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Check Out These Upcoming Events

Please see the following events of interest to faculty, and stay alert for other events that have not yet been scheduled.

Black History Month at ODU

The theme of Black History Month for 2021 is "The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity." To learn what's going on at ODU, see this calendar published by the Office of Intercultural Relations.


CFD One-on-Ones

Sign up for individualized tutorials with Dr. Tomeka Wilcher to review your teaching questions. Sessions offered by the Center for Faculty Development.

Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Feb. 18, 2 to 4 p.m.

Sign up for an appointment here.


CFD Office Hours for Faculty Support

Throughout the semester, the Center for Faculty Development holds office hours to provide faculty support.

Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon:

Feb. 15, 22

March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

April 5, 12, & 19

Email cfd@odu.edu.


Breathing Session with Dr. Sharan Asundi

Dr. Sharan Asundi, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will lead a workshop on SKY (Sudarshan Kriya Yoga), a breathing-based meditation that can reduce stress and anxiety. He'll demonstrate a breathing technique and lead a group meditation. You'll need a laptop or a tablet, a comfortable chair, and a quiet space. Presented by the Center for Faculty Development.

Tuesday, Feb. 16,11 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 11 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 11 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 11 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11 a.m. to noon

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 952 0242 9661 | Passcode: breathe


CFD Salon: The Pursuit of Vaccines

Please join an informative Center for Faculty Development Salon to discuss the origins, vectors, science, and ethics of vaccines, with a focus on the rush for effective vaccines to counter the coronavirus pandemic. With Dr. Emilia Oleszak, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Lisa Shollenberger, assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Yvette Pearson, professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite of the CFD and the Department of History and Dr. Barbara Hargrave of the Department of Biological Sciences will host.

Friday, Feb. 19, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Register here: https://forms.gle/dSru3sPeNwP3LaKE8


Flipped Classrooms: A Large Class Perspective

Flipped classrooms are a way of introducing active learning and leveraging online/digital resources to move classes beyond the traditional lecture model. This method has had success in improving critical thinking and problem-solving skills and, in turn, raising exam scores. This method is thought of as a tool for small classes, but in this seminar we will discuss how the model has been successfully implemented in the ODU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department for classes up to 300 students in both classroom and online settings. We will cover class design and preparation as well as mechanics in the classroom and student assessment.

Tuesday, February 23, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 224 107 0815 | Passcode: flipped


Yoga Workshop with Jivani Lisa Drago

Join Jivani Lisa M. Drago, Adjunct Yoga Instructor in ODU's Department of Human Movement Sciences, for a session that will include gentle yoga poses followed by guided relaxation, breath work and meditation. For props, participants should have a blanket and pillow or cushion (optional: yoga mat and yoga block). Participants should not practice on a full stomach. They should also have enough space to lie on the floor. Presented by the Center for Faculty Development.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 7, 3 to 4 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 224 107 0815 | Passcode: 143341


Women’s Writing Forum

This program continues throughout the semester and is designed to increase the writing productivity of women faculty members. Some upcoming dates:

Thursday, February 25, 10 a.m. to noon (hosted by Tomeka Wilcher)
Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 224 107 0815 | Passcode: 143341

Friday, March 5 - Open write - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (hosted by Annette Finley-Croswhite)
Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 987 7385 4418 | Passcode: 931952

Monday March 8, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (hosted by Kristin Heron)
Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 928 2793 9716 | Passcode: Write


Provost’s Spotlight Honoring Dr. Khan Iftekharuddin

Join Provost Austin Agho in welcoming Dr. Khan Iftekharuddin, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, associate dean of research and graduate programs in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology, and director of the Vision Lab. In fall 2020, Dr. Iftekharuddin received the ODU Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Teaching Award.

Sponsored by Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Faculty Development. Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite will host the event.

Tuesday, March 2, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 993 7039 7924 | Passcode: 442232


PACE Conference

Mark your calendars for the Program Acceleration for Collaborative Entrepreneurship (PACE) conference, "Setting the Pace: Learning Through Innovation," to be held virtually on April 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The conference is open to faculty, staff and K-12 educators throughout the Commonwealth and features many ODU faculty. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Helen Crompton, associate professor of instructional technology in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies.

Register here: https://www.odu.edu/chip/pace.


TILT Workshop

Dr. Mary-Ann Winkelmes, a significant scholar of transparent instruction, will present a statewide workshop on TILT (Transparency in Teaching and Learning). Titled "Creating Equitable Learning Opportunities Through Transparent Assignment Design," it is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the newly created Virginia Educational Development Network.

Friday, April 9, 10 a.m. to noon

Register here by March 15: https://forms.gle/qCLaNtnKyuvCNeqL7


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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!