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August September October November December


Date Location Title Presenter Description
Aug 5-9
Fred Meijer Center for Writing

120 LOH
Week-Long Faculty-Staff Writing Retreat Link to register Work on your dissertation, book manuscript, article, or other writing project in a quiet space with support from the Writing Center. Lunch and snacks provided.
Aug 8
9 - 3
215 Eberhard Center New Faculty Teaching Institute   This workshop is open to all new tenure-track, affiliate, and visiting faculty and is specifically designed to introduce useful pedagogical strategies to help new faculty get off to a great start in the classroom. For more information and to register, please contact us at ftlc@gvsu.edu.
Aug 14
8 - 4:30
Kirkhof Center New Part-time Faculty Orientation   New Part-time Faculty Orientation is for all new part-time faculty. More specific information will be sent directly to individuals.
Aug 14
8 - 4:30

Aug 15
8- 2
Kirkhof Center

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall, DEV
New Faculty Orientation   New Faculty Orientation is for all new tenure-track, visiting, and affiliate faculty. More specific information will be sent directly to individuals.
Aug 16
12:30 - 4:30pm
138E DEV Part-time Academy Part-time
Part-time Academy, organized and presented by part-time faculty for part-time faculty, is where faculty who teach part-time come together, learn teaching strategies and discuss ways to improve student learning.
Aug 16
4:30 - 6pm
The U Club
107C DEV
Part-time Reception   Join part-time faculty for beverages and hors-d'oeuvres following the Academy.
Aug 21
8:30 - 3:15pm
215 Eberhard Center 19th Annual Fall Teaching Conference


The 19th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning celebrates the addition of an innovative new learning environment on the Allendale campus - the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons. The theme of the 2013 conference is Changing Paradigms: Engaging Students in New Learning Spaces and Contemporary ContextsCome learn about the art of the possible for engaging students in their learning, in new ways, and in these new spaces.
Aug 21
3:15 - 4:15pm
215 Eberhard Center Orientation for New SWS Faculty Kay Losey,
Orientation for New SWS Faculty is a basic overiew of the goals and requirements of the SWS program. You will leave with a wealth of resources.
Sep 9
1 - 3pm
2215-2216 KC What the Best College Students Do Ken Bain, author What makes some students take a deep approach to learning while others do only what is necessary to get by? How can peers, staff, and faculty co-cultivate learning environments where students assume greater responsibility and accountability? Join Dr. Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do, for an interactive plenary focused on what the best college students do. Dr. Bain will focus on concrete ways that educators can foster deep, meaningful, and life-long learning approaches.

Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.
Sep 11
2 - 3pm

Sep 13
3 - 4pm
1104 KC





303C DEV

How to Get the Writing You Want, Part I: Creating Effective Assignments Kay Losey,


This hands-on workshop will provide guidelines and strategies for crafting writing assignments designed to help students submit their best work while potentially easing onerous grading. Participants will evaluate sample assignments and practice applying the guidelines to one of their own assignments. Methods for scheduling drafts and due dates throughout the course will also be addressed. Participants are asked to bring a writing assignment from one of their previous or current courses for individual practice.
Sep 24
12 - 1pm
2259 KC Part-time Chat
Bown Bag Lunch
  Connecting Student Interest to Course Content

Part-time chats allow part-time colleagues to rub elbows, gain new teaching strategies, and discuss student learning. Each chat features a speaker who will address the topic listed and lead discussion. Bring your own lunch and enjoy.

Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.
Sep 26
3 - 5pm
330 KEN Fall 2013 Academic Advising Forum - Advising Difficult Students

Link to Flyer
Kathleen Bailey,
This information session will examine a unique relational approach of advising difficult students. Not only is it important that we understand our students, but realize that what lies below the surface of who they are, and who we are, informs our progress together. This experiential session will assist advisors and faculty a way to 1) understand GVSU’s unique student population, 2) hold, contain and understand their needs, 3) sort through students positions, interests and needs, 4) provide them insights into their behavior, and 5) value and support them. Please register at  http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/  under Academic Advising Professional Development Committee.
Oct 9
9 - 10am

