Please review these conferences and special events for professional development opportunities - either to present or attend.
RWU Special Events & ProgramsClick to Open
2017 Events and Program
- Rhode Island Teaching & Learning Consortium (RITL) will sponsor a Blended Course Design workshop hosted by RWU on June 7, 2017. This all-day workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Katie Linder from Oregon State University. This event will bring together faculty from 5 RI institutions (PC, URI, NEIT, CCRI and RWU) who are interested in developing a hybrid or blended course. Space is limited to 15 participants per institution so register early. Registration deadline is April 20. Bonus - all participants will receive 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 is a great opportunity to set aside time to work on a book manuscript, research paper, journal article, grant application or anything you've been wanting to focus on.Registration deadline is April 28, 2017 and space is limited so be sure and complete this form as soon as possible.Please note that preference will be given to participants who can commit to the full two days. This event is co-sponsored by the Writing Center, the University Library and CSALT2.
- Huddewall display demonstrations 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. Interested candidates should submit a brief (300-400 words) statement explaining their interest in the RTTP pedagogy, how they would integrate an RTTP game into a course of their choice, and how the impact on student learning would be measured. Questions may be submitted to either Bob Shea or Laura D’Amore, email@example.com.
2016 Events and Programs
- 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
Faculty Learning CommunitiesClick to Open
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Northeast Region Conference - April 21-23, 2017, Berkshire Outdoor Center, Becket, MA.
- Bringing Theory to Practice Project National Conference: The Whole Student: Intersectionality and Well-Being - May 24-26, 2017, Chicago, IL
- AAC&U Institute on General Education and Assessment - May 31-June 3, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago
- The Teaching Professor Conference 2017 - June 2-4, 2017 in St. Louis, MO
- International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace (ICELW) - June 14-16 at Columbia University in New York.
- AAC&U Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success - June 24-27, 2017 at Boston University, Boston MA
- AAC&U Institute on Integrative Learning and Signature Work - July 11-14, 2017 at Loyola University, Chicago, IL
- AAC&U Wye Faculty Seminar on Citizenship in the American and Global Polity. July 16-21, 2017
- AAC&U PKAL STEM Leadership Institutes at Claggett Center, Adamstown, MD:
Institute I - July 11-16, 2017
Institute II - July 28-23, 2017
Institute III - July 25-30, 2017
- REALITIES360 - The Enhanced Realities Conference. July 26-28, 2017. San Jose, CA.
*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)
- The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)
- New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC)
- Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) See events page
- Rhode Island Teaching & Learning Collaborative (RITL)
Calls for ProposalsClick to Open
Annual International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace - Deadline December 16, 2016.
Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) Conference 2017 - Deadline December 20, 2016.
Professional Development Video CollectionClick to Open
Note: if you don't have time to attend a conference check out our subscriptions to Magna Publications. We offer both the 20 Minute Mentor Series as well as the longer Magna Commons video collections. These videos are focused on teaching and are made by faculty for faculty.
To access your subscription:
- Go to http://www.magnapubs.com/
- Click on the orange Log in button in the top right corner
- If you have never logged in, click on the Forget your password link and type in your RWU e-mail address. you should then receive an email back from the system with a password
- Log in to the Magna website with your full RWU e-mail address and your password
- Scroll to the bottom of the window and click on My Subscriptions
- This will bring up links to both the 20 Minute Mentor series and the Magna Commons series