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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The Impact of Racial Microaggressions Workshops
Please join us for the upcoming Racial Microagressions Workshop on November 18th at 2 PM. Theis workshop intends to provide examples of common microaggressions in faculty-student interactions and their impact on students’ sense of belonging, engagement, and overall success in institutions of higher education. If interested in attending this workshop, please consider completing the registration forms here.
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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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Teaching Effectively in Hy-Flex Classrooms
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 consider registering.
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Applications for the 2022-23 funding cycle are now open and due until November 21st. 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 approapriate technology. To prepare applicants with their proposal writing, we are offering two virtual, drop-in workshop sessions on November 2nd and 3rd. 
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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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