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AY 2020-2021 

Spring Faculty Lightning Lounges

Monday, April 19, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 am

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Yes, it's Finals Week again! The Fall Faculty Lightning Lounge was so popular, we're bringing it back to close out the Spring semester. Drop in to lighten your load and connect with your colleagues. Bring your questions, concerns, tips and best practices, stories, coffee -- even bring your grading! The Spring Faculty Lightning Lounge is an informal place to share, listen and learn, coming and going as it works best for you. We want to help you reflect on teaching successes during the 2020-2021 academic year and exchange ideas for moving forward. No time commitments, we promise. 

  • Facilitators: Faculty Development Fellows and Scholars 

 

IRB Made Easy: Navigating the Submission and Review Process

Friday, April 16, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

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View the session Powerpoint slides

 

Do you have questions about effective submission of your project to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)? What should you know about revisions, protocols, informed consent forms, and preserving confidentiality as you conduct research in a remote environment? Participants joined us at this important, interactive workshop to learn "ways of thinking about an IRB submission...[as] part of crafting a research project rather than as an 'add-on' extra step" (Dr. Jennifer K. Wesely).

  • Facilitators: Dr. Jennifer Wesely, Professor of Criminal Justice and Chair of the Institutional Review Board; and Nicole Sayers, Assistant Director of Research Integrity, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

This event was co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

 


Course Redesign and Syllabus Construction

Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

This event was not recorded because it was conducted in Zoom breakout rooms

View the session Powerpoint slides by Andrea Arikawa, Asai Asaithambi, and Kim Cheek

 

The end of the semester is a good time for reflection and future planning. Would you like to give your course and/or syllabus a makeover? This workshop was designed to help you think through the essential elements of course redesign. The facilitators considered questions related to alignment of course activities and assignments with learning outcomes, making purposeful redesign decisions based on student data, designing with all learners in mind, and how to create a syllabus that helps students understand what they will do in the course and why they are doing it.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Andrea Arikawa, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics; Dr. Asai Asaithambi, School of Computing; and Dr. Kim Cheek, Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Presidential Professor Lecture / Creativity: da Vinci, Culture, and Covid-19

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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2017-2020 John A. Delaney Presidential Professor, Dr. Dominik Güss, shared three studies arising from his research, all pivoting on the idea of creativity, the driving force of innovation --and a skill that we all have. In his first study, Dr. Güss examined the work of Leonardo da Vinci to reveal the steps of the creative process hidden within. In the second study, he explored ways in which culture influences our creativity. Finally, Dr. Güss argued in his third study that creativity is critical to keeping us well and happy both during the COVID-19 pandemic and in other difficult times.

  • Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Gordon Rakita, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Interim Associate Director for Faculty Development
  • Lecturer: Dr. Dominik Güss, 2017-2020 John A. Delaney Presidential Professor, Department of Psychology

This event was designed and facilitated by David Wilson, Associate Director and Creative Team Lead; Andy Rush, Course Media Developer; and Shelby Scanlon, Web Service Specialist, all from the UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT)

 


Research Week / Preparing for Promotion and Tenure: Writing Narratives for Teaching, Research, and Service

Friday, April 9, 2021 from 11:00 to 12:00 noon

View the recorded Zoom session with integrated audio transcript

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View the session slides

 

Curious (or concerned) about the promotion and tenure process, especially how to craft your teaching, research, and service narratives effectively? This workshop is for you! During this forum, the facilitators described the characteristics of effective narratives and answered questions about creating these important documents.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Karen Patterson, Interim Provost; Dr. Gordon Rakita, Interim Associate Director for Faculty Development; Dr. James Beasley, Associate Professor, Department of English; Dr. Juliana Leding, Professor, Department of Psychology and Chair of the UNF Promotion and Tenure Committee; and Kally Malcom-Bjorklund, Associate Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Research Week / RESEARCH NOW: Scholarship in the Public Interest and P&T

Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2:30 to 3:15 pm
To view the recorded Zoom webinar, you must be a member of the Virtual Faculty Lounge Canvas site. The recording is found under the CBL module

 

Faculty are finding increasingly diverse opportunities to connect their scholarship with public interests and broader impact. As they pursue quality public and community engaged scholarship, questions emerge about the recognition of such scholarship within the promotion and tenure process. In this panel discussion and webinar, leading scholars discussed the role of public and community engaged scholarship within academia, and the challenges of navigating the promotion and tenure process while highlighting such scholarship.

