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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. 

Cadre of New Faculty Colleagues
All new faculty hires will be invited to attend this 8 week series of discussions that expand upon topics briefly mentioned at Orientation. Representatives from corresponding offices will present on topics ranging from Developing Your PDP to Classroom Technology.
Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 11 AM until 12 PM beginning September 1st.
Check out these offerings on our blog:

Conversations in the Living Room
Brown bag luncheon series 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.
Check our blog weekly for more information:
11 AM - 12 PM most Wednesdays beginning September 2nd
Fly Like an Eagle:  Enhancing Classroom Practices for Adjunct Faculty
This academy is designed specifically to support adjunct faculty's professional growth and development. Specifically, the sessions will provide opportunities for attendees to enhance their classroom teaching pedagogy, provide information on University policies and legal issues, and engage a collegiate community in discourse about teaching and learning and course design. This academy meets for 2 hour sessions twice a week for three weeks. We offer a morning and an evening academy. 
For more information view last spring's sylllabus here.
Morning Academy: 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM on
Tuesday October 6 and Tuesday October 13
Evening Academy: 5:00 PM -  7:30 PM on
Thursday October 8 and Thursday October 15
Improving Student Learning Webinar Series
Six week online webinar series that will feature various guest speakers on evidence-based practices for improving student learning.
Sessions will be held on Thursdays from 12 PM - 1 PM beginning September 17th

Faculty Writers' Lockdown
Join us every Thursday morning from 9 AM - 11 AM beginning September 17th
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!
Using Student Feedback to Inform Teaching
Hands-on workshop where participants will review sets of data from the new Student Perception of Instruction (SPoI) survey and discuss how the information can inform teaching and be used to document teaching in your annual review and promotion portfolio along with writing Professional Development Plan (PDP) goals. 
TBA January  
Check calendar for offerings as they are developed.