Welcome to the The Faculty Development Center (FDC)

The Faculty Development Center provides a centralized place to support the teaching of all EMU faculty, lecturers, teaching GAs, and student success staff.  The FDC promotes excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities in accordance with the core values of respect, inclusiveness, care, and commitment. The Center grounds itself in awareness and support for cultural diversity and community-building.

Resources and Services

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Teaching Spotlights
Read about our newest teaching spotlight and those from this past year. If you know an EMU instructor that you'd like to be recognized, consider nominating an outstanding faculty member!
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Latest Newsletter
Take some time to read our weekly newsletter Happenings at the Faculty Development Center. Each issue features exciting FDC programming and events, blog posts, and much more.
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Teaching Blog
We are excited to host the Teaching Blog as a platform for faculty to share their opinions and outlooks on teaching. Keep an eye out for upcoming enteries and check out some of our posts from last year!
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Upcoming Events
Stay up-to-date on all the upcoming programs and events that the FDC provides in support of excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities here at Eastern Michigan University.

Happenings at the Faculty Development Center

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Teaching and Learning Together (TaLT)
The TaLT initiative begins with a learning community, composed of students and faculty, that will work together to identify ways to gain back what we have lost in terms of connection-building and mentorship. If interested in joining this community, please consider reading our calls for Student and Faculty fellows. To apply, please submit our Student application or our Faculty application
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CONNECT Conference 2023
The CONNECT Conference serves as an opportunity for educators to come together to learn about and reflect on effective and innovative teaching practice. It will begin Thursday afternoon, February 9, with a keynote address by Dr. Alison Cook-Sather and continue on Friday, February 10, with a day of panels, presentations, and opportunities to learn from and connect with each other. We are seeking proposals that highlight effective practice in different modalities of teaching, and those that highlight technological innovations in higher education. Proposals are due by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, January 17th.
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Program Proposals
We are looking for proposals to fund for the Winter 2023 semester. These can include sustained learning communities or seminars, a more involved series of workshops, or a hosting of a  significant one-time event (such as bringing in a prominent speaker). Recipients will be awarded up to $5000 which can include an honorarium for a facilitator or speaker, honoraria for participants, supplies, travel expenses, etc. The beneficiaries of the program must be primarily faculty and/or lecturers. Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 21st at 5PM, usingInfoReady.
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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

We are looking for proposals to fund for the Winter 2023 semester. These can include sustained learning communities or seminars, a more involved series of workshops, or a hosting of a  significant one-time event (such as bringing in a prominent speaker). Recipents will be awarded up to $5000 which can include an honorarium for a facilitator or speaker, honoraria for participants, supplies, travel expenses, etc. Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 21st at noon, using InfoReady.

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eFellows
Applications for the 2022-23 funding cycle are now open and due until November 21st. If you are are interested in applying, please apply here.  The eFellows program supports faculty and full-time lecturers in obtaining the resources needed to successfully pilot innovative technology-based projects that enhance student-focused instruction. This program hopes to both enhance student learning and scholarship of teaching through the integration of appropriate technology. To learn more about this program, click below!
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Secondary Teaching Preparation Program

This is a series of workshops to inform participants about ways to engage and also integrate the anchor principles and core teaching practices in their activities and lessons. Faculty, lecturers and administration are invited to join one or more sessions. Faculty and lecturers will receive an honorarium for participation in each session. If Interested please consider completing theregistration forms.

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Teaching Effectively in Hy-Flex Classroom Workshop

On November 16th, the FDC and the Division of IT will collaborate to bring EMU faculty and instructors a workshop focused on Hy-Flex Classrooms. This session will feature three instructors who have done exciting things with the hy-flex classroom to both share their stories and offer attendees guidance on how they can maximize the possibilities available in this exciting setup. If interested in attending this event, please considerregistering.

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Planning Your Scholarly Agenda for the Winter Semester

Join Sarah Walsh, who has been facilitating ourResearch Writers Collaborative  this year, to find effective ways to set and achieve our writing goals, even given the other pressures we all face.  We welcome you all for this presentation and for a good discussion of our best techniques for getting our writing done. If interested in attending, please considercompleting a registration form 

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Internal Research Awards

The Faculty Development Center will support EMU faculty in their applications for Faculty Research Fellowships (FRF) and Sabbaticals by hosting workshops focusing on helping you write a strong proposal.  This will be conducted in 2 parts. The general orientation on January 12 from 3:30-4:45 PM. The 2 part is conducted in two sessions and you may go to one or both of these sessions on January 23 and January 26 at 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM. If you are interested in attending, register here.

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Student Wellness Mini-Grant Recipients

Thank you to everyone who applied to the Winter 2023 mini-grant opportunity. We are happy to announce the winners of the mini-grants: Ann Blakeslee, John Palladino, Zuzana Tomaš, Kelly Grossmann Getz, Lolita Cummings, Debra Gombert, Audrey Farrugia, and Julia Burkhardt. Check back in to see updates for the next round of mini-grants.

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Faculty-Led Travel Program
The Office of Study Abroad & U.S. Travel Programs and the Faculty Development Center will be hosting two workshops at the beginning of the winter 2023 semester in order to support faculty leading travel programs. The first workshop will focus on planning the travel program and the second workshop will focus on the logistics, including health and safety while you are traveling. If you are interested in attending these workshops, register here

Our Amazing Faculty

Dr. Dyann Logwood, Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies  

"Dr. Logwood is an amazing professor, but best of all–she leads with excellence and a huge heart. She has a special place in her heart for mentorship and takes on that role with pure excellence and authenticity. Dr. Logwood is selfless, a trailblazer, and devoted to teaching, all while stressing mental health and self-care."

 

Meet some of EMU's Outstanding Faculty

Nominate a Faculty Member

Do you know an EMU instructor that should be recognized in our faculty profiles? We're more than happy to feature them in an upcoming Teacher Spotlight.

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