DWFDW3: Call for Proposals

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Get ready for the annual Faculty Development Week.  It promises to be an enlightening and engaging event and will get us ready for the new academic year. 
This year we will host a 2-day event scheduled for August 6th and 7th at Malcolm X College (1900 W. Van Buren).  Times and logistics will be finalized and confirmed shortly.  Attendance is mandatory for all full time faculty members.
Day One (August 6th): 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Faculty Development Week begins with addresses from administrative leadership and a keynote speaker, followed by a breakout session.
Day Two (August 7th): 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. The second day of Faculty Development Week will be comprised of a series of concurrent breakout sessions, and opportunities for faculty to meet as disciplines.
Theme:  This year, Faculty Development Week will be themed around the ‘Talents of Teaching’ with these areas highlighted:
1.     Teaching and Learning:  Developing and using highly effective teaching strategies that meet students’ diverse needs and that promote the acquisition and application of knowledge, and the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
2.     Measuring Learning: Assessing learning using multiple techniques (formative/summative, informal/formal), providing students with meaningful feedback on their learning progress, and designing activities to help students refine their abilities to self-assess.
3.     Student Support: Employing approaches that account for how learning is affected by students’ motivations, attitudes, perceptions and values as well as helping students overcome obstacles to learning by encouraging informed academic decisions and connecting students to appropriate campus resources and support services.
Call for Submissions:  This is where we need you to get involved. Academic Affairs is calling for submissions for general sessions during faculty development week.  All faculty and staff are encouraged to submit a session by filling out the following form:  
Submissions will be reviewed, accepted, and scheduled by a committee of faculty and administrators in early May. 
Deadline for session descriptions: 5:00 PM, Saturday May 5th
As always, we look forward to the start of another academic year together.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.
Mike Davis
Mike Davis
City Colleges of Chicago
Associate Vice Chancellor for STEM
Phone: 312-553-2773

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