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January February March April May


Date Location Title Presenter Description
Friday Jan 7th
3-4 pm

Tuesday Jan 10th
4-5 pm
1247 KC

488C DEV
Orientation for New SWS Teachers Professor Kay Losey, Writing Department Designed for new SWS faculty, this workshop provides a basic overview of the goals of the SWS program and the requirements of SWS-designated courses.
Friday Jan 10th
12:30-4:00 pm
Mary Idema Pew Library Part-time Academy FTLC “Promoting Student Learning In and Outside the Classroom”
Thursday Jan 30th
2:00-4:00 pm
Grand River Room, 2250 KC Winter 2014 Academic Advising Forum Dr. Kristen Renn, Michigan State University Description coming soon!
March 11th- April 10th Location Varies with Event Article Discussions: A Fresh Look at Teaching FTLC Join us for a conversation around a scholarly article on teaching and learning. In the Fresh Look series, recent pieces published on specific topics will be reviewed and discussed. Particularly if you are teaching in the General Education Program, these learning goals will be relevant to your courses. Those not currently teaching a general education course are of course invited to participate. Registrants will receive a copy of the article in advance of the session. If you are interested in receiving resources on these topics but are unable to attend, please contact Christine Rener (renerc@gvsu.edu).

Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/
Friday Mar 14th 215 Eberhard Center Synergy Works Daniel Hall, Vice President for Community Engagement, University of Louisville GVSU's Office for Community Engagement invites you to explore next steps for our university/community partnerships. Daniel Hall, Vice President for Community Engagement at the University of Louisville, will describe UofL's Signature Partnership, an initiative with West Louisville. Workshops will feature strategies for collaborating across disciplines, sectors, and systems.

RSVP to Kaila Bjornson at bjornska@gvsu.edu no later than February 21st
Friday Mar 14th
1:00-2:30 pm
107C DEV U Club Faculty Fulbright Workshop Dr. Andrew Reiss, CIES Fulbright Office, Washington D.C. Looking for a way to re-energize your academic career? Eligible to apply for a sabbatical in 2015-16 or beyond? Dr. Andrew Reiss, of the CIES Fulbright Office in Washington, D.C. will be here to present on Fulbright opportunities and answer your questions.

The workshop will be followed immediately by a reception (2:30 to 3:30 pm) with previous GVSU Fulbright Scholars, who will be available to talk with you about their own successful applications.
Wednesday Mar 19th
Time TBA
TBA Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium IDel and the FTLC Join us for the 13th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium! See and experience how your colleagues utilize technology in the classroom, or present your own findings.
Thursday, Mar 27th
3-4:30 pm
Grand River Room, Kirkhof Celebrating Women Awards GVSU Women's Commission Each Year, the Grand Valley State University Women's Commission honors men and women from the Grand Valley Community who have made an impact on the lives of women.
Monday Mar 31st 3-4pm

Tues Apr 1st 1-3PM
302E DEV

2201 KC
Adding Value & Reducing Cost in Higher Education with Open Education Resources Sarah Beaubien, University Libraries

Charlie Lowe, Writing
Students, parents, faculty, and administrators are painfully aware of the high cost of traditional textbooks. Faculty are also aware that commercial teaching resources may be unnecessarily restrictive from a pedagogical point of view. As educators, there are many compelling reasons to participate in the use and development of open education resources (OER). Open education resources provide a cost-free alternative to traditional textbooks and facilitate important pedagogical opportunities. Faculty using OER in their teaching may select, combine, and even adapt the content to develop the most effective course materials. While OER can offer increased freedom for faculty and cost savings for students, there are challenges in using or developing open educational resources. This workshop will discuss some of the benefits of OER to faculty and students, examples of how OER is being used, and suggest strategies for overcoming challenges.
Monday Mar 31st - Tuesday Apr 1st University of Michigan Equity Within the Classroom Conference King Chavez Parks Initiative The Equity Within the Classroom Conference is a statewide event hosted annually as a collaborative effort between the State of Michigan's King Chavez Parks (KCP) Initiative and Michigan colleges and universities. The Equity Conference provides an an annual forum for higher education and K-12 constituencies to come together to share best practices, data and research findings and strategies developed by KCP Initiative programs designed to improve the educational experiences and/or outcomes for academically and economically disadvantaged students.
Thursday Apr 10th
3-5:00 pm
BIK 340 Retirement-- How to Retire Happy and Informed GVSU Health and Wellness As you think ahead to the years of retirement, the door closes on one stage of your life and a new door opens up to a sea of opportunities for you to consider. Plan your new beginning by being well informed. Please join us as we help you to explore your options with regard to social security, GVSU medical plan options and financial planning. All are welcome, including partners and family.

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Friday, Apr 25th,
8 am - 1:30 pm
2204 Kirkhof Center Big Data FTLC and CSCE “Big Data” refers to the sharp increase of the size, arrival rate and complexity of data that is being generated and collected by business, government, non-profits and other organizations.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together faculty and staff interested in data analysis and visualization – research, teaching, curriculum, administration, etc.
Apr 30th, 1pm- May 1st, 3pm Khardoma Lodge
1365 Lake Ave, Grand Haven MI
The Teaching Life Retreat: Applying the Wisdom of Remarkable Women Leaders FTLC The Pew FTLC and the Women's Center are pleased to invite you to attend a collaborative retreat designed just for women faculty. Guided by the book, How Remarkable Women Lead, participants will actively engage in discussion and activities which encourage personal reflection about their leadership skills in the context of their work environment.

Registration is limited to 12, and will include meals, lodging and a copy of the book. Anyone who is registered for the mindfulness Retreat in june should not sign up for this event.
Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/ no later than Monday, April 21
May 19th - 20th Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing MI Regional Faculty Development Summit Andrea Beach, Christine Rener, Todd Stanislav Building on the momentum of the February 2014 meeting at Oakland University of faculty development professionals from the region, we wish to invite you to this special summit to extend the conversations, make progress on significant work, and broaden our network of collaboration and support.

Click here for more information and to register.
May 21
1142 KC Campus Compact Webinar
Diving Deep in Community Engagement: A Model for Community Service-Learning Professional Development
FTLC Diving Deep in Community Engagement: A model for Community Service-Learning Professional Development will be an engaging conversation for current and future civic engagement practitioners, practitioner-scholars, and those who support their work. The webinar will review four categories, as outlined in the publication: Organizational Manager, Institutional Strategic Leader, Field Contributor, and Community Innovator.
Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/
Jun 2nd-6th

Jun 23rd-27th
TBA (Pew Campus)

TBA (Allendale Campus)
Personnel Portfolio Seminar 2014 FTLC These workshops are for faculty who are preparing for pre-tenure and tenure reviews, or for promotion. Working closely with faculty mentors, participants will compose their Integrative/Reflective Statement and prepare other supporting materials for the portfolio in accordance with their college and unit personnel policies. Workshop mentors recommend that participants do not teach at the same time that they participate in this workshop. Participants usually devote at least 12-15 hours during the week to work on their portfolios.
Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/
Jun 4th - 6th Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings MI Contemplative Teaching Retreat FTLC Description Coming Soon!
Please register at http://www.gvsu.edu/seminar/


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