Texas Tech University

New Faculty Fall Workshop Series

This workshop series will offer topics of interest to new faculty representing resources and departments from around the university. New faculty will need to attend a minimum of 4 workshops. There will be virtual, face-to-face, and hybrid options. 

  1. Aug
    24
    Tue

    My Student Gave Me a Letter of Accommodation? Now What? An Information Session by TTU Student Disability Services on the Accommodation Process at TTU – (August 24, 2021 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 299

    Dr Larry Phillippe, Managing Director of Student Disability Services and the Campus ADA Coordinator will review the academic classroom accommodation process used at TTU. He will cover the process of how Letters of Accommodation (LOA’s) are presented to faculty and what steps faculty need to follow in order to ensure compliance with ADA guidelines. Dr. Phillippe will also spend time answering any questions instructors have on the classroom accommodation process. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96316058714

  2. Aug
    25
    Wed

    My Student Gave Me a Letter of Accommodation? Now What? An Information Session by TTU Student Disability Services on the Accommodation Process at TTU – (August 25, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    Dr Larry Phillippe, Managing Director of Student Disability Services and the Campus ADA Coordinator will review the academic classroom accommodation process used at TTU. He will cover the process of how Letters of Accommodation (LOA’s) are presented to faculty and what steps faculty need to follow in order to ensure compliance with ADA guidelines. Dr. Phillippe will also spend time answering any questions instructors have on the classroom accommodation process. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97735677033

  3. Aug
    27
    Fri

    What do I do if I am concerned about a student? – (August 27, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    An information session by the Office of the Dean of Students on what to do about concerns you may have about students. The session will discuss factors that can affect student success, such as behavioral, financial, family, and wellness issues, and will cover how to refer a student to the Dean of Students staff.  The Office of the Dean of Students connects students with campus resources and provides support to students who are attempting to navigate a wide variety of personal challenges. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95944580610

  4. Aug
    30
    Mon

    My Student Gave Me a Letter of Accommodation? Now What? An Information Session by TTU Student Disability Services on the Accommodation Process at TTU – (August 30, 2021 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    Dr Larry Phillippe, Managing Director of Student Disability Services and the Campus ADA Coordinator will review the academic classroom accommodation process used at TTU. He will cover the process of how Letters of Accommodation (LOA’s) are presented to faculty and what steps faculty need to follow in order to ensure compliance with ADA guidelines. Dr. Phillippe will also spend time answering any questions instructors have on the classroom accommodation process. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94780118330

  5. Aug
    31
    Tue

    My Student Gave Me a Letter of Accommodation? Now What? An Information Session by TTU Student Disability Services on the Accommodation Process at TTU – (August 31, 2021 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    Dr Larry Phillippe, Managing Director of Student Disability Services and the Campus ADA Coordinator will review the academic classroom accommodation process used at TTU. He will cover the process of how Letters of Accommodation (LOA’s) are presented to faculty and what steps faculty need to follow in order to ensure compliance with ADA guidelines. Dr. Phillippe will also spend time answering any questions instructors have on the classroom accommodation process. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92786457120

  6. Sep
    2
    Thu

    What do I do if I am concerned about a student? – (September 2, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 49

    An information session by the Office of the Dean of Students on what to do about concerns you may have about students. The session will discuss factors that can affect student success, such as behavioral, financial, family, and wellness issues, and will cover how to refer a student to the Dean of Students staff.  The Office of the Dean of Students connects students with campus resources and provides support to students who are attempting to navigate a wide variety of personal challenges.

  7. Sep
    7
    Tue

    Where do I update my CV for compliance in Digital Measures? – (September 7, 2021 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    This presentation will prepare new faculty for their annual reviews in Digital Measures.  Faculty will learn how to update their scholarly activities and how to use the import function to make this task even easier.  We’ll also spend time discussing the State of Texas House Bill 2504 mandate, and how you can complete this requirement in Digital Measures. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91471396529

  8. Sep
    8
    Wed

    Where do I update my CV for compliance in Digital Measures? – (September 8, 2021 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 299

    This presentation will prepare new faculty for their annual reviews in Digital Measures.  Faculty will learn how to update their scholarly activities and how to use the import function to make this task even easier.  We’ll also spend time discussing the State of Texas House Bill 2504 mandate, and how you can complete this requirement in Digital Measures. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98644090003

