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CFD's Day of Teaching to Feature Workshops, Panel Discussions

By Annette Finley-Croswhite

Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 17, when the Center for Faculty Development launches its "Day of Teaching." The day will be devoted to face-to-face and online workshops and panel discussions about multiple kinds of pedagogies, strategies, and best practices for student success, along with helpful advice for faculty. See the list of topics below. We are currently organizing the schedule for each session. Time slots for the events will be announced soon.

The kickoff event for the Day of Teaching will be a panel focused on lessons learned from the pandemic. This is a face-to-face program requiring masks. Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives Kate Hawkins will open the event, to be held in Multipurpose Room 1106 in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies. An RSVP link will be sent out next week.

Workshops and presenters

  • Lessons Learned From the Pandemic: The Challenges of Teaching During the Surge of Covid-19 (Panel Discussion) - Suzanne Morrow (master lecturer, Psychology), Alvin Holder (associate professor, Chemistry), Julia Romberger (associate professor, English), Saltuk Karahan (lecturer, Political Science and Geography). Hosted by Annette Finley-Croswhite, director of the Center for Faculty Development and professor of history, Robert Wojtowicz (vice president and dean of the Graduate School and professor of art history) and Andy Casiello (associate vice president for Distance Learning)
  • Accessibility & Advocacy - Alison Lietzenmayer (master lecturer, Communication and Theatre Arts)
  • Using Microsoft Teams and Google Drive for Teaching - Brian Easton (manager, Unified Communications and Collaboration, ITS)
  • Utilizing Data to Support Students - Rafael Landaeta (associate professor and associate dean, Engineering and Management)
  • COIL—Collaborative Online International Learning (panel discussion) - Annette Finley-Croswhite (director, Center for Faculty Development; professor of history), Paul Currant (senior international officer, Center for Global Engagement), Michael Dean (deputy director, Center for Global Engagement, and Robert Pidduck (assistant professor, Department of Management)
  • Maintaining a Safe Classroom/Classroom Management - Kala N. Burrell-Craft (lecturer), Jori Beck (assistant professor) and Sueanne McKinney (associate professor). All presenters are in Teaching and Learning.
  • First-Year Success and Retention Initiative - David Courson (lecturer), Kalpana Mahadevan (lecturer) and Pinky Mccoy (master lecturer). All presenters are in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
  • Flipped Classroom - David Courson, (lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry)
  • Teaching Writing - Remica Bingham-Risher (director, Quality Enhancement Plan Initiatives)
  • Grading Equity - Kole Matheson (lecturer English), Ann Kumm (lecturer, English Language Center) and Kevin DePew (associate professor, English)
  • Using Podcasts as a Teaching Tool - Betty Rose Facer (master lecturer, World Languages and Cultures), Katherine Hammond (associate chair, Communication and Theatre Arts), and Minori Marken (lecturer, World Languages and Cultures)

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