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Teaching Conversations/New Faculty Institute 2014-2015 – Gainesville Campus, Spring Meeting #1

Gainesville Campus, Nesbitt 5105

We invite you to join the 2014-2015 Teaching Conversations/New Faculty Institute (NFI) , a series of six conversational sessions that take place throughout the academic year. All seasoned and new faculty/teaching staff are invited.  We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring your good ideas. See fall plan and agenda below for more details.

This year, four of the NFI meetings will be held in conjunction with Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works. These groups will meet together — same place and time – see below. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. (Please contact CTLL if you do not have a copy of the book. The chapters covered in  Fall Meeting #1 are available in D2L. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries.) One of the most beneficial aspects of these Teaching Conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and our best ideas from our classroom practices.

CERTIFICATES

If you participate in the NFI program, you can garner two certificates to include in your promotion and tenure portfolio: New Faculty Institute Certificate and Teaching Academy Certificate (the culmination of those Teaching Conversations).

In order to earn these certificates, you must

  1. Attend meetings on your campus (see below). If your schedule does not allow you to be at the meetings, you can write at least 250 words for each chapter in our online discussions in eLearning.
  2. Contribute to online discussions for NFI
  3. Submit a reflective analysis in April/May 2015
    a. For the New Faculty Institute Certificate: Write a three-page summary statement that is a first draft of a summary document required in the promotion and tenure portfolio. This statement outlines your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.
    b. For the Teaching Academy Certificate: Write a two-page summary outlining the relevance of How Learning Works to your pedagogy.

AGENDA for New Faculty Institute 2014-2015

Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and methods of organizing knowledge)

Fall Meeting #3: New faculty and mentor lunch and discussion of Faculty Annual Report and the successful path for promotion and tenure. Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and mastery). See dates below.

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course climate). See dates below.

Spring Meeting #3: Creating Work-Life Balance (selected readings from Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members) for a successful career. See dates below.

April/May: Submit summary statement outlining your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service. Submission due by May 15th.


Spring Dates

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | DC: Barnes Hall 216
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | DC: Barnes Hall 216
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | DC: Barnes Hall 216

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 5105
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 5105
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 5105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 310
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 310
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 310

Note also NFI includes an online meeting space with useful materials for new faculty; this is in D2L (Desire2Learn). In essence, you’re invited to see your peers from our orientations again during these three face-to-face meetings each semester and virtually in online discussions. We blend these formats so that faculty can participate in one or both venues. To get access, please register via RSVP  to the Teaching Conversations/New Faculty Institute on your campus.

In short, the NFI introduces newly-hired faculty to the UNG missions of “quality education, service, inquiry and creativity.” The NFI facilitates acclimation to the institution and promotes teaching excellence and professional development.

We look forward to seeing you.

Teaching Conversations/New Faculty Institute 2014-2015 – Oconee Campus, Spring Meeting #1

Oconee Campus, Classroom 310

We invite you to join the 2014-2015 Teaching Conversations/New Faculty Institute (NFI) , a series of six conversational sessions that take place throughout the academic year. All seasoned and new faculty/teaching staff are invited. We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring your good ideas. See fall plan and agenda below for more details.

This year, four of the NFI meetings will be held in conjunction with Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works. These groups will meet together — same place and time – see below. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. (Please contact CTLL if you do not have a copy of the book. The chapters covered in Fall Meeting #1 are available in D2L. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries.) One of the most beneficial aspects of these Teaching Conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and our best ideas from our classroom practices.

CERTIFICATES

If you participate in the NFI program, you can garner two certificates to include in your promotion and tenure portfolio: New Faculty Institute Certificate and Teaching Academy Certificate (the culmination of those Teaching Conversations).

In order to earn these certificates, you must

  1. Attend meetings on your campus (see below). If your schedule does not allow you to be at the meetings, you can write at least 250 words for each chapter in our online discussions in eLearning.
  2. Contribute to online discussions for NFI
  3. Submit a reflective analysis in April/May 2015
    a. For the New Faculty Institute Certificate: Write a three-page summary statement that is a first draft of a summary document required in the promotion and tenure portfolio. This statement outlines your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.
    b. For the Teaching Academy Certificate: Write a two-page summary outlining the relevance of How Learning Works to your pedagogy.

