Upcoming Live Events

Upcoming Live Events

 

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

Conferences for faculty, administrators, and student leaders are presented throughout the year to create a forum for academic professionals and students to connect, learn, and share ideas.


 

Practical Strategies to Improve Student Retention in Online Courses

Through an engaging presentation filled with concrete tactics illustrated by personal anecdotes and examples, you will learn why there is an increased danger of attrition in online courses and how to address this in four key areas: course design, instructor presence, personal attention, and connectedness to the institution.

Learn More

August

22

Title IX Essentials: How to Conduct a Prompt, Thorough, and Equitable Investigation

Using case-study examples, you’ll learn strategies for taking complaints, interviewing witnesses, performing investigations, and writing reports. Find out how to ask the right questions and gather the information you’ll need to come to the most appropriate resolution for everyone involved.

Learn More

August

23

Motivate, Engage, and Inspire: Tips for Teaching Modern Learners

Topics Covered:

  • Ideal learning environments and teaching methods for modern learners
  • Ideal assessments for modern learners
  • Characteristics of ideal professors
Learn More

August

31

Title IX Essentials: Distinguishing Consent

Gain more confidence in distinguishing what consent means and better meet the needs of students to allow participants to come away better prepared to handle difficult and painful situations. Learn to ask the right questions and approaching sexual violence complaints with respect and responsibility.

Learn More

September

12

The Technology-Free Approach to Flipping the Classroom

In this online seminar, participants will explore a variety of flipped and active learning strategies they can use in class to allow students to apply, analyze, and evaluate course content.

Learn More

September

13

Listen to the Data: Create a Data Informed Culture

This presentation will examine the terminology and its impact on the institution, describe the challenges and benefits of its implementation, illustrate the resources/skill-sets needed, and offer real-world examples of analyses that help to predict future student demand by identifying the data elements necessary for success.

Learn More

September

19

Aligning Student and Faculty Perceptions of Rigor

There is value in exploring student and faculty perceptions about rigor and learning. Teachers can’t dispel student misperceptions if they don’t know about them. The strategies in this seminar help teachers expand students’ concept and definition of learning, get students thinking about how they learn, and promote self-directed learning.

Learn More

September

27

Interpreting Rigor: Tools for Evaluating Faculty and Increasing Program Retention

Teachers and students measure “hard” courses by different yardsticks. Program leaders need to be aware of these different perspectives in order to apply strategies that identify and address gaps to foster student success, increase program retention and promote faculty development.

Learn More

October

04

Seven Ways to Facilitate Effective Online Discussions

Gain a variety of strategies to create discussion board activities that your students find interesting and also strategies to effectively facilitate discussions and manage the workload related to reading and grading posts.

Learn More

October

05

2017 Magna Teaching with Technology Conference

Gain the skills and confidence to find the right technology that supports your teaching objectives. You’ll see how to connect with your students through innovative technology and ignite their drive to excel. You’ll learn how to implement these new ideas and tools into your curriculum.

Learn More

October

6-8

How to Create a Successful Graduate Teaching Assistant Training and Development Program

This program offers academic leaders a flexible structure for building or strengthening their graduate teaching assistant programs from recruitment to performance feedback.

Learn More

October

12

 

Student Entitlement: Truth, Fiction, or Some of Both

Discover what the research has documented about the extent of academic entitlement. Is it associated with certain personality characteristics? Does it result from approaches taken to parenting? Are the attitudes cultivated in earlier educational experiences? Is there widespread agreement as to what it looks like when college students are acting and sounding entitled?

Learn More

October

18

2017 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

This two-and-a-half-day event explores the groundbreaking strategies, influential trends, and best practices that define effective leadership at the college and university levels today.

Learn More

October

19-21

Facilitate Deep Learning and Student Engagement through Socratic Questioning

In this seminar participants will view and analyze effective and ineffective examples of Socratic questioning. As a result they will be able to support student learning through effective questioning and avoid questions that stifle student inquiry and thinking.

Learn More

November

08

Title IX Essentials: The Future of Title IX

The new federal administration likely will shift Title IX enforcement. But the spirit and mission of Title IX, to reduce or eliminate barriers to education caused by sex discrimination , persists. Join Peter Lake for this dynamic presentation, and explore what changes we have we already seen under the new administration and what changes are likely to come.

Learn More

November

15

NCSL Fall 2017 Conference

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.

Learn More

November

16-19