How much time would it take to fully explain your passion to friends and colleagues?
At IgniteAU – Anderson University’s forum of ideas – you have exactly six minutes.
Faculty and staff at AU are accepting that daunting challenge on Feb. 9 in the G. Ross Anderson Student Center’s Banquet Hall. The event gets underway with a coffee reception at 9:45, followed by seven presentations by faculty and staff beginning at 10:10 a.m.
IgniteAU is a fast-paced collection of informal presentations designed to showcase the talents and interests of faculty and staff members at AU. Through the event, each faculty or staff member has six minutes to present and communicate to the audience how their interests and talents influence curriculum, instructional techniques or job responsibilities. Presenters’ interesting research projects, creative outlets, life lessons, personal hobbies or stories of faith will start conversations and increase community on campus.
“Faculty and staff members live interesting lives outside of the classroom or office,” said Chad Treado, Coordinator of Faculty Development for Online and Blending Learning at Anderson University’s Center for Innovation and Digital Learning (CIDL). “The purpose of IgniteAU is to start conversations across colleges and develop interdisciplinary connections that ultimately benefit our students.”
IgniteAU is in its second year. 2018 presenters include Erica Bartels (School of Interior Design); Nathan Cox (Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence); Chotsani Dean (South Carolina School of the Arts); Caroline Fulton (Director of Sports Marketing); Charles Rains (College of Arts and Sciences); Randall Roark (Information Technology); and Joanna Stegall (College of Education).
For more information, including a full slate of videos from IgniteAU in 2017, visit AU CIDL online.