Faculty and staff invited to fall development series

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Conducting research abroad, bringing global perspectives into the classroom and teaching large classes are among the topics featured in two series of faculty development presentations open to faculty and staff this fall.

The Working Forum Series on Implementing NAU’s Global Learning Outcomes will include introduction of campus resources, how to create engaging activities for students and ways to approach learning assessment.

The first session of this series, “Explorations of Global Learning Activities for Student Learning and Engagement,” will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Meadows Room of the du Bois Center.

Already under way, the Faculty Development Program Series, sponsored by the Office of the President, the Global Learning Initiative and the Center for International Education, includes sessions in which faculty will discuss authoring and publishing books, pursuing international research and instruction opportunities and teaching classes with 80 or more students.

The next session in this series, “Writing Books: Insights, Experiences, Advice,” will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the University Union, Havasupai C.

“Faculty and staff members value the opportunity these sessions offer to learn with and from colleagues,” said Linda Shadiow, director of Faculty Development. “The Faculty Development Program connects them with each other and increases the feeling of collegiality.”

More than 600 faculty and staff from 106 programs and departments across campus attended the sessions last year, which included discussions led by 83 different faculty members.

Both series are open to all NAU faculty and staff. Registration is available on the faculty development website or by contacting
(928) 523-9972.

A full schedule of both sessions is available here.