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Faculty Workshops

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. 

Blackboard Boot Camp, May 16, 2019

Date: Thursday, May 16
Times: 9:00 - 11:30am
Location: DH 3064
Blackboard Boot Camp is an optional development event for residential faculty, staff who support faculty, and GSAs. The half-day Boot Camp will focus on Blackboard Grade Center and other relevant topics. CEUs are available to attendees. Register via the ProDev Portal (CTE Tab) or email CAD@liberty.edu.

Spring 2019 Workshop Calendar 

The Spring 2019 Workshop Calendar for the Center for Academic Development is now available.  Sign up for these workshops in the ProDev portal under the CTE tab.

Faith Learning Integration (FLI) Brown Bag Luncheons 

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

Register in the ProDev Portal (CTE tab).  Faculty are encouraged to bring their own lunch.  

Spring 2019 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. 

The Skillful Teacher

  • By S. Brookfield; Led by Tom Doss
  • Select Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., DH 3014 (Jan. 22, Feb. 19, March 19, April 16)
  • For residential faculty
  • Email CAD@liberty.edu to register

Excellent Online Teaching

  • By A. Johnson; Led by Alex Barnett
  • Select Tuesdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., DH 3014 (Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26, April 23)
  • For faculty who teach online
  • Email CAD@liberty.edu to register

Upcoming 2019 Application Deadlines

Teaching with Technology Boot Camp- June 3-6

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

January Professional Development Day - Jan. 9, 2019

Location: Montview Alumni Ballroom (3rd Floor, Backside of DeMoss Hall)
This residential faculty PD event will include:

  • 8:30 a.m. - Coffee and Registration/Check-in
  • 9:00 a.m. - Corporate Worship and Devotions
  • 9:30 a.m. - Administrative Updates and Selected Topics
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Poster Sessions, Vendor Expo and Lunch

Faculty Call for Presentations and Research Posters

The Faculty Call for Presentations and Research Posters for the “January Professional Development Day” is open until January 4th, 2019.  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 your answers to the following 4 questions):

  1. Author(s)

  2. Title

  3. Category (Scholarship of…)

    • Discovery -original research that advances knowledge;

    • Integration -synthesis of information across disciplines, topics, or time;

    • Application -application of disciplinary expertise with results that can be shared;

    • Teaching & Learning - the systematic study of teaching and learning processes.

  4. Abstract, Description, or Overview (1-3 sentences preferred) 

Preferred Design Format for Accepted Posters: 

Upon acceptance, posters should be 30” x40” or 36”x48”. 

Posters should include:

  • 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

If you are interested in using a template for your poster session, please visit: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/research_week_templates/.

Top Hat Training - Jan. 10, 2019

Date: Thursday, Jan. 10
Times: 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: DH 3064

The half-day Boot Camp for Faculty, GSAs, and Faculty Support Coordinators will focus on the following: Taking attendance, student polling, Blackboard sync, secure testing & quizzing, and advanced features.

Attendance is optional, but highly encouraged.

Register in the ProDev portal (CTE Tab) or email CAD@liberty.edu.

Blackboard Standards of Instruction - Jan. 11, 2019

Date: Friday, Jan. 11
Times: 8:00 -11:30 a.m. or 12:30-4:00 p.m.
Location: DH 3064

The half-day Boot Camp for Faculty, GSAs, and Faculty Support Coordinators will focus on the following: Communication in Blackboard, building an assignment, setting due dates, tech integration, and support resources.

Attendance is optional, but highly encouraged.

Register in the ProDev portal (CTE Tab) or email CAD@liberty.edu.

Teaching with Technology Boot Camp - June 3-6, 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.

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

Teaching Analysis Poll (TAP)

Why wait until after your students are gone to get their feedback? Schedule a Teaching Analysis Poll (TAP).  TAPs take just 30 minutes of class time. Email CAD@liberty.edu to schedule.

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.

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.


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