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For questions, or to let us know what future workshops would interest you (as leader or attendee), please contact Kevin Shea.

Time Management and Scholarly Productivity Workshops - POSTPONED: new date TBD

Sponsored by the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching & Faculty Development and open to Five Colleges tenure-system faculty and lecturers.

Led by Dr. Kerry Ann Rockequemore, Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, these workshops have been designed to provide concrete strategies to help you manage the many demands on your time, move your research and teaching agenda forward, create a greater sense of personal and professional balance, and start the upcoming summer break with a personalized plan of action.

FOR PRE-TENURE FACULTY AND EARLY CAREER LECTURERS:
“Tenure & Time Management: How to Manage Your Time So You Can Publish Prolifically AND Have a Life Beyond the Ivory Tower”

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - POSTPONED: NEW DATE TBD
Time: 9am-12pm
REGISTER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PreTenureWriting2014

FOR POST-TENURE FACULTY AND MID-CAREER/SENIOR LECTURERS:
“Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career”

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - POSTPONED: NEW DATE TBD
Time: 1pm-4pm
REGISTER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PostTenureWriting2014

If you have any questions about these events, please contact Jung Yun, Director of New Faculty Initiatives, at jungy@acad.umass.edu or 545-1699.

 

May 2014 Faculty Development Workshops

The following is a series of faculty development workshops offered throughout May 2014. Full descriptions and application deadlines for each workshop can be found at:

http://www.smith.edu/deanoffaculty/may2014workshops.php 

May 5:  Everything you wanted to ask about assessment, but were afraid to ask (or had more important stuff to do)
Minh Ly, Assistant Director of Assessment, IR
Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  (lunch provided)
Location:  Campus Center 204
Sponsored by Corporate and Foundation Relations

May 6:  Developing a First-Year Seminar
Alice Hearst, FYS Director, and Julio Alves, Jacobson Director
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  (refreshments provided)
Location:  Lilly Hall, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Sponsored by the Provost’s Office

May 7:  Imagining the Future of Education in the Sciences at Smith
Facilitated by Patricia DiBartolo, Director, and members of Science Planning Committee
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  (refreshments and lunch provided)
Location:  Alumnae House Conference Room
Sponsored by the Provost’s Office

May 8:  Effective Integration of Team Based Activity into Courses
Michael Knodler and TreaAndrea Russworm, UMASS
Time:  2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  (refreshments provided)
Location:  Conference Center Oak Room
Sponsored by the Sherrerd Center and Provost’s Office

May 9:  Online/Blended Learning:  Discussion & Faculty Showcase
Facilitated by Joseph O’Rourke, Associate Provost & Dean for Academic Development
Time:  12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  (lunch provided)
Location:  Ford Hall 240
Sponsored by the Provost’s Office

May 12:  How to Help Students Create Academic Conversations with Source Materials in their Writing
Sandra Jamieson, Director of Writing across the Curriculum and Professor of English, Drew University
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  (refreshments and lunch provided)
Location:  Campus Center 205
Sponsored by the Jacobson Center and the Provost’s Office

May 13:  Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Implications and Strategies for Teaching and Advising Students with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Executive Functioning Disorders
Karen Boutelle, Andrew Donahue and Michael Luciani, Landmark College
Time:  9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  (refreshments and lunch provided)
Location:  Campus Center 205
Sponsored by the Office of Disability Services and the Provost’s Office

May 14:  Global Collaborations through Online International Learning
Jon Rubin and Sarah Guth, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  (refreshments and lunch provided)
Location:  Lewis Global Studies Center
Sponsored by the Lewis Global Studies Center and the Provost’s Office

May 19:  Reaching Public Audiences: Writing and Placing Op-Eds and Commentary
Maggy Ralbovsky, Morrison & Tyson Communications
Time:  12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  (lunch provided)
Location:  Campus Center 205
Sponsored by the Office of College Relations and the Provost’s Office

May 20:  Eat, Write, Talk 2.0 - Building Your Integrative Knowledge Portfolio without Fuss (but with Food)
Jessica Bacal, Director of the Wurtele Center for Work and Life, and Jennifer Walters, Dean for Religious Life
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  (transportation, continental breakfast and lunch provided) 
Location:  Bechtel Environmental Classroom, MacLeish Field Station
Sponsored by Wurtele Center and the Provost’s Office

May 21:  Teaching with Objects
Nan Wolverton, Tom Scheinfeldt and Arden Kirkland
Time:  9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Location:  Herter Hall, UMASS
Sponsored by the Five Colleges Inc.

May 21:  Liberal Arts Advising
Lauren Duncan, LAA Director
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  (lunch provided)
Location:  Campus Center 205
Sponsored by the Provost’s Office

May 22:  Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
Paul Wetzel, Environmental Monitoring Coordinator
Time:  12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  (lunch provided)
Location:  CEEDS
Sponsored by CEEDS

May 22 and 23:  The Environment and Sustainability across the Five Colleges
Times:

4.30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 22

9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 23
Location:  Hampshire College
Sponsored by the Five Colleges Inc.

May 28:  Tenure and Promotion Workshop
Joseph O’Rourke, Associate Provost & Dean for Academic Development, and Hayley Spizz
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location:  College Hall 301, Emma Proctor Conference Room
Sponsored by the Provost’s Office