HWC Local FDW Proposals Extended until June 15.

Hello everyone, 

We have received a couple dozen excellent proposals for this year’s local FDW. But there is still plenty of open room in our schedule, so Megan and Kamran have decided to extend the deadline for proposals until June 15. You may continue to submit proposals at the link below. Once again, the HWC FDW will be held from Tuesday, August 11 to Friday, August 14, from 9am to 3pm each day.  

As always, we would like to have a wide variety of useful and/or stimulating breakaway sessions from our faculty, including both full-time and part-time faculty.

We are especially interested in more discipline-specific presentations. 

Some suggestions for proposals may include, but is not limited to: 

+ Discipline Exhibitions: Past sessions like the Cadaver Lab Tour, Architecture Walk, and Creative Writing Workshops provide a sample of all the amazing activities and inquiries going on throughout the rest of our building. Our community is filled with experts from a wide variety of disciplines. It is often a pleasure to learn something from our colleagues’ expertise, and these experiences can often have unexpected benefits in our own classrooms. We are interested both in reprisals of past sessions and new ideas. 

+Semester Preparation: Sessions that help faculty setup their Blackboard sites, re-design a syllabus, or think of a new plan for assignments and tests are useful to many faculty. We are interested in presenters who wish to provide a tutorial on different design strategies, lead a workshop, or facilitate a showcase of completed syllabuses, Blackboard sites, or assignments. 

+Science of Teaching: If you have been doing research on the science of teaching, it may be useful for our community for you to disseminate and share what you’ve learned.  

+Technologies in Pedagogy: As technology changes, faculty will find more applications for various programs and devices within the classroom. If you have something you would like to share, we would be happy to put you on the program. 

+Seminar Discussions: Are you interested in hosting a seminar discussion around a particular pedagogical question or topic? This year, we are encouraging proposals for open-ended seminar discussions in the hopes of fostering more exchanges of ideas and perspectives between our faculty. 

+Support System Tutorials: Everybody loves filling out travel reimbursement forms, but sometimes a tutorial on our various support systems can be useful. If you feel comfortable and experienced with a particular set of support systems, we encourage you to share your knowledge. 

Again, these are merely suggestions, and we will be happy to consider proposals that fall outside the above topics. You may leave questions as a comment to this post, or e-mail Megan Ritt and/or Kamran Swanson (e-mail addresses are available via the e-mail from HWC-CAST sent out on June 4, 2015), . 

Thank you, 

Megan Ritt 
Kamran Swanson 

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