Faculty Development Series

Fall 2017

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.

What’s New in Academic Cheating?

Panel Discussion: Higher Education (HE) is more accessible due to technology. Students and instructors are no longer limited by space, time, and text. Students can complete entire degrees without ever having to step on a campus. Though technology has increased students’ opportunities for an education, it has also increased their opportunities to circumvent it. Do the grades listed on transcripts represent students’ achievement toward course and/or program goals or something else? In the digital age, academic dishonesty is a major concern for HE administrators and faculty. This panel discussion addresses academic dishonesty: the motivation behind it, the innovations to achieve it, and UM’s attempts to combat it.


Will Berry, Associate Professor of Law

Catherine Hultman, Coordinator of Testing Services for Outreach

Robert Hunt, Lecturer and Computer Specialist in Mathematics

Date:  October 25, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you plan to attend and would like a lunch, please register here


Educating Students in the Post-PC Era

Presenter:  Chris Penny (West Chester University)

Date:  November 9, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss


Earlier Fall 2017

The Role of Listening in Civil Discourse: Implementing the Listening First Model in the Classroom

Presenter:  Graham Bodie, Visiting Professor Journalism

Date:  October 12, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Overby Center, Rm 249

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

For more information about Dr. Brodie and The Listen First Model, please refer to the following website:

Bodie Consulting, LLC

The Classroom Lecture:  Defenders and Detractors

Moderator:  Patricia O’Sullivan, Manager UM PLATO Program

Panelists:  John Bentley, Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Administration; Adam Smith, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering; Vicki Dickinson, Associate Professor of Accountancy; and Kate Kellum, Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment and Assistant Professor of Psychology

Date:  September 26, 2017

Time:  12:00-1:00pm

Location:  Gertrude Ford Ballroom A-Inn at Ole Miss

If you would like to peruse some information related to this topic before the luncheon, please refer to the following linked articles:

Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus on Teaching?

Should Colleges Really Eliminate the College Lecture?

Additional articles

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

Archives 2016-2017

Archives 2015-2016

Archives 2008-2015