I have greatly missed the energy and conversations that all of you bring to Faculty Development and I cannot wait to start offering programs that facilitate meaningful discussions about teaching & learning, research, and other faculty needs.
As I welcome you back to campus, I want to share some news about this year, so you can begin reaching out to Faculty Development and participating in our initiatives.
First, I hope you will start taking advantage of the Rose Garden Room, now that the 4th floor of the library is open again! The Rose Garden Room is located in MLIB 459 and it is open to faculty Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm. It is a wonderful space to read, grade, write, and meet wonderful colleagues.
I also want to share that this semester we will launch a new FDEV Challenge, starting Wednesday September 7th, so check your email for a chance to receive a $50 gift certificate at the end of the semester!
Lastly, I want to announce a new faculty learning community that we will offer this year, focusing on Universal Design for Learning. We are finalizing the call, and we will send it out in early September. We hope that you will consider applying, so stay tuned for more information!
Welcome back, dear faculty, I cannot wait to see all of you around campus!