Faculty Workshops

All workshops offered by the Center for Academic Development (CAD) are available for residential and online faculty, as well as graduate teaching assistants.  Strategic sessions targeting Early Career Residential Faculty and Online Faculty are offered every year. 

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) & All-Faculty Orientation (AFO)

New Faculty Orientation and All Faculty Orientation are held in August of each year. The CAD hosts a variety of workshops and informational sessions during this period. 

2018 Schedules:

  • New Faculty Orientation (NFO) - Aug. 14, 8:00-3:15 p.m. in DeMoss Hall 3014 & Aug. 15, 8:00-noon, Jerry Falwell Library Terrace Conference Room
  • All Faculty  Orientation (AFO) - August 16, 8:00-3:45 p.m. in Montview Alumni Ballroom & Aug. 17, 8:00-noon in Montview Alumni Ballroom. 

Fall 2018 Workshop Calendar 

The Fall 2018 Workshop Calendar for the Center for Academic Development is coming soon.  Sign up for these workshops in the ProDev portal under the CTE tab.

Fall 2018 Faculty Book Studies

Participation is limited and advance registration is required.  Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book and be asked to help facilitate one of the sessions.
• By C. Dweck; Led by Tom Doss
• Select Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., DH 3014 (Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 6)
• For residential faculty
• Email CAD@liberty.edu to register

Great at Work
•By M. Hansen; Led by Alex Barnett
•Select Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., DH 3014 (Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 27)
•For faculty who teach online
•Email CAD@liberty.edu to register

Upcoming 2019 Application Deadlines

President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching
• Nominations: Jan. 14-Feb. 14
• tinyurl.com/CTEPresidentsAward
• Faculty may nominate their colleagues for graduate and undergraduate, online and residential awards of $5,000.

ILLUMINATE Grants for the Improvement of Teaching
• Applications: Jan. 14-March 31
• tinyurl.com/ILLUMINATEGrant
• Up to $1,500 (teams to $4,500)for faculty to implement new active learning techniques.

Teaching with Technology Bootcamp
• Applications: Jan. 14-April 30
• tinyurl.com/TWTBootCamp
• A weeklong, intensive training session on integrating technology into the classroom. Lunch, mentoring, and stipends provided.

Teaching Analysis Poll (TAP)

Why wait until after your students are gone to get their feedback? Schedule a Teaching Analysis Poll (TAP). Set up a time between Oct. 8-26 (weeks 7-9). TAPs take just 30 minutes of class time. Email CAD@liberty.edu to schedule.

Blackboard Bootcamp - Aug. 21 & 23, 2018; Jan. 10, 2019

  1. Aug. 21, 8:00-11:50 a.m., Part I (Discussion Boards, Course Content Management, Rubrics, Tests & Quizzes)
  2. Aug. 23, 1:00-3:50 p.m., Part 2 (Grade Center, Video, Tips, Banners, Peer Review)

Faculty, GSAs, and FSCs are eligible to attend. This is an on-campus experience. DeMoss Hall, Room 3014. Sign up in the ProDev Portal (CTE tab).

Jan. 10, TBD

All-Faculty January Winter Conference & Institute for Student Success (ISS) - Jan. 9-10, 2019

The All-Faculty January Winter Conference & Institute for Student Success will take place on January 9-10, 2019. Schedule TBD.  Faculty should register for each session in the ProDev Portal (CTE Tab).

Guest Speaker - TBD
Each year a national level speaker presents cutting edge research and strategies.

Faculty Call for Presentations and Research Posters

Jan. 9-10 Winter Conference & Institute for Student Success
Montview Alumni Ballroom (3rd Floor, Backside of DeMoss Hall)

The Faculty Call for Presentations and Research Posters for the “Jan. Winter Conference & Institute for Student Success” is open from Oct. 15-Jan. 1.  Presentations allow presenters to share research, best practices, and strategies.  Poster sessions allow for the discussion of research and/or best practices in an informal scholarly environment. Posters will be presented to a roaming faculty audience.  Approval will be done on a rolling basis via email.  Interested faculty should email CAD@Liberty.edu with any questions or with their proposal.

