Winter 2019 Faculty Development Day

DateJan 8, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm

A day dedicated to celebrating achievement, promoting collaboration, and learning from our colleagues in all our areas of scholarship.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara

Thriving as Scholars: How We Can Catalyze Professional Growth and Impact

With all of the constraints facing faculty in higher education, it can be hard to remember why we chose this path. Yet embedded in the faculty career are unique opportunities to engage within our fields and professions and engage with new knowledge. In this keynote, Professor KerryAnn O'Meara of the University of Maryland shares her research and engaged scholarship on faculty careers and agency.

Assuming a broader definition of scholarship to include teaching, engagement, integration and discovery of knowledge, she draws on recent research on agency and from behavioral economics to share concrete strategies faculty use to overcome challenges and make meaningful contributions as scholars, mentors, colleagues and professionals. She will have us consider how to strengthen mentoring networks, align time and priorities, and create contexts and conditions that help us grow and contribute meaningfully as scholars.

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10:00–11:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. KerryAnn O'Meara
"Thriving as Scholars: How We Can Catalyze Professional Growth and Impact"

11:00–11:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Finding and Working with Collaborators

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch at thematic tables with facilitators.

1:00–2:15 p.m.

Scholarly work presentations (3 concurrent sessions)
Application: Sofia Vallila Rohter, Shweta Gore, and Nancy Terres
Discovery: Kimberly Erler, Annie Fox, and Lisa Wood
Teaching and Learning: Maureen Hillier, Patrice K. Nicholas, and Keshrie Naidoo

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:30–3:15 p.m.

Scholarship Fishbowl: Get answers to your burning questions. A faculty member poses an idea, challenge, or question to a panel and then listens for their reaction. Other faculty members observe.

3:15–4:00 p.m.

Scholarship Speed Dating: Learn about the scholarly interests of your colleagues in this fast-paced format.

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Wine and Cheese hosted by the School of Nursing