Academic Writing GroupTeaching & Professional Growth is proud to host the weekly Scholarship and Writing group. Many faculty, staff & administrators would like to be more productive in their scholarship, but find themselves falling further behind as other duties take priority. T&PG to the rescue! Carving out an hour or two a week and finding peer accountability can help increase your scholarship productivity! Some therapists call this body doubling – having another person around engaging in the same task can help keep you on-track.
Where: Zeller Conference Room (Tower North, 2nd floor, next to COBHA offices)
When: Every Thursday from 10:30-1 This is a weekly open time to dedicate solely to academic writing. There are no presentation or expectations, just coffee and a quiet room to write or research. This offers faculty, staff and administration a time slot to devote to writing or researching, with the accountability of peers. Feel free to come and go as you please, this is a drop-in group. A zoom option is also available here: https://stfrancis-edu.zoom.us/my/melindahammond for virtual body doubling.
Introducing a Partnership with the Technology Support CenterTeaching & Professional Growth and the Technology Support Center have begun a partnership to provide a faculty-driven approach to raising digital proficiency and efficacy in the use of learning technologies. The TSC as you know supports Canvas for online and hybrid learning as well as technologies for the classroom. Through this partnership with T&PG, we should be able to identify and assess new tools to make teaching with technology easier and more effective. Through this partnership we hope to provide activities that are fun and effective in raising digital proficiency on the instructor’s terms in the use of tools for teaching. You will see a few of these in the sidebar of upcoming events from time to time. Activities can take several forms:
- Consultations with instructors arranged by appointment.
- At-your-own pace and time faculty development experiences through Canvas.
- one week modules.
- indefinite length Canvas resource modules.
- Lab-based consultation and training arranged by appointment.
- Scheduled demonstrations and activities.