Events calendar

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

March

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How Can I Create Opportunities for Collaborative Learning with Educational Technology?
Two-part workshop

Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 14
12:30 – 1:30 pm, with 1:30 – 2:00 consultation time

Both sessions will be held in the Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)
Co-sponsored with e-Learning Center 

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Are you interested in using collaborative learning strategies in your class? In this two-part workshop, participants can expect to discuss collaborative learning and begin to plan a collaborative learning activity using NAU supported resources such as Google Docs. We will explore how Google Docs can foster collaborative learning and create and share activities in Google Docs. Participants should bring their own devices and plan on about one hour’s worth of work between sessions. We will share resources to further exploration after the workshops. 

April

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Thirteenth Annual NAU Assessment Fair

Wednesday, April 1
3:00 - 5:00 pm
High Country Conference Center
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Assessment Fair Roundtables

Wednesday, April 1
2:00 - 2:50 pm
Second floor meeting rooms of the High Country Conference Center

More information and registration links

The Roundtables are scheduled immediately prior to the Fair from 2:00 - 2:50 p.m. in rooms on the second floor of the High Country Conference Center. The Roundtables will focus on the following topics: 

Assessment Success Stories
Share your assessment successes and learn from others who are using assessment to enhance student learning and strengthen programs. We will discuss successes, challenges, and overcoming barriers to assessment of student learning. This roundtable discussion is designed for faculty, staff, and administrators who are at any point in the process of designing and implementing student learning assessment.
Sign up for Assessment Success Stories roundtable

Educating the Whole Student: Learning Across the Student Experience
Come and join a focused conversation on the student learning outcomes for Academic Affairs (“Graduates can…” statements) and Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (Student Learning and Development Framework). The goal of the discussion is to identify 1) the benefits of integrating these descriptions to have a set of outcomes that reflect learning across the student experience, and 2) possible ways to present an integrated description.
Sign up for Educating the Whole Student: Learning Across the Student Experience roundtable

 

Community of Practice:
Century Club

for faculty who teach large classes

Friday, April 3
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 semester.

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Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Friday, April 3
1:30-3:00 p.m.
University Union, Havasupai C

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Designing effective learning experiences is the key to successful teaching and learning. In this workshop, Tom Ancona, a professional designer will share his four step process for creating effective experiences for various public and private settings. Using the four step design strategy approach discussed in the workshop, participants will then apply this method to designing effective learning experiences for their students.  

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Office of Grant and Contract Services (OGCS) Brown Bag Series

An OGCS Meet and Greet – Resource Kickoff

Wednesday, April 8
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Applied Research Development Atrium and Small Pod
Sponsored by the Office of Grant and Contract Services
Register by emailing Stephanie.Hall@nau.edu or by calling 928-523-4318
Flier available here.

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Integrating Authentic Assessment in your Course

with Allen Saunders, Associate Professor of Voice, School of Music; and Sue Pieper, Coordinator for Assessment, Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment
Friday, April 10
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)

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What is authentic assessment? How do different disciplines approach authentic assessment? What are the benefits and challenges to integrating authentic assessment in your course? We will discuss these questions and more in this session. We will also feature a case study of authentic assessment as it is implemented in NAU’s School of Music. Come prepared for a lively discussion!

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Supporting LGBTQIA Voices in the Classroom

with Arianne Burford, Senior Lecturer, Women's and Gender Studies; Marian Mead, Vice Chair, LGBTQIA Commission and Admissions Officer, Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation; and Joe Wegwert, Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
Monday, April 13
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)

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The LGBTQIA Commission will be facilitating a discussion for faculty that centers around the appropriate and inappropriate framing of civility in class discussions as well as the role of the professor in supporting marginalized identities/voices. 

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NAU Faculty and Staff Brown Bag Session

Hiring Foreign Faculty and Staff: Immigration Basics


Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
12:00- 1:30 p.m.
Center for International Education, Blome Hall, Building 2, Conference Room

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All NAU staff and faculty who are involved with hiring international employees and/or sponsoring international scholars and other visitors are invited to a Brown Bag session sponsored by Center for International Education. Find out how to assist international employees and scholars to obtain the appropriate immigration status (visa). Learn basic concepts and common terms in U.S. Immigration Law.
Please note: ‘Human Resources/Payroll will also attend to answer questions regarding the hire process, HireXpress and ePar

Please note: For those of you who missed the last session, here is another chance to learn more about immigration procedures.

For more information, contact
George Omwandho, Assistant Director
International Student and Scholar Services
Center for International Education
928.523.2452
George.Omwandho@nau.edu

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Creative Approaches for your Classroom:
An Introduction to the new “Find it In Five” and other online teaching resources

with Lela Montfort, Project Director, University College; and Rosemary Logan, Lecturer, University College
Tuesday, April 14
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Cline Library, Room 200

AND REPEATED:

Wednesday, April 15
11:00 – 12:00 a.m.
Cline Library, Room 200

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Come learn about this new compilation of effective ideas and proven practices to support student success that can be incorporated into the classroom quickly and easily. These valuable resources have been compiled by NAU faculty members and can be found at nau.edu/University-College/Find-it-in-Five/

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Creating Integrative Learning Experiences

Friday, April 17, 2015
1:30-2:45 p.m.
Cline Library, Room 200

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Integrative learning (or integrative assignments) is a way to help students connect ideas, skills, and content across courses, within programs of study, and between university courses and community activities. Using examples from Seattle City College and Evergreen College in Seattle, Greg Hinckley will be sharing an approach to creating integrative learning experiences that bridge several disciplines.

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1st Generation Professional Development Training Certification:
A First Scholars Initiative

Cultivating First-Generation College Student Success

Friday, April 17
8:30 a.m. - Noon
duBois Center, Fremont Room

Co-sponsored with the First Scholars Program

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Across the country more first-generation students are enrolling in higher education; and at Northern Arizona University our first-generation students make up almost 30% of the undergraduate population, and 40% of the freshmen class. Yet, retention and graduation rates for first-generation students fall behind that of continuing-generation students, both at NAU and nationwide. Join a team of faculty and staff who are providing training certification to increase your awareness of the needs of first-generation students to better serve them in the classroom, in advising, and in student services.  

  

May

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Office of Grant and Contract Services (OGCS) Brown Bag Series

Keep Calm and Cayuse On

with Winona Reid, OGCS grant and contract coordinator
Wednesday, May 6
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Applied Research Development Atrium and Small Pod
Sponsored by the Office of Grant and Contract Services
Register by emailing Stephanie.Hall@nau.edu or by calling 928-523-4318

 

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