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New Faculty Institute

The New Faculty Institute (NFI) introduces newly-hired faculty to the University of North Georgia (UNG) missions of “quality education, service, inquiry and creativity.” The NFI supports acclimation to the institution and promotes teaching excellence and professional development. In order to qualify for the certificate, NFI participants first meet at the New Faculty Orientation during August, and then at three sessions each semester during the academic year. 

New Faculty Institute 2018-2019

We invite all full-time and part-time faculty new to UNG to join the NFI 2018-2019, a series of six conversations over the full academic year. See agenda below for more details.

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 discussions 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

If you participate in the NFI program, you can garner a certificate to include in your promotion and tenure portfolio: New Faculty Institute Certificate. We ask that you attend 5 of the 6 sessions. If you miss a session, you can make it up by reading the materials, viewing the PowerPoint presentation (made available in eLearning after the session is over), and providing a substantial response to three of the post-session discussion questions in a separate document. Copy and paste the questions you want to answer into a separate file, provide a response, and then save and submit the document to the module’s assignment submission folder.

In order to earn this certificate, you

  1. Attend meetings on your campus (see below)
  2. Contribute to online discussions for NFI in eLearning (D2L)
  3. New Faculty Institute Certificate: Write a two-page assessment of how these sessions influenced your practices.

Agenda and Calendar

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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 2

Peer Observations of Teaching

DAH Dunlap 211A
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, October 22, 2018
12 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 4

Fostering Diversity & Inclusion

DAH Dunlap 211A
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, February 25, 2019
12 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 6

Dispelling Myths about Mind: Mindset & Metacognition

DAH Dunlap 211A
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

April 15, 2019
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 7

Reflective Analysis Due

2017 - 2018 NFI

Date Sessions     Subject Place
Monday, September 25, 2017
12 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Session 4

Fostering Diversity & Inclusion

DAH Barnes 216
GVL Nesbitt 3203
OCN SRC 501

Monday, March 26, 2018
12 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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 p.m. – 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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