Faculty Development

Past Years' New Faculty Programs

2013-2014 New Faculty Orientation Sessions ~ Show program

New Faculty Orientation August 19-20: A two-day session designed to allow new faculty members of the Butler community to meet other faculty new to the University.

2013 Schedule of orientation

Ongoing Orientation Sessions

A series of orientation sessions throughout the year to assist all new faculty in better understanding Butler and their role on the faculty at the University. 

Lunch is always provided and all sessions begin at noon in AU111 (UClub).

"Checking In"
Wednesday, September 4

"Guiding Class Discussions"
Tuesday, Septmber 17

"Introduction to Butler Library Liaisons"
Wednesday, October 2

"The Core Curriculum"
Tuesday, October 22

"Working with Diverse Learners and Learning Styles"
Thursday, November 7

"Faculty Activity Reports"
Wednesday, November 20

"Advising"
Wednesday, January 29

"e-Learning"
Tuesday, February 11

"Who Are Our Students"
Wednesday, March 5 - cancelled

"Checking In"
Thursday, March 27

2012-2013 New Faculty Orientation Sessions ~ Show program

Support for faculty members' development as teachers and scholars is a central expression of the University's commitment to the highest quality of liberal arts and professional education. The faculty development program offers a variety of established opportunities throughout the year, and is responsive to developing new opportunities for faculty as issues emerge. 

Assisting new faculty in making a successful transition to Butler is one of the most important responsibilities of the faculty development program. New faculty have opportunities throughout the academic year to talk with faculty about teaching strategies, programs of the University and the colleges, evaluating student learning, and developing and maintaining a plan of professional scholarship, research, and creative work.

New Faculty Orientation: A two-day session designed to allow new faculty members of the Butler community to meet other faculty new to the University.

2012 schedule of orientation

Ongoing Orientation Sessions

A series of orientation sessions throughout the year to assist all new faculty in better understanding Butler and their role on the faculty at the University. Lunch is always provided and all sessions begin at noon.

Fall 2012

New Faculty Academic-Year Orientation Session
Thursday, August 30, AU201

All new faculty are invited to this first academic-year orientation session - this is a time to reconnect, look at the semester ahead, and ask and get answers to questions that may have arisen from the start of classes.

Guiding Class Discussions and Getting Students Engaged
Thursday, September 13, AU111

New faculty academic-year orientation session on guiding class discussions, engaging students in classes, and employing active learning techniques for your classes. 

Working with Diverse Learners and Learning Styles
Thursday, September 27, AU111

How can faculty best work with the variety of students who come into classes who may have different knowledge levels and skills? What are ways to best capitalize on and support the diverse experiences students bring to class? How might assignments be structured to allow students to do their best work, or how can class time be managed, particularly when differences of opinion or experience surface?

The Core Curriculum
Thursday, October 18, AU111

Learn how the curriculum works for students at Butler - majors, minors, elective credits, and the Core curriculum.

Course Evaluations
Thursday, November 8, AU111

As the end of the semester approaches, join us to talk about how course evaluations are administered at Butler.

Faculty Activity Reports
Thursday, November 29, AU111

An important way to document achievements each year is the Faculty Activity Report. This session introduces the Report and provides suggestions on how to best complete it.

Spring 2013

Advising
Thursday, January 17, AU111

Colleagues will share strategies on how to be an effective advisor, and ways you can be involved in early registration of incoming students.  

Getting Involved with Interdisciplinary Programs and Honors
Thursday, February 7, AU111

Join us for a discussion with the Interdisciplinary Program Directors and Amy Elson, Program Coordinator for the Honors Program.

Faculty Governance
Thursday, February 21, JH208

Join representatives from Faculty Senate, for a conversation about how faculty governance works at Butler. We'll go over committee structure, how faculty decisions get made, how the election or appointment process works, and suggest ways for you to get involved.

When They're Not in Class - Student Life at Butler University
Thursday, March 7, AU111 - CANCELLED

Join representatives from Student Services, to learn more about our students, who they are, what they do outside of their classes, and the programs and support that exist for them.

Reflecting on and Evaluating the Year
Thursday, April 11, AU111 - CANCELLED

Please join your colleagues for the final New Faculty Orientation session of the year. In addition to reflecting on the year, you'll be asked to provide feedback on new faculty opportunities and suggestions to help next year's group of new faculty have a successful transition.

