Development Day

Faculty and Librarian Development Day

The Faculty and Librarian Research Symposium AND the Celebration of Faculty and Librarian Excellence have been rescheduled to September 1, 2022. 

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Thank you for your dedication and hard work in this past academic year. We wish you a restful summer!

Past Development Days

“Becoming a Student-Ready College to Advance Education Justice”

Agenda (PDF)

8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome and NECHE Update

  • Dr. Catherine Canney, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Daneen Deptula, Professor, Psychological Science

9:00 – 9:05 AM Overview of Agenda and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Franca Barricelli, Interim Associate V.P. for Academic Affairs

9:05 – 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker and Faculty Academy Members

  • Dr. Paul Hernandez, Senior Advisor to the President of Achieving the Dream and Former Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Dr. Jonathan Harvey, Assistant Professor, Humanities
  • Dr. Jescah Apamo-Gannon, Assistant Professor, Education

10:00 – 10:15 AM Break

10:30 – 11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions I
Session A: ‘It Wasn't Supposed to Be This Way”: Realistic Strategies for Supporting Student Mental Health'

  • Dr. Robert Hynes, Director, Counseling Services and Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
  • Ms. Amanda Sapienza, Assistant Director, Counseling Services

Session B: Meeting Students Where They Are: Defining and Designing Responsive Rigor

  • Dr. Laura Garofoli, Professor, Psychological Science

11:15 – 11:30 AM Break

11:30 – 12:15 PM Session

Session C: Open Educational and No/Low Resources: A Tool to Support Our Core Values of Accessibility, Affordability and Academic Excellence

  • Ms. Barbara Cormier, University Registrar
  • Ms. Jacalyn Kremer, Dean of the Library
  • Mr. Jason Smith, Assistant Dean for Retention and Student Success
  • Ms. Connie Strittmatter, Strategic Projects Librarian

12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions II

Session D: Student-Ready Advising: Building Connections and Encouraging Engagement

  • Dr. Megan Krell, Associate Professor, Human Services

Session E: Framing Student Success as a Student Ready Campus

  • Mr. Jason Smith, Assistant Dean for Retention and Student Success

The fall 2021 Development Day will be held in-person. 

Agenda (PDF)

NORTH STREET SIDE of SCIENCE COMPLEX

8:00 a.m.  President’s Reception

KENT RECITAL HALL

PRESIDENT’S WELCOME AND YEARS OF SERVICE

Streaming Link: https://youtu.be/UVL8uNnD8sk

8:30 a.m.  Remarks & Recognition

  • Dr. Richard Lapidus, President

9:30 a.m.  Break

FALL DEVELOPMENT DAY – “Becoming a Student Centered University: Faculty-Staff Collaboration”

9:45 a.m.  Introductions

  • Dr. Catherine Canney, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Mr. Jason Smith, Assistant Dean for Retention and Student Services

9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Setting the Stage Post-COVID Teaching, Learning and Support

  • Dr. Kori Ryan, Associate Professor, Behavioral Science/li
  • Dr. Mark Williams, Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences

Case-Studies from Support Services (Cases with Positive Outcomes and Faculty/Staff Collaboration)

  • Dr. Robert Hynes, Director of Counseling Services and Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
  • Dr. Rachel Graddy, Director of Disability Services
  • Dr. Kat McLellan, Director of Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center
  • Ms. Lindsay Carpenter-Connors, Associate Director of Internship Coordination and Employer Relations
  • Ms. Evelyn Dina, Case Manager for Student Affairs

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Looking Forward

  • Dr. Alberto Cardelle, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Catherine Canney, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

FALCON HUB

Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/iag-kfqb-gkn
Live Stream Link: https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/dd611cd7-0d96-44a7-aa99-08c54031f38b
Phone Dial: (US) +1 567-334-1127 / PIN: 196 880 326#

12:30 p.m.  Lunch Break with 15 Minutes Briefing (12:45 – 1:00 p.m.):

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) – What’s New

  • Dr. Sarah Wright, Associate Professor, Mathematics and CTL Coordinator

General Education Curriculum

  • Dr. Kisha Tracy, Associate Professor, English Studies and Chair, General Education Program Area

After Lunch:  Department Meetings (as scheduled by your department)

Agenda (PDF)

Morning Session Video

Celebration of Faculty Excellence

8:30 – 9:30 A.M