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The Center for Faculty Development (CFDFREEMississippi) and the Office of Online Learning (onlineFREEMississippi) are available for one-on-one consultations through email and virtual meetings.

Faculty Ambassadors are available at this link and available for one-on-one support.

Webinar & Workshop Topics

Show Up and Write! meets weekly in the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), and provides a quiet open space for dedicated writing time. This session is offered in the CFD space (International Center, 319) and via zoom this fall. The writing group aims to support faculty research by designating time for writing and increasing productivity through peer support and personal accountability.  Bring your computer and plan to focus time on writing an article, book chapter, grant proposal, blog, or other project.  

Show Up and Write! will meet every Thursday from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. and every other Friday from 8:30 - 11:00 am. Specific dates for Friday sessions: October 2, 16, 30, & November 13. These sessions are come-and-go as needed for your schedule, and does not include peer exchange. Faculty members from all disciplines and ranks are welcome to attend.

If this peaks your interest, click the link below to submit your name and email address for a reminder along with the Zoom information to join virtually if you can't make it in person.

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Webinars & Workshops by Date

October

Show Up and Write! meets weekly in the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), and provides a quiet open space for dedicated writing time. This session is offered in the CFD space (International Center, 319) and via zoom this fall. The writing group aims to support faculty research by designating time for writing and increasing productivity through peer support and personal accountability.  Bring your computer and plan to focus time on writing an article, book chapter, grant proposal, blog, or other project.  

Show Up and Write! will meet every Thursday from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. and every other Friday from 8:30 - 11:00 am. Specific dates for Friday sessions: October 2, 16, 30, & November 13. These sessions are come-and-go as needed for your schedule, and does not include peer exchange. Faculty members from all disciplines and ranks are welcome to attend.

If this peaks your interest, click the link below to submit your name and email address for a reminder along with the Zoom information to join virtually if you can't make it in person.


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During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers and other decision makers need quick, easy access to the latest research in order to adjust their response to the pandemic appropriately. In this session, we will hear from some faculty on campus who are involved in research relating to COVID-19. We will learn about the work they are doing, how it can help those on the front lines, how the research timeline has adjusted to accommodate the need for quick access to research, and how Open Access can contribute to making these research findings as widely available as possible.

Presenters:
Dr. Fengwei Bai, Associate Professor, School of Biological, Environmental, & Earth Sciences
Dr. Stephanie Parks, Assistant Professor, School of Leadership & Advanced Nursing Practice
Dr. Anna Porter, Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this workshop to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the Zoom link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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USM now requires all applications for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to be submitted through Cayuse IRB, an electronic submission and review system.  This workshop will introduce attendees to the Cayuse system.  After providing a brief overview of IRB review procedures at USM, attendees will be walked through the application process from beginning to end, addressing common problems and questions that arise in using the Cayuse system.  While particularly useful for those new to human subjects research review processes at USM, the workshop will be helpful for experienced and novice Cayuse users alike.   

Presenters: 
Sam Bruton, Professor, School of Humanities and Director of the Office of Research Integrity
Jo Ann Johnson, Research Integrity, IRB and CUR Manager of the Office of Research Integrity

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this workshop to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the Zoom link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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This is a virtual APPQMR Workshop hosted via Cisco Webex.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Online Learning is hosting the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop for Southern Miss faculty.
Space is limited.

Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course.

  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric – Virtual Workshop
  • 30 minute break for lunch

This workshop is only available to faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Requirements:

  • Access to reliable internet.
  • Computer with webcam and microphone.
  • Computer/laptop to access/complete workshop tasks, and multiple sites.
  • Individuals must attend the full day workshop to receive APPQMR certification.

What happens after I register?
You will receive an email of your requirements to complete in order to receive the workshop materials and access to the Webex meeting.

48 hour notice required for cancellations. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.

Questions? Issues? Email susan.raybornFREEMississippi.

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As faculty in higher education, you have likely received some campus training on microaggressions. However, the way these incidents show up between and among faculty, administrators, and students is often very different from how they display in other areas of campus. If you are a woman or underrepresented faculty, have you reflected on how microaggressions might be disrupting your work? How do you navigate the conversation when you’re the target of microaggressions?

