Teaching Tuesdays

Recognizing the synergistic potential for research collaborations between urban & regional planning and public health, Dr. Joan Wesley and Dr. Sophia Leggett developed collaborative research-based assignments for graduate students in their respective departments. Dr. Joan Wesley, the 2016 JSU Teacher of the Year, outlines the elements of these multi-year and multi-course collaborations including the learning and research outcomes for faculty and students. (Recorded on January 24, 2017)

 

Prof. Vershun McClain walks participants through designing, implementing and revising online courses. Based on her thoughtful and innovative teaching, Dr. McClain was chosen by her dean to represent the College of Business in the Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlight.

In a world where everyone is a photographer and images are quickly made and quickly forgotten, how do we help students cultivate their observation skills, discernment and appreciation for craft? Prof. Mark Geil discusses two assignments he uses that were inspired by William Eggleston's concept of photographing democratically. This is the inaugural talk for the Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlight Series. (Recorded September 20, 2016).

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
10:00 – 11:15 AM
Library Auditorium, 2nd Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Dr. Kathy Bryant presents her Teaching Tuesdays Talk—The Successful Integration of Technology: Using Mobile Devices to Support Content, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Comprehension.  Dr. Bryant, an assistant professor of elementary and early childhood education, represents the College of Education & Human Development in the Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlight Series.

This series showcases the innovative teaching strategies and methods employed by Jackson State University faculty.  The teaching acumen of the presenters has been recognized by their deans, chairs, students and, sometimes, external actors.  Dr. Bryant will give an engaging presentation followed by the lively give-and-take of questions and answers.

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:20 p.m.
Library Auditorium, 2nd Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Title:  Interdisciplinary Research: Collaborative Work between Urban and Regional Planning and Public Health

 

Photo of Dr. Gloria MillerTuesday, November 1, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Room 102, Engineering Building

Dr. Gloria Miller presents her Teaching Tuesdays Talk, "First Things First: Setting the Stage for Student Engagement."  Dr. Miller, an assistant professor of biology, represents the College of Science, Engineering & Technology in the Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlights Series.  

This series showcases the innovative teaching strategies and methods employed by Jackson State University faculty.  The teaching acumen of the presenters has been recognized by their deans, chairs, students and, sometimes, external actors.  Dr. Miller will give an engaging presentation followed by the lively give-and-take of questions and answers.

 

 

Sept. 20: Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlight: Mark Geil

September 12th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Room 146, Robinson College of Liberal Arts Building

This series spotlights the innovative teaching strategies and methods employed by Jackson State University faculty.  The teaching acumen of the presenters has been recognized by their deans, chairs, students and, sometimes, external actors.  Professor Geil will give an engaging presentation followed by the lively give-and-take of questions and answers.

Professor Mark Geil
Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts

Photographing Democratically When Everyone Is A Photographer

If everyone is a photographer, what makes a “good” photograph?  Increasingly, photography serves a fundamental and accessible form of expression in every dimension of life including education.  Being able to make a strong, compelling photograph is more important than ever. At the same time, being able to read a photograph and, more broadly, being able to read imagery is integral to critical thinking. As a teacher of photographer, one of Professor Geil's most significant challenges is finding ways to radically change the way students already photograph in their daily lives.