• Meet the Team!

    Led by faculty for faculty across the University, we encourage you to connect with the FCI team, Faculty Fellows, and the Faculty Advisory Council.

  • Upcoming & Recent Events

    Mark your calendars!

    Student Perspective Series

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Indra Ganbat

    September 26th (Thursday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/373937104

     

    This SIG will explore various student perspectives on what
    constitutes great teaching at Park University. These student led,
    student-panel discussions will explore advice and student
    experiences for instructors to consider in their practice. Each
    session will highlight a specific student population perspective.

    Facilitating a Community of Inquiry

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Josh Mugg

    September 30th (Monday) from 2:00-3:00pm, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/643231848​

     

    Want to improve your in-class discussions? This SIG will introduce you to ‘Community of Inquiry’—a flipped-classroom approach to discussion that helps students learn how to have meaningful, respectful, rational discussion. Since we learn by doing, each session will consist, in part, of a Community of Inquiry session.

    Deconstructing Diversity: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Allison Rand

    October 3rd (Thursday) from 10:00-10:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/890254447

     

    Putting diversity, equity, inclusion into measurable action is
    critical to long term success. So this session will create a space for
    conversations about how race, gender, class, and other factors
    affect student learning, and will provide strategies for how to
    address those factors in the classroom.

    Fall II Workshop: Designing our Virtual Academic Conference

    Instructor Workshop Series

    Presented by Erica Jansent

    October 7th (Monday) from 1:00-2:00pm or 7:30-8:30pm, CST

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/262106203

     

    Come join us for our second instructor workshop, “Designing our Virtual Academic Conference!” During this hour-long workshop, we will brainstorm topics and activities for our first-ever Virtual Academic Conference.

     

    The Virtual Academic Conference will be held on March 7th, 2020, and is open to all Park instructors. We’re excited to announce our keynote speaker: Dr. Paul Handstedt, author of Creating Wicked Students and Director of the Center for Academic Resources and Pedagogical Excellence at Washington and Lee University. Our keynote speaker will be followed by two to three sessions that will allow us to hear from our fellow instructors and collaborate on new teaching practices together.

     

    As we build this conference, we want to know: what teaching topics, tools, and takeaways would impact YOU the most? How can this conference best fit YOUR needs, as an instructor at Park? Share your thoughts with us on Monday, October 7th, during our afternoon (1-2pm, CST) or evening session (7:30-8:30pm, CST). We look forward to seeing you then!

    There's an App for That!

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Eugene Matthews

    October 8th (Tuesday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/494693973

     

    Are you ready to take your teaching skills up a notch? Are you
    interested in reclaiming time invested in grading and assessing student assignments? Join me in my Special Interest Group because "There's an app for that!"

     

    (Note. For those planning to participate in person and actively engage these sessions, please bring your mobile device to each “There’s an app for that!” SIG you attend.)

    Curriculum and Course Development: Forms, Reports and Approval Processes

    New Faculty Reconvene

    October 23rd (Wednesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab or Zoom

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/594275756

    Facilitating a Community of Inquiry

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Josh Mugg

    October 24th (Thursday) from 2:00-3:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (3rd floor Thompson Commons)

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/643231848​

     

    Want to improve your in-class discussions? This SIG will introduce you to ‘Community of Inquiry’—a flipped-classroom approach to discussion that helps students learn how to have meaningful, respectful, rational discussion. Since we learn by doing, each session will consist, in part, of a Community of Inquiry session.

     

    Student Perspective Series

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Indra Ganbat

    October 29th (Tuesday) from 11:00am-12:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/373937104

     

    This SIG will explore various student perspectives on what
    constitutes great teaching at Park University. These student led,
    student-panel discussions will explore advice and student
    experiences for instructors to consider in their practice. Each
    session will highlight a specific student population perspective.

     

    There's an App for That!

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Eugene Matthews

    November 7th (Thursday) from 10:00-10:30am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/890254447

     

    Are you ready to take your teaching skills up a notch? Are you interested in reclaiming time invested in grading and assessing student assignments? Join me in my Innovation Exchange because "There's an app for that!" (Note. For those planning to participate in person and actively engage in this session, please bring your mobile device.)

    Deconstructing Diversity: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Allison Rand

    November 13th (Thursday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/747466804

     

    Putting diversity, equity, inclusion into measurable action is critical to long term success. So this session will create a space for conversations about how race, gender, class, and other factors affect student learning, and will provide strategies for how to address those factors in the classroom.

    Organizational Culture

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Adrian James

    November 12th (Tuesday)

    Onsite = Meetin' House from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/129698731 from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

     

    Come join Dr. Adrian James on Nov. 12th for one of her two special interest group sessions on “Organizational Culture.” She is kindly offering two sessions to improve the participant experience for both modalities and you are welcome to attend:

    1. The onsite only option in the McCoy Meetin’ House from 10:00-11:00am, CST,
    2. The online only session hosted via Zoom from 1:00-2:00pm, CST.

    In these discussions, we will explore our ideal organizational culture and how to best build that culture. We’ll cover strategies on working smarter not harder, valuing others, increasing positivity, and topics the participants choose. Those attending will be engaged in active learning strategies to reinforce their learning.

    2020-2021 Faculty Fellows Q&A

    FCI Event

    November 14th (Thursday) from 9:00-10:00am, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab or Zoom

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/388326932

     

    Are you interested in becoming an FCI Innovation Fellow? Interested in exploring innovative teaching practices and want to collaborate with your colleagues across the disciplines? Want to brainstorm potential teaching and learning ideas that could lead the way and make you a change agent for the entire Park community? Come join the FCI team and some of our Former Faculty Fellows on Thursday, November 14th for a Q&A about the Faculty Fellows Program – to learn more or brainstorm on your own ideas for topics. All faculty – full-time, adjunct, distance, etc. – are invited and encouraged to apply. We hope to see you on the 14th!

    Immersive Learning (Augmented & Virtual Realities)

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Stephen Fant

    November 19th (Tuesday) from 10:00-11:00am, CST

    Offsite = https://park.zoom.us/j/634240484 

     

    This SIG will explore VR and AR and how universities are utilizing the technology. We will provide tools that traditional (brick and mortar) and online instructors can incorporate into their classrooms to enhance learning, and also research emerging trends in AR/VR.

    Resources for Supporting Students

    New Faculty Reconvene

    November 20th (Wednesday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab or Zoom

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/594275756

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