Faculty Conversation Series

The Office for Faculty Excellence’s Faculty Conversation Series is designed to engage faculty in conversation around relevant topics that will be helpful as they teach. For each session, faculty will read a relevant article/paper about the topic (optional), receive question prompts, engage in conversation around the topic with other faculty members, and reflect on how the conversation may have changed thinking on the topic.

All conversations will be facilitated by Dr. Maria Gallardo Williams, OFE Senior Faculty Development Specialist.

By participating, faculty will

  • have the opportunity to listen to others, share their experiences, receive insights and feedback from peers, engage in important, timely, and relevant conversations with other faculty who are interested in these topics
  • be provided with readings to learn more about the issues that are the focus of the conversations, and
  • build professional and social connections with other faculty.

Space in each conversation is limited, so register now via REPORTER.

Fall 2022 Sessions

Faculty Mentoring Central (Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 11:30-12:30 p.m. via Zoom), Led by Dr. Maria Gallardo Williams, OFE Senior Faculty Development Specialist, and Dr. Katharine Stewart, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs: We will introduce participants (both prospective mentors and mentees) to the Mentoring Central website and the resources available. Suggested Reading:  Faculty Mentoring Central website.

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Students (Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11:30-12:30 p.m. via Zoom), Led by Dr. Maria Gallardo Williams OFE Senior Faculty Development Specialist, and Melissa Ramirez, Associate Teaching Professor and OFE Faculty Fellow:  Join us for a session filled with resources and tips to make your LGBTQAI+ students feel supported and empowered in your learning spaces. Suggested Reading:  Cooper and Brownell, 2017.

How Can the Libraries Support Your SoTL Projects? (Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 11:30-12:30 p.m. via Zoom), Led by Dr. Maria Gallardo Williams, OFE Faculty Development Specialist and Shaun Bennett, Research Librarian for Business, Education & Data Literacy: Come learn about the tools to approach literature searching in a systematic way, through a combination of Boolean search, search alerts, Google scholar, and tools like Covidence and Zotero geared towards your SoTL research projects.