LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

SPRING 2015

 

April 21

 

Please note room number

Intro to Faculty 180

Marsha Sousa and Michelle Strickland will walk you through the basics of this new online annual faculty report.

1:00-2:00 pm RASM 301

April 24

Spring Fest - no classes

Planning Strategically for Promotion and Tenure Workshop

Open to all UAF faculty!

Where: 109 Butrovich (statewide building)
Light refreshments will be served.

10:00- noon (with individual meeting time from 12-1pm)

Hosted by the UAF Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women

April 24

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Scholarly Writing workshop- Bob Lucas

This workshop is designed to help faculty deal with impediments to their scholarly writing. Special emphasis is placed on research, demonstrating practices that work in an academic setting.

The following topics will be covered: confronting myths about writing; overcoming major obstacles to writing; developing habits that promote writing; and varying patterns to sustain momentum.

1:00-4:00pm    BUNN 122

April 25

Saturday

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Intro to Grant Writing workshop - Bob Lucas

This workshop introduces faculty to the world of research grants. It gives beginners a framework for understanding this complex world and highlights activities critical to success.

The following topics will be covered:

* how to develop a steep learning curve

* how the major sponsor types differ

* how to create a list of likely sponsors

* how to tailor the initial approach to your sponsor

* how to write a compelling and convincing proposal

* how to deal positively with reviewers' comments

9 am to 4pm (with lunch)

Bunnell 122

April 28

 

WEBINAR

Gamification and Learning: Engaging Students with Interactive Curricula.

Games, gamification, and game-based learning. These terms and concepts increasingly find their way into the higher education and instructional design vocabulary.

Join Karl Kapp, professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University, and Deborah Thomas, who owns the game-based learning company SillyMonkey LLC, for this webinar on gamification. Discuss the latest research on the topic, and best practices for introducing interactive game-based learning into the classroom.

The webinar will explore:

* the meaning of "gamification"

* strategies for integrating games into curricula

* skills and lessons best taught with games

* game elementsw most effective in academics.

10 am - 11 am

340 RASM

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