AGENDA for New Faculty Institute 2014-2015

Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and methods of organizing knowledge)

Fall Meeting #3: New faculty and mentor lunch and discussion of Faculty Annual Report and the successful path for promotion and tenure. Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and mastery). See dates below.

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course climate). See dates below.

Spring Meeting #3: Creating Work-Life Balance (selected readings from Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members) for a successful career. See dates below.

April/May: Submit summary statement outlining your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service. Submission due by May 15th.


Spring Dates

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | DC: Barnes Hall 216
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | DC: Barnes Hall 216
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | DC: Barnes Hall 216

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 5105
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 5105
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 5105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 310
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 310
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 310

Note also NFI includes an online meeting space with useful materials for new faculty; this is in D2L (Desire2Learn). In essence, you’re invited to see your peers from our orientations again during these three face-to-face meetings each semester and virtually in online discussions. We blend these formats so that faculty can participate in one or both venues. To get access, please register via RSVP to the Teaching Conversations/New Faculty Institute on your campus.

In short, the NFI introduces newly-hired faculty to the UNG missions of “quality education, service, inquiry and creativity.” The NFI facilitates acclimation to the institution and promotes teaching excellence and professional development.

We look forward to seeing you.

New Faculty Institute Meeting #3 – Faculty Annual Report Review – Gainesville

Gainesville | Nesbitt | 3110B

Facilitated by Mary Carney

New faculty and their mentors are invited to participate in this conversational exchange supporting faculty as they prepare for the Faculty Annual Report process.

Annual Evaluation guidelines and the Faculty Annual Report Form can be found in the Faculty Handbook by clicking here.

Lunch will be provided.

New Faculty Institute Meeting #3 – Faculty Annual Report Review – Oconee

Oconee | 318

Facilitated by Mary Carney

New faculty and their mentors are invited to participate in this conversational exchange supporting faculty as they prepare for the Faculty Annual Report process.

Annual Evaluation guidelines and the Faculty Annual Report Form can be found in the Faculty Handbook by clicking here.

Lunch will be provided.

New Faculty Institute Meeting #3 – Faculty Annual Report Review – Dahlonega

Dahlonega | Young Hall 214

Facilitated by Mary Carney

New faculty and their mentors are invited to participate in this conversational exchange supporting faculty as they prepare for the Faculty Annual Report process.

Annual Evaluation guidelines and the Faculty Annual Report Form can be found in the Faculty Handbook by clicking here.

Lunch will be provided.

 

 

 

Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works – Cumming Campus, Fall Meeting #2

Cumming Campus, Room 246

We invite you to join us for teaching conversation brown bags. We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring your good ideas. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principle for Smart Teaching.

CERTIFICATE
To earn a Teaching Academy Certificate, you
1. Attend meetings the “teaching conversations” on your home campus and
2. Submit a reflective analysis in May that outlines the relevance of How Learning
Works
to your own pedagogy.

AGENDAS
Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-
Based Principles for Smart Teaching (
Once you RSVP, you will get access to
these chapters in D2L)

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and
methods of organizing knowledge)

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and
mastery). Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course
climate). Dates decided later.

One of the most beneficial aspects of these teaching conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and best ideas from our classroom practices. To register, please RSVP. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the introduction and conclusion chapters in D2L. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries soon.

FALL DATES

Cumming Campus (CC)
Fall Meeting #1: Thursday, October 02, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246
Fall Meeting #2: Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Fall Meeting #1: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM |
DC: Library Technology Center 382

Fall Meeting #2: Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM |
DC: Library Technology Center 382

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Fall Meeting #1: Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105
Fall Meeting #2: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Fall Meeting #1: Monday, September 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320
Fall Meeting #2: Monday, October 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320

To register, please RSVP. We look forward to our conversations.

New Faculty Institute 2014-2015 – Cumming Campus, Fall Meeting #2

Cumming Campus, Room 246

We invite you to join the New Faculty Institute (NFI) 2014-2015, a series of six conversations over the full academic year. We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring  your good ideas. See fall plan and agenda below for more details.

