New Faculty @ Longwood University

CAFE: Center for Faculty Enrichment
If you’re a new faculty member, and happen to be here already, please consider signing up for the Longwood University Teaching and Learning Institute. It’s a great chance to work with your future colleagues, and to learn cutting-edge pedagogy. Registration will close on May 10th, so you still have a few days to sign up!
Balancing Student Success with Your Well-Being
Longwood University Teaching and Learning Institute
9:00am-5:15pm w/ reception following
May 15, 2019
Blackwell Hall
 
As educators, we are motivated to create learning environments that cultivate curiosity, encourage self-regulated learning, and challenge learners to critically engage in problem solving. We are invested in teaching disciplinary content and foundational learning skills in Civitae and in the context of our disciplines. We celebrate when students “stick with it” and challenge themselves to learn, and we are stymied when students “give up” too soon or passively wait for our instructions and assistance. Students’ diverse identities pose challenges and create opportunities.  College counseling and disability resource centers have seen dramatic increases in the number of students served and severity of diagnoses. What is our role as faculty members? In the context of the learning environment, how do we facilitate student resiliency and well-being? How do we differentiate between what is normal stress and a crisis? How does maintaining healthy boundaries with students ensure course integrity and promote well-being for students and faculty? How do we create learning environments that encourage consistent student engagement and persistence? How do we teach both content and foundational learning skills in the same course?
 
The Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFE) invites you to participate in a day of interactive exploration of these questions.  In addition to the keynote address, participants will choose from a variety of sessions focusing on the institute theme.
This year’s guest speaker is Lindsay Kubaryk, a senior analyst at the Educational Advisory Board (EAB)’s Strategic Research division. In this role, she works with chief student affairs officers on their most pressing areas of concern, including student mental health, sexual violence prevention and reporting, and diversity and inclusion.
 
Go to http://blogs.longwood.edu/cafeinstitute2019/ for program schedule.
 
The first 25 people to register will have the opportunity to select from a library of books focusing on teaching and learning.
Registration will close on Friday, May 10 @ 5:00 pm. Go to https://forms.gle/1FUSWxCJi9gSRJ9w9 to register

Productive Summer Planning Workshopclick here to sign up (https://forms.gle/q75L3dDqYGFBBMdv9​)

WHO: Faculty, staff, and graduate students

WHEN: May 20, 2019 10:00-12:00

WHERE: Clark House Conference Room (first floor)

WHAT: Want to have a more productive summer and feel rejuvenated when you begin the fall semester? Join Dr.  Renee Gutiérrez for a workshop based on Kerry Roquemore’s technique for summer planning. A great summer (both working and relaxing) can spring from a few short hours of organizing and thinking. Bring your calendar (and your computer if you like); we’ll supply sticky notes and paper. Learn key strategies for a productive and restorative summer, and work through a proven process to plan your summer.

Professional Portfolio Workshop: click here to sign up​ (https://forms.gle/TDjggBGm3GpfJY7Z6​)

WHO:      For (1) tenure-track faculty entering their second year, (2) lecturers, and (3) clinical educators

WHEN:    May 20, 2019  2:00-3:30pm

WHERE:  Clark House Conference Room, first floor

WHAT:    Join Dr. Adam Franssen to learn about the components of your professional file (both university and departmental requirements), the review process and its timeline; and a framework that will help you think about the professional file crafts a narrative (Audience, Context, and Purpose).

Start Write In: click here to sign up (https://forms.gle/jJqUrDZf9WfXk2zP9)

WHO: Faculty, staff, and graduate students–anyone who has a research or writing program

WHEN: May 21st, 1:00-4:30pm

WHERE: Clark House Conference Room (first floor)

WHAT: A workshop hosted by Dr. Pam Tracy to help you past the obstacles to writing professionally. You’ll learn about how to change your attitude about writing, how to squeeze more writing into a packed schedule, and how to write in community. Bring your computer and a research project (at any stage, from idea to polishing a draft.)

 

We are in the process of updating our New Faculty blogsite.  We will continue to add new information and resources with a completion date of March 1st.

 

 

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