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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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April 26 Book Club: James Lang’s Small Teaching

The UD Faculty Commons Book Club will meet Wednesday, April 26, at 12:00 p.m., to discuss Small Teaching : Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang. This session will be facilitated by Kathy Langan Pusecker, Interim Director of The Center for...

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April 11 book club: Tara Mohr’s Playing Big

The UD Faculty Commons Book Club will meet at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, to discuss Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead by Tara Mohr. This session will be facilitated by Pam Cook, Unidel Professor of Mathematical Sciences...

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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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Get Psyched for SIT

I attend the Summer Institute for 3 main reasons: 1) to learn more about the variety of courses offered and the diverse styles in which professors teach them, 2) to network with other colleagues who genuinely care about their teaching — you need friends...

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Spring Break To Do List

With spring break upon us, now is the perfect time to play a little catch up and tackle some of those things that have been hanging on your to do list. #1 Get mid-semester feedback Ask students: what are you doing that is helping them learn, what are you...

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Dear Faculty Commons

I keep hearing a lot of buzz about open textbooks and open educational resources. I'm interested in providing access to more affordable materials to my students, but frankly, the phrase "open education" sounds suspiciously idealistic. How can textbooks...

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