A monthly gathering with staff and university officials that oversee faculty professional development, to provide up-to-date information on programs and opportunities for career advancement, career-life balance and other topics of interest to new faculty.

AY 2021-2022 Brown Bag Sessions:

  • Session One - September 8, 2021: "New to the Faculty Meet and Greet", Patricia Prelock, Provost and Senior Vice President, and Jim Vigoreaux, Vice Provost for Faculty Affiars (Location: Memorial Lounge, Waterman 338)
  • Session Two - October 13, 2021: "Inclusive Pedagogy and the Pursuit of Inclusive Excellence", Amer Ahmed, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Slides - PDF(Location: Frank Livak Room, Davis Center 417)
  • Session Three - November 10, 2021: "How Are You Doing? – Connecting with Colleagues", sponsored by the Writing in the Disciplines Program (Location: Microsoft Teams)
  • Session Four - February 9, 2022: "The Power of Transparent Assignment Design", sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning (Location: Microsoft Teams)
  • Session Five - March 9, 2022: "Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice" Laura Hill, Senior Lecturer, Department of Plant Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Slides - PDF) (Location: Microsoft Teams)
  • Session Six - April 13, 2022: "A New Vision for Disseminating  Scholarship", Bryn Geffert, Dean, University Libraries (Slides - PDF) (Location: Microsoft Teams)


AY 2020-2021 Brown Bag Sessions:

  • Session One - September 29, 2020: New to the Faculty Meet and Greet with Provost Prelock and Vice Provost Vigoreaux
  • Session Two - October 8, 2020: Engaging the Elephant: Addressing Religion and Other Worldviews in the Classroom
  • Session Three - November 12, 2020: Developing a Strategic Plan to Achieve Your Research Goals (Slides - PDF)
  • Session Four - January 28, 2021: Self-Plagiarism and How It Could Affect Your Career (Session Recording; Slides - PDF)
  • Session Five - February 11, 2021: Unpacking Difficult Classroom Situations
    (Slides - PDF; Reading Materials - PDF; References - PDF)
  • Session Six - March 11, 2021: Professional Development & Training - Connecting to Our Common Ground (Session Recording; Slides - PDF)
  • Session Seven - April 8, 2021: Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice (Blog Post; Web page; Slides - PDF)

*All sessions held Noon-1:30 PM via Microsoft Teams.

AY 2019-2020 Brown Bag Sessions:

*All sessions held Noon-1:30 PM in the Jost Foundation Room 422 (unless indicated with an asterisk), located on the fourth floor of the Dudley H. Davis Center. 

AY 2018-2019 Brown Bag Sessions: