Magna Publications offers live events throughout the year, including conferences, in-person workshops, and online seminars.

 

Magna Online Seminars are live and interactive events that address critical issues facing higher education today. They feature leading educators delivering content-rich presentations.

College leadership conferences for students, faculty and administrators, including the Teaching Professor Conference and the National Conference on Student Leadership, are presented throughout the year to create a forum for academic professionals and students to connect, learn, and share ideas.


 

Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students

Students’ ability to learn in groups affects their rates of success as learners and as professionals in the workplace. Through the suggestions and strategies offered in this seminar, you’ll be able to enhance comprehension of course content and allow students, no matter their challenges or differences, to think creatively and critically, to become more flexible and independent in their learning, and to learn with one another in authentic learning experiences that are socially, intellectually, and emotionally engaging.

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April

19

Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students

The Role of the Strategic Plan in Building Faculty Development Programs

By using a strong strategic plan to convey your ideas for a new faculty development program, you’ll find it much easier to communicate your vision and foster faculty and institutional buy-in. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to develop a strategic plan and use it to elicit the necessary support.

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April

26

The Role of the Strategic Plan in Building Faculty Development Programs

Rebroadcast: Creative Course Design: Yes You Can!

To maintain high student engagement, instructors must keep their courses fresh and interesting. In this seminar, you’ll examine the value of interdisciplinary thinking to solve learning challenges, discover how to apply creative approaches to your course outcomes and assessments, and discover new excitement for teaching and collaborating within your discipline.

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April

26

Creative Course Design: Yes You Can!

Rebroadcast: Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students

Students’ ability to learn in groups affects their rates of success as learners and as professionals in the workplace. Through the suggestions and strategies offered in this seminar, you’ll be able to enhance comprehension of course content and allow students, no matter their challenges or differences, to think creatively and critically, to become more flexible and independent in their learning, and to learn with one another in authentic learning experiences that are socially, intellectually, and emotionally engaging.

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May

01

Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students

Teaching to the Core: Ensuring the Success of Professional-Track Students

As more and more institutions implement fast-track and accelerated programs for quicker student success, faculty have become stressed and pushed to incorporate education methods at a very fast pace. Teaching the required curriculum to all students, including those with different learning challenges, has become an increasingly difficult task. This seminar provides strategies for teaching all core competencies and professional standards required by governing bodies, while also teaching to the core of the student, keeping in mind learning challenges and different learning styles.

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May

03

Teaching to the Core: Ensuring the Success of Professional-Track Students

Rebroadcast: Flex Learning: Helping Students Choose Their Path to Success

In flex learning, courses employ much of the blended format using a mix of face-to-face and online instruction. Students get to choose what format they use and when—where, when, and how they learn is entirely up to them. This modular approach to learning not only shifts more control to students, but it also generates more success. But it takes smart planning to design and offer a flex course that works.

Learn how the flex model allows you to imaginatively redesign almost any course to better meet the needs of students and guide them toward greater academic success.

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May

04

Flex Learning: Helping Students Choose Their Path to Success

Rebroadcast: Creative Course Design: Yes You Can!

To maintain high student engagement, instructors must keep their courses fresh and interesting. In this seminar, you’ll examine the value of interdisciplinary thinking to solve learning challenges, discover how to apply creative approaches to your course outcomes and assessments, and discover new excitement for teaching and collaborating within your discipline.

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May

09

Creative Course Design: Yes You Can!

Three Secrets to Building Diverse and Inclusive Online Learning Environments

As today’s student populations grow more and more diverse, it’s vital that you’re equipped with methods that help create a sense of community and inclusion for ALL students. This seminar considers different pedagogical approaches and details concrete strategies for building a safe space where students from a variety of backgrounds are open to sharing their experiences and viewpoints.

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May

10

Three Secrets to Building Diverse and Inclusive Online Learning Environments

Rebroadcast: Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students

Students’ ability to learn in groups affects their rates of success as learners and as professionals in the workplace. Through the suggestions and strategies offered in this seminar, you’ll be able to enhance comprehension of course content and allow students, no matter their challenges or differences, to think creatively and critically, to become more flexible and independent in their learning, and to learn with one another in authentic learning experiences that are socially, intellectually, and emotionally engaging.

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May

16

Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students

Four Common Teaching Traps and How to Avoid Them

Teaching is complicated work and many issues—pedagogical, but also technological, logistical, administrative, and curricular—impact the effectiveness of instruction. The four most common teaching traps do not represent every teaching problem. Many of the most subtle and hard-to-detect problems are those which affect learning, performance, and motivation most profoundly, demoralizing faculty and students in the process. By staying attentive to the four teaching traps discussed in this presentation, you’ll be better able to avoid these subtle problems.

