Dates: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Meyer Alumni Center – Hospitality Room
The retreat is open to anyone working on a scholarly writing project. The goal is for each participant to arrive with a work in progress and leave with a manuscript prepared for submission, but you are welcome to bring writing project at any stage.
This interdisciplinary faculty writing retreat is designed to:
- Create a motivated and positive environment that fosters excellent work
- Encourage productivity through accountability and camaraderie
- Help you accomplish a writing project this summer
Breakfast, coffee, and lunch will be provided.
Email Jonathan Newman Ph.D., Department of English at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The OLC offers an extensive online learning opportunities for education professionals. Below are just a few of the upcoming workshops.
- June 13–19: “Designing with Accessibility in Mind”
- June 20–26: “Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback“
- July 11–17: “New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started”
- July 25–31: “New to Online, Essentials Part II: Converting Your Course”
Contact the FCTL for a free Professional Learning Pass to any of these workshops. Visit the link below for more information about these workshops and many others.
The resources from the FCTL’s virtual online boot camps are available as a self-paced course development boot camp. This self-paced version will cover many of the same things as the virtual and on-campus boot camps, but you will be participating at your own schedule and can contact the FCTL Instructional Designers at any time during this process. Their contact information is listed in the meet your instructional designers area of the modules.
What’s included in the self-paced course development boot camp
- Best practices related to online courses and teaching
- Different assessment options available in Blackboard
- How to remove potential barriers for students with disabilities
- Strategies to foster community and engagement in the online classroom
- Strategies to prevent student cheating
- Copyright and fair use in distance education
How to find the self-paced boot camp
- Log into Blackboard and select the Community Tab at the top of the page
- Select Academic Community from the My Organizations module
- Once in the site, on the main menu, locate “self-paced course development boot camp” to access the boot camp materials
Check out these resources:
- 100 Mistakes Academic Writers Make…and How to Fix Them
- Resources for Writers: Digital Writing Tools
- Teaching in Higher Ed
- The Scholarly Teacher
- Faculty Focus Home page
- The K. Patricia Cross Academy Techniques Video Library
The FCTL supports teaching excellence for faculty at all levels. Check out the many support services offered by the FCTL to see how you can benefit.
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