2011-2012 New Faculty Orientation Sessions ~ Show program

Support for faculty members' development as teachers and scholars is a central expression of the University's commitment to the highest quality of liberal arts and professional education. The faculty development program offers a variety of established opportunities throughout the year, and is responsive to developing new opportunities for faculty as issues emerge.

Assisting new faculty in making a successful transition to Butler is one of the most important responsibilities of the faculty development program. New faculty have opportunities throughout the academic year to talk with faculty about teaching strategies, programs of the University and the colleges, evaluating student learning, and developing and maintaining a plan of professional scholarship, research, and creative work.

New Faculty Orientation: A two-day session designed to allow new faculty members of the Butler community to meet other faculty new to the University.

2011 schedule of orientation

Ongoing Orientation Sessions

A series of orientation sessions throughout the year to assist all new faculty in better understanding Butler and their role on the faculty at the University.

Spring 2012

Lunch is always provided and all sessions begin at noon. Mark your calendar for upcoming orientation sessions this spring:

Advising

Thursday, January 19, AU111

Colleagues will share strategies on how to be an effective advisor, and ways you can be involved in early registration of incoming students. Click here to view handouts from this session.

Getting Involved with Interdisciplinary Programs and Honors

Thursday, February 9, AU111

Join us for a discussion with the Interdisciplinary Program Directors: Vivian Deno (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies), Siobhan McEvoy-Levy (Peace Studies), Antonio Menendez (International Studies), and Travis Ryan (Science, Technology and Society); and Amy Elson, Program Coordinator for the Honors Program.

Faculty Governance

Thursday, February 23, AU111

Join Margaret Brabant, Chair of the Faculty Senate, for a conversation about how faculty governance works at Butler. We'll go over committee structure, how faculty decisions get made, how the election or appointment process works, and suggest ways for you to get involved.

When They're Not in Class - Student Life at Butler University

Thursday, March 8, AU111 - cancelled

Join Irene Stevens, Dean of Student Life, and Sally Click, Dean of Student Services, to learn more about our students, who they are, what they do outside of their classes, and the programs and support that exist for them.

Reflecting on and Evaluating the Year

Thursday, April 12, AU111

Please join your colleagues for the final New Faculty Orientation session of the year. In addition to reflecting on the year, you'll be asked to provide feedback on new faculty opportunities and suggestions to help next year's group of new faculty have a successful transition.

Fall 2011


New Faculty Academic-Year Orientation Session

Wednesday, August 31, AU111

All new faculty are invited to this first academic-year orientation session - this is a time to reconnect, look at the semester ahead, and ask and get answers to questions that may have arisen from the start of classes.

Guiding Class Discussions and Getting Students Engaged

Wednesday, September 14, AU111

New faculty academic-year orientation session on guiding class discussions, engaging students in classes, and employing active learning techniques for your classes.

Working with Diverse Learners and Learning Styles

Wednesday, September 28, AU111

How can faculty best work with the variety of students who come into classes who may have different knowledge levels and skills? What are ways to best capitalize on and support the diverse experiences students bring to class? How might assignments be structured to allow students to do their best work, or how can class time be managed, particularly when differences of opinion or experience surface?

Concentration and the Core

Wednesday, October 19, AU111

Majors and minors, concentrations and the Core. Join us for lunch to see how the curriculum works at Butler, particularly during this advising time.

Course Evaluations

Tuesday, November 8, AU111 - PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE

As the end of the semester approaches, join us to talk about how course evaluations are administered at Butler.

Faculty Activity Reports

Tuesday, November 29, AU111 - PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE

An important way to document achievements each year is the Faculty Activity Report. This session introduces the Report and provides suggestions on how to best complete it.

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University Mentoring Program: The University is committed to assisting new faculty as they transition into full-time faculty expectations at Butler. Each new tenure-line or full-time continuing colleague is paired with a senior faculty colleague outside of their college during the academic year to assist them.

Please click here to view Butler University's Mentoring Handbook.

Library Resources

Browse and borrow from the collection of resources in the Faculty Development Library located in JH 109.

