Office of Faculty Development: Programs & Events

Fall 2016 Events

Mark your calendars now! 

DateTimeEventLocation
Tuesday
8/16/16
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Teaching and Learning Development Day Elstad Auditorium
Wednesday
8/17/16
8:15 am - 3:00 pm Inclusive Course Design: Theory to Practice SAC 2212 & 2213
Thursday
8/18/16
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Institutional Assessment Day LLRH6 Terrace and Co-Lab
Friday
8/19/16
10:00 am - 2:00 pm GTS Technology Fair Merrill Learning Center
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Responsible Conduct of Research SLCC 2302
Monday
8/22/16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Faculty Senate Retreat SAC 1011
Tuesday
8/23/16
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
Thursday
8/25/16
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. CBTL and GTS 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.u  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.
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