Faculty Development Workshops
Faculty development workshops are opportunities for faculty to coordinate and/or participate in meetings with topics ranging from disciplinary curricula and research, uses of technologies and instrumentation, field work, grant writing, and career development. Workshops can be used to connect faculty at consortium campuses to disseminate products or ideas produced with other funding, to share best practices related to pedagogy, curriculum development or undergraduate research programs, or to establish disciplinary or interdisciplinary collaborations.
Most workshops start with a dinner on Friday evening and end Sunday around noon and often occur during the academic year although summer workshops are possible. Workshops are held at any of the consortium campuses and the director’s office usually helps coordinate the logistics of travel, lodging, and meals. The workshop’s faculty hosts help coordinate the program and invite the speakers or facilitators. The budget per workshop is generally limited to $15,000.
- Moving Campus Sustainability Forward Through Collaborative Projects Part 1 (Oct. 2-4, 2009 at St. Olaf College)
- Women and the Academy: Defining Our Roles (Sept. 25-27, 2009 at Coe College Co-sponsored by the ACM)
- 2009 New Faculty Workshop (July 17-19, 2009 at Björklunden Lodge in Door County, WI)
- 2008 New Faculty Workshop (July 11-13, 2008 at Hope College and Marigold Lodge)
- The Impact of Changes in the ACS Guidelines (June 27-29, 2008 at Colorado College)
- Sharing Best Practices for Serving Students and Faculty at Science and Math Teaching and Learning Centers (April 18-20, 2008 at Colorado College)
- Re-energize, Re-imagine and Re-invest: MidCareer Faculty Development Workshop (Macalester College, Feb 22-24, 08)
- Strategic Planning for Career Success (April 4-5, 2008 at the University of Chicago)
- New Faculty Workshop: Planning for Career Success (Lawrence University's Bjorklunden Lodge, July 13-15, 2007)
- Interdisciplinary Science Education: Institutional Examples, Lessons Learned and Challenges (Carleton and St. Olaf Colleges, ’07)
- Effective Use of a Field Station For Undergraduate Education in a Changing Liberal Arts College (Knox College, ‘05)
- Big News About Small Science: Integrating Nanoscience and Nanotechnoloy Into Physical Sciences Curricula (Lawrence University, ‘04)
- Computer Science in the Decade Ahead (Hope College, ‘02)