Events calendar

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



Fall Faculty Showcase Strategies for Large Enrollment Classes

Friday, October 24
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Health & Learning Center room 2403 (snacks provided)
Presented by the e-Learning Center

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International Teaching and Research Opportunities for NAU Faculty

Monday, October 27
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Cline Library, Room 200
Co-sponsored with the Center for International Education.
Presenter: Harvey Charles, Vice Provost for International Education

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This session will present information about NAU-sponsored international teaching opportunities, including short-term lecturing at Chinese universities, USAC teaching opportunities, the NAU Faculty-in-Residence Program, and NAU faculty-led short-term study abroad programs. 


Writing Circles: Building Scholarly Writing Time into Our Work Day

NOTE NEW DATE: Tuesday, October 28
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)

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Are you struggling to find time to engage in scholarly writing? Do you find yourself doing your scholarly writing in the evenings, on weekends or during your summer break? If so, you might want to consider joining our Writing Circles community of practice where we set aside time during our academic day to work on our scholarly writing with colleagues across the academy.


High Visibility for Your Work = High Impact:
Share your work via the library’s new digital repository

Thursday, October 30
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)
Co-sponsored with Cline Library 

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Cline Library is building a digital repository to increase the visibility of the scholarly, creative, and instructional products of NAU, including open access versions of published articles, data sets, educational materials, and creative works. We’re also expanding our research support services to provide education about open access and author rights, data management support, and more. Join us for a short presentation and a group discussion about your ideas and concerns, to ensure that we create a responsive suite of services that meets your needs.

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Community of Practice:
Century Club

for faculty who teach large classes

Friday, October 31
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).

This community will meet monthly through the year.


Teach Abroad

Find out more about how to run an NAU Faculty-led Study Abroad program

Friday, October 31
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CIE Blome Building (Bldg. #2),  Conference Room
Sponsored by the Center for International Education

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NAU students gain tremendous experiences with NAU faculty abroad!  If you’re interested in taking students abroad, and want to know more about how the NAU Faculty-led Study Abroad program works, this session is for you. 



Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

Friday, November 7
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
South Learning Resource Center Bldg 61, Room 140
Presented by the e-Learning Center

Registration is required as seating is limited

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How Can I Learn What Works?
Beginning to Research My Teaching

Thursday, November 20
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)
Co-sponsored by the Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment (OCLDAA)

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How can we move from curiosity about the impact of our teaching on student learning to a researchable question?
This session will engage participants in what scholarship of teaching and learning entails, and in how the process can move us forward to a more systematic study of student learning.
Facilitator, K. Laurie Dickson, Professor of Psychology, President's Distinguished Teaching Fellow, and Associate Vice Provost for Curriculum & Assessment. 


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.