Office of Faculty Development: Programs & Events

Fall 2017 Professional Development Week

Date Time Event Location

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:30am - 11:00am

Intersectionality Panel

Continental Breakfast Provided (at 8:30)

Elstad Auditorium
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Conference Style Sessions begin

Lunch will be provided

various locations
Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:00 am -  11:00 am Plenary Session TBD
Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:00 am - 5:00pm Day 2 Conference Style Sessions various locations
Friday, August 18, 2017 All Day Department and Program Retreats
Monday, August 21, 2017 8:30 am -  3:00 pm Faculty Governance Retreat and Committee Work Peikoff Alumni House
Monday, August 21, 2017 3:00 pm -  
5:00 pm
Faculty Club Peikoff Alumni House
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:00 am -
12:00 pm
Assessment Council (Lunch will be provided) TBD

Spring 2017 Professional Development Week

Mark your calendars now! 

Date Time Event Location

Monday, January 9, 2017 8:30am - 11:00am Gallaudet Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative (GSTLI) Merrill Learning Center (MLC) B111
Monday, January 9, 2017 11:30 am - 4:30 pm Teaching and Learning Development Day (TLDD) Elstad Auditorium
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:00 am -  2:00 pm Inclusive Course Design (formerly known as GSR Development Day) Merrill Learning Center (MLC) B111
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:45 am - 12:00pm Institutional Assessment Day Merrill Learning Center (MLC) B111
Thursday, January 12, 2017 All Day Department and Program Retreats
Friday, January 13, 2017 8:30 am -  3:00 pm Faculty Governance Retreat and Committee Work Peikoff Alumni House
Friday, January 13, 2017 3:00 pm - 
5:00 pm
Faculty Club Peikoff Alumni House

Monday, January 9, 2017: Teaching and Learning Development Day

8:30 am - Continental Breakfast in MLC B111

9:00 am - 11 am: Program begins in MLC B111

[ASL Version for the GSTLI event] The Gallaudet Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative (GSTLI) research presentations will feature the GSTLI scholar/faculty members in interactive sessions on in MLC B111.  Five faculty participants will share their research findings, course planning, teaching, and/or research tools relevant to these reflective teaching and learning projects.  Participants will lead breakout group discussions on the research process and being part of a scholarship cohort.   Topics include:

  • Multicultural Curriculum Transformation: Using the Inclusion By Design:Survey Your Syllabus and Course Design tool to improve your course syllabi: Barbara Gerner de Garcia:.
  • A Study of Instructional Tools for Quantitative Reasoning: Susanna Henderson
  • Evaluating the Efficacy of Instructional Videos in ASL: Raylene Paludneviciene
  • Quantitative Reasoning as a Rhetorical Tool: Analysis of Student Capstone Writing Projects: Leslie Rach
  • Attitudinal Perceptions of ASL and English Bilingualism in an University Class: Laurene Simms

Please (click here) for the presentations and handouts from this event.

11:30 am - Box lunches available to the first 130 individuals at Elstad Auditorium

12:00 pm - Program begins in Elstad Auditorium You will have received three articles I emailed before and during the break. These articles discuss the impact of our identities, today's volatile political climate, and the effect of racial microaggressions on our students. These resources are designed to help us understand and be responsive to structural racism and implicit bias and the ways it affects each of us and our students.   We will watch the award-winning documentary, 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. This documentary explores modern slavery and is framed in the context of the 13th Amendment. The 13th constitutional amendment was ratified in 1865 and states: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." After viewing the film, we will discuss issues plaguing our campus and return with action items for change.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017: Inclusive Course Design (Formerly GSR Development Day)

Light Breakfast and Program - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in MLC B111

Inclusive Course Design: Theory to Practice (formerly GSR Development Day) will be in LCB 111, on Tuesday, January 10. Workshops will run from 9-2.  Topics include Academic Integrity: Tips for Teaching, Creating Infographics, Faculty Evaluation Tips: Creating the Digital Portfolio, Teaching and Planning for all students: Inclusion by Design course syllabus evaluation tool.  We will have a light breakfast and a working lunch focusing on GSR Program Review and Self Study.

The presentation materials are as follows:

9 am- 9:50 am Tips for Teaching and Visual Display of Data, Creating Infographics: Come learn more about our First Year Students and their responses on the SkyFactor Survey by Concetta Pucci, Ph.D and Jerri Lyn Dorminy, Ph.D.

