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Events for Fall 2014

Monthly Calendars

Event Highlights


Monday, September 8, 12-2pm, Library 314 - Active Engagement through Cooperative Learning (Lorraine Cross, Florida Atlantic University)

Monday, September 15, 12-1pm, Library 314 - Teaching International Students (Ricardo Rosa, Educational Leadership)

Tuesday, September 30, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Library 314 - Strategies for Advising Large Student Cohorts (Charlotte Hamlin, Artisanry)

Wednesday, October 22, 12:30 – 2pm, Library 314 – Creating a Culture of Abundance in the Classroom

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, September 22, 12-1pm, CCB 115 –Best Practice Award (In collaboration with Instructional Development)

Wednesday, October 29, 12-1pm, Library 314 – Making Strides Reports

Monday, November 3rd, 12-1pm, Library 314 – Using Mindfulness Training in the Classroom

Roundtable Discussions

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

Wednesday, October 8, 12-1pm, Library 314: Inter-professional Graduate Education (Kerry Fater, Frank Scarano, Amy Shapiro, Maureen Hall)

Wednesday, November 12, 12-1pm, Library 314: Being and Teaching International Students (Devon Lynch, Dário Borim, Elena Peteva)

Faculty Writing Workshop

September 24, October 15, November 5, and December 3 – 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.

OFD Book Club

September 16, October 14, November 18 – 12:30-1:30pm in OFD Lounge

Facilitated by Cathy Smilan

On the recommendation of the faculty, OFD is piloting a book club session this semester. OFD's book club selection for Fall 2014 is Active Learning: Cooperation in the College Classroom by Johnson, Johnson & Smith. Beyond assigning groups of students to work together on projects, this college-level based text addresses the role assignment, fostering interdependence, scope and sequence planning and time management for using cooperation in the classroom. The text is a follow-up to theSeptember 8 workshop on Cooperative Learning faciliated by Lorraine Cross, a Johnson and Johnson trained educator. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the text and join in monthly discussions about this teaching strategy. Ms. Cross will be available via Skype at the book club sessions to answer questions related to the methodology. We look forward to active participation through discussion of the reading and examples from your classrooms.

Book: Active Learning: Cooperation in the College Classroom (2006, 8th Edition). David and Roger Johnson and Karl Smith. (a limited number of copies will be available to participants).

Lunch will be served in all sessions; if you wish to attend any session, please register through the Events calendar on UMD website.