Join us online for this free webcast to learn how microaggressions can trigger faculty, especially women and other underrepresented populations. During the webcast, you will have the chance to participate in a sample group coaching session to help you unpack and address common microaggressions you have experienced. Our expert speaker will offer three practical strategies for managing your response to microaggressions:

  • Recognizing and “naming” the behavior
  • Developing greater self-awareness
  • Learning how to respond and not react

Supplement Your Learning 
You may also be interested in our recently released and already superbly popular book, Fix Your Climate: A Practical Guide to Reducing Microaggressions, Microbullying, and Bullying in the Academic Workplace. Read a sample or purchase the book here.  

Who Should Attend
This FREE webcast by Academic Impressions is designed for new, mid-career, and seasoned faculty members who want to learn strategies for managing and responding to microaggressions.

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Fostering student learning and engagement can be challenging in any educational environment, and even more challenging when that environment welcomes students of diverse backgrounds (e.g. students of varied demographic, socio-economic, cultural, linguistic, age, and ability characteristics). This workshop will present the most effective teaching principles built on the pillars of (1) inclusive course climate and teaching, (2) culturally relevant curriculum, assessment, and classroom practices, and (3) fostering diversity and inclusion by utilizing students’ unique backgrounds and contributions.

Presenter: Masha Krsmanovic, Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Education

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:15 pm

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this workshop to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the Zoom link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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Faculty members from different disciplines will share perspectives on how to offer service-learning experiences for different types of students, including commuter and non-traditional students, pre-licensure students, and students both in and out of the classroom. Audience members will gain a basic understanding of service-learning and the resources available at USM for faculty interested in engaging with communities.

Panelists:
Catharine Bomhold, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science
Christopher Foley, Assistant Professor of English, School of Humanities
Jo Hawkins-Jones, Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Education
Rick Green, Professor, School of Health Professions
Christy Arrazattee, Director, Center for Community Engagement

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 9:30 - 10:45 am

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this panel to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the Zoom link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

Register Now

This is a virtual APPQMR Workshop hosted via Cisco Webex.

The University of Southern Mississippi Office of Online Learning is hosting the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop for Southern Miss faculty.
Space is limited.

Learn the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process. Learn about drafting helpful recommendations as you apply the Rubric to an actual course.

  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric – Virtual Workshop
  • 30 minute break for lunch

This workshop is only available to faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Requirements:

  • Access to reliable internet.
  • Computer with webcam and microphone.
  • Computer/laptop to access/complete workshop tasks, and multiple sites.
  • Individuals must attend the full day workshop to receive APPQMR certification.

What happens after I register?
You will receive an email of your requirements to complete in order to receive the workshop materials and access to the Webex meeting.

48 hour notice required for cancellations. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.

Questions? Issues? Email susan.raybornFREEMississippi.

Register Now

November

In an online environment, the potential for academic integrity violations are high. This workshop will offer ways to structure assignments to deter cheating and plagiarism in the online environment. Simple but meaningful adjustments to assignments can help students be more invested in the assignment and less likely to plagiarize or cheat. This workshop will address some of the ways to make summative assessments more integrity-friendly with some simple adjustments to testing strategies as well as faculty mindsets about online testing. In addition, we will address how to detect when students have plagiarized even without using resources such as Turnitin.com.

Presenters:
Hugh Broome, Associate Director, Center for Faculty Development, Southern Miss Academic Integrity Officer

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this panel to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the Zoom link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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This “coffee chat” will serve as an informal discussion for faculty to share ideas for their courses in the spring including course designs, content material, assignments, approaches to motivating students, and more.

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this session to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the Zoom link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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Faculty and instructors will learn strategies for facilitating writing and speaking assignments in online or hybrid environments. Drawing on evidence-based practices from the scholarship of online teaching and learning, this workshop addresses how to scaffold assignments across a unit and create consistency for students. Attendees will be introduced to online tools for feedback and collaboration, such as Canvas rubrics, commenting, and peer review functions as well as Google Docs. Each strategy will include practical suggestions for implementation, so faculty and instructors are encouraged to bring drafts and ideas for their course plan or syllabus.

Presenters:
Maria Conti Maravillas, PhD, Writing Center Director and English faculty
Laura Stengrim, PhD, Speaking Center Director and Communication faculty

Monday, November 9, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this workshop to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the Zoom link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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Contact Us

Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #9638
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Phone
601.266.4196