Workshops

Registration is now open for Spring 2015 OFD Workshops! To register, please visit go.ncsu.edu/ofdregistration.

Spring 2015 Office of Faculty Development Workshops

To register, please visit go.ncsu.edu/ofdregistration.

A list of the Spring 2015 workshops is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Information is subject to change – go.ncsu.edu/ofdregistration is the most up-to-date source for details on OFD workshops

 

What is your job as an Assistant Professor?
This event is part of the Assistant Professors’ Community.

Friday, January 16th, 2015
12:25-1:15 p.m.
OFD Conference Room (Clark Hall, Room 405)

Presenters:
Sudipta Dasmohapatra, Associate Professor, Forest Biomaterials
Sharon Joines, Associate Professor, Graphic Design & Industrial Design
Marianne Bradford, Associate Professor, Accounting
Matt Koci, Associate Professor, Poultry Science

The Assistant Professors’ Community is an informal discussion group open to all faculty, with a special emphasis on issues of importance to assistant professors. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of faculty experience and help make connections with people in many different spheres of the university.

 

Active Learning and Assessment in Large Enrollment Courses
Satisfies both the Course Design Assessment requirements of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching (refer to the Moodle site for details)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
10:00-11:30 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenter:
Katherine Winsett, Lecturer, Environmental Sciences
Faculty recognize the value of active learning in the classroom. It creates an atmosphere of learning unmatched by lecture. However, including active learning in large enrollment courses can be daunting and logistically challenging. In this workshop, we will explore how to manage and assess active learning in a large enrollment course. During the workshop, we will model successful strategies and explore digital tools that make active learning possible in large courses. This workshop will also explore creating student-centered learning environments in very large classes.

 

When to move from Associate to Full Professor
This event is part of the Associate Professors’ Community.

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
12:25-1:15 p.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenters:
Susan Miller-Cochran, Professor, English and Director, First-Year Writing Program
Joel Ducoste, Professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Alina Chertock, Professor, Mathematics

The Associate Professors’ Community is an informal discussion group open to all faculty, with a special emphasis on issues of importance to associate professors. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of faculty experience and help make connections with people in many different spheres of the university.

 

TH!NK WORKSHOP: Creating discipline-specific critical thinking scenarios
Satisfies the Course Design requirement of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching (refer to the Moodle site for details)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
10:15-11:45 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenter:
Sue Carson, Associate Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology and Director, TH!NK

As part of our institutional Quality Enhancement Plan, TH!NK, our campus has been charged with enhancing our students’ higher order skills in critical and creative thinking. Participants in this workshop will learn a framework for creating discipline-specific critical thinking scenarios to use in their courses for both low-stakes formative assessment, as well as summative assessment. We also invite participants to share their discipline-specific scenarios in order to build a shared resource that can be used by faculty on our campus and beyond. This workshop will be led by Dr. Sue Carson, Director of TH!NK.

 

TH!NK WORKSHOP: Metacognition
Satisfies the Course Design requirement of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching (refer to the Moodle site for details)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
3:00-4:30 p.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenter:
Maxine Atkinson, Professor, Sociology and TH!NK Faculty Fellow

As part of our institutional Quality Enhancement Plan, TH!NK, our campus has been charged with enhancing our students’ higher order skills in critical and creative thinking. Since the 1930’s, educational reformers have been emphasizing the importance of reflection and metacognition, yet few of us teach our students reflection techniques. Dewey made his position clear: “We don’t learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” In this workshop we will explore the logic and importance of types of reflection along with useful formative and summative reflection techniques that we can all use in our classes. This workshop will be led by Dr. Maxine Atkinson, TH!NK Faculty Fellow.

 

Lunch and Learn: Understanding and Supporting GLBT Students in the Classroom
Satisfies the Creating a Student-Centered Learning Environment requirement of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching (refer to the Moodle site for details)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
12:00-1:00 p.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenter:

Renee Wells, Director, GLBT Center

Hosted by the GLBT Center and the Office of Faculty Development, this event is designed to provide faculty with a brief overview of the services offered by the GLBT Center and how the Center can serve as a resource for faculty. In addition, the presentation will cover some of the main issues that GLBT students face on college campuses, strategies that faculty can use to support GLBT students, and techniques faculty can use to respond to inappropriate comments in the classroom.
A buffet-style lunch will be provided by the GLBT Center. If you have special dietary needs, please email Jonathan Holloway at jphollow@ncsu.edu.

 

NTT Career Progression at NC State
This event is part of the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Community.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
10:00-11:30 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenters:
Betsy E. Brown, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Barbara Carroll, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

More details coming soon

 

Sustainability in Teaching

Friday, February 13th, 2015
9:00-10:30 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenters:
Tracy Dixon, Director, University Sustainability Office

Attendees will be able to identify a sustainability issue (social, environmental or economic) that they could address within the context of their class. Attendees will be able to write a course learning objective related to some area of sustainability.

