Events calendar

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

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September

Syllabus as Curriculum:
What does your syllabus tell your students about the course?

Tuesday, September 27
6:00 -7:00 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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How can you organize and interpret your syllabus to help students understand the curriculum of your course? What messages – intended or unintended – is your syllabus sending (and how could you change these)? How can you use your syllabus throughout the course to help students successfully navigate their learning experience? If these are questions you have about how to use your syllabus, join us for this workshop. This workshop will be offered using Collaborate Ultra and is available to faculty both on and off campus.

Facilitator: Larry Gallagher, Director, Faculty Professional Development Program

 Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

Applying Universal Design of Learning in Blended and Online Classrooms 

Friday, September 30
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)
Available for Extended Campus participants through BB Learn Collaborate Ultra

More information about this Community here

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Century Club Meeting

Friday, September 30
2:00-3:00 pm
Cline Library Building #28 Room 168

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The Century Club is a community of practice that seeks to share knowledge and experiences of faculty members teaching large enrollment courses. Members meet to share effective or promising practices and discuss how they teach their large courses. Meetings will be held on the last Friday of each month (with the exception of  October 21 and November when the group will meet on December 2 due to the Thanksgiving holiday).

Facilitators: Larry Gallagher, Director, Faculty Professional Development Program

October

 Faculty Learning Community introductory/orientation meeting:

Effective Online Teaching

Monday, October 3
12:30-1:30 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)
Available for Extended Campus participants through BB Learn Collaborate Ultra 
More information about this Community here

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 Feedback to Move Forward: Helping Guide Your Students Toward Learning

Monday, October 3 
2:00-3:30 pm
Cline Library Practice Presentation Room 131
Available for Extended Campus participants through BB Learn Collaborate Ultra
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In this interactive workshop, you will learn research-based best practices in formative assessment, with a special focus on how to deliver effective oral and written feedback. You will leave this workshop with several concrete and easy to implement strategies that will help you more effectively lead your students to learning.
Facilitators: Sara Abercrombie, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, College of Education

Collaborative Learning Using Technology

Tuesday, October 4 
9:30-10:30 am
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169) 
Available for Extended Campus participants through BB Learn Collaborate Ultra. 

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Consider the ways in which group learning activities promote meaningful learning, how to structure group assignments for successful learning and engagement, and how to harness the power of technology to streamline and facilitate collaborative learning tasks and assignments.
This sessions is co-sponsored with e-Learning

Facilitators: Ray Chaira, Instructional Specialist, e-Learning Center, Larry MacPhee, Associate Director, e-Learning Center,
and Wally Nolan Lead Instructional Designer, e-Learning Center

Productive Beginnings Session 3
"What to do when you don’t get what you want from students"

Friday, October 7
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Health and Learning Center, (Building #25, HLC 2405)

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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Series information here
 

Beyond the Xs: Translating Your Curriculum Map to Deepen Student Learning

Tuesday, October 11 
9:00-10:00 am
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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You’ve completed a curriculum map for your degree program. Now what? This session will provide you with some strategies for using curriculum map information to deepen student learning and effective teaching in your course. You’ll hear from NAU colleagues who have applied some of these strategies in their programs and courses and have the opportunity to choose a strategy that you can implement tomorrow in your course.

Facilitators: Sue Pieper, Coordinator for Assessment, Office of Curriculum, Learning Design, and Academic Assessment
Larry Gallagher, Director, Faculty Professional Development Program, & Dierdra Bycura, Associate Professor, Health Services

 

Running a Faculty Led Program Abroad: Where to Start?

Friday, October 14 
1:00-2:00 pm
Blome Hall (Building # 2, Conference Room)
Center for International Education

Contact Zachary.Tobin@nau.edu to register

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NAU faculty take hundreds of students abroad every year to teach their favorite subjects. Have you heard about these amazing programs and wanted to learn more about how to run one yourself? This session will cover all you need to know to start planning your own faculty-led program in consultation with CIE and Education Abroad. We’ll be discussing all the steps needed from the planning stage (picking a course and country) to the implementation stage (recruiting and running the program).