  • Panelists: Dr. Tim Eatman, Dean of the Honors Living Learning Community and Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark; Dr. Angela Mann, Associate of Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Anti-Racist Taskforce in the Department of Psychology, University of North Florida; and Dr. Parvez Ahmed, Professor of Finance and Director of Diversity and Inclusion in the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida
  • Facilitators: Dr. Dan Richard, Director, Center for Community-Based Learning; Dr. Karen Cousins, Director of Faculty Enhancement and Undergraduate Research; and Dr. Gordon Rakita, Interim Associate Vice President of Faculty Development

This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) and the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE)

 


Research Week / RESEARCH NOW: SoTL Innovations in COAS and COEHS

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
 

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View the session slides: Physics SoTL innovations, Partnering in SoTL, and Publishing in SoTL

 

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves "systemic inquiry about effective student learning and going public with the results." In other words, SoTL is about intertwining teaching and research to systematically evaluate and improve pedagogical practices with an eye toward adoption or adaptation within the broader teaching community. In this Research Now panel, COAS faculty from the Department of Physics will show how they are integrating Studio Physics into the curriculum as a new pedagogical practice in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Services, whose faculty bring expertise on theoretical undergirdings, assessment, and publication.

  • Panelists: Dr. Grace Bosse, Dr. Chris Kelso, Dr. Brian Lane, and Dr. Greg Wurtz, all from the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics; and Dr. Dan Dinsmore, Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich, and Dr. Brian Zoellner, all from the College of Education and Human Services.
  • Moderator: Dr. Gordon Rakita, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Interim Associate Vice President of Faculty Development 

Research Week / Peer Mentoring: Let's Talk About It!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

View the recorded Zoom session with integrated audio transcript

Passcode: 16U@+MUZ

View the Peer Mentoring session slides

 

Have you ever wanted to participate in a peer mentoring program as a faculty member? Whether you are an assistant, associate, or full professor, you can benefit from peer mentoring! The Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) is excited to launch a peer mentoring program for Fall 2021, and we are looking for YOUR feedback! Do you have any thoughts, opinions, or advice on how the program should be structured or evaluated? If so, or if you're just curious, come to this interactive session to share your comments and interest.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics; Dr. Asai Asaithambi, School of Computing; and Dr. Gordon Rakita; Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Interim Associate Vice President of Faculty Development

Writing a Successful External Grant Proposal

Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

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Passcode: *1%KNRp2

 

During this interactive workshop, attendees met Dr. Cheresa Boston and Dr. Bridgett Rahim-Williams of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). Dr. Boston gave a comprehensive overview of the services offered by ORSP in support of faculty seeking external grants. Attendees also heard from a group of faculty colleagues, all recent grant recipients, who discussed their experiences and lessons learned, and shared tips for others interested in seeking external funding.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Cheresa Boston, Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP); Dr. Bridgett Rahim-Williams, Assistant Director, Research Development, ORSP; Dr. Juan Aceros, Department of Electrical Engineering; Dr. John Hatle, Department of Biology; Dr. Amy Lane, Department of Chemistry; Dr. Wanda Lastrapes, Education and Human Services Administration; and Dr. Mary Lundy, Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences.
This event was co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE) and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

 


Preparing for Promotion: A Panel Prep for Instructors and Lecturers

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm

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View the presentation slides by Deb Owen

 

Instructors and lecturers and their department chairs thinking about promotion joined us for an interactive workshop focused specifically on preparing for the promotion panel.