This year, four of the NFI meetings will be held in conjunction with Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works. These groups will meet together — same place and time – see below. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principle for Smart Teaching. (The book was in the bag at orientations, but if you don’t have it the chapters for meeting #1 will be available in in D2L.) One of the most beneficial aspects of these teaching conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and our best ideas from our classroom practices.

 

CERTIFICATES

If you participate in the NFI program, you can garner two certificates to include in your promotion and tenure portfolio: New Faculty Institute Certificate and Teaching Academy Certificate (the culmination of those Teaching Conversations).

In order to earn these certificates, you

  1. Attend meetings on your campus (see below)
  2. Contribute to online discussions for NFI
  3. Submit a reflective analysis in April/May 2015
    a. New Faculty Institute Certificate: Write a three-page summary statement that is a first draft of a summary document required in the promotion and tenure portfolio. This statement outlines your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.
    b. For the Teaching Academy Certificate: Write a two-page summary outlining the relevance of How Learning Works to your pedagogy.

 

FALL 2014 PLAN

For the NFI, we will hold the two of above-mentioned “teaching conversations” in the fall and a third meeting in November or December to talk about preparing your first Faculty Annual Report. The “teaching conversations” will focus on How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. To register, please RSVP to the Teaching Conversationson your campus. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the D2L site which will have the reading available. Soon, the book will also be on reserve in the libraries, and the first reading selection will be in D2L.

 

AGENDA for New Faculty Institute 2014-2015

Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and methods of organizing knowledge)

Fall Meeting #3: New faculty and mentor lunch and discussion of Faculty Annual Report and the successful path for promotion and tenure. Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and mastery)

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course climate)

Spring Meeting #3 : Creating Work-Life Balance (selected readings from Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members) for a successful career

April/May: Submit summary statement outlining your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.

 

FALL DATES

Cumming Campus (CC)
Thursday, October 02, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | DC: Library Technology Center 382
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | DC: Library Technology Center 382

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Monday, September 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320
Monday, October 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320

Note also NFI includes an online meeting space with useful materials for new faculty; this is in D2L (Desire2Learn). In essence, you’re invited to see your peers from our orientations again during these three face-to-face meetings each semester and virtually in online discussions. We blend these formats so that faculty can participate in one or both venues. To get access, please register via RSVP to the Teaching Conversations on your campus.

In short, the NFI introduces newly-hired faculty to the UNG missions of “quality education, service, inquiry and creativity.” The NFI facilitates acclimation to the institution and promotes teaching excellence and professional development.

To register, please RSVP to the Teaching Conversations on your campus. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the D2L site. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries, and the first reading selection will be in D2L.

We look forward to seeing you.

Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works – Gainesville Campus, Fall Meeting #2

Gainesville Campus, Nesbitt Building, Room 4105

We invite you to join us for teaching conversation brown bags. We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring your good ideas. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principle for Smart Teaching.

CERTIFICATE
To earn a Teaching Academy Certificate, you
1. Attend meetings the “teaching conversations” and
2. Submit a reflective analysis in May that outlines the relevance of How Learning
Works
to your own pedagogy.

AGENDAS
Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-
Based Principles for Smart Teaching (
Once you RSVP, you will get access to
these chapters in D2L)

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and
methods of organizing knowledge)

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and
mastery). Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course
climate). Dates decided later.

One of the most beneficial aspects of these teaching conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and best ideas from our classroom practices. To register, please RSVP. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the introduction and conclusion chapters in D2L. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries soon.

FALL DATES

Cumming Campus (CC)
Fall Meeting #1: Thursday, October 02, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246
Fall Meeting #2: Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Fall Meeting #1: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM |
DC: Library Technology Center 382

Fall Meeting #2: Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM |
DC: Library Technology Center 382

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Fall Meeting #1: Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105
Fall Meeting #2: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Fall Meeting #1: Monday, September 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320
Fall Meeting #2: Monday, October 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320

To register, please RSVP. We look forward to our conversations.

