Below is the text-only version of the August Faculty Commons Newsletter.
COOL DOWN, KEEP CALM & TEACH ON EDITION
Summer’s almost over, but don’t panic! Faculty Commons is just getting started with a month full of programs, services, and drop-in support to help you stay calm and focused. If you’re burning up just thinking about the semester getting underway, then read on for our tips on how to start September off with a cool head.
Dear Faculty Commons
Eek! I can’t believe the summer is already almost over. I feel like my hair is on fire! I have so many questions about what to do before the fall semester starts. Can you help me answer some of my most-pressing questions RIGHT NOW?!
Stay calm! You’re not the only one with questions this time of year; that’s why we offer over 40 topics during our Keep Calm and Teach On program. Check out our sessions to skim descriptions for each session or see events in chronological order through the schedule. Registration has advantages: a guaranteed seat in popular sessions and a friendly email reminder before the event, though walk-ins are welcome as space allows.
We built the schedule to answer questions just like yours! Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we get, and the answers that will help you start the semester off right.
It’s annual syllabus check-up time
Your syllabus is due for it’s semi-annual checkup.
Get your course materials into your course site
Still have those readings, rubrics, problem sets, and slide presentations hanging around your computer but not organized or sharable?
If so, we’ve got some quick tips for you to get those materials where they belong and more ways to get your course ready to go.
Don’t forget to register for UD Capture
Does getting an automatic recording of your lectures, with little to no work on your end, sound great to you?
Of course it does!
And we’re back!
Faculty Commons is back home in 116 Pearson. Come stop by and say “hi”!
The UD Library Museums and Press website got a makeover!
Keep Calm & Teach On
August 13th through 21st
KCTO is a series of just-in-time sessions delving into more than 30 topics, all designed to help you prepare for the upcoming semester. Session topics include: getting the most out of Canvas, assessment class activities, advisement, and integrating career development into your curriculum.
Faculty Commons Book Club
Start the year off right with a discussion on this year’s Common Reader selection Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.
Building Community, Even in Your Large Classroom
In this First Friday Roundtable you will learn how small practices can build a community in ANY sized classroom.
Introduction to Team-Based Learning
Join Mark Serva, associate professor of MIS, as he shares his experience and expertise with this structured learning approach.