Call for Research Posters: (email CAD@Liberty.edu answers to the following 5 questions)

  1. Author(s)
  2. Title
  3. Category (Scholarship of…)
    1. Discovery -original research that advances knowledge;
    2. Integration -synthesis of information across disciplines, topics, or time;
    3. Application -application of disciplinary expertise with results that can be shared;
    4. Teaching & Learning - the systematic study of teaching and learning processes.
  4. Abstract, Description, or Overview (100 words or less preferred)
  5. What is the real-world application or impact?

Preferred Design Format for Accepted Posters: (http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/research_week_templates/)

  • Upon acceptance, posters should be 30” x40” or 36”x48”.  Faculty may print their own poster or may submit to the Center for Research and Scholarship for complimentary printing.
  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Literature Review or Background
  • Research Plan/Process: include (a) Approach, Method, or Practice; (b) Data, Analysis, Material, or Discovery; and (c) Findings, Results, Presentation, or Work/Product.
  • Discussion and/or Future Research: include real-world application or impact
  • References
  • Author(s) Name, Institution

Top Hat - Aug. 23, 2018; Jan. 10, 2019

Times and room number, TBD.  The workshop is open to Faculty, Staff, and GSAs.

Early Career Requirements

Faculty Cohorts Hired in 2009-2010 and After

  • First Year

    • Faith Learning Integration Panel

    • Teaching Tips: First Day of Class

    • Teaching Act: Facilitating Learning

    • Blackboard at Liberty University

    • Stopping Plagiarism Before It Starts

    • Start Smart

  • Second Year

    • Constructing Meaningful Writing Assignments

    • Blackboard: Grade Center Management

    • IT's Best Kept Secrets

    • Evaluating Classroom Assignments

    • Teaching Act: Assessment of Learning

    • FLI: Spiritual Formation from a Distance

  • Third Year

    • Teaching Act: Student Engagement

    • Blackboard: Course Copy/Course Restore

    • Technology Integration Elective

    • The ESL Student Writer

    • Teaching Act: Higher, Deeper, Critical Thinking

    • FLI: Filling Naturalism's Void

Veteran Faculty

Veteran faculty is encouraged to avail themselves of workshops throughout the year that will enhance their teaching/professional development.  During Faculty Orientation, all faculty must participate in selected offerings unless they are involved in teaching assignments.

Teaching with Technology Boot Camp - TBD 2019

Taking place each year in mid-June, Teaching with Technology Boot Camp is a week-long intensive faculty professional development experience on integrating technology into everyday classroom teaching.  Throughout the experience, faculty observe demonstrations and participate in guided practice with tools that help (a) present content, (b) communicate or collaborate, (c) schedule, organize, or capture, and (d) assess learning or provide feedback.  Upon completion, faculty is provided mentoring from skilled practitioners to help them implement what they have learned.

Graduate Student Assistants (GSA)

GSAs are welcome to attend nearly all CAD workshops, roundtables, communities of practice, and training during the academic year.  Registration for workshops can be found in the Pro Dev Portal (CTE Tab).  In addition, several GSA specific training and roundtables are scheduled, such as effective classroom management, assessment, student engagement, Blackboard, audience response devices, and effective lecturing.  Check the GSA orientation schedule and workshop calendar for the latest information or log into the GSA_FCC.

GSA Certificate of University Teaching

GSAs are also eligible to earn a Certificate of University Teaching.  For more information log into the GSA_FCC or stop by the Center for Academic Development, DeMoss Hall 3014.

Blackboard Training for Faculty - By appt.

Center for Academic Development, DeMoss Hall 3014

Adobe in the Classroom

A presentation and demonstration of Adobe products available on campus. Fridays @ 10:30 DH 3014.  Register in the ProDev Portal (CTE tab).  

  • Sept. 14: Adobe Post - Creating Graphics
  • Sept. 21: Adobe Page - Digital Storytelling
  • Sept. 28: Adobe Voice - Classroom Projects

Faith Learning Integration (FLI) Brown Bag Lunch Series

FLI Brown Bag Luncheons are scheduled on select Tuesdays from 11: 15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in DeMoss Hall 3014.

Fall 2018

  • Sept. 11: Kevin Rawls
  • Oct. 9: Catherine Raj
  • Nov. 13: “Real Life, Real God" - Pam Miller
  • Dec. 4: TBD

Register in the ProDev Portal (CTE tab).  Faculty are encouraged to bring their own lunch.  CAD provides snacks and drinks.

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