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Workshop Calendar

EQ Workshop Series

Seven Steps to Raise your EQ (Emotional Intelligence)

  • Sept. 8, 11:15-12:15, DeMoss Hall 3032
  • Oct. 6, 11:15-12:15, DeMoss Hall 3032
  • Nov. 3, 11:15-12:15, DeMoss 3032

Presented by Sylvia Hart Frejd. Register in the ProDev Portal (CTE Tab).

Semester-Long Faculty Book Studies

Book studies meet on select days from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in DeMoss Hall 3032.  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 2015:  "Amplified Leadership: 5 Practices to Establish Influence, Build People, and Impact Others" by Dan Reiland.  Led by Shawn Bielicki.

  • Aug. 31
  • Sept. 28
  • Oct. 26
  • Nov. 30

Spring 2016:  "Drive" by Daniel Pink. Led by Sharon Wheeler.

  • Jan. 25
  • Feb. 29
  • March 21
  • April 25

Leadership Symposia 2015
Bring your lunch, CTE will provide snacks and drinks

  • Aug. 25: "Needed: Professor-Leaders for the 21st Century." Presented by Robert Mackey
  • Sept. 15: "Implementing a Vision." Presented by Harold Wilmington
  • Oct. 13: "Leaders Lead, Managers Manage. Which are You?" Presented by Barry Moore
  • Nov. 10: "The Army Learning Model 2015 and the Need of Leadership Education." Presented by Maj. Bret Hamilton
  • Dec. 1: "We Need to Talk: Successfully Navigating Relationship Conflict." Presented by Linda Mintle

Workshops take place from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in DeMoss Hall 3032.  Register in the ProDev Portal (CTE Tab).

January 13 PD Day

The schedule is released for Jan PD Day with Dr. MaryEllen Weimer. Sessions take place at Towns Alumni Hall from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Faculty should register in the Pro Dev Portal (CTE Tab).

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 3032.

  • Sept. 22: "Understanding the Same-Sex Marriage Decision and Its Implications." Presented by Rena Lindevaldsen, J.D.
  • Sept. 29: "Art of Christian Existentialism." Presented by Thomas Provenzola
  • Oct. 20: "How Christian is Our Integration." Presnted by Chad Thornhill
  • Oct. 27: "Jesus, Suffering, and the Problem of Evil." Presented by Edward Martin
  • Nov. 17: "Goodbye Post-Modernism; Hello Neo-Modernism." Presented by Andrew Fabich

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



All workshops offered by CTE 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.  Please see below for requirements and check the Spring 2016 CTE workshop calendar and the Blackboard workshop schedule for upcoming opportunities.



New Faculty Orientation (NFO), All-Faculty Orientation, Institute for Student Success (ISS), & Focused Meetings

August 17-26, 2016

New Faculty Orientation and All Faculty Orientation/Institute for Student Success are held in August of each year. The CTE hosts a variety of workshops and informational sessions during this period. 

2016-17 Schedules:

Early Career Requirements

Faculty Cohorts Hired in 2009-2010 and After

First Year

    Getting Ready to Teach a Class
    Blackboard at Liberty University
    Start Smart
    Stopping Plagiarism Before It Starts
    Teaching Act: Facilitating Learning
    Faith Learning Integration Elective

Second Year

    Constructing Meaningful Writing Assignments
    Bb: Grade Center Management
    IT's Best Kept Secrets
    Evaluating Classroom Assignments
    Teaching Act: Assessment of Learning
    Faith Learning Integration Elective

Third Year

    Teaching Act: Student Engagement
    Bb: Export/ Import/ Course Restore
    Technology Integration
    The ESL Student Writer
    Teaching Act: Higher, Deeper (Critical Thinking)
    Faith Learning Integration Elective

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.

Liberty University Online Faculty

Required LUO Workshops (2016-17)

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers six workshops targeted to online faculty each year.  These workshops are recorded and accompanying quizzes, required for LUO faculty, and can be accessed using the ProDev Tracking feature in the password-protected  Faculty Portfolio tool.  PowerPoints and handouts related to these videos are housed in the CTE FCC.  Online faculty members are encouraged to view other recorded trainings, as well.

  • Teaching & Learning - LUO: Reading Strategies and Resources to Assist Online Learners. Recording Available September 1
  • Writing - LUO: A.W.E. Academic Writing Enhancement. Recording available September 1
  • Special Topics - LUO: Open Educational Resources and LUO Student Support Services. Recording available September 1
  • FLI - LUO: Teaching in a Post-Modern World. Recording Available September 1
  • Bb - LUO: Collaborative Communication Technologies. Recording available September 1
  • Tech - LUO: Microsoft Office 365 Ecosystem. Recording available September 1

January All-Faculty Professional Development

January professional development day is scheduled for Jan. 13, 2016. Continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. in Towns Alumni Hall. Faculty should register for this event in the Pro Dev Portal, CTE tab.

Janurary 13 Schedule

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 CTE 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 3032.