Upcoming Events

Below are our upcoming events for the Fall 2017 semester:

10/31, One Small Change, 12:00 -1:00, Faculty Lounge. 
Making one small change in your teaching can have a big impact. In this workshop, Dr. Marianne Lloyd, Assoc. Professor of Psychology, will share some of her favorite strategies for engaging students and identifying potential problems in comprehension of course material. Use these tricks to make class a treat!
 
11/7, Critical Thinking Workshop II, 4:00 – 5:00, Regents Suite
This second of two workshops, led by Dr. Richard Grallo of Metropolitan College, will continue discussions of the ways to root critical thinking and assessment in the general structure of human consciousness,  and will aim to link these core competencies of the contemporary university to other dimensions of consciousness. (Co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies, the Center for Faculty Development, and the University Core.)
 
11/13, Stress Management Workshop, 12:30 – 1:30, Faculty Lounge 
This workshop, led by Dr. Mary Kelly, Counselling and Psychological Services and coordinator of theStress and Anxiety Management program, will provide useful strategies to help faculty handle stress in their daily lives. 
 
11/21, Teaching After Charlottesville, 9:00 – 10:30, A&S 109
In a time when events in the public sphere seem to be more frequently becoming subject matter in our classrooms, it can be helpful to know how and when to handle such conversations. This panel presentation will feature faculty from various disciplines who have developed strategies for handling current events in their classes. They will offer practical advice and techniques, both for ways to handle discussions that come up unexpectedly and for planned lessons that engage current events.
 
11/28, 1st– and 2nd– Year Faculty Reception, 4:30 – 6:30  
Faculty in their first and second year at the university are invited to a wine-and-cheese reception to reconnect with the colleagues they met at New Faculty Orientation.
 
11/30, Meditation Workshop, 9:30 – 11:00 Faculty Lounge
As we approach the end of the fall semester and head into the holiday season, Dr. Peter Savastano, Assoc. Professor of Anthropology, will share meditation techniques to help faculty cope with stress and anxiety.
 
11/30, Practical Strategies for Teaching with Empathy, 4:00 – 5:00, Beck Rooms 
In this workshop, Dr. Paula Franzese, Professor of Law, will share strategies for teaching with empathy, allowing students’ cognitive and emotional aptitudes to align, thereby deepening their ability to cultivate more nuanced, conceptual, and resonant understanding of subject matter.
 
12/6, Strategies for Commenting on Student Writing, 4:00 – 5:00 Nursing 101
In this workshop, faculty will share alternative strategies—besides the traditional marginal and in-text annotations—for commenting on and grading student writing.

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