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A variety of workshops are planned each year around faculty requests. Most workshops last one hour at various times during the week. 

New ProgramColloquium Orientation Brown Bag Lunch Series
Orientation sessions for those interested in teaching the University Colloquium will be held monthly this spring. These brown bag lunch sessions will also be open to contributing faculty from all colleges or adjunct faculty currently teaching the course who want to rejuvenate a particular component of their class.
If you are interested in teaching University Colloquium for the first time, you will need to attend 3 of the 4 orientation sessionsas well as complete a teaching application (further requirements include a Masters or doctoral degree and graduate credits or experience in relevant areas). This orientation will introduce you to the philosophy of the course and explain the logistical pieces and parts of the class itself. These orientations only happen once per year, so we encourage you to attend. Space is limited
Select Fridays, 12 PM -2 PM
Jan 20th: Course Philosophy/Student Learning Outcomes; Syllabus
Feb 17th: Reading and Discussion Activities; Final Project Ideas
March 17th: Writing Assignment Requirements; Journals/blogs
April 4th: Service Learning; Field Trips
Lucas Center "Living Room," LIB 212

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Conversations in the Living Room
Brown bag luncheon series on Wednesdays during the fall and spring terms. Join us for conversations with our Teaching Excellence Award winners and informational sessions on obtaining travel funding, grant research, predatory journals, and utilizing technology in the classroom.
Type of Session
Topic(s) for Discussion
Informational Session
Dr. Elaine Hozdik
International Services
Faculty Resources for International Education and Travel
Dr. Bill Reynolds
Lucas Center
Difficult Classroom Dialogues
Research and Publication
Ms. Chealsye Bowley
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Finding and Evaluating Journals
Teaching Excellence Award Winner
Dr. Tammy Sadighi
CHPSW, Nursing
Fueling Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking and Pop Culture
Dr. Bill Reynolds
Lucas Center
Difficult Classroom Dialogues
Classroom Technology
Interactive "Smart" Projection
Teaching Excellence Award Winner
Dr. Delphine Gras
CAS, Language & Literature
Cultural Awareness Through Service Learning: Recommendations for Meaningful Incorporation of Service Learning
Informational Session
Faculty Travel Grant Recipients
Critical Pedagogical Innovations in the Classroom: Stories of Reflexivity and Praxis 
Teaching Excellence Award Winner
Ms. Katharine O'Connor
Service Learning & Civic Engagement
One Class, One Community Partner: Creating Common Intellectual Experiences
Classroom Technology
FGCU Lecture Capture with Kaltura
Check our blog weekly for more information:
12 PM - 1 PM most Wednesdays beginning January 18th

Classroom Technology Sessions
The Lucas Center has partnered with Academic and Event Technology Services (AETS) to demonstrate the use of classroom technology. This semester, we are offering six informational sessions and demonstrations on using FGCU Lecture Capture with Kaltura and Interactive SMART projection.
All sessions are offered from 12- 1 PM in the Lucas Center. RSVP to the Lucas Center to reserve your spot!
Interactive "Smart" Projection
January 19th, January 26th, February 15th
FGCU Lecture Capture with Kaltura
March 23rd, April 5th 
For a list of classrooms using FGCU Lecture Capture or any additional information, check out the AETS "What's New" page at

Altmetrics HeaderAltmetrics Donut and Coffee Hour
Grab a donut and find out how altmetrics can give you a bigger picture of your research impact. 
Thursday, January 19th
10 AM - 11 AM
Facilitator: Chealsye Bowley, Scholarly Communications Librarian
LIB 212
mentor programsWhy Mentoring Matters
This session will focus on ways to mentor in academia.  Many universities are requiring evidence of mentoring as means of promotion.  Ms. Gorman will discuss how faculty can explain the value of their mentoring and why mentoring matters.  The session will also provide an overview of our various mentoring programs here at FGCU, and present information pertaining to the Celebration of Excellence, Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Thursday, February 9th
2 PM - 3 PM
Facilitator: Catherine Gorman, Mentoring and Special Programs Coordinator
LIB 212

library e-books headerLibrary E-books as Textbook Alternatives
The Library owns thousands of e-books that can serve as required or supplemental course readings and save students money. We’ll talk about how to find Library e-books, demonstrate the mechanics of accessing and using them, and show how they are successfully being used in an Ornithology course.
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Thursday, February 23rd
10 AM - 11 AM
Facilitators: Kim Reycraft, STEM Librarian
                     Dr. Kara Lefevre, Marine & Ecological Sciences

Writers LockdownFaculty Writers' Lockdown
Join us most Thursday mornings from 9 AM - 11 AM beginning Jan 12th.  
Faculty Writers' Lockdowns encourage faculty writers to dive into projects with concentrated time and effort. These mini-lockdowns will help you create a regular writing pattern during the semester.
Bring your laptop, notes, paper, pencils. We will provide the snacks-- you provide the words!

 Promoting Faculty Scholarship Through Course-Embedded Collaborative Undergraduate Experiences
This workshop is designed to specifically enhance faculty scholarly productivity as you work toward contract renewal and promotion.
By Attending this Workshop, You Will:
1. Discover a number of course-based models that other faculty have employed successfully to improve their scholarship.
2. Develop customized scholarship-enhancing activities for your courses.
To learn more, please visit our blog:
Monday, March 27th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
LIB 212
Workshop Facilitators
Mike Savarese, Professor of Marine Science
Nicola Foote, Professor of History & Chair, Department of Social Sciences
Tunde Szecsi, Professor of Teacher Education
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Check calendar for offerings as they are developed.