Center for Faculty Excellence

Center for Faculty Excellence Workshops

 All workshops take place from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Rhodes Tower, Room 401, unless a different room has been announced. Click on the links below (Workshop Titles) to register for any of these.  

Also, you can download a PDF version of this table here[Page last updated: 11/15/2017.]  You can register for our upcoming workshops by clicking links in this document, too.

Kindly note that, if you register for any of our workshops, we will send you a confirmation email three to four days prior to the workshop — to ensure you can still come, and to be more certain of the lunch choices (before we place the order). If you DO NOT receive that email, check your spam folder, and (failing that) please call us.

Workshop Title
11/28/2017 Copyright Basics Participants will learn what copyright is, its purpose, the exclusive rights of the copyright holder and the limitations on those rights that allow use of protected materials. Participants will learn about the Fair Use Doctrine, how to determine if a use is a fair use, and will be updated on recent legal cases involving use of copyrighted materials. Faculty will learn about their choices in managing their own copyrights. Dr. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Writing Center
11/30/2017 This workshop will help faculty members develop assignments that promote better reading habits that foster less plagiarism.  Poor reading habits contribute to plagiarism. Special attention will be paid to assignments that foster concentration and retention of information.  When smartphones distract students from learning, we can adjust assignments to correct for this tendency.
Dr. Mary McDonald,
Writing Center
12/05/2017 Where Theory Meets Reality in Online Courses Taking the Conversation Beyond the FOTD: After 2 years of offering an online faculty training course, we will be sharing important insights to teaching online. Our Faculty Online Teaching and Design Course has become a trove of information concerning best practices in online learning.  We will be having an open conversation on some of the best practices discovered and applied by novice and experienced online faculty.

Salvatore Diomede,
Senior Instructional Designer

12/07/2017 Blackboard Collaborate Update
Blackboard Collaborate has been redesigned to give you a better learning experience—the Ultra experience.
• Join sessions quickly. You no longer need to install Java or a launcher to access sessions. Now you can quickly join browser-based sessions with ease!
• Enjoy a modern aesthetic. The sleek and intuitive interface provides a clutter-free experience that puts everything at your fingertips. It is now called the Ultra experience.
• Focus on learning. The easy to use interface allows you to focus on learning, not how to use the software! 

Glenn Curtis,

Senior Multimedia Developer and Instructional Designer 

Please note that you can also still register for the Spring 2018 Book Discussion Group: What the Best College Teachers Do!