Events calendar

Upcoming Events

Sessions


Effortless Ways to Improve the Study Skills of Underprepared Students
Oct. 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am - Cline 169

Are your students able manage their time, take efficient notes, complete their reading before class, effectively study for exams , comprehend your textbook, engage in the classroom? No? Then please come to this informative session that will help you to easily incorporate active learning techniques that will help students practice integration of course concepts and application of content.

Facilitator: Samantha Clifford, Academic Success Centers
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Dive Deeper into UDL (Universal Design for Learning)
Oct. 5, 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Cline Library 169 & Remotely via Collaborate Ultra
  

Would you like to learn more about how to use UDL strategies in your classroom and share your ideas with your colleagues? Then join us for this more in-depth session where you can explore what you learned in the 9/25 weekly webinar and more. (To subscribe to the weekly teaching & learning webinar series email facdev@nau.edu)

Facilitators:
Sharon Gorman, Sr. Instructional Designer, e-Learning & Matt Minister, Instructional Designer & Quality Matters Coordinator, e-Learning Center
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Designing Clear and Effective Assignments
Oct. 12, 2:30 - 3:30 pm - Cline 131 & Remotely via Collaborate Ultra

We often have a clear idea of what we expect from students in the assignments in our courses. However, this may not be as clear to our students. If we use a transparent approach to designing our assignments, our students are more successful and we get the work we were hoping for.

Facilitators: Theresa Carlson, Academic Librarian, Cline Library; Brittany Blanchard, Academic Librarian, Cline Library; Kristin Ziska, Instructional Designer, e-Learning Center, Amy Smith, Undergraduate Retention
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Lunch & Learn: Our Native American Students
Oct. 17, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Cline Library 169 & Remotely via Skype
  

NAU ranks 9th in the nation for awarding degrees in all disciplines to Native American students. We currently enroll over 800 Native America students who represent over 100 tribal affiliations. Bring your lunch and join us to find out how we can help our Native American students be successful in our classrooms.

Facilitator: Sharon Doctor, Director, Native American Student Services
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**Correction, this will be offered on Oct. 25.**
Writing Better Tests Part 1: How to Design Assessments to Measure a Range of Learning Outcomes
Oct. 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Cline 169 & Remotely via Collaborate Ultra

So often course learning goals and assessments don’t match, leading to different learning outcomes than expected. Learn how to consider the underlying structure of your learning goals when designing assessments and writing tests. Bring your syllabus and a current test or assessment to review at this workshop.

Facilitator: Sara Abercrombie, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, College of Education
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**Correction, this will be offered on Nov. 1.**
Writing Better Tests Part 2: Best Practices in Multiple Choice Item Writing
Nov. 1, 11:30 - 12:30 pm - Cline 169 & Remotely via Collaborate Ultra

Learn the do’s and don’ts of objectively scored item writing in this interactive workshop. The emphasis of this workshop is how to write multiple-choice items, but other objectively scored items, such as binary choice, fill-in-the-blank, and matching will also be covered. Bring a current test or exam to revise during the workshop.

Facilitator: Sara Abercrombie, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, College of Education
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Century Club
Sept. 29, 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Cline Library 169
Oct. 27, 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Cline Library 169
**Correction, this will be offered Oct. 25**

The Century Club 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. Additional meetings: Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar 31, & Apr. 27.

Facilitator: Larry Gallagher, Director, Faculty Professional Development Program
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Safe Jacks / Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Training
Oct. 30, 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Cline Library 169

Research has demonstrated that approximately 80% of students who died by suicide were not known by college mental health professionals. Faculty members, who have high levels of contact with students, can serve a vitally important role in identifying and supporting students in crisis and referring them to the appropriate mental health services. Join us in this workshop to learn how you can become part of a network of support for our students.
  
Facilitators: Larry Gallagher, Director, Faculty Professional Development Program and
Carol O'Saben, Director Campus Health Services-Counseling Services
Co-sponsored with NAU Counseling Services
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Making Assessment Clear and Useful for Our Students
Nov. 1, 9:30 -10:30 - Cline 169 & Remotely via Collaborate Ultra

Assessments that are designed with transparency in mind create the conditions for powerful student learning. Join us in this session to learn about strategies for designing clear assessments.

Facilitators: Sue Pieper, Assessment Coordinator, Office of Curriculum Design & Academic Assessment, Kristin Ziska, Instructional Designer, e-Learning Center, & Amy Smith, Undergraduate Retention
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**Correction, this will be offered Oct. 25**
Writing Better Tests Part 1: How to Design Assessments to Measure a Range of Learning Outcomes
Oct. 25, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Cline 169 & Remotely via Collaborate Ultra

So often course learning goals and assessments don’t match, leading to different learning outcomes than expected. Learn how to consider the underlying structure of your learning goals when designing assessments and writing tests. Bring your syllabus and a current test or assessment to review at this workshop.

