Annual Events

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CONNECT Conference
The FDC offers a conference where EMU can come together to converse about teaching and share what we do to promote student learning. Last year, our CONNECT Conference features Dr. Mays Imad where we delved into the topic of Trauma-Informed Education & Bearing Witness to Challenges and Resilience. 

We are in the planning stages of the 2023 CONNECT Conference and look forward to sharing details as they are finalized!
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New Beginnings Conference
To better prepare for the fall semester, we partnered with the Office of Campus and Community Writing to host the New Beginnings Conference that took place at the beginning of the fall semester and encouraging participants to ask themselves “Who Do You Want to Be?” during the 2022-23 academic year.

Keep an eye out on our website to find out more information about the 2023-2024 New Beginnings Conference.
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New Hire Orientation
Through this program, we intended to give our new EMU faculty a warm and sincere welcome to the university by providing them with the necessary tools to build their career as a scholar, to support their students in the classroom, and to become an engaged citizen in our community.

To learn more about the sessions that were offered at the New Faculty Orientation,
please view our morning and afternoon programs.
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Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase
We invite all tenured, tenure-track, emeritus, and lecturers to display posters, journal articles, books, artwork, and videos or compact discs (CD) of performing art, etc., that highlight scholarly activities that were disseminated/completed during the 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 calendar years. If you would like to participate in the 2023 event, please keep an eye on our website for application updates. As space may be limited, places will be provided on a first come, first-serve basis.
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Thank-An-Eagle Program

Students can thank an Instructor, Staff member, Coach, or any mentor that has helped them during their time here at EMU as a student! Provost Longworth and the Faculty Development Center hosts a university-wide event called Thank-An-Eagle, where EMU students have a chance to thank an instructor, staff member, coach, GA or mentor who has helped them during their time here at EMU.

Keep an eye out for updates on our upcoming 2022-23 awards!

Upcoming Workshops

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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 recieve an honorarium for participation in each session. If Interested please consider completing the registration forms.
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Planning Your Scholarly Agenda for the Winter Semester
Join Sarah Walsh, who has been facilitating our Research Writers Collaborativethis 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 consider completing a registration form 
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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 and 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
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Discussing Controversial Issues in the Classroom
In this workshop series, we intend to assist participants on how to approach controversial issues with respect and understanding. With this series both serving as an introduction to the challenges of addressing these issues and then offering participants a toolkit on how to approach these discussions, we hope to help faculty build spaces where these conversations can occur. If you are interested in attending, please consider registering.

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