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The Office of Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs regularly offers opportunities for faculty and Academic Affairs staff to participate in professional development events. This page serves as a resource and reference for past, present, and future events of this sort.

New Faculty orientation will be August 31 & September 1

Upcoming Workshops

Course Development Workshop

August 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: OM 100 or virtually
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Description: From conception to syllabus, putting a new class together (or revising an old one) can seem daunting. This workshop is offered to help you make sure that you are ready to go on the first day of class. Lunch provided.

What is AI workshop, pt. 1

August 16, time and location tba
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Description: This workshop will provide an introduction to all things AI as well as help us refine our questions about its impact on our classes.

Developing Assignments Workshop

August 17, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: OM 100 or virtually
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Description: The research is in - students go more out of assignments when they know why they’re doing them and what you expect them to do. Come to this workshop with an assignment you plan to use in Fall term and we’ll make sure that it is ready for student eyes!

Workshopping Your Response to AI/ChatGPT Pt 2 

August 21, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: BORZ 116 or virtually
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Description: This hands-on workshop will guide you through the creation of a policy for AI in your classes as well as help you craft appropriate assignments and syllabus guidance for your students.

Teaching Writing Workshop 

Special guest: Mark Bennett, Ph.D. from University of Illinois, Chicago.
August 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lunch Included
Location: OM 100 or virtual
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Description: From FP to Senior Sem, we all have to read and respond to student writing. But how to do this as effectively as possible? This all-day workshop (lunch provided) will help you feel ready to take on this task. While focused on FP, this workshop is for everyone who teaches writing (which is all of us).

ADFA Book Club!

Join the Department of the Dean of Faculty for a summer book club, snacks & beverages provided. 

Just Mercy

August 8, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: BORZ-116 or virtually
Learn more here

Sexual Citizens

August 15, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm
Location: OM 100 or virtually
Learn more here


August 22, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: OM 100 or virtually
Learn more here

How To Be An Antiracist

August 29, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: OM 100 or virtually
Learn more here

*All events are subject to change. Please contact Kari Santos ( with any dietary or accommodation needs.

Last updated August 4, 2023

Past Events

New and Ongoing Chairs' Orientation (link)

New Faculty Orientation (link)

New, Ongoing, and Quick-Start Advisor Training (link)

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