  • Facilitators: Professor Deborah Owen, Associate Instructor of Public Health; Dr. Jeff Michelman, Department of Accounting and Finance; Dr. James Beasley, Department of English; and Dr. Gordon Rakita, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Interim Vice President of Faculty Development

Discussion Roundtable: How We Teach About Misinformation Now

Friday, March 19, 2021 at 12 noon

 

Join us for a discussion roundtable following Dr. Cailin O'Connor and Dr. Jim Weatherall's presentation pivoting on their 2020 book, The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread.

  • Roundtable panelists: Professors David Bennett (History); Tricia Booker (Communication); Sean Freeder (Political Science); Hanadi Hamadi (Health Administration); Linda Howell (English, Writing Center); Katryne Lukens-Bull (Public Health); Xudong Liu (School of Computing); and Adam Rosenblatt (Biology)
  • Facilitators: Dr. Laura Heffernan, Associate Professor of English and Director, Digital Humanities Institute; and Dr. Gordon Rakita, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Interim Associate Vice President of Faculty Development

This event was co-sponsored with the UNF Digital Humanities Institute

 


Spring Research Collaboration: Faculty Speed Dating

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

 

Are you in a committed research relationship? No matter how tight knit your research world is, you can explore your interdisciplinary options by getting to know your colleagues! Following the greetings and introductions which open this unique OFE event, small groups of participating faculty will be placed in individual breakout rooms. Each participant will have 2 minutes to describe their research interests and specialties to the others in the groups (prompts will be provided). The facilitator will rearrange breakout groups so that everyone has the opportunity to "speed date" with every other faculty participant.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Gordon Rakita and Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich

Preparing for Promotion and Tenure: Understanding Journal Impact Factors

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

View the recorded session with integrated audio transcript

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View the presentation slides by Gordon Rakita and Stephanie Race 

Journal impact factor, citation count, h-index, altmetrics -- what do these phrases mean? In this workshop, you'll learn how can you make use of a variety of important tools to maximize your publication presence as you prepare for promotion and tenure.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Karen Patterson, Interim Provost and Professor of Special Education; Dr. Gordon Rakita, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology; and Stephanie Race, University Librarian, Head of Research and Outreach

Preparing for Promotion and Tenure: ISQs and Peer Assessments

Friday, March 12, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

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View the presentation slides by Gordon Rakita and James Beasley 

View presentation slides by John White from the 2020 workshop 

 

Presenting evidence for effective teaching is a key characteristic of a successful promotion and tenure dossier. During this interactive forum, the facilitators discussed effective strategies for demonstrating and highlighting your teaching practice and its impacts on students. Participants also learned how to structure peer observations for maximum impact on formative and summative assessments.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Karen Patterson, interim Provost and Professor of Special Education; Dr. Gordon Rakita, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology; Dr. James Beasley, Associate Professor of English; and Dr. Sarah Mattice, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, March 12, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

View the event on the DHI YouTube channel

 

Dr. Cailin O'Connor and Dr. James Weatherall, professors of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine, gave a talk pivoting on their book, The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread (Yale University Press, 2020). The book has been named an Editor's Choice by the New York Times Book Review and Recommended Reading by Scientific American.

  • Panelists: Dr. Laura Heffernan, Associate Professor of English and Director, Digital Humanities Institute; and Dr. Josh Gellers, Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration

This event was co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Institute (DHI) and the Office of Faculty Enhancement (OFE)

 


Mentoring Students for Intellectual Development and Mental Health

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

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View the presentation slides

 

This interactive session sought to equip participants with proven strategies that harness the power of mentoring to help support and encourage the intellectual development and emotional well-being of UNF students. During the Covid era, the best practices shared in this workshop are more important than ever, and the faculty participants benefited from sharing and learning from each other.