Some recommendations for new faculty include:

~ Teaching on Solid Ground
-- Using Scholarship to Improve Practice
Robert Menges, Maryellen Weimer and Associates Jossey-Bass
~ Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
-- A Sourcebook
eds. Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell, Pat Griffin Routledge
~ The Joy of Teaching Peter Filene The University of North Carolina Press
~ Engaging Large Classes -- Strategies and Techniques for College Faculty eds. Christine Stanley, M. Erin Porter JB-Anker
~ Discussion as a Way of Teaching -- Tools and Techniques for Democratic Classrooms Stephen Brookfield, Stephen Preskill Jossey-Bass
~ Tools for Teaching Barbara Gross Davis Jossey-Bass
~ Teaching Diversity -- Challenges and Complexities, Identities and Integrity eds. William Timpson, Silvia Canetto, Evelinn Borrayo, Raymond Yang Atwood
~ Helping Students Write Well -- A Guide
for Teachers in All Disciplines
Barbara Walvoord Modern Language Association of America
~ Creating Significant Learning Experiences
-- An Integrated Approach to Designing
College Courses
L. Dee Fink Jossey-Bass
~ Scholarship Reconsidered Ernest Boyer Jossey-Bass
~ Effective Grading -- A Tool for Learning
and Assessment in College
Barbara Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson Jossey-Bass
~ Developing Learner--Centered Teaching
-- A Practical Guide for Faculty
Phyllis Blumberg Jossey-Bass
~ The Course Syllabus -- A Learning
Centered Approach
Judith Grunert O'Brien, Barbara Millis, Margaret Cohen Jossey-Bass
~ Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula -- A Practical Guide Robert Diamond Jossey-Bass
~ From Dissertation to Book William Germano University Of Chicago Press
~ Introduction to Rubrics -- An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning Dannelle Stevens, Antonia Levi Stylus
~ Writing your Journal Article in 12 Weeks
-- A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
Wendy Belcher Sage

 

Click here to view our Faculty Development Library's full resource list.

 

2010-2011 New Faculty Orientation Sessions ~ Show program

August 16-17 Orientation: A two-day session designed to allow new faculty members of the Butler community to meet other faculty new to the University.

2010 Schedule of Orientation

On-Going Orientation Sessions

A series of orientation sessions throughout the year to assist all new professors and instructors in better understanding Butler and their role on the faculty at the University.

Lunch is always provided and all sessions begin at noon.

New Faculty Academic-Year Orientation Session

Wednesday, September 1, AU302

All new faculty are invited to this first academic-year orientation session - this is a time to reconnect, look at the semester ahead, and ask and get answers to questions that may have arisen from the start of classes.

 

Guiding Class Discussions

Monday, September 13, JH225

New faculty academic-year orientation session on guiding class discussions, engaging students in classes, and employing active learning techniques for your classes.

 

Working with Diverse Learners and Learning Styles

Monday, October 11, JH225

How can faculty best work with the variety of students who come into classes who may have different knowledge levels and skills? What are ways to best capitalize on and support the diverse experiences students bring to class? How might assignments be structured to allow students to do their best work, or how can class time be managed, particularly when differences of opinion or experience surface?

 

Fitting the Curricular Pieces Together

Monday, October 25, JH225

Majors and minors, concentrations and the Core. Join us for lunch to see how the curriculum works at Butler, particularly during this advising time.

 

Course Evaluations

Monday, November 8, JH225

Learn about how course evaluations work at Butler and IDEA Center forms.

 

Faculty Activity Reports

Monday, November 29, AU111

Learn how to complete the Faculty Activity Report. Meet in the University Club (just outside the south doors of The Market Place) - lunch coupons will be available at the south door of The Market Place in Atherton Union beginning at 11:45 a.m.

 

Advising

Wednesday, January 19, AU111

Jennifer Griggs, Learning Resource Center, and Mary Ramsbottom, Associate Provost of Student Academic Affairs, and Shelly Furuness, College of Education, will share strategies on how to be an effective advisor, and ways you can be involved in early registration of incoming students. Click here to view handouts from this session.

 

Getting involved in Interdisciplinary Programs and Honors

February 9, AU111

Join us for a discussion with the Interdisciplinary Program Directors: Lee Garver (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies), Siobhan McEvoy-Levy (Peace Studies), Antonio Menendez (International Studies), and Carol Reeves (Science, Technology and Society); and Lisa Markus, Program Coordinator for the Honors Program. Click the following links for handouts from this session: Honors; International Studies.

 

February 23: Faculty Governance, AU111

Join Margaret Brabant, Chair of the Faculty Senate, and Doug Spaniol, Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate, for a conversation about how faculty governance works at Butler. They'll go over committee structure, how faculty decisions get made, how the election or appointment process works, and suggest ways for you to get involved. Click here to view handouts from this session.

