Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty

Think Center Coffee Chats

On the first Wednesday and second Tuesday of the month throughout the fall semester, join the Think Center staff and other faculty members to discuss a variety of topics as they relate to classroom issues and the life of a faculty member. These informal chats will allow instructors to share ideas from their classroom as well as gain insight into what’s happening in other disciplines over coffee and dessert. Coffee chats will meet in the Think Center- IC 319.

Further information will be located at:  http://www.usm.edu/thinkcenter

ORI Seminars 2013

The Office of Research Integrity has several responsibilities, including managing the University’s Research and Scholarly Integrity Assurance Program, overseeing the IRB and IACUC, and managing the new Financial Conflicts of Interest Disclosure system. Pertinent policies can be found on the Institutional Policies page, http://www.usm.edu/institutional-policies/current-policies, under Research (RSCH).

Further information and registration is located at:  http://www.usm.edu/research/workshops-and-forums

Teaching Forums 2013

The Teaching Forums are led by faculty for faculty. Teachers and pedagogical scholars will gather to discuss new ways to improve teaching and enliven the classroom. All faculty,  junior and veteran, who are looking for fresh approaches to teaching are welcomed.  Registration is not required, however, it is suggested.  To register, click here.

For more information, visit the Office of the Provost.

 2013 – 2014 Scientific Teaching Seminar:

“Scientific Teaching: Active Learning, Assessment and Diversity”

The 2013 – 2014 Scientific Teaching Seminar is designed to look at “scientific teaching” not as a discipline or subject, but rather as a method and philosophy. It is not intended only for those in the sciences, but in all subject areas. This seminar will look at the science of teaching. It is based upon the book “Scientific Teaching” by Jo Handelsman, Sarah Miller and Christine Fund. Each participant will receive a copy of this book.

The nature of the seminar is small group discussions with each session building up to a final presentation by the participants and how they have applied the principles in their courses.

Join Dr. David Wells, Department of Marine Science, as he takes you through the six-session seminar. Each session will be held in The International Center, Room 318 on Fridays from 1 – 5 p.m. (some sessions may end earlier).

Interested faculty members are asked to complete a short application. Click here to complete application by the deadline of September 20, 2013 at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit the Office of the Provost.