Teaching. Scholarship. Engagement. Advocating for the professional development of faculty at every stage of their academic careers. Events More Events Feb 6 Feb 6 1:00PM My Worst Class Ever!My Worst Class Ever! Monday, February 6, 2023 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. OFD, Library 213 Facilitator: Dr. Jay Zysk, OFD Director We've been there, haven't we? We planned what we thought was an ideal class: a good discussion prompt intact; an engaging, interactive lecture ready to go; the groupwork activity or blog prompt sure to get our students going. And then, in seeming disbelief, it all falls apart and we find ourselves asking, "What happened?!" All too often, we tend to focus on pedagogical successes without also reflecting on those aspects of our teaching that "at least initially" don't go so well. In this session, we'll have a conversation about some of our "worst classes ever" with the intention of opening a space for thinking about innovation and improvement. When classroom challenge becomes an opportunity for reflection and rethinking, how can we transform our "worst class ever" into a project for pedagogical exploration and discovery? Edit this content Feb 8 Feb 8 12:00PM Making Copyright and Fair Use Decisions in Your CoursesMaking Copyright & Fair Use Decisions in Your Courses Wednesday, February 8, 2023 12:00 - 1:00 pm OFD Library 213 Facilitators: Allison Cywin, Art Education, Art History, and Media Studies Librarian Emma Wood, Scholarly Communication Librarian There are no guarantees when making Copyright & Fair Use decisions about your course materials and how you distribute them. Online learning has made these considerations even more of a challenge for many. In this session, two librarians will discuss the basic tenets of Fair Use as they apply to print materials as well as images and multimedia. Participants will discuss strategies for keeping within the parameters of Fair Use. This session will include discussions of real scenarios where the Fair Use factors must be weighed. Participants will be provided with links and resources to help them make Copyright and Fair Use decisions in class. Edit this content About the OFD Learn more about our mission and vision for faculty success at UMassD. New Faculty Institute Mentoring new faculty and providing support for successful teaching and research. Programs & Events Discover the OFD’s interdisciplinary workshops, conferences, reading groups, and ongoing programming devoted to teaching and scholarship. Grants, Fellowships, and Other Opportunities Support for teaching innovation, scholarly publications and presentations, and creative work. Resources for Scholarship and Professional Activities Access materials related to scholarly research, writing, publication, and creative work. Resources for Teaching & Learning Access materials related to pedagogy, course design and development, and assessment across modalities.