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Faculty Conference and Annual Meeting (formerly Pre-Semester Calendar)

Each August, faculty participate in a variety of workshops and meetings to share strategies to support innovative and effective teaching and learning, recognize faculty for their accomplishments and service, learn about university initiatives and priorities, become familiar with changes to university policies and processes, and more. First year faculty participate in the First Year Faculty Orientation program beginning Monday, August 1, 2022. Returning faculty report two weeks prior to the first day of classes. The first day of the Fall semester is Monday, August 22, 2022, and the Faculty Conference and Annual Meeting kicks off with the All Faculty Meeting on Monday 8, 2022. 

Below is a link to a printable PDF version of the schedule. Please note, this version is only as recent as the last time it was saved, which was July 18, 2022. For the most recent PDF printable versions you can go to the Sched app click on the printer icon, select Print where you can either send it to a printer, or save as a PDF. 

Faculty Conference and Annual Meeting 2022 Schedule

Updated July 18, 2022


Keynote Presentation: Pausing to Think About Community

This year we will also feature a Keynote Presentation and Luncheon sponsored by Academic Affairs and CAFE following the All Faculty Meeting on Monday, August 8, 2022. The speakers this year are Liz Lehfeldt, Cate Denial, and Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh. Their keynote will explore the meaning and necessity of community against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic. We will ask how we might build new, intentional communities with each other, both peer-to-peer, and in our work as educators.
Part I: Acknowledging the Challenge
Recognizing that any changes to the classroom and pedagogy will begin with faculty. There will be opportunities for discussion
Part II: Reflecting on the Faculty Experience
Thinking about the secondary trauma of the faculty experience. There will be opportunities for reflection.
Part III: Pausing in the Classroom
Providing opportunities for students to reflect in the classroom: meta cognition and why it works. Examples of activities will be provided.

Please review their bios and descriptions of other sessions on the Sched app schedule!