Paid faculty training workshop on understanding our students and exploring servingness through pedagogy offered May 23-24

The paid faculty training will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 23 and 8 a.m. to noon May 24 in 135 Woolsey Hall. Compensation for faculty who complete the training and agree to implement the content learned (in summer/fall 2024 courses) will receive a $500 stipend. Breakfast and snacks provided both days and lunch the first day. Faculty must register before May 6, space is limited.

The program creators and presenters are Dr. Alexandra Strong, Florida International University, and Dr. Meagan Kendall, The University of Texas at El Paso. In the training, faculty will examine how to better leverage educational theory to deepen their understanding of students’ strengths and assets; explore intrinsic motivation framework for supporting students’ engagement and foster motivation through the design of courses; explore the concept of servingness; and create transformative learning experiences that support the integration of students’ assets into courses.

A paid virtual follow-up opportunity will be available for a number of faculty who complete this training. The follow-up will take place the week of June 3 (three days, 75 minutes each day).