Faculty Commons Programs this Week

Preseason: 8/19 – 8/31

 


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Event Start

Event Description

Event Location

New Employee Orientation – ALL day

Monday, August 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM

All new faculty must attend the HR program for new employees.

Olin Concert Hall

New Faculty Orientation – ALL day

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Orientation program for new faculty.

Schedule here

New Faculty Orientation – ALL day

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Orientation program for new faculty.

Schedule here

Dept Chairs Workshop

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Annual Chairs Retreat

Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall

New Chairs Workshop

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Orientation for new chairs

Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall

Pedagogy Matters Conference

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Description and schedule here

Register here

First Year Seminar Instructors Workshop

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM

This session will provide an overiew of the new general education requirements, support for FYS Instructors, First Year Orientation and a discussion of ways to engage your students in the Common Read.

Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall – Register here

Introduction to the New Lyceum

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM

This session provides an overview of the new version of Lyceum, the college’s course management system. (Instructors: Michael Hanrahan and Ashley Wilbur)

RW105 – Register here

Lyceum Gradebook

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM

This session will provide an overview of the Lyceum Gradebook, which allows instructors to record and calculate student grades. (Instructors: Michael Hanrahan and Ashley Wilbur)

RW105 – Register here

Lyceum Extensions: Interactive Learning Tools

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Join us to learn about tools within Lyceum that enable students to interact with multimedia resources, including: Ensemble (build custom video playlists for students), POODL (easily submit audio or video recordings as assignments, quiz responses, and within discussion forums), and PlayPosit (create interactive videos where learners explore and apply new material at their own pace). (Instructors: Shauna’h Fuegen, Colin Kelley, and Ashley Wilbur)

RW105 – Register here

Second Year Faculty Workshop

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Workshop for tenure track faculty entering their second year at Bates. This session will provide an overview of the tenure and promotion process, best practices for advising in the major, and the mid-semester assessment program.

Pettigrew 204 – Register here

Lyceum Consultations (Drop In Sessions)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM

During these drop-by sessions, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curricular and Research Computing, who will help with any feature of Lyceum.

RW105 – Register here

Endnote – Bibliographic Manager

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM

We will help you install Bates’ licensed bibliographic management software, EndNote, on your own PC or Mac (bring them along), or demonstrate how to install it on your office machine. We’ll also discuss how to use it to automatically import and store bibliographic information and PDFs, and finally how to use the program to insert and format citations in MS Word. If you’ve used other bibliographic tools, we can discuss a possible migration of your data to EndNote. (Instructor: Chris Schiff, Music and Arts Librarian)

Ladd 148 – Register here

Faculty Workshop: Engaging Students in Deep Reading of Course Texts

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Students often need support in moving from high-school level reading to college-level deep reading, as well as strategies for reading the wide variety of texts that they encounter across courses and disciplines. This Gear-Up workshop will offer participants some best practices—and time to test out these practices—in helping students engage in our course texts in a way that requires them go beyond what a text says or how it makes them feel, and enter into a critical awareness of how a text works. This workshop engages conversation around equitable and inclusive instruction.


Facilitated by Bridget Fullerton

ARC Writing & Language Center, Ladd Library – Register here

Create + Share Media Tools

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM

From capturing class presentations to sharing clips from popular media to documenting field research, video and audio can engage students and colleagues – but where to start? In this session, we’ll review the basic tools and resources that CRC provides for both creating and sharing media. (Instructor: Colin Kelley

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RW105 – Register here

Dept/Prog Academic Fair

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM

The annual academic fair for entering First Year students. If you’re on campus, come on down!

Perry Atrium

Lyceum Consultations (Drop In Sessions)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM

During these drop-by sessions, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curricular and Research Computing, who will help with any feature of Lyceum.

RW105 – Register here

Statistical Software

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Faculty and their students at Bates have access to several software packages for analyzing data, including Stata, SPSS, and R. Learn about the pros and cons of different packages, resources available for mastering them, and the support we can provide to students using this software for courses or independent research. (Instructor: Christine Murray, Social Science Librarian)

Ladd 148 – Register here

Faculty Workshop: Tools for Better, Faster Grading

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Commenting on and grading papers can be one of the most time-consuming parts of faculty life. By focusing your energy, it’s possible to both spend less time grading, and provide more useful feedback for your students. In this workshop, we’ll cover a few principles for fast and pedagogically effective assessment, as well as a few tools that can completely change the way you grade.

