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. The 2023 CONNECT Conference kicked off on Thursday, February 9 with a keynote address by Dr. Alison Cook-Sather. Friday, February 10 featured sessions from EMU faculty, lecturers, staff, and students on a wide range of teaching and learning topics. 
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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 invited 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. The 2023 Faculty Showcase took place on Thursday, March 23. Check back for details about the 2024 Showcase when they become available.
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Thank-An-Eagle Program

We love recognizing the outstanding people of the EMU community! 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.

The 2023 Thank-An-Eagle event was held on Monday, April 17th, at 3:30 PM. Check back for details regarding the 2024 event as they become available. 

Upcoming Workshops

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Summer Book Discussion: Small Teaching
Join Jeffrey Bernstein and Ann Blakeslee in a three-part discussion series surrounding the book Small Teaching, 2nd ed., by James M. Lang. In this book, Lang delves into strategies of small change that can be used to enhance student learning experiences. Readers will learn how to help students excel at retrieving knowledge from memory and make meaningful connections to course content, and how to build community and motivation in your classroom.
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Textbook Affordability Workshop Series
This three-part Textbook Affordability workshop series, hosted by the Faculty Development Center and facilitated by Kate Pittsley-Sousa, Julia Nims, and Sara Memmott, hopes to encourage, assist, and develop skills in EMU instructors related to the adoption of free or more affordable course materials.

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