Thursday, August 15, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013 LIB 307
9:00 – 12:30pm Lecture on Understanding by Design(UbD)
12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:00pm Hands-On Syllabus Revision
3:00 – 4:00pm Open Q & A
Video Conferencing Available, Request by
Call 786.4644 or email email@example.com
Workshop Leader Bio
Jay McTighe brings a wealth of experience
developed during a rich and varied career in education. He served as director
of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school
districts working together to develop and share formative performance
assessments. Prior to this position, Jay was involved with school improvement
projects at the Maryland State Department of Education where he helped lead
Maryland’s standards-based reforms, including the development of
performance-based statewide assessments. He also directed the development of
the Instructional Framework, a multimedia database on teaching. Well known for
his work with thinking skills, Jay has coordinated statewide efforts to develop
instructional strategies, curriculum models, and assessment procedures for
improving the quality of student thinking. In addition to his work at the state
level, Jay has experience at the district level in Prince George’s County,
Maryland, as a classroom teacher, resource specialist, and program coordinator.
He also directed a state residential enrichment program for gifted and talented
accomplished author, Jay has co-authored 12 books, including the best-selling Understanding
by Design series with Grant Wiggins. He has written more than 30 articles
and book chapters, and has published in leading journals, including Educational
Leadership (ASCD) and The Developer (National Staff Development Council).
an extensive background in professional development, Jay is a regular speaker
at national, state, and district conferences and workshops. He has made
presentations in 47 states within the United States, in 7 Canadian provinces,
and internationally in 19 countries on six continents.
received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, earned
a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland, and completed post-graduate
studies at Johns Hopkins University. He was selected to participate in the
Educational Policy Fellowship Program through the Institute for Educational Leadership
in Washington, D.C., and served as a member of the National Assessment Forum, a
coalition of education and civil rights organizations advocating reforms in
national, state, and local assessment policies and practices.
Friday, September 13, 2013
| Research from a variety of sources demonstrates that, regardless of conscious intent, people often hold implicit or unconscious assumptions that influence their judgments. These implicit biases inevitably impact personal and professional processes, including the faculty search process.|
A recent Educational Testing Service study points out that over the next 2 years, 80% of the anticipated 2.6 million new U.S. college students will be African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian. Despite the efforts of many universities, higher education has not seen similar diversification among college faculty. Racial and ethnic minorities remain grossly underrepresented; women fare better, but are radically underrepresented within certain disciplines and attain lower academic rank compared to men.
A diverse faculty has been shown to bring myriad benefits to higher education. Academic leaders who seek a diverse faculty face two primary challenges: 1) diversifying the applicant pool, and 2) overcoming unconscious biases in the hiring process. This session will address the second of those concerns.
In this forum, participants will:
*watch a STEM grant-funded theater piece that clarifies how unconscious biases affect hiring;
* discuss steps to ensure truly inclusive faculty hiring processes.
Lunch included with registration.
|Co-sponsored by the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE)|
APU Office of the Academic Dean
|Southcentral Alaska Women in Higher Education (SAWHE)
With additional funding provided by:
the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Engagement and Academic Support and Alaska Airlines
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Webinar: A Synergistic Approach to Higher Education:
Academic and Student Affairs
9:50 am - 11:00 am LIB 307
The Office of Student Affairs and the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) are pleased to sponsor a collaborative workshop, A Synergistic Approach to Higher Education: Academic And Student Affairs, for student affairs professionals and university faculty.
Participants will hear from Dr. Lua Hancock, Assistant Provost for Student Success at Stetson University and Dr. Karen Boyd, Visiting Assistant Professor of Higher Education at The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, in a web-presentation that focuses on a synergistic approach to higher education and our role as integrative educators. Dr. Hancock and Dr. Boyd will examine:
1. Theoretical foundations that will drive our collaborative work (including cross cultural and partnership theories);
2. Diverse institutional examples of programmatic and/or systems integration in their concepts of liberal learning through governance and structure, learning outcomes and assessment; and
3. How we can apply our theoretical and best practice based learning to our own campus climates. This is especially important as each campus is unique and cannot always approach program or systems in the same ways as others.
Participants will then engage in an interactive forum with cross-university partners to discuss insights, ideas, or action steps on the important topic of academic and student affairs partnerships. "The idea is to ensure that as many aspects of the collegiate experiences as possible promote a common sense of learning outcomes-outcomes pertinent to a complex world" (Newell, p. 9, 2010). We hope that you will join us for this special program.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
"Does the state have an obligation
to act to prevent climate change?"
Public Policy Debate
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
7:00 - 9:00 pm
UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 307
Free of charge and open to the public featuring the award-winning Seawolf Debate Program, a faculty response panel, and a facilitated discussion. This event is part of a series of debates and discussions sponsored by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence since 2003 to offer the Anchorage community access to university resources as a basis for discussions of policies and issues affecting their future.
Ray Anthony, Philosophy
Toby Schwoerer, Institute for Social and Economic Research
Paul Ongtooguk, Education
Kristin Knudsen, Justice Center
The State of Alaska is an oil-exporting state, and one which is experiencing the effects of climate change more severely than most. Does it have an obligation to take actions to prevent the effects of climate change on its own citizens? On citizens elsewhere? Join us for this important discussion. This event is part of a series of events sponsored by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence since 2003 to offer the Anchorage community access to university resources as a basis for discussions of policies and issues affecting its future.
For information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 786-4605
Friday, November 15, 2013
Succeeding at UAA as a Minority Faculty
3:00 - 5:00 pm LIB 307
A panel of Alaska Native professors from UAA will discuss their journey to becoming tenured and promoted at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Junior faculty and minority faculty are encouraged to attend.
This event is sponsored by: the Faculty Senate Diversity Committee, Alaska Native & Indigenous Faculty Subcommittee, and the Office of Campus Diversity and Compliance.