Faculty Development Day - Fall 2023

Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Teach for the Future

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is accepting proposals for Fall 2023 Faculty Development Day, where we will focus on "teaching for the future." 

Instructors play an essential role in influencing student learning. Good instructors can also stimulate and guide students' development so that their achievements exceed expectations. They have the potential to level the playing field and provide opportunities for success to all their students. Instructors can inspire students to innovate, think and reflect critically, and work collaboratively with others. Sharing best practices with our colleagues also helps us all achieve excellence in teaching so our students can excel in learning. This Faculty Development Day is where like-minded, future-facing educators who are passionate can come together to share ways to ensure today's students are supported and prepared for everything the future has to offer.
To submit a proposal, complete the online form.

Event Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023 
ime: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
FDD will be a virtual event

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Themes Possible Topics
Teaching Best Practices
  • Active Learning
  • Communication Strategies
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Feedback That Fits
  • Problem/Project-Based Learning
Technology Tools that Support Teaching and Learning
  • D2L Tools and Strategies
  • Microsoft 365 Tools and Strategies
  • FlipGrid, Padlet, Polling Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Active Learning Tools
Online Teaching
  • Engaging Strategies
  • Facilitating Student to Student Interaction
  • Collaborative Learning Online
  • Zoom Synchronous Session Strategies
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
Classroom Communities and Sense of Belonging
  • Strategies to Build Positive Classroom Community
  • Managing Conflict in the Classroom
  • Microaggressions: Prevention, Intervention, Healing
Taking Care of Students
  • Strategies to Support Student Mental Health
  • Benefits of Working with Student Success
  • Accessibility Pointers
Taking Care of Faculty
  • Strategies to Support Faculty Mental Health
  • Advice for First-Year Faculty
  • Security and Active Threat Response
  • Scholarship Resources and Support
  • Wellness Tips and Strategies