Faculty Workshops

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Workshop Calendar

Blackboard Training
for Faculty

Center for Academic Development, DeMoss Hall 3014
Sign up in the ProDev Portal (CTE Tab)

Blackboard Workshops
Mondays @ 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 28: Bb Bottom-Line Blackboard Sept. 4: Bb Course Content
Sept. 11: Bb What Does Your Course Say?
Sept. 18: Bb/Kaltura: Video Announcements
Sept. 25: Bb Grade Center                  

Oct. 2: Bb Tests & Quizzes
Oct. 9Bb Safe Assign
Oct16: Bb Interactive Rubrics             Oct. 23Bb Communication from             Bb  
Oct. 30: Bb Course Copy/Course Restore                                                         

Nov. 6: Bb Create a Course Banner         Nov. 13: Bb Video
Nov. 27: Bb Course Copy/Course Restore             

Semester-Long Faculty Book Studies

Book studies meet on select days in DeMoss Hall 3014. 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.  Please email CTE@liberty.edu for more details or to secure a spot.

Fall 2017:  "Generation iY" by T. Elmore.

  • Sept. 19
  • Oct. 17
  • Nov. 7

Fall 2017:  "Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching" by R. Lehman. 

  • Sept. 26
  • Oct. 31
  • Nov. 28

(*For faculty who teach online)

Fall 2017:  "How to Get Started in Arts & Humanities Research w/Undergrads" by I. Crawford. 

  • Sept. 13

  • Oct. 11

  • Nov. 8

  • Dec. 6

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.15: Adobe Post - Creating Graphics
  • Sept. 22: Adobe Page - Digital Storytelling
  • Sept. 29: 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 2017

  • Sept. 12: “Math, Science, & God" 
  • Oct. 10: “We are Right to Reject Evolution"
  • Nov. 14: “Science & the Bible"
  • Dec. 05: “Is the Shroud of Turin Jesus' Burial & Resurrection Garment?"

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




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.  

Fall 2017 Workshop Calendar 

July 2017: Fall 2017 Workshop Calendar for the Center for Academic Development has been released.  Sign up for these workshops in the ProDev portal under the CTE tab.

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 are 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.

January All-Faculty Professional Development

January professional development day is scheduled for Jan. 17, 2018.

January 17 Schedule TBA

Teaching with Technology Boot Camp

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 are provided mentoring from skilled practitioners to help them implement what they have learned.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) will record CEUs and email associated certificates (at no charge) to all faculty/staff who satisfactorily complete qualified university-provided training. This includes TWT Boot Camp (4.0 CEUs) and full tracks of LUO professional development (0.6 CEUs).

Graduate Student Assistants (GSA)

GSAs are welcome to attend nearly all CTE workshops, roundtables, communities of practice, and trainings during the academic year.  Registration for workshops can be found in the Pro Dev Portal (PDP).  In addition, several GSA specific trainings 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 Teaching Excellence, DH 3014.

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

August 17-23, 2017

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. 

2017-18 Schedules:





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