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 Events for Spring 2015

Monthly Calendars

Event Highlights


Wednesday, February 11, 12-1pm, Library 314 – If You Flip It, They Will Learn: A How-To Guide for Flipping Any Course in Any Discipline (Thomas Menella, Bay State College)

Wednesday, February 18, 12-1pm, Library 314 - Aligning Assessment Rubrics to Department Assessment Plans (Kathy Miraglia, Art Education; Lisa Knauer, Sociology/Anthropology; Rachel Rebello, Instructional Development)

Tuesday, March 10, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Library 206 – Voice Projection Techniques for Teaching (Tian Zhou, Music)

Tuesday, April 7, 12:30–1:30pm, Library 314 – Social Media in the Classroom (Kristi Oliver, Art Education)

Lightning Sessions

Lightning sessions are events designed to present faculty with numerous ideas about improving their pedagogy. Each event will last one hour, and several faculty will present projects focused on a central theme. At the end of the hour, attending faculty will leave with several concrete ideas they can use in their own classes.

Monday, Feb. 2nd, 12-1pm, CCB 115 – Pre-Tenure Book Publication (Nikolay Anguelov, Public Policy; Thomas Stubblefield, Art History)

Wednesday, March 4, 12-1pm, Library 314 – Interdisciplinary Team Teaching (Bob Fisher, Physics; Cristina Mehrtens and Mark Santow, History)

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30-1:30pm, Library 314 – Writing Across the Curriculum (Karen Gulbrandsen, English; Shaun Spencer, Law School; Anna Dempsey, Art History)

Roundtable Discussions

These sessions are designed to spark discussion on topics that are currently relevant throughout our campus and beyond.

Monday, March 9, 12-1pm, OFD Lounge: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research (Kerry Fater, Nursing; Maureen Hall, STEM and Teacher Education; Amy Shapiro, Psychology/CAS Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research)

Tuesday, March 31, 12:30-1:30pm, Library 314: Junior Faculty Research (Patrick Cappillino, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Jing Wang, Music; Suzanne Schireson, Fine Arts)

Monday, April 13, 12-1pm, Library 314: Junior Faculty Research (Kristen McHenry, WGS; Eric Larson, CJS; Ricardo Rosa, Educational Leadership; Aminda O’Hare, Psychology)

Faculty Writing Workshop

February 9, March 4, April 8, and April 29 – 12-1:30pm in OFD Lounge

The Office of Faculty Development’s Writing Group for Faculty provides UMass Dartmouth faculty with a structured yet flexible forum for discussing and stimulating their ongoing writing projects. The group will meet every three weeks on Wednesday in the OFD Lounge. Lunch will be provided. Regular participation throughout the academic year is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome. This workshop series will be facilitated by Maureen Eckert, Associate Professor, Philosophy. Please contact Maureen Eckert at meckert@umassd.edu with any questions. Lunch will be served in all sessions; if you wish to attend any session, please register through the Events calendar on UMD website.

Faculty Discussions

Wednesday, February 25, 12-1pm, OFD Lounge – Researching Community (Trina Kershaw, Pyschology, & Robin Robinson, Sociology/Anthropology)

Wednesday, April 1, 12-1pm, OFD Lounge - Being and Teaching International Students: Continuing the Discussion (Elena Peteva, Fine Arts; Devon Lynch, Economics; Paul Bacdayan, CCB Interim Associate Dean; Yuegang Zuo, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Bryan McFarlane, Fine Arts)