Center for Faculty Development
Programs and Events

Past Workshops

  • Each quarter, the Center runs workshops on a variety of learning and teaching issues. These are often delivered in conjunction with colleagues from across the university who have expertise in specific aspects of pedagogic practice. Each year, we also bring in a number of outside presenters to provide a different perspective than our own.

    Workshops for the current quarter are listed in the Programs/Events section of this website.

    2013-14

    Mindset: How realizing your potential is about hard work, not talent | Therese Huston & David Green | February 2014

    New Year, New Yes: Learning how mindfulness can help your writing, teaching, and peace of mind (hosted NCFDD tele-workshop) | Cassie Premo Steele | February 2014

    Future-proofing your career: Non-tenure-track faculty in the driver's seat | Jacquelyn Miller | February 2014

    Revise and resubmit: A conversation with journal editors | David Green | January 2014

    An A to take pride in: Helping students push themselves | David Green | November 2013

    The short straw: Pros and cons of becoming department chair | Jacquelyn Miller | November 2013

    How to have healthy conflict (hosted NCFDD tele-workshop) | Kerry Ann Rockquemore | October 2013

    2012-13

    "Where do I go from here?" Mid-career faculty in the driver's seat | David Green and Jacquelyn Miller | May 2013

    Learning outcomes: Cure-all for your course ills? | David Green (Co-sponsored by Albers School of Business & Economics) | January 2013

    Habits of highly successful academic writers | Helen Sword, The University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand | October 2012

    Fewer assignments, less grading, deeper learning: A miracle of course design? | David Green | November 2012

    2011–12

    The good, the bad, and the ugly: Analyzing and acting on student evaluation comments | Therese Huston | October 2011

    Rigorous enough to publish: Turning your teaching into a research project | Therese Huston | November 2011

    Professional formation in the age of entitlement | David Green (Co-sponsored by Albers School of Business and Economics) | February 2012

    POGIL: Award-winning pedagogy from Washington State's Professor of the Year, SU's Vicky Minderhout | Vicky Minderhout and Jenny Loertscher (Chemistry) | February 2012

    Designing courses for the Core Curriculum using "constructive alignment" | David Green | April 2012

    Oral reviews: Promoting deeper understanding, confidence, and satisfaction among students | Mary Nelson (George Mason University) Co-sponsored by the Mathematics Department, College of Science & Engineering | April 2012

    Our preconceptions of our students: Justified, unjustified, unjust? | David Green | May 2012

    2010–11

    "Minimal Marking:" Reducing the grading load while giving good feedback | John Bean (English) and David Green | October 2010

    Energizing long classes | David Green and Therese Huston | October 2010

    "That's so gay." Responding to incendiary comments in the classroom | David Green | November 2010

    A candid conversation on "grade inflation" | David Green | January 2011

    "It's in the syllabus—So why don't they get it?" Universal Design for Learning | Carol Weaver (Education) | February 2011

    Academic reflective writing: Practice connecting the mind to what matters? | Larry Nichols (English and The Writing Center) | February 2011

    Writing, procrastination, and resistance: How to identify what's holding you back and move through it | Kerry Ann Rockquemore (National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity) Co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Albers School of Business and Economics | April 2011

    2009–10

    Responsive teaching: how mid-term evaluations and minor course adjustments can improve student learning | David Green and Therese Huston | January 2010 

    Teaching to diversity: the multinational classroom | David Green (Co-sponsored by Albers School of Business and Economics) | February 2010

    Encouraging students to read: incentives, disincentives, and raising the bar intellectually | David Green | February 2010 

    Project and protect: Voice skills for faculty | Sibylle Just (Neurologisches Reha-Zentrum, Wiesbaden & University of Giessen, Germany) | April 2010

    Looking to learn: Developing visual literacy across the disciplines | Deandra Little (University of Virginia) | May 2010

    What's said and not said: Navigating classroom discomfort around gender, race, and social class | Ed Reed (Matteo Ricci College) | May 2010

