Faculty Forum Workshops 2011-2012

Fall 2011 Workshops

Spring 2012 Workshops

Faculty Forum Workshops 2012-2013

Spring 2012 Workshops

Write Away 2012 Workshops

Sustainable Writing Goals and Habits

May 2, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

 

 

CETL, in conjunction with the AVP for Research and the Office of Sponsored Programs, is proud to announce a series of luncheon workshops specially designed to support the scholarship of writing.

Working with Dr. Kay Ferrell, Professor of Special Education at UNC, a widely published researcher and successful grant writer who has collaboratively raised over 16.9 million dollars in external funding, participants at these workshops will explore practical ways to strengthen their own writing and scholarship. For more details, download Write Away.pdf

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by April 30
Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Online Catalog and New Student Orientation:

What Faculty and Profesional Advisors Need to Know

May 1, 2012

May 2, 2012

May 8, 2012

 

 

Changes in the online catalog, the advising and registration schedule and other areas are in the works. Get information about faculty advisor compensation and sustainable cost savings program.

When: (Select only one of these sessions)
1st Session: Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
(Lunch Provided)
2nd Session: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
(Light Refreshment)
3rd Session: Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 11:00am - 12:30pm
(Lunch Provided)

Where:
1st & 2nd Session: Candelaria 1375
3rd Session: Gunter 2530

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by noon the day before the workshop.


Trends and Issues in Research Methods

April 24, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

 

This presentation is designed as a working session where participants will actively engage in discussion regarding how best to update and enhance their (quantitative/qualitative)
research methods skills.

A brief overview of the current trends and issues in research methods will be followed by small group discussion and input.

This session will be a kick-off and initial needs assessment for future research methods professional development activities offered at UNC.

Presenters
Dr. Susan Hutchinson, Professor of Statistics, Applied Statistics & Research
Dr. Maria Lahman, Professor, Applied Statistics & Research

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by Monday April 23rd, 2012
Space is limited. Lunch will be provided.


Assessing Teacher Prep Programs

April 19, 2012
11:00 - 12:30 pm
Candelaria 1375

 

UNC’s Education Innovation Institute is working with the University of Colorado and the Department of Higher Education to help establish a database in which educator preparation programs can be validly linked to the K-12 educators they send out into the field.

Presented by Kristin Klopfenstein, PhD
Executive Director, Education Innovation Institute

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by April 18.
Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


SharePoint for Program Assessment

April 18, 2012
10:00 - 11:00 am
Michener L-12

 

The Office of Assessment and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning will sponsor a workshop on Using Microsoft SharePoint for Program Assessment presented by Jay Lightfoot from Computer Information Systems.

This session will introduce the basic use of Microsoft SharePoint as a tool to manage data for program review and assessment. 


Teaching & Learning Fair

April 10, 2012
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
University Center

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Come and celebrate student achievement and faculty excellence using best teaching and learning
practices.

Join us for the free luncheon and listen to Dr. Doug Woody, Professor of Psychological Sciences, accomplished academic and published scholar speak about E-books and Academic Performance, a must see event!

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by March 27.
Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Center for International Education: Making the Global Local

April 3, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

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Want to communicate better with your international students? Wnat to globalize your classroom?

Plan to attend the April 3rd, 2012 Faculty Forum and learn about the Center for International Education (CIE). This program will introduce you to CIE services, activities and opportunities.

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by April 2.
Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Write Away 2012 Workshops

Writers’ Workshop: Understanding What Works

March 21, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

 

Are you eager to improve your writing? Needing to hit the mark with peer reviewers? Wishing to persuade a prospective funding agency? Wanting to hear how an experienced colleague at UNC has successfully written
grants? Interested in receiving collegial support and feedback from your peers? Struggling to find time? Then we have a solution!

