Faculty Development Workshops & Events are aimed at assisting faculty to learn, develop or advance their knowledge in skills in teaching, scholarship, service, leadership, use of technology in teaching, and other areas of faculty responsibility. Examples of programs include Lunch and Learns, workshops and training, topically focused panel presentations, orientation, or the sharing of faculty expertise.
Upcoming Fall 2013 Faculty Development Events:
Using Electronic Notes for Academic Advising
Thursday, December 12th
11:00am to 12:30
109/110 Abromson Center, Portland Campus
The University of Maine system recently unveiled “Advising Notes,” a new tool on Mainestreet to assist in academic advising. In this workshop, open to faculty and staff, you will be guided through the process of utilizing this tool to make your life easier!
Grant Writing - How to Succeed in Grant Writing
USM’s Office of Research Administration and Development & Faculty Commons is offering a faculty professional development workshop in grant writing for tenure-track and tenured faculty at USM. The workshop is comprised of four, 3-hour sessions, held on four Friday mornings during the spring 2014 semester from 9am to Noon in the Faculty Commons 3rd floor space of the Glickman Family Library on the USM Portland Campus. Session dates: 1/24, 2/28, 3/28 & 5/2
Past Faculty Development Events:
The Future of Honors at USM -- What's your vision?
Friday, November 22nd
12:00 – 3:00pm
Honors Center, 253 Luther Bonney, USM Portland Campus
As part of its self-study process, the Honors Program wants to hear your ideas on how it should evolve. We'll start with a light lunch, during which the current program will be described. Afterward, you'll engage in an interactive planning exercise in which you 'vote' for features you want to see added or (de)emphasized in future. We'll end with an open discussion.
Trans Inclusive and Trans Literate: A Faculty Conversation
Wednesday, November 20th
Event begins at 4:15
Abromson Center, USM Portland Campus
USM students tell us that we need to be more trans literate and trans inclusive in our classrooms and our curriculum. This will be a panel conversation on cisgender, transgender, and gender queer. If any of those terms are unclear to you, this conversation is for you. If all of those terms are very familiar to you, this conversation is for you. Come share your experiences with - and questions about - how to make the USM classroom more trans literate and trans inclusive.
Russell Scholars Informational Luncheon for Prospective Faculty
Wednesday, November 13th
12:00 Noon - 2pm
Faculty Dining Room, Brooks Student Center, Gorham Campus
USM faculty (current and retired) and professional staff are cordially invited to attend an informal luncheon to learn about teaching opportunities in the Russell Scholars Program (RSP).
Join us for a light buffet; meet some RSP faculty and students; and learn how, since 1996, USM's internationally recognized residential learning community has attracted 25% of its students from out-of-state and maintained a retention rate of 85%.
The Meinersmann-Randall Transformed Model of Nursing Education
Wednesday, November 6th
1pm to 2:30pm
Room 213 Abromson Center
Join Dr. Krista Meinersmann and Dr. Carla Randall as they share their transformed model of nursing education addressing critical issues and concerns facing nursing education today. The M-R TMNE relies on the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), prior learning assessment, comprehensive testing, the flipped classroom methodology, and extensive simulation and clinical-based hands-on learning.
USM Research Administration & Development Faculty Seminar: How Develop & Nurture a Research Cluster
The seminar is part of the University’s Office of Research Administration and Development’s Research Cluster Development Initiative to bolster and expand scholarship and innovative high-impact multi-disciplinary research across college lines to bring knowledge to bear on issues of intellectual, scientific, social, economic, environmental and cultural importance and to work more effectively with the private sector, other institutions and the community.
Using Research About Online Learning to Inform Online Teaching Practice
Wednesday, October 23rd
1pm to 2:30pm
301 Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus
Faculty members Rachel Brown and Walter Kimball share online learning research findings and the resulting teaching practices that have had staying power in their online courses. Special emphasis will be placed on synchronizing varied elements of the online learning environment, the organization of course content, and teacher presence.
Teaching Naked Workshop with Jose Bowen
Wednesday, 10/16, 8:00am to 1:00pm, 7th floor of Glickman Library
Explore how moving technology out of your classroom can improve student learning. Presentation followed by hands-on workshop.
USM’s Scoop on MOOCs
Wednesday, 10/9, 12:00-1:30pm
Join us for a faculty panel discussion on massively open online courses (MOOCs) facilitated by Joyce Lapping. Panelists include Dr. Jim Suleiman, Dr Krista Meinersmann and Dr. Betty Robinson. The panel represents a variety of perspectives and experiences with MOOCs.
Things We Wish That We Knew When We Went On-line For the First Time
Wednesday, September 18th
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thinking about developing an on-line course? Wondering what you should know as you consider embarking down this path? A panel of four people, two who have created multiple on-line courses, two who have just finished creating their first, will discuss what they wished they knew from the get-go. This faculty panel discussion will be facilitated by Rob Sanford. Panel discussion participants also include: John Broida, Betty Robinson, & Libby Biischof.
Friday, 9/20, 9am to 11am, 7th floor of Glickman Library
This event is intended to welcome faculty to USM, provide a brief and basic introduction to resources related to faculty’s teaching, scholarly and service responsibilities; provide new faculty with a chance to network with each other and with colleagues within and across departments and campuses.
Integrating Special Collections Into Your Course
Thursday, 9/26, 4:30 to 6:00pm, 7th floor of Glickman Library
Through discussion with faculty who have used Special Collection resources in their classes and a presentation on accessing Special Collections resources by the head of the department, Susie R. Bock, faculty will acquire the tools to build their own active learning exercises for their classes.
Presentation and Open Symposia
Cathy Trower, PhD
USM Women ADVANCE Initiative Grant Speaker Presentation
Thursday 9/26, 2:00-3:00pm
Cathy Trower, Ph.D., is the Senior Research Associate and Research Director for Collaborative On Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE)at Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. Cathy Trower joins us through the Southern Maine ADVANCE IT Catalyst project.
USM Research Administration & Development Faculty Seminar: How to Commercialize an Invention & Discovery
In this introductory seminar on commercialization, Kris Burton will walk through the process of moving technology out of the University and into the world and share some of her experiences of helping faculty, staff and students commercializing their work. As part of the university’s Office of Research Administration and Development Commercialization Gap Funding Initiative, which seeks to accelerate the commercialization of viable concepts, inventions and products while promoting a university-wide spirit and understanding of entrepreneurship, this seminar is open to all USM faculty, students, and staff from all colleges who are interested in knowing how to commercialize their discoveries and inventions and the available resources to accomplish this effort.
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Faculty Commons is a collaborative initiative. We welcome USM community suggestions on topics, presenters, and projects.