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. 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: 279

    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

  2. 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: 13

    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.

  3. 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: 15

  4. 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: 293

    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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