Faculty Development


Check out the list of upcoming professional development workshops and review previous event recordings below.

Upcoming Development Opportunities

Spring 2023 Presentations:

  • Fall Professional Development Opportunities have finished for the semester - Spring 2023 offerings will be published soon!

 

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Meeting ID: 93137068313

Passcode: 098930

 

Please find previous presentations in the recordings below.

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

Faculty Insight

Mark Sheaves & Caitlyn Sierra, AIRE

 

Academic Budgeting

Lori Wade, Director of Administrative & Fiscal Services, KU Edwards Campus

 

Academic Rigor

Dr. John Bricklemyer, Associate Dean, School of Professional Studies;

 

Course Scheduling

Dr. John Bricklemyer, Associate Dean, School of Professional Studies; Steve Werninger, Scheduling Officer for the School of Professional Studies

 

Academic Assessment

Dr. John Bricklemyer, Associate Dean, School of Professional Studies

"Canvas: Advanced Topics Workshop"

Brad Rankin, KU Information Technology, Educational Technology

 

"Course Design Quality Assurance: Quality Matters Rubric"

Beth Ayers, E-Lu Chen, and Nate Reed from the Center for Online & Distance Learning

 

"Canvas: Beyond the Basics"

Brad Rankin, KU Information Technology, Educational Technology

 

"Getting Started with Accessibility"

E-Lu Chen, Center for Online & Distance Learning; Kit Cole, KU Information Technology, Accessibility; Brad Rankin, KU Information Technology, Educational Technology

 

"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

"Faculty Insight"

Mark Sheaves & Caitlyn Sierra, AIRE

 

"Reflective Teaching Practices"

Ashley Herda (HSES) & Amy Leyerzapf (ILS)

 

"Invisible Disabilities & The Student Access Center"

Sara Wilson-Merriman, Student Access Center

 

"Course Design Quality Assurance: Quality Matters Rubric"

Beth Ayers, E-Lu Chen, and Nate Reed from the Center for Online & Distance Learning

 

"Peer Teaching Evaluations"

Dr. Doug Ward, Assoc. Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

 

"Canvas: Beyond the Basics"

Brad Rankin, KU Information Technology, Educational Technology

 

"Academic Assessment: Leveraging Good Learning Objectives"

Steve Werninger (CFAA), Ben Wolfe (Environmental Sciences & CFAA), Terri Woodburn, (Environmental Sciences)

 

"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

 

"Assessment"

Joshua Potter, CTE

"Supporting the Writing Needs of our Multilingual Students"

Samantha Demmerle (KU Writing Center), Brianna Hyslop (KU Writing Center)

 

"Getting Started with Accessibility"

E-Lu Chen, Center for Online & Distance Learning; Kit Cole, KU Information Technology, Accessibility; Brad Rankin, KU Information Technology, Educational Technology

 

"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

 

"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

 

"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

 

 

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

Dr. Anna Pope

"Faculty Insight"

Mark Sheaves & Caitlyn Sierra, AIRE

 

"Workforce Trends in KC"

Frank Lenk, Mid-American Regional Council

 

"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

KU Edwards professional development opportunities are presented by the Center for Faculty and Academic Administration and the KU Edwards Faculty Steering Committee.

Meet the members of the committee on the KU Edwards Faculty Steering Committee. You may also connect to request more information or apply to join the committee.

 

 

Connect with our KU Colleagues:

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, Inclusion & Belonging.

 

 

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.