LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

FALL 2014 
Monday, August 18

New Faculty Orientation

SCHEDULE 

8:15 am to 1:00pm

Rooms E/F, Wood Center

Tuesday, August 19

 

New Faculty Orientation

8:30am - 3:00pm

Rooms E/F, Wood Center

3:30-5pm Visit to University Museum

5:30-7:00pm Chancellor's Reception                                         

Friday, August 22

Syllabus Design workshop

UAF has certain requirements for all syllabi. Dr. Joy Morrison, the director of the Office of Faculty Development, will introduce these requirements, and provide you with a template to use. You will also look at exemplary syllabi from a variety of disciplines.

2:00 - 3:00pm

Rasmuson (RASM) 340

Monday, August 25

Syllabus Design workshop

UAF has certain requirements for all syllabi. Dr. Joy Morrison, the director of the Office of Faculty Development, will introduce these requirements, and provide you with a template to use. You will also look at exemplary syllabi from a variety of disciplines.

11:00am - 12:00pm

RASM 340

Monday, August 25

Meeting of facilitators of Faculty Learning Communities for FY2015

Office of Faculty Development, 222 Bunnell

1:00-2:00 pm

Tuesday, August 26

Dealing with Challenging Students

Don Foley, Chief Judicial Officer and Dean of Students, and Associate VC for Student Life, will go over some legalities and give you good advice for how to stay out of trouble.

All faculty and TAs are welcome. No sign up is necessary.

1:00- 2:00 pm

RASM 340 

Thursday, August 28

Dealing with Challenging Students

Don Foley, Chief Judicial Officer and Dean of Students, and Associate VC for Student Life, will go over some legalities and give you good advice for how to stay out of trouble.

All faculty and TAs are welcome. No sign up is necessary.

1:00- 2:00 pm

West Ridge, Reichardt Building 300. Runcorn Room

August 28

Provost Tenure and Promotion file preparation workshop

This workshop is being held for the candidates who are undergoing tenure and/or promotion review in AY14-15.  The first hour of the workshop will feature a panel discussion.  Sample files are available for the candidates to review following the panel discussion.

3:15 pm

201 O'Neil

Monday, September 1LABOR DAY
Tuesday, September 2

First meeting of faculty learning communities.

Different venues.

1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, September 4FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Tuesday, September 9

How to Use Small Group Discussions in Teaching

A discussion of the pros and cons of using seminar format for teaching. We will view a short DVD then have Q&A.

Joy Morrison

1:00-2:00pm

RASM 340

September 12

Friday

Deadline for October iTeach

The October iTeach application period is now open. This free workshop will run Oct. 3, 6, 8 and 10. All faculty, adjuncts, instructors, lecturers and teaching assistants are encouraged to apply for this hands-on workshop offered by the Instructional Design Team at UAF eLearning & Distance Education.

Selected participants will learn about gathering and managing research, creating course schedules that work, building and managing online learning communities, and everything in between.

If you’re looking to become a more dynamic and effective teacher, if you want to learn how to incorporate meaningful web tools into an existing course, or if you want to teach online, iTeach is for you.

Find the application and more at iteach.uaf.edu

September 16

10th Annual Women Faculty Luncheon

hosted by the Committee on the Status of Women.

About the Guest Speaker:
Dr. Margaret K. Thayer, Curator Emeritus (Insects) has spent her career in field and museum – mostly at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago – investigating the systematics, biology, and evolution of the incredibly species-rich beetle family Staphylinidae.  Her work has taken her to all continents but Antarctica, primarily to collect research specimens, and she has authored or coauthored dozens of peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and books, with more in press and in preparation.

12:30-2:30 pm

Wood Center Ballroom

September 23

How to work with students who are veterans, and students with disabilities.

Kris Racina, Assoc. VC for University and Student Advancement, and Walter Crary, Veterans Service Officer, will educate you about the services we offer for the increasing number of military veterans who are coming back to university. Mary Matthews, Disability Coordinator, Center for Health & Counseling will discuss services for students with disabilities. This is information you really need to know!

Forewarned is forearmed!

Venue: 340 RASM

1:00-2:00 pm

September 25

Rubrics and Grade Book

OIT and eLearning will give a presentation on using rubrics for assessment.

12pm-1:00pm

319B Bunnell

September 30

Advising Training

The online UAF Academic Advisor Training program is up and running. Ginny Kinne and Linda Hapsmith from the Academic Advising Center will demonstrate how to use this program and how you can obtain certification for completing the academic advisor training. The demo will be geared for new academic advisors, but all faculty or staff advisors who are interested may attend. Certification for FERPA training is a pre-requisite for taking the assessment portion of the academic advisor training.


1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

October 7

Fall Faculty Cafe

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Wood Center, room E/F

October 14

Fulbright presentation

Director of Outreach for the Fulbright Scholar Division of CIES, Peter Vanderwater, will give a presentation about opportunities for faculty through the Fulbright program. Faculty who have received Fulbrights are welcome as well as those who are interested for the future.

Feel free to bring your lunch!

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

October 21

Mentoring luncheon

Lunch served for new faculty and mentors. I will discuss best practices for mentoring, and go over some guidelines.

Please RSVP.

Wood Center, rooms C/D

1:00-2:00pm

October 28How to work with students who are veterans.

Kris Racina, Assoc. VC for University and Student Advancement, and Walter Crary, Veterans Service Officer, will educate you about the services we offer for the increasing number of military veterans who are coming back to university.  his is information you really need to know!

Forewarned is forearmed!

Venue: 340 RASM

1:00-2:00 pm

November 4

Using Blackboard Discussion Forum

Dr. Natalia Zinger will walk you through best practices in using the discussion board in Blackboard. Whether you teach F2F or via distance, this will assist you in making efficient, effective use of this feature.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

November 11

Making the Most of UAF Libraries

Alys Jordan, head of Research, Instruction, and Outreach Services at Rasmuson will go over all of the services that the libraries offer to faculty and students.

1:00-2:00pm

340 RASM

November 18

Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity

Barbara Taylor, Director of URSA, will talk about this office and the opportunities for you and your students that they offer.

340 RASM

1:00 - 2:00 pm 

November 25

Instructional Technology

Victor Zinger will talk about innovative and different ways of using instructional technology for education.

340 RASM

1:00-2:00 pm 

 November 27-30

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 Friday, December 12

Last day of instruction

 December 15-18Final Exams

OFFICE CLOSED.

 REOPENS JANUARY 26, 2015

 
January 27 
March 16-20, 2015
SPRING BREAK
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