    2008–09

    Trouble-shooting your classroom discussions | David Green and Therese Huston | October 2008 

    Redesigning your writing assignments | John Bean (English, College of Arts & Sciences) and Larry Nichols (The Writing Center) | November 2008

    Pearls of wisdom or just grit: Soliciting more helpful feedback from students on course evaluations | David Green and Therese Huston | November 2008

    Teaching multiculturally inclusive courses – across the disciplines | Matt Ouellett (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) | January 2009

    Generating outside funding | Leesa Brown (Sponsored Research), Barbara Dolby, and Jane Spalding (University Advancement) | January 2009

    Academic rigor: promoting deep approaches to learning | David Green and Therese Huston | February 2009

    Future-gazing and sustainability: Teaching students to conceptualize change | Celia Popovic (Birmingham City University, UK) | February 2009

    Optimizing student teams: key lessons from teams research to enhance the team experience for everyone | Jennifer Marrone (Management, Albers School of Business and Economics) | February 2009

    "Students today aren't what they used to be!" The millennial generation and its impact on the classroom | David Green and Therese Huston (Co-sponsored by Albers School of Business and Economics) | April 2009

    Teaching what you don't know | David Green and Therese Huston | April and May 2009

    Pursuing deep learning and social change: academic service learning | Jeffrey Anderson (College of Education / Faculty Fellows Program) and Kent Koth (Center for Service and Community Engagement) | May 2009

    2007–08

    Using mid-term evaluations to improve your teaching | David Green and Therese Huston | October 2007

    Integrating service and learning through reflection | David Green, Therese Huston, and Kent Koth (Center for Service and Community Engagement) | November 2007

    Carrot or stick: Getting students to do the reading | David Green and Therese Huston | November 2007

    Responding to challenges in the classroom: Incidents and impacts of disruptive student behavior | David Green and Therese Huston | January 2008

    Thinking outside the box: Promoting students' independent thinking skills | David Green | February 2008

    "But the test had nothing to do with the class!" Redesigning courses to match assignments, outcomes and teaching methods | David Green | February 2008

    Globalization in the classroom: Making the most of multinational student groups | David Green | February 2008

    From monologue to dialogue: Moderating online discussions | Carlos De Mello-e-Souza (Accounting, Albers School of Business and Economics), David Green, and Bill Hill (Office of Information Technology) | April 2008

    The art of good seminars | Russ Lidman (Institute for Public Service, College of Arts and Sciences) | May 2008

    Feedback that informs: Creating stimulus for change in peer reviews of teaching | Carol Weaver (Education) | May 2008

    2006–07

    Teaching through a collective tragedy | Therese Huston | October 2006

    Turning difficult moments into teachable moments I: Academic service learning and race | Therese Huston and Kent Koth (Center for Service and Community Engagement) | November 2006

    Teaching writing across borders | David Green, Therese Huston, and Larry Nichols (The Writing Center) | January 2007

    Turning difficult moments into teachable moments II: Academic service learning and gender | David Green and Kent Koth (Center for Service and Community Engagement) | January 2007

    Making your assignments more interesting to grade | David Green | January and February 2007

    Brown bag sessions on teaching and faculty issues around Virginia Tech | David Green and Therese Huston | April 2007

    Using grading rubrics to make your expectations clear | David Green and Therese Huston | April 2007

    Turning difficult moments into teachable moments III: Academic service learning and the self-righteous mindset | Therese Huston and Kent Koth (Center for Service and Community Engagement) | April 2007

    The art of good discussions I | Jacob Diaz (Student Development) and Bridget Kelly (Education) | May 2007

    The art of good discussions II | David Green and Therese Huston | May 2007

    PowerPoint: Always for good, never for evil! | David Green and Bill Hill (Office of Information Technology) | May 2007

    Changes in attitudes: Incidents and impacts of disruptive student behavior | David Green and Therese Huston | May 2007

    Engaging diversity (impromptu session after guest speaker was unable to attend) | David Green and Therese Huston | May 2007