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.


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CFPD Members

Committee for Faculty Professional Development Members

Fall 2017 Programs

Creating a Natural Critical Learning Environment: Lessons learned from “Best Teachers Institute”


September 20, 2017, 12:00-1:15 pm, Insalaco Hall 218/219

October 18, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm, Insalaco Hall 218/219


Presenters:

Dana Chalupa, Sociology

Kristen Karnish, Physical Therapy

Maureen Rineheimer, Physical Therapy


This past June, four faculty attended the Best Teachers Institute, a three-day conference hosted by by education experts and leaders including James Lang and Eric Mazur. This workshop will share concepts, ideas and strategies from the Institute to improve teaching and share insights into creating a Natural Critical Learning Environment. The presenters will describe and actively demonstrate deep, surface, and strategic learning and formal assessment strategies as well as reasons why students cheat and how instructors can prevent academic dishonesty.


Digital Tools for Organizing Research: Zotero, Trello, OneNote and Evernote


November 9, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm, McGowan Room

November 10, 2017: 12:00-1:15 pm, Insalaco Hall 218/219


Presenters:

Jennifer Black, History

Ryan Watson, Fine Arts

Alicia Nordstrom Psychology


This workshop will provide a brief overview of each of these tools, demonstrating their use for bibliographic management, collecting and managing sources, organizing ideas and concepts, and pre-writing. Bring your devices for hands-on training.

Technology Training

Morgan Sadowski

Academic Technologies on Demand

For an individual or group training session on any of the following technologies, contact Morgan Sadowski, instructional Designer, at msadowsk@misericordia.edu 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.

Explain Everything

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

Adobe Connect has been replaced with Blackboard Collaborate. Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultraexperience opens right in your browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a sessions.


For questions and training opportunities, please reach out to Morgan Sadowski (x3331) or Rich Hancuff (x8177).

Teaching and Learning Communities

External Resources on Teaching and Learning

Associations:

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - This journal is devoted to Scholarship on Teaching and Learning across disciplines.

Conferences:

Upcoming Conferences on Teaching and Learning - CFPD at Kennesaw State University maintains a list of upcoming conferences.


Journals:

Click Here for a PDF link of SoTL Journals Across Disciplines

Database:

Click here to see the SoTL Database Resources

International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies

Journal of College Science Teaching
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Journal of Teaching in International Business
Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Journal of Teaching Writing
Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Culture, and Composition
Teaching Anthropology
Teaching Children Mathematics
Teaching History
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
Teaching Music
Teaching Philosophy
Teaching of Psychology
Teaching Sociology
Teaching Statistics
Teaching Theology and Religion
Academic Commons
Academic Exchange
Active Learning in Higher Education
Assessment Update
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
College Teaching Creative College Teaching Journal
Deliberation
F-LIGHT
Higher Education Research and Development
Innovative Higher Education Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem
International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
International Journal Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Inventio: Creative Thinking About Teaching and Learning
Journal for the Art of Teaching Journal of Cognitive and Effective Learning
Journal of Effective Teaching Journal of Faculty Development
Journal of Graduate and Professional Student Development
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Journal of Student Center Learning
Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences
Learning and Instruction
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Learning Inquiry
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
National Teaching and Learning Forum
Reaching Through Teaching
Teaching in Higher Education
Teaching Professor
What Works in Teaching and Learning

Books:
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.

Mentoring Workshops for New Faculty

  1. Monday September 25th: Student Services (e.g., Student Affairs, Insalaco Center; CAPS, SSC)
  1. Friday October 20th: Reappointment & Tenure / Promotion (Deans, VPAA, Status Cmte members).
  1. Friday November 17th: Research & Funding (IRB, FRG Cmte, Dean or VPAA, someone from Advancement on external grants, i.e. Kate Totino or Larry Pelligrini).
  1. Friday December 8th: E-Achievement (Christine Slacktish)

Summer Institute 2017

CENTER FOR FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SUMMER INSTITUTE ON MAKING EDUCATION ACCESSIBLE

May 17-19, 2017, 9:00-3:00 pm


What will I learn?

