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Lucas Center for Faculty Development

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. 

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 sessions as 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 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.
DateType of SessionFacilitatorCollege/AreaTopic(s) for Discussion
01/18 Informational Session Dr. Elaine Hozdik International Services Faculty Resources for International Education and Travel
01/25 Conversations Dr. Bill Reynolds Lucas Center Difficult Classroom Dialogues
02/01 Research and Publication Ms. Chealsye Bowley Scholarly Communications Librarian Finding and Evaluating Journals
02/08 Teaching Excellence Award Winner Dr. Tammy Sadighi CHPSW, Nursing Fueling Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking and Pop Culture
02/15 Research and Publication Faculty Panel All Colleges Finding and Working with Editors in your Department
02/22 Informational Session e-Learning e-Learning Canvas Analytics
03/01 Informational Session Dr. Bill Reynolds Lucas Center Teaching for Critical Thinking
03/15 Teaching Excellence Award Winner Dr. Delphine Gras CAS, Language & Literature  
03/22 Informational Session Faculty Panel Undergraduate Scholarship Research with Undergraduate Students
03/29 Teaching Excellence Award Winner Ms. Katharine O'Connor Service Learning & Civic Engagement One Class, One Community Partner: Creating Common Intellectual Experiences
04/05 Conversations Dr. Bill Reynolds Lucas Center Difficult Classroom Dialogues
Check our blog weekly for more information:
12 PM - 1 PM most Wednesdays beginning January 18th

 Altmetrics 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
LIB 212

Faculty Writers' Lockdown
Join us every Thursday morning from 9 AM - 11 AM beginning September 15th.  
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!

Check calendar for offerings as they are developed.