Events & Workshops

Faculty Professional Development Events

Register now for the upcoming events listed below. If you don't see the workshop you are looking for, please feel free to forward your suggested workshop topic to .

 

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December

faculty guild information session

Have you heard there’s a Teaching Success Movement going on? The Office of Academic Innovation is looking for faculty (both full-time faculty and adjuncts) to participate in this unique professional development experience that values purposeful teaching as a vital component to student success.

  •  Friday, December 14, 2018
    • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Cook Library, 404B

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January 2019

online edge course design Workshop

Date(s):  January 3 - January 24, 2019
Location:  Fully Online
Description:  Over three weeks, faculty will take part in an intensive hands-on examination of the most recent methodologies and research regarding quality design of online courses, culminating in the design of a cohesive and engaging module of study.  The workshop will provide vast resources and experiences regarding the pedagogy and best practices that will enable faculty to provide robust, accessible online instruction.  As well, the workshop will feature a segment intended to help faculty establish their own needs and priorities for professional development within the context of conceptual change.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Write specific measurable learning objectives and course outcomes.
  • Provide students with activities and assessments that support mastery of stated objectives.
  • Establish and provide comprehensive grading guidelines and instructions.
  • Provide activities and assessments that promote learner engagement.
  • Provide activities and assessments that involve interpersonal interactions.
  • Create a comprehensive syllabus appropriate for the online setting.
  • Organize course content using a logical and consistent structure.
  • Identify tools and technologies that enable the achievement of objectives.
  • Design a cohesive module of online instruction.

This online workshop is both asynchronous and facilitated; you will have flexibility to complete workshop activities at any time or location you like, as long as you meet all deadlines.  Please be prepared to set aside at least 10-14 hours per week to complete the workshop activities.

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online edge facilitation workshop

Date(s):  January 3 - January 24, 2019
Location:  Fully Online
Description:  After an online course design is complete, and the semester starts, online instructors take on the varied roles of online facilitators.

In this workshop, participants will assess and hone their skills regarding online course facilitation.  For our purposes, facilitation includes all interactions, communication, and feedback that occur with students.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create and maintain a learning environment that is safe, respectful, and inviting.
  • Communicate with students responsively, proactively, frequently, and in a timely manner.
  • Provide constructive feedback.
  • Make course modifications based on ongoing student feedback.
  • Facilitate discourse to enable learners' achievement of learning objectives
  • Implement learner-centered practics.

This online workshop is both asynchronous and facilitated; you will have flexibility to complete workshop activities at any time or location you like, as long as you meet all deadlines.  Please be prepared to set aside at least 10-14 hours per week to complete the workshop activities.

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udl faculty panel and facilitation workshop

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • 12-3 p.m.
  • CK404B (OAI Active Learning Lab)
  • Lunch included

Program

12:00-1:00 p.m. Intro to Major Concepts of UDL
Faculty Panel with representatives from each college
1:00-2:30p.m.

Three half-hour rotations among “Thematic Centers” facilitated by experienced UDL faculty 

  • Assessment
  • Online learning
  • Syllabus modification
  • Enhancing communications and programming
  • Integrating your teaching and scholarship through UDL
2:30-3:00 p.m.  Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

Space is limited, please register using the link provided below.

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February 2019

assessments and rubrics the gold review way

Date:  February 4, 2019
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: CK404B
Facilitator: Dr. Sara Tarr

As professors, we do not just want students to know the content of the disciplines when they graduate.  We want them to be able to use the acquired knowledge and skills in the real world. So, our assessments must also tell us if students can apply what they learned in authentic situations.  In this workshop you will create authentic assessments and rubrics for your course.  To prepare you for this fun and interactive workshop, check out the " History of Assessments."