Event Archive

Open House hosted by the Center for Faculty Development

Friday, Sept. 26 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm (short program at 2:45) in the Hearth Room (ASC 340)

All faculty, full and part-time, are invited to mingle with your colleagues, learn about upcoming events and our services, and meet your colleagues who support the Center and its programs.

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Getting Students to Participate in Discussion

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7-8:30 pm

Evening Workshop Explore ways to get students to actively participate in discussion by using a number of structured discussion exercises. Open to all part-time and full-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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Active and Team-Based Learning Strategies for Your Courses

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

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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Creating & Delivering Online Lectures - St. Paul Campus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In conjunction with Faculty Development, IRT will be offering lecture-content creation and delivery information sessions on July 22, 2014.

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Creating & Delivering Online Lectures - Minneapolis Campus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In conjunction with Faculty Development, IRT will be offering lecture-content creation and delivery information sessions on July 22, 2014.

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Beyond the Textbook: Using Open Educational Resources

Monday, July 21, 2014

Incorporating open educational resources into your course is an excellent strategy in a flipped classroom environment, or just to provide supplemental materials to your students. There are OER in nearly every field, and so everyone who teaches, in any discipline, can benefit from this workshop. The workshop is open to all full-time and part-time faculty.

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Incorporating Active Learning by Flipping the Classroom

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dr. Jason Rhode will lead this interactive workshop focusing on engaging with other participants (not the technology) so that faculty can work collaboratively to develop a plan for flipping at least one lesson in a course. The workshop is open to all full-time and part-time faculty.

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Summer Workshops: Quality Matters!

Workshop dates vary.

St. Thomas now subscribes to Quality Matters (QM), a national benchmark for online and blended course design. If you want to learn more about the QM Program, are new to the online learning environment, or want to improve your online courses, consider enrolling in a summer workshop.

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Building an Inclusive Classroom Summer Seminar

June 23-26 from 9:30-3 p.m.

In this seminar we will explore the multiple dimensions of diversity among UST students and present ideas and strategies for re-thinking our courses with inclusion in Don't wait to register as seats are limited.

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Designing Your Blended Course Summer Seminar

The online workshop opens June 12 and closes June 26 and you may work through the modules at your own pace.

Are you interested in developing a blended course this summer?

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Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar

June 2-6, 2014, 9 a.m.-noon

The next five-day Writing Across the Curriculum Seminar will take place June 2-6, 2014, 9 a.m.-noon. After three hours of presentation, discussion, and small group work, participants will have the afternoons to work on their courses.

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Navigating Service at St. Thomas

Monday, May 12, 2014

Are you fully aware of service opportunities available to you? Would you like to find service roles that are meaningful and relevant?

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Book Proposal Working Session

This workshop has been cancelled.

Working session is cancelled. Are you working on a book proposal and would like feedback on your proposal? Perhaps you've attended Dr. Brookfield’s workshop Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publication and need some guidance on next steps?

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentor Workshop

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This workshop is for mentors who are mid career and senior faculty. Dr. Smith will focus on common mentoring mistakes and how to avoid them, and the key components for fostering effective mentoring relationships. (St. Paul Campus)

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Mentoring for Success Information Sessions - March 13

Noon-1pm (includes lunch)
or
3:30-4:30 (wine and cheese)

If you are interested in mentoring but want to learn more about the role of a mentor consider attending an information session on March 13. The session will provide an overview of the Mentoring for Success program, the role of a mentor, and ways you can become involved in mentoring junior faculty.

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Tools and Technology for Flipping the Classroom

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Register by March 11! The session will provide an overview of the tools currently available at UST for flipping/inverting the classroom as well as a preview of the new Ensemble media server. Time permitting, we'll also touch on best practices for video lectures and share some examples.

