Office of the Provost
and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office of the Provost
and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Wednesday, January 23, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Missoula College East Campus AD11. Effective Use of SMART Boards. Please join Sandra Williams, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, for an introduction to using SMART Boards and techniques for taking advantage of this technology.
Friday, January 25, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (includes lunch). UC 332-333. Improve Your Proposal Writing. Join Anne Greene, author of the forthcoming Writing Science in Plain English (U. Chicago Press, 2013), to learn principles for writing a clear, concise proposal. Space is limited; please contact Amy Kinch in the Faculty Development Office to register. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research & Creative Scholarship and the Faculty Development Office.
Friday, February 8, 12:10-1:00 p.m. Skaggs 336. Pedagogy Project Microtalk. Effective Backseat Driving: Mentoring Graduate Students. Lisa Eby, Associate Professor, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, and Phil Condon, Professor, Environmental Studies, will lead a brown bag discussion of strategies for supporting graduate students. Video of this session.
Monday, February 11, 1:10-2:00 p.m. UC 329 (Alumni Boardroom). Disability in Context: Building Disability Perspectives into Your Course Content. Join this informal conversation about ways to incorporate a greater understanding of disabilities into your classes.
Friday, February 15, 9:10-10:30 a.m. SS262. Funding Priorities of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) and Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities. Contact Amy Kinch to register for this videoconference session with Amber Story, Deputy Division Director of BCS in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) at NSF. BCS supports research related to “brain and behavior, language and culture, origins and evolution, and geography and the environment” as well as a number of projects that cross two or more NSF Directorates (see www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=BCS). Video of the presentation from this session.
Friday, February 15, 1:10-2:00 p.m. The Payne Family Native American Center (PFNAC) 103. Flipping the Classroom. Shawn Clouse, Associate Professor, Management Information Systems, will share innovative ideas and research about incorporating podcast lectures into courses and rethinking traditional ways of using class time. Video of this session.
Friday, February 22, 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (includes lunch). PFNAC 201. Plagiarism: How to Address Cases of Academic Misconduct and Try to Prevent Them from Happening in the First Place. Join Rhondie Voorhees, Dean of Students, Megan Stark, Assistant Professor, Mansfield Library, and Kelly Webster, Director of the Writing Center, for a practical conversation about preventing plagiarism and responding to violations. Please RSVP to Amy Kinch for this session.
Friday, March 1, 1:10-2:30 p.m. PFNAC 103. Changing the Way We Teach for the Global Century: Addressing the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Your Classes. Sandra Janusch, Director of the English Language Institute, and Udo Fluck, Director, Multicultural Learning Solutions, both with International Programs, will share research-based practices for supporting students of other cultures and languages. Based on their experience teaching overseas in diverse educational institutions, they will present a variety of strategies for embedding cultural diversity in your pedagogy.
Thursday, March 7, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MLIB 283 (Student Learning Center). Promoting Information Literacy Skills: A Workshop on Designing Assignments and Activities for UM Writing Courses. Sponsored by the ASCRC Writing Committee, this session will focus on techniques to integrate information literacy learning required for upper-division writing classes and approved writing courses. You are invited to bring your writing/research assignments with you.
Wednesday, March 13, 1:10-2:00 p.m. DHC 117. Understanding the National Science Foundation’s Review Criteria on Broader Impacts. At this roundtable discussion, experienced grant writers will share their insights on how proposals can address NSF’s emphasis on broader impacts. These impacts include promoting teaching, training, and learning, mentoring postdoctoral students, expanding the participation of underrepresented groups, growing infrastructure, and benefiting society. Bring questions about your own research projects.
Wednesday, April 17, 11:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. DHC 117. How to Protect Yourself when Entering into Contracting or Consulting Agreements. UM Associate Legal Counsel Claudia Denker and Judy Fredenberg, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, will offer guidance to faculty and answer questions on successfully establishing consulting or contracting relationships.
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The Innovation Studio Support for designing engaging online and multimedia content for your classes is available through the Innovation Studio. Work with a team of experts from UMOnline and Media Arts to develop materials for traditional and online courses. Call x6280 or e-mail email@example.com to make an appointment.
Mansfield Library Workshops This series includes topics ranging from bibliographic management tools to the Institutional Review Board process. See the list of sessions or contact Kate Zoellner (x4421) for more information.
Video and Innovative Projects Area New video editing and screencasting stations as well as full-time IT technical support are available for faculty in SS120. See www.umt.edu/it/audio_video/viparea.php for more information.
Teaching Tools for College Classrooms (T2C2) The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences hosts a series wherein faculty and staff learn about and share technology updates applicable to instruction and personal growth. Videos of past sessions are available on the T2C2 website. Contact Patty Kero (x 5623) for additional details.
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Office of the Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phone: (406) 243-4689