Facilitated by Dan Sanford

ARC Writing & Language Center, Ladd Library – Register here

Beyond Lyceum: WordPress, Scalar, and Story Maps

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM

In this session, we’ll cover innovative uses of various web publishing platforms, including blogging and website creation with WordPress, curating collaboratively-authored, media-rich texts with Scalar, and immersive storytelling with text, interactive maps, and other multimedia using Story Maps. (Instructors: Shauna’h Fuegen and Cori Hoover).

RW105 – Register here

Understanding and Addressing Multilingual Writers’ Needs (Roundtable Discussion)

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Meeting multilingual writers’ needs starts by knowing more about the landscape of multilingual learners in U.S. higher institutions. In this roundtable, we invite you to join a conversation where we look at the linguistic range of multilingual writers in our own classrooms and explore some “ethical” ways, that have been identified in the literature, for supporting them.


Facilitated by Ghada Gherwash, PhD, Multilingual Writing Specialist, Colby College

ARC Writing & Language Center, Ladd Library – Register here

Lyceum Consultations (Drop In Sessions)

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM

During these drop-by sessions, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curricular and Research Computing, who will help with any feature of Lyceum.

RW105 – Register here

Citations and Style Guides for Research & Teaching

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Citations form the backbone of scholarship. This session will overview the major style guides, including recent updates in Chicago and MLA. We will also discuss ways to incorporate citations into assignments, how to talk about academic integrity in a non-punitive way, and the impact of style and citations in managing sources. (Instructor: Christina Bell, Humanities Librarian)

Ladd 148 – Register here

Faculty Workshop: Teaching Writing Using the Norton Field Guide to Writing

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM

The Norton Field Guide to Writing is the course text recommended by Writing@Bates for supporting the teaching of writing. In this workshop, we’ll provide an overview of the text and strategies for using it to support students’ growth as writers. We’ll also cover the library of online teaching materials that are available to faculty and students in courses that use the Field Guide, including Inquizitive: self-paced online modules designed to help students master commonly recurring issues in sentence structure, editing, and citation.


Facilitated by Dan Sanford

Coram 110 – Register here

Extended Reality in the Classroom

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM

This session will provide an overview of extended reality (XR) technologies and how they are being used in higher education, including virtual reality and augmented reality. During this workshop we will explore historical 3D reconstructions collaboratively-generated by students and faculty. We expect the use of these technologies to grow at Bates alongside the opening of the new Visualization Lab in Coram. (Instructors: Cori Hoover and Branden Rush)

RW105 – Register here

Data Management Tools

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Introduction to four Bates-specific research collaboration and data management resources:


Etna Collaborative File Storage – Do you need a simple way to share files with Bates colleagues and students for your research and classes? Learn what more than 50 of your colleagues have already discovered about using the Etna collaborative file share for your scholarship and courses.


Bates Data Papers – Do you struggle with the task of pulling together student research data at the end of each semester? Learn how to have your capstone and research students archive their data with an integrated narrative. Wrangling student data for inclusion in a publication has never been easier.


SCARAB Data Repository – Do you have completed data sets generated from your scholarship or as part of a class that don’t quite fit in a publication or national data repository? Come and learn how the new SCARAB Data Repository can help.


Data Management Plan (DMP) support – Thinking about submitting a grant that requires a DMP? Not sure what should go in there? Find out how the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPaRC) and ILS can help. (Instructor: Pete Schlax, Science and Data Librarian)

Ladd 148 – Register here

Faculty Workshop: Writing Assignment Design

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 3:00 PM

This interactive workshop will begin with a review of evidence-based principles of effective writing assignment design: attending to purpose, audience, genre, and other expectations; connecting assignments to course goals; scaffolding assignments to support students’ growth; and designing rubrics. With the guidance of a writing specialist, participants will reflect on and review each other’s assignments. Participants will leave with improved assignments for the fall of 2019, an improved understanding of how to design future assignments, and, perhaps, a stronger sense of community with their colleagues. Please bring a draft of (or ideas for) a writing assignment, a public speaking assignment, a presentation, or a multimedia project for one of your upcoming classes.

Facilitated by Stephanie Wade

ARC Writing & Language Center, Ladd Library – Register here