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Day of Teaching: Join Us on Friday for Breakfast, Discussions & Workshops

By Annette Finley-Croswhite and Tomeka Wilcher

On Friday, Sept. 17, the Center for Faculty Development will hold its first "Day of Teaching" to offer professional development opportunities for instructors at all ranks.

The Day of Teaching begins with events in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies Multipurpose Auditorium, Room 1106. There will be a light breakfast from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m., after which Kate Hawkins, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, will offer an opening welcome. Her address will be followed at 9 a.m. by a face-to-face panel discussion, "Lessons Learned From the Pandemic: The Challenges of Teaching During the Surge of COVID-19."

Zoom sessions follow throughout the day, offering instructional faculty a variety of topics and times to engage in sessions focused on many aspects of pedagogy.

The full list of sessions is below. It is our hope at the Center for Faculty Development that these Day of Teaching conversations will offer reflective spaces to explore what we do (or might do) in the classroom and how we can better prepare our students for success.

The Center for Faculty Development wishes to thank all of the presenters who are offering their time to make the Day of Teaching a success.

Workshops & 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, Center for Faculty Development; Professor of History), Robert Wojtowicz (Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School; Professor of Art History) and Andy Casiello (Associate Vice President, Distance Learning).

9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Darden College of Education and Professional Studies Multipurpose Auditorium, Room 1106. RSVP for 8:30 a.m. breakfast.

Low-stakes Writing to Learn: Sharing Knowledge and Fostering Feedback - Remica Bingham-Risher (Director, Quality Enhancement Plan Initiatives) 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 237 029 2211

Flipped Classroom - David Courson, (Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry) 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 951 9341 4237

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) (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) 11 a.m. to noon | Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 949 6077 4286 | Passcode: 001655

Grading Equity - Kole Matheson (Lecturer, English), Ann Kumm (Lecturer, English Language Center) and Kevin DePew (Associate Professor, English) 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 693 963 1094

Accessibility & Advocacy - Alison Lietzenmayer (Master Lecturer, Communication and Theatre Arts) 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Join Zoom Meeting

Using Microsoft Teams and Google Drive for Teaching - Seth Hohensee and Eric Vaughn (Senior Unified Communications and Collaboration Engineers, ITS) 2 to 3 p.m. | Join Zoom Meeting

Maintaining a Safe Classroom/Classroom Management - Kala N. Burrell-Craft (Lecturer, Darden College of Education and Professional Studies), Jori Beck (Assistant Professor) and Sueanne McKinney (Associate Professor). The last two presenters are in Teaching and Learning. 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. | Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 947 7014 9894 | Passcode: 917835

First-Year Success and Retention Initiative - David Courson and Kalpana Mahadevan. Both presenters are Lecturers in Chemistry and Biochemistry. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 932 4231 0915

Building Relationships and Community in the Classroom - Tomeka Wilcher (Educational Program Developer, Center for Faculty Development) and Annette Finley-Croswhite (Director, Center for Faculty Development; Professor of History) 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 938 1134 3369 | Passcode: 501673

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