SPRING 2014 
Tuesday, January 28

Stress and Time Management workshop

Dr. Carol Diehl of UAF's Health & Counseling Center  will share tips about best to manage your time, and the inevitable stress that we all feel occasionally. Come and get free advice about a topic that can make your life a lot easier!

1:00-2:00 pm

340 RASM  Call-in 800.893.8850, PIN#6008955

Wednesday, January 29


Deadline for travel proposals to be received for Spring and Summer travel. 

1:00 pm at jfmorrison@alaska.edu

Please see Travel Funds at the website of the Office of Faculty Development for proposal guidelines.

Tuesday, Feb 4

University of the Arctic presentation

Chancellor Brian Rogers will give a talk and slideshow about this university, followed by John Eichelberger, the Graduate Dean of the U-Arctic who will discuss research opportunities for students and faculty, and then remarks by UAF researchers and grad students.

1:00-2:00 pm

Murie Building auditorium


February 10

DEADLINE TO APPLY for this semester's iTeach workshop in March. Apply at http://iteach.uaf.edu/apply/

Contact Marissa Carl at 451-4023 for more info.

February 11

Office of Sponsored Programs

Director Andrew Gray and his staff will walk you through all the services they offer to assist you in succeeding with grant writing.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

West Ridge IARC/Akasofu Building 401

February 18

Research Administration at UAF

An Introduction to Research Administration Workflow at UAF Designed for Newly-Arrived Research Investigators

Rosemary Madnick, Director of the Office of Grants & Contracts Administration, will go over details of managing your grant. She will also describe the new structure of the Grants & Contracts office.

This session is important if you have recently received a grant, or anticipate receiving one.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

340 RASM

Feb 20-23

Lilly West Teaching conference

Newport Beach, CA


Feb 22-25

Alaska Society for Technology in Education conference

ASTE 2014

Anchorage, Alaska

Feb 27


Tax Deductions for Professors

A local CPA will walk you through the things you can legally deduct from your 2013 taxes if you itemize.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

DUCK 352

March 4

Classroom Assessment Techniques

I will go over a variety of CATs that you can use for informal assessment in class.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

340 RASM

March 11Faculty Cafe on Mentoring

What do I need for my career? Where is the best place to get it? Who should I go to for mentoring? These and other questions will be discussed at this event.

1:00-2:30 pm

Wood Center ballroom

Refreshments will be served.

If you want to attend online, use http://tinyurl.com/MentoringCafe or contact Ellen Lopez at edlopez@alaska.edu

March 13


OIT Technology LunchByte

Reps from Fuzebox will be on hand in a live interactive session to demonstrate Fuze. If you do not know what this is, come and find out! Seating is limited so please register with Gary Bender at gabender@alaska.edu

Cookies provided.

319B Bunnell

1:00 - 2:00 pm

March 13


Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

 VIRTUAL EndNote webcast

The webcast will be presented by Donna Kirking - an EndNote trainer - and will cover advanced topics such as:
 - batch importation of existing PDF's
- auto-generating citation data from a batch import
- using PDF metadata
- plus more.....

There will be lots of time for questions as well.

Users should already have EndNote installed and working on their personal computers prior to the webcast. It will not cover installation.

To register for the webcast, users should:

1. Go to
2. Fill in requested information

Once the host approves the request, users will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact reference librarian Liz Humrickhouse at at ehumrickhouse@alaska.edu
March 25

"Stop Talking"

Libby Roderick, associate director of UAA's Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence, will discuss the project Indigenous Ways of Teaching and Learning and Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education, and how the book Stop Talking emerged from this process. Copies of the book will be available for UAF faculty.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Bunnell Auditorium

Talk will be recorded for later viewing.

April 7

"From Torture to Adventure: How Technology and Empathy Can Change the Face of Higher Education."

Talk by staff of UAF's eLearning Center. The discussion will focus on learning in higher education that involves more adventure and less emotional anguish. The emotional anguish for a student often results from comments made by professors and others college officials that are less than supportive, or even hostile.  To learn something requires hard work on the part of the student, but the student should not have to tolerate an environment that makes the job of learning even tougher.  Learning can definitely involve more adventure and less pain, if instructors are up for the challenge.

Food and beverages will be provided.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Murie Building, Room 301

April 8

Creating a Podcast using Garage Band

Gary Bender will take you through the process of capturing your lectures and getting them on the web for your students.

1:30-3:00 pm

Bunnell 319B

April 15

Lunchtime Faculty Research Schmooze

We are trying a sort of research "speed dating" event to match up researchers who would like to collaborate. In order to participate you must have filled out a "90-Second Biography" and registered it with my office.

WRRB 004 computer lab

1:00-2:00 pm

April 22

Fulbright Awards presentation

If you have a sabbatical due, and you are interested in applying for a Fulbright Teaching or Research award overseas please come and listen. I will take you through the options available through Fulbright. The deadline for applications for 2015-2016 is August 1, 2014.

Available via audio-conference on request.

340 RASM

1:00 - 2:00 pm

April 22

Using Google to Streamline your Classroom

All UAF students and faculty have access to the Google Apps suite for Education. Like your brain, you’re probably only using 10% of Google Apps’ ability. In this session we’ll cover how you might streamline your classroom to make things like assessment, delivering handouts and lectures, and even keeping up with your students a little easier. Madara Mason is Google Apps for Education certified and will show you how to use the other 90% of your brain.

link to the Google event: http://elearning.uaf.edu/go/ttl-googletreamline


1:00 - 2:00 pm

Friday, April 25

Spring Fest

Planning Strategically for Promotion and Tenure
SpringFest Day: April 25 (no classes!)
10:00 - Noon
109 Butrovich Building

You may also participate via e-live webcast.  Details are in the flyer posted at:

Contact Jane Weber - jane.weber@alaska.edu
or Kayt Sunwood - kayt.sunwood@alaska.edu

Friday, April 25

Scholarly Writing workshop by Dr. Bob Lucas

This session is designed to help faculty members deal with impediments to their serious scholarly writing. Special emphasis is placed on research demonstrating practices that work in an academic setting.

The following topics will be covered:

* confronting myths about writing

* overcoming the major obstacles to writing

* developing habits that promote writing

* varying patterns to sustain momentum


Venue: 122 Bunnell

1:00-4:00 pm  Limited seats.

Registration required. Email to jfmorrison@alaska.edu

Saturday, April 26

Grant Writing workshop by Dr. Bob Lucas

This workshop introduces faculty members to the world of research grants. It gives beginners a framework for understanding this complex world and highlights activities critical to success.

The following topics will be covered:

* how to develop a steep learning curve

* how the major sponsor types differ

* how to create a list of likely sponsors

* how to tailor the initial approach to your sponsor

* how to write a compeling and convincing proposal

* how to deal positively with reviewers' comments


Venue: 122 Bunnell

9:00 -4:00 pm with lunch. Seats limited.

Registration required -- jfmorrison@alaska.edu