Faculty Development

Faculty Development describes upcoming events and professional development programs on the KU Edwards campus, as well as links to teaching resources.

Upcoming Development Opportunities

Fall 2021 Presentations:

  • 11/2/21 - Accessible Technologies @ KU; Brad Rankin (KUIT Ed Tech), Kit Cole (KUIT)


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Meeting ID: 982 9804 9381

Passcode: 12600


"Getting Started with Canvas"

Brad Rankin, KU Information Technology, Educational Technology


"Creating Rigorous Online Tests in Blackboard"

Steve Werninger, KU Edwards Center for Faculty and Academic Assessment & KU Information Technology


"Best Practices for Designing Online Exams and Assessments"

Dr. Kathleen Nuckolls (EVRN) & Renee Hewitt (CODL)


"Quality Matters: Design Standards for Online Courses"

Kim Glover and Renee Hewitt, Center for Online and Distance Learning


"Tech Talks: A Roundtable Discussion about Zoom"

Steve Werninger, Academic & Faculty Support Center


Grading Rubrics - Utilizing Grading Rubrics in Blackboard to Further Student Success

Heather McCain and John Bricklemyer; Project Management


Consistent Course Design Supports Teaching and Learning

Dana Shafer, Social Welfare Education Program Coordinator; Angela Mackey-Gist, Communication Studies; and Renee Hewitt, Center for Online and Distance Learning


"Talking Tech: A Round Table Discussion"

Steve Werninger & Joe Ascensio, KU Edwards Academic Technologists


"Academic Assessment: Leveraging Good Learning Objectives"

Steve Werninger, Ben Wolfe, Terri Woodburn, Environmental Scoences & CFAA


"Getting Started with Canvas"

Brad Rankin, KU Information Technology, Educational Technology


"Finding, Retrieving, and Using KU’s Institutional Data to Help your Program Thrive"

Presented by Dr. Paul Trana, Research Analyst, KU Edwards Center for Faculty & Academic Administration


"Opening your course with open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy"

Carmen Orth-Alfie and Karna Younger, KU Libraries


"Seeking Funding Opportunities and Research Proposal Fundamentals"

Brad Bernet and Doug Bournemann, KU Center for Research with Dr. Mark Jakubauskas, Director of Science Programs


"Assessment in the Curriculum: Moving from Theory to Practice"

Dr. Joshua Potter, Center for Teaching Excellence


"Copyright, Fair Use, and Instruction"

Josh Bolick, KU Libraries


"Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)"

Brian McDow, Enrollment Mgmt.


"Newbies, Old Hands, and those in between: Effective Teaching for Students with Varying Levels of Prior Knowledge & Experience"

Meagan Patterson, CTE Fellow


"Universal Design"

Ben Wolfe, Director of the Academic and Faculty Support Center


"Teaching Upside Down: Nurturing Wonder in the Age of Whatever"

Michael Wesch, Kansas State University. Keynote Speech, Convocation 2017


Ten Lessons Learned from When: The Science of Timing

Lee Stuart, Professional & Continuing Education; Alex Williams, Psychology


Center for Service Learning

Jomella Watson Thompson; Applied Behavioral Science and Faculty Ambassador for the Center for Service Learning


My Class Is Over: Capturing and Analyzing Students' Learning (Before I Forget About It)

Doug Ward, Center for Teaching Excellence and School of Journalism; Joshua Potter, Center for Teaching Excellence

"Shaping the future by imagining the future"

Dr. Doug Ward, Center for Teaching Excellence



Joshua Potter, CTE

"Preparing Edwards Campus First-Gen Students to Succeed in College and Career"

Special Guest: Mulu Lemma, Director, McNair Scholars Program

Angie Hendershot, Professor of the Practice, Journalism and Mass Communications

Kevin McCannon, Lecturer and Academic Program Associate, Sociology B.A. Program

Angie Pastorek, Program Director and Assistant Teaching Professor, Organizational Communication M.A. Program


"Best Practices for Working With and Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students"

Dr. Syard Evans, Arkansas Support Network


"Universal Design"

Ben Wolfe, Director of the Academic and Faculty Support Center


"Diversity: Addressing Gender Bias in the Classroom"

Angie Pastorek, Program Manager & Faculty, Communication Studies


"Building an Inclusive Classroom: Easy and discipline-neutral diversity teaching techniques"

Dr. Anna Pope

"Major Disruptor of Higher Ed - What does the future look like? Is Higher Ed the next Blockbuster?"

Dr. Mark Jakubauskas (Director of Research and Innovation), Dr. Doug Ward (Faculty & Assoc Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning), and Ben Wolfe (Assoc. Dean)


"What you should know about the Coronavirus"

Dr. Jack Treml (BioTech) & Dr. Brendan Mattingly (Microbiology)


"Cybersecurity Awareness"

Presented by Rick Whitmore, CISSP, KU Information Technology

Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring

The center is focused on simplifying faculty affairs processes, building supportive faculty partnerships, and initiating a networked model of mentoring, development and engagement opportunities for faculty, by faculty, collaborating closely with the Office of Diversity & Equity.



Center for Teaching Excellence

The center organizes workshops, seminars, discussion forums, and other opportunities that support teaching faculty in their efforts to enhance learning in their classrooms.



Center for Online and Distance Learning

The center offers a wide range of pedagogy and media expertise to help faculty envision and implement online and hybrid courses. At any stage in course development, we serve the needs of instructors to deliver the highest quality online education students expect at the University of Kansas.



Center for Service Learning

The Center for Service Learning offers services and supports to students, faculty, departments, community engagement professionals, and community partners to advance the interests and commitment of the university in promoting public service, community and civic engagement. Our efforts include service learning, civic engagement, community-engaged scholarship, and other community-engaged efforts.