Events calendar

The Faculty Professional Development Program offers numerous on-and off-campus enrichment opportunities, including:


September

Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

How Does Learning Work?
Applying the principles of learning in the classroom

First meeting: Tuesday, September 8
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

More information about this Community here

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Two-part workshop:

Implementing Self-Regulated Learning Using Technology

Wednesday, September 9 and 23
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)
Co-sponsored with e-Learning Center

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What is self-­regulated learning? How will it benefit me in my teaching? In this two­-part workshop we will review the concept of self­regulated learning and its underlying research base. We will explore some pedagogical challenges and consider whether or not self­-regulated learning presents a solution to these challenges.

During the workshop you will design assignments using the principles of self-­regulated learning. Join us as we explore ways in which NAU-­supported technology such as Blackboard Learn can facilitate this approach.

Workshop Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
● explain the advantages of self-­regulated learning
● determine appropriate pedagogical purpose(s) for self-­regulated learning
● explain important design considerations when planning self-­regulated learning
● begin to create a self­regulated learning assignment using technology 

 
Productive Beginnings session 1

“So, how do I get started?"
Strategies to get your year off to a great start. Planning your semester and year for success.

Friday, September 11
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
University Union, Havasupai A/B

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Series information here

  

Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

Making Learning Stick in Large Enrollment Classes

First meeting: Wednesday, September 16
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

More information about this Community here

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Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

Helping students connect learning across time, with other courses, or between the classes and the community:
A faculty learning community on integrative learning

First meeting: Wednesday, September 16
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

More information about this Community here

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Introduction to Degree Program Expectations:
What Do Faculty Need to Know Now?

Thursday, September 24
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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What do you know about NAU’s Degree Program Expectations? What would you like to know? This interactive session will give a brief overview of NAU’s Degree Program Expectations followed by examples of how these best practices in course design, curriculum, and assessment can improve teaching and learning.

Presenters: Gerald Wood, College of Education, Educational Leadership Associate Professor
Sue Pieper, Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment, Coordinator for Assessment
 

  

Community of Practice:

Century Club
for faculty who teach large classes

First Meeting: Friday, September 25
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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If you are teaching a large enrollment class, this community of practice may be for you. Come join fellow faculty who are teaching large classes to share good ideas, promising practices or innovative teaching ideas that can be used in your large enrollment course(s).

We anticipate that this community will meet monthly through the year.

 
Productive Beginnings session 2

“What can I do to design my classroom for student learning and success?"
Strategies to promote the behaviors you want and to deal with issues when they arise.

Friday, September 25
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
University Union, Havasupai A/B

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Series information here

 

October

Productive Beginnings session 3

“How can I develop and maintain great working relationships?"
Strategies for professional relationships with colleagues in your college, department or across the campus.

Friday, October 9
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
duBois Conference Center, Fremont Room

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Series information here

 

Making the Most of Your Degree Program Curriculum Map

Tuesday, October 20
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)
Co-sponsored with the Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment (OCLDAA)

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What is a curriculum map? Why create a curriculum map? How do you begin the curriculum mapping process? This session will address all of these questions, highlighting the Criminology and Criminal Justice undergraduate degree program at NAU and the process of designing and using a curriculum map to better understand and improve courses, curriculum, and students’ learning experiences in the program.

Presenters: Phoebe Morgan, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Chair, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Sue Pieper, Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment, Coordinator for Assessment


 

Collaborative Learning Using Technology

Wednesday, October 21
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)
Co-sponsored with e-Learning Center 

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Collaborative learning is a proven approach to in-­depth learning. In this workshop we will explore the pedagogical advantages of collaborative learning and the challenges of implementing collaborative learning strategies in our classes. Come and we’ll work together to design a collaborative learning assignment with a focus on using technology to better manage the process, student-­to-­student interaction, and group accountability.

Workshop Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
● explain the advantages of collaborative learning
● determine appropriate pedagogical purpose(s) for collaborative learning
● explain important design considerations when planning group work
● begin to create a group assignment using technology 

 

Innovations in Teaching:
Lessons Learned from the President’s Technology Initiative

Friday, October 23, 2015
Health & Learning Center, Second Floor Multipurpose rooms
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by e-Learning Center

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Come and engage in a conversation with your colleagues about these topics:

  • Leveraging Cognitive Science
  • Meaningful Engagement
  • Attention Matters!
  • NAUTalk: Blended for Intro Courses & NAUTalk: Comparison of Lecture Formats
  • Engaged Learning
  • Tech Effective Course Design


FREE to attend!
Sign up now!
(Limited seating)
Lunch provided

Please Register!
To register and for more information, visit http://bit.ly/elcinnovations

Hosted by the e-Learning Center
 

  

Helping Your Students Access and Use Primary Sources

Friday, October 30
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Cline Library, Room 200
Co-sponsored with Cline Library Special Collections and Archives

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More information coming soon

 

November

Fostering Academic Integrity at NAU


Friday, November 6
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)
Co-sponsored with e-Learning Center

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Academic integrity is a major issue in higher education nationwide. Often, students do not understand what the University means by this concept. In this workshop we will examine a teaching and learning approach to academic integrity. We will discuss course design approaches that will teach relevant concepts in a non-punitive way. Join us as we explore the tools available at NAU to promote academic integrity and especially plagiarism.

Workshop Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • explore methods of teaching academic integrity principles 
  • examine course and assessment design that promote academic integrity
  • begin to create a syllabus that fosters academic integrity
  • explore tools that promote student mastery of academic integrity principles

 

Strategic Course Design


Wednesday, November 18
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)
Co-sponsored with the Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment (OCLDAA)

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What is strategic course design? This session will introduce strategic course design, focusing on the characteristics of a strategically designed course: the purpose of the course, intended course student learning outcomes, intentional sequencing of course activities to achieve learning outcomes, and assignments and assessments faculty and students will use to gauge learning throughout the course. Examples of strategically designed courses will be provided.

Presenters: John Doherty, E-Learning Center, Instructional Design Manager
Walter Nolan, E-Learning Center, Instructional Designer Lead
Sue Pieper, Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment, Coordinator for Assessment

 

Productive Beginnings session 4

“Are there things I should do to wrap up my semester and prepare for my performance review?" 
FAAR, Performance Reviews, Student Evaluations of Teaching.


Friday, November 13
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
duBois Conference Center, Fremont Room 

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Series information here

 

*Programs will be added to the calendar as dates and times are confirmed. Please check back frequently.