Welcome to a new fall semester! I’d like to highlight a few areas that might be of interest to you as you begin the new semester.
Fall Faculty Conference
*The fall faculty conference will be held the week of August 10. Faculty development will be holding workshops, such as faculty orientation, LoudCloud campus training, and using technology in the classroom. There will be several activities going on to kick-off the new school year, including scheduled campus tours. Check your email for specific times and dates or contact faculty development.
Adjunct Faculty Spotlight
Know an adjunct faculty member who demonstrates leadership in the classroom? Please submit a 250-word nomination to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently seeking adjuncts who may be interested in writing a blog post for our adjunct page or possibly for our newsletter. If interested, please email: email@example.com with topics you might be interested in writing on.
*Several of the GCU departments now have blogs: CHSS: http://blogs.gcu.edu/college-of-humanities-and-social-sciences/ and COE: http://blogs.gcu.edu/college-of-education/
*Interested in doing a research project but don’t know where to start? The Research Ready tutorials are wonderful (https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/developmentresources/researchready). CIRT recently added research tutorials on Presentations and Publications
Recently Published or Presented?
*Do you have any recent publications or speaking engagements? We would like to highlight faculty scholarship on our achievements page, so send those in: https://cirt.gcu.edu/faculty_achievement
*Be sure to read CIRT newsletters when they come into your email inbox, as they often highlight new information and upcoming events.
Teaching Discussions and Helps
*As you begin to prepare for fall teaching, remember that our Teach tab offers teaching strategies, collaboration, and other resources. Check it out: https://cirt.gcu.edu/teaching
*The faculty advisory board is hosting monthly discussions here: https://cirt.gcu.edu/teaching/share/all_faculty_forum. The faculty advisory board is looking for topics faculty are interested in discussing and learning about both online and in-person. Email your ideas here: FacultyAdvisoryBoard@gcu.edu
*Need research advice? Jean Mandernach and Scott Greenberger are available for office hours. Please contact Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Improve Your Teaching
This semester, commit to taking a workshop or two. They are available on campus, often online, and also on-demand. Available here: https://cirt.gcu.edu/gcufaculty/frc/facultyacademy
Have a wonderful school year!