Please review these conferences and special events for professional development opportunities - either to present or attend.
RWU Special Events & ProgramsClick to Open
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
- Faculty and Staff Writers Retreat - January 9 and 10 in the Mary Tefft White Center. Co-sponsored by the Writing Center, Library, and CSALT2.
- Faculty and Staff Coffee Hour -February 1 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Center for Student Development. Co-sponsored by the Divison of Student Life and CSALT2.
- Faculty and Staff Tea - February 13 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM in the Library's Mary Tefft White Center. Co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and CSALT2.
- Hassenfeld Series - Managing a Large, Multi-Section Class for an EE/CE Project. Presenter: Susan Bosco, Ph.D., Professor of Management. February 14 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM in ARCH 239A. Light refreshments will be served.
Session Description: Doing a CPC project with a large class(es) may seem like an impossible task. In this seminar, I will share proven methods and tools that will enable you to offer students an energizing experience in this challenging environment while building some new and valuable teamwork skills
- Hassenfeld Series - Strategies for Flexible Integration of Community Engagement into Course Design. Presenter: Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History. February 27 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Library's Mary Tefft White Center. Light refreshments will be served
Session Description: Dr. Carrington-Farmer will draw on her experience with past CPC projects to cover:
- The overall highs and lows of CPC
- The practicalities of integrating CPC into an existing course (within the department and also CORE curriculum), running a CPC project as an independent study, and creating a stand-alone CPC class
- Integrating projects across disciplines (an example is the History Department working with the Graphic Design Department.)
- Innovations in Teaching Series - Session 3: Using Hypertext to Enable Deep Reading. Presenter: Brett Mckenzie, Ed.D., Professor of Web Development. February 28 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM in SB 206. Light refreshments will be served.
Session description: Hypertext — the linking of documents in a computer — has become so commonplace with the World Wide Web that, like computers themselves, it has become almost invisible. In the late eighties, investigations around hypertext became a particularly strong thread in technology research, especially in computing for the humanities. The computer systems at the time to support hypertext required customized software tools, which rarely left the research field. Since then computing tools have developed so that everyday, familiar, commercial tools can now approximate those of the research environment.
This presentation applies some of the earlier research on deeply engaged reading by students through the hypertext tools available in the Google suite provided to all RWU students. The implementation was in my fall Senior Seminar and focuses on the Virginia Heffernan’s book, “Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art”. The presentation will cover both the technical aspects of implementation as well as a reflection on the classroom experience.
- Faculty and Staff Coffee Hour - March 1 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Library Mary Tefft White Center. Co-sponsored with General Education and CSALT2.
- Faculty and Staff Tea - March 27 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM in the Library Mary Tefft White Center. Co-sponsored with Graduate Admissions and CSALT2.
- Hassenfeld Series: Best Practices for Community Engagement Projects. Presenters: Kerri Warren, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology and Steve Esons, Professor of Public Administration. March 28. Time 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Location: Library Mary Tefft White Center.
- Hassenfeld Series: How to Design and Manage Multi-Semester Projects. Presenter: Kathy Micken, D.B.A., Professor of Marketing. March 28: 3:00-4:00 PM. Location: Mary Tefft White Center
Session Description: Not all CPC projects fit neatly into one semester. Kathy will discuss some strategies for successfully working on a project across two (or more) semesters. Topics will include managing expectations for both the community partner and the students as well as practical and logistical issues. The very real benefit of the true partnerships that result from such multi-semester projects makes the extra work worthwhile. You’ll also hear about such projects from the student perspective and be able to explore their experiences.
- Cultural Diversity Featured Presentation - Presenter: Kisha Tracy, Ph.D. from Fitchburg State University. April 3 from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Library Mary Tefft White Center
Hassenfeld Series: Interdisciplinary Case Study. Presenters: Marybeth MacPhee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology; Kerri Warren, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology; and Becky Spritz, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology. April 4 from 11:00 AM-Noon. Location: Mary Tefft White Center
Faculty and Staff Coffee Hour - April 19 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM in the Library Mary Tefft White Center. Co-sponsored by the Enrollment Management Marketing team and CSALT2.
- Faculty and Staff Coffee Hour - May 3 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM in the Mary Tefft White Center. Co-sponsored with the Financial Aid Office and Human Resources and CSALT2.
- Faculty and Staff Coffee Hour - Thursday, December 14 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Mary Tefft White Center. Co-Sponsored by the Spiegel Center for Global & International Programs and CSALT2
- Hassenfeld Series: Ethical Dimensions of Fair-Trade Experiential Learning: An "Empathy-First" Approach. Presenters: Autumn Quezada-Grant, Paola Prado and members of the Ethical Dimensions of Experiential Learning
- Faculty Learning Community. December 6 from Noon to 1 PM in the Mary Tefft White Center.
