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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

Inside Out Faith Integration Roundtable Discussions 

Inside Out Faith Integration: GSA Roundtable

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, August 22, DH 3088.

Inside Out Faith Integration: Faculty Roundtable

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, August 29, DH 3088.  

GSA Open House 

Time & Location: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday August 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!

Fall 2019 Book Studies

Online Faculty Book Study

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 that have proven to have a powerful effect on online classroom engagement and learning.

Three sessions: Tuesdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, and Nov. 5

Time: 11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m. via WebEx

Residential Faculty Book Study

Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom by Kathleen Gabriel (August Orientation’s Keynote Speaker)

At a time when the number of underrepresented students – working adults, minority, first-generation, low-income, and international students – is increasing, this book addresses that lack of specific guidance by providing faculty with additional instructional practices geared toward reaching all the students in their classrooms.

Three sessions: Tuesdays, Sept. 24, Oct.22, and Nov. 19

Time: 11:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m. in DH 3088

January Professional Development Day - TBD 2020

More information coming soon!

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

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 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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