2024-2025 Calendar of Events

We will continue to schedule faculty development events for the 2024-25 academic year. Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates. Events and details listed are subject to change.

Events marked with a asterisk star symbol (*) are designated as part of the New Faculty Enrichment Series, but all faculty are welcome to attend any of the opportunities advertised below.

* Course Planning Workshop
Various dates/times, Jordan Hall 183
For anyone interested in getting to work on course development for the fall semester, Shelly Furuness will be offering a completely optional, pre-orientation workshop aimed at helping faculty think about and develop their course syllabi and calendars. The format of the workshop will include 1-hour of interactive, guided instruction on curriculum mapping and results-driven instructional planning with Butler syllabus templates. The second hour will be used for individual planning time and 1-on-1 support.
To best accommodate summer schedules, the same workshop will be offered at four different dates and times:

  • Monday, July 15, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 29, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 30, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

RSVP to facultyexcellence@butler.edu with the date of the workshop you would like to attend and any questions you may like assistance with during the workshop.

Student Disability Services Testing Center Open House
Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Jordan Hall 136

Faculty and staff are invited to stop by the SDS office during open house hours to take a formal tour of the new testing center, learn more about how SDS staff manage exams and proctoring, ask questions related to test requests and proctoring, and to learn about Butler’s new accommodation letter system rolling out this fall: Accommodate.

* Overview of First Year Experience and Retention Efforts
Friday, September 20, 11:00 a.m.-noon, Atherton Union 326

Presented by Nii Abrahams and Julie Greger
Session description forthcoming.
Guests will receive a Market Place voucher to enjoy lunch with colleagues following the session.
Space is limited. RSVP to facultyexcellence@butler.edu is required.

* Core Curriculum Overview
Wednesday, October 30, 11:00 a.m.-noon, Atherton Union 326

Presented by Chad Bauman, Faculty Director of the Core Curriculum
Session description forthcoming.
Guests will receive a Market Place voucher to enjoy lunch with colleagues following the session.
Space is limited. RSVP to facultyexcellence@butler.edu is required.

Cyber-Security Best Practices – Faculty/Staff Lunch and Learn Opportunity
Presented by Wade Javorsky and Melanie Perez (Information Technology)
Friday, November 8, lunch (provided): noon-12:30 p.m., presentation: 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ford Salon, Robertson Hall

Session description forthcoming.
Catered lunch provided.
Space is limited. RSVP to facultyexcellence@butler.edu is required.

Supporting Student Wellness – Faculty/Staff Lunch and Learn Opportunity
Presented by staff from Butler’s Counseling and Consultation Services
Wednesday, February 5

Lunch (provided): noon-12:30 p.m., presentation: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Ford Salon, Robertson Hall
Session description forthcoming.
Catered lunch provided.
Space is limited. RSVP to STEP@butler.edu is required.

* Advising Tips from the Pros
Thursday, March 20, 11:00 a.m.-noon, Atherton Union 326

This conversation will provide an overview of best practices for student advising. Experienced Butler faculty will offer insight and strategies to best support and advise your students.
Guests will receive a Market Place voucher to enjoy lunch with colleagues following the session.
Space is limited. RSVP to facultyexcellence@butler.edu is required.

* Preparing Your Faculty Activity Report Using Faculty180
Wednesday, April 9, 11:00-noon, Atherton Union 326

Travis Ryan, Associate Provost will provide advice for completing the Faculty 180. Faculty 180 is the software platform for submitting annual Faculty Activity Reports (FARs), which all full-time returning faculty are required to submit each year by August 31. Currently only full-time faculty are required to submit FARs, however all full-time and part-time faculty are encouraged to join us for this important session to learn more about the evaluation process.
Guests will receive a Market Place voucher to enjoy lunch with colleagues following the session.
Space is limited. RSVP to facultyexcellence@butler.edu is required.

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Faculty Development events flagged with the Inclusion Advocate (IA) logo are IA designated events which may be used for IA certification. For more information on the IA program, contact Su-Mei Ooi, Director of Academic Affairs for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

If you have any questions about faculty development opportunities, please contact facultyexccellence@butler.edu.