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Diverse Voices in the Classroom: Working with International Students

March 6 - St. Paul campus (3:30-5:00 pm)
March 7 Minneapolis campus (10-11:30 am)

March 6 in St. Paul & March 7 in Minneapolis. Having international students in your class can enhance your course in many ways; it can also create challenges. Our panel will provide you with information about our current group of international students, discuss cultural norms and values, and provide strategies for working with this population.

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Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers

Thursday, March 6, 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. (St. Paul Campus)

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentee Workshop

Monday, March 3, 2014

The mentee workshop is intended for junior faculty mentees and focuses on practical strategies for establishing and sustaining meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty mentors. (St. Paul Campus)

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentee Workshop

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The mentee workshop, which will be held on the Minneapolis campus, is intended for junior faculty mentees and focuses on practical strategies for establishing and sustaining meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty mentors.

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentor Workshop

Thursday, February 27, 2014

This workshop on the Minneapolis campus is for mentors who are mid career and senior faculty. Dr. Smith will focus on common mentoring mistakes and how to avoid them, and the key components for fostering effective mentoring relationships.

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Enhancing Peer Mentoring Relationships - Mentee Workshop

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The mentee workshop is intended for junior faculty mentees and focuses on practical strategies for establishing and sustaining meaningful mentoring relationships with faculty mentors. (St. Paul Campus)

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Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers

Monday, February 10, 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. (Minneapolis Campus)

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Technology Tools and Tips for Your Teaching Toolbox

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

With the seemingly endless selection of technology tools available, how do you choose the right technology tools to incorporate into your teaching? What tools may be the best fit and how do you implement them seamlessly?

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Publish & Flourish Workshop (St. Paul Campus)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Registration now open for Publish & Flourish workshop in St. Paul with Dr. Tara Gray.

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Publish & Flourish Workshop (Minneapolis Campus)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Registration now open for Publish & Flourish workshop in Minneapolis with Dr. Tara Gray.

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Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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. (Please note that as of 11/5/2013 the location has changed to ASC 238.)

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Working with Adult Graduate Students (Sept. 19 & Oct. 15)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Graduate students are typically adults with relevant experience and expertise to share. How can we teach these students in ways that recognize their adult-ness, and that do not demean or patronize, whilst still retaining our pedagogic authority? What does it mean to treat students as adults and to create truly adult learning environments?

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Open House

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Please join us for an Open House celebrating the bringing together of multiple faculty resource offices on the 3rd floor of Aquinas Hall.

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Sabbatical Prep Workshop

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Are you preparing a Sabbatical Grant Application this year? The Faculty Development Center will hold an information session on Thursday, Aug, 29 from 10:30am - noon. 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. Follow the link below to register for the workshop.

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Mindfulness Meditation in Teaching (MMT) Summer Seminar (July 15-18)

Monday, July 15, 2013

MMT is a 4 day intensive seminar in mindfulness-based meditation and its strategic application to effective teaching, research, and service. (Registration for the MMT seminar is closed.)

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Sloan Blended Learning Conference (July 8-9)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Don't miss this opportunity to attend the Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference as a virtual attendee! Faculty Development is sponsoring a limited number of virtual attendee seats for the July 8-9 conference.

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IDEA Workshop: A Deeper Understanding and Purposeful Response

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Open to all faculty. Strategies to identify patterns and trends in IDEA scores and ways to use IDEA information to enhance your reporting practices for evaluation and promotion purposes.

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May Work-Family Brown Bag (Minneapolis)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Combining work and family as a faculty member can be challenging. Whether it's caring for children or caring for aging parents, juggling competing demands can be stressful and taking care of your own needs often comes last. Take a break once a month and meet with other faculty members facing the same challenges. This is an informal bring-your-own-lunch gathering intended to allow faculty to share experiences, resources and support. Registration is not needed; feel free to drop in.