New Faculty Institute 2014-2015 – Gainesville Campus, Fall Meeting #2

Gainesville Campus, Nesbitt Building, Room 4105

We invite you to join the New Faculty Institute (NFI) 2014-2015, a series of six conversations over the full academic year. We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring your good ideas. See fall plan and agenda below for more details.

This year, four of the NFI meetings will be held in conjunction with Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works. These groups will meet together — same place and time – see below. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principle for Smart Teaching. (The book was in the bag at orientations, but if you don’t have it the chapters for meeting #1 will be available in in D2L.) One of the most beneficial aspects of these teaching conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and our best ideas from our classroom practices.

 

CERTIFICATES

If you participate in the NFI program, you can garner two certificates to include in your promotion and tenure portfolio: New Faculty Institute Certificate and Teaching Academy Certificate (the culmination of those Teaching Conversations).

In order to earn these certificates, you

  1. Attend meetings on your campus (see below)
  2. Contribute to online discussions for NFI
  3. Submit a reflective analysis in April/May 2015
    a. New Faculty Institute Certificate: Write a three-page summary statement that is a first draft of a summary document required in the promotion and tenure portfolio. This statement outlines your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.
    b. For the Teaching Academy Certificate: Write a two-page summary outlining the relevance of How Learning Works to your pedagogy.

 

FALL 2014 PLAN

For the NFI, we will hold the two of above-mentioned “teaching conversations” in the fall and a third meeting in November or December to talk about preparing your first Faculty Annual Report. The “teaching conversations” will focus on How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. To register, please RSVP to the Teaching Conversationson your campus. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the D2L site which will have the reading available. Soon, the book will also be on reserve in the libraries, and the first reading selection will be in D2L.

 

AGENDA for New Faculty Institute 2014-2015

Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and methods of organizing knowledge)

Fall Meeting #3: New faculty and mentor lunch and discussion of Faculty Annual Report and the successful path for promotion and tenure. Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and mastery)

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course climate)

Spring Meeting #3 : Creating Work-Life Balance (selected readings from Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members) for a successful career

April/May: Submit summary statement outlining your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.

 

FALL DATES

Cumming Campus (CC)
Thursday, October 02, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | DC: Library Technology Center 382
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | DC: Library Technology Center 382

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Monday, September 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320
Monday, October 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320

Note also NFI includes an online meeting space with useful materials for new faculty; this is in D2L (Desire2Learn). In essence, you’re invited to see your peers from our orientations again during these three face-to-face meetings each semester and virtually in online discussions. We blend these formats so that faculty can participate in one or both venues. To get access, please register via RSVP to the Teaching Conversations on your campus.

In short, the NFI introduces newly-hired faculty to the UNG missions of “quality education, service, inquiry and creativity.” The NFI facilitates acclimation to the institution and promotes teaching excellence and professional development.

To register, please RSVP to the Teaching Conversations on your campus. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the D2L site. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries, and the first reading selection will be in D2L.

We look forward to seeing you.

Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works – Oconee Campus, Fall Meeting #2

Oconee Campus, Room 320

We invite you to join us for teaching conversation brown bags. We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring your good ideas. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principle for Smart Teaching.

CERTIFICATE
To earn a Teaching Academy Certificate, you
1. Attend meetings the “teaching conversations” and
2. Submit a reflective analysis in May that outlines the relevance of How Learning
Works
to your own pedagogy.

AGENDAS
Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-
Based Principles for Smart Teaching (
Once you RSVP, you will get access to
these chapters in D2L)

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and
methods of organizing knowledge)

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and
mastery). Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course
climate). Dates decided later.

One of the most beneficial aspects of these teaching conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and best ideas from our classroom practices. To register, please RSVP. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the introduction and conclusion chapters in D2L. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries soon.

FALL DATES

Cumming Campus (CC)
Fall Meeting #1: Thursday, October 02, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246
Fall Meeting #2: Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Fall Meeting #1: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM |
DC: Library Technology Center 382

Fall Meeting #2: Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM |
DC: Library Technology Center 382

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Fall Meeting #1: Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105
Fall Meeting #2: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Fall Meeting #1: Monday, September 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320
Fall Meeting #2: Monday, October 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320

To register, please RSVP. We look forward to our conversations.