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May

17

Four Common Teaching Traps and How to Avoid Them

Hacking Multimedia for Effective Learning

Instructors are always looking for new ways to increase engagement and add color and pop to their course content—this can often be accomplished by using multimedia in learning materials and course content. Though multimedia is widely available online, it’s often not well-suited for learning.

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May

24

Hacking Multimedia for Effective Learning

The Teaching Professor Conference

This two-and-a-half-day event presents the newest thinking on improving teaching and learning. Meet and network with like-minded colleagues, and learn from innovators whose presentations showcase the proven methods and approaches that they’ve used with their students.

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June

1-3

The Teaching Professor Conference

What are Microaggressions and What Can I Do About Them?

Learning the skills to limit and effectively respond to microaggressions in the classroom will contribute to developing a welcoming climate both in the classroom and on campus, making the institution a place where diverse populations feel safe and are given access to the same high-quality education.

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June

07

What are Microaggressions and What Can I Do About Them?

Rebroadcast: Simple Strategies to Create an Inclusive Classroom for Gender Variant Students

Gender-nonconforming students face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. We can create more welcoming and inclusive learning environments for them—and in doing so, enhance their chances for academic success. Order this seminar today and learn how you can best serve this under-supported constituency.

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June

14

Rebroadcast: Simple Strategies to Create an Inclusive Classroom for Gender Variant Students

Strategies and Tactics for Institutionalizing Open Educational Resources

Developing and implementing a strategic initiative to institutionalize OER doesn’t have to be a daunting task—it can actually be tackled and accomplished through a series of no/low-cost and easy-to-implement measures. In this seminar, you’ll learn what you need to do to ensure a successful roll-out.

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June

21

Strategies and Tactics for Institutionalizing Open Educational Resources

Active Learning Techniques that Promote and Assess Student Learning Workshop

Learning Assessment Techniques reflect a new vision of classroom assessment—a vision that focuses on identifying significant learning goals, implementing effective learning activities, and analyzing the outcomes. Join us for a day devoted to exploring instruction that promotes more and better learning for students.

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June

28

Teaching Professor Workshops

Effective Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

A truly inclusive campus requires strong leadership and organizational change management. In this seminar, you’ll explore how to effectively lead and create institutional change, ensuring your institution is a diverse and successful learning community.

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June

28

Effective Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

Facilitating Conversations About Difficult Topics in the College Classroom Workshop

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical strategies for facilitating meaningful conversations across differences in the classroom setting. The workshop addresses techniques for creating a supportive and brave classroom environment where students are willing to engage in discussions about diversity, as well as activities for helping students develop greater awareness of their personal identities, biases, and privileges.

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June

29

Teaching Professor Workshops

Teaching About Religion, Faith, and Spirituality in Secular Studies Classes

By identifying resources, considering a variety of lesson ideas, and exploring options for responding to classroom dynamics around the topics of religion, faith, spirituality, and worldview, you’ll come away better prepared to discuss these sensitive subjects in secular studies courses, while also cultivating a larger conversation about inclusivity and diversity.

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July

12

Teaching About Religion, Faith, and Spirituality in Secular Studies Classes

Facilitating Conversations About Difficult Topics in the College Classroom Workshop

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical strategies for facilitating meaningful conversations across differences in the classroom setting. The workshop addresses techniques for creating a supportive and brave classroom environment where students are willing to engage in discussions about diversity, as well as activities for helping students develop greater awareness of their personal identities, biases, and privileges.

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July

19

Teaching Professor Workshops

Building Professionalism in Professional-track Students

Professionalism can certainly be taught, but most importantly, it can also be evaluated. When done correctly and consistently, the evaluation process can be an effective tool to help employees, students, and employers identify the skills that may benefit the individual and employer. It can also be an effective tool for identifying focuses for improvement.

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July

19

Building Professionalism in Professional-track Students

Active Learning Techniques that Promote and Assess Student Learning Workshop

Learning Assessment Techniques reflect a new vision of classroom assessment—a vision that focuses on identifying significant learning goals, implementing effective learning activities, and analyzing the outcomes. Join us for a day devoted to exploring instruction that promotes more and better learning for students.

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July

20

Teaching Professor Workshops

Active Learning Techniques that Promote and Assess Student Learning Workshop

Learning Assessment Techniques reflect a new vision of classroom assessment—a vision that focuses on identifying significant learning goals, implementing effective learning activities, and analyzing the outcomes. Join us for a day devoted to exploring instruction that promotes more and better learning for students.