We are bringing in speakers from University of Toronto, Texas A&M University, and Princeton University who are experts in the domain of accessibility and accommodations for college students with disabilities. You will learn how to create an accessible classroom and receive hands-on training to produce the following materials by the end of the institute:

  • accessible documents/handouts
  • accessible presentation slides including text, graphics, visual images, web content, videos
  • accessible quizzes/tests/exams
  • accessible syllabi


All participants will be asked to bring existing teaching materials to revise during the institute. In addition to accessibility, this institute will also present best practices in supporting students who are survivors of sexual assault as another aspect of helping students with different needs. Several faculty have found themselves in a position where students have disclosed sexual victimization, so this presentation will help prepare us as mandated reporters.


What if I teach courses like science labs or clinicals or math or literature?

As an added bonus, we have discipline-specific breakout sessions on the second day that address specific accessibility issues for laboratory sciences, health sciences, faculty who heavily use visual/digital images, and mathematical formulas/graphs/charts/spreadsheets. In short, there is something for everyone.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (Insalaco Hall 218/219)

9:00-12:00 pm: Accessibility and Inclusive Teaching Practices

Presenters:


Tina Doyle, Director of AccessAbility Services, University of Toronto Scarborough

Elizabeth Martin, Director of AccessAbility Services, University of Toronto Mississauga

Learning objectives:

1.Participants will learn inclusive pedagogical practices & strategies

2. Participants will learn the importance and benefits of inclusive practices for student learning

3. Participants will explore classroom course design from the perspective of students with disabilities

4. Participants will learn how strategies used to support a student with a disability could be valuable to all students

5. Participants will learn practical examples of instructional design to apply in the classroom


12:00 – 12:45 pm: Lunch

12:45 – 2:00 pm: 508 Refresh Applications at Public and Private Institutions


Presenters:


Tracey Forman, Assistant Director of Disability Services, Texas A&M University

Jessica Randall, Director of Student Success Center, Misericordia University

Kristen Ricardo, Director of Office for Students with Disabilities, Misericordia University

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will explore the impact of the 508 refresh changes on their department/program
  2. Participants will identify potential changes to their pedagogical approach
  3. Participants will identify potential changes to their use of ICT
  4. Participants will identify institutional questions that need further clarification

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Where Do We Go From Here?


Discussion Leaders:


Tina Doyle, Director of AccessAbility Services, University of Toronto Scarborough

Elizabeth Martin, Director of AccessAbility Services, University of Toronto Mississauga

Tracey Forman, Assistant Director of Disability Services, Texas A&M University

Jessica Randall, Director of Student Success Center, Misericordia University

Kristen Ricardo, Director of Office for Students with Disabilities

Pat Thatcher, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Denis Anson, Research Director of Assistive Technology

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will explore the impact of the 508 refresh changes on their department/program
  2. Participants will identify potential changes to their pedagogical approach
  3. Participants will identify potential changes to their use of ICT
  4. Participants will identify institutional questions that need further clarification

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (McGowan Room, Library)

Happy 6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day


9:00-12:00 pm: Creating Accessible Instructional Materials


Presenter:

Tracey Forman, Assistant Director of Disability Services, Texas A&M University


Learning objectives:

1. Participants will recognize the potential barriers that people with disabilities may come across when using instructional materials.

2. Participants will evaluate materials for basic elements of accessibility.

3. Participants will create materials with common accessibility features.

4. Participants will identify when they need assistance to ensure accessibility of their materials.


12:00 – 12:45 pm: Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm: Breakout sessions for discipline-specific accessibility training

[Participants will select one of the four concurrent breakout sessions and go to the specified room]


Session #1: Students with Disabilities Science Laboratories: Teaching Practices, Supports, and Accommodations (McGowan Room, Library)


Presenters:


Tina Doyle, Director of AccessAbility Services, University of Toronto Scarborough

Elizabeth Martin, Director of AccessAbility Services, University of Toronto Mississauga

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will learn the barriers and challenges of accommodating and making science laboratories accessible

2. Participants will identify current and best practices recommended for science laboratories

3. Participants will be learn about science laboratory accommodation options


Session #2: Accommodations in Health Sciences and Professional Education (Insalaco Hall 021)


Presenter:

Tracey Forman, Assistant Director of Disability Services, Texas A&M University


Learning objectives:

1. Participants will recognize the differences between classroom accommodations and accommodations in a practical (clinical) setting.

