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Discussions, Workshops, & Webinars

Resting to Rise: Reduce Burn Out, Find Your Joy for Writing and Life, and Create a Just Academia (Webinar) Tue, Feb 18, 2-3:00, or anytime after* 

We all hear about the importance of self-care and, in particular, sleep. But many of us continue to struggle finding our internal place of deep rest and renewal. This place is not only where our nervous system resets, but also where our creativity, zest, truest voice, and zone of genius dwell - boons to any academic writer, teacher, and change-maker. It is also from this place that clarity of purpose arises about our role in social transformation. In this workshop we explore the idea and practice of "resting to rise" for academics. We introduce yoga nidra - what it is, what it does, its relevance to faculty, and, most importantly, how to try it and even fit it in to your already-full schedule. You will leave the workshop with access to a free recording, and a plan for weaving it into your life in support of your writing goals and other meaningful projects.

* Register to watch the webinar live, or view the archived video anytime afterwards. Either way, you'll need to login to your NCFDD account.

How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice (Webinar) Thur, March 12, 2-3:00, or anytime after* 

Are you sick of working all the time without making progress on your writing projects? Are you tired of your deadline-driven, binge-and-bust writing routine? Do you wish you could develop a healthy, consistent, daily writing routine that would allow you to meet your department’s expectations for tenure and promotion? In this webinar you'll learn:

  • The three biggest myths about writing that hobble new faculty productivity
  • The surprising difference between struggling new faculty members and those who are designated as "rising stars"
  • The 30-minute strategy that will increase your writing productivity AND decrease your stress, anxiety and guilt.

* Register to watch the webinar live, or view the archived video anytime afterwards. Either way, you'll need to login to your NCFDD account.

NCFDD 14-Day Writing Challenge March 23 - April 5* 

The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. It's very simple:

  • Commit to write every day for at least 30 minutes.
  • At the beginning of your writing time, login to our online community, start the timer, complete your writing, and post your progress at the end.
  • Take 5 minutes to support other writers in your group by commenting on their progress.

This is NOT for you if: 1) you don't want to post your progress on a daily basis and/or 2) you don't want to interact with other people. 

* Login to your NCFDD account to register.

  

Collaborative Learning Workshop  Tue, March 24, 12:30-1:45 @ KWR Hall, Rm 310 

Let's learn-by-doing some collaborative learning techniques, and the principles of good practice that guide them. This workshop will be held in one of the new active learning classrooms (KWR Hall 310), but these activities can be implemented or adapted in any classroom.

 

How to Challenge Race and Gender Bias in Student Evaluations (Webinar) Tue, March 24, 2-3:00, or anytime after* 

Description coming soon....

* Register to watch the webinar live, or view the archived video anytime afterwards. Either way, you'll need to login to your NCFDD account.

Mastering Academic Time Management (Webinar) Thur, April 9, 2-3:30, or anytime after* 

New faculty members commonly describe working long hours but making little progress on their research and writing, 1 sense of loneliness that stems from limited mentoring and community, feeling unsupported in their desire for work-family balance and without the skills to achieve it, and wondering whether the academic path is the right career choice. This webinar is specifically designed to address these issues and provide participants with concrete skills.

* Register to watch the webinar live, or view the archived video anytime afterwards. Either way, you'll need to login to your NCFDD account.

The Book Arts Collection Teaching Workshop Fri, April 10, 12:30-1:45 in Olin 230 (RSVP)

The Book Arts Collection at Rollins College is a collaborative initiative by The Department of Art and Art History, Olin Library and The Cornell Fine Arts Museum. The aim is to support our mission to educate students for global citizenship through a growing collection of artist's books which are art objects rooted in the structure & concept of "the book." The collection addresses diverse perspectives and global issues from gender identity to gene mutation to immigration politics, and as such, can be exciting teaching tools in our liberal arts curriculum.

During this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the genre of artist's books through the collection and its broad themes, learn how to access these objects from Olin Archives, and gain practical guidance on how to utilize artist's books as teaching tools across the curriculum. Participants will also be asked to contribute to the future growth of the collection by providing feedback and suggestions for future acquisitions.

This workshop is supported by The Endeavor Foundation Center and Olin Library.

Wellness & Technology (Webinar) Tue, April 28, 2-3:00, or anytime after* 

We’re spending more time on social networks, viewing media, and checking our notifications, “likes," and text messages… and it’s making us feel unhappy, stressed, and lonely. So how do we “outsmart our smartphones”? How do we stop using our phones in ways that hurt our happiness, start using our phones in ways that boost our happiness, and build the skills we need to cultivate happiness in the context of an increasingly digital world? In this webinar you’ll discover seven science-based steps for boosting happiness in the digital age and learn practical strategies for developing healthier their digital habits.

* Register to watch the webinar live, or view the archived video anytime afterwards. Either way, you'll need to login to your NCFDD account.

 

 

 

Ongoing Canvas Training

See the Instructional Design & Technology workshop schedule here.