  9. Sep
    17
    Fri

    What are your students worried about? How to Empathize and Empower – (September 17, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    Teacher empathy is not a new pedagogical strategy. For instructors to enter their courses with empathy, they must be aware of the current stressors and pressures impacting their students (Rogers, 1969). Approaching teaching in a facilitator role, instructors are responsible for the culture and climate of a classroom from day one. The ability to capture data on student stressors impacts how an instructor enters a student/teacher relationship and can alter course policies to be more student centered. Mary Norman and Lisa Low (Assistant Professors of Practice, College of Media and Communication) conducted a survey of 279 undergraduate students in fall 2020 to determine the impacts of COVID-19 and a variety of learning circumstances. The survey incorporated the “Three Column Activity” (Mirsaleh-Kohan, 2020) and revealed common problems students were facing and solutions they identified. This exercise, as an aggregate, helps instructors to empathize with the living, learning, health, family, and financial situations students face—issues that predate the pandemic and are likely to continue. The activity also collects students’ self-analysis of the resources within their control to address their identified problems and a connection to their passions. While health was commonly mentioned, less than 9% were instances of contracting COVID-19 and many students reported non-health related concerns indicating that an introductory assignment such as this has merit in a non-pandemic classroom. The most common themes to emerge will be covered in the presentation along with how instructors can facilitate their students’ success without overwhelming themselves in the process. This study applies to any discipline or higher education program. The study was conducted using a centralized survey system and did not ask for any identifying information such as courses enrolled in. The activity itself would be a helpful addition to any instructor’s first week of class, provided that they seek a way for empathize with their students’ personal and academic challenges. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98193742251

  10. Sep
    21
    Tue

    What are your students worried about? How to Empathize and Empower – (September 21, 2021 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 50

    Teacher empathy is not a new pedagogical strategy. For instructors to enter their courses with empathy, they must be aware of the current stressors and pressures impacting their students (Rogers, 1969). Approaching teaching in a facilitator role, instructors are responsible for the culture and climate of a classroom from day one. The ability to capture data on student stressors impacts how an instructor enters a student/teacher relationship and can alter course policies to be more student centered. Mary Norman and Lisa Low (Assistant Professors of Practice, College of Media and Communication) conducted a survey of 279 undergraduate students in fall 2020 to determine the impacts of COVID-19 and a variety of learning circumstances. The survey incorporated the “Three Column Activity” (Mirsaleh-Kohan, 2020) and revealed common problems students were facing and solutions they identified. This exercise, as an aggregate, helps instructors to empathize with the living, learning, health, family, and financial situations students face—issues that predate the pandemic and are likely to continue. The activity also collects students’ self-analysis of the resources within their control to address their identified problems and a connection to their passions. While health was commonly mentioned, less than 9% were instances of contracting COVID-19 and many students reported non-health related concerns indicating that an introductory assignment such as this has merit in a non-pandemic classroom. The most common themes to emerge will be covered in the presentation along with how instructors can facilitate their students’ success without overwhelming themselves in the process. This study applies to any discipline or higher education program. The study was conducted using a centralized survey system and did not ask for any identifying information such as courses enrolled in. The activity itself would be a helpful addition to any instructor’s first week of class, provided that they seek a way for empathize with their students’ personal and academic challenges.

  11. Oct
    7
    Thu

    What can I expect during my first years as a new faculty member? A Panel Discussion – (October 7, 2021 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 35

  12. Oct
    11
    Mon

    What do I use in Raiderlink and Faculty Dashboard, especially when it’s time to submit grades or I have questions about FERPA? – (October 11, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    Provided remotely, this hands-on training will allow us to navigate thru Raiderlink, your Faculty Dashboard (including grading) and an opportunity to ask detailed questions about FEPRA.   Need assistance submitting your grades, locating your class roster, info about your students or why FERPA is pertinent to your course, please join this training. Presented by Kristi Fonzeca-Williams, M.Ed. from the Office of the Registrar. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97767083023

  13. Oct
    13
    Wed

    How Can OIA Help to Internationalize Your Professional Career? – (October 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 50

    Join the Office of International Affairs for a face-to-face informational workshop. Presentations will highlight resources for:

    • Curricular and co-curricular internationalization
    • International research and development
    • Global collaboration and partnerships
    Presenters: Dr. Sukant Misra, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Dr. Paul Pare, Director of Center for Global Communication, Mrs. Reagan Ribordy, Director of International Programs, and Ms. Whitney Longnecker, Director of Study Abroad