 

March 23: When They're Not in Class - Student Life at Butler, AU111

Join Irene Stevens, Dean of Student Life, and Sally Click, Dean of Student Services, to learn more about our students, who they are, what they do outside of their classes, and the programs and support that exist for them. Click here to view handouts from this session.

 

April 13: Reflecting on and Evaluating the Year, AU111

Please join your colleagues for the final New Faculty Orientation session of the year. In addition to reflecting on the year, you'll be asked to provide feedback on new faculty opportunities and suggestions to help next year's group of new faculty have a successful transition.

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2009-2010 New Faculty Orientation Sessions ~ Show program

August 17-18 Orientation: A two-day session designed to allow new faculty members of the Butler community to meet other faculty new to the University.

2009 Schedule of Orientation

On-Going Orientation Sessions

A series of orientation sessions throughout the year to assist all new professors and instructors in better understanding Butler and their role on the faculty at the University.

Lunch is always provided and all sessions begin at noon.

First Academic-year Orientation Session

Wednesday, September 2

All new faculty are invited to this first academic-year orientation session-this is a time to reconnect, look at the semester ahead, and ask and get answers to questions that may have arisen from the start of classes.

Guiding Class Discussions

Wednesday, September 16

New Faculty Academic-Year Orientation Session on guiding Class discussions, engaging students in classes, and employing active learning techniques for larger classes, with Dr. Arthur Hochman (Education) and Dr. Stacy O'Reilly (Chemistry).

 

Working with Diverse Learners and Learning Styles

Wednesday, September 30

How can faculty best work with the variety of students who come into classes who may have different knowledge levels and skills? What are ways to best capitalize on and support the diverse experiences students bring to class? How might assignments be structured to allow students to do their best work, or how can class time be managed, particularly when differences of opinion or experience surface? With Stephan Laurent-Faesi (Dance), Dr. Allison Harthcock (Media Arts), and Dr. Chad Bauman (Religion).

 

Fitting the Curricular Pieces Together

Wednesday, October 7

Majors and minors, concentrations and the Core. Join us for lunch to see how the curriculum works at Butler, particularly during this advising time.

 

Grant Opportunities

Wednesday, November 4

Come learn about the myriad of grant opportunities for your discipline, as well as the internal research, scholarship and creative work grants awarded by Butler.

 

Faculty Activity Report and Course Evaluations

Wednesday, November 18

Please plan on attending to learn about how course evaluations work and how to complete the Faculty Activity Report.

 

Technology and Advising

Wednesday, January 20, noon-1 p.m., University Club, AU111

Join Julianne Miranda and Elise Edwards to learn about opportunities to incorporate technology into your teaching, and resources and equipment that you can use. Dr. Carol Hagans, Associate Provost for Student Academic Affairs, also will provide information on the upcoming new student registration and how you can be involved in advising.

 

Interdisciplinary Programs, Honors Program

Wednesday, February 10

Join us for a discussion with the Interdisciplinary Program Directors: Siobhan McEvoy-Levy (Peace Studies), Antonio Menendez (International Studies), Carol Reeves (Science, Technology and Society) and Ann Savage (Gender Studies); and Lisa Markus, Program Coordinator for the Honors Program. Meet in the University Club (just outside the south doors of The Market Place). Lunch coupons will be available at the south door of The Market Place in Atherton Union beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Click on the following links for handouts from the session: Gender Studies; Honors Program Faculty Handbook; Honors at a Glance; International Studies; Science, Technology and Society;

 

Understanding and Getting Involved - Faculty Governance

Wednesday, February 24

Join Jeanne VanTyle, Chair of Faculty Senate; Lee Garver, Chair of University Curriculum Committee; and Margaretha Geertsema, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee for a conversation about how faculty governance works at Butler. They'll go over the committee structure, how faculty decisions get made, how the election or appointment process works, and suggest ways for you to get involved.

Click here for handouts from this presentation.

 

When They're Not in Class - Student Life at Butler

Wednesday, March 24

Join Irene Stevens, Dean of Student Life, and Sally Click, Dean of Student Services, to learn more about our students, who they are, what they do outside of their classes, and the programs and support that exist for them.

Click here for handouts from this presentation.

 

Reflecting and Evaluating the Year

Wednesday, April 14

Please join your colleagues for the last New Faculty Orientation lunch of the year. In addition to reflecting on the year, you'll be asked to provide feedback on new faculty opportunities and suggestions to help next year's group of new faculty have a successful transition.