Events & Workshops

Faculty Commons Calendar

Sept 8: FFR-Why don’t they talk?

Why should faculty care about building a classroom community? Students who bond with the faculty and their peers, are more motivated and committed to learning. Furthermore, they feel safe and will develop a sense of belonging. Faculty members who engage in fostering...

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June 22 – June 30: SFI follow-up events

If you missed Summer Faculty Institute 2017, or would like a deeper dig into your favorite showcased tools, we have planned sessions based on your feedback. Registration, though not required, has benefits: a reminder email and access to the sessions learning...

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May 5: First Friday Roundtable and Unconference

The 2016-2017 First Friday Faculty Roundtable series at the University of Delaware will conclude on Friday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall). The session will be an “unconference” where attendees will set the agenda and address the issues that...

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May 18: Book Club

The University of Delaware Faculty Commons Book Club will meet Thursday, May 18, at 12:00 p.m., to discuss Teaching History in the Digital Age by T. Mills Kelly. This session will be facilitated co-facilitated by Tracy Jentzsch, Program Coordinator, Museum Studies...

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May 5: Digital Scholarship Showcase

Morris Library, Class of 1941 Lecture Room, Wednesday, May 5, noon - 1:30 p.m. In cooperation with the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, the University of Delaware Library will feature several UD digital scholarship projects...

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First Friday Roundtable: Teaching and Learning Grants @ UD

The First Friday Roundtable series at the University of Delaware continues on March 3 with "Teaching & Learning Grants @ UD," a program highlighting many of the teaching and learning grants that are available to UD faculty.  From 3:30-5 p.m. in 208 Gore Hall UD...

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March 15: Book Club

March 15th's meeting of the Faculty Commons Book Club will cover Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson. We will meet in 116 Pearson Hall from noon to 1:00 pm. Drinks & desserts provided. RSVP requested. The facilitators of...

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Feb 21: Power and the Academy, TLC

Beginning in February, the University of Delaware’s Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning will be offering a new series of faculty conversations to address pressing contemporary issues that affect student learning. Given the tense national climate, many...

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Feb 15: DIY-Interactive Learning Quiz Shows

Jeopardy! has been attracting audiences for over 50 years. Infuse some energy class into your class using the game show model with and a Google spreadsheet. Learn novel techniques that incorporate group work to create motivating (and memorable) exam...

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Annual Events

Commons News

Q&A with Chris Lynch

Our newest colleagues at UD received many resources and orientation programs in their first few months. We check in with Chris (Lerner College) to see what has had the biggest impact on his teaching, and what tips he has for you.  Chris Lynch Short Bio: Chris joined...

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