What We Offer
Explore our various programs, workshops, seminars, book discussions, and more.
Weekly Workshops Accordion Closed
We offer various events for our faculty on a monthly basis. View and register for upcoming activities.
New Faculty Orientation Accordion Closed
Orientation for new faculty will begin with self-paced online modules available over summer. We will then provide remote learning opportunities with all new faculty the first and second week contracts are in effect. We will send a full agenda with all details and required links to you. If you are new faculty for the 20/21 Academic Year, please register for the orientation.
Productive Beginnings: Resources for Your First Year Accordion Closed
A series for new faculty
This monthly series is designed to assist new faculty throughout the first year at NAU. This series is designed for faculty members new to teaching at NAU and is by invitation only. Topics vary each month. This series meets monthly on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in Cline Library Room 169 and remotely via Zoom.
*The 20/21 New Faculty cohort will be sent an invitation to join Productive Beginnings.
Fall 2020 Dates: 8/21, 9/11/, 10/2, 11/6
Spring 2021 Dates: 2/5, 3/5, 4/2 and 4/30
Faculty Mentor Program Accordion Closed
This program fosters purposeful matches between faculty members. Each faculty member requesting a mentor is paired with an experienced faculty member who shares her/his interests (usually from a different discipline). Purposeful, mutually enriching matches are made between faculty requesting mentoring and their experienced faculty mentors in the beginning of the fall semester or as requested during the year.
Learn more about the mentor program, request a mentor, or become a mentor.
The Monday Morning Mentor Weekly Webinar Accordion Closed
The 20-minute Monday Morning Mentor weekly webinar series is presented by respected academic peers, covers timely and relevant topics and provides practical information. Each webinar is a critical topic that affects the higher education landscape and is effectively and efficiently covered. Topics include assessment and learning goals, classroom management, student engagement, teaching and learning, teaching online, and others.
Subscribe to have the Monday Morning Mentor delivered to your inbox by FPDP.
Consultation Accordion Closed
Visit the Consultations on Teaching and Scholarship page to fill out a consultation form.
Teaching Day Accordion Closed
This event is a collaboration between the NAU Teaching Academy, FPDP, Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning Design & Assessment, this annual event brings faculty from across campus together to celebrate teaching at NAU with an invited keynote speaker and workshop on impactful teaching.
Faculty across campus gather to celebrate teaching at NAU. Our January 9, 2020 keynote address and workshop was with Jose’ Bowen, author of “Teaching Naked” and “Teaching Naked Techniques, A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes”.
ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Accordion Closed
ACUE Association of College and University Educators’ Course on Effective Teaching Practices. This course, endorsed by the American Council on Education, offers professional learning for faculty in research-based techniques shown to help students succeed. Cohort model is August – May each year. By application only.
This course prepares faculty in the teaching essentials that improve student achievement.
A Focus on Teaching Series Accordion Closed
This series is designed specifically for faculty who are dedicated to enhancing their teaching and student learning. In this series, we explore key teaching strategies that are linked to student success. This series is for all faculty members at NAU. Fall 2020 dates are forthcoming.
A Focus on Technology Series Accordion Closed
This series is designed to assist faculty to enhance their teaching and student engagement through the use of technology. This series is for all faculty members at NAU. Fall 2020 dates are forthcoming.
A Focus on Students Series Accordion Closed
This series is designed to orient NAU faculty to the students we see in our classrooms. In collaboration with campus partners, we will explore the ever-evolving characteristics—strengths and challenges—of our students. Fall 2020 dates are forthcoming.
GTA Professional Development Series Accordion Closed
This series is designed specifically for Graduate Teaching Assistants who are dedicated to enhancing their teaching and student learning. In this series, we explore key teaching strategies that are linked to student success and can be applied in or adapted for all disciplines. This series is open to all GTAs at NAU. Meets monthly on Thursdays from 2: 00 – 3:00 pm in Cline Library Room 169 and remotely via Zoom.
8/20 -Building Rapport with Students
9/3 – How Do We Conduct Class?
10/1 – Design for Novice Learners
11/5 – Develop a Teaching Statement
1/21 – Responding to Student Opinion Surveys
2/4 – Using Lectures Effectively
3/4 – How Can We Engage Students in the Learning Process?
4/1 – What Do My Students Know?
4/29 – Develop a Teaching Portfolio
Additional Graduate Teaching Assistant Resources
Interdisciplinary Writing Program Certificate Accordion Closed
Purpose of the Certificate
The Teaching and Learning Center and the Interdisciplinary Writing Program are pleased to offer a new certificate in Effective Writing Instruction. Faculty and GTAs from all disciplines who currently incorporate writing activities and assignments into their courses or who are interested in incorporating writing into their courses are encouraged to participate in this certificate program. GTAs are welcome to attend sessions, but cannot receive the certificate.
To complete the certificate, faculty must attend three designated sessions, as well as complete a consultation with the Interdisciplinary Writing Program Director or with an Instructional Consultant. Sessions will address a variety of topics, such as strategies for efficient grading, preventing plagiarism, developing engaging writing assignments, incorporating writing into large classes, writing in the disciplines/disciplinary writing conventions, and writing for digital platforms. Faculty are free to choose which sessions to attend. Enroll in the certificate program.
Fall 2020 dates are forthcoming.
Faculty Learning Communities & Communities of Practice Accordion Closed
Book Discussions Accordion Closed
The goal of our book discussion is to gather a group of faculty members to read a book about students, pedagogy, or other relevant topics then discuss their learning with other faculty across campus. Book discussions are generally 1 hour in length and meet every other week for a semester. Fall 2020 dates are forthcoming.