Faculty Center Newsletter - March/April 2018

Welcome to the March/April 2018 edition of the Faculty Center Newsletter, an occasional publication from the F&M Faculty Center. In addition to sharing upcoming events, we plan to highlight a variety of resources - articles, websites, blogs, podcasts, etc - to help you thrive in your multiple roles as a teacher/scholar/community member on our campus. 

With Spring Break in the rearview mirror, the semester picks up speed as we move through the many tasks and events leading up to graduation and the close of the academic year. Don’t blink!  As always, RSVP’s to facultycenter@fandm.edu appreciated.


  • Formative Assessment Showdown lunch and learn on Wednesday, 3/21.  Join us to learn about a few of the many free technology assessment tools available. Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop and join in the fun as we rapidly touch on as many of these tools as time allows. 
  • Understanding “Generation Z” – a lunchtime conversation, will be led by Bryan Stinchfield (BOS), on Friday, 3/23.
  • Jennifer Redmann (GER) will introduce the concept of Multilieracies and related pedagogical strategies over lunch on Wednesday, 3/28 during Understanding Skill Building as Literacy Development:  A Multiliteracies Framework for the CNX Curriculum. Join us to learn about this approach and strategies for student literacy development.
  • The third, and final, webinar, Strategies for Success 2.0, with Dr. Shawna Shapiro, on Friday, 3/30.
  • Our spring Faculty Fellow, Susan Dicklitch Nelson (GOV), will host a lunch on Friday, 4/20, to discuss High Impact Practices and Community-Based Learning.


  • Our final Post-Sabbatical talk for the semester will be held on Monday, 4/9 and will feature Paul Harnik (E&E).
  • The spring Write –In Day will be held on Monday, 4/30.  RSVP early to join us for this popular event!
  • Brush up on your quantitative skills before heading off for summer research projects.  We will host a ½ day Quantitative Workshop for faculty on Wednesday, 5/9.  


  • Colleagues from IT will be in the Faculty Center on Wednesday, 3/21 (10-11:30am) and Thursday, 3/22 (2-3:30pm) to introduce faculty to the new Cognos reporting interface.  Stop in to learn how to access your budgetary reports in the updated system.
  • Monday, April 2nd, we join with Faculty Council to invite you to lunch in the D-Hall Catering Suite to discuss Visible and Invisible Faculty Service:  (How) Is it Valued? 
  • On the afternoon of Wednesday, 4/11, pre-tenure faculty are invited to join us in the Faculty Center for Conversation with Provost Joel Martin.  Look for a separate email with more details in the coming weeks.


Feel free to send us feedback or ideas of what you would like to see featured in future issues of the Faculty Center Newsletter. Better yet, stop by the Faculty Center for coffee and share your thoughts in person!

Till next time!  Amy and Cindy


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The Learning Scientists 

The Learning Scientists are on a mission to make scientific research on learning more accessible for students and educators alike.  Read their origin story to learn how they started their Twitter handle : @AceThatTest.


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Pedagogy Unbound  – This site provides a space for college teachers from all disciplines to share practical strategies that have worked for them in their classrooms. 


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