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Faculty Development Fall 2021

Course Catalog

Facilitators: Steve D’Agustino & Anne Fernald

For Fall 2021, we are continuing to group our offerings into a series of eight mini-courses. Mini-courses meet in three sessions, all on the same day of the week, and each one offers an opportunity to dive deeper into an aspect of teaching and learning. You can register for as many courses as you like, but when you register for a course, you should plan to attend all sessions and prepare to do some work (reading, reflection, and practice in your classes) between sessions. Each mini-course is designed for faculty members across all disciplines and schools and each will be offer opportunities to think about tools and techniques as well as strategies for access, equity, and inclusion. In addition to Anne & Steve, many will include guest facilitation, be it from faculty colleagues, instructional technology, or the library. Attendance in a course will be restricted to those who pre-register. Our hope is that this will foster deeper discussions and afford us opportunities to share our experiments as they unfold.

All synchronous sessions will be held over Zoom, either Tuesday 4:00-5:00 PM or Wednesday, 12:00-1:00 PM (note time change).

Fall 2021 Faculty Development Workshops

Facilitators: Steve D’Agustino and Anne Fernald

Each of the below mini-courses is part of the fall 2021 faculty development offerings from the Provost Office at Fordham University. Mini-courses are facilitated by Anne Fernald (Special Advisor to the Provost for Faculty Development) and Steve D’Agustino (Director of Online Learning) and are open to all Fordham instructors. Each mini-course consists of the three live sessions via zoom accompanied by asynchronous content. You will be asked to complete certain design/instructional activities in advance of each live session.

Teaching in Hybrid Learning Environments

Leveraging online course content and methods in the face-to-face classroom.
Synchronous sessions: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Live sessions will occur via Zoom on the following dates from 12:00 - 1:00 PM:

  • September 8 : Identifying and Organizing Online Course Components
  • October 6: Connecting Online and In-person Course Components
  • November 10: Assessing Learning and Providing Feedback

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169122880087


Creating and Sustaining Equitable and Inclusive Learning Environments

Strategies and tools to ensure greater accessibility and equity in both course content and instructional practices.
Synchronous sessions: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM
Live sessions will occur via Zoom on the following dates from 4:00 - 5:00 PM:

  • September 14: Ensuring Greater Accessibility
  • October 26: Inclusive Assignments & Assessments
  • November 9: Inclusive Class Interactions

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169135417587


Curating and Creating Multimedia Content

Strategies, tools and resources for curating, creating and teaching with audio and video content.
Synchronous sessions: Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM
Live sessions will occur via Zoom on the following dates from 12:00 - 1:00 PM:

  • September 22: Identifying University Multimedia Resources
  • October 13: Tools for Creating Video Content
  • November 3: Instructional Strategies using Video

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169138123681


Creating and Sustaining Dynamic Teaching and Learning Environments

Strategies for creating and sustaining learning environments that encourage and support engagement and interaction.
Synchronous sessions: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM
Live sessions will occur via Zoom on the following dates from 4:00 - 5:00 PM:

  • September 28: Interaction and Engagement
  • October 19: Collaborative Learning Strategies
  • November 16: Effective Discussion Strategies

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169149004225


Alternative Assessment Strategies

Explore non-traditional assessment strategies and provide a variety of methods for students to demonstrate competencies.
Synchronous sessions: Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM
Live sessions will occur via Zoom on the following dates from 12:00 - 1:00 PM:

  • September 15: Alternative Assessments
  • October 27: Project-Based Learning
  • November 17: Portfolio-based Assessments

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169150554863


Values-Based Teaching

Strategies and methods for identifying personal values about teaching and learning and aligning them with instructional practices.
Synchronous sessions: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM
Live sessions will occur via Zoom on the following dates from 4:00 - 5:00 PM:

  • October 5: Developing a Values-Based Practice
  • November 30: Aligning of Values and Practices
  • December 7: Critical Reflection

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169151355257


Alternative Grading Schemes

Explore strategies to assign grades that take both student competence and commitment into account.
Synchronous sessions: Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Live sessions will occur via Zoom on the following dates from 4:00 - 5:00 PM:

  • September 21: How and Why We Grade
  • October 12: Grading Schemes
  • December 14: Critically Reflecting Upon Grades and Grading

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169153034279


Multi-Modal Learning Environments

Strategies for integrating instructional practices that consider visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning preferences.
Synchronous sessions: Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM
Live sessions will occur via Zoom on the following dates from 12:00 - 1:00 PM:

  • September 29: What is Multi-Modal Learning?
  • October 20: Multi-Modal Learning in the Higher Education Classroom
  • December 8: Integrating Multi-Modal Strategies

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/169155218813