LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

FALL 2014 
Monday, August 18

New Faculty Orientation

SCHEDULE 

 

8:15 am to 1:00pm

Rooms E/F, Wood Center

Tuesday, August 19

 

New Faculty Orientation

8:30am - 3:00pm

Rooms E/F, Wood Center

3:30-5pm Visit to University Museum

5:30-7:00pm Chancellor's Reception                                           

Friday, August 22

Syllabus Design workshop

UAF has certain requirements for all syllabi. Dr. Joy Morrison, the director of the Office of Faculty Development, will introduce these requirements, and provide you with a template to use. You will also look at exemplary syllabi from a variety of disciplines.

2:00 - 3:00pm

Rasmuson (RASM) 340

Monday, August 25

Syllabus Design workshop

UAF has certain requirements for all syllabi. Dr. Joy Morrison, the director of the Office of Faculty Development, will introduce these requirements, and provide you with a template to use. You will also look at exemplary syllabi from a variety of disciplines.

11:00am - 12:00pm

RASM 340

Monday, August 25

Meeting of facilitators of Faculty Learning Communities for FY2015

Office of Faculty Development, 222 Bunnell

1:00-2:00 pm

Tuesday, August 26

Dealing with Challenging Students

Don Foley, Chief Judicial Officer and Dean of Students, and Associate VC for Student Life, will go over some legalities and give you good advice for how to stay out of trouble.

All faculty and TAs are welcome. No sign up is necessary.

1:00- 2:00 pm

RASM 340 

Thursday, August 28

Dealing with Challenging Students

Don Foley, Chief Judicial Officer and Dean of Students, and Associate VC for Student Life, will go over some legalities and give you good advice for how to stay out of trouble.

All faculty and TAs are welcome. No sign up is necessary.

1:00- 2:00 pm

West Ridge, Reichardt Building 300. Runcorn Room

Monday, September 1LABOR DAY
Tuesday, September 2

First meeting of faculty learning communities.

Different venues.

1:00-2:00 pm

Thursday, September 4FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
Tuesday, September 9

How to Use Small Group Discussions in Teaching

A discussion of the pros and cons of using seminar format for teaching. We will view a short DVD then have Q&A.

Joy Morrison

1:00-2:00pm

RASM 340

September 16

10th Annual Women Faculty Luncheon

hosted by the Committee on the Status of Women.

About the Guest Speaker:
Dr. Margaret K. Thayer, Curator Emeritus (Insects) has spent her career in field and museum – mostly at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago – investigating the systematics, biology, and evolution of the incredibly species-rich beetle family Staphylinidae.  Her work has taken her to all continents but Antarctica, primarily to collect research specimens, and she has authored or coauthored dozens of peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and books, with more in press and in preparation.

12:30-2:30 pm

Wood Center Ballroom

September 23

How to work with students who are veterans, and students with disabilities.

Kris Racina, Assoc. VC for University and Student Advancement, and Walter Crary, Veterans Service Officer, will educate you about the services we offer for the increasing number of military veterans who are coming back to university. Mary Matthews, Disability Coordinator, Center for Health & Counseling will discuss services for students with disabilities. This is information you really need to know!

Forewarned is forearmed!

Venue: tba

1:00-2:00 pm

September 30 



 
October 7

Mentoring Luncheon

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Wood Center, room E/F

October 21
 
October 28 
November 4 
November 11

 

November 18 
November 25

 

 

 

 November 27-30

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

 Friday, December 12

Last day of instruction

 

 December 15-18Final Exams

 

OFFICE CLOSED TILL JANUARY 26, 2015