• Instructor Workshop Series

    Hands-on application of practical teaching

  • Virtual Academic Conference

    For all Park faculty - coming March 7, 2020!

    2020 Virtual Academic Conference and Survey

    Join Dr. Paul Handstedt and the FCI team online on March 7th from 9am-12pm, CST to innovate and collaborate! To have your voice heard on how the conference should be led CLICK HERE.

  • Fall 2019 Instructor Workshops

    Fall I Workshop: Creating a Midterm Survey

    Presented by Erica Jansen

    September 9th (Monday) from 7:30-8:30pm, CST

    Offsite = https://parkuniversity.zoom.us/j/943474736


    It’s hard to believe, but we’re already nearing the halfway point of Fall I! How is your course going? How are your students responding?


    To help optimize your Fall I class, the Faculty Center of Innovation is offering an hour long workshop to create a midterm survey in your Canvas course. A midterm survey is an informal way to gather student feedback during the semester. Whether you teach face-to-face, blended, Pirate Patch, or online, midterm surveys can help you to improve student learning and engage students in the learning process.


    During this hands-on workshop, we will discuss the goals of your midterm survey, develop questions to achieve those goals, set up an anonymous survey within your course, and discuss feedback evaluation and implementation.


    This workshop is part of a year-long series to bring practical, pedagogical information and an opportunity to collaborate to our adjunct faculty. To make this series as helpful as possible, we want to hear from YOU! So, our next workshop (October 7th @ 7:30pm CST) will serve as a forum to share ideas and suggestions for our first Virtual Academic Conference, coming in March. What topics and activities would most help you in your teaching? We want to know!

    Fall I Workshop Tutorials and Handouts

    Midterm Survey Q&A handout

    Fall II Workshop: Designing our Virtual Academic Conference

    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!