Teaching and Faculty Support Center to Host Live, Virtual Presentations This Week

The Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center will host two live, virtual presentations during the week of April 6. The first will focus on the personal and human dimensions of online instruction, while the second will focus on new roles and responsibilities of non-tenure track faculty.

Wednesday, April 8 — noon
Samantha Robinson, teaching assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, will present, "Keeping our Students Upright: The Little Things that Add Up for Our Students Right Now." This presentation and subsequent discussion will describe practical actions faculty can take to help students adapt and thrive in their new online environment.

Thursday, April 9 — 1 p.m.
Kathy Sloan, vice provost for faculty affairs, will present on, "The View from the Fourth Floor: New Rights and Responsibilities for Non-Tenure Track Faculty." This session will be an opportunity for non-tenure track faculty to discuss and ask questions about relevant issues of special concern.

Faculty can participate in either of these sessions by logging on to Blackboard (learn.uark.edu). If you have signed up to be a member of the Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center online community, this link will appear under "Non-Credit Courses." Open the link, click on the "Virtual Meeting" link, and then click on the specific meeting you wish to join. Each meeting will open to participants 15 minutes before the official start time, so join early for informal conversation with your faculty colleagues prior to the program.

If you are not a member of the TFSC Online Community, but would like to join over 200 faculty colleagues who are, send Lori Libbert an email at TFSC@uark.edu and ask her to sign you up. We would love to have you!

Contacts

Lori Libbert, HEI Program coordinator
Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center
479-575-3222, tfsc@uark.edu

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