Lawrence offers a variety of opportunities for personal and professional development. Every faculty member is encouraged to participate in a few each year to connect with colleagues and grow as a professor.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
What goes on in your breakout rooms?
Come hear how your colleagues have been using Zoom breakout rooms. Matthew Arau, Scott Corry, Alyssa Hakes, and Andrew Sage will each demonstrate different tools and/or techniques they have used to engage students in small group work. Presentations and teaching-focused Q&A is at 10:00am. Then, we suggest you try out the tools on your own and bring your tech-related questions to an afternoon session at 2:00. Contact David Berk for more information.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Using Perusall for Social Reading Engagement
Come hear how you can increase engagement in course reading and discussion. Scott Corry, Lori Hilt, and Amy Nottingham-Martin will share their experience from the past term using the social reading tool, Perusall. A brief how-to for integrating Perusall into Moodle will also be shared. Presentations and teaching-focused Q&A is at 10:00am. Then, we suggest you try out Perusall on your own and bring your tech-related questions to an afternoon session at 2:00. Contact David Berk for more information.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Using the OneNote Class Notebook
Interested in learning more about how OneNote's Class Notebook can be integrated into your class? Margaret Koker will share how she's implementing the Class Notebook for student laboratory notebooks in a lab-based course and for daily writing assignments for First-Year Studies. We'll also discuss (and brainstorm) ideas for uses specifically with remote teaching (e.g. facilitating collaborative work and exam distribution). Contact David Berk for more information.
Teaching development opportunities are offered by the Dean of Faculty Office, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (including resource groups and events), the Inclusive Pedagogy Committee, the Director of Advising, and the Office of Instructional Technology. Events are announced via email and in the LU Insider.
Professional development for scholarly and creative activity is supported by travel grants and project grants from the Provost's Office. See Internal Grants for more information.
Other development opportunities include the Learning at Lawrence series sponsored by Human Resources, wellness activities and education from Wellness Services, and groups and events sponsored by the Office of Spiritual & Religious Life.
Additional faculty development opportunities are offered by:
- the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
- the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
- Faculty Focus articles and the Teaching Professor conference & newsletter
- pedagogy conferences for specific disciplines
Look under Internal Grants for how to apply for funds to attend a professional conference.