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!
In this two-part workshop series, particpants examined the microaggressions that many BIPOC instructors and students expereince in the classroom and beyond. This series was designed for faculty to effectively recognize and respond to microaggressions in the classroom and other interaction contexts in higher education settings.
This series of workshops informed attendees on the application process and strategies for writing a proposal. This session gave you an opportunity to hear about how awards are judged, common pitfalls to avoid, and ways to make your application as appealing as possible to the audience that will be evaluating it. We hope that you enjoyed this workshop.
Jeffrey Bernstein (Professor of Political Science and Director of the Faculty Development Center) and Ann Blakeslee (Professor of English and Director of Campus and Community Writing) hosted a conversation about effective syllabi and provided an opportunity for attendees to share language from their syllabus that they like and to borrow language from others as well.
This workshop addressed issues such as how to recognize mental health crises in students, what resources are available toward which we can steer students, how to deal with situations when student share things that concern us (i.e., suicidal ideation, severe anxiety), and other similar issues
In this workshop, FDC Director (and political science professor) Jeffrey Bernstein invited participants for some lunchtime conversation about how to make the most effective use of the First Day of Class. Participants were asked to bring good ideas to share with the group, or come to learn from what others are doing.
Many faculty and lecturers will be returning to the classroom in the fall, in an ever-changing atmosphere. How do we plan, be flexible, and handle challenges like absences (COVID or non-COVID related), late assignments, student anxiety, etc.? This session featured a faculty panel to discuss what has worked effectively (and, importantly, what has not!). This session asked participants to come prepared to learn from the experiences of others, and to offer their own experiences (or conjectures) as we support each other in preparing to step into the classroom for the fall semester.
Through this four-part virtual series facilitated by the News Literacy Project and the University Library, faculty were provided with approaches to help students understand bias and identify misleading, inaccurate, and false information. An emphasis was placed on integrating news literacy concepts in the classroom and building a knowledge of today's information landscape. The first three sessions were facilitated by John Silva, Senior Director of Professional Learning at The News Literacy Project.
The FDC in partnership with the Faculty Senate Committee for Action on Intersectionality, AntiRacism and Equity (CAIARE) hosted a workshop highlighting Inclusive Excellence in STEM at EMU. The goal of this event was to provide a venue to share and discuss ideas for tackling equity and inclusion in STEM Departments at EMU. Five STEM Departments shared strategies and initiatives on which they are currently working. These presentations were followed by an open discussion.
This discussion featuring Honors instructors and students, focused on what makes for a successful honors course, and how you can make whatever you are doing (or planning to do) even more successful.
A Fulbright can be life-changing for those who receive one, and we hope to encourage you to apply, and to maximize your chances of winning this award if you do apply.
The Faculty Development Center, in partnership with ORDA, was pleased to host a 2-part workshop series on using R for statistical analysis. These workshops are ideal for those who are interested in or curious about learning to use R. Thank you to Dr. Khairul Islam for facilitating!
A series of Internal Research Award Writing Workshops will be offered again in the Fall. We hope you will join us then. Thank you to Dr. Natalie Dove and Professor Alexis Braun Marks for facilitating!
Thank you to the LGBT Resource Center and the Spectrum Center for coordinating and faciliting this workshop.
We were pleased to offer a 4-part workshop series on Universal Design for Learning. Sessions covered the basics of UDL, UDL in a physical classroom setting, UDL in a virtual classroom setting, and the big picture of UDL in higher education.
Thank you to those that attended one of the Effectively Teaching Honors Classes sessions! An additional thank you to our facilitators Dr. John Staunton, Dr. Audrey Farrugia, and Dr. Jeff Bernstein, as well as our student panelists.
Thank you to all who attended our events on Student Wellness in the Classroom. A special thank you to our facilitators Dr. LaMarcus Howard, Julia Heck, and Sean Woolf.