Events calendar

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

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September

How do I start my semester strong
 by establishing rapport with my students?

Wednesday, September 7
8:30 - 9:30 am
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Participants in this workshop would learn multiple empirically validated tips and suggestions for improving course evaluations, student perceived learning, attendance, and engagement in classes of various sizes. Participants will also have a chance to learn additional strategies NAU students consider important in promoting rapport.

Productive Beginnings Session 1
"Getting off to the Right Start"

Friday, September 9
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Science & Health Building (Building #36, Room 105)

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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Assessment in the Capstone Refresh Process

Wednesday, September 14
9:00 - 10:00 am
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Are you currently refreshing your capstone course syllabus? Do you need some assistance with fulfilling the capstone refresh requirements for course assessments? This is the session for you! This session will provide an overview of the purpose and process for refreshing your capstone course, with a focus on assessments that provide a culminating experience in the major as well as integrate Liberal Studies student learning outcomes.

The facilitators will be available until 10:30 to answer additional questions. Feel free to stay after the presentation if your schedule permits.

Facilitators: Jeff Berglund, Professor of English and Director of the Liberal Studies Program.
Sue Pieper, Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment, Coordinator for Assessment

 Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

 Fostering Success for International Students

Wednesday, September 14
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Focus, Remember & Take Charge:
Equipping Students to Learn in the Age of Technology
(2 part workshop)

Wednesday, September 14 & 21
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
University Union, Oak Creek Room

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Students today have unprecedented opportunities for higher learning. Online courses, MOOCs, and blended learning are just some of the innovations bringing down barriers that have traditionally stood between students and their educational goals. However, these approaches place higher demands on students to be savvy, self-directed learners. Furthermore, some of the same technologies that can be powerful tools for learning are also notoriously distracting, leading students to divide their attention in counterproductive ways. To thrive in today’s technology-rich educational settings, students need to understand how to manage their own learning processes, especially those having to do with attention and memory. In this two part workshop faculty will learn to address this need through interactive activities, grounded in research, that develop students’ metacognitive awareness and build their commitment to effective study practices.

Facilitator: Michelle Miller, Professor, Psychological Sciences and Director of First Year Learning Initiative

 Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

 Gamification

Wednesday, September 14
2:30 - 3:45 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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 Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

Fostering Critical Thinking in the Classroom 

Monday, September 19
11: 00 am - 12:00 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Initial Meeting of a Book Discussion Group:
Small Teaching by James Lang  

Tuesday, September 20
11:30 am  - 12:30 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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This book discussion group will meet on consecutive Tuesdays from 11:30-12:30 from September 20 through November 15th to read and discuss James Lang’s new book Small Teaching. The book argues that we can make small changes in our teaching, based on research in the learning sciences, that create incremental--but very powerful--changes in how we help students learn. Participants in this book discussion group will receive a copy of the book. A limited number of spaces are available for this book discussion group. This book discussion group is available to faculty working in distance locations via Collaborate Ultra.

Facilitator: Larry Gallagher, Director, Faculty Professional Development Program

Productive Beginnings Session 2
"Setting up your class to get what you want"

Friday, September 23
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Student and Academic Services (Building #60, 3rd Floor, Room 302)

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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Syllabus as Curriculum:
What does your syllabus tell your students about the course?

Tuesday, September 27
6:00 -7:00 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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How can you organize and interpret your syllabus to help students understand the curriculum of your course? What messages – intended or unintended – is your syllabus sending (and how could you change these)? How can you use your syllabus throughout the course to help students successfully navigate their learning experience? If these are questions you have about how to use your syllabus, join us for this workshop. This workshop will be offered using Collaborate Ultra and is available to faculty both on and off campus.

Facilitator: Larry Gallagher, Director, Faculty Professional Development Program

 Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

Applying Universal Design of Learning in Blended and Online Classrooms 

Friday, September 30
10: 00 am - 12:00 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Century Club Meeting

Friday, September 30
2:00-3:00 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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The Century Club is a community of practice that seeks to share knowledge and experiences of faculty members teaching large enrollment courses. Members meet to share effective or promising practices and discuss how they teach their large courses. Meetings will be held on the last Friday of each month (with the exception of November when the group will meet on December 2 due to the Thanksgiving holiday).

Facilitators: Larry Gallagher, Director, Faculty Professional Development Program 

  

October

 Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

Effective Online Teaching

Monday, October 3
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Productive Beginnings Session 3
"What to do when you don’t get what you want"

Friday, October 7
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, (Building #25, HLC 2405)

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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November

Productive Beginnings Session 4
"Wrapping up your 1st semester"

Friday, November 4
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Cline Library (Building # 28, Room 249)

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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2017

February

Productive Beginnings Session 5
"Creating 360 degree relationships that help you in your career"

Friday, February 3
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: To Be Determined

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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April

Productive Beginnings Session 6
"Wrapping up your first year … and thinking ahead to the next year"

Friday, April 14
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: To Be Determined

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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Series information here
 

 

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