All programs and sessions, unless otherwise noted in their descriptions, will take place in Room 2033 of the University Computing Center.
The Academy is a year-long learning community in which the participants and facilitators meet weekly to engage with invited speakers, work through literature on leadership together, discuss specific situations in which leadership skills are used, and develop, implement, and troubleshoot leadership projects.
The Academy will meet on Thursdays, Fall & Spring Semester, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Fetzer Center.
Workshops will introduce faculty to a variety of high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech tools that can be used to enhance or complement current teaching methods.
In 2012, Cool tools will be featured the first week in January, and during the summer in May and June, and August 20 - 24.
The Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion joined forces to offer Everyone Counts. This program began in February 2010. These learning communities serve to equip faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff with the skills needed to implement course objectives and campus programming centered on diversity.
This program will be offered again in Fall 2012.
Faculty Learning Communities are small groups of faculty (<10) who have expressed interest in learning more about a particular aspect of their instructional practices. Faculty spend a year or so meeting regularly to engage in discussion and problem solving with one another, asking critical questions and devising new approaches based on their inquiry.
During the 2011-2012 academic year the Office of Faculty Development will host the following Faculty Learning Communities:
The New Faculty Seminar is an academic year-long endeavor that seeks to orient new faculty to Western Michigan University. New faculty engage with speakers and more seasoned faculty on a wide variety of topics.
The seminar will run every other Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:45 starting September 25th, 2012 until December 4th, 2012 and again from January 15th, 2013 until February 26th, 2013 as well as March 19th and April 9th.
Sessions will take place in the Fetzer Center.