• 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!

    Hosting a Dynamic Meeting with Zoom

    Innovation Exchange

    Presented by Erica Jansen

    March 25th (Monday) from 1:30-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (Third floor Thompson Commons)

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

     

    More and more, we're experiencing a need to host meeting virtually with our students and faculty. How can we ensure those meetings feel as engaging, productive, and seamless as those we hold face-to-face? Join me as we explore best practices for hosting dynamic and effective Zoom meetings!

    Simulated & Active Learning Strategies

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Tami Radohl

    March 26th (Tuesday) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (Third floor Thompson Commons)

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/992306328   

     

    Simulated and active learning strategies demonstrate knowledge
    attainment in safe, controlled academic environments. These
    approaches showcase higher-order thinking, increase student
    engagement, and bolster confidence in knowledge. Join us in
    exploring ways to replicate the real world in our face-to-face and
    online classrooms.

    Spark Tank Application Q&A

    Deep Dive

    Presented by FCI Team

    March 27th (Wednesday) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/112606114

     

    Join the Faculty Center for Innovation (FCI) and colleagues for an opportunity to get together to discuss your potential ideas and find collaborators. This is a chance for you and your team to win up to $5,000 to fund your teaching and learning project! For more information on Spark Tank, visit http://www.innovatepark.org/spark-tank.

    Academic Advising

    New Faculty Reconvene

    March 27th (Wednesday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

    Using Faculty180 to Submit Your Annual Performance Review/Professional Development Plan

    Deep Dive

    Presented by Emily Sallee and Megan Holder

    March 29th (Friday) from 1:00-2:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/143103804

     

    Starting this academic year, Park began using Faculty180 for full-time faculty APRs and PDPs. There will be several learning opportunities during the spring semester to learn more about the new system. The first of these sessions will be a Deep Dive hosted by FCI on Friday, March 29th.

     

    The session will cover:

    • How to add activities for AY 2018-19 to generate the annual accomplishments report;
    • How to access and complete the self-assessment; and
    • How to access and complete the PDP.

    Please contact faculty180@park.edu with any questions on the new system. We hope you will be able to join us.

     

    Trauma & Resilience

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Brant Winn

    April 3rd (Wednesday) from 12:00-1:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (3rd floor of Thompson Commons)

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/716658958

     

    Join us as we explore together to find answers to the following questions: What is trauma? What is resilience? How does trauma and resilience impact learning? Who is resilient and what makes them so? How can resilience be fostered in the wake of trauma? What can we learn from highly resilient individuals that will help inform our work with students?

    Trauma & Resilience

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Brant Winn

    April 3rd (Wednesday) from 7:00-8:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Gibson (3rd floor of Thompson Commons)

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/716658958

     

    Join us as we explore together to find answers to the following questions: What is trauma? What is resilience? How does trauma and resilience impact learning? Who is resilient and what makes them so? How can resilience be fostered in the wake of trauma? What can we learn from highly resilient individuals that will help inform our work with students?

    Passport: Beyond the Adventure

    Deep Dive

    Presented by Gary Bachman

    April 10th (Friday) from 12:30-1:30pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/148480252 

     

    The story of my sabbatical: an inconvenience rightly considered: (AKA "Passport: Beyond the Adventure" – A Forty Year Reflective on "At-Risk" Youth & Families in a Therapeutic Wilderness Program.)

     

    An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. - G.K. Chesterton

    “Passport for Adventure” was a therapeutic wilderness program for “pre-delinquent” and “at risk youth” that ran from 1972 through 1993. Early in my social work career I had been a senior guide / counselor in this program. In 2017 I learned that all of the original program files, including initial screening assessments of all participants, as well as of control groups still existed. This created an almost unheard of opportunity to conduct a 40 year follow-up / outcomes study of programs participants.


    In the first week of the sabbatical study, a significant “inconvenience” to the completion of this project emerged. You’re invited to come along for the adventure, as I discuss an inconvenience, rightly considered.

    Crafting Your Professional Development Plan

    New Faculty Reconvene

    April 17th (Wednesday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

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

    Simulated and Active Learning Strategies

    Special Interest Group

    Presented by Tami Radohl

    April 23rd (Tuesday) from 7:00-8:00pm, CST

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/992306328

     

    Simulated and active learning strategies demonstrate knowledge attainment in safe, controlled academic environments. These approaches showcase higher-order thinking, increase student engagement, and bolster confidence in knowledge. Join us in exploring ways to replicate the real world in our face-to-face and online classrooms.

    Academic Supervisors’ Role in the Annual Performance Review Process

    Academic Leadership Collaborative

    Presented by Emily Sallee and Megan Holder

    April 26th (Friday) from 3:00-4:00pm, CST

    Onsite = Norrington Learning Lab

    Offsite = https://zoom.us/j/940866872

     

    The session will cover:

    • How to access faculty accomplishments reports;
    • How to access the self-assessment and PDP; and
    • How to complete your portion of the APR process.
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