May 16th/17th: Schedule and Call for Participation

May 16-17 are faculty-development days, and while offices will remain open, we invite faculty and staff to participate in an All Campus Faire and Concurrent Sessions for Faculty. The deadline for submitting proposals for these events is Tuesday, May 7th.

All Campus Faire*, Thursday, May 16th, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
The All Campus Faire is a continuation of the February 22nd programming where we did tours of various sites around campus (click here to see how people felt about Feb 22nd!). The faire will be an opportunity for us to continue to get to know each other better (feel connected!) and learn more specifically about what we do to help students (feel informed!). There will be tables set up around the Skyway of T-building, and we invite departments, units, working groups, groups of faculty, etc. to participate by staffing a table that showcases what you do to help students.

This should be a fun, playful, interactive event (think “State Fair” style) so here are some ideas to get you started:

  • who will sit at the table? (having at least 2 people will allow you to rotate to visit other tables)
  • what is the most important information you want others to know about what you do, and how will you communicate that? (we’re happy to help you make a handout if you complete this simple form!)
  • who will help decorate (think whimsical, open house style decor) and/or prepare materials (handouts, etc.) to have available at the table?

Wait, there’s more! Participants will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite table, and our Vice President of Academic Affairs, Lois Bollman, has offered to pay for a lunch party for the winning team! Submit your table request here by May 7, 2013.

Concurrent** Sessions for Faculty, Thursday, May 16th, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
These sessions provide a great opportunity for both presenters and attendees to engage in campus community. Presenters/attendees may use this as an opportunity to add their participation to their professional portfolio, share expertise, further an initiative, practice or pilot a new pedagogy or teaching strategy, train on technology, and so on. We want your ideas and you participation! NOTE: These sessions are part of faculty development, but staff invited to present/participate as they are able.

Be prepared, the session proposal form will ask you:

  • your name and your Program/Discipline/Department
  • the name(s) of other facilitators and their Program(s)/Discipline(s)/Department(s)
  • the session theme/ track (choose from: creating community, equity/diversity/cultural competence, helping students, institutional initiatives, teaching methods, or technology)
  • the title of your session
  • the session description (as you would like it to appear in the program)
  • what are the outcomes of your session? (what do you hope your participants will gain from your session)?
  • how will you determine if you achieved your outcomes? (the CTL is asking facilitators to conduct their own evaluation of their session. We will then ask the facilitators to complete an online form after the session that will include a reflection of the feedback received from participants)
  • how will you actively engage session participants? (we are especially interested in sessions that model active learning)
  • room/space requirements and/or preferences (furniture, location, technology needs, etc)
  • comments or questions

Click here to submit a proposal for a Concurrent Session for Faculty by May 7, 2013.

Complete Schedule
Thursday, May 16
8:30 – 9:00 Faire Set Up
9:00 – 10:30 All Campus Faire
11:00 – 12:00 Employee Appreciation Event (tentative)
12:00 -1:00 Lunch (TBD)
1:15 – 2:30 Concurrent Sessions for Faculty (staff invited to participate as able)
2:45 – 4:00 All Faculty Session

Friday, May 17
8:00 – 12:00 Program/Division/Department Meeting Time
12:00 – 4:00 Faculty Grading Time

Questions about the schedule for these days may be directed to

*Faire: A fun, whimsical affair or event!
**Formerly known as Break-out sessions, staff are invited to participate in Concurrent Sessions for Faculty as they are able

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One Response to May 16th/17th: Schedule and Call for Participation

  1. Madeleine Craig says:

    Faire: (French) v.t. to make or to do

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