  • Panelists: Dr. Andrea Arikawa and Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Dr. Matthew Ohlson, Director of the Taylor Leadership Institute

Constructionist Teaching: An Overview

Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

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View the presentation slides by John White and Elizabeth Hale Rozas

 

Are you interested in finding ways to better engage your students in your course content? Seminal educational psychologist Jean Piaget stressed the educational concept of constructivism: the notion that learners do not just absorb new information, but rather build new knowledge from the foundations of prior knowledge and personal experience. Constructivist teachers recognize the need for educators to determine students' previous knowledge on a subject and then create appropriate analogies and activities by which to help them add new knowledge to that foundation. This session will discuss both the philosophy of constructivism as well as some of the practical approaches professors have used to employ it in their classrooms. Part of the session will be devoted to Q&A to brainstorm ways to bring constructivist approaches into the different disciplines.

  • Panelists: Dr. John W. White; Dr. Paul Parkinson; Dr. Elizabeth Hale Rozas; Dr. Kim Cheek; and Dr. Madalina Tanase, all from the College of Education and Human Services

Writing a Successful Book Proposal

Friday, February 19, 2021 from 1:00 to 1:45 pm

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View the Successful Book Proposal session slides

 

The University of North Florida boasts a number of faculty who are scholars of national and international stature. One of them, Presidential Professor Emeritus David T. Courtwright -- whose interests in history, economics, intoxicants, and addictions have coalesced most recently in his 7th book, The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business (2019, Belknap Press of Harvard University) -- shared his thoughts on why one should consider writing a book in this digital age and, if one does decide to write a book, how to craft a successful book proposal.

  • Speaker: Dr. David T. Courtwright, Presidential Professor Emeritus, Department of History

Professional Document Creation Using LaTeX and Overleaf: An Overview

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

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View the LaTeX and Overleaf session slides

 

LaTeX is a free software system with which faculty and students can create production-quality documents, including research papers, journal articles, books, posters, and presentations. Overleaf is an online LaTeX editor, particularly useful for collaborative writing and publishing. LaTeX may be the "de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents," but it's not necessarily just for the STEM disciplines! Computer scientist and power user Asai Asaithambi will offer an overview of this versatile system and demonstrate why learning and using LaTeX may help you in today's digital world of academia. To enhance your interactive engagement in this workshop, Dr. Asaithambi invites you to register for a free Overleaf account prior to the event.

Facilitator: Dr. Asai Asaithambi, School of Computing

 


What Faculty Should Know About SASS -- Student Academic Success Services

Friday, February 12, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

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View the SASS session slides 

 

During this important interactive forum, administrative and student leaders from SASS (Undergraduate Studies' Student Academic Success Services) offered a definitive overview of supplemental instruction (SI), the Peer-Assisted Student Success (PASS) program, tutoring, academic coaching, and myriad workshops and resources available to help our students succeed. Faculty currently engaging these services were also on hand to share their SASS experiences and tips and answer faculty questions.

  • Faculty facilitators: Dr. Katherine Hooper, Department of Psychology; Dr. Jason Haraldsen, Department of Physics; Dr. Quincy Gibson, Department of Biology; Dr. Nathan Kunz, Department of Management; and Dr. Oliver Schnusenberg, Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Undergraduate Studies facilitators: Dylan Charles, Assistant Director of Support Programs; Matt Harris, Program Manager; Sydnie Steele, Academic Coaching; and Destiny Lantz, Tutoring

Preparing for Promotion and Tenure: Using Interfolio

Monday, February 8, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

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What is Interfolio -- and how does it dovetail with the promotion and tenure processes at the University of North Florida? During this interactive forum, participants learned from experts how to make Interfolio work for them!

  • Facilitators: Marianne Jaffee, Academic Affairs Executive Assistant, Director of Planning, Interfolio doyenne; Dr. Karen Patterson, Professor of Special Education, Interim Provost; and Dr. Gordon Rakita, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Interim Associate Vice President of Faculty Development

Teaching Ideas from Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Monday, February 8, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

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Are you curious about Universal Design for Learning -- or are you an experienced practitioner? Participants learned more and shared their own ideas and inquiries during this interactive workshop, when the facilitators offered an overview and demonstrated how basic tenets of UDL -- including, but not limited to, inclusion -- can enhance your pedagogical practices.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich, Department of Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management and Dr. Kim Cheek, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum

SOARS 2021 Virtual Conference: Faculty Considerations

Friday, February 5, 2021, from 2:30 to 3:15 pm.

