Events calendar

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


 Teaching Day 2015 

Teaching Day 2015

January 8th, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
duBois Center Ballroom
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Lunch & Keynote Address:
“Cross-Pollinations: Why Interactions Across the Sciences, Arts and Humanities Matter”

with Dr. Gary Nabhan
Research Social Scientist at the University of Arizona

Round Table Discussions to further explore…
  • Teaching across the disciplines
  • Helping students engage in interdisciplinary learning
  • Conducting research across the disciplines
  • Creating interdisciplinary programs

More information to follow.

Organized and convened by the NAU Teaching Academy
with support from the Office of the Provost
and the Faculty Professional Development Program.

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More information
Bio information for Dr. Gary Nabhan
Research Social Scientist, Southwest Center

PhD, Arid Lands Resources, University of Arizona, 1982

Gary Paul Nabhan is an Arab-American writer, lecturer, food and farming advocate, rural lifeways folklorist, and conservationist whose work has long been rooted in the U.S./Mexico borderlands region he affectionately calls "the stinkin' hot desert."
As a research social scientist based at the Southwest Center, he interacts with faculty and graduate students engaged in creative writing and reconciliation ecology research. He continues advising or consulting with many non-profits, including the Renewing America's Food Traditions collaborative.
For his literary non-fiction, grassroots conservation, and community-based ethnobiology projects, Nabhan has been honored with the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing, a MacArthur "genius" award, a Lannan Literary Award, a Pew Fellowship in Conservation and Environment, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Conservation Biology, and a Quivira Coalition award for excellence in science.


Community of Practice:
Writing Circles: Building Scholarly Writing Time into Our Work Day

Tuesday, January 20
11:30-12:30 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)

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Are you struggling to find time to engage in scholarly writing? Do you find yourself doing your scholarly writing in the evenings, on weekends or during your summer break? If so, you might want to consider joining our Writing Circles community of practice where we set aside time during our academic day to work on our scholarly writing with colleagues across the academy.

This community will meet every other week through the semester.


Designing & Teaching a Course with a Critical Thinking Focus

with Linda Nilson, author of Creating Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies to Strengthen Students’ Self-Awareness and Learning Skills (Stylus, 2013)

Tuesday, January 20
Noon - 1:00 pm
Cline Library, Room 200

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Community of Practice:
Blended Learning

Thursday, January 22
11:30-12:30 a.m. (brown bag)
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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Are you teaching in blended learning settings? This community of practice is meant to bring together fellow faculty members teaching in blended learning modalities to share effective and innovative practices.
We anticipate that this community will meet monthly through the semester. 


Now what? A workshop for developing your research agenda and identifying funding to support your scholarship

Friday, January 23
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)
Woodlands Hotel

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More information
This full-day event is designed for faculty members who are looking to craft a research agenda, revitalize their scholarship, or want to add new elements to their research.  The morning session will focus on developing a research agenda.  The afternoon session will help faculty members identify and develop ideas for funding their research.  Register early.  Space is limited.  


Community of Practice:
Century Club

for faculty who teach large classes
Friday, January 30
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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More information
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).

This community will meet monthly through the semester.


How Can I Create Opportunities for Collaborative Learning with Educational Technology?
Two-part workshop

Wednesday, February 18 and Wednesday, March 4
12:30 – 1:30 pm, with 1:30 – 2:00 consultation time

         OR the workshop will be repeated on:

Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 14
12:30 – 1:30 pm, with 1:30 – 2:00 consultation time

Both sets of workshops will be held in the Faculty Professional Development Teaching Commons (Cline Library, room 169)
Co-sponsored with e-Learning Center 

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Fulbright Opportunities for International Teaching and Research

with Harvey Charles, Vice Provost for International Education

Tuesday, March 10
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Cline Library 200
Co-sponsored with the Center for International Education

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More information
This session will present information about the variety of Fulbright international teaching and research opportunities available to NAU faculty.


Please visit: Faculty Learning Communities
for information about upcoming orientation sessions


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