Two Faculty Development Opportunities

Dear Colleagues,

I want to let you know about two upcoming opportunities for faculty development.

1- Tomorrow, Friday, November 13 at 2:00 pm ET, Cengage (an education and technology company) is hosting a webinar on Oral Exams: The Secret to Assessing Students During COVID.  This event features Dr. Della Dumbaugh, Assistant Chair and Professor of Mathematics and author of the recent Inside Higher Ed article,Revitalizing Classes Through Oral Exams.”  The webinar is free and you may register here.

2- In January, the Faculty Hub will initiate a new program for faculty development, The Faculty Hub Institute.  Institutes are multiple session workshops for faculty to learn together, gain professional feedback, and advance teaching and scholarship goals in a supportive environment for experimentation.

Would you like your students to create data visualizations that are both beautiful and effective narrative tools? Would you like to better communicate your data in scholarly publications and presentations?  If these questions interest you, please consider joining us for the first Faculty Hub Institute:  Data Visualizations in R.

We will host two faculty cohorts for this Institute. The first cohort will begin with a full-day workshop on January 13, followed by additional spring term sessions with members of the cohort and built-in opportunities for one-on-one support.  Learn more about the course content and the schedule here. A second cohort will meet for professional development in a more concentrated format in May. This schedule will be available early in the spring semester.  As for all Hub activities, faculty from all five schools are invited to participate.

We are currently accepting registrations here for the cohort that begins on January 13. Please note that we will be offering the Institute in a blended teaching format with up to eleven (11) in-person spots, to be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Other members of the cohort will participate remotely.  If you want to learn more about this opportunity and the time commitment, please contact the Faculty Hub.

As you consider these or other professional development opportunities, please note that we are also available for individual consultations.  Let us know how we can help you.

Best wishes as you near the end of the semester.



Linda M. Boland, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Director, Teaching and Scholarship Hub