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Calendar

 

 

February
5

NFI meeting: Teaching with technology

3:00-5:00 pm; Library 226

Facilitated by the Instructional Development Team. Learn about technologies available for UMD faculty and the pedagogical uses of these technologies.

February
12

NFI Meeting: Commercial Ventures Intellectual Property (CVIP) and Institutional Compliance Overview

3:00-5:00 pm; OFD (library 220)

Paul Vigeant, Assistant Chancellor for Economic Development, and Andrew Karberg, Director of Institutional Ethics & Compliance, will discuss and answer questions on commercial ventures and on institutional compliance.

February
19

NFI Meeting: Teaching

3:00-5:00 pm; Library 314

Maureen Hall (STEM and Teacher Development) will provide and overview of Differentiated Instruction.

February
26

NFI Meeting: Finding the Balance

3:00-5:00 pm; Library 314

An informal discussion with some tenured faculty about finding the balance between teaching, publishing, service and life outside your career.

March
5

NFI Meeting: Writing More (Often)

3:00-5:00 pm; OFD(Library 220)

Presenter: Paul Silvia, Associate Professor, Psychology, UNC -Greensboro; author of How to write a lot: A practical guide to academic writing.

March
12

No NFI Meeting.

March
19
SPRING BREAK

 March
26

NFI Meeting: Topic TBD

3:00-5:00 pm; Library 314

April
2

NFI Meeting: Teaching Narratives

3:00-5:00 pm; Library 314

This is a hands-on session. Please bring copies of syllabi, representative assignment sheets, peer review reports, etc. We will begin drafting your teaching narrative.

   April      9

NFI Meeting: Writing Measurable Learning Outcomes

3:00-5:00 pm; Library 314

Cathy Smilan, OFD Assistant Director, will discuss how to write measurable, specific, results-oriented learning outcomes that are targeted to the level of your course and consistent with departmental learning outcomes. Please bring at least two syllabi (preferably from courses at different levels) and your departmental learning outcomes.

April
16

NFI Meeting: Contract Renewals and FAR

3:00-4:00 pm; Library 314

Faculty Annual Review workshop and Contract Renewal Q&A. You may bring a laptop to start working on your FAR.

April
23

NFI meeting with OFD: Differentiated Instruction Presentations

3:00-4:00 pm; OFD Lounge (Library 220)

As part of its commitment to promote teaching development, the OFD has supported several projects that applied differentiated instruction in Spring 2014 courses. Some of the faculty who have implemented these projects will share their results in a brief presentation. The session will be followed by:

Wine and cheese

4:00-6:00 pm; OFD Lounge (Library 220)

Please stay and join your colleagues for some wine and cheese!

April
30

NFI final meeting: Reviewing the year

3:00-4:00 pm; OFD Lounge

Wrapping up the semester. Feel free to request a focus on a specific issue. Otherwise, an informal discussion of your experiences.

   

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