Oct 11
2 - 3pm Cancelled
2270 KC

BIK 330
What Faculty Need to Know about Title IX Dwight Hamilton, Assistant VP for Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator

Theresa Rowland, VAWA Grant Coordinator
This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This workshop will explore the different types of sexual discrimination, the rights of pregnant and parenting students, and the role of the Title IX Coordinator. Learning Objectives: 1) Understand the rights of pregnant and parenting students in the classroom. 2) Understand national and campus realities of sexual assault. 3) Provide campus and community resources for victims/survivors of sexual assault. 4) Sexual assault reporting obligations.

Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/ under Inclusion and Equity.
Oct. 11
Grand Rapids Diversity Strategies: Creating, Sustaining, and Bridging Communities in Higher Education West Michigan College and University Presidents' Compact Committee Conference Open to faculty, staff, administrators, and students, this annual regional conference, featuring panels and a plenary speaker, addresses issues surrounding inclusive communities, pedagogy, and current diversity-related scholarship.
Link to Flyer
Oct 14
10am - 12pm

Oct 15
12 - 2pm
324/330 KEN

2266 KC

Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom
Link to Flyer
  Brandon DeHaan, Assistant Director, Public Safety Services
Aaron Haight, Director, Judicial and Special Programs, Division of Student Services
Sean Huddleston, Director, Intercultural Training, Learning and Development
Eric Klingensmith, Assistant Director, University Counseling Center, Coordinator of Crisis Intervention and ACES
Bart Merkle, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Christine Rener, Director, Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center

This panel presentation and case study discussion will focus on two questions: 1) What can a faculty member do proactively to avoid disruptive behavior? 2) How can a faculty member respond to diffuse escalating disruptive behavior?
Participants will take away from this session the following:
  • Knowledge of available campus resources
  • Options for responding to disruptive behavior
  • How to stay safe in a crisis
  • Resource documents on preventing disruptive behavior in the classroom
Oct 23
4:30 - 5:30pm
302E DEV Part-time Chat
Coffee Hour
  Promoting Deep and Lasting Learning

Part-time chats allow part-time colleagues to rub elbows, gain new teaching strategies, and discuss student learning. Each chat features a speaker who will address the topic listed and lead discussion. Bring your favorite drink and enjoy.
Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.
Oct 25 
302E DEV How to Get the Student Writing You Want, Part II: Designing Peer Review Groups and Activities Kay Losey, SWS Director Have you heard about using peer review sessions to improve your students' writing but you aren't sure how to organize and run them? If so, this workshop is for you. Part II of the How to Get the Student Writing You Want series, this session will provide specific guidelines for creating peer groups and developing revision activities for them. If you bring one of your writing assignments to the workshop for use durring the hands-on portion of the workshop, you'll leave with activities crafted specifically for your class. 
Tues. Nov 12, 10-11:30am

Mon. Nov 18, 10-11:30am
121E DEV

2270 KC
Inclusive Classroom Language Regarding Sexual Identity, Expression, and Orientation Kathleen Owens, LGBT Center

Link To Event Page

In this training, sponsored by the LGBT FSA and FTLC, participants will explore the current culture of their classrooms and gain relevant information about inclusive language and applicable practices.  Often visible differences in the classroom receive the most immediate attention.  Yet, the unseen diversity components also have a great impact on the classroom learning atmosphere.  This workshop employs interactive activities and dialogue.  The program will leave educators with an increased awareness of:

·   The benefits of an inclusive classroom.

·  The promotion of respect, inclusion and healthy             communication in classrooms.

·   The impact of their own beliefs and behaviors on classroom           culture.

·  Term definitions and application.

Attendance is limited for this event, so please register for the training: http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/

Nov 19
4:30 - 5:30pm
2259 KC Part-time Chat
Coffee Hour
  Using Student Feedback to Improve Your Course

Part-time chats allow part-time colleagues to rub elbows, gain new teaching strategies, and discuss student learning. Each chat features a speaker who will address the topic listed and lead discussion. Bring your favorite drink and enjoy.
Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/.


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