- Faculty and Staff Coffee Hour - Thursday, November 30 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Mary Tefft White Center. Co-sponsored by the CSAS Student Accessibility Services and CSALT2
- Faculty Book Club - Session 2: November 29 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM in the Recreation Center Room 237 and November 30 from 8:00 - 9:00 AM in the Farmhouse Living Room
- Hassenfeld Series: Deploying Existing RWU Assets to Support Experiential Education. Presenter: Linda Beith. November 28 from 2:30 - 3:30 PM in the Mary Tefft White Center.
- Innovations in Teaching - Fall 2017 -Session 2 - Teaching Complex Analysis with a Spherical Camera. Presenter: Dr. Robert Jacobson.Thursday, November 16 from 2:00 - 2:50 PM
- Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour - Thursday, November 16 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the Mary Tefft White Center. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life and CSALT2
- Teaching Online Certification Course- begins November 6. Registration required.
- Hassenfeld Series:Using a Competitive Team Model for Experiential Projects. Presenter: Dr. Al Cutting. November 15 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM in ARCH 239A.
- Faculty Fun Friday Event - Say it With Seaweed Instead! Facilitator: Dr. Brian Wysor. November 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM in the Bready Sailing Center.
- Faculty & Staff Coffee Hour- Thursday, November 2from 10:00-11:00 AM at the Mary Tefft White Center. Co-Sponsored by the Community Partnership Center and Community Engagement and CSALT2
- Faculty Book Club - Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria. Session 1.October 26 from 8:00 - 9:00 AM and November 1 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM in the Farmhouse Living Room
- Innovations in Teaching - Fall 2017 Session 1 - Using Technology in the Classroom to Promote Learning. Presenter: Dr. Rosalie Franks. Wednesday, October 25 from 2:00 - 2:50 PM
- Hassenfeld Series: Preparing Students for Community-Engaged Project Management. Presenter: Hank Kniskern. October 24 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM in ARCH 239A.
- Faculty and Staff Coffee Hour - Thursday, October 19 from 10:00-11:00 AM in the Mary Tefft White Center, University Library. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Career and Professional Development and CSALT2
- Faculty and Staff Coffee Hour - Thursday, October 5from 10:00-11:00 AM in the Mary Tefft White Center, University Library. Co-Sponsored by CSAS - Advising and Peer Mentoring and CSALT2
- Faculty and Staff Coffee Hour - Thursday, September 21 from 10-11 AM in the Mary Tefft White Center, University Library. Sponsored by CSALT2.
- Fall Faculty Conference- Tuesday, August 29. Topic - Supporting Student Engagement in Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom and the Campus Community. Guest speaker: Libby Roderick, Associate Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence, University of Alaska.
- New Faculty Orientation - Wednesday, August 23.
- CORE Pedagogical Summit- Thursday, August 17.
- Suicide Prevention/QPR Training - Monday, August 7. Advancement of Teaching and Learning staff. Facilitator: Maureen Minarik, Ph.D. from the Counseling Center.
- Rhode Island Teaching & Learning Consortium (RITL) sponsored aBlended Course Design workshop hosted by RWU on June 7, 2017. This all-day workshop was facilitated by Dr. Katie Linder from Oregon State University. This event brought together faculty from 5 RI institutions (PC, URI, NEIT, CCRI and RWU) who are interested in developing a hybrid or blended course. All participants received a copy of Dr. LInder's book The Blended Course Design Workbook.
- Fourth Semi-Annual RWU Faculty and Staff Writers Retreat - Tuesday, May 23 - Wednesday, May 24. This event was co-sponsored by the Writing Center, the University Library and CSALT2.
- Huddewall display demonstrations were held on April 12 at noon, 2 PM and 3:30 PM in SE 115.
- Congratulations to the new Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellows for 2017: Paula Bailey, Bob Dermody, Peter Hahn, Heather Micelli, Kathy Micken, Chantelle Messier and Janine Weisman.
- Faculty and Staff Writers' Retreat - Tuesday, January 10 - Wednesday, January 11 in the University Library.
- Reacting to the Past (RTTP) Faculty Fellows program.
- OER Fellows Showcase - Friday, December 9 from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Library Instruction Lab (LIL).
