Events calendar

The Faculty Professional Development Program offers numerous on-and off-campus enrichment opportunities, including:

 

September

Grading Writing:
light throughout the term’s tunnel

Moderator: Dr. Nancy Barron, Professor and Director, Interdisciplinary Writing Program

Wednesday, September 10
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)
Co-sponsored with the Interdisciplinary Writing Program

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Panelists:
Dr. Sibylle Gruber, Professor, Rhetoric and Writing, Dept. of English
Dr. Carol Chambers, Professor, Wildlife Ecology, Dept. of Forestry
Dr. Nicole Pfannenstiel, Lecturer, Rhetoric and Writing, Dept. of English
Karen McCoy, Research Librarian, CAL
Mary DeJong, Research Librarian, CEFNS
Meg Eastwood, Research Librarian, CEFNS
Interns, Interdisciplinary Writing Program

 

Book discussion series:
How Do I Build a Curriculum that is Learner-Centered?

Initial meeting: Monday September 15
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Learner-centered teaching has been implemented across many universities and colleges with great success. Often the discussion of being learner-centered has been restricted to thinking about instructional strategies in our courses, but not extended to the larger curriculum in which we teach. If you are looking at making your curriculum truly learner-centered, join us for this book discussion series. We will explore the concept of learner-centered curriculum design and implementation during this book discussion series.  We anticipate that this book group will meet monthly through the semester. 

Book (will be provided to participants in the series):    Cullen, R., Harris, M., & Hill, R. (2012).  The Learner-Centered Curriculum: Design and Implementation.  Jossey-Bass.

 

What are all of these tools in LOUIE?
Learning how to use LOUIE and the Electronic Advising Notebook to your advantage.

Facilitator: Maureen Fray, Assistant Director, Gateway Student Success Center

Wednesday, September 17
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Gateway Student Success Center, Room 103

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Ever wondered how a student is doing in other classes or if they are receiving multiple GPS comments from other instructors? If so, this session is for you! In this session you will have the opportunity to do hands on training with LOUIE and the Electronic Advising Notebook (EAN). These tools are meant to assist faculty learn more about their students and how best to assist them. This session has been created specifically to help faculty members who advise or mentor undergraduate students.

When you RSVP, please let us know if you have specific questions for the presenter.  To access the EAN, please bring your laptop or personal device.  Laptops will be available for those who do not bring their own.

 

Book discussion series:
How can I Engage the Imagination of My Students?

Initial Meeting: Tuesday, September 23
11:30 am - 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Are you struggling to engage your students in creative and reflective thinking? We are being asked more and more to develop students who are creative, innovative, and reflective thinkers. The new book by Stephen Brookfield and Alison James is designed to help college instructors across disciplines engage students in nurturing creativity and innovation for success within and beyond our classrooms. Join us for a series of monthly discussions through the semester focused on this new book.

Book (will be provided to participants in the series): James, A. & Brookfield, S. (2014). Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers. Jossey-Bass 

 

Community of Practice:
Blended Learning

Organizational Meeting: Thursday, September 25
11:30-12:30 a.m. (brown bag)
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Are you teaching in blended learning settings? This community of practice is meant to bring together fellow faculty members teaching in blended learning modalities to share effective and innovative practices.

We anticipate that this community will meet monthly through the year. 

 

Community of Practice:
Century Club

for faculty who teach large classes

First Meeting: Friday, September 26
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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If you are teaching a large enrollment class, this community of practice may be for you. Come join fellow faculty who are teaching large classes to share good ideas, promising practices or innovative teaching ideas that can be used in your large enrollment course(s).

We anticipate that this community will meet monthly through the year.

 

Please visit: Faculty Learning Communities
for information about upcoming orientation sessions

 

*Programs will be added to the calendar as dates and times are confirmed. Please check back frequently.