 

Creating a Professional Online Presence as an Academic
This event is part of the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Community.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
10:15-11:45 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenters:
Jessalyn Strauss, Assistant Professor of Communication, Elon University

Wondering how you can use web sites and social media to your advantage as an academic? This presentation will walk you through some of the more well-known web sites (Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Academia.Edu, and others) as well as give some advice on how social media such as Twitter can help you make contacts for research purposes and distribute your research to an interested audience. The presentation will also discuss the pros and cons about creating a personal website for these purposes.

 

Managing a Lab
This event is part of the Assistant Professors’ Community.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
12:25-1:15 p.m.
Monteith Research Center, Room 246

Presenters:
Christian Melander, Howard Schaeffer Distinguished Professor, Chemistry
Melissa Pasquinelli, Associate Professor, Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
Joe Tracy, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

The Assistant Professors’ Community is an informal discussion group open to all faculty, with a special emphasis on issues of importance to assistant professors. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of faculty experience and help make connections with people in many different spheres of the university.

 

Data About Promotion
This event is part of the Associate Professors’ Community.

Friday, February 27th, 2015
12:25-1:15 p.m.
1911 Building, Room 129

Presenters:
Marcia Gumpertz, Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity

The Associate Professors’ Community is an informal discussion group open to all faculty, with a special emphasis on issues of importance to associate professors. Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of faculty experience and help make connections with people in many different spheres of the university.

 

Teaching and Research with Community Partners
Satisfies the Assessment requirement of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching (refer to the Moodle site for details)

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
8:30-10:00 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

More details coming soon

 

Turning course flipping into a research agenda

This event is part of the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Community.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
3:00-4:30 p.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenters:
Erin Robinson, Assistant Director, Office of Faculty Development
Ashley Grantham, Associate Director, Instructional Technology Training, DELTA

This session will focus on how to create a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research project based on the flipped classroom teaching strategy. In this session, participants will work hands on with their own syllabi to identify assignments within their course to flip and create a basic research project outline, including research questions. This session will also briefly discuss venues for presenting research on course flipping. Participants who have flipped or are hoping to flip their classes are encouraged to attend.

 

When Classroom Discussions Fail, and What to Do About It

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
3:00-4:30 p.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenter:
Doug James, Assistant Director, Office of Faculty Development

Faculty might assume that students know how to engage in healthy discussions. Unfortunately, there are many reasons students don’t contribute to classroom discussions including a fear of failure or conflict, being unprepared, or cultural or learning style differences. Rather than give up when silence occurs or default to an unplanned lecture, participants will learn tools to diagnose these barriers and identify strategies to prepare students before class, encourage them during class, and promote effective discussions beyond the classroom.

 

Advanced Active Learning
Satisfies the Creating a Student-Centered Learning Environment requirement of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching (refer to the Moodle site for details)

Monday, April 6th, 2015
10:00-11:30 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenter:
Erin Robinson, Assistant Director, Office of Faculty Development

More details coming soon

 

TH!NK WORKSHOP: Critical Reading Strategies and Writing to Think
Satisfies the Course Design requirement of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching (refer to the Moodle site for details)

Friday, April 17th, 2015
2:30-4:00 p.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenter:
Anne Auten, Lecturer, English and TH!NK Faculty Fellow

As part of our institutional Quality Enhancement Plan, TH!NK, our campus has been charged with enhancing our students’ higher order skills in critical and creative thinking. Participants in this workshop will learn about strategies to incorporate critical reading and writing to think techniques into their courses. We will focus on both informal (exploratory) and formal activities and assignments. This workshop will be led by Anne Auten, TH!NK Faculty Fellow.

 

Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced Students
Satisfies the Creating a Student-Centered Learning Environment requirement of the Certificate of Reflective Teaching (refer to the Moodle site for details)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
9:00-10:30 a.m.
OFD Conference Room (405 Clark Hall)

Presenter:
Sarah Wright, Academic Coach/Tutorial Coordinator, Student Suport Services

This workshop is designed to help post-secondary faculty, administration, and staff:

  • Improve retention and completion rates
  • Strengthen the first-year experience
  • Support student persistence
  • Build understanding of socioeconomic diversity
  • Reduce interpersonal conflict in the classroom and on campus
  • Enhance service learning

 

To register for OFD workshops, please visit go.ncsu.edu/ofdregistration

To receive email updates about OFD programming, please email Jonathan Holloway (jphollow@ncsu.edu) to be added to the OFD listserv.