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Faculty Development adds instructional design support for faculty.

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We are delighted to welcome instructional designers Cynthia Sarver and Michael Wilder to Faculty Development and to the St. Thomas community. Cynthia and Michael join a growing university-wide community of staff experienced in pedagogy, flipped, blended and online learning, and academic technology.Instructional design support is available to all faculty, Adjunct and full-time.

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Features from Past Issues of Synergia Newsletter.

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In case you missed it... here are the highlights from past issues of Synergia.

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Professional Writing Services

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Faculty Development expands professional writing services! We are happy to announce that Dr. Mary Reichardt is joining Faculty Development as Coordinator of Professional Writing Services. Mary is working closely with UST's Grants and Research Office to provide integrated services for faculty involved in grant writing and other projects.

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Professional Development On-Demand and in 20 Minutes

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We've subscribed to on-demand 20 Minute Mentor videos to help you fit professional development into your busy schedule. The video programs deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20-minute presentations on topics including blended and online learning, classroom management, course design, grading and feedback, student engagement, and more.

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UST Faculty Learning Communities

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Watch your UST email for an announcement about the FLC topics for the 2015-16 academic year and for a call to join a community.

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Upcoming Events

The "Purple Folder" Crisis Resources Brown Bag

September 14, 2015 from 2:30-3:30 PM (Minneapolis)
September 17, 2015 from noon-1 PM (St. Paul)

This brown bag discussion is open to all faculty and staff and focuses on the challenges faculty face in working with students dealing with mental health problems, and strategies and resources for addressing those challenges.

Minneapolis Campus: MOH 201

St. Paul Campus: Woulfe Hall South

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The Key to Good Discussion

September 10, 2015 from 3:30-5:00 PM
September 30, 2015 from 7-8:30 PM

The key to good discussion is to use protocols that ensure people focus on the topic, listen to each other, and give everyone a chance to speak. Join Dr. Stephen Brookfield to learn and practice three techniques for fostering effective mid-semester discussion. All faculty, Adjunct and full-time, are welcome.

Sept. 10: Murray Herrick Center, room 208 (St. Paul Campus)

Sept. 30: Murray Herrick Center, room 208 (St. Paul Campus)

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Professional Development at Your Own Pace: Quality Matters Online Workshops

Workshop dates vary.

Are you teaching a blended or online course? Faculty Development is sponsoring seats in online course design workshops from Quality Matter (QM). Work at your own pace, engage with faculty from other institutions, and receive guidance and feedback as you design your blended or online course.

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