August 17


The Office of Grants and Contracts Administration (OGCA)

The Framework of a Notice of Award (NOA)
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
O’Neill Building, Room 201 (Vera Alexander classroom)
The session will look at the types of information contained in a Notice of Award (NOA). While different sponsors’ NOAs may differ in format, most will contain standardized information about the topics contained in this session. Reviewing an NOA at the time of receipt, in conjunction with the sponsor’s general award management guidelines, will help to ensure that projects progress smoothly. Examples from various awards will be provided throughout the session.

Learning Objectives:
• To understand the standard sections and document specifications of an NOA
• To understand agency-specific formats of NOAs
• To identify key information and requirements of the NOA
• To identify the UAF institutional requirements for compliance with NOA

August 18


Syllabus Design workshop

UAF has certain requirements for all syllabi. This workshop will introduce them, and give you a template for usage. I will also show you a series of exemplary syllabi from a variety of disciplines.

Joy Morrison, Office of Faculty Development

Noon - 2pm

340 RASM

August 23



Syllabus Design workshop

UAF has certain requirements for all syllabi. This workshop will introduce them, and give you a template for usage. I will also show you a series of exemplary syllabi from a variety of disciplines.

Joy Morrison, Office of Faculty Development

Noon - 2 pm

340 RASM

August 24


Dealing with Challenging Students

Amber Cagwin, the chief judicial officer for students, will discuss how to keep you out of trouble with students. Fore-warned is fore-armed!


340 RASM

August 25


New Faculty Orientation

8:15 am - 4:15 pm with a bag lunch provided.

Kayak Room, Rasmuson Library

August 25


Chancellor's Reception for New Faculty and Families


Chancellor's Residence, Tanana Drive

August 26


Seminar: Dr. Ajeet Maurya, Fulbright Visiting Scholar.

3:45-5:00 pm

Globe Room, Elvey Building

Monday, August 29 First day of classes
Tuesday, September 6



September 13

eLearning & Distance Education

Join the UAF eLearning Instructional Design Team to learn about all of the services offered by this academic support unit. eLearning's Instructional Designers offer twice weekly Open Labs as well as weekly iTeach+ Workshops that will improve your teaching from the ground up, but that's just the beginning; from equipment loans to week-long intensive training, their team of experts understand what new faculty need to be productive. Join Faculty Development Coordinator Madara Mason along with other members of eLearning for pizza and a tour of their space and a tour of all they can do for you.

1:00-2:00 pm

Bunnell Building basement, east end.

 Sept 18

University Women's Association offers Fall Welcome Tea
The University Women's Association will hold a Fall Welcome Tea for the university community on Sunday, Sept. 18. Everyone is welcome, especially new faculty members and past scholarship recipients. Please bring a friend.

The tea will be from 2-4 p.m. at University House, 431 Gold Dust Drive, located off Yankovich Road. The theme is "Together we can create something beautiful," and attendees are encouraged to bring a flower or branch to add to a group bouquet.

RSVPs are appreciated. Call Cynthia at 457-4428 or Carol at 455-4577.

UWA is a social and service organization whose goal is to benefit the university community. UWA provides thousands of dollars in UAF scholarships each year from the proceeds of its annual holiday bazaar.

September 20

12th Annual Women Faculty Luncheon

Speaker: Dr. Susan Henrichs, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

12:30-2:00 pm

Wood Center ballroom

Please RSVP by September 12, 2016
to Jayne Harvie, 474-7964, jbharvie@alaska.edu

September 22


Chancellor's Convocation

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Davis Concert Hall

September 27

Using Augmented Reality in the classroom

There are many augmented reality devices such as goggles, glasses, projections; we will focus on mobile devices such as phones and tablets for this session. The potential for using AR in the classroom is huge. For example: Discovery, Skills Training, Spatial Learning, Impossible Interactions, and Engaging Reading Experiences.

Jennifer Moss, eLearning Center Instructional Designer

1:00 - 2:00 pm

340 RASM

October 4

Libraries presentation

340 RASM

1:00 - 2:00 pm

October 11

Civility in UAF Departments

I will screen the video "Toxic Friday: faculty bullying in higher education" and we will discuss how best to combat this behavior.

1-2pm 222 Bunnell

October 18 RASM 340
November 1

Mentoring Luncheon

A lunch for new faculty and their mentors where we look at guidelines and best practices for a good mentoring relationship.

1:00-2:00 pm

Wood Center, Room E/F

November 8 RASM 340
November 15 340 unavailable
November 22 RASM 340
November 24-27 Thanksgiving Break
Office closed December and January
February 7  
February 14  
March 13-17 Spring Break
April 21

Introduction to Scholarly Writing

Dr. Bob Lucas, director of the Center for Scholarly productivity in San Louis Obispo, CA will give a 3-hour workshop.

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Seating is limited to first 25. Please RSVP to me at jfmorrison@alaska.edu

April 22


Grant Writing

Dr. Bob Lucas will hold a full-day workshop on grant writing.

9:00 - 4:00 pm with lunch provided.

Seating is limited to first 25 faculty. Please RSVP to me at jfmorrison@alaska.edu


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