OFD Newsletter: September 7, 2020

Faculty Conversation Series Begins Wednesday

In order to provide peer support and community around teaching and learning and help faculty overcome feelings of isolation and lack of preparedness, the Office of Faculty Development is continuing our popular Conversation Series as a three-part series held in Zoom throughout the fall. For each of the three sessions, 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, OFD SoTL Faculty Fellow.

Our first session, Rebalancing your Teaching, is this Wednesday, September 9 (11:30 a.m.). During this strange semester many of us started in person and had to move online. Others had the unique task of engaging freshmen in an online environment. Let’s come together to examine what is working, what is not, and how to make the rest of the semester work. The suggested pre-reading (optional) for this session is “The Midsemester Course Correction” by David Gooblar.

To register for any session of our Faculty Conversation Series, click here.

Wolfpack Wellness Power Lunch

You are invited to participate in the upcoming Wolfpack Wellness Power Lunch Series titled Shaping Peace: A Dialogue on Moving Forward Together lead by NC State Psychology Professor Dr. Rupert Nacoste on September 9, 2020 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm via Zoom.

2020 has proven to be a year that highlights the need for a strong, accepting community to help support us when times are tough. In this conversation we will create a space for open communication to encourage peace and understanding. Together we will outline strategies we can use to help us shape a future where each member of the Wolfpack feels welcomed, respected, and celebrated.

Click Here to Register Today

Please contact Alexis Steptoe (ajstepto@ncsu.edu) with any questions about this event.

Online Lilly Conference Registrations Available

DELTA and the Office of Faculty Development are pleased to announce the purchase of a site license for the ITLC Online Lilly Conference, occurring November 30 – December 4, 2020. The NC State site licence provides unlimited free conference registrations for faculty, staff and graduate students using their NC State email addresses. Registration is normally $325 per person. The Lilly conference is focused on enhancing online, onsite and hybrid teaching and learning. Attendees will enjoy five full days of conference programming with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Session types include 30- and 60-minute sessions, plenary addresses, roundtable discussions and poster presentations. Tracks include: Assessment classroom technologies, course (re)design, diversity/inclusion, engaging/motivating students, service learning and teaching online.

The Call for Proposals is currently open with a deadline of October 1, 2020.

How To Register

To register for this conference:

  • Go to https://www.itlclillyonline.com/ (close the pop-up, by “x”ing out).
  • In the upper right corner of the website, click Log In
  • Enter your first and last name and NC State email address.
  • Site membership will be approved manually by ITLC Lilly staff (within 24 hours).
  • Once approved, you will receive an email requesting that you set up your profile (Video with instructions for setting up your profile). After setting up your profile, your registration is complete.
  • One week prior to the conference start, you will receive an email reminder of the event. To access programming (synchronously or asynchronously) log in using this same login button, using email and the password you created.

There is no cost involved in registration.

If you have questions about this opportunity or about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), please contact the Office of Faculty Development at faculty_development@ncsu.edu.

Mindful Mondays

Never miss a Monday! Start your week enjoying the benefits of mindfulness – calm focus, greater clarity, and positive energy! Join a community of NC State faculty and staff who are learning and practicing mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques together, in Zoom, every Monday at 9:00 AM.

This program is suitable for all levels and open to NC State faculty and staff. No special equipment or training is needed. You must be an authenticated user to join the Zoom session link.

Sessions are led by OFD Program Evaluation Specialist and NC State Employee Wellness Champion, Dr. Jennifer Stanigar. Dr. Stanigar is a certified yoga teacher who has led yoga and meditation classes for over 20 years.

Register Here


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 9

Thursday, September 10

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 14