- Innovations in Teaching Fall 2016 - Session 2. Fostering Reflection and Metacognition through Journaling. Presenters: Brian Wysor, Ph.D. and Donna Dimery, M.Ed. November 30, 2016
- Innovations in Teaching Fall 2016 - Session 1. Using an Interactive Syllabus. Presenter: Jason Jacobs, Ph.D. November 9, 2016
- Learning Assessment Techniques: How to Integrate New Activities that Gauge What and How Well Students Learn webinar - October 27, 2016
- SoTL Fellows Follow-Up - Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 3:00 PM in the LIL
- OER Faculty Fellows Meeting - September 28, 2016
- Socrates Cafe - September 21, 2016 Moderated by Bob Shea: Should privacy be sacrificed for the public good?
- Anthropology & Sociology Assessment Workshop - September 12, 2016
- Fall Faculty Conference - Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Topics include: update on Experiential Learning Taskforce; Fostering Academic Integrity
- Living Learning Community Faculty Workshop - August 25, 2016
- New Faculty Orientation - August 23, 2016
- CORE Summit - August 18, 2016
- Faculty Bridges Semester Quick Start (Metro) - August 24
- Faculty Bridges Semester Quick Start (Metro) - August 23
- Faculty Bridges Semester Quick Start (Online) - August 22
- Faculty Bridges Semester Quick Start (Bristol) - August 19
- Faculty Bridges Semester Quick Start (Bristol) - August 17
- Faculty Bridges Semester Quick Start (Bristol) - August 15
- Faculty Bridges Semester Quick Start (Bristol) - August 11
- Faculty Bridges Semester Quick Start (Bristol) - August 9
- Reacting To The Past Faculty Fellows - Barnard Summer Institute - June 9-12, 2016
- SoTL Summer Institute - June 7, 2016
- Faculty & Staff Writers Retreat- June 2016
- Teaching Online Certification Course (self-paced, online): May - August 2016
- Honors Program Workshop - May 16, 2016
- Make It Developmental: Building a Process for Student Development webinar- Tara Harvey. May 19, 2016
- Open Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Fellows
- Workshop – April 22, 2016
- Workshop – April 29, 2016
- Key Concepts for Overworked International Educators: Lessons Learned in Putting Theory into Action webinar- Janet Bennett. April 21, 2016
- Developmental Learning for Intercultural Competence webinar- Michael Paige. March 17, 2016
- Intercultural Learning Courses Before and After Study Abroad: Four Decades of Preparing Students for International Education Experiences webinar - Bruce La Brack. February 18, 2016
- Reacting to the Past Faculty Fellows (RTTP): Role Playing Workshop - February 2, 2016
- Intercultural Learning Through Education Abroad: Theories, Processes and Practices webinar- Mick Vande Berg, lead editor of Student Learning Abroad: What Our Students Are Learning, What They’re Not, and What We Can Do about It. January 21, 2016
- Faculty & Staff Writers Retreat- January 2016
- Center for Student Academic Success (CSAS) Winter Retreat - January 11, 2016
Teaching and Learning @ RWU Podcast SeriesClick to Open
Hassenfeld Project Series 2017-2018Click to Open
Thanks to the generous grant from Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC, RWU has embarked on an intensive, three-year initiative to expand and enhance its innovative work in experiential education. A portion of that grant is dedicated to professional development for faculty who are committed to experiential learning and community engagement.
In addition to a Hassenfeld Fellows program, the following workshops will be offered to all faculty interested in enhancing experiential education and active learning with their students.
2018 SPRING SEMESTER
Topic: Managing a Large Class, Multi-Section Class for an EE/CE Project
Presenter: Sue Bosco
Date: Wednesday, February 14
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: ARCH 239A
Topic: Strategies for Flexible Integration of Community Engagement into Course Design
Presenter: Charlotte Carrington-Farmer
Date: Tuesday, February 27
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: Mary Tefft White Center
Topic: How to Manage Multi-Semester Projects
Presenter: Kathy Micken
Date – Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Mary Tefft White Center
2017 FALL SEMESTER
Topic: Preparing Students for Community-Engaged Project Management
Presenter: Hank Kniskern
Date: Tuesday, October 24
Time: 3-4 PM
Location: ARCH 239A
Topic: Using a Competitive Model for an Experiential Project
Presenter: Al Cutting
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 3-4 PM
Location: ARCH 239A
Topic: Deploying Existing RWU Assets to Support Experiential Education and Community Engagement
Presenter: Linda Beith
Date: Tuesday, November 28
Time: 2:30- 3:30
Location: Mary Tefft White Center
Topic: Ethical Considerations of Experiential Education
Presenters – Paola Prado and Autumn Quezada-Grant
Date: December 6
Time: Noon to 1 PM
Location: Mary Tefft White Center
Faculty Learning CommunitiesClick to Open
Faculty Fellows Programs for 2017-2018
- Hassenfeld Fellows
- Reacting to the Past (RTTP)
- Open Education Resources (OER) Fellows
Faculty Learning Communities for 2017-2018
- New Faculty Learning Community - Facilitators Erin Tooley and Lori Lee Wallace
- Ethical Dimensions of Experiential Learning - Facilitators Autumn Quezada-Grant and Paola Prado
Faculty Learning Communities for 2016-17 include:
- New Faculty Learning Community: Co-facilitators Erin Tooley and Sara Shirley
- Ethical Dimensions of Experiential Learning: Co-facilitators Autumn Quezada-Grant and Paola Prado
Past Faculty Learning Communities
- Quantitative Teaching & Learning Community: Co-facilitators Rupayan Gupta and Adria Updike
- Community Engagement Learning Community: Co-facilitators Steve Esons and Kerri Warren
Innovations In Teaching SeriesClick to Open
Each year we celebrate RWU faculty expertise in teaching with an Innovations in Teaching Showcase event held during the academic year. Each session has a theme and brief presentation(s) by an RWU faculty member(s) followed by an opportunity for sharing ideas, perspectives, strategies, etc.
