PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP

PROF-it Seminars: 2011-2012


Teach at CCBC, Fall 2011:


The schedule for 2011-2012 includes workshops sponsored by PROMISE, The Graduate School, and the Faculty Development Center.  A set of workshops related to international teaching experiences are offered as part of the new “Professors Beyond Borders” (PBB) series.  As of 2011, UMBC is part of the national “Professors Beyond Borders” network for graduate students and faculty with interests in long or short-term international teaching and administration experiences, particularly in underdeveloped regions.




Friday, August 26, 2011

Teaching and Learning Workshop

UMBC Campus, Lecture Hall 4, Academic IV Lecture Hall

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Topics include:

  • Teaching Disciplinary Thinking (Speakers: Dr. Linda Hodges, Director of the UMBC Faculty Development Center)
  • Blackboard (Speaker: Karin Readel, Director of Instructional Technology)
  • Conflict Resolution (Speakers: Stephanie Lazarus and Jeff Cullen from Judicial Affairs)
  • Information to assist students with disabilities (Speaker: Assoc. Vice Provost Cynthia Hill)
  • The PROF-it program ($2000 to teach at Community College)
  • Applying for the “Introduction to an Honors University” teaching opportunity ($1000)
  • Panels of experienced TAs and instructors for Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines, and for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.
  • 1:00 Lunch seminar on Life/Work Balance with Dr. Robert Deluty, Professor of Psychology.

On MyUMBC: Teaching and Training Workshop:

On MyUMBC: Lunch Seminar with Dr. Deluty:


Unless otherwise noted, the “brown bag” (bring your lunch) seminars during the semester will be held from 12 noon – 2:00 PM in Room 329, Commons, UMBC Campus.



Great Teachers Talk about Teaching

Join your colleagues for an engaging discussion on teaching, including ideas on: helping students achieve our goals for their learning, dealing with various challenges in teaching we all face, and keeping our teaching fresh and exciting over time. A panel of senior faculty at UMBC, all current or past Presidential Teaching Professors, share their insights gleaned from many years of practice and reflection on teaching. Lunch will be provided. Panelists include:

Lynnda Dahlquist, Psychology

Wendy Salkind, Theatre

Phil Sokolove, Biological Sciences

Thursday, 9/8/11, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Sponsor: Faculty Development Center


Professors Beyond Borders (PBB): An Introduction (Dr. Sabine O’Hara, National Director)

Friday, 9/9/11, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Refreshments will be served.


Using Small Group Work Effectively

Ideas from the Lilly Conference

Thursday,  September 15, 12-1:30 p.m.

In this discussion, a panel of faculty share the insights they gleaned from the Lilly Conference this past June on how to effectively use and manage students working in small groups in classes, large and small. Lunch will be provided. The panel includes:

Diane Alonso, Psychology

Lili Cui, Physics

Eileen O’Brien, Psychology

Christelle Viauroux, Public Policy

Sponsor: UMBC Faculty Development Center


 Creating a Syllabus (Dr. Linda Hodges)
Friday, 10/7/11


Developing a Teaching Portfolio (Dr. Linda Hodges)
Friday, 10/14/11

University Center  Ballroom Lounge


Teaching at a Community College (Dr. Al Starr)
Friday, 10/21/11


Public Speaking (Dr. Renetta Tull)


PBB: Being Abroad, Learning from the Peaceworker Experience

Wednesday, 11/9/11


Learning Styles (Dr. Anne Spence)
Friday, 12/02/11


PBB: University settings in different countries

Wednesday, 3/7/12



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