Faculty Development Series


Faculty Development Luncheon Series

Each year the Center hosts a series of faculty development workshops with presentations by UM faculty and staff as well as speakers from other institutions.

Note: The Faculty Development Luncheons will not be located in The Union Ballroom due to construction.  Please check the location in the description for each luncheon.

Spring 2017


 Show Your SoTL Stuff: Poster Session and Luncheon

UM CETL invites faculty to share their involvement in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). SoTL’s goal is to facilitate improvements in all areas of teaching and learning in post-secondary environments.

Our first faculty-showcase poster session and luncheon provides a venue for faculty to share their efforts to improve teaching and learning at UM. Moreover, this will give faculty an additional opportunity to discuss teaching and learning, learn from colleagues, exchange ideas, and develop partnerships across disciplines in support of both faculty and students at the university.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Presenters:  UM Faculty engaged in SoTL

Date:  April 25, 2017

Time:  12:00-2:00pm

Location:  The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME),  Room 300

If you plan to attend the poster session and would like a lunch, please register here.

Personalized Learning and Adaptive Teaching Opportunities (PLATO)

Under a grant provided by the APLU and the University, UM faculty are developing and piloting adaptive learning in their general education classrooms. Currently, twelve UM faculty members are involved with PLATO.  Join us to hear how instructors in the Departments of Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Writing & Rhetoric are using adaptive learning to personalize the learning experience and improve outcomes for students in their classes.

Speaker:  Patricia O’Sullivan

Date:  March 22, 2017

Time:  12:00-1:00pm

Location:  The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME),  Room 300

Presenter Bio:

PLATO Program Manager, Patricia O’Sullivan, has worked at the University of Mississippi since 2002, holding various positions including Instructor in the departments of Philosophy & Religion and Pharmacy Administration, Student Adviser and Program Coordinator in the School of Business Administrations, Instructional Designer in the division of Outreach, and most recently Manager for the Personalized Learning & Adaptive Teaching Opportunities Program. She has presented on campus and nationally on topics including religion, ethics, social justice, e-learning, and adaptive learning.


STUDIOone At The Library

STUDIOone provides an east-to-use reservable recording and editing space for the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Mississippi.  Attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the studio’s technology (one-button recording, camera, and green screen) and hear from and ask questions of faculty and/or students who have previously used the space.

This workshop includes a demonstration and panel discussion.  Please refer to the StudioOne Panel for a list of the participants.

Speakers:  Bryan Young

Date:  Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: The UM Library, Room 106D (lunch and panel discussion)

Speaker Bios:

Brian Young is a research and instruction librarian and liaison to the School of Engineering and Department of Writing and Rhetoric. In his role as a reference librarian, he answers research questions face-to-face at the reference desk and during research consultation, as well as virtually through e-mail and live chat. He provides instruction for undergraduates and graduates. His research interests include understanding how engineering researchers locate and use source material, new collection development methods, and library user experience.


2nd Annual Winter Intersession Workshop

The Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies (SCALE-UP) Project

How do you keep a classroom of 100 or more undergraduates actively learning? Can students practice communication and teamwork skills in a large class? What works to keep a smaller class actively engaged? How do you boost the performance of underrepresented groups? The Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies (SCALE-UP) Project has addressed all these concerns. Physics, chemistry, math, biology, engineering, business, nursing, and even literature and history classes are being taught this way, at more than 250 institutions nationwide.

Online Registration for the workshop is now closed; however, you may register on-site.

FALL 2016

Micro aggressions: Daily Verbal, Behavioral,  or Environmental Acts Which Convey Inferiority                                                                                                

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Stollman

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

With respect to social justice and equity, individuals speak widely about micro aggressions–daily verbal, behavioral,  or environmental acts which convey inferiority. The issue is that when folks discuss micro aggressions, they are often only thinking in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or religion. People with different abilities are almost exclusively left out of the conversation thereby implicitly and hopefully, unintentionally allowing micro-aggressions to continue to be largely ignored as it related to people with disabilities. This workshop focuses exclusively on what micro aggressions are, how they impact people with different abilities, and how to counter micro aggression if you are the victim or perpetrator. This workshop utilizes an anti-deficit approach and steers clear or a ‘blame or shame” paradigm.  All are encouraged to attend with the intent of making sure that when engaging with people with disabilities it is demonstrated that their contributions, experiences, and ideas are greatly valued.

