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Fall 2019

Faculty at FCTL workshop

Sept 11: Understanding Disability Accommodations

12:30-2:00 p.m. in Adams Library 406.

Develop a deeper understanding of how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to postsecondary courses, how to make reasonable accommodations for students’ disabilities, and ensure course content is accessible to all learners. (Keri Rossi-D’entremont, Assistant Dean of Students, Accessibility and Inclusion)

Sept 18: Open Books-Open Minds Roundtable Discussion

12:30-2:00 p.m. in Adams Library 406. 

RIC professors representing a variety of academic disciplines discuss ways to integrate the common book, Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, into your courses.

Sept 25 (Repeated Sept 27): Committee for Faculty Scholarship and Development

9/25 at 12:30-2:00 p.m.; 9/27 at 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Adams Library 406.

Q&A with the Chair of the Committee. Learn about the Committee for Faculty Scholarship and Development grants, including what they do and do not cover, and ways to improve your chances of getting funding. (Kieran Ayton, Chair of the Committee for Faculty Scholarship and Associate Professor Adams Library)

Oct 9 (Repeated Oct 11): Advising 101

10/9 at 12:30-2:00 p.m.; 10/11 at 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Adams Library 406. 

New to advising at RIC? Looking for a refresher? In this session, we’ll discuss basic approaches to advising RIC students, including the General Education program, FERPA, MyRIC’s Advising Center and Advising Module, and advising resources available to faculty. Bring a laptop if you can. There will be plenty of time for Q & A. (Michelle Brophy-Baermann, Director of Faculty Advising and Associate Professor of Political Science)

Oct 22 (Repeated Oct 23): Look Again! Open Textbook Workshop & Textbook Review

10/22 at 2:00-4:00 p.m.; 10/23 at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Adams Library 406.

Open Textbooks are more affordable for students and more flexible for faculty. In the three years of our Open Textbook Network membership ~100 textbooks per year have been added to the Open Textbook Library and are available for review. In these workshops, you will learn what open textbooks are and how they can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students, while providing faculty with content that can be highly customized for your courses. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. Following the workshop, you will write a brief review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library, to be published on the OTL website: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks. Faculty who attend the workshop and complete the review are eligible for a one-time $200 stipend. Registration is required by October 16th, 2019:

10/22: https://open.umn.edu/otn/workshops/open-textbook-workshop-textbook-review

10/23: https://open.umn.edu/otn/workshops/open-textbook-workshop-textbook-review-10-23-19

(Dragan Gill, Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative Steering Committee Co-Chair and Assistant Professor Adams Library)

Nov 20: CRCA: Using the Spring Expo to Increase Student Engagement in Your Courses

12:30-2:00 p.m. in Adams Library 406. 

Want to more fully engage students in your area of expertise by having them participate in research and creative activity? Learn how to integrate Spring Expo student presentations into assignments. The programs and resources available through the Center for Research and Creative Activity (CRCA) will be highlighted. (Michelle Crossley, CRCA Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling)

Nov 22: Preparing an Application for a CRCA Integration Grant

10:00-11:30 a.m. in Adams Library 406 

Have you wanted to submit an Integration Grant Application, but didn't know where to start? Attend this session to learn about the application process and how to strengthen your proposal. (Michelle Crossley, CRCA Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling) ​​​

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