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August

3

Teaching Professor Workshops

Understanding and Educating Generation Z Students

Millions of Generation Z individuals are entering higher education or the workplace, but most faculty and academic professionals understand very little about their learning styles and what makes them tick. This seminar will help you understand how Generation Z is transforming your campus culture and how this generation will represent your institution as future alumni.

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August

09

Understanding and Educating Generation Z Students

Course Planning by the Calendar

What most of us need is a strategic, instructionally sound set of action items to help guide our decision making and provide a framework for our course. This approach focuses on the calendar.

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August

14

Course Planning by the Calendar

Facilitating Conversations About Difficult Topics in the College Classroom Workshop

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical strategies for facilitating meaningful conversations across differences in the classroom setting. The workshop addresses techniques for creating a supportive and brave classroom environment where students are willing to engage in discussions about diversity, as well as activities for helping students develop greater awareness of their personal identities, biases, and privileges.

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August

17

Teaching Professor Workshops

Engage and Empower Students by Using Wikipedia

This seminar offers a glimpse into how Wikipedia can empower students to share their knowledge with the world around them. Through real-life strategies and helpful background information, this seminar shows you how to use a tool you already understand in a new way to increase student engagement, boost critical thinking, and improve information literacy.

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August

23

Engage and Empower Students by Using Wikipedia

Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness

Teaching with intercultural savvy helps our increasingly diverse and multinational student population to achieve success.

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September

06

Build International Student Success with Intercultural Awareness

Talking about Student Evaluation Results: What to Say and How to Say It

Join us for a program where we talk with an administrator about ways to make the discussion of course ratings a constructive conversation about teaching and learning.

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September

13

Talking about Student Evaluation Results What to Say and How to Say It

Develop the Skills to be an Effective Department Chair

Attendees will be able to compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of the chair over a 12-year time frame. Trends will be analyzed over time and issues will be explored regarding the future of the roles and responsibilities of the chair.

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September

20

Develop the Skills to be an Effective Department Chair

Facilitating Conversations About Difficult Topics in the College Classroom Workshop

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical strategies for facilitating meaningful conversations across differences in the classroom setting. The workshop addresses techniques for creating a supportive and brave classroom environment where students are willing to engage in discussions about diversity, as well as activities for helping students develop greater awareness of their personal identities, biases, and privileges.

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September

27

Teaching Professor Workshops

Fostering Resilience in Assault Survivors

Understanding campus victim/survivors and how the role of supportive personnel in a healthy, helpful manner can and will engage more students in our campus processes, whether that means Title IX, Conduct, police/court, or civil actions.

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September

27

Fostering Resilience in Assault Survivors

Active Learning Techniques that Promote and Assess Student Learning Workshop

Learning Assessment Techniques reflect a new vision of classroom assessment—a vision that focuses on identifying significant learning goals, implementing effective learning activities, and analyzing the outcomes. Join us for a day devoted to exploring instruction that promotes more and better learning for students.

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September

28

Teaching Professor Workshops

Magna Teaching with Technology Conference

At this two-and-a-half-day event, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to improve teaching and learning through the pedagogical use of technology. Learn from innovators whose presentations showcase proven methods and tools that they use with their students.

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October

5-7

Magna Teaching with Technology Conference

Leadership in Higher Education Conference

The Leadership in Higher Education Conference was created to bring much-needed professional development resources to academic leaders. In a collaborative gathering of higher education professionals, we examine trends, strategies, and best practices through a combination of plenary presentations, concurrent sessions, and roundtable discussions.

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October

18-20

Leadership in Higher Education Conference

Grading Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Rigor

This seminar will show how to implement specifications grading to get students to do the work of learning, increase rigor, apply UDL, and promote academic integrity and strategically align assessments with the appropriate level of cognition (Bloom’s Taxonomy).

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October

25

Grading Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Rigor

How to Develop an Engaging Faculty Development Program

This seminar offers a theoretical base to use when considering faculty development activities at your school. Explore the theory behind faculty development, learn to better engage your faculty and grow your faculty development program, and share ideas in this online program.

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October

31

How to Develop an Engaging Faculty Development Program

Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity

Faculty members and course designers must foster academic integrity in their own courses and across campus. This webinar will share concrete practices that you can use tomorrow to communicate expectations clearly for ethical conduct, which is much more effective than to have to catch cheaters after the fact.

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November

08

Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity

National Conference on Student Leadership

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, heart-centered leadership skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector.

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November

15-17

National Conference on Student Leadership