Facilitator: Zachary Tobin, Assistant Director, Center for International Education

Getting Started With Tools and Technology That Foster Meaningful Engagement 

Wednesday, October 19
9:00-10:00 am
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)
Available for Extended Campus participants through BB Learn Collaborate Ultra.

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This session is a “nontechnical session that will cut through the ‘tech-talk.’” It is a hands-on working session to enable those of us unfamiliar with using a range of technology resources in our teaching to get experience, confidence and support for doing so. The goal of the session is to enable participants to learn about and  “test-drive” unfamiliar tools that could have potential for use in your own courses for (a) engaging learners, (b) creating assignments and assessments, (c) locating resources, and (d) supporting collaborations.

Co-sponsored by e-Learning Center

Facilitators: John Doherty, Instructional Design Manager, e-Learning Center, Kristin Ziska, Instructional Technologist, e-learning Center & Flower Darby, Instructional Designer, e-Learning Center

Engaging Ideas: An Evidence Supported Approach to Involving
Your Students in the Learning Process

Thursday, October 20
1:30-3:30 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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This session will describe the theoretical framework and evidence in support of strategies for maximizing student engagement. Discussion will describe general and specific approaches which may be utilized across a variety of educational environments for the purpose of motivating and involving learners. 

Facilitator: Mike Lebec, Program Director, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Century Club Meeting

Friday October 21
2:00-3:00 pm
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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The Century Club is a community of practice that seeks to share knowledge and experiences of faculty members teaching large enrollment courses. Members meet to share effective or promising practices and discuss how they teach their large courses. Meetings will be held on the last Friday of each month (with the exception of October 21 and November when the group will meet on December 2 due to the Thanksgiving holiday).


Facilitator: Larry Gallagher, Director, Faculty Professional Development Program

Let’s Solve the Right Darn Problem: Intentional Teaching With Technology

Wednesday, October 26
9:00 - 10:00 am 
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)
Available for Extended Campus participants through BB Learn Collaborate Ultra. 

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 We’ve all experienced failed learning activities: painful class sessions, online disasters, group projects gone wrong. Often we focus on surface-level issues, but how can we accurately identify and address the real problem? To answer this question, we’ll explore the intersection between teaching, technology and intentional design. You’ll acquire practical strategies to plan well aligned in-person, blended and online classes that effectively use technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Co-sponsored with e-Learning Center

Facilitators: Flower Darby, Instructional Designer, e-Learning Center 
Wally Nolan Lead Instructional Designer with e-Learning Center

Writing Better Tests: How to Design Assessments

Monday, October 31
2:00 - 3:30 pm 
Faculty Professional Development Program Teaching Commons (Cline Library Room 169)

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So often course learning goals and assessments don’t match, leading to different learning outcomes than expected. Learn how to consider the underlying structure of your learning goals when designing assessments and writing tests. Bring your syllabus and a current test or assessment to review at this workshop.

Facilitator: Sara Abercrombie, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, College of Education 

  

November

Productive Beginnings Session 4
"Wrapping up your 1st semester"

Friday, November 4
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Cline Library (Building # 28, Room 249)

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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Series information here
 

Spring 2017

Productive Beginnings Session 5
"Creating 360 degree relationships that help you in your career"

Friday, February 3
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: To Be Determined

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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Series information here
 

Productive Beginnings Session 6
"Wrapping up your first year … and thinking ahead to the next year"

Friday, April 14
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: To Be Determined

(The Productive Beginnings series was created with the new faculty member in mind, but these sessions will contain information of relevance to all faculty. Please consider joining the session if the topic is of interest to you. Participation in earlier sessions in the series is not a pre-requisite.)

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Series information here
 

 

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