Date: Friday, May 14th, 2021 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Facilitator(s): Este Jordan
This session is designed as a follow-up for to new Faculty Orientation. Now that you have settled into your new role after your first or second year, what outstanding questions do you have? Dr. Jordan will answer them or connect you to the people and resources you need to get them answered. Topics might include annual reviews, navigating pre-tenure review logistics and resources, finding more mentors, connecting with summer accountability groups, etc. – May 14, 2021
Date: Friday, May 14th, 2021 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Facilitator(s): Este Jordan
Summer is here! What a relief. It is time to take a break, refresh, and live the “great life” of a professor. After all, we get summers off, right? Hmmm…If the joys of summer are not that simple for you, you are not alone! How should we approach summer? Is this the time to rest and recharge? Is it the time to catch up on all of the research and writing left undone this year, or to get a head start on the new year? What if you are teaching one, two, even three summer courses?
This is a lot to figure out, and many of us are more exhausted than ever. Let’s be intentional about summer in Early Career. Working toward Promotion and Tenure is a marathon, not a sprint, and we need to plan accordingly. Join your full-time early career colleagues to plan strategically for summer, including setting goals to help you along your long-term path of success. That includes planning time for significant self-care! – May 14, 2021
Date: Friday, May 14th, 2021 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Facilitator(s): Este Jordan
We will consider feedback received from annual reviews and student evaluations, as well as our own stories of challenges and triumphs. We will take time together to pause, reflect, and set intentions for our well-being and productivity moving forward. We will celebrate our accomplishments together. We will identify the steps we need to take beginning this summer to do and be well – and hopefully flourish – as we wrap up an exceptionally challenging period of time and face continued uncertainty in the days ahead. – May 14, 2021
Date: Friday, May 14th, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Facilitator(s): April Munson and Este Jordan
We did it! Grades are in, now let's take time together to pause and honor our experiences of 2020-2021. We will make art to process this unprecedented year before we move on to the next.
Come as you are: tired, grieving, thriving, or otherwise. No artistic experience or skill needed! – May 14, 2021
Date: Friday, May 6th, 2021 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Facilitator(s): Michele DiPietro & Meghan Burke
This webinar is designed for full-time faculty not on the tenure track who will be submitting their portfolios in Fall for a promotion review. While all the rules, schedules, forms and procedures can be found in the Faculty Affairs website, preparing all the relevant documentation is a momentous endeavor that can generate questions and perplexities. Furthermore, the narrative is a genre few faculty are practiced in. We will review requirements and timelines, as well as share common pitfalls and suggestions for crafting an effective portfolio. – May 06, 2021
Date: Friday, May 5th, 2021 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Facilitator(s): Michele DiPietro and Meghan Burke
This webinar is designed for full-time faculty on the tenure track who will be submitting their portfolios in Fall for pre-tenure review or promotion and tenure review. While all the rules, schedules, forms and procedures can be found in the Faculty Affairs website, preparing all the relevant documentation is a momentous endeavor that can generate questions and perplexities. Furthermore, the narrative is a genre few faculty are practiced in. We will review requirements and timelines, as well as share common pitfalls and suggestions for crafting an effective portfolio. Full-time non-tenure track faculty in departments that require a third year review should consult with their chairs to understand the expectations for that review. – May 05, 2021
Date: Thursday, April 29 - 3:30pm to 4:20pm
Facilitator(s): Hillary Steiner
What does someone embarking on a scholarship of teaching and learning project need to know about how students learn? And how can the SoTL novice reconcile their goals to improve teaching and learning with the vastness of the literature on the science of learning? In this webinar, we'll consider these questions, discuss available "entry points" for the SoTL novice, and generate initial action steps for a SoTL literature review. – April 29, 2021
Date: Wednesday, April 28 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Facilitator(s): Letizia Guglielmo
Leadership narratives serve a variety of purposes in your professional journey, including explaining who you are as a leader, articulating your leadership goals and values, illustrating your leadership philosophy in practice, and demonstrating reflective leadership practice over time, among other goals. In this webinar, participants will be guided in both reflecting on and beginning to draft their leadership narratives, including balancing the rhetorical dimensions of formal leadership statements and the connective power of narrating personal stories. – April 28, 2021
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Facilitator: Mandy McGrew
Redesigning just two assignments in your course can have a big impact in your classes. Research shows that students are more likely to succeed when faculty provide them with transparent assignment descriptions. A transparent assignment includes just three parts: the purpose, the task, and the criteria. Do you have an assignment that students regularly struggle with? Has it been more difficult to get the level of work you desire from your students after moving your course online? Bring an assignment with you to this interactive webinar and you will have the opportunity to revise it applying the TILT (Transparency in Learning and Teaching) framework. Come prepared to participate! Workshop attendees will break into groups for a peer feedback session and everyone will leave with a draft of their TILTed assignment. – April 27, 2021
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Melva Robertson, DSL (Director of Communications, Laney Graduate School at Emory University)
This webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Melva Robertson, Director of Communications for the Laney Graduate School at Emory University and scholar of leadership development and communications. She will provide participants with an overview of the importance of developing a professional brand in an academic context, and research-based practices for doing so effectively. We will then work to identify key elements of our individual academic brands and concrete steps we should take to better communicate that brand to key stakeholders (e.g. students, colleagues, campus leaders, external reviewers, and/or donors, to name a few). – April 18, 2021