|Event Name ||Date(s)/Time(s) ||Location(s) ||Brief Description|
|“Let’s Get Published” Writing Retreat||June 1 – 5, 2015|
(time to be determined)
|310-311 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building||Provide participants with a space away from distractions where they can focus on writing, hear from colleagues who are productive scholars, and give and receive peer critiques of their works in progress.|
|Summer Course Design Institute||June 8 – 10, 2015:|
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
|310-311 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building||This program is a cohort approach, project-based professional development and is designed to provide faculty with the tools, time, and collegial support to help faculty work through the course design process with emphasis on the concept of flipped learning.|
|2015 CONNECT-ED Summer Institute||July 13 – 17, 2015:|
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
|316-317 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building||During this NGSS summer institute, we will reflect on how engaging in argument from evidence; developing and using models; and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information help students deepen their understanding of science while also addressing critical skills required for mathematics and English language arts. This workshop is being offered exclusively to districts participating in the N.J. Department of Education, Common Core Academy Grant with Rider University|
|American Museum of Natural History/BSCS/WestED NGSS Pilot Project||July 20 – 24, 2015:|
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
|316-317 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building||Rider SELECT has been invited to pilot test NGSS resources developed by BSCS, WestED, and the American Museum of Natural History. These resources or “tools” have been designed to help teachers and district administrators consider the scope and sequence within an NGSS-aligned unit. The tools also provide a guided sequence to help us plan and draft assessments that meet the expectation of the NGSS. Districts that are currently participating in the Gap Analysis project will be invited to join us for a one-week summer institute where we explore how they tools my inform our NGSS planning.|
|New Faculty Orientation||August 31 &|
|310-311 and 316-317 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building||Designed to introduce new faculty to a wide range of information, both practical and theoretical, covering topics ranging from how to get direct deposit to how best to engage students in the classroom. Attendees should have answers to all of the most common questions about practical and logistical matters, have met the campus leadership team, and been introduced to pedagogical principles that support the teaching mission of Rider University. All new faculty (both full- and part-time) are invited to attend. |
|“Broader Impacts” in National Science Foundation Grants: A Grants Development Lunch and Learn (pending confirmation from the NSF)||Fall, 2015 (Date to be determined):|
noon- 1:30 pm.
|310-311 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building||“Broader Impacts” as defined by the National Science Foundation are the ways in which funded research not only advances knowledge but also benefits society through endeavors such as engaging a wider audience via science education or improving the STEM career pipeline, among others. This Grants Development workshop will focus on addressing the “Broader Impacts” criterion within National Science Foundation proposals and will be led by a current or former NSF program officer. The target audience for this session is not limited to those seeking NSF funding, since many funders expect to see similar outreach efforts incorporated into grant projects.|
|Second Friday Teaching Talk||September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2015, |
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
|310-311 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, Lawrenceville campus|
and Martin Room, Student Center, Westminster Choir College
|The Second Friday Teaching Talks is a monthly gathering of faculty willing to share their knowledge and explore collaborative solutions to issues around teaching and learning.|
Topics will be announced.
|January Faculty Development Day||January 19-22, 2016:|
9:30 a.m.—4:45 p.m.
|Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, Lawrenceville campus||Faculty development days serve multiple purposes including faculty renewal by fostering innovation, collaboration, collegiality, and scholarship, and helping to keep the campus community abreast of pedagogical developments.|