Innovations in Teaching Series - Fall 2017
Session 1 - Using Technology in the Classroom to Promote Learning presented by Rosalie Franks, Ed.D. Wednesday, October 25,2017, from 2:00 - 2:50 PM in Library Instruction Lab (LIL)
This past summer Dr. Rosalie Franks (FCAS) participated in a six-day Digital Literacy Institute sponsored by URI’s Media Education Lab. During this Institute, she developed a media project with a dyad partner as part of their project-based learning assignment. The new tools and strategies she learned during this experience have prompted her to change her own classroom assignments for students to encompass some of the latest digital tools.
Dr. Franks demonstrated her own project as well as showcased some of her students’ original videos. Handouts will also be provided on her project as well as 20 Things Educators Need to Know About Digital Literacy Skills. She will briefly explore the early use of technology in the classroom and then examine how teachers and students today need to apply it in our 21st-century digital world.
View the recording of the session for Rosalie Franks, Ed.D.:
Session 2: Teaching Complex Analysis with a Spherical Camera. Presenter: Robert Jacobson, Ph.D. Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 2:00 - 2:50 PM in MNS 214
This talk describes one professor's experience incorporating the use of a spherical camera in teaching mathematics by assigning projects incorporating spherical photos in which students build physical objects that illustrate mathematical concepts, participate in peer instruction, and communicate their work to a general audience.
View the recording of the session for Robert Jacobson,Ph.D.:
Innovations in Teaching Series - Spring 2017
Innovations in Teaching Series - Fall 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from noon to 12:50 PM in Library Instruction Lab (LIL)
- Donna Dimery's Video Presentation
- Brian Wysor's Video Presentation
Innovations in Teaching Series - Spring 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, Learning Commons
Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM in ARCH 239A
View the recording of the session:
Review the Sessoin Handout on technology strategies to deal with weather, illness, travel or other interruptions in class time. Need help or additional info? Contact the ID team at: email@example.com or call 401-254-3187.
- A tele-presence robot for increasing engagement and participation for online learners.
- A Circuit-Scribe pen that can draw circuits which can be used to demonstrate electricity
- iSense 3d Scanner for the iPad
- Drone photography/videography
View the recording of the session:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 3 PM - 4 PM in GHH 300
Innovations in Teaching 2014 Brochure
Innovations in Teaching 2014 was offered three sessions this spring.
Session 1 - Using Qualtrics for Research: You, Your Students, and Your Classes by Kathleen Micken, D.B.A., Professor of Marketing, Gabelli School of Business
February 20, 2014 11-11:50 AM
Session Description: Now that RWU has a site license for the Qualtrics online survey software, do you wish you knew more about how to use it? This presentation will provide an introduction to Qualtrics, plus information about some of its advanced features that make survey research a little easier. The discussion uses classroom Community Partnerships Center projects as examples to illustrate the many ways that Qualtrics can facilitate different kinds of research studies.
Session 2 - Think-Pair-Share & Clickers in the Classroom by Adria Updike, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, School of Engineering
March 5, 2014 2-2:50 PM
Session Description: Think-Pair-Share is a cooperative learning strategy that provides some time and structure for students to think about a topic, concept or problem individually, then share their thoughts with a peer. Including clickers with this technique allows for a broader formative assessment of student learning. This is an easy and engaging strategy that can fit into any classroom.
