- Alice Clark Mentoring
- Faculty Study Seminars
- On Teaching Lunch Seminars
- Reflecting on Teaching Colloquium
- Faculty Writing Groups
Faculty Study Seminars
Faculty Study Seminars provide a means for faculty with common interests to learn more about a teaching-related topic. Each group meets four times a semester, at times mutually agreed to by participants, to read and discuss a teaching-related book (books provided by OID). Your only obligation is to read and to show up for discussion.
To sign up for a group, e-mail the facilitator noted below with your contact information (e-mail and phone) and a copy of your semester schedule (noting the times you cannot meet). You will be contacted once an initial meeting date is set. For more information about Faculty Study Seminars, contact Anne Kelsch , 777-4233.
What the Best College Students Do
by Ken Bain (Belknap Press, 2012)
In this faculty study seminar, we’ll read a book targeted not at us, but at our students. What the Best College Students Do is about how successful college students found their passions and learned how to learn. The book combines research on motivation and learning with individuals’ stories to identify some key characteristics of students who stand out from the crowd.
If you are thinking about how to nurture your best students and how to help all students fully engage in their education, this is a group you want to join. Faculty study seminars meet four times over the semester at a time agreed on by the group. Books are provided by OID, and your only obligations are to read and be ready for discussion.
This seminar will be facilitated by Ryan Zerr and Kathleen Vacek. To join, send an email request with your fall weekly schedule to kathleen.vacek@UND.edu.
Faculty Learning Community: Diversity, Isms, and Otherness
Leveraging the eye-opening book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Professor Michelle Alexander, this four-session faculty learning community experience is designed to build knowledge of scaffolding on topics relating to diversity, isms, and otherness.
In these sessions, participants practice how to identify windows of learning opportunity in the midst of student frustrations.
There will also be opportunities for cross-disciplinary dialogue, self-reflection, resource sharing and group discussion. Participants will build skills necessary for engaging people using listening acuity, nuanced language, well-timed questions, and attentive facilitation. Each participant receives a copy of the book.
This Faculty Learning Community is designed and facilitated by Malika Carter, UND Director of Multicultural Student Services.
Many faculty would like to have a stronger voice in where the University heads and in the decisions that guide that path. The good news is faculty are not alone in that wish. Under the leadership of President Kelley and Provost DiLorenzo and in collaboration with the University Senate, this fall the Office of Instructional Development will be facilitating a series of conversations on shared governance and leadership in higher education. This group, structured like an OID Faculty Study Seminar, will provide a means for all faculty with an interest in faculty governance and leadership issues to learn more about the subject and to share their ideas. The formation of this group is based on the President's and Provost's support for the recommendations made by the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Shared Governance and is the first step in the creation of a formal program designed to develop a stronger culture of shared governance and future faculty leaders.
The group will meet throughout the fall semester, at times mutually agreed to by participants, to read and discuss. Books will be provided by the Provost's Office, and your only obligation is to read and engage in discussion.
To sign up, e-mail Anne Kelsch (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact information (e-mail and phone). You will be contacted for your schedule in order to set an initial meeting date. For more information about the Shared Governance and Leadership Interest Group, contact Anne Kelsch , 777-4233.