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  • Small Strategies to Improve Teaching Large Classes

    Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 | 2:30 - 3:20 p.m. Facilitator: Linda Stewart Teaching large classes in any modality presents unique opportunities and challenges for novice and experienced teachers alike. In this webinar, we will identify small ways to inspire students, employ active learning, personalize the class, and practice physical presence and delivery. Additional topics include first impressions, TA interactions, technology tools, management, and assessment. Webinar participants are invited to share their tips for successfully teaching large classes.  –  January 26, 2022

  • Teaching Conversations for Grad Students

    Monday, January 24th, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Facilitator: Linda Stewart Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), postdocs and graduate students interested in teaching are all invited to an informal online session to talk about teaching. Strategies, questions, or issues for discussion will be generated by participants. Possible topics include student motivation, gathering student feedback, grading, classroom management, inclusive classrooms, culturally responsive teaching, and more. Join us to meet your colleagues and exchange ideas, problem solve, and share strategies.  –  January 24, 2022

  • Learning from Fall to Thrive in Spring

    Monday, January 24th, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Facilitator: Este Jordan Now that the spring semester is well under way and many of us have drafted or submitted our annual review documents and faculty performance agreements, lets take time to pause and reflect on the lessons we learned from the recent past in order to plan for thriving in the spring. The session will provide a brief overview of the literature on the importance of reflective practice for faculty flourishing. Participants will then be lead through guided reflection about our work, our community, and our well-being. The session will conclude with time devoted to guided strategic planning for the spring.  –  January 24, 2022

  • Teaching First-Year Students Who Started in the Pandemic

    Friday, January 21st, 2022 | 3:30 - 5:15 p.m Facilitator: Tris Utschig Teaching students who began their college career during the pandemic brings unique challenges and opportunities. For example, students who didn't take the SATs might be difficult to place. Further, students in this group may not have a strong sense of purpose/meaning and feel this is all futile and unimportant when compared to recent unemployment in the family, deaths of family or friends, etc. Nonetheless, several successful strategies are available to help this cohort of students, encourage a growth mindset, and provide a sense of purpose/belonging. The workshop will introduce several strategies and provide space to share with each other as we consider how these strategies might make a difference in our own courses.  –  January 21, 2022

  • Chairs & Directors Mutual Mentoring Group Kickoff

    Friday, January 21st, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Facilitator: Letizia Guglielmo The Chairs and Directors Mutual Mentoring Group, CD-MMG, provides an opportunity for chairs and directors to build community with like-minded peers and support each other while achieving goals as defined by the group. Members will meet monthly from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. to discuss topics related to opportunities and challenges related to their role.  –  January 21, 2022

  • Growing Our Voice

    Friday, January 21st, 2022 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Facilitator: Michele DiPietro The throat chakra sits at the junction of the head and the body, and as such, it reminds us that healthy communication comes from the alignment of our thoughts and emotions. Finding an authoritative voice to speak our truth while remaining open to other people’s truths is especially relevant in situations of conflict (Patterson et al. 2011). In this workshop, we will unpack the mechanics of the throat chakra and generate strategies for healthy communication, telling our own story, conflict management, negotiation, and more.  –  January 21, 2022

  • Book Chat: Promoting Belonging, Growth Mindset, and Resilience to Foster Student Success

    Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Facilitators: Hillary Steiner and Mandy McGrew When students feel empowered and supported, they are more likely to take on academic challenges. As scholars in education and psychology, the authors of this book offer research-based solutions alongside personal stories of growth. Join us to discuss ways we as instructors can help promote student success by providing a caring and motivating environment for our students to learn.  –  January 20, 2022

  • Preparing for Your Annual Review Conversation - Faculty Workshop

    Thursday, January 20th, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Facilitator: Michele DiPietro Preparing the necessary documents is only the first step of the Annual Review Process. Once our case is laid out on paper, we need to present it to the chair. Since so much relies on those conversations, we want to make sure we are well prepared for them. This workshop will present strategies to effectively advocate for ourselves, negotiate toward specific goals, and respond with empathy and clarity in case of differing perspectives in order to nurture a long-term relationship with our chair.  –  January 20, 2022

  • Write Here, Write Now Community of Practice Kickoff

    Thursday, January 20th, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Facilitator: Letizia Guglielmo Are you finding it difficult to make progress on writing and research? Would you benefit from writing accountability with campus colleagues? Join us for weekly Write Here, Write Now virtual writing sessions, dedicated time and shared virtual space for individual work on writing and research projects. Each weekly session will include approximately one hour of uninterrupted writing time with optional goal setting at the start and opportunities to socialize with colleagues.  –  January 20, 2022

  • Kickoff: Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks

    Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Facilitator: Letizia Guglielmo Join us for a kickoff book club event and semester-long writing accountability group for faculty interested in writing a journal article in one semester. Following years of field-tested strategies by Wendy Laura Belcher in her book, Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, the group will be supported by writing and revision activities and regular check-ins collaboration with group members to promote motivation while writing at home. The first 20 faculty to register will receive a copy of Belcher's book.  –  January 19, 2022