College's faculty kick off summer with second teaching workshop

Marietta College's students may be done learning for the academic year, but the faculty are just gearing to learn some new teaching techniques.

A number of the College's professors are participating in the second Summer Teaching Workshop starting Tuesday, May 22, and running until May 25.

The featured speaker is Dr. Carol O'Shea, director of the general studies writing program at Bowling Green State University. Her hands-on workshop, titled Guess Who's Coming to Class: Strategies for Working with the Academically Underprepared Student.

O'Shea's presentation is from 9 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. in the McDonough Gallery on May 24.

Several Marietta faculty members will also share their expertise during the Week.

On March 22, Dr. Janet Bland will present on Leading Discussions of Literature, which is designed to help professors use fiction in class, from 9 a.m. to noon. Dr. Janie Rees-Miller follows after lunch with International Students in the Classroom from 1-2:55 p.m.

Dr. Tim Catalano is making two presentations on May 23. From 9 a.m. to noon he'll talk on Developing Effective Writing Assignments. Then from 1-2:55 p.m. he'll discuss Assessing Writing.

The week wraps up at Austyn's Restaurant in downtown Marietta with Debra Higgins, of Marietta's Academic Resource Center, is discussing I Have Received a Notice of Accommodations for a Student in my Class - Now What?

All events will be held in the McDonough Gallery, unless noted.