The Center for Active Engagement & Scholarship partners with faculty, various departments, and organizations on faculty development initiatives throughout the academic year. Please review this page for both past and upcoming events!

  • 8/18/2021 - Fall Faculty Professional Development Day

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    You are invited to attend the annual Faculty Professional Development Day.

    Keynote Addressed by:
    Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly- University of Maryland
    Dr. Turner Kelly’s Bio
    Keynote Presentation Video

    This keynote/webinar will examine critical approaches and perspectives that improve success for faculty of Color and advance alternative forms of mentoring. The webinar will include examples of diverse mentoring relationships (e.g. students, faculty, and administrators in and out of the academy) that reflect decades of support as well as newly formed mentoring communities, and the use of digital technologies to fortify mentoring.

    Additional professional development sessions adhere to the theme of mentorship in support of teaching, research, and service throughout the faculty lifespan from beginning tenure, near tenure, post tenure, or non-tenure, as well as early career, mid-career, and seasoned educators.

    This event is sponsored by the Faculty Professional Development Committee (FPDC) and the Office of the Provost.

    Please feel free to contact the FPDC co-chairs Matt Cooney or Cari Didion for further information.

    Location: Virtual Session
    Date/Time: August 18th, 2021 from 9:30am to 3:00pm

    This session is no longer available

  • 4/28/2021 - Beyond the Virtual Classroom: Moving Forward in 2021

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    Allessandra Kummelehne, the Executive Director of South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium will moderate:
    There are some components of the virtual environment that we should take with us as we return to the physical classroom. Through facilitated discussions and breakout sessions, this webinar will explore our virtual successes as well as online tools and resources to bring back to the physical classroom.

    This session is no longer available

  • 5/19/2021 - Connected Faculty Summit

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    FSI: At the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and Technology is an annual conference that brings educators and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attendees come from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in education.

    Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and teaching methods in person and virtually. Networking is a main component of FSI, and there are many opportunities for social engagement during receptions, scheduled activities, and concurrent sessions.

    FSI was founded between 1996-1997 when the Presidents and Chancellors of Illinois public universities called for the development of an Inter-institutional Faculty Summer Institute on Learning Technologies. Since then, this popular conference has been supported by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, directed by a succession of steering committees, and enjoyed by all who appreciate the ideas and information shared at this annual event.

    For more information regarding FSI, hosted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, please view the FSI General Information page.

  • 6/9/2021 - Connected Faculty Summit

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    While we prepare for the Summer and Fall semesters, we wanted to mention a FREE virtual conference that was sponsored by Arizona State University. View the on demand resources universities have come across for effective ways on engaging students and blended learning.

    For more information regarding the Connected Faculty Summit, hosted by Arizona State Univeristy, please view the The Remote Summit website.