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New Faculty Institute (NFI)/Teaching Conversations (TC)

The New Faculty Institute (NFI)/Teaching Conversations (TC) Program introduces both newly-hired faculty and veteran faculty to the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) mission of “quality education, service, inquiry and creativity.” The program supports acclimation to the institution for new faculty and teaching staff and fosters camaraderie for all while promoting teaching excellence and professional development. One of the most beneficial aspects of the program arises in the sharing of experiences and insights from our classroom practices.

NFI/TC 2020-2021

We invite all full-time and part-time faculty new to UNG to participate in the joint NFI/TC 2020-2021, a series of six workshops across the full academic year hosted virtually on eLearning (D2L).

To stimulate discussion, we'll provide session outlines with readings and resources in advance of each meeting. Outlines and materials will be available in eLearning (D2L), where post-session self-assessment will also be available. One of the most beneficial aspects of these teaching conversations will be the camaraderie of sharing our experiences and our best ideas from our classroom practices.

Certificates

In order to qualify for a program certificate, NFI participants first meet at the New Faculty Orientation during August and then attend a minimum of four sessions during the academic year, while veteran faculty and teaching staff attend four out of six sessions. After attending the required number of sessions, new faculty and veteran faculty must complete a two-page assessment of how program content influenced practices. If you must miss a required session, please contact CTLL prior to the session to make alternate accommodations. We reserve the right to limit the number of sessions missed to one.

  1. Register in at least four of the six sessions.
  2. Prior to each session you should spend time reading the materials and viewing the PowerPoint presentation made available in eLearning. After the session, provide a substantial response to open-ended questions posted as a quiz in eLearning (D2L). The questions are designed to provide self-reflection. You can respond to questions up until the start of the next session. In the case of the last session, you will have until the end of the academic year to complete the questions.
  3. After responding to four session, write and submit to eLearning (D2L) a two-page assessment of how these sessions influenced your practices. Submit in the Assignments folder.

Agenda and Calendar

2020 - 2021 NFI/TC

NFI/TC Coordinators

Carl Ohrenberg
Rebecca Johnston

Campus Leaders

Blue Ridge: Nathan Price
Cumming: Lori Furbush
Dahlonega: Kelly McFaden
Gainesville: Jennifer Williford
Oconee: Courtney Ferriter

Date Sessions Subject Campus/Location
Monday, September 14, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Session 1 Balance or Burnout?: Strategies for Achieving Professional and Personal Success in the Time of covid-19 eLearning (D2L)

Monday, October 12, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Session 2

Effective Peer Observations and Other Ways to Document Teaching Excellence

eLearning (D2L)

Monday, November 9, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Session 3

Faculty Annual Review and Promotion & Tenure

eLearning (D2L)

Monday, February 8, 2021
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Session 4

Fostering Diversity & Inclusion by Engaging in Difficult Conversations

eLearning (D2L)

Monday, March 8, 2021
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Session 5

How to Motivate Students: Solving the Mystery

eLearning (D2L)

Monday, April 12, 2021
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Session 6

Dispelling Myths about Mind: Mindset, Metacognition and Brain-Based Learning

eLearning (D2L)

May 10, 2021
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Session 7

Reflective Analysis Due

2019 - 2020 NFI

NFI Coordinators

Carl Ohrenberg

Campus Leaders

Dahlonega: Kelly McFaden
Gainesville: David Osmond
Oconee: Shane Toepfer

 

Date Sessions Subject Campus/Location
Monday, September 9, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.
Session 1 Balance or Burnout?: Strategies for Achieving Professional and Personal Success DAH-Dunlap 211A
GVL-Nesbitt 3203
OCN-Student Resource Center 501

Monday, October 14, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 2

Peer Observations of Teaching

DAH-Dunlap 211A
GVL-Nesbitt 3203
OCN-Student Resource Center 501

Monday, November 11, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 3

Faculty Annual Review and Promotion & Tenure

DAH-Dunlap 211A
GVL-Nesbitt 3203
OCN-Student Resource Center 501

Monday, February 10, 2020
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 4

Fostering Diversity & Inclusion

DAH-Dunlap 211A
GVL-Nesbitt 3203
OCN-Student Resource Center 501

Monday, March 9, 2020
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 5

Solving the Mystery of Student Motivation

DAH-Dunlap 211A
GVL-Nesbitt 3203
OCN-Student Resource Center 501

Monday, April 13, 2020
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 6

Dispelling Myths about Mind: Mindset & Metacognition

Webinar
Contact ctll@ung.edu to register.

May 15, 2020
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 7

Reflective Analysis Due

2018 - 2019 NFI

NFI Coordinators

Katherine Kipp

Campus Leaders

Dahlonega: Kelly McFaden
Gainesville: David Osmond
Oconee: Shane Toepfer
Date Sessions     Subject Place
Monday, August 27, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.
Session 1 Balance or Burnout?: Strategies for Achieving Professional and Personal Success DAH Dunlap 211A
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, September 24, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 2

Peer Observations of Teaching

DAH Dunlap 211A
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, October 22, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 3

Faculty Annual Review and Promotion & Tenure

DAH Dunlap 211A
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, January 28, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 4

Fostering Diversity & Inclusion

DAH Dunlap 211A
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, February 25, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 5

Solving the Mystery of Student Motivation

DAH Dunlap 211A
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, March 25 2019
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 6

Dispelling Myths about Mind: Mindset & Metacognition

DAH Dunlap 211A
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

May 15, 2019
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 7

Reflective Analysis Due

2017 - 2018 NFI

Date Sessions     Subject Place
Monday, September 25, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.
Session 1 Balance or Burnout?: Strategies for Achieving Professional and Personal Success DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, October 23, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 2

From Brain Dump to Deep Learning: Creating Engaging Lectures & Presentations

DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, November 27, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 3

Faculty Annual Review and Promotion & Tenure

DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, February 26, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 4

Fostering Diversity & Inclusion

DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, March 26, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 5

Solving the Mystery of Student Motivation

DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, April 23, 2018
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 6

Dispelling Myths about Mind: Mindset & Metacognition

DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Friday, May 11, 2018

Session 7

Reflective Analysis Due

DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Facilitators

  • Dahlonega - Kelly McFaden
  • Gainesville - David Osmond
  • Oconee - Shane Toepfer

NFI Coordinator

  • Katherine Kipp

2016 - 2017 NFI

Date Sessions     Subject Place
September 21, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.
Session 1 Academic Career Planning and Personal Priorities- Katherine Kipp CMG 203
DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 2204
OCN CLS 312

October 19, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 2

Effective Lecturing and Presentations- Katherine Kipp

CMG 203
DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 2204
OCN CLS 312

November 16, 2016
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 3

Writing an Effective Annual Report- Mary Carney

CMG 203
DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 2204
OCN CLS 312

February 15, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 4

Creating Effective Learning Environments- Diana Edelman

CMG 203
DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 2204
OCN CLS 312

March 22, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 5

Fostering Critical and Creative Thinking- Rebecca Johnston

CMG 203
DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 2204
OCN CLS 312

April 19, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.

Session 6

Evidence-based Teaching and Demonstrating Teaching Effectiveness - Ann Marie Francis

CMG 203
DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 2204
OCN CLS 312

Campus Leaders

  • Blue Ridge - Nathan Price
  • Cumming - Ann Marie Francis
  • Dahlonega - Becky Johnston
  • Gainesville - Diana Edelman
  • Oconee - Katherine Kipp

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