Afternoon Workshop Instructions


*Please note: this workshop is only recommended for faculty/staff groups who enjoy sitting and discussing topics relevant to classroom teaching and/or their students.  This is not a passive session where the speaker imparts a lot of new information except through the scenario process.

If you have contracted with Dr. Manning to do an afternoon faculty or all college workshop, please follow these instructions.  If you are conducting a faculty workshop, you need to copy the handout for millennial faculty workshop (one for each attendee).  If you are doing an all-college workshop (inviting people other than faculty), you need to make copies of the handout for 12 groups (one copy for each attendee).

The workshop is a more relaxed session consisting of break-out groups with small group discussion.  This needs to be conducted in a room with round or rectangular tables where groups can sit face-to-face and discuss. It does not work as well in an auditorium. No technology is needed for this session except a microphone if it is in a large or noisy room. At the beginning of the workshop, individuals are broken up in:

    8 groups if conducting a faculty only workshop
    12 groups if conducting an all college workshop

Each group is given: (1) a handout for the session (mentioned above), and (2) two articles about their scenario topic.  The entire group does not get copies of every article, only the two articles about their assigned scenario.

How many copies to make:

As an example:  if you have 80 faculty members who will attend the workshop, they will be split into 8 groups of 10 each.  Group one will get scenario one and will need copies of the two articles that go with scenario one.  Group two will get scenario two and will need copies of the two articles that go with scenario two…. and so on.  Since you will have 10 in each group, you will need to make 10 copies of each article.

        80 people divided into 8 groups = 10 copies of each article
        100 people divided into 8 groups = 13 copies of each article
        120 people divided into 8 groups = 15 copies of each article (and so on)

The workshop topics and articles are as follows:

Scenario 1    Critical Thinking and Analytical Reasoning
                    Internet IQ  
                    Rethinking Thinking

Scenario 2    Cheating, Plagiarism and Ethics
                    Students Called on SMS Cheating 
                    Student Wins Fight Over Anti-cheating

Scenario 3    Teaching Millennials
                    The Net Generation Goes to College   
                    A’s for Everyone

Scenario 4    Class and Institutional Policies
                    Why It’s All About Me    
                    Hold the Phone

Scenario 5    Millennials and the Workforce
                    Managing Millennials        
                    The Millennial Challenge: Growing a New Generation of   Workers

Scenario 6    Students with Special Needs
                    Colleges Ward Off Over-involved Parents      
                    Tips for Students with Disabilities to Increase College Success

Scenario 7    First Generation, Less Prepared Students
                    Defining the Technology Gap        
                    Emerging and Persistent Issues for First-year Students

Scenario 8    Diversity in the Classroom
                    A Multidimensional Approach to Faculty Development: Understanding the Teaching-Learning Process     
                    Diversity and Complexity in the Classroom

If you are doing an all college workshop, you will need these additional scenarios and articles:

Scenario 9    Millennials as College Employees (designed for HR and Administrators)
                    Managing Millennials        
                    Diversity & Generations: Multigenerational Work Teams  

Scenario 10  Marketing to Millennials (marketing, community relations, web developers)
                    Generation Y: Today's teens--the biggest bulge since the boomers--may force marketers to toss their old tricks
                    Ten Tips for Surfing College Websites

Scenario 11  Campus Planning (facilities, libraries, other managers)
                    Campus Planners Have a Tech-Savvy Generation's Needs to Consider  
                    Digital Native or Digital Immigrant: Exploring Ways to Bridge the Generational Divide in the Library

Scenario 12  Saving and Spending Habits of Millennials (financial services staff)
                    Senior Citizens Not Worried about Money as Nation's Savings Drop to New Low   
                    A tale of two generations: X and Y    

If you will have each article in a stack by scenario, Dr. manning will split the groups up and hand out the appropriate articles for each scenario.