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In this session, we will cover major nuts and bolts of Canvas, the learning management system you will be using to teach at ADU. This session will help you make Canvas the best tool to improve your teaching, thus improving your students' learning.
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Using worldview as a lingua franca between our student’s worldview and a biblical worldview.
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This presentation is designed to help faculty members establish appropriate, meaningful relationships with students that can be mutually beneficial both inside and outside the classroom.
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This workshop will explore strategies for engaging students in the online classroom. With over 12 years of online teaching experience, Amanda Raffenaud will share best practices and proven methods for keeping students engaged while actively learning online. Faculty will understand how to manage their online persona, create engaging assignments, and build course roadmaps in an effort to solidify the online experience. Those who attend are certain to leave with fresh ideas to implement in their online classrooms.
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This two-hour session will provide real life examples, related information and insights regarding the addition of critical thinking components to our Philosophy of Healthcare course. In anticipation of the ever-growing challenges related to retention and attrition, this session would be for those who are interested in extending these components into your classroom in order to enhance our student’s critical thinking skills. It will help to reinforce a practical method of critical thinking that can be a substantive addition to a student’s academic experience.
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This presentation will review some of the descriptive and analytic programs that researchers in Epidemiology use when systematically collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.
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A rubric is an evaluation tool that identifies important criteria and levels of success for each criterion.
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You’re encouraged to give devotions in class but not sure where to start? We’ll be discussing strategies for how to develop devotional thoughts as well as resources you could use for devotions.
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Are your students bored, shopping online, texting their friends, or falling asleep in your classroom? Come to this session for an interactive and collaborative discussion about engaging your students in the classroom to facilitate learning.
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Dr. Don Williams of ADU grapples with losses in life, and the surprise that people of faith sometimes feel when suffering comes. Shouldn’t faith inoculate us against loss? With wisdom and humor, Dr. Williams interweaves personal stories, film clips, and the biblical book of Ecclesiastes to reflect on life, loss, and faith.
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Dr. James Appel has for thirteen years been serving as a physician in African hospitals developed through the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with his wife and children, Dr. Appel has experienced deepened faith as well as heartbreaking loss during these years. With great honesty Dr. Appel shares his wrestling with faith and grief and hope for the future.
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Published early in 2016, "When Breath Becomes Air" instantly became a best seller. Dr. Paul Kalanithi was at the point of completing his training to become a neurosurgeon when suddenly he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Paul’s moving memoir is his story of becoming a patient as he wrestled with suffering and loss, as well as love and hope. Paul’s wife, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, completed his memoir after Paul died in 2015. ADU was fortunate to secure a speaking engagement by Lucy Kalanithi on December 8, 2016, in which she speaks openly about her husband, their relationship, and what sustained them at the end of his life. You will enjoy learning from their journey and come away with a better understanding of how life changing medical diagnoses changes relationships with others, with self and with God. You will be challenged to consider how suffering and love are related. This story and what you will learn from hearing from Dr. Lucy Kalanithi will be life changing for you and the way you care for others.
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This course will provide an overview of Florida Hospital Research and will explore pathways for Adventist University faculty and students to engage in research with Florida Hospital.
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Dr. Joel Hunter is Pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed, in Central Florida with worshipping communities around the world. As an evangelical pastor who addresses controversial issues yet is seen as “always the same guy.” How does this influential pastor, spiritual advisor to a U.S. President, sustain his personal and professional integrity? Drawing insight from Christian scripture, microbiology, and business leaders, Dr. Hunter engages the theme of Integrity from all sides.
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Dr. Rita Charon, who holds both the MD degree as well as PhD in English, speaks from the perspective of narrative medicine as she explores the topic of Integrity. From sources as diverse as Thomas Merton, Gandhi, Dorothy Day, and Paul Cezanne, Dr. Charon explores how caregivers can connect with patients through the patient’s story, in the practices of attending and listening.
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Friends for more than fifteen years, the “Three Wise Guys” discuss integrity from the perspectives of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The Reverend, the Rabbi and the Imam reflect on the basis of relationships as the foundation of “real” conversations between persons who are different from one another. They model conversations of integrity in which the faith of each is not watered down as they engage with different beliefs.
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This brief overview of qualitative research design is aimed at those interested in learning more about what questions are best answered through the use of qualitative approaches to inquiry, and the designs that best answer them. Analysis of qualitative data will also be reviewed.
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In a powerful story of love and courage in the midst of terrible violence, Carl Wilkens and his wife Teresa bear witness to the history of genocide in Rwanda in the early 1990s. Wilkens weaves footage from a documentary of their experience with his account of the family’s development and relief work in Rwanda prior to the genocide, and relief work after. Wilkens was the sole American who remained in the country during the violence.
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Two speakers share lived experiences from the Holocaust, Dr. Fogelman, a psychologist and daughter of a Jewish baker protected by a Russian, and Rabbi Goldstein who survived more than two years in Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Dr. Fogelman’s personal search and professional journey has explored The Rescuers, “the Righteous Among the Nations,” non-Jews who risked their lives to rescue Jews. Rabbi Goldstein recalls historical events of the Holocaust through his own and his family’s experience; both are gripping accounts.
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Author Rebecca Skloot shares her passion for science and for writing in the story of how she came to write The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. From an early curiosity about the woman behind the HeLa cells that have enabled vast medical advances, Ms. Skloot tells of her journey of developing relationships with the Lacks family, gaining their trust, and telling their story, as she wrestles with questions of “people being used in science.”
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Planning for your next rank promotion begins when you receive the letter stating that you have been granted a faculty academic rank. With sustained and efficient effort, you can be ready for the next step.
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A discussion on basic methodologies to analyze numbers and investigate for any differences or relationships of significance (or not) so that we can electrify the world in awe-ful (full of awe) ways. Please bring your laptop (with Excel) so that you can gleefully participate in the number games that we play.
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Dr. Angela Duckworth is a professor and researcher in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She asks what makes the different between having talent and actually succeeding? Across fields of education, the military, sales, sports, and music, Dr. Duckworth identifies the quality of “grit,” made up of perseverance and passion. What makes some achieve, while others equally talented, do not? Dr. Duckworth is the author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.
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David Lyons shares his story of having been a body builder with a successful business in television, when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Through his faith and several significant relationships, David built resilience to battle this progressive disease and went on to be awarded “Most Influential Body Builder” in Florida.
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Dr. Deogratias Niyizonkiza’s dramatic story of survival of two genocides in the 1990s was featured in Tracy Kidder’s book Strength in What Remains. “Deo” shares his life experience in Burundi and Rwanda, as well as his work in health care in rural Burundi through Village Health Works; his is a lived example of Resilience.
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Some people believe that servant leadership undermines the faculty’s authority, however servant leadership is about maximizing the potential of our students. Learn how to ask for and use student feedback to design course requirements and assessments.
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Simulation is an evolving field which is expanding to all areas of industry. While simulation is mostly used in aviation, healthcare and military applications, this session will demonstrate how simulation is being infused into numerous settings. The target audience for this session are those that perhaps are curious about what simulation actually is, and how it could be used in your particular area of work, be it clerical, managerial, instructional, or even to assist in developing “soft skills.” No technical or healthcare background is needed to relate to this session.
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Those of us involved in teaching Polycom courses have learned slowly and sometimes painfully and we are willing to share.
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In this presentation, Dr. Todd Zakrajsek presents scientific evidence of how students learn best. He also reveals myths regarding best teaching practices.