Events calendar

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



How Can I Build Students’ Thinking Skills: Leveraging What We Know from Research in Psychology

with Michelle Miller, Co-Director, First Year Learning Initiative, University College; Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
Wednesday, October 22
11:30 - 1:00 p.m. (bring a lunch, refreshments will be served)
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)

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The research literature in psychology suggests a number of avenues for deliberately building students' thinking skills. In this interactive session, participants will learn specific strategies and techniques for promoting higher thought processes, with a special focus on instructional technology and online teaching tools. The session will also incorporate major theoretical concepts including formal and analogical reasoning, insight and non-insight problem solving, structural elements of problems, expertise and transfer – all contextualized within teaching and learning.  


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.


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

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