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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 2017-2018

We invite all full-time and part-time faculty new to UNG to join the NFI 2017-2018, 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.

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

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 - Shaen Toepfer

NFI Coordinator - Katherine Kipp

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