Events for Fall 2015

Monthly Calendars

Event Highlights


  • Monday, September 14, 12-1pm, Library 314 – Flipping Your Classroom Series #1: Flipped Learning, First Steps (Rachel Rebello and Andrew Hinote, Instructional Development)
  • Wednesday, September 16, 12-1pm, CCB 115 – Contemplative Practices in the Classroom (Aminda O’Hare, Psychology)
  • Tuesday, September 29, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Library 314 – Incorporating Video Lectures, Online Homework Submission and Homework Solution Videos into Face-To-Face Course (Nichalin Summerfield, MIS) 
  • Wednesday, September 30, 12-1pm, Library 314 – Pre-tenure Publication (Nikolay Anguelov, Public Policy)
  • Monday, October 5th, 12 – 1pm, Library 314 – Provost Innovative use of Technology Summer Grant: The In Bewtweens (Elena Peteva, Fine Arts) 
  • Wednesday, October 14, 12 – 1pm, Library 314 – Predatory Publishers: How to Spot Them! (Elizabeth Winiarz, Librarian)
  • Monday, October 19, 12-1pm, Library 314 – Flipping Your Classroom Series #2: Adapting Your Curriculum/Syllabus (Shannon Jenkins, Political Science)
  • Wednesday, November 4, 12-1pm, Library 314 – Pre-tenure Publication (Nikolay Anguelov, Thomas Stubblefield)
  • Monday, November 16, 12-1pm, Library 314 – Preparing Your Students for the Flipped Classroom (Debbie Armstrong, Nursing)

Lightning Sessions 

Lightning sessions are events designed to present faculty with several 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.

  • Wednesday, October 7, 12-1pm, Library 314OFD Travel Award Presentations
  • Tuesday, October 27, 12:30-1:30pm, OFD LoungeScholarship after Tenure
  • Monday, November 2, 12-1pm, Library 314OFD Travel Award Presentations

Roundtable Discussions

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

  • Wednesday, September 23, 12 – 1pm, OFD LoungeInterdisciplinary Research and Teaching (Kerry Fater, College of Nursing and Cathy Smilan, Art Education and OFD)
  • Wednesday, October 21, 12-1pm, OFD Lounge: Mid-term Evaluation – Taking the Classroom Pulse (Cathy Smilan, Art Education and OFD)
  • Wednesday, December 2, 12-1pm, OFD Lounge- Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching (Kerry Fater, College of Nursing and Cathy Smilan, Art Education and OFD)

Faculty Writing Workshop

September 9, October 14, November 10, and December 9 – 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 in the OFD lounge. Join us and get help with all aspects of your manuscript preparation from proof reading, to publication strategy input, to networking and collaboration with other colleagues both at UMassD. and other institutions that share your research passions. Lunch will be provided. Regular participation throughout the academic year is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome. This workshop series will be facilitated by Nikolay Anguelov, Assistant Professor, Public Policy. Please contact Nikolay Anguelov at with any questions.

Mentoring Research Students in Science and Engineering

September 11, October 9, November 13 at 12-1pm, September 22, October 27, November 24 from 12:30-1:30pm in OFD Lounge

Feeling overwhelmed by supervising research students for the first time? Are you frustrated that the advising strategies that your advisor used are not effective here at UMass Dartmouth? Would you like to learn about new strategies for mentoring your graduate research assistants? The Office of Faculty Development is running a discussion for early career science and engineering faculty starting out as research mentors. The discussion group will be led by John Buck (ECE) and Tracie Ferreira (BNG). The group will meet on the second Friday and fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss readings on research mentoring strategies and to share experiences and challenges. Lunch will be provided. Contact Prof. John Buck (, x9237) with questions or to sign up.