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Lucas Center for Faculty Development

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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. 

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:
12 PM - 1 PM most Wednesdays beginning January 20th  

Faculty Writers' Lockdown
Join us every Thursday morning from 9 AM - 11 AM beginning January 7th. 
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!

Tea Time with the QEP
Faculty and Staff will have the opportunity to develop strategies and share best practices for engaging FGCUScholars: Think * Write * Discover
Sessions begin Tuesday January 12th from 2- 3 PM.
Click here more information and to register for these sessions. 

Reading the Tea Leaves of Student Data: SPOI, Canvas and Annual Review
Hands-on workshop where participants will review sets of data from the new Student Perception of Instruction (SPoI) survey and review Canvas Reports. Participants will discuss how the information collected can inform teaching and be used to document teaching in your annual review and promotion portfolio along with writing Professional Development Plan (PDP) goals. 
February 10th from 10 AM -12 PM
LIB 211
Click here to view the Workshop Flyer with RSVP link.   
TAA Writing Workshop:  Publish and Flourish with Dr. Tara Gray
Join us for our second annual writing workshop sponsored by the Text and Academic Authors Association. This year Dr. Tara Gray, founding director of the Teaching Academy and New Mexico State University, will be presenting on Publish & Flourish:  Become a Prolific Scholar.
February 5th from 1-4 PM
SRHM 111
Click here to view the Workshop Flyer with RSVP link.  

Professional Learning Community: Ready, Set, Teach--You've Got an Hour!
Faculty, adjuncts, and staff who have opportunities to make short presentations to different groups on campus are encouraged to participate. The members of this learning community will discuss topics related to effectively delivering short presentations such as reading the audience, finding out what teh audience already knows about the topic, how to engage your audience throughout, ways to plan and pace your prsentation, and much more. Final topics for discussion will be determined by participant feedback. Participants will revise and edit presentations based upon the disucssion and can submit for feedback from the facilitators.
March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23
11 AM - 12 PM
LIB 212
Click here to view the Workshop Flyer with RSVP link.  
Check calendar for offerings as they are developed.