Faculty Learning Communities

Please RSVP to fctl@ferris.edu or call 231-591-3826 for all events.

Faculty Learning Communities  

Academic Advising for Student Success seminars

Thursday, January 31 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM in FLITE 114
Monday, February 14
from 11 AM - 12:30 PM in FLITE 114

Thursday, March 21 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM in FLITE 114

The Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services Department and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning invite you to participate in these remaining Academic Advising for Student Success seminars. These seminars include three different topics and are provided by the educational counselors and other skilled individuals.

January 31, 2013 - Working with Students on Academic Probation/Career Counseling
February 14, 2013 - Creating Purposeful MyDegree Plans
March 21, 2013 - Creating Your Advising Shell in Blackboard

Lunch will be provided by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.  RSVP 231-591-3826 OR fctl@ferris.edufor each session.  Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations should contact 231-591-3057 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.  Upon successful completion of the work associated with the learning community, you will receive a Professional Development Incentive of $350.

To learn more about the learning outcomes of these seminars, go to: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/academics/advising/faculty/professional-development.pdf.

Quality Matters @ FSU
Julie Rowan

OPTION A - Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 AM, FLITE 108
1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/19 and 3/26 

OPTION B - Mondays, 3 – 4:30 PM, FLITE 108
2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, and 3/25

Interested faculty members will be asked to indicate their preference for "Option A," "Option B," or "Either Option Works for Me." The Option with the most participants will be the schedule that is adopted. 

This faculty learning community is part of the University goals to “become a demonstrable center of excellence in educational quality and student learning” (Strategic Goal 1). The learning community is one means to support “quality performance” and “to demonstrably improve student learning” (Strategic Goal 1, Initiative 4).

Your experience in this faculty learning community will be built around the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric, which offers eight general standards for high-quality design in online and blended courses. These standards address (in part) learning objectives; learning activities and assessment; interaction in the course; use of technology; course navigation; accessibility; and student support. This FLC will enable you to design an online or blended course that meets QM standards, and to use the QM rubric to evaluate your course.

All faculty -- tenure-track and non-tenure track alike -- are invited to participate. Upon successful completion of the work associated with the learning community, you will receive a Professional Development Incentive of $400. 

If you have any questions about this session, please contact Julie Rowan at rowanj1@ferris.edu.  To reserve a spot, please call FCTL at 231-591-3826 or send a message to fctl@ferris.edu

Surviving in the Wild: Examining Student Conduct in Today's Classroom

Facilitators: Renee Vander Myde, Julie Rowan, Brooke Moore

Wednesdays, January 30, February 6 and 20, March 6 and 20
3-5 PM in FLITE 438


Participants in this faculty learning community will have the opportunity to examine different classroom behaviors that have the potential to derail a productive teaching and learning environment. Faculty will learn how to prevent or respond to the behavior and identify possible causes. In addition, we’ll examine relevant research, best practices, and resources at FSU that are available to faculty and students. 

All faculty, tenure-track and non-tenure track alike, are invited to participate in this faculty learning community. A professional development incentive of $300 is available to faculty who participate fully in four of the five sessions, co-facilitate at least one session reviewing relevant literature, and complete reflective response papers for each session. 

If you cannot participate fully in the faculty learning community, but wish to attend one or more sessions as your schedule permits, please know that you are welcome to attend. Please RSVP by calling 591-3826 or e-mailing us at fctl@ferris.edu.