10 am - 10:50 am Creating a Digital Friendly Research Document: IRB, CITI, Research Proposals, Informed Consent, Survey Questions, Curriculum Vita, Data Requests by Susanna Henderson and Katie Spiegel

11 am - 11:50 am Faculty Evaluation Tips: Creating the Digital Portfolio for Self Assessment and Evaluation (Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure) by Paul Sabila, Ph.D

1 pm - 1:50 pm Teaching and Course Design and Planning for all students: Inclusion by Design course syllabus evaluation tool by Leslie Rach with support from CBTL

Wednesday, January 11, 2017: Institutional Assessment Day

8:45 am: Continental Breakfast in MLC B111

9:00 am: Program begins in MLC B111. Interested in strategies for providing constructive feedback to your students? Faculty presentations will focus on providing tips for providing constructive feedback to students and how to use software (including Kaltura) to provide feedback on video assignments.    Noon - 5:00pm Departments and programs will use the afternoon to do program assessment work (e.g. reviewing assessment data, finalizing any assessment project not yet submitted for your UEP, LAU, or Curriculum Map).  If you are not sure if you have any reports due, please contact Helen Thumann (

Providing Effective Feedback by Helen Thumann, Ph.D, Kendra Smith, Ph.D, and Mary Thumann, Ph.D.

Blackboard Grader and Using Kaltura to provide Feedback by Marina Dzougoutov

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: "Kaltura 1 - Getting Started with Kaltura". The Getting Started workshop is for new or novice users of Kaltura. We will cover the basics of this video tool, including:

  • Initializing Kaltura
  • Understanding different presentation methods
  • ublishing video
  • Setting up a course Gallery

This will be in the eLearning lab, lower level of the MLC, room B220.  We encourage you to RSVP to our workshops online:

Thursday, January 12: Department/Program Retreats

Departments and programs are encouraged to schedule their retreats and meetings for Thursday, January 12, 2017.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: "Kaltura 2 - Feedback and Assessment. The Kaltura 2 workshop is recommended for those who have already attended Kaltura 1 workshop, or have prior experience using Kaltura. This workshop will cover the following:

  • Using Kaltura as a tool for providing feedback in ASL
  • Using Kaltura tools for visual feedback on ASL use
  • NEW Kaltura quiz function to create video based assessments

This will be in the eLearning lab, lower level of the MLC, room B220.  We encourage you to RSVP to our workshops online:

Friday, January 13: Faculty Governance Retreat

8:30 am: Continental Breakfast in Peikoff Alumni House

9:00 am: Program begins in Peikoff Alumni House   All faculty are welcome to attend the Faculty Governance retreat in Peikoff Alumni House (also known as Ole Jim) to participate in the beginning of what will be a year-long discussion of redesigning our existing faculty models.  We will reexamine our faculty models within the context of our current and future needs and practices.  We will also discuss proposed changes to the Faculty Governance structure to add one new committee to review assessment data and revisit charges of various committees in order to meet current needs.  Lunch after the morning session will be provided.   Committees will meet for their individual work starting at 1:00pm and will conclude at 3:00pm in time for the Faculty Club gathering.   All faculty are invited to return at 3:00pm to reconnect and socialize at the first Faculty Club of the year.   This event will conclude at 5:00pm.

Fall 2016 Events

Mark your calendars now! 

8:00 am - 3:00 pm Teaching and Learning Development Day Elstad Auditorium
8:15 am - 3:00 pm Inclusive Course Design: Theory to Practice SAC 2212 & 2213
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Institutional Assessment Day LLRH6 Terrace and Co-Lab
10:00 am - 2:00 pm GTS Technology Fair Merrill Learning Center
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Responsible Conduct of Research SLCC 2302
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Faculty Senate Retreat SAC 1011
10:00 am - 11:30 am Shakespeare the Biologist? Psychologist? Economist? MLC B111
Wednesday, 8/24/16 9:00 am - 3:00 pm All Students Move in the Dorms Benson Hall, Field House, Ballard West, Tent outside Fieldhouse
7:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast and University Welcome Hanson Plaza Hall and Elstad Auditorium
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Academic Expo Campus-wide
10:15 am - 3:30 pm Graduate Student Orientation Hanson Plaza Dining Hall
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Wayzgoose-1616: An End of Summer Celebration Gallaudet Mall

