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Faculty Development News and Events

  •  January 31st: VITAL


    EVENT DATE: Tuesday, January 31st


    VITAL - Vitality in Teaching and Learning

    Tuesday, January 31
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Learning Commons 234
    A longstanding reading and discussion group, VITAL (Vitality in Teaching and Learning) offers an opportunity to gather with peers across the disciplines to talk about teaching. This quarter we will discuss How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan Ambrose and other teaching faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence. This book strikes a useful balance between new knowledge from the field of cognitive science and practical applications for everyday pedagogy across the disciplines.  Lunch will be served, RSVP required.

    RSVP to Anne Riconosciuto,, x2746, to get a copy of the book. For more info about the book see this review in Tomorrow's Professor or the publisher's website.

  •  January 19th: Getting Support for Your Work (Off-Campus), Part 2


    EVENT DATE: Thursday, January 19


    Getting Support for Your Work (Off-Campus), Part 2
    12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

    Forbes Conference Room , First Floor Lucas Hall (126)
    Co-Sponsored by Sponsored Projects and the Faculty Research Committee

    Last quarter we talked about ways of getting support for faculty research on campus. Now let’s talk about off-campus opportunities for more substantial support and opportunities across the disciplines. Hear from the Sponsored Projects Office, successful faculty grant recipients, and faculty who have served on federal and other major funding agencies' selection committees. Panelists include Linda Campbell (Sponsored Projects Office), Betty Young (Physics), Sally Wood (Electrical Engineering), and Amy Shachter (Associate Provost for Research & Faculty Affairs.) Lunch will be served, RSVP required.

  •  January 27th: Pedagogy in Perspective


    Event Date: Friday, January 27


    Pedagogy in Perspective
    Syllabi: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
    Forbes Conference Room , First Floor Lucas Hall (126)

    What do you expect your syllabus to do for you? For your students? What's in? What's Out? 15 pages? 1 Page? Paperless? Consecutive? Text? Graphic Displays? How much space for leaning outcomes? Join us as faculty panelists Lisa Goldstein (Education), Fred Parrella (Religious Studies), and Craig Stephens (Biology and Public Health Science), discuss their recent thinking about syllabus design and presentation. Lunch will be served, RSVP required.

  •  Nov. 20th - Mining MOOCs: What's in it for you and your students?


    Wednesday, November 20th
    11:45 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
    Kennedy Commons

    MOOCs have been big news in higher ed for the last couple of years. Are they harbingers of the end times for real education, or, the latest innovation to increase access to higher ed? Among many significant issues, the MOOCs discussion affords us opportunities and contexts to talk about teaching methodology.

    Join us as Drew Starbird (Dean, Leavey School of Business and Professor, OMIS) reviews the design and outcomes of his hybrid graduate summer course in statistics. Drew used online content to prepare students for more complex topics covered in a fast-paced classroom environment, and tracked student progress using Udacity's teacher portal.

    Can't make it, but you want to read a bit more? Good luck with that. Okay, here are a few suggested links to the avalanche of posts on MOOCs.

    RSVP, includes lunch


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