Facilitator: Sara Abercrombie, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, College of Education

Lunch & Learn: Our Veteran Students
Nov. 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Cline 169 & Remotely via Skype
  

Bring your lunch and join us to discuss how we can best serve our Veteran students in our classrooms.
Facilitator: Laurie Jordon, Assistant Director, Veteran & Military Services
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Productive Beginnings Series for New Faculty

Productive Beginnings is a year-long series of learning opportunities designed to assist you as a new faculty member throughout your first year with our institution. This series explores important topics, key university resources, our roles as university faculty members. 
Intended Audience: Faculty members new to higher education teaching and new to NAU, but available to all new faculty members
    
Designing your Class 
Sept. 22, 2:00 - 3:30 pm -  Cline Library Room 249 & Remote via Skype

Topics include: Building a class community of learners. backward design & assessing student learning 
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Designing your Class Continued (Design & Feedback) 
Oct. 6, 2:00 -3:30 pm - Cline Library 249 & Remote via Skype

Topics: Active learning strategies. Getting, giving, and interpreting mid-term feedback.
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How do I handle that…..?
Oct. 20, 2:00 -3:30 pm - Cline Library 249 & Remote via Skype

Topics: Student behaviors of concern - what do I do when.....? & Resources and supports for students and for you.
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Wrapping Up Your First Semester
Nov. 3, 2:00 -3:30 pm - Cline Library 249 & Remote via Skype

Topics: Using the information from your end of term evaluations, FAAR and annual reviews.
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Faculty Learning Communities (FLC)

An FLC is a cross disciplinary group of faculty that conduct an in-depth, ongoing, scholarly, and systematic discussion on a common area of inquiry. Members develop and implement projects that require them to apply and test new ideas and information about student learning

The following learning communities are still accepting new members.

Critical Thinking in the Age of Complexity
Begins Oct 18, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Cline Library 169

This FLC will explore how to encourage critical thinking skills in a complex and information rich world.
Meets Wednesdays (10/18, 11/18, 12/6, 1/10, 1/31, 2/22, 3/21 & 4/5)

Facilitators: Jeff Berglund, Liberal Studies & English & Theresa Carlson, Cline Library
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International Student Inclusion & Support
Oct. 3, 2:30 -3:30 pm - Cline Library 169 & Remotely via Skype

This FLC will explore pedagogical strategies, activity and project design, along with assessment techniques designed to be inclusive and supportive of international and domestic students' academic success.
Meets Tuesdays (10/3, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5, 1/16, 2/6, 2/27, 3/13, & 4/10)

Facilitator: Betsy Buford, E-Learning
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How do I join a session remotely?

Collaborate Ultra
 *WEB CONFERENCING OPTION: Join virtually via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. (Resources on how to use Collaborate Ultra)

Copy and paste the below link into a web browser. (Google Chrome or Fire Fox are recommended)
Make sure you have logged out of Blackboard (or any program that requires CAS authentication); otherwise you may get an error when accessing the below guest link.

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e0560752f1db4ed389356d33e7e4ef0f

POINTERS: Once you are in the Collaborate Ultra session, locate the icon set at the bottom of the Collaborate Ultra session window:

* Click on/off the microphone icon to “unmute" and “mute" your microphone
* Click on/off the video icon to activate/deactivate your webcam
* Use the raised hand icon if you have a question
* Open the Collaborate Panel (bottom right-hand purple icon) to access Chat feature and post something

If you have any questions please contact the Faculty Professional Development Program at FacDev@nau.edu or 928-523-9972.
Skype for Business

*PHONE CONFERENCING OPTION: Join remotely via Skype for Business. (How do I install & sign in to a SKYPE meeting? & How do I join a SKYPE meeting? )

 

  • If you registered for an event that will have remote access via Skype you will find the access link in the event Outlook invite in your NAU email.
  • From you NAU computer, click the link Join "Skype Meeting". You will then join the meeting. If you have a camera you can click to turn on, along with audio. It is best to keep the audio muted until the meeting starts. You can you the message icon to IM into the meeting if you do not have audio.
     
  • From a personal device or having trouble joining click "Try Skype Web App", a web page to install Skype will be brought up. Follow the prompts to install and join meeting. Mac users will need to click the Lync client. 

  • I still can't join! Just join us by phone and call the phone number in the Outlook invite. You will be prompted to type in the Conference ID # (found in the Outlook invite) and asked to say your name. You will then be connected to join. 

  • Please plan to log on 5 - 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. 

 

If you have any questions please contact your Faculty Professional Development Program at FacDev@nau.edu or 928-523-9972.