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Faculty Events

Learn improved teaching techniques, embrace new classroom management systems and more through our many collaborative faculty events! Mark your calendars and register today for the following events:

Faculty Meet & Greet
Thursday, August 14, 2014 • 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Camille Kendall Academic Center, III-3156
RSVP: awaters@umbc.edu
We invite all faculty, new and returning, to join us for a light dinner to meet fellow instructors, understand important UMBC-Shady Grove procedures, and receive updates on services at USG. This event will be a great resource to all who attend.

myUMBC & Blackboard Basics Webinar
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/714559768
Especially helpful for new faculty wanting to learn how to navigate the systems and for current faculty that would like a refresher. Topics to be discussed include: accessing class rosters and teaching schedules, grade rosters, blackboard course development, interactive features of blackboard, etc.

Advanced Tools of Blackboard Webinar
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Register:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/985462913
Useful for anyone looking to dive deeper into the features of Blackboard! Learn the more advanced capabilities of Blackboard, including rubrics, timed release, using Collaborate and more!

USG Faculty Brown Bag Event
October 2014   Time & Date TBA
RSVP: sg-cas@umd.edu
Join UMBC faculty, as well as faculty from other USG institutions, for a development session and brown bag discussion. Topic to be announced later in the semester.

Faculty Appreciation Day
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 • 11:00AM –4:00PM
We can never say thank you enough for what you do as instructors! Enjoy this day celebrating you, our faculty, with treats and refreshments available in III-4124 before mid-terms are upon us!

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Other Events of Note:

Provost’s Teaching Symposium
Friday, September 12, 2014 • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
UMBC Main Campus, University Center Ballroom
Register: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/training/events/24397

This symposium, part of the Hrabowski Innovation Fund initiative, will bring together UMBC faculty to present and discuss pedagogical innovations on campus and plan for future directions. They will be recognizing innovators and inviting faculty to serve on panels to share approaches that promote student success.