Are you interested in learning how to be a more effective and more efficient advisor?
If so, then plan to participate in the Center for Faculty Enrichment's first Faculty Academy, a series of conversations and workshops that will take place during Spring 2014. (You are also welcome to attend any of the sessions without signing up for the Academy.)
What is a Faculty Academy?
As part of its work looking at best practices in faculty development, the Faculty Development Working Group found that some institutions routinely offer certificate programs or academies in particular areas of faculty development where there is perceived need. Such programs are particularly useful in areas where there is a body of knowledge/expertise that is best shared over the course of multiple conversations. These sorts of programs are also helpful for faculty trying to demonstrate professional development in their review and promotion materials, and for visiting faculty who want to demonstrate growth in an area as they apply for new positions.
In our Faculty Academy, any faculty member who complete 5 out of the 7 sessions offered on developmental advising and complete a short assessment will receive recognition of their completion of the Academy and $200 in Professional Development Funds.
Please RSVP to Mary Koski with the sessions you'd like to attend.
Session #5: Advising Effectiveness and Assessment
Thursday, May 8, 2014 Note Date Change: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Gävle 1, CSL Room 403
How do we know if we have been effective advisors? What are the best ways to assess one's advising? Join panelists for a session on advising evaluation and documenting student learning in an advising context.
Session #6: Attend ILACADA (Illinois Academic Advising Conference)
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL
Thursday, May 22, 2014 (this would likely mean driving down Wednesday afternoon)
The Office of Academic Affairs will pay for faculty involved in the Advising Academy to attend this year's ILACADA conference, Illinois' affiliate of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Connect with other advisors from across the state, attend sessions about best practices in advising, and learn how to be a more effective advisor for your students. Contact Kristin Douglas if you plan to attend.
Session #7: Attend First Year Advisor Training
May 27 (noon-5:00 PM) - May 28, 2014 (8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon)
Gävle 1 and 2, CSL Rooms 403 and 404
FREE WEBINAR ON WRITING FOR PUBLICATION
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
11:00 AM CDT
"Scholarship Made Easier: Best Practices for Writing and Publishing."
In this workshop, participants will learn concrete, step-by-step strategies for maximizing the production and publication (or acceptance for presentation) of manuscripts in an appropriate outlet. These strategies address all phases of the scholarly writing process, including identifying easily-publishable topics; preparing emotionally and organizing yourself for writing; following a formula; controlling your writing time; writing to communicate; and requesting and receiving feedback. In addition, we'll address the publication and presentation phases, including: identifying the best publication outlets; querying journal editors; making your presentations more attractive to editors and reviewers; monitoring your submissions, and interpreting and responding constructively to the reviews.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Maintain emotional balance while engaged in scholarship
- Write articles and presentation papers more quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality
- Better control their writing time• Communicate intelligently with journal editors; and ultimately,
- Maximize their production of well-written manuscripts with a high likelihood of acceptance for publication in a suitable journal or presentation at an appropriate conference.
This open-access event will be recorded & available for 1-week after the live event.