For more details, download Write Away.pdf

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by March 19.
Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Online Teaching 101

March 20, 2012
11:00 - 12:30 pm
Candelaria 1375

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This session, given by the Instructional Design and Development team in Continuing Education and Academic Outreach, will provide a basic introduction to online learning including terminology and tools available to convert your face to face courses to online. The session will also provide important information about how to get an online course scheduled, plan an online course, and get trained as an online instructor.

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by March 19.
Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Universal Design for Learning

Feb. 29, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a brain-based set of principles for curriculum development that provides all individuals, including those with diverse learning needs, equal access to learning.

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by February 27

Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Center for Human Enrichment (CHE)

Feb. 23, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

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Attend this engaging lunch forum and learn about the Center for Human Enrichment, why it was created, who it serves and the impact it has on the UNC campus.

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by February 21

Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Assessment Fair

Feb. 21, 2012
9:45 am - 3:30 pm

Panorama Room
University Center

 

The Assessment Fair provides a forum for sharing and learning from the work of colleagues across the campus about assessment research and best practices that support student learning and educational outcomes.

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by February 15.
Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Using Innovative Tools to Support Student Learning

Feb. 2, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

 

As distance education becomes more relevant and available instructors are attempting to make their courses more interesting, accessible and interactive. During this session we will review a variety of free and low-cost programs and formats instructors can use to engage students more effectively in the learning process and provide timely feedback on assignments, in distance and face-to-face learning situations.

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by January 31.
Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Write Away 2012 Workshops

Million Dollar Tips and Tricks to Enhance your Writing

Feb 1, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

 

Working with Dr. Kay Ferrell, Professor of Special Education at UNC, a widely published researcher and successful grant writer who has collaboratively raised over 16.9 million dollars in external funding, participants at these workshops will explore practical ways to strengthen their own writing and scholarship. For more details, download Write Away.pdf

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by January 30.
Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Supporting Students' Academic Writing and Self-sufficiency

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Jan 31, 2012
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Candelaria 1375

 

In this Faculty Lunch Forum, we will discuss strategies for implementing more opportunities for academic writing in courses across the university. In particular, we will talk about how to incorporate short writing exercises that can help to generate class discussion, to encourage exploration and/or retention of ideas, and to enable students’ self-sufficiency.

Presented by: Dr. Sarah Allen
Director of Composition
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Department of English Language and Literature

Please RSVP to Berniece.Mitchell@unco.edu by January 30,.

Lunch will be provided for preregistered participants.


Fall 2011 Workshops


SoTL Workshops:


Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2011
11:00 am -12:15 pm

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CETL is happy to announce that thirty UNC faculty from colleges across campus have committed to form part of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning cohort. Over the fall semester, faculty in the SoTL cohort have learned about how to develop and initiate their own scholarly classroom inquiry, in addition to sharing information, collaborating with colleagues and further focusing on how to improve teaching and student engagement. 

The next series of meeting will reconvene in January 2012. For more information, please contact Deborah Romero.


Finding Grant Opportunities Workshop

Nov 29, 2011
3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Michener L-12

 

Join Arlene Hansen from the Office of Sponsored Programs to learn how to find external grant programs to fund research, scholarship, instruction, student support, community outreach, etc.


Copyright & Teaching Lunch Forum

Nov 17, 2011
11:30 am-1:00 pm

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UNC General Counsel Dan Satriana will present copyright law basics with a focus on teaching and use of an LMS, suggest best practices, and answer any specific questions
you may have.

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Community-Based Scholarship Lunch Forum:

Nov 15, 2011
11:00 am- 12:30 pm

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Facilitated by Katie Kleinhesselink from Colorado Campus Compact, this event is intended to support faculty and scholars who are interested in learning more about how community based scholarship can enhance their research and teaching.

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SoTL Workshop:

Nov 10, 2011
11:00 am -12:15 pm

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This meeting will review key stages in a model for conducting classroom inquiry, and we will explore further how these can connect to participants’ teaching and research interests. Our goal is to provide relevant and viable ways to support participants’ conceptualization and development of SoTL in their own particular contexts, with a view to dissemination and participation at local or national levels.


