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Brown Bag Discussions

Quick Engagement Practice (QEP) sessions are continuing faculty development programs with a variety of topics that are of interest to the Pellissippi faculty. The sessions will be held Wednesdays from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. and repeated on Thursdays from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. in our QEP Room, ERC 329, inside the Academic Support Center (Tutoring). We hope that these sessions will pique interest in areas that will be addressed in subsequent sessions led by other Pellissippi faculty groups.


Each Wednesday of the month will have a particular focus:

  • The first Wednesday/Thursday of each month will be "QEP with Technology" hosted by Brandon Ballentine. Brandon is planning to share a few tech tools that will help increase engagement and encourage participation.
  • The second Wednesday/Thursday of the month will focus on "QEP and Teaching Techniques" led by Ron Bridges. He will host faculty who will share strategies that have been successful in their classrooms.
  • New Faculty Academy issues will be the focus of the third Wednesday/Thursday sessions. These will be led by Nancy Pevey, with guests who will address policies, procedures, and strategies both in and out of the Pellissippi classroom.
  • The fourth Wednesday/Thursday will be "BYOD" (Bring Your Own Device) with a Wednesday focus on Androids and a Thursday focus on Apple devices. This group will address apps, issues, and security related to classroom usage.