FACULTY DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Areas of Programming
 

Pedagogy, Online Teaching, and Faculty Support Programming

Research Productivity Programming

Blackboard Support

 

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 PEDAGOGY, ONLINE TEACHING, AND FACULTY SUPPORT

New Faculty Success Program

The New Faculty Success Series involves a number workshops and events to help recently hired tenure-track faculty perform effectively as an academic scholar and to get to know other new faculty.  Meetings occur every other Friday of the month.

Friday, September 1st, 2017, 11:00am- 1:00pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Friday, September 15th, 2017, 11:00am- 1:00pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Friday, October 6th, 2017, 11:00am- 1:00pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Friday, October 20th, 2017, 11:00am- 1:00pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 11:00am- 1:00pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Friday, November 17th, 2017, 11:00am- 1:00pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Friday, December 1st, 2017, 11:00am- 1:00pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Undocumented Student Ally Literacy Training Workshop

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, 1:30pm-2:30pm  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Student DisAbility Resource Center Presentation for Faculty

Monday, October 30th, 2017, 11:00am- 12:00pm Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Using Contemplative Techniques in the Classroom

Friday, December 1st, 2017, 11am-12:30pm Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

 

 RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY & FACULTY SUPPORT 

Benefits Department Drop-in Sessions at FDC

Human Resources is hosting special drop-in hours for you to complete your formal paperwork or to as HR-related questions. Feel free to drop in to any of these times:

Monday, August 14th, 2017, 1:00pm- 2:00pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017, 11:00am- 12:00pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, 2:30pm- 3:30pm •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, 10:00am- 11:00am •  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Effective Research Assignments Workshop

Do you ever wish your students could conduct research more effectively and locate better quality resources? Are you sometimes frustrated by the lack of synthesis and integration of research materials in your students' papers? Are you bored with the traditional academic “research paper” assignment? Research is a discipline-specific rhetorical process that can be tricky for both novice and experienced students alike. This session will cover helpful strategies and current best practices for designing research assignments across all disciplines. Bring a current assignment you’re interested in re-thinking for a hands-on workshop experience.

Thursday, September 21st, 2017, 1:00pm- 2:00pm  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

How to Mentor Your Students for Student Research Day

Friday, November 8t, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm  Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

Incorporating Student Research into Your Course

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 2:15pm-3:15pm Faculty Development Center (LIB 1940)

 

  BLACKBOARD SUPPORT & TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING

Upcoming Blackboard (Bb) Faculty Workshops – Fall 2017-

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Blackboard Basics

This session will provide a basic overview of Blackboard. We will cover basic navigation in the Blackboard interface as well as how to add, organize, and modify course content.

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017 — 3:00-5:00 pm — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)
  • Friday, August 18, 2017 — 10:00 am-12:00 pm — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Advanced Blackboard

This advanced Blackboard session will provide information on the features of Blackboard such as creating online Assessment and Discussion Forums that can make course management easier.

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 — 2:00-3:00 pm — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 — 10:00-11:00 am — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Lecture Capture (TechSmith Relay & YouTube)

Lecture capture technology lets instructors digitally record their lectures and make those recordings available to students.

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 — 10:00-11:00 am — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 — 3:00-4:00 pm — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Web Conferencing Tools (Blackboard Collaborate and ZOOM)

This session is useful for recording lectures and having live sessions (class sessions and office hours) for your classes. Come learn how to use this useful tool.

  • Friday, August 18, 2017 — 1:00-2:00 pm — ONLINE via ZOOM
  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 — 2:00-3:00 pm — ONLINE via ZOOM

Turnitin

Turnitin is an online plagiarism checker that you will be submitting your assignments to. When you submit your assignment, it will be compared and cross checked with those contained in Turnitin's database.

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 — 10:00 am-12:00 pm — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 — 2:00-4:00 pm — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Blackboard Exchange

Our "Exchange" is a "learn by doing" session for faculty to practice with Blackboard, ask questions, and learn anything regarding Blackboard, tailored to your needs. Laptop not required but handy for this session.

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 — 2:00-3:00 pm — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 — 10:00-11:00 am — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

End-of-Semester Blackboard: Closing, Saving, and Copying Your Courses

Amp up your Blackboard prowess with this session. The focus will be on learning techniques for test design and administration, grading and additional Blackboard tools to make your life easier.

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — 11:00 am-12:00 pm — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 — 2:00-3:00 pm — Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Login to Blackboard here. For faculty tutorials, click here.

If you need further assistance with Blackboard, please contact Blackboard Faculty Support by filling a helpdesk request and navigate to Faculty Support > Blackboard > Blackboard Question and request training information, or by calling (310) 243-2500, option #3.


**The Faculty Development Center is located in (LIB 1940) in The Picture Art Gallery. The entrance is south of the loading area between LaCorte Hall and the Library.