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Faculty Workshops

Workshops offered by the Center for Academic Development- Teaching Excellence 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 2019 Workshop Calendar 

Fall 2019 Workshop Calendar

Faith Integration Workshops 

A Biblical Approach to Conflict Resolution

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, DH 3066

Inside Out Faith Integration: Roundtables

GSA: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, DH 3066
Faculty: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, DH 3066

The Potential of Your Profession

10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, DH 3066

GSA Open House 

Time & Location: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday Aug. 30, DeMoss Hall 3088

Come learn about the Certificate of University Teaching program as well as other services and workshops the Center for Teaching Excellence provides GSAs! Please email CTE@liberty.edu to let us know you are coming!

Book Studies

Online Faculty Book Studies

Fall: Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby and James Lang

  • Small Teaching Online explores the unique challenges of online instruction and shares the small teaching strategies.
  • Tuesdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 5; 11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m. via WebEx

Spring: The Online Teaching Survival Guide by Judith V. Boettcher

  • The Online Teaching Survival Guide offers faculty a wide array of theory-based techniques designed for online teaching and technology-enhanced courses.
  • Tuesdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 30, and April 27; 11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m. via WebEx

Residential Faculty Book Studies

Fall: Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom by Kathleen Gabriel (Aug. Orientation’s Keynote Speaker)

  • This book addresses that lack of specific guidance by providing faculty with additional instructional practices geared toward reaching all students.
  • Tuesdays, Sept. 24, Oct.22, and Nov. 19; 11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m. DH 3088

Spring: Make it Stick by Peter Brown

  • Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.
  • Tuesdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 24, and April 21; 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., DH 3066

January Professional Development Day(s) - Jan. 9-10 2020

This year's January Professional Development will be The Conference on Teaching Excellence.

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

Early Career Requirements

New faculty hires should complete three years of early career requirements. See Early Career Shell in Blackboard.

Early Career Academies

Work-Life Balance

8:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, DH 3066

Content Creation through Multimedia

12:30-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, DH 3066

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 CTE@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 Teaching Excellence, DeMoss Hall 3066.

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

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

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) 2020

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

NFO is reserved for new, full-time residential faculty hires, as well as for faculty who missed last year’s NFO due to being hired after the event (i.e. January hires). This year NFO has been consolidated to one day and will cover various academic and professional development requirements, as well as the minimal tech competencies. Business dress is expected. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

All Faculty Orientation (AFO) 2020

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

AFO is for all full-time residential faculty and academic administration. This year AFO will be consolidated to one day and include professional development and administrative updates. This year’s topic will be teaching special student populations.Breakfast and lunch will be provided. No advance registration; attendance will be taken on-site. CEUs will be emailed to attendees following the event.

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