August 8, 2012
Welcome back to another year of encouraging and strengthening teaching, providing support for faculty research, and enhancing our teaching mastery through discipline-based pedagogy. Last semester was tough on all of us, and I thank you for all of your hard work and support thus far. I invite you to become more engaged this year as we embark on another challenging academic year and chapter in providing professional development opportunities through the Center for Teaching Learning and Academic Technology sponsored by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
This year, we will again provide opportunities for faculty mini grants, support for faculty travel, faculty sabbatical, learning communities, hybrid and campus workshops, seminars and other opportunities that promote the scholarship of teaching and learning. Applications for mini grants, travel, sabbatical, etc. will be posted on the DUCTLAT Blog. It is our goal this year to have the majority of our faculty as members of the DUCTLAT Blog community. The book we are asking faculty to read (some of you may already have it) is the “Oz Principle.” For those of you who do not have a copy we will provide you with a copy on August 16th.
The Faculty Institute will cover three days: August 14, 15, & 16 2012. The Quality Enhancement Plan Faculty (QEP) will meet on August 14th in DUICEF 106 (Computer Lab) at 9:00 a.m. Live Text Training will begin at 1:00 p.m. This workshop is for faculty teaching general education courses in English, Math, AWS and Biology.
On August 15 & 16, 2012 all faculty are expected to be present for meaningful dialogue and presentations by excellent presenters as follows:
August 15, 20122:30 p.m. Dr. Anthony DePass, an Independent Consultant, Asst. Vice President for Faculty Research Development at Long Island University, “Effective Grant Writing.”
August 16, 201210:15 a.m. Dr. Virginia S. Lee, Senior Consultant, Former President, Professional & Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, Inquiry-Guided Learning. “New Directions for Teaching and Learning”
1:00 p.m. Dr. Jay Caulfield, Independent Consultant, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies, Marquette University, Blended Teaching and Learning Hybrid and Blended Courses
A continental breakfast, lunch (Wednesday only) along with coffee/snack breaks will be served. Kearny Dining Hall will be open during this time so we ask that you make arrangements for lunch on your own on Thursday.
I look forward to seeing you there.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Barbara M. Albert
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Office of Academic Affairs
(504) 816-4216 (office)
(504) 816-4144 (fax)