Reminder: Faculty Development Day Spring 2023 Call for Proposals Extension

There’s still time to submit a proposal for Spring 2023 Faculty Development Day! The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to Monday, December 5thExplore, share, and collaborate to ignite your curiosity and try new teaching and learning approaches.   


Theme: Igniting Curiosity 
Date: January 5th, 2023 
Place: Online/Virtual 
Extended Proposal Deadline: December 5, 2022 

  1. 50-minute presentation – single presenter 
  2. 50-minute panel presentation – 2-3 presenters with a collaborative proposal

Themed tracks and possible topics include:

•  Teaching Research Courses and Mentoring Students’ Research Studies or Dissertations (Sponsored by the SLU Center for Research)

° Effective Pedagogical Strategies
° Tactics to Engage and Maintain Students’ Interest in Research 
° Tools of Research

•  Strategies to promote curiosity in learning 

°  Tips for staying curious
°  Connect what students do not know with what they do know
Empower students to feel like their curiosity will pay off 
°  Cultivating curiosity to solve real-world problems

•  Assessing student learning

°  Assessments that require relevant, real-world application of content
°  Formative assessments that “form” students
Authentic assessments that require creative thinking and problem solving 
°  Assessments that develop students’ professional skills 
°  Creating rubrics in D2L

•  Active learning strategies 

°  During lecture strategies
°  Problem-solving or challenge-based strategies 
°  Digital Tools to support active learning  
°  Active reading strategies 
°  Writing across the disciplines

•  Classroom Communities that Ignite Curiosity

°  Creating a sense of belonging on-ground, online, or in hybrid classes
°  Cultivating curiosity in safe learning spaces
Inclusive learning considerations
°  Strategies to foster positive, productive learning communities

•  Strategies and trends teaching via Zoom

°  Establishing instructor presence in Zoom
°  Creating community in Zoom
Strategies to engage students in Zoom
°  Zoom tools to enhance learning 

For more information on the themed tracks and to submit a proposal, visit the Faculty Development Day – Spring 2023 page and complete the online form. 

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