New Faculty Institute
All new faculty hires, temporary or tenure track joining Bloomsburg University in the fall, are encouraged to participate. It's a great opportunity to meet your group of cohorts and talk about teaching. What are the benefits?
Develop collegial relations with newly hired faculty; learn about the culture at Bloomsburg University and meet a diversity of more experienced colleagues; spend several days contemplating and talking about teaching--a major part of your vocation here; obtain a free copy of Linda Nilson's Teaching at Its Best (distributed on the first day); and be granted $400 of professional development money that can be used for conference travel or the purchase of class materials.
If you cannot attend all four days, we still encourage your participation. A working agenda is now available. (I mostly need to confirm times and locations for some sessions.) To look at past participants and agendas, visit the New Faculty Institute page. To sign up, email Lisa Stallbaumer. Please indicate in the email if you require a gluten free or vegetarian meal.
New Faculty Orientation
The orientation will be held on 19 and 20 August. Details for New Faculty Orientation are available through the the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, which is responsible for organizing this two-day event. They send out invitations of participation. Interim Dean is Dr. Robert Gates, 570-389-4015.
Fall Book Club Preview (Registration Starts Late July)
Book Club titles have been selected, but we are awaiting word about the budget. The two titles selected for fall semester are Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, et al. and Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning by Jose Antonio Bowen. More details to follow; registration is not currently being accepted.
Description: "The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the study of teaching and learning and the communication of findings so that a body of knowledge can be established." The benefits of SoTL? Through the scholarly investigation of teaching and a review of the literature, you can improve your teaching and student learning. We compel ourselves to question our assumptions about what is working and not working in the classroom. And we have a responsibility to our colleagues to "contribute to the body of knowledge about effective teaching" through presentations and publications. Learn more from the authors of Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Beth Dietz-Uhler and Cathy Bishop Clark in this presentation. (This is a MediaSite Recording made possible by Instructional Media Services.)