Provost office hosting virtual professional development series for faculty

Author: Ted Fox

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The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered a number of interactions that were previously had in person. Recognizing the challenges this presents to those pursuing academic careers, the Office of the Provost is sponsoring a virtual series designed to provide Notre Dame faculty with continued opportunities for professional development in the online environment.

Titled How to Virtually, the series will run through mid-March and is co-sponsored by The Graduate School and Notre Dame Learning. The first session, “How to Virtually: Tune-Up Your Teaching,” took place on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and featured an overview of the resources offered by Notre Dame Learning for hybrid and other courses.

The How to Virtually series is open to all Notre Dame faculty and will be conducted via Zoom. You can register via the links below. Presentation materials will be shared via this page as they become available.

“How to Virtually: Teach Effectively Online”

Monday, Feb. 1
1:00–2:15 p.m.

Presenter:

  • Judy Lewandowski, Director of Learning Design, Office of Digital Learning

Topics: Characteristics of effective online teaching/learning experiences, strategies for engaging students in synchronous Zoom sessions

“How to Virtually: Present Your Work at a Conference”

Friday, Feb. 5
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Patricia Culligan, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering
  • KC Frye, Associate Creative Director, Office of Digital Learning
  • Elliott Visconsi, Associate Provost and Chief Academic Digital Officer

Topics: Presentation organization/structure using Zoom, operating and technical tips (lighting, connectivity, sound), design of visual information (slideware, images)

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“How to Virtually: Network With Your Discipline”

Tuesday, Feb. 9
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Kasey Buckles, Associate Professor of Economics
  • David Go, Rooney Family Collegiate Professor and Chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Randy Harrison, Emerging Technologies Librarian
  • Ryan Willerton, Associate Vice President for Career and Professional Development

Topic: Using LinkedIn and other professional sites to build an online presence

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“How to Virtually: Address Speech, Privacy and Academic Freedom in Online Environments”

Thursday, Feb. 11
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Kirsten Martin, William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics
  • Maura Ryan, Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Elliott Visconsi, Associate Provost and Chief Academic Digital Officer

Topics: Discussing sensitive topics online (including privacy concerns), when to use recording technologies and how to keep recordings safe, academic freedom, online speech (intramural and extramural speech)

“How to Virtually: Recruit Graduate Students, Postdocs and Lab Personnel”

Monday, Feb. 15
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Presenters:

  • John Lowery, Recruitment Strategies Program Director, The Graduate School
  • Joanna McNulty, Director of Finance and Administration, Notre Dame Research
  • Michael Pippenger, Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization
  • Demetra Schoenig, Director, Academic Enhancements, The Graduate School

Topics: Finding prospective students, promoting yourself as a mentor, resources to showcase your work

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“How to Virtually: Engage Globally”

Wednesday, Feb. 17
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Geraldine Meehan, Director of Faculty Engagement for Notre Dame International
  • Jonathan Noble, Senior Assistant Provost for Internationalization
  • Michael Pippenger, Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization

Topics: Initiating contact with global partners, sustaining relationships

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“How to Virtually: Host a Workshop or Conference”

Friday, Feb. 19
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Presenters:

  • Bob Bernhard, Vice President for Research
  • Laura Carlson, Vice President and Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
  • Dan Skendzel, Executive Director, Notre Dame Studios

Topics: Making decisions about format, content, presentation mode, software packages, registration, collection of abstractions, proceedings, etc.

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“How to Virtually: Manage, Coordinate and Communicate With Your Research Group”

Monday, Mar. 1
12:00–1:00 p.m.
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Presenters:

  • Bob Bernhard, Vice President for Research
  • Lee Anna Clark, William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Professor of Psychology
  • Patricia Culligan, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering
  • James Schmiedeler, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • David Watson, Andrew J. McKenna Family Professor of Psychology

Topics: Maintaining a positive group culture, assessing whether someone on your team is struggling, keeping your team connected

“How to Virtually: Pivot to Pursue Opportunistic Funding Opportunities”

Wednesday, Mar. 3
12:00–1:00 p.m.
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Presenters: TBA

Topic: Finding new directions and new fundable opportunities

“How to Virtually: Adapt Projects to Unforeseen Circumstances”

Friday, Mar. 5
12:00–1:00 p.m.
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Presenters: TBA

Topic: Options and available University assistance when unforeseen circumstances make it impossible to conduct a scholarly project in the way it was envisioned and/or proposed

“How to Virtually: Promote Your Research and Accomplishments”

Monday, Mar. 8
12:00–1:00 p.m.
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Presenters: TBA

Topics: Tweeting about your work, following your colleagues, engaging in discussion over social media

“How to Non-Virtually: Unplug and Find Balance”

Tuesday, Mar. 16
12:00–1:00 p.m.
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Presenters: TBA

Topics: The importance of sleep, positivity, etc., and tips and tools to help

“How to Virtually: Get to Know Your Colleagues”

Thursday, Mar. 18
12:00–1:00 p.m.
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Presenters: TBA

Topics: Opportunities at Notre Dame to connect with colleagues inside and outside your department