New Faculty Institute 2014-2015 – Oconee Campus, Fall Meeting #2

Oconee Campus, Room 320

We invite you to join the New Faculty Institute (NFI) 2014-2015, a series of six conversations over the full academic year. We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring your good ideas. See fall plan and agenda below for more details.

This year, four of the NFI meetings will be held in conjunction with Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works. These groups will meet together — same place and time – see below. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principle for Smart Teaching. (The book was in the bag at orientations, but if you don’t have it the chapters for meeting #1 will be available in in D2L.) One of the most beneficial aspects of these teaching conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and our best ideas from our classroom practices.

 

CERTIFICATES

If you participate in the NFI program, you can garner two certificates to include in your promotion and tenure portfolio: New Faculty Institute Certificate and Teaching Academy Certificate (the culmination of those Teaching Conversations).

In order to earn these certificates, you

  1. Attend meetings on your campus (see below)
  2. Contribute to online discussions for NFI
  3. Submit a reflective analysis in April/May 2015
    a. New Faculty Institute Certificate: Write a three-page summary statement that is a first draft of a summary document required in the promotion and tenure portfolio. This statement outlines your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.
    b. For the Teaching Academy Certificate: Write a two-page summary outlining the relevance of How Learning Works to your pedagogy.

 

FALL 2014 PLAN

For the NFI, we will hold the two of above-mentioned “teaching conversations” in the fall and a third meeting in November or December to talk about preparing your first Faculty Annual Report. The “teaching conversations” will focus on How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. To register, please RSVP to the Teaching Conversationson your campus. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the D2L site which will have the reading available. Soon, the book will also be on reserve in the libraries, and the first reading selection will be in D2L.

 

AGENDA for New Faculty Institute 2014-2015

Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and methods of organizing knowledge)

Fall Meeting #3: New faculty and mentor lunch and discussion of Faculty Annual Report and the successful path for promotion and tenure. Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and mastery)

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course climate)

Spring Meeting #3 : Creating Work-Life Balance (selected readings from Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members) for a successful career

April/May: Submit summary statement outlining your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.

 

FALL DATES

Cumming Campus (CC)
Thursday, October 02, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | DC: Library Technology Center 382
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | DC: Library Technology Center 382

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Monday, September 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320
Monday, October 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320

Note also NFI includes an online meeting space with useful materials for new faculty; this is in D2L (Desire2Learn). In essence, you’re invited to see your peers from our orientations again during these three face-to-face meetings each semester and virtually in online discussions. We blend these formats so that faculty can participate in one or both venues. To get access, please register via RSVP to the Teaching Conversations on your campus.

In short, the NFI introduces newly-hired faculty to the UNG missions of “quality education, service, inquiry and creativity.” The NFI facilitates acclimation to the institution and promotes teaching excellence and professional development.

To register, please RSVP to the Teaching Conversations on your campus. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the D2L site. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries, and the first reading selection will be in D2L.

We look forward to seeing you.

Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works – Dahlonega Campus, Fall Meeting #2

Dahlonega Campus, LTC Room 382

We invite you to join us for teaching conversation brown bags. We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring  your good ideas. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principle for Smart Teaching.

CERTIFICATE
To earn a Teaching Academy Certificate, you
1. Attend meetings the “teaching conversations”  and
2. Submit a reflective analysis in May that outlines the relevance of How Learning
Works
to your own pedagogy.

AGENDAS
Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-
Based Principles for Smart Teaching (
Once you RSVP, you will get access to
these chapters in D2L)

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and
methods of organizing knowledge)

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and
mastery). Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course
climate). Dates decided later.

One of the most beneficial aspects of these teaching conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and best ideas from our classroom practices. To register, please RSVP. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the introduction and conclusion chapters in D2L. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries soon.