  14. Oct
    13
    Wed

    Teaching Controversial Subjects: How to Manage Hot Moments in the Classroom – (October 13, 2021 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    This session will consider how to prepare for controversial class discussions while addressing topics in intentional, strategic, and critical ways. Sometimes controversial topics and discussions can feel like they are getting away from us or seem to be going in different directions than we anticipated or planned. In this workshop, we will give clear steps to identify, address, and move through controversial topics in a productive way that focuses on developing critical thinking skills while centering your learning objectives. Instead of ignoring or avoiding complex and dynamic topics, these strategies will help you to create supportive, engaging, and transformative learning environments. Join this session in Zoom by clicking: https://zoom.us/j/96311865670

  15. Oct
    18
    Mon

    Ending the Cycle of Email Anxiety: Strategies for Making Sense of Your Inbox and Staying Productive – (October 18, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    What if someone told you that you only needed to check your email three times a day? If that sounds impossible, this session is for you. While a powerful communication tool, email can also be source of anxiety, stress, and distraction. The presenter will share her perspectives about ending the stressful cycle of email informed by Jocelyn K. Glei’s (2016) book, Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done. The presentation will cover the science behind email anxiety, strategies for managing email anxiety, and the presenter’s experiences in implementing and tweaking those strategies in her role as a higher education professional and instructor. Participants will leave the session with an email routine tailored to their work environment, organization strategies to clear out a cluttered inbox, and a clear understanding of prioritizing when to read and answer emails. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93950612733

  16. Oct
    19
    Tue

    How Can OIA Help to Internationalize Your Professional Career? – (October 19, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 50

    Join the Office of International Affairs for a face-to-face informational workshop. Presentations will highlight resources for:

    • Curricular and co-curricular internationalization
    • International research and development
    • Global collaboration and partnerships
    Presenters: Dr. Sukant Misra, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Dr. Paul Pare, Director of Center for Global Communication, Mrs. Reagan Ribordy, Director of International Programs, and Ms. Whitney Longnecker, Director of Study Abroad

  17. Oct
    21
    Thu

    Ending the Cycle of Email Anxiety: Strategies for Making Sense of Your Inbox and Staying Productive – (October 21, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    What if someone told you that you only needed to check your email three times a day? If that sounds impossible, this session is for you. While a powerful communication tool, email can also be source of anxiety, stress, and distraction. The presenter will share her perspectives about ending the stressful cycle of email informed by Jocelyn K. Glei’s (2016) book, Unsubscribe: How to Kill Email Anxiety, Avoid Distractions, and Get Real Work Done. The presentation will cover the science behind email anxiety, strategies for managing email anxiety, and the presenter’s experiences in implementing and tweaking those strategies in her role as a higher education professional and instructor. Participants will leave the session with an email routine tailored to their work environment, organization strategies to clear out a cluttered inbox, and a clear understanding of prioritizing when to read and answer emails. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95912166978

  18. Oct
    26
    Tue

    Teaching Controversial Subjects: How to Manage Hot Moments in the Classroom – (October 26, 2021 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 35

    This session will consider how to prepare for controversial class discussions while addressing topics in intentional, strategic, and critical ways. Sometimes controversial topics and discussions can feel like they are getting away from us or seem to be going in different directions than we anticipated or planned. In this workshop, we will give clear steps to identify, address, and move through controversial topics in a productive way that focuses on developing critical thinking skills while centering your learning objectives. Instead of ignoring or avoiding complex and dynamic topics, these strategies will help you to create supportive, engaging, and transformative learning environments.

  19. Oct
    27
    Wed

    What can I expect during my first years as a new faculty member? A Panel Discussion – (October 27, 2021 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 35

  20. Nov
    29
    Mon

    What do I use in Raiderlink and Faculty Dashboard, especially when it’s time to submit grades or I have questions about FERPA? – (November 29, 2021 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 300

    Provided remotely, this hands-on training will allow us to navigate thru Raiderlink, your Faculty Dashboard (including grading) and an opportunity to ask detailed questions about FEPRA.   Need assistance submitting your grades, locating your class roster, info about your students or why FERPA is pertinent to your course, please join this training. Presented by Kristi Fonzeca-Williams, M.Ed. from the Office of the Registrar. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97911346892

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