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Working with Adult Graduate Students

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 18 Workshop Postponed

Regretfully, we have to cancel this workshop, due to enrollment issues; the activities for this workshop require a larger group to be successful and we will work to convene again with larger enrollment in the fall. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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April Work-Family Brown Bag (St. Paul)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Combining work and family as a faculty member can be challenging. Take a break once a month and meet with other faculty members facing the same challenges. This is an informal bring-your-own-lunch gathering intended to allow faculty to share experiences, resources and support.

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IDEA Workshop

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Are you having difficulty deciding on your IDEA course objectives or understanding your IDEA feedback from Fall semester? Please join us at a workshop to gain insight into interpreting feedback and selecting objectives for your courses.

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Contextualizing Service Learning in Social Justice Workshop

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Facilitated by Dr. Sue Cipolle, author of Service-Learning and Social Justice: Engaging Students in Social Changes,
with Julie Plaut, Ph. D. Executive Director of Minnesota Campus Compact

Both full and part time faculty members are welcome.

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March Work-Family Brown Bag (Minneapolis)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Combining work and family as a faculty member can be challenging. Take a break once a month and meet with other faculty members facing the same challenges.

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We Are What We Know: Scholarly Teaching and Classroom Assessment

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

We're excited to welcome Dr. Diane Pike (professor of sociology, Augsburg) back to St. Thomas on Feb. 20 for her popular workshop on classroom assessment. Plan to attend this workshop and sharpen your assessment skills and gain experience in new classroom assessment techniques (CATs) that you can use this semester in your class.

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Feb. Work-Family Brown Bag (St. Paul)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Combining work and family as a faculty member can be challenging. Whether it's caring for children or caring for aging parents, juggling competing demands can be stressful and taking care of your own needs often comes last. Take a break once a month and meet with other faculty members facing the same challenges. This is an informal bring-your-own-lunch gathering intended to allow faculty to share experiences, resources and support.

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Panel Discussion for Women Faculty | "The Trajectory from Associate to Full Professor"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A panel composed of recently-promoted full professors from several UST schools/colleges will discuss their experiences and give advice on how to negotiate successfully the path from associate to full professor. The discussion will be held at the St. Paul campus and simulcast on the Minneapolis campus.

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Integrate Sustainability into Your Course

Monday, January 7, 2013

The integration of sustainability across disciplines is not only important to prepare students to advance the common good, but it is also full of possibilities for course content and pedagogy. Integrating sustainability themes into courses can enrich teaching, student learning, and student engagement while fulfilling the mission of UST. Faculty Development is offering a workshop on integrating sustainability into UST courses on Jan. 7 & 8. All faculty are invited to register.

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Rethinking Assessment

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Register for November 14 session! The session features Dr. Wen Yu demonstrating creative ways in which clickers can be effective assessment tools for more than just large group quizzing. Dr. Tim Mead will show ways to assess and reduce student dispositions that do not align with the UST mission.

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Creating Critical Classrooms

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Helping students to think critically is at the heart of the mission of St. Thomas. In this series of three workshops Distinguished University Professor Stephen Brookfield will draw on his new book - TEACHING FOR CRITICAL THINKING - to explore what critical thinking comprises and how it can be developed.

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IRT Lunch & Learn: Clickers and Learning Theories

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Student Response Systems (or “clickers”), when used effectively, can enhance learning in the classroom by making presentations interactive, providing immediate feedback for students and instructors alike. Clickers allow instructors to quickly and easily assess student understanding of concepts and to generate discussion on controversial or sensitive issues in the classroom.

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Women Faculty Leadership Council Reception

Thursday, September 27, 2012

All UST women faculty are invited to a reception to celebrate the recent (2011-2012) promotion of 14 women faculty to the ranks of Associate and Full Professor.

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Sabbatical Grant Information Session

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Are you preparing a Sabbatical Grant Application this year? The Faculty Development Center will hold an information session on Thursday, August 30, 10:30 to 12:00 in St. Paul.

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Teaching, Learning, and Assessment: Success Stories at St. Thomas

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The second of the two summer seminars.

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