CAFÉ

Have an idea for a workshop or speaker in the coming academic year? Want to propose a session of your own? Please submit your proposal for a CAFE or SAM workshop by clicking here.

Your comments and feedback are welcome, please e-mail cafe@nicholls.edu.

CAFE/SAM contact number: 985-448-4113

Fall 2019 Workshop Schedule:

Check out our offerings for the fall 2019 semester.  Workshops that count towards SAM Advisor Certification are designated with .  Workshops that cover topics related to General Education are designated with


Portfolium: This workshop will present an introduction to Portfolium, the online assessment and student portfolio building software. Presented by Ms. Renee Hicks.  This workshop will be held in the computer lab on the first floor of Ellender Memorial Library.

More Portfolium dates to be announced soon!


Credo Instruct: (available through Ellender Memorial Library), Thursday, September 19th at 2:00 and Wednesday, September 25th at 1:00.  Both workshops are in the Carnival Room of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union.  The Credo Instruct program which includes standards-driven instructional videos, tutorials, and quizzes that can be used to cover topics like evaluating information, fake news, citations, academic integrity, and much more.  Presented by Ms. Brandy Burbante, University Librarian.

Workshop location:

September 19th location:Carnival Room of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union.

September 25th location: TBA

Click here to sign up for the September 19th workshop

Click here to sign up for the September 25th workshop


Who are our Student Veterans?  Tuesday, September 17th at 1:30 and Monday, October 21st at 3:00.  This SAM session led by campus Coordinator of Veteran Services, Gilberto Burbante, will begin by complicating our understanding of veteran students here at Nicholls. Because that category comprises a few different kinds of student — and because each kind contains its own diversity — the discussion will then turn to the variety of resources for veteran students, considerations for advising, and the ‘PTSD Stigma.’

Workshop Location:

September 17th location: 142 Peltier Hall

October 1st location: Carnival Room of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union.

Click here to sign up for the September 17th workshop.

Click here to sign up for the October 21st workshop.


Grants 101: What Every PI Should Know and Do!  Wednesday, September 25th at 2:00 and Thursday, September 26th at 2:00.  An overview of the process of conceptualizing, writing, and submitting an externally funded proposal through Nicholls State University.  Presented by Ms. Debi Benoit, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Workshop Location: Captain’s Room of the Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Click here to sign up for the September 25th workshop

Click here to sign up for the September 26th workshop


Udall Scholarships: Thursday, October 3rd at 3:00 and Monday, October 21st at 3:00. Are you aware of Udall Scholarships for students planning on environmental careers or careers in Native American health or public policy?   The Udall Foundation is looking for sophomores and juniors who are passionate about using their career to benefit the environment.   The students may have interests in: biology, chemistry, environmental education, environmental economics, natural resources, wildlife management, engineering, journalism, media, renewable energy, international relations, theater, music, visual arts, sustainable development, sustainable textiles and fashion, environmental justice, architecture and design, urban planning, sustainable agriculture, ecology, law and policy, marine science, and waste management.  There are two types of scholarships available and our campus representative, Dr. Deb Cibelli, will present information and application instructions.

Workshop Location: To be announced.

Click here to sign up for the October 3rd workshop.

Click here to sign up for the October 21st workshop.


Incorporating Primary Literature into the STEM Classroom: Tuesday, October 15th at 9:00 and Thursday, October 17th at 1:30.  Presented by Dr. Aimee Hollander.

Workshop Location: Carnival Room, Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Click here to sign up for the October 15th workshop

Click here to sign up for the October 17th workshop


Digital/online office hours and production value for online lessons:  Monday, October 28th at 2:00 and Tuesday, October 29th at 2:30.  Are you satisfied with your digital/online office hours? Wish you could have a better way to reach your remote students? Come and join us for some interesting new technological solutions to be available for your remote students. We will discuss group messaging apps like discord and slack, as well as a brief introduction to live streaming office hours.  Presented by James Gilley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Political Science.

Workshop Location: TBA

Click here to sign up for the October 28th workshop.

Click here to sign up for the October 29th workshop.


General Education Communication Rubric: Tuesday, October 8th at 1:30 and Wednesday, October 9th at 1:00.  The Communication Team will present the proposed learning outcome and rubric for the new General Education Communication Competency. Join us for an open discussion. We look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions.  Facilitated by the General Education Communication Team.

Workshop Location: To be announced.

Click here to sign up for the October 8th workshop.

Click here to sign up for the October 9th workshop.


Coming Soon!

General Education Competencies and Assessment: Date, time, and location TBA

Non-Traditional Student Advising and Mentoring: Date, time, and location TBA



Spring 2019 Preview:

Below are workshops we are planning to add to our CAFE/SAM offerings for spring 2020.

 

Managing Your Time Effectively: Work-Life Balance Strategies for Junior Faculty

Wednesday, March 4, 1 pm and Tuesday, March 10, 2 pm

Dr. Shaniece Bickham of the MACO Department is a 2019 Fellow with the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication. As part of the fellowship, she attended the Association of Education in Mass Communication and Journalism’s annual conference where she learned strategies for effectively managing work and personal responsibilities. Nicholls faculty can apply these strategies to ensure that they remain on top of their work and other obligations.