Session 3 - Writing Fellows Pilot Program by Margaret Case, Ph.D., CAS Associate Professor of English; Matthew Ulricksen, M.A., Adjunct Professor, CAS Political Science; and Karen Bilotti, M.A., Associate Director for Tutorial Support Services & Coordinator of the Writing Center
April 16, 2014 11-11:50 AM
Session Description: One English course and one Political Science course partnered with the Writing Center for the 2013-14 academic year to pilot embedded Writing Fellows for students. Each Writing Fellow worked with 3 or 4 assigned students for the duration of the semester, fostering relationships through written and face-to-face exchanges during the revision process. The presenters will describe this collaborative effort and report on its effectiveness so far in improving student writing along with plans for expansion.
The Innovations in Teaching 2013 Showcase included three sessions, one held each month beginning in February.
Innovations in Teaching 2013 brochure
Session 1 - Applying Inquiry-Based Learning by Jennifer Pearce, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in CAS Department of Chemistry and Physics
February 21, 2013
Session 2 - Using iPads in the Classroom by Kelly Donnell, Associate Professor; Madge Thombs, Professor and Li-Ling Yang, Assistant Professor. School of Education. March 22, 2013
Session 3 - Flipping Lessons in a College Course by Loren Byrne, Assistant Professor and Kerri Warren, Associate Professor. Department of Biology, Marine Biology and Environmental Science.
Organizing and Delivering an Online Course by Nancy Craven, Writing, Rhetoric & Composition; and Amiee Shelton, Ph.D., Communication. February 24, 2012
Clogs, Blogs and Forums: Enhancing Communication and Collaboration by Michael Swanson, Ph.D., American Studies; and Fred Gould, PE., C.P.C., Construction Management. March 9, 2012
Fostering Student Reflections using Portfolios by Cliff Timpson, Ph.D., Chemistry; and Kelly Donnell, Ph.D., School of Education. March 23, 2012
Student Engagement, Interaction and Feedback by Kathryn Thompson, J.D., Law School; Chris Menton, Ed.D., Criminal Justice; Nancy Breen, Ph.D., Chemistry and Brett McKenzie, Ed.D., Business. April 5, 2012
Using Prezi to Promote Reflective Practice by Jim Beitler, Ph.D., Writing, Rhetoric & Composition. April 20, 2012
Innovations in Teaching 2011 Brochure
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
This event featured three faculty members drawn from across all departments who graciously shared with colleagues a strategy or technology and using ePortfolios. See agenda and session descriptions.
From Vision to Reality by Gregory Laramie and David Corbin, School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation.
Mixing Elements of E-Portfolios with Upper-Level Chemistry Students: An "Alchemist's Dream" or "No Reaction"? (ppt) by Cliff Timpson, Ph.D., Chemistry.
A Dynamic e-Duo: Creating Complementary Electronic Portfolios to Enhance Student Learning (ppt) by Jim Beitler, Ph.D., Writing, Rhetoric and Composition.
Innovations in Teaching 2009 Brochure
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
This event featured seven faculty drawn from across all departments who graciously shared with colleagues a strategy or technology that has enhanced the teaching and/or learning in their classes.
Take a Byte Out of Greek (video) by Tony Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Foreign Languages
Digital Manufacturing Integration with Architectural Design (video) by Andrew Thurlow, M.Arch.
Using Blackboard to Manage Undergraduate and Graduate Courses (video) by Michael Hall, Ph.D., Public Administration
Are They Getting This? (video) by Matthew Stein, Ph.D., Engineering.
Just Click: Assess and Engage (video) by Madge Thombs, Ph.D.
Simple Screen Casting (video) by W. Brett McKenzie, Ed.D., Business
Video as a Field R&D Tool: A User's Guide (video) by Michael Scully, M.A.,
ConferencesClick to Open
AAC&U: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Democracy: The Inconvenient Truth. March 22-24, 2018. San Diego, CA
NERCOMP Annual Conference. March 26-28, 2018. Providence, RI.
Fostering Academic Success in STEM Conference (Science of Learning). April 27, 2018. The University of New Hampshire.
Magna Publications: The Teaching Professor Conference. June 1-3, 2-18, Atlanta, GA.
New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) Annual Spring Conference: The Role of the Affective Domain in Teaching and Learning. June 8, 2018. Lasell College, Newton, MA.
*Note that RWU subscribes to the following organizations so you can register for sponsored events as a member:
- EDUCAUSE See events page
- NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP)
- New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC)
- Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) See events page
- Rhode Island Teaching & Learning Collaborative (RITL)
- Sakai Foundation
Professional Development SiteClick to Open
There is a Faculty Learning and Resources Lab site created on Bridges for just-in-time support for all faculty. The site contains videos and print documentation on most instructional tools within Bridges and beyond Bridges. Note that this site requires a log in.