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Faculty Foundations is an annual event that connects new and early career faculty with CFE resources for teaching and learning, research, leadership, mentoring, and succeeding as a faculty member here at Carolina. This year’s event will take place both in-person and virtually. We hope that you’ll join us!

Register for Faculty Foundations 2021 

Schedule

Zoom access information is available here.  All registrants have received an email with the password to access this protected site. Please contact Emily Boehm if you registered but have not received the password, or need any help accessing the Zoom sessions. 

Monday, August 9 

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Meet the CFE and Make New Connections (in-person, Polk Place outdoor seating) 

1:45 PM – 3:00 PM: What’s Your Plan? Building an Individual Plan for Success at Carolina (remote)

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Concurrent sessions (remote) 

  • Incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines Into Your Work 
  • Centering Student Support in Your Courses 
  • Introduction to Research Support at Carolina 

Tuesday, August 10 

10:00 AM – 11:00: Conversations on Teaching: An Informal, Drop-In Gathering (remote)

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Developing Your Mentoring Network: Making Connections and Building Mentoring Relationships (remote)

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Concurrent sessions (remote) 

  • Incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines Into Your Work 
  • Centering Student Support in Your Courses 
  • Introduction to Research Support at Carolina

5:00 PM -7:00 PM: Outdoor Social Hour (in-person, Polk Place outdoor seating)

Just-in-Time Workshops (Open to All Instructors)

Assessment of Learning in Sakai: Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, and Rubrics

August 11, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (remote)
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Sakai has several tools for an instructor to collect student work and assess their learning. Participants in this workshop will review ways to collect student papers online, administer tests through Sakai Tests & Quizzes, and provide feedback to students. We encourage you to create your Sakai course site prior to this workshop. Instructions and a Tour of Sakai for new users are posted on the Keep Teaching website.

By participating you will be able to:

  • Choose Sakai tools to collect student work and assess their learning
  • Identify Sakai options on how to provide formative and summative feedback to students
  • Engage with other instructors and ask questions on best practices

Getting Started with Poll Everywhere

August 12, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (remote)
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Class polling is a common student engagement tool used to seed discussion, promote applied thinking, and assess student understanding of course concepts. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn about strategies for developing effective poll assignments and will be introduced to basic steps for getting started with Poll Everywhere.

Top Student Wishes for Returning to In-Person Learning, and What You Can Do

August 13, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (remote)
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Results of a Spring 2021 survey of Carolina undergraduates revealed several top wishes they hope faculty will consider in the return to in-person teaching and learning. Dr. Kelly Hogan will share the top student wishes as well as teaching strategies you can implement this Fall whether teaching in-person, hybrid, or online. Join your colleagues to discuss how to implement evidence-based teaching practices that foster student success.