Qualtrics Open Workshops:

Nov 9, 2011
1:15 pm- 2:15 pm

 

Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool available to all UNC faculty and staff to support survey research and program evaluation. Undergraduate and graduate students may be granted accounts when supervised by faculty or staff for class, research, or work purposes. Qualtrics allows for basic and sophisticated survey development, in a streamlined, easy to learn format. Data can be readily viewed in a variety of formats and presentations, and exported to compatible programs such as SPSS and Excel


Qualtrics Open Workshops:

Nov 8, 2011
12:30 pm- 1:30 pm

 

Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool available to all UNC faculty and staff to support survey research and program evaluation. Undergraduate and graduate students may be granted accounts when supervised by faculty or staff for class, research, or work purposes. Qualtrics allows for basic and sophisticated survey development, in a streamlined, easy to learn format. Data can be readily viewed in a variety of formats and presentations, and exported to compatible programs such as SPSS and Excel


Integrating Culture Luncheon:

Nov 3, 2011
11:30 am -1:00 pm

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Integrating Culture Applies Only To Some Disciplines -
and Other Myths

Presented by: Dr. Genie Canales, Hispanic Studies

This lively and interactive faculty forum introduces participants to a creative and effective teaching model which supports a variety of learning styles, subject matter, and multicultural
aspects by integrating the world view and cultural values of diverse ethnic and cultural groups.

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SoTL Workshop:

Nov 2, 2011
12:00 pm-1:15 pm

 

This meeting will review key stages in a model for conducting classroom inquiry, and we will explore further how these can connect to participants’ teaching and research interests. Our goal is to provide relevant and viable ways to support participants’ conceptualization and development of SoTL in their own particular contexts, with a view to dissemination and participation at local or national levels.


Qualtrics Orientation:
Brown bag

Oct 25, 2011
11:30 am -1:00 pm

 

Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool available to all UNC faculty and staff to support survey research and program evaluation. Plan to attend this overview and learn how to set up and account and create basic surveys.


Focusing on Learning
that Matters:
Lunch Forum

Oct 18, 2011
11:30 am -1:00 pm

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For nearly three decades, educators have grappled with the role of assessment in higher education.  Throughout this period, institutional responses have been shaped by the inherent tension between two purposes of assessment: accountability and improvement. 

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Clickers without the Clunk: Hassle-free measurable student engagement

Oct 12, 2011
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

If you teach, then you question. If you question, then you know the challenge of both eliciting and gauging student responses in class.

This 50 minute interactive session, for the questioners and skeptics, will illustrate how faculty can incorporate clickers into their existing instructional activities, with minimum lead work and without requiring students to purchase the equipment.


Teaching and Learning in College with Multilingual Students luncheon

Oct 5, 2011

11:30 am -1:00 pm

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Presented by Dr. Ginny Huang, Associate Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Director, School of Teacher Education.

The Teaching and Learning in College with Multilingual Students luncheon forum offered information and stories about learners of English in the college classroom. The workshop allowed faculty to understand some of the issue multilingual students deal with and how to support students in the classroom.

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

September 22, 2011
11:30 am -1:00 pm

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The SoTL Faculty Cohort, a new initiative sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), offers you with the opportunity to develop classroom inquiry within your own courses, and learn different research methods that investigate various pedagogical methods and issues.

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CETL offers instructional and technological support and can bring to fruition teaching and learning projects or professional workshops. Maybe you have a great instructional activity or teaching resource that has worked well with students? If so, we would like to hear about it!

 Contact me with your ideas, suggestions and comments.

For additional information about UNC Faculty Forums, please contact Dr. Deborah Romero.


Deborah Romero, Ph.D.
Associate Director Faculty Development • Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Associate Professor ESL/Bilingual Education • Hispanic Studies Department
Deborah Romano
UNIVERSITY of  NORTHERN COLORADO
Michener L37 • Campus Box 53• Greeley, CO 80639
(970) 351-2458