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Programs for Spring, 2017 

Spring semester brings us many opportunities for faculty development programming. Although we're still planning events for the spring calendar, we can announce a number of programs now. We're offering several series organized by theme: 

Internal Grants

January 23, noon, Solms 207: Many faculty will work on their internal grants applications spring semester, so to help them with the writing process, we'll offer a panel discussion on writing teaching/learning grants and research/scholarship grants.Panelists are Drs. Omid Ardakani, Kelly Brooksher, Ho Huynh, Barbara Serianni and Jennifer Zettler. If you were unable to attend this session, you may view a recording of it here.

T&P Talks

Each academic college will conduct a workshop on tenure and promotion. Although all faculty are invited to attend, these conversations will especially benefit junior faculty preparing for the tenure and promotion review process. More details are forthcoming, but the workshops are scheduled for the following dates:

February 9th, 1:00, College of Health Professions: Ashmore Hall, 119 (Ashmore Auditorium)

February 13th, 12:00, College of Liberal Arts: Gamble Hall 221

February 15th, 12:00, College of Education: location to be announced

February 27th, 12:00 College of Science and Technology: Science Center 1107

New Faculty Workshops

Research and Service Activities: Facilitated by Armstrong Teaching Fellow, Dr. Amy Potter, Thursday, March 30, Solms 207, 1:00 

Celebrating the Completion of Our First Year! Facilitated by Armstrong Teaching Fellow, Dr. Amy Potter, April 24th, Solms 207, 12:00 noon

Cool Stuff

This series of programs is designed to inform faculty of easy, innovative, and affordable ways to incorporate technology into the online, blended and face-to-face learning environment. Each session is offered by a faculty member who is currently using these teaching/learning tools:

Learn More with, January 18th, 12:00, Solms 207:  Led by Nancy Remler, this workshop will explore the many instructional videos offered by and how we can use those videos to enhance our knowledge of instructional technology. View a screencast overview of this presentation here.

MATLAB Marina, January 27th, 12:00, Solms 207: Led by Tom Murphy, Priya Goeser and Chris Williams, this workshop will demonstrate how the chemistry department has developed an academic support system for engineering students.

Explain Everything, February 8th, 12:00, Solms 207: Sarah Zingales in the Department of Chemistry and Physics will demonstrate how she uses this screencasting software to provide feedback and support to her students.

iMovies for Spanish Classes, March 22, 12:00, Solms 207:  Grant Gearhart from LLP demonstrates how he created and edited instructional videos using iMovies, which he learned to use via 

FlipGrid: Video Online Discussions: April 6, 2:30, Solms 207: Corey Powell demonstrates how to use this video discussion tool as a way to facilitate student-to-student interaction in online courses.

Quality Matters

This series of workshops is designed for faculty unfamiliar with the Quality Matters course development and review process. Those interested in submitting a course for online review should consider attending all of these functions.

Does Quality Matter? January 31, 1:00, Solms 207: Drs. Dennis Barber, Nalanda Roy and Patricia Wachholz will explain what they learned from completing the Quality Matters course development and review process. They will also offer tips for faculty considering undergoing this review.

Introduction to the Course Development and Review Process, February16, 1:00, Solms 207:  OBL's instructional designers will walk you through the process of preparing a course for Quality Matters review.

Writing Performance Objectives, March 6, 12:00, Solms 207: Nancy Remler will demonstrate this essential aspect of course design for Quality Matters review.

Governor's Teaching Fellows

This series of workshops was planned by Armstrong's alumni of the Governor's Teaching Fellows. With the hope of spreading the spirit of maintaining Armstrong's high quality of instruction while also fostering a community of teacher-learners, Armstrong's Governor's Teaching Fellows hope their colleagues will join them in a series of teaching and learning conversations.

Evaluating Teaching Departmental Style, January 26th, 1:00, Solms 207: Faculty will examine the various ways Armstrong's academic departments evaluate instruction--from student surveys to peer observations--and discuss the pros and cons of those various strategies.

Assessment of Subject Course Matter, February 28, 1:00, Solms 207: Led by Armstrong Teaching Fellow Sara Plaspohl, participants will use an innovative rubric to analyze the ways they teach their subject matter and discuss how their reflection on teaching enables them to assess their own work.

Planning Next Year's Activities, March 28, 1:00,Solms 207: Armstrong's Governor's Teaching Fellows invite all faculty to plan activities for the next academic year to continue these important teaching and learning conversations.

Fall, 2016 Programming

In case you missed some of our fall programs, especially those for new faculty, we captured some of them on video:

August 31, 12:00: New Faculty Orientation Workshop: Campus Security, led by University Police Chief Wayne Willcox  Video recordings are available for those unable to attend:

September 21, 12:00:  New Faculty Orientation Workshop:  Academic Advisement, led by Mark Taylor   Screencast videos of the presentation are available