Presenter Bio:

stollman_small-65x65Jennifer A. Stollman Ph. D.  is the Academic Director at the Winter Institute. (Click here for her cv.) Jennifer is responsible for campus professional development, anti-oppression training, curricular and co-curricular development, crisis management, and is a consultant for detecting and eliminating institutional and interpersonal bias.  She works with campuses across the region including the University of Mississippi, Delta State University, University of Southern Mississippi, and Tulane University. Jennifer spent 18 years in graduate and undergraduate classrooms as a professor of history and gender and women’s studies.  She specializes in issues related to the construction, projections, and deployment of individual and collective identities.  Jennifer is committed to equity work taking place across campuses.  She loves spending time with her family and friends, is an avid cyclist, and is devoted to her Scottish Terrier, Lincoln


Emergency Preparedness: What Faculty Should Know                                                

Speakers: Dr. Barbara Russo and Officer Jeff Kellum

Dates: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The session will provide attendees with an overview of Public Safety at the University of Mississippi and what it means to be Rebel Ready. Emergency management is the hub of public safety at the University with education, planning and risk management its primary functions. Empowering faculty, staff, and students to make sound decisions is our primary goal. The University Police Department is one of the many spokes available to ensure safety on campus through its additional educational programming and enforcement efforts on campus. Together both entities partner to provide a safe campus community for everyone. Topics addressed will include the functions and services provided by each department, RebAlerts and the notification process, website information and access, and active shooter information.

RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on October 14, 2016.

Presenter Bios:

Jeff Kellum. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Captain Jeff Kellum is originally from Lafayette County, MS and a 1986 graduate of Ole Miss. After twelve years of service in the US Army Special Forces, Jeff left the military to pursue graduate studies at Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He and his wife, Ellen Kellum, moved back to Lafayette County after a twenty year absence. Jeff currently serves as our Crime Prevention Coordinator. As such he teaches a variety of campus safety classes including Active Shooter Response, Active Shooter Risk Assessment, S.A.F.E., Alcohol and Other Drug and Risk Management for our community.


russoDr. Barbara Russo was named the University’s first Emergency Management Coordinator in March of 2016. She had been serving as the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Fire & Emergency Services Administration at Fayetteville State University (NC) for the past five years and is a 19-year veteran of the fire service. She served as a volunteer and career professional, most recently as the Division Chief of Training and Standards for the City of Jacksonville (NC) Fire Department (2009-2012). She earned her doctorate in fire and emergency management administration from Oklahoma State University. It was through her doctoral research that the discovery of a glass ceiling exists at the rank of captain for women in the fire service which has led to her being sought out as an expert on the advancement of women in the fire service.


Using Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool                                                                                                   

Speakers: Frank Schulenburg and Jami Mathewson, Wiki Education Foundation                                                                                        

Dates: Monday, September 26, 2016

Wikipedia is one of the world’s most widely read open educational resources. Serving 500 million monthly readers, its broad public presence, open for anyone to edit, offers a unique opportunity to participate in an online community of practice. University faculty are using Wikipedia as a tool to teach students how to research and write about course topics. Students gain deeper insight into their course material and learn to evaluate critically the reliability of sources. Along the way, they report enthusiasm and high levels of motivation as they share knowledge with a real-world audience.

The recent article, College students take to Wikipedia to rewrite the wrongs of Internet science, highlights both the concepts related to this presentation and Jami Mathewson, who is co-presenting.

The Wiki Education Foundation (Wiki Ed) is a non-profit organization supporting these initiatives to help faculty deliver an education that goes beyond the classroom. Wiki Ed provides Wikipedia expertise and online tools for designing assignments, training students, tracking their work, and measuring impact to Wikipedia.

Join Wiki Ed staff to learn how students are improving Wikipedia while developing their media literacy, critical thinking, and writing skills

RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on September 23, 2016.


Presenter Bios:

frank-schulenburg-2Frank Schulenburg is the Executive Director of the Wiki Education Foundation, a longtime Wikipedian, and former member of the executive management team of the Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that runs Wikipedia. Since the early days of his involvement with Wikipedia, his work has focused on broadening participation and developing the public understanding of Wikipedia, especially among subject matter experts. Schulenburg has spoken globally about efforts to increase the relevance of Wikipedia in academia. In 2006, he founded Wikipedia Academy, an event aimed at cultivating dialogue between Wikipedia contributors and academics. In 2009, he initiated the Bookshelf Project, which created the first educational materials for new Wikipedia contributors. In 2010, he designed and implemented the pilot of the Wikipedia Education Program. From 2012 to 2014, he was a member of the executive management team of the Wikimedia Foundation, overseeing the Wikipedia Education Program, Wikipedia Zero, and a new initiative to evaluate the impact of programmatic activities across countries. In early 2014 he took on his current role as the inaugural Executive Director of the Wiki Education Foundation. Schulenburg has been involved with Wikipedia since 2005, both as an author and as a photographer.


Jajami-mathewsonmi Mathewson has supported instructors and students working on Wikipedia since 2011. She worked at the Wikimedia Foundation to coordinate the program until joining the group that started a new non-profit, the Wiki Education Foundation. At Wiki Ed, Jami is the Educational Partnerships Manager, developing partnerships with academic institutions to increase participation in Wiki Ed’s programs and bring content expertise to Wikipedia.

Faculty Development Series from 2008-2016

Previous years’ Faculty Development Series can be viewed in the the following Archives:

Archives 2015-2016

Archives 2008-2015