Semester Workshops

2015-2016 Faculty Development Workshops

Faculty have the opportunity to participate in Research that Reaches Out workshops throughout academic year. These workshops are curricular in nature and are intended to educate faculty members and stimulate discussion on effective practices for integrating research and service in our work with students.  The academic year 2015-2016 workshop topics are derived from survey data received by faculty colleagues last year, and we continue to use your feedback in designing future learning opportunities.

Past Workshops - 2015 to 2016

Adapting Your Existing Classes to Civic-Mindedness

Led by Dr. Jarred Jenkins (psychology) & Dr. Chamaree de Silva (physics) on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  Slides and handouts are available here.  (Mercer log-in required)

Scholarship of Engagement

Led by guest facilitator Dr. KerryAnn O'Meara on Thursday, October 29, 2015.   Slides and handouts are available here.  (Mercer log-in required)

Conducting Community-Based Research

Led by guest facilitator Dr. Jacob Warren on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Slides are available here. (Mercer login required)

Research Opportunities Related to the Arts

Dr. Creighton Rosental, Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy, led a group discussion about opportunities for Research that Reaches Out in the arts - Wednesday, January 27.  We are developing a Macon Arts Commons to facilitate a variety of research projects related to the arts that can connect to courses and faculty/student interests in multiple disciplines (not just for artists!).  You can read more about the Macon Arts Commons in this short document.

Integrating Research & Service: Examples from Our Colleagues

Dr. Amy  Nichols-Belo, Assistant Professor of Global Health & Dr. Geoffrey Ngene, Assistant Professor of Finance shared the ways in which they have integrated research and service in their work with students. This event was held on Wednesday, March 16. Slides and other valuable information from this workshop can be found here.

Conducting Research with Undergraduates

Dr. Kevin Bucholtz, (Associate Professor of Chemistry) & Dr. Sybil Keesbury (Assistant Professor of Education) discussed effective ways to conduct research with undergraduates. This event was held on April 1st at 10:00am. Handouts from this workshop can be found here.