FALL DATES

Cumming Campus (CC)
Fall Meeting #1: Thursday, October 02, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246
Fall Meeting #2: Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Fall Meeting #1: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM |
DC: Library Technology Center 382

Fall Meeting #2: Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM |
DC: Library Technology Center 382

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Fall Meeting #1: Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105
Fall Meeting #2: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Fall Meeting #1: Monday, September 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320
Fall Meeting #2: Monday, October 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320

To register, please RSVP. We look forward to our conversations.

New Faculty Institute 2014-2015 – Dahlonega Campus, Fall Meeting #2

Dahlonega Campus, LTC Room 382

We invite you to join the New Faculty Institute (NFI) 2014-2015, a series of six conversations over the full academic year. We’ll provide cookies & drinks; you bring  your good ideas. See fall plan and agenda below for more details.

This year, four of the NFI meetings will be held in conjunction with Teaching Conversations: How Learning Works. These groups will meet together — same place and time – see below. To stimulate discussion, we’ll use chapters from How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principle for Smart Teaching. (The book was in the bag at orientations, but if you don’t have it the chapters for meeting #1 will be available in in D2L.) One of the most beneficial aspects of these teaching conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and our best ideas from our classroom practices.

 

CERTIFICATES

If you participate in the NFI program, you can garner two certificates to include in your promotion and tenure portfolio: New Faculty Institute Certificate and Teaching Academy Certificate (the culmination of those Teaching Conversations).

In order to earn these certificates, you

  1. Attend meetings on your campus (see below)
  2. Contribute to online discussions for NFI
  3. Submit a reflective analysis in April/May 2015
    a. New Faculty Institute Certificate: Write a three-page summary statement that is a first draft of a summary document required in the promotion and tenure portfolio. This statement outlines your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.
    b. For the Teaching Academy Certificate: Write a two-page summary outlining the relevance of How Learning Works to your pedagogy.

 

FALL 2014 PLAN

For the NFI, we will hold the two of above-mentioned “teaching conversations” in the fall and a third meeting in November or December to talk about preparing your first Faculty Annual Report. The “teaching conversations” will focus on How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. To register, please RSVP to the Teaching Conversationson your campus. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the D2L site which will have the reading available. Soon, the book will also be on reserve in the libraries, and the first reading selection will be in D2L.

 

AGENDA for New Faculty Institute 2014-2015

Fall Meeting #1: Introduction and Conclusion of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

Fall Meeting #2: Chapters 1 & 2 of How Learning Works (impact of prior knowledge and methods of organizing knowledge)

Fall Meeting #3: New faculty and mentor lunch and discussion of Faculty Annual Report and the successful path for promotion and tenure. Dates decided later.

Spring Meeting #1: Chapters 3 & 4 of How Learning Works (student motivation and mastery)

Spring Meeting #2: Chapters 5 & 6 of How Learning Works (practice, feedback, and course climate)

Spring Meeting #3 : Creating Work-Life Balance (selected readings from Boice’s Advice for New Faculty Members) for a successful career

April/May: Submit summary statement outlining your philosophy, goals, progress, and plans related to teaching, research, and service.

 

FALL DATES

Cumming Campus (CC)
Thursday, October 02, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246
Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | CC: Room 246

Dahlonega Campus (DC)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | DC: Library Technology Center 382
Thursday, October 16, 2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | DC: Library Technology Center 382

Gainesville Campus (GC)
Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | GC: Nesbitt 4105

Oconee Campus (OC)
Monday, September 22, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320
Monday, October 20, 2014 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | OC: Classroom 320

Note also NFI includes an online meeting space with useful materials for new faculty; this is in D2L (Desire2Learn). In essence, you’re invited to see your peers from our orientations again during these three face-to-face meetings each semester and virtually in online discussions. We blend these formats so that faculty can participate in one or both venues. To get access, please register via RSVP to the Teaching Conversations on your campus.

In short, the NFI introduces newly-hired faculty to the UNG missions of “quality education, service, inquiry and creativity.” The NFI facilitates acclimation to the institution and promotes teaching excellence and professional development.

To register, please RSVP to the Teaching Conversations on your campus. Once you RSVP, you will get access to the D2L site. The book will also be on reserve in the libraries, and the first reading selection will be in D2L.

We look forward to seeing you.