SPRING  2016
February 2

Libraries presentation

Steven Hunt from the BioSciences library, and Suzan Hahn of the Rasmuson library will discuss the services the libraries on campus provide for faculty and students.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

February 9

Office of Health & Counseling/Veterans Resource Center

Mary Matthews, director of disabilities, will talk on how to work with students with disabilities, and on the American with Disabilities Act. Walter Crary, the veterans service officer, will talk about the services of his Center. Bonnie Brody, senior counselor, will talk about students in distress. Q & A will follow.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

February 10

How to Deconstruct a Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Office of Grants & Contracts Administration.

A Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a publically available document that a sponsor uses to declare its intentions to award discretionary grants or cooperative agreements, usually as a result of a competition for funds.  FOAs may also be known as Program Announcements (PA), Requests for Applications (RFA), Notices of Funding Availability (NFA), Solicitations, or other names depending on the agency and type of program. This session will review “standard” sections and proposal elements required by almost every FOA, regardless of project size.  

Learning Objectives:
•      To understand the standard sections and document specifications of an FOA
•      To understand agency-specific formats of FOAs
•      To identify key information and requirements of the FOA
•      To identify the UAF institutional requirements for submission
Audience: Faculty, staff, and students

2:15-3:15 pm

201 O'Neill building

February 16

Learn about the Registrar's Office

Not sure when to use a No Basis grade verses an Incomplete grade? Want to get a different room for your course? Not sure how to give permission to allow a student in your course? What the heck is Degreeworks, anyway?

Registrar Mike Earnest and Curriculum & Records Manager Holly Sherouse will lead a discussion on grading, academic policies and records topics that can be challenging to navigate your first year here. They will address a variety of other topics such as academic scheduling, registration, student records and commencement. And answer any questions you may have.

1:00-2:00 pm 340 RASM

February 18

Consider the "Flipped" classroom!

Denise Thorsen (Engineering) and Sarah Hayes (Chemistry) will share their experiences using this teaching technique in their classrooms. They led a faculty learning community on this topic and have gathered research, collaborated with others, and tested out theories in courses.

Come and learn from their collective wisdom!!

noon-1pm BUNN 319

Pizza will be served.

February 23

Faculty Bullying in Higher Education?

UAA recently produced a video entitlted "Toxic Friday" a short video showcasing in story form several types of bullying and other toxic behaviors that commonly occur within academic departments.

Libby Roderick from UAA's Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence will give this presentation.Q & A session will follow.

12:30-2:30 pm in RASM 340

3:00-5:00pm Murie building auditorium

All are welcome!!

March 1

Mentoring Discussion "How Close is Too Close?"

Discussion leaders Sarah Hayes and Lori Gildehaus

1:00-2:30pm  Murie 130

March 22

Syllabus Design

I will go over requirements for any syllabus at UAF, discuss what HAS to be included, and show you some examples of excellent syllabi. Syllabi are like legal documents and you need to have a strong one to be protected.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

March 29

Active Learning strategies in the classroom

Research shows that professors who want increased student learning should adopt active learning. I will define active learning, its value, how to implement and show six examples of active learning approaches.


RASM 340

April 5

"Mentoring isnt just for Scientists"

Discussions leaders Sarah Hayes and Lori Gildehaus.

1:00-2:30pm  Murie 130

April 12 
April 19

Teaching a Seminar class.

I will show you a short video on best practices in running a small group discussion class. Followed by

Q & A.

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM

April 22

Spring Fest. Campus Closed.

Committee on the Status of Women will hold a workshop on Tenure & Promotion strategies.

Venue: 109 Butro

9-11 am

April 26 
May 3

Mentoring discussion "Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity" with leaders Sarah Hayes and Lori Gildehaus.

1:00-2:30pm Murie 130

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