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August 12-14, 2015, the Faculty Center will be hosting three events for its new faculty. All Chaminade faculty are welcome to attend, and are encouraged to RSVP by emailing facultydevelopment@chaminade.edu, as lunch will be catered by local eateries.

August 12 – New Faculty Orientation (Loo Theatre)
The New Faculty Orientation is an active day for newly hired faculty members to meet our President and Provost. We will also hear from a faculty panel on the topic of promotion & tenure; the Faculty Senate President; and a student panel sharing their thoughts on learning. The Personnel Office will share critical information, and faculty will share some of the useful things to do in O’ahu, useful Hawaiian words for the classroom, and the Top 10 Things You Need to Know Right Now.

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August 13 – Celebrate Academic Life (Ching Conference Center, Eiben Hall)

The Celebrate Academic Life event is a non-conference experience of collegial sharing. The celebration will focus on faculty sharing examples of their exemplary teaching, scholarship, or service. The format will be ten concurrent 25-minute interactive sessions of communal learning with conversations centered on the integration of active learning, meaningful scholarship, and community service. Our hope is that each person attending will leave the day with several concrete ideas, which they can add to their academic life in the Fall term.

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August 14 – Course Redesign Studio (Loo Theatre)

The Course redesign Studio is an abbreviated day to assist faculty in redesigning their courses. The day will share learning theories to consider before design, then the Wiggins & McTighe Backward Design Model, which includes results (aligning student learning outcomes); evidence (assessment strategies, matrix, outcomes matrix), and experiences (planning, active strategies, teaching models), which culminate into syllabus design.

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