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Faculty Resources

The Center for Academic Innovation and other units collaborate to offer a variety of resources for faculty.  We welcome your input and ideas to better support your teaching goals.

Explore our faculty resources

  • Guest Speakers

    Guest Speakers

     Dr. Joanna Wolfe -- March 13, 2020

    "Managing Group Work" Dr. Wolfe, Director of the Global Communication Center at Carnegie Mellon University and author of Team Writing: A Guide to Working in Groups, will discuss teaching students how to manage team projects. These workshops will be useful companions to last year’s Gen Ed Work Day on Project-Based Learning. Register to attend.

  • Teaching Consultations

    Teaching Consultations

    Faculty are invited to consult with a specialist in teaching, learning, and assessment to discuss instructional approaches. The Center for Academic Innovation also helps faculty learn what is working best for students by providing Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) and other classroom observation services.

  • Scholarship Academy

    Scholarship Academy

    The Scholarship Academy provides faculty with support to develop scholarly projects. Faculty work with experienced colleagues and form partnerships that enhance productivity. The Scholarship Academy helps faculty to hone ideas, review literature, plan data collection, analyze findings, and write articles.

  • Faculty Mentoring

    Faculty Mentoring

    The Center for Academic Innovation connects new faculty with experienced faculty who can introduce them to our campus. Through their mentors, new faculty will:

    • learn about YCP and the surrounding community
    • adjust to campus culture and become engaged members of the College
    • address questions, concerns, and special needs in a confidential manner
    • gain insight about teaching and career development 
    • network with other faculty to develop a personal support system 

Upcoming Events for Faculty

  • January

    Workshop: "Games, Research, Librarians" -- Monday, January 27, 2019 at 12:00 in Information Literacy Librarian Library Room 7.  Join Trenton Bankert for a fun, interactive workshop about good research scaffolding, support for your students, and gamifying library instruction for better engagement. Lunch is included. Register to attend.

  • February

    First Fridays w/ Faculty -- Friday, February 7, 8:30-9:30 am in CH 216.

    Stop by the Center for Academic Innovation for breakfast and informal discussions. This month we will discuss ideas for creating community in your classroom. Drop-in, no RSVP.

    Faculty "Write-In" – Friday, February 7, 12:00-4:00 pm in Library Room 7.

    Join your colleagues for a day devoted to writing. Register to attend. 

    Discussion: “Boundaries w/ Students: A Frank Conversation” – Two sessions: Tuesday, Feb 11, at 12:30 and Wednesday, Feb 12, at 12:00 in York View Hall. Lunch provided.

    Join your colleagues to discuss current hot-button topics and to learn strategies for navigating a variety of challenging boundary issues with students. Facilitated by Holly Morreels, Title IX Coordinator. Register to attend.

    Webinar or In-Person: Using Canvas – Two sessions: Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb 18 or 19 at 6:30 pm. In Library Room 39.

    Join the Instructional Technology Team in person or virtually to learn more tips for using Canvas. Register to participate.

    Q & A Session: w/ Promotion and Tenure Committee -- Feb 27 in York View Hall, 3:30 pm. Register to attend.

  • March

    Book Club Discussion – Two sessions: Wednesday, March 11, and Thursday, April 16, 5:00-7:00 pm.

    Join Faculty Fellow Adrienne Brenner for a discussion about The Adjunct Professor's Complete Guide to Teaching College by Anthony Fredericks. Stop by CH 216 to pick up a copy of the book. Register to attend.

     Brown Bag Lunch Discussion – Wednesday, March 18, 12:00-1:00 in CH 216.

    Bring lunch and join Faculty Fellow Adrienne Brenner for an informal discussion around how to elicit and evaluate student attendance and participation. Drop-in, no RSVP.

    Generation Next Workshop Day: “Managing Group Work” w/ Dr. Joanna Wolfe -- Friday, March 13, in York View Hall.

    Dr. Wolfe, Director of Global Communication at Carnegie Mellon University and author of Team Writing: A Guide to Working in Groups, will discuss teaching students how to manage team projects. These workshops will be useful companions to last year’s Gen Ed Work Day on Project-Based Learning. Register to attend.

  • April

    First Fridays w/ Faculty -- Friday, April 3, 8:30-9:30 am in CH 216.

    Stop by the Center for Academic Innovation for breakfast and informal discussions. This month we will discuss ideas for using Canvas. Drop-in, no RSVP.

    Faculty "Write-In" – Saturday, April 4, 10:00-- 2:00 pm in Library Room 7.

    Join your colleagues for a day devoted to writing. Register to attend.

    Showcase: Undergraduate Research -- Friday & Saturday, April 17-18, in Schmidt Library. Details TBA.

    Annual Recognition Ceremony -- Sunday, April 26, at 3:00 pm in WPAC.  

    Students are recognized for their outstanding work.

     FDPRC Workshop: “Research & Ethics” – Tuesday, April 28, at 12:30 pm. 

    Join Dr. Rachel Fogle to discuss research and ethics.

    Adjunct Faculty Appreciation Dinner – Tuesday, April 28 at 5:00 pm.

    Join Faculty Fellow Adrienne Brenner to celebrate successes of the semester. Register to attend.

  • May

    First Fridays w/ Faculty -- Friday, May 1, 8:30-9:30 am in CH 216.

    Stop by the Center for Academic Innovation for breakfast and informal discussions. This month we will discuss how to help students who seem stressed. Drop-in, no RSVP.

    Project-Based Learning Showcase -- Thursday, May 7, in York View Hall.

    Students and faculty will showcase their projects with community partners.

    Camp Teach & Learn -- Week of May 18

    Join your colleagues for a 3-day on campus retreat to share teaching strategies. More details TBA.

  • June

    Scholarship Academy -- June 2020

    Faculty and staff in any stage of research or writing will be invited to join this structured program designed to support scholarly activity. Details TBA.

Contact Us
Center for Academic Innovation
Campbell Hall, 216
Phone: 717.815.6750
cai@ycp.edu

Cynthia Crimmins
Director

717.815.1216
ccrimmin@ycp.edu

Renee Figge
Administrative Assistant

717.815.6656
rfigge@ycp.edu 

Adrienne Brenner
Adjunct Faculty Fellow

717.815.6863
abrenner@ycp.edu 

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