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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Please click here to visit the registration system and reserve a seat for any of the events/workshops listed below.

Best Practices in Mentoring and College Teaching (BPMCT)

The Center for Faculty Development is offering the following workshops as part of the BPMCT Program.  These workshops are open to graduate students, instructors, and full-time and part-time faculty.  Dates, times, and locations are currently being determined for many of these workshops.

  • Easy ADA: Revising Your Course Materials (DL/BPMCT)
    • Friday, November 14 at 2:00 in Garrett Conference Center 203

Monday, November 17, 2014

 Title: Research Tools Available Through the Grants Resources Center (GRC)

Date/Time: Monday, November 17 from 11:00am-12:00pm (CST)

Location: WAB 237

The Office of Sponsored Programs is hosting a webinar presented by the Grants Resource Center (GRC), a unit of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).  GRC strives to enhance the research and sponsored programs capabilities of higher education institutions by monitoring and disseminating federal and private grant funding opportunities; providing access to the GrantSearch database; and offering a library of funded proposals for sampling. To learn more about the suite of tools and services provided by the GRC, you are welcome to participate in this live discussion by visiting WAB 237 at 11:00am on Monday, November 17


Title: Writing Measurable Learning Objectives

Date/Time: Monday, November 17 from 3:30-4:00pm (CST)

Location: Webinar (URL:

This 30 minute webinar will provide a brief overview on the writing of measurable learning objectives for courses or specific class sessions.  Simply click on the link above to access the webinar on the day/time specified.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

 Title: Inside Higher Ed’s Faculty Technology Survey

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18 from 1:00pm-2:00pm (CST)

Location: Grise Hall 143

Inside Higher Ed’s third annual survey of college and university faculty members and campus leaders in educational technology -- conducted with Gallup -- aims to understand how these groups perceive and practice online learning and other emerging opportunities for delivering course content.  Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik and technology reporter Carl Straumsheim for a free webinar. Scott and Carl will lead a discussion sparked by the results of the survey and questions/comments from participants. Read up before you attend -- Inside Higher Ed's article about the survey and the complete survey results can be found at  Some of the questions addressed in the study are: (1) Can online courses achieve learning outcomes that are equivalent to in-person courses? (2) What are the most important quality indicators of an online education? (3) How does the quality of online courses compare with the quality of in-person courses? (4) To what extent have faculty taught online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses? For those who have not taught online, why is that?


Title: Reducing Cheating and Plagiarism

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 18 from 2:30-3:00pm (CST)

Location: Webinar (

Academic integrity issues have been around for as long as there have been students, and there is no end in sight for them, unfortunately.  Join us for a chance hear what WKU’s students suggest about how to curtail cheating and plagiarism.  Simply click on the link above to access the webinar on the day/time specified.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 Title: Faculty Fulbright Opportunities

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 19 from 12:30-1:00pm (CST)

Location: Webinar (URL:

Please join Addie Cheney from the Office of International Programs for a 30 minute webinar presentation and discussion on funding opportunities available for faculty under the Fulbright Scholar Program.  Simply click on the link above to access the webinar on the day/time specified.


Title: Building and Using Rubrics

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 19 from 2:30-3:30pm (CST)

Location: Webinar (URL:

Some folks shy away from using rubrics because the generic ones they find online don’t fit their needs or they feel that they don’t have the time it takes to put them together for their various assignments.  However, using rubrics can not only make grading faster for you, but sharing them with students before the work is due can yield higher quality work.   Join this webinar to learn about how to create and use rubrics to improve the quality of your classes for both you and your students.  Simply click on the link above to access the webinar on the day/time specified.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

 Title: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – What does it mean for faculty?

Date/Time: Thursday, November 20 from 11:30am-12:15pm (CST)

Location: Webinar (URL:

Please join Freida Eggleton, University Registrar Emerita, for a webinar presentation on the topic of FERPA – the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  Acquire a better understanding of the law and what it means to faculty as they interact with students and potentially their family members.  Simply click on the link above to access the webinar on the day/time specified.


Title: Strategies for Effective Lectures

Date/Time: Thursday, November 20 from 2:30-3:00pm (CST)

Location: Webinar (URL:

Join this webinar for a discussion on how to improve lectures. Although active learning strategies and employing various micro-activities are great ways of promoting student learning, some lecturing within a class is often necessary; thus, we will discuss mini-lecturing methods, how to include activities within one's lectures, and some best practices for utilizing PowerPoint and animations.  Simply click on the link above to access the webinar on the day/time specified.


  • To register for any BPMCT workshop, simply visit to reserve a spot.  In the future, we would like to offer seminars and workshops that are appropriate for the needs of specific departments and/or colleges. If you have an idea for a potential workshop and/or would like to propose putting one together, please let us know by sending us your idea - – we'd love to work with you on this.


Office of Sponsored Programs

The OSP seminar series is designed for WKU faculty and staff and is offered during the fall and spring semesters each year. Campus-wide email announcements will be sent prior to each seminar. Seating is limited.


Teaching and Learning With Technology

The following workshops are offered through the Office of Distance Learning.

Research Methods and Statistics

  • Data Mining using SAS Workshop (Restricted to Faculty for now)
    • Wednesday, January   20-22 in Grise Hall 135

*** If you have an event or workshop that is appropriate for the professional development of faculty and/or graduate students, and if you would like to advertise this event on the Center for Faculty Development's Future Events webpage, please contact Jerry Daday by email ( or phone (270-745-3197). ***

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