2. Participants will identify potential accommodations that may be needed in the health science education field.

3. Participants will assess technical standards and learn how they should be applied related to disability needs and accommodations

4. Participants will evaluate specific situations and formulate a response for how to address the request.


Session #3: Creating Accessible Alt-Text for Visual and Digital Images (Insalaco Hall 018)


Presenter:

Janet Temos, Director of Educational Technologies, Princeton University

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will learn how to create effective Alt-Text for visual and digital images

2. Participants will describe how screen-readers interact with visual and digital images

3. Participants will identify the barriers to accessibility caused by using PDF

4. Participants will identify how individual differences in student physical, sensory, and learning styles may interfere with their processing of visual information


Session #4: Making Math Accessible (if not fun) (Insalaco Hall 007)


Presenter:

Denis Anson, Research Director of Assistive Technology, Misericordia University


Learning objectives:

1. Participants will identify how individual differences in student physical, sensory, and learning styles may interfere with their learning of mathematical concepts.

2. Participants will learn how to make mathematical charts, graphs, formulas, and spreadsheets compatible with student learning technologies.

3. Participants will describe how screen-readers interact with mathematical images (e.g. charts, graphs) in presentation software.

4. Participants will create effective alt-text for visual mathematical images (e.g. charts, graphs, formulas)

5. Participants will identify barriers to accessibility created by use of PDF files.


Friday, May 19, 2017 (Insalaco Hall 218/219)

9:00-9:45 am: Overview of Video Captioning


Presenter:

Tracey Forman, Assistant Director of Disability Services, Texas A&M University

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will recognize the purpose and requirements of video captioning

2. Participants will explain the basic process of video captioning.

3. Participants will examine multiple models of approaching captioning at an institutional level.


9:45 – 11:45 am: Workshop Time!


Learning objectives:

1. Participants will continue working on revising/creating accessible teaching materials to submit by the end of the day (presenters will be available for individual assistance)


11:45 – 12:30 pm: Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Sexual Assault: A Survivor’s Perspective and the Importance of Support

(this session was supported by a grant received by Amy Lahart and Chuck Edkins)


Presenter:

Liz Seccuro, Author of Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice (2011) and instructor at Georgetown University’s Graduate School of Journalism


Learning objectives:

1. Participants will identify the stigmas and biases associated with the reporting of sexual assault and how they affect students’ disclosure decisions

2. Participants will identify the reasons underlying underreporting of sexual assault

3. Participants will learn rapport building and effective communication skills to support conversations about sexual assault


1:30 - 2:00 pm: Internal Processes for Supporting Students Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault


Presenters:

Amy Lahart, Dean of Students, Misericordia University

Bob Zavada, Director of Campus Safety and Security, Misericordia University

Pam Parsnik, Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator, Misericordia University

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will identify the legal and institutional laws/policies regarding employee reporting of students’ sexual assault experiences

2. Participants will identify campus supports for students and employees to assist students who are survivors of sexual assault

3. Participants will learn how Title IX laws/policies relate to situations of sexual assault


2:00 – 3:00 pm: Last call for document assistance!


Learning objectives:

1. Participants will finish their revised accessible teaching documents and submit their portfolio for feedback



About Our Presenters


Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin is the Director of the AccessAbility Resource Centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga where she has worked since 1995. She is an Equity Officer for the University of Toronto where she promotes inclusive practices to administrative and academic departments, faculty, staff and students. She has a background in Disability Studies and focuses on a variety of initiatives for undergraduate, graduate, PhD and professional school students with disabilities including transition and peer mentorship programming, universal instructional design and developing creative and inclusive ways to provide services and accommodations. She also consults on renovations and new buildings on campus to ensure the spaces are accessible and inclusive for all users.


