Center for Faculty Professional Development
The Center for Faculty Professional Development (CFPD) is an organization, facility, and community for supporting excellence in teaching across disciplines and across campus.
CFPD organizes workshops on topics ranging from teaching strategies to new academic technologies. Additionally, CFPD offers opportunities for faculty to attend webinars as a group and share ideas that grow out of these meetings. Please check our calendar for upcoming workshops, webinars, and roundtables.
Committee for Faculty Professional Development Members
- Chair: Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D., Director for Center for Faculty Professional Development, (firstname.lastname@example.org) 570-674-8008
- Secretary: Kelly Filipkowski, Psychology Department (email@example.com) 570-674-1486
- Treasurer/Grants: David Zinn, Business Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) 570-674-6335
- Mentoring Committee Chair: Jennifer Black, History Department (email@example.com) 570-674-1491
- Programming Chair: Jodi Loughlin, Teacher Education Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) 570-674-3041
- Assistant Programming Chair: Orley Templeton, Occupational Therapy Department (email@example.com) 570-674-8154
- Instructional Designer: Morgan Sadowski (firstname.lastname@example.org or x3331) 570-674-3331
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Showcase
October 17, 12:00 – 1:15 pm, Insalaco Hall 219
Have you wondered whether your teaching strategies are making a difference in student learning? SoTL is a growing field within higher education that brings research into the classroom to identify the empirically supported pedagogical strategies. Come learn how to “research your teaching” from our growing body of interdisciplinary faculty SoTL researchers.
Steve Tedford, Math Department: Mathematical Errors in the Computation of Final Grades and their Effect on Class Rank
Mike Orleski, Physics Department: SoTL in Physics & Astronomy
Kelly Filipkowski, Psychology Department: Comparing the Use of Kahoot! and Paper/Pencil Methods for Introductory Psychology Exam Reviews
Teaching with Technology Playroom Series
Starting this semester, the CFPD will offer a “playroom” style workshop that goes in depth about a few academic technologies relevant to faculty across disciplines. Please BYOD (bring your own device!) for hands-on learning and experimentation.
November 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Room TBA
ArtStor and Shared Shelf Digital Technology Libraries
Maureen Cech, Library
Jennifer Black, History Department
Write on the Wall!: Projector Cam
Morgan Sadowski, Instructional Designer
Jeff Stephens, Physics Department
Gaming in the Classroom for Practice and Test Review
Morgan Sadowski, Instructional Designer
Grace Chen, Biology Department
Nikola Edwards, Chemistry Department
Teaching Students with Disabilities in Online Classes: Stereotypes, Strategies, and Supports
McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library
November 10, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30
Teaching Students with Disabilities: Stereotypes, Strategies, and Supports
Melissa Sgroi, Communications Department
Jessica Randall, Director of Student Success Center
Kristen Ricardo, Director of Office of Students with Disabilities
November 11, 2016, 12:00-1:15 pm
McGowan Room, Library
Students with disabilities face enormous obstacles in education and society because they are forced to achieve against society's dominant, and well-concealed, discriminatory attitudes about disability. Decades of research shows that the media construct these attitudes by constantly communicating a powerful ideology that amplifies the normality of the oppression of people with disabilities. We will examine common media narratives that inform society's attitudes - and our own - in an effort to approach instruction with greater insight.
An important partner in this process is the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) located in the Student Success Center (SSC). The professional staff evaluates documentation to determine eligibility and reasonable accommodations for registered students with qualified disabilities. Through ongoing training and professional engagement, we work to be experts on disability, in order to partner with students and faculty to ensure equal academic opportunities and access to participation on campus. Join us as we share more about the interactive registration process, the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty, and share ways that demonstrate hospitality in the classroom to all students. Open Q&A and small group discussions will create a conversational format as we explore these topics together. will create a conversational format as we explore these topics together.
Academic Technologies on Demand
For an individual or group training session on any of the following technologies, contact Morgan Sadowski, instructional Designer, at email@example.com or x3331.
PowToons- Presentation software with animation
Storify- Create stories using social media. Find, collect & Share what people are saying in regards to a specific topic?
Artstor- 1.9 million images. Manage and share media collections of art
Timescape- map based interactive storytelling platform.
Camtashia- screen recording software
Jing- screen recording software
Handwriting input – graphics tablets and/or ipad/Samsung tablets
EduCannon / EdPuzzle – Adding questions to videos
MoocNote – add note taking feature to any video
Imgur – Photo sharing with long captions – “field reports” “scavenger hunts”
Socrative / Kahoot/ Poll Everywhere – Mobile device / Internet clicker quizzes / surveys
GeoGebra / Desmos – Exciting way of showing and sharing mathematical problem solving
Google Forms, Docs, Sheets, Slides
Evernote- Cloud-based note-taking app.
Twiddla- Open source white board.
Audacity- Record audio, great for creating Podcast.
Prezi- Presentation Software
eMaze- Presentation Software
Panopto- Video platform
Animoto: Turns photos into videos with music and texts
Inkling- interactive textbooks, allows user to download 1 chapter or the whole book
MyPocketProf: sync course notes, collaborate ideas, etc.
- Swivl- Recording device
External Resources on Teaching and Learning
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - This journal is devoted to Scholarship on Teaching and Learning across disciplines.
Upcoming Conferences on Teaching and Learning - CFPD at Kennesaw State University maintains a list of upcoming conferences.
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies
Hutchings, P., Huber, M. T., & Ciccone, A. (2011). The scholarship of teaching and learning reconsidered: Institutional integration and impact. Jossey-Bass.
Gurung, R. A.R., & Schwartz, B. M. (2012). Optimizing teaching and learning: Practicing pedagogical research. Wiley-Blackwell.
Gurung, R. A. R., Chick, N. L., Haynie, A., Ciccone, A. A. (2008). Exploring signature pedagogies: Approaches to teaching disciplinary habits of mind. Stylus Publishing.
Chick, N. L., Haynie, A., Gurung, R. A. R., Ciccone, A. A. (2012). Exploring more signature pedagogies: Approaches to teaching disciplinary habits of mind. Stylus Publishing.
McKinney, K. (2013). The scholarship of teaching and learning in and across the disciplines. Indiana University Press.
McKinney, K., & Cross, K. P. (2007). Enhancing learning through the scholarship of teaching and learning: The challenges and joys of juggling. Jossey-Bass.
12:00-1:15 pm, Mercy Hall 342
First-year and new faculty members are invited to attend the mentoring sessions listed below:
Sept 9: Student Services: CAPS center, Insalaco Center for Career Development, Student Success Center, Student Affairs
Oct 21: Advising majors in the College of Health Sciences and Education
Nov 18: Title IX Training; Research & Grants (IRB, internal & external grant opportunities)
Dec 2: Reappointment & the E-Achievement Database
Please RSVP to Jennifer Black at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week in advance.