Spring 2017

April 13


12 noon to 4 pm


Creating a Collaborative Research, Teaching & Learning Environment By Marit and Halvor Hoveid, Dept of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science & Technology.

This workshop will use practical real-life cases which you as a participant could bring with you. However you do not have to. The approach will be to discuss and deliberate possible scenarios for each case study opening up venues for different possible actions to be taken. Building a collaborative teaching & learning culture requires something of the participants, and what this is depends on the group (who, what, where). Our input as facilitators is to pose questions and reflect back to you some of the choices you are making.

Open to all faculty, post-docs and grad students. Please register by April 11 at uafblast.wufoo.com/forms/collaborative-learning-workshop-april-13/  For info call BLaST at 474-2458 or Jennifer Liu at jrlu@alaska.edu

Murie 301

April 17


Mentoring Undergraduates in Research

Dr. Diana Samaroo of the Chemistry Department at CityTech, New York City will give a talk on the Handbook for Undergraduate Research Mentoring that they recently produced. CityTech has a large undergraduate research component and they decided they needed a Handbook. A committee went about designing this and it has just gone live. Dr. Samaroo will discuss this handbook and the process of putting it together.

This talk is particularly designed for those faculty and graduate students who are mentoring undergraduates, or who have an URSA grant.  It is also for any faculty who mentor undergraduates, and who might want to conduct research with undergraduates.

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Murie Auditorium, West Ridge

Sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development and URSA.

For further information contact Joy Morrison at jfmorrison@alaska.edu or 474-5055

April 18

Deliver Enhanced Learning to facilitate student success.

How to use clickers creating a flipped, team-based learning classroom by Sherri Wall, Economics Dept.

Bunn 319B  11:30-1:00 pm    Lunch provided by Turning Technologies.

 April 18

Mentoring 101, 201 and 401

Dr. Diana Samaroo from CityTech, NYC and I will talk about the different kinds of mentoring at UAF: faculty mentoring undergraduates (you will see the CityTech online handbook), faculty mentoring graduate students, and senior faculty mentoring junior faculty.

1:00 - 2:00pm

340 RASM

April 21


No classes

Planning for Promotion, Tenure & Career Success

All faculty are welcome! No registration necessary

10am-12:00 noon

109 Butrovich Building

April 21

Spring Fest - no classes

Introduction to Scholarly Writing

Dr. Bob Lucas, director of the Center for Scholarly productivity in San Louis Obispo, CA will give a 3-hour workshop.

This session is designed to help faculty deal with impediments to their scholarly writing. Special emphasis is placed on research demonstrating practices that work in an academic setting. The following topics will be covered: confronting the myths about writing; overcoming the major obstacles to writing; developing habits that promote writing; and varying patterns to sustain momentum.

1:00 - 4:00 pm   122 Bunnell Building

Seating is limited to first 25. Please RSVP to me at jfmorrison@alaska.edu

April 22


Grant Writing

Dr. Bob Lucas will hold a full-day workshop on grant writing. This workshop introduces faculty to the world of research grants. It gives beginners a framework for understanding this complex world and highlights activities critical to success.

Topics to be covered include 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 compelling and convincing proposal; and how to deal positively with reviewer's comments.

10:00 - 4:00 pm with lunch provided.  122 Bunnell Building

Seating is limited to first 25 faculty. Please RSVP to me at jfmorrison@alaska.edu

 May 31


The Office of Grants and Contracts Administration (OGCA)

Communication and OGCA Efficiency

Workplace communication is the process of exchanging information, both verbally and non-verbally within an organization.  Workplace communication is important because it increases productivity and efficiency.  This session will focus on workplace communication strategies to alleviate difficulties by keeping the lines of communication open for an effective workplace environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the process of communication with OGCA
  • To understand the types and levels of communication
  • To learn best practices and strategies to avoid miscommunication

1:00 - 2:00 pm  340 RASM


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