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View the SOARS Faculty Consideration slides

 

Last year's UNF Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship -- the SOARS 2021 Virtual Conference -- was organized and held almost immediately after the University went to remote classes and activities due to Covid-19, and it was a huge success. But this year, we all have more time to plan. A great group of faculty joined us during this open forum to learn about how SOARS works online, how students can participate, and why they should. We discussed your role as faculty mentors and addressed issues pivoting on faculty scholarship, intellectual property, and the ongoing availability and archiving of student research posters.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Karen Cousins, Director of Faculty Enhancement and Undergraduate Research; Dr. Judith Ochrietor, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of the Department of Biology; Andy Rush, Course Media Developer, Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT) and SOARS Virtual Conference webmaster; and Courtenay McLeland, Head of Digital Projects and Preservation, UNF Carpenter Library

Tweaking Your Remote Syllabus for Student Engagement

Tuesday, January 26, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

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The pandemic has posed innumerable challenges -- some of which involve how to spark our students' curiosities and engage their interested attention in learning remotely. Join us for an open forum when faculty colleagues with extensive online and remote teaching experience will lead an interactive discussion about ways to tweak your syllabus and practices to maximize student engagement.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Andrea Arikawa, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics; Dr. Kim Cheek, Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum; and Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich, Department of Leadership, Sport Management & School Counseling

Faculty Self-Care

Friday, January 22, 2021, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

View the session presentation with list of self-care resources

Are you ready for a new semester? During this interactive forum, faculty participants exchanged ideas for stress management and for improving and maintaining mental health. Check out the self-care resources! You might pick up some tips on relaxation and good nutrition!

  • Facilitators: Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics; Dr. Matthew Ohlson, Director, Taylor Leadership Institute; and Dr. Richmond Wynn, Director, UNF Counseling Center

Empathy in Strange Times: A Student Faculty Conversation

Thursday, January 14, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

View the recorded session with integrated audio transcript

 

This event, part of Mental Health Week sponsored by Student Government, was an empathic and edifying conversation among UNF students and faculty, who shared some of their teaching and learning experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Student panelists: Ally Schneider, Markos Kampouroglou, Nagat Khalifa, Kyriakos Faklis, Anna Schneider, Nique McCloud, Thatcher Hart, Sydnie Steele, Jules Gerstein, and Rachel Meiners
  • Faculty panelists: Gordon Rakita, Carolyne Ali-Khan, Jennie Ziegler, Chris Baynard, Suzanne Ehrlich, Alan Harris, John White, Amanda Pascale, Jennie Stuber, and Karen Cousins

Fall Faculty Lightning Lounge

Monday, December 7, 2020, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

 

Yes, it's Finals Week! Drop in to lighten your load and connect with your colleagues. Bring your questions, concerns, tips and best practices, stories, coffee -- even bring your grading! The Fall Faculty Lightning Lounge is an informal place to share, listen and learn, coming and going as it works best for you. We want to help you reflect on Fall teaching successes and exchange ideas for Springing forward after the winter holidays. No commitments, we promise.

  • Host-moderators: Faculty Development (FD) Fellows and Scholars

Teaching in the Time of COVID -- and Beyond: Rethinking Undergraduate Research

Friday, November 20, 2020, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

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View the introductory PowerPoint presentation with Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) membership links

Studies show that engaging students in undergraduate research (UGR) is a High-Impact Practice positively correlated with success in college and beyond. And research with undergraduates can be productive fun for faculty mentors as well! But how do we rethink UGR when access to labs, libraries, archives, and the field is not freely accessible? Let's talk about it, and brainstorm with STEM, Humanities, and Health Sciences faculty members who have come up with some truly effective ways to promote undergraduate research despite the pandemic.

