Types of Events
The Institute for Faculty Development's events tend to vary, depending on the needs of the campus in a given year. We have two large events for the full faculty, each academic year. The Faculty Gathering takes place in the Fall and is geared around developing our teaching approaches and discovering more about the Vanguard community, and resources for students and faculty. The end-of-the-year Faculty Meeting tends to be more oriented toward long-term planning and providing vital information as we close our year.
We hold a series of workshops each year, focused on the key needs of faculty. Topics can include teaching approaches, cultural competence, and addressing at-risk students' needs. Workshop information is available on this site and registration links send you over to our sign-up course on Canvas. There are also various faculty and others who hold book discussion groups throughout the academic year.
Educational Technology Training Events
The Educational Technology department holds training events throughout the semester in a variety of ways. We offer in-person classes, scheduled online events, and video-based courses. Learning opportunities are listed on this site and registration links are provided that take you over to our sign-up tool in Canvas.
Sometimes the greatest help can come from our one-on-one interactions. Personal consultations may be requested from each member of the Institute for Faculty Development team. We will be automating the scheduling process here in the future, so you can see what specific ways you might want to engage one-on-one with someone from the institute. For now, please don't hesitate to get in touch.