Like most colleges, our academic departments are organized by discipline, but our professional development offerings have been more general. At this year’s retreat, we will explore how disciplinary context affects how we approach teaching to support student learning in each area.
Friday, faculty across disciplines will share how they have developed relevant and responsive teaching strategies throughout their careers and how they continue to adapt to students’ changing needs. Dinner and an evening of entertaining activities including team trivia and talent night will follow.
Saturday, faculty will work in inter and intra-disciplinary teams to explore student learning bottlenecks in their fields and decode the mental moves that describe their expert implicit knowledge using the Decoding the Disciplines framework. The retreat will conclude with the development of plans for collaborative faculty development within discipline areas.
Registration will be available through February 22: www.bit.ly/FacultyRetreat2019. Please remind your colleagues to register. No registrations can be accepted after this date. A sign-up link for team trivia and talent night is forthcoming. Presenter info will be shared in the upcoming Academy newsletters, so stay tuned!