  • Facilitator-discussants: Dr. Karen Cousins, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR); Dr. Judith Ochrietor, Department of Biology, Dr. Leidy Barrero, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Dr. Michael Hallett, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Collaboration Meet and Greet II: Faculty Speed Dating Redux

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Registration was requested for this event

 

The first Research Collaboration speed-dating style, was so popular, we're offering it again!

 

Are you in a committed research relationship? No matter how tight knit your research world is, you can explore your interdisciplinary options by getting to know your colleagues! Following the greetings and introductions which open this "welcome to Fall semester" OFE event, small groups of participating faculty will be placed in individual breakout rooms. Each participant will have 2 minutes to describe their research interests and specialties to the others in the group (prompts will be provided). The facilitator will rearrange breakout groups so that everyone has the opportunity to "speed date" with every other faculty participant.

  • Facilitator: Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich
  • Participants: Faculty Development Fellows and all UNF faculty researchers

Teaching in the Time of COVID -- and Beyond / Faculty Mentoring Workshop: An Interactive Discussion on Mentoring

Friday, November 6, 2020, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

 

This interactive discussion will offer an overview of mentoring partnerships among faculty members (visiting, junior, and senior). We will engage in important conversations on mentoring styles and past experiences -- both as mentees and mentors. We welcome faculty members of all levels and from all disciplines as we discuss what types of mentoring experiences have been successful and what experiences you would like to have moving forward. This is a planning workshop, intended to help set up the framework for a broader faculty development mentoring program to be offered in 2021-2022. Please join us in this interactive discussion to help create a sustainable program for both current and new faculty members at the University of North Florida.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, Assistant Professor and Dr. Andrea Arikawa, Associate Professor, Co-Director of the Doctorate Program in Clinical Nutrition

Teaching in the Time of COVID -- and Beyond: Effective Student Assessment and the Impact on ISQs

Friday, October 30, 2020, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

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In this workshop, Faculty Development Fellows Asai Asaithambi and Andrea Arikawa will discuss best practices for developing effective assessments, providing examples from the perspectives of different disciplines. The workshop will also address how such assessments may be related to positive student evaluations. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on barriers and solutions to the effective implementation of student assessments.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Andrea Arikawa and Dr. Asai Asaithambi

Teaching in the Time of COVID -- and Beyond: Teaching with Empathy

Friday, October 16, 2020, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

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During this interactive session, participants will learn about the importance of teaching and leading with empathy in these unprecedented times. Facilitators Kristen Hicks-Roof and Matthew Ohlson will share best practices and tangible strategies for harnessing the power of empathy to increase engagement, improve communication skills, and develop more positive relationships with students. Participants will also be encouraged to share their own ideas for creating teaching and learning environments infused with empathy, which result in a culture of collaboration.

  • Facilitators: Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof and Dr. Matthew Ohlson

Teaching in the Time of COVID -- and Beyond: Tips for Exciting and Effective Remote Teaching

Friday, October 2, 2020, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

 

In this interactive session, faculty participants will have a chance to explore the challenges and opportunities created through teaching online by looking at what works and what doesn't, with a particular eye to student engagement. Please join us!

  • Facilitators: Dr. Kim Cheek and Dr. Jeff Michelman

Research Collaboration Meet and Greet: Faculty Speed Dating

Friday, September 25, 2020, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Registration was requested for this event

 

Are you in a committed research relationship? No matter how tight knit your research world is, you can explore your interdisciplinary options by getting to know your colleagues! Following the greetings and introductions which open this "welcome to Fall semester" OFE event, small groups of participating faculty will be placed in individual breakout rooms. Each participant will have 2 minutes to describe their research interests and specialties to the others in the group (prompts will be provided). The facilitator will rearrange breakout groups so that everyone has the opportunity to "speed date" with every other faculty participant.

  • Facilitator: Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich
  • Participants: Faculty Development Fellows and all UNF faculty researchers