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New Faculty Workshop

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Purpose or goal of the program
The goals of this program include maintaining contact with new faculty while providing a coherent collection of workshops focused upon a central theme of continuous improvement of teaching.

Program Schedule
Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 (The First and Third Fridays)
Fall Dates: September 6, September 20, October 4, October 18, and November 1, November 15, 2019
Spring Dates: February 7, February 21, March 6, April 3, April 17, May 1, 2020

Application or nomination, if any: N/A

Outcomes of the Program
New faculty will share a common understanding of the relationships between learning goals, assignment design, and the use of rubrics, and also become familiar with ways to communicate with students about their grades. Furthermore, faculty will reflect upon their teaching based on information received from student performance and student evaluation of instruction.

Fall 2019 Workshop topics:

September 6, 2019 - Check in and distribution of new faculty shared read book
September 20, 2019 - Formative Assessment & Communicating High Expectations
October 4, 2019 - Engaged Learning Program
October 18, 2019 - Supports and Meeting Student Needs
November 1, 2019 - Meet the Deans and Learn about the Colleges
November 15, 2019 - Course Evaluation and Reflection

Friday, April 19, 12:40 pm to 2:00 pm
Topic: Planning for the Future - How to Assess Your First Year?
Location: 310 - 311 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, Lawrenceville

Next meeting we will have our last meeting of this year's New Faculty Orientation group. We are looking forward to helping you as you evaluate your successes and (maybe) failures for this year. Most important to your future development as a teacher is the ability to self-reflect and focus on changes you can make to better accomplish your goals. The Third Friday New Faculty Workshop will include a pizza lunch, please RSVP to Annie Hoyt at [email protected] by 4/18/19 if you plan on attending.

Friday, February 15, 12:40 pm to 2:00 pm
Topic: Student Learning - The Role of Individual Differences
Location: 310 - 311 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, Lawrenceville

In this workshop, we will consider how we respond to differences among students in our courses. Have you had experiences that challenged your expectations? How do you decide when to adapt to the preparation or abilities of your students? What changes have you made to your course content or teaching strategies? What is the role of the faculty member in addressing differences among students? The Third Friday New Faculty Workshop will include a pizza lunch, please RSVP to Annie Hoyt at [email protected] by 2/14/19 if you plan on attending.

Friday, November 16, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (please note time change for this month)
Topic: Nature of Learning: What do you know?
Location: 310 - 311 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, Lawrenceville

What, if anything, was surprising to you about how people learn and remember? What if we design courses based on how people actually learn? Did you ever struggle with finding texts that connect learning research and teaching practice? The book How Learning Works forms a bridge between research and practice and between teaching and learning. We will discuss the principles of “How Learning Works” in terms of how they apply to real teaching situations and how they can be leveraged in the courses we teach. The Third Friday New Faculty Workshop will include a pizza lunch, please RSVP to Annie Hoyt at [email protected] by 11/15/18 if you plan on attending.

Friday, October 19, 12:40 pm to 2:00 pm
Topic: Formative Assessment and Mid-course Feedback
Location: 310 - 311 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, Lawrenceville

Overall, assessment is integral to both teaching and learning. Formative assessments are designed to facilitate learning and improve teaching, curriculum/course design, and learning progress. As we close the mid semester, come discuss assessment techniques and mid-course formative feedback: share your favorites, consider some new ones, and enjoy the company of your fellow new faculty. The Third Friday New Faculty Workshop will include a pizza lunch, please RSVP to Annie Hoyt at [email protected] by 10/18/18 if you plan on attending.

Friday, September 21, 12:40 pm to 2:00 pm
Topic: Who Are Our Students?
Location: 310 - 311 Teaching and Learning Center, Science Building, Lawrenceville

In what ways can we identify and respond to the needs of our students? How can we help position our students to succeed while at Rider University and after graduation? In this first session of our New Faculty Workshops we will focus on getting to know our students, strategies for effective interactions with students, and academic advising. The Third Friday New Faculty Workshop will include a pizza lunch, please RSVP to Annie Hoyt at [email protected] by 9/20/18 if you plan on attending.