Tina Doyle

Tina Doyle is the Director of AccessAbility Services at the University of Toronto Scarborough (Canada). She advocates to include the voices of people with disabilities and has published on the perspectives of students with disabilities on inclusive teaching practices. Tina also provides consultation services on physical accessibility at the University of Toronto, working with the building project teams including architects, builders, users, and the university planning, design and construction team. She was involved in the recent construction of a new $65 million research facility for Environmental Science & Chemistry. Along with the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) project team, Tina created resources which explored the barriers, solutions and accommodations for creating an accessible science laboratory environment for the Council of Ontario Universities.

She is the Past Chair of the Inter-University Disability Issues Association (I.D.I.A.), the provincial body of university disability service providers in Ontario, Canada. Tina completed the Graduate Certificate Program in Postsecondary Disability Services at the University of Connecticut.


Tracey Forman

Tracey Forman is an Assistant Director for Disability Services at Texas A&M University. Originally tapped for a part-time interim position in the Adaptive Technology Services, she was eventually hired to be the full-time Program Coordinator for Adaptive Technology Services. In ATS Tracey worked to obtain and create educational materials in accessible and alternative formats; provided access to a variety of assistive technology; managed a caseload of students with disabilities and educated the campus community on a variety of disability topics.


Promoted to an Assistant Director in 2011, Tracey now supervises the Assistive Technology Services functional area while helping manage the department; facilitating appropriate accommodations and educating the campus community. Tracey is a past board member for the Association on Higher Education and Disability in Texas and has presented numerous times on assistive technology, alternative format production and other topics at the state conference.


Janet Temos

Janet Temos is the Director of Educational and Classroom Technologies at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University. Her special interests in educational technology include student response systems, course blogs, annotation applications, digital publications, and tools for academic writing. Janet was trained as an architectural historian, and received degrees in art history from Williams College (MA 1992), and Princeton University (PhD 2001). Her specialization is in the art and architecture of the English baroque. She has taught courses at Lehigh University, The College of New Jersey, and Princeton University. Janet is coauthor of articles on the history of architecture and art of the Indian subcontinent, and the author of several book reviews as well as articles on the use of technology in teaching.

Liz Seccuro

Liz Seccuro is the author of the bestselling memoir Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice (Bloomsbury, 2011). Liz is a lobbyist and victim’s right advocate who can be seen on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and other networks. She frequently contributes to The Daily Beast, Glamour, Time Magazine, The New York Daily News, and Healthy Living Magazine. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of SurvJustice and One in Four, a male-driven non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of rape. Liz is also on the National Advisory Council (RAINN), the nation’s largest non-sexual assault organization. She founded STARS - Sisters Together Assisting Rape Survivors (www.starssurvivors.org) to help fund programs assisting rape victims and their families who are seeking justice. She currently teaches at Georgetown University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Denis Anson

Denis Anson is an Assistant Professor and Director of Research and Development of the Assistive Technology Research Institute at Misericordia University. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington.

Denis was one of the founding members of the Tech-SIS board and is a past member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. He is a Fellow of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), the highest honor of that organization, and published a newsletter for their Board of Directors and Meetings Committee for 8 years. For more than two decades, he has coordinated the Computer Technology Lab at the RESNA annual conference. He is the author of Alternative Computer Access: A Guide to Selection.




Conferences

The CFPD supports faculty professional development through on-campus programming as well as sending faculty to internationally and nationally renown pedagogical institutes and conferences.


Four Misericordia University faculty (Kristen Karnish, Maureen Rineheimer, Allison Maloney and Dana Chalupa) with presenter/author Jim Lang at the Best Teachers Institute (June 2017).


Upcoming Conferences:



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