – 3:15 pm Paid Parental Leave at ISU: A Framework for Action, Dr. Amanda Lubold, Dept. of Multidisciplinary Studies, with her Medical Sociology students

3:15 pm- 4 pm RESOURCE TABLES available for browsing (Library books & DVDs; American Association of University Women materials; American Association of University Professors materials; Community resources)

4 pm- 5 pm Graduate Student Success Strategies Session Organizer: Dr. Donna Selman, Chairperson, Dept. of Multidisciplinary Studies

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Bayh College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, Scott College of Business, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, College of Technology, Cunningham Memorial Library, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, Dept. of Communication, Dept. of Economics, Dept. of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies, and Dept. of Multidisciplinary Studies.

Heather Rayl helping lead the ISU OER charge

Emerging Technologies librarian Heather Rayl has had a busy summer, helping a Communication Department team convert the Comm 101 textbook into an Open Education Resource text.

She also maintains a guide to OER information at  Open Educational Resources.

As more faculty become aware of the OER movement, workshops are being provided to spread the info.

The next workshop will be held Tuesday September 20, 2016 in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, Library room 103, 3-4pm.

Promo: Are you frustrated with your textbook? Are you looking for ways to inject more custom materials into your class? Then Open Educational Resources might be the answer for you! Stop by the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence for a workshop on what OERs are, how to find them, and maybe even earn some money on the side just for converting your class! Light refreshments will be served. 

For more information, contact Heather.Rayl@indstate.edu or call (812) 237-2150