Upcoming Events

On-Campus Writers’ Retreat

August 4-8: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration for the August retreat closed July 14. The next retreat is scheduled for Jan. 12-16, 2015.

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Active and Team-Based Learning Strategies for your Classroom

The workshop runs from 9:00 to 12:30 on Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26, with essential working sessions each afternoon from 1:30-4:30.

In this 2-day workshop led by Dr. David Matthes from the University of Minnesota, you will experience and develop active learning and team-based strategies that you can apply immediately to your Fall semester course. The workshop is open to all full-time and part-time faculty.

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Sabbatical Prep Workshop

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Are you preparing a Sabbatical Grant Application this year? The Faculty Development Center will hold an information session for full-time faculty. Members of the Faculty Development Committee will be on hand to offer tips and answer questions about Sabbatical Grant applications and Sabbatical Assistance Grant applications.

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Getting Students to Participate in Discussion

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 3:30-5 pm in St. Paul
Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 3:30-5 pm in Minneapolis
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 7-8:30 pm in St Paul

In this workshop led by Dr. Stephen Brookfield, participants will explore ways to get students to actively participate in discussion by using a number of structured discussion exercises. All part-time and full-time faculty are welcome to attend.

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Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Publishing a book represents, for many faculty, the ultimate scholarly challenge. In fact the prestige surrounding book publishing may be so intimidating that it prevents faculty from even drafting a proposal, let alone approaching prospective publishers. All part-time and full-time faculty are welcome to attend.

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