  • We will open with Teaching and Learning Development (TLDD) on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a light breakfast and coffee/tea service at Elstad Auditorium. "It's All Related" will premiere in Elstad Auditorium.  This performance will bring to the stage the student stories shared with us via focus groups. The play will focus on topics of communication complexities, sexual violence and racism.  We will be given the opportunity to interact with the players on stage.  Box lunches will be provided after the performance for the first 125 individuals. We will then see from Dr. Miako Rankin and her Faculty Learning Community (FLC) team in learning from them the "How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching". This will be in the Gilbert Eastman Studio Theatre (also affectionately known as the "Black Box") and will begin at 1:30PM, ending at 3:00PM. For more information please contact Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Faculty Fellow for Faculty Development.
  • Inclusive Course Design: Theory to Practice (formerly GSR Development Day) will be in SAC 2212 and 2213 on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Concurrent workshops will occur throughout the day and topics include Academic Integrity: Tips for Teaching, Assignment Feedback in English and ASL, Research Procedures: How to Create a Digital Friendly Document, Preventing Plagiarism through Course and Assignment Design, Engaged Teaching Strategies, Common Ground, Facilitating Difficult Discussions, Modules and other Training Opportunities.  We will have light breakfast and a working lunch with three sessions. For more information please contact Dr. Leslie Rach, Director of the General Studies Program.
  • On Thursday, August 18, 2016: Institutional Assessment Day (hosted by the Assessment Office) will take place at the LLRH Terrace starting at 8:30 a.m. with light refreshments. At 9:00 a.m. OAQ opens with a discussion on fulfilling Gallaudet's bilingual mission through assessing ASL products.  Dr. Kristin Mulrooney, Director CBTL, and Ms. Marina Dzougoutov, Technology Faculty Fellow will follow up with a demonstration of a new tool for ASL assessment until 10:30 a.m. Then from 10:45 a.m. to noon at the LLRH Co-Lab, OAQ hosts a poster session on academic programs' student learning process.  Please note: the Assessment Council will meet in the afternoon of August 18, 2016.  For more information please contact Ms. Norma Morán, Coordinator of Assessment.
  • On Friday, August 19, 2016 Gallaudet Technology Services will host their Technology Fair. Highlights include quick overviews of a variety of functions and features of current campus technology, a chance to explore new and upcoming technologies, and short presentations that showcase successful integration of technology in the classroom and address frequently asked questions. The fair will also feature booths and presentations from other departments on campus that use technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience and from hardware and software vendors off campus. Please join us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Merrill Learning Center (MLC). Games, prizes, lunch, and snacks provided! For more information please contact Ms. Marina Dzougoutov, Technology Faculty Fellow and Ms. Darlene Prickett, Coordinator of Administrative Services.
    • Also on Friday, August 19, 2016, there will be a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training session focused on Avoiding Research Misconduct from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in SLCC 2302.  The training includes an interactive video program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity (ORI) entitled "The Lab", as well as a group discussion.  Presenting the session will be Vicky King, Research Compliance Specialist in the Office of Sponsored Programs. The video program is captioned and interpreters will be provided.  For more information, please contact Ms. Liletha Davidson in the Graduate Dean's Office.
  • On Monday, August 22, 2016 the Gallaudet University Faculty Senate will hold its pre-semester retreat for all representatives and committee members from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This will be in SAC 1011.  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. We will have the opportunity to discuss with the Office of the President about the strategic plan in the morning and committee work and/or training will be in the afternoon in various classrooms. For more information please contact Dr. Caroline Solomon, Chair of the Faculty Senate.
  • Shakespeare the Biologist? Psychologist? Economist? On August 23, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in MLC B111, join us for interactive talks on Shakespeare across the curriculum by Dr. Stanton Braude, Professor of the Practice, Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, and Dr. Jeffrey Wilson, Preceptor in Expository Writing at Harvard University.

    Braude has for many years incorporated excerpts from Shakespeare's plays and other literary works in his Human Biology for the Biologist course. He will discuss the design of the course, his experiences teaching it, and student responses. Wilson teaches a "Why Shakespeare?" course at Harvard. He will discuss the value of the humanities in STEM courses, models of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching of Shakespeare, and the possible benefits of 'Shakespeare across the curriculum.'  For more information please contact Dr. Jill Bradbury, Project Director.
  • On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 our new students (undergraduates, graduates and transfers) will start arriving! Faculty are encouraged to stop by the dorms and meet new students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campus Activities will have t-shirts available for faculty. For more information please contact Dr. Mary Keane, Director of Campus Activities and Ms. Darian Burwell, Director of Student Success.
  • On Thursday, August 25, 2016, we will open with a breakfast in the Plaza Dining Hall where faculty will greet and eat with all students and their families.  This will be from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.  At 8:45 a.m., we will have our inaugural "Bison Walk", where our new students will be cheered on as they walk towards Elstad Auditorium for the University Welcome at 9:00 a.m. For more information please contact Dean A. Dwight Benedict, Dean of Student Affairs and Academic Support and Dr. Kathy Wood, Chair of the Faculty-Student Affairs Committee.
    • On the same day (Thursday, August 25) undergraduate students will be visiting different departments on campus in an effort to get our students to start thinking of identifying majors they may be interested in.  Faculty are asked to remain in their departments from 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in order to give students the opportunity to drop by offices.
    • For graduate students, there will be a Graduate School Welcome in addition to other events in the Hanson Plaza Dining Hall from 10:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information please contact Dr. Beth Gibbons, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education. Clicking on the following link will lead you to the full schedule of GSO activities from Wednesday, August 24 to Friday, August 26.
    • On the same day (Thursday, August 25), Wayzgoose-1616, an end of summer celebration will take place at Gallaudet Mall from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The first year students will be transferred 400 years ago, the year of 1616 where Shakespeare's legacy began. There would be performances provided by Peer Mentors and their group of students, jousting, arts and crafts, a chessboard, archery, a screening of Romeo + Juliet, and many more! It is a night filled of celebration in the year of 1616. In this celebration, we would like to see faculty/staff to be involved, sharing their experiences and knowledge about Shakespeare, and interacting with the students. With the faculty/staff involvement in this event, the students would be able to see how Gallaudet University is about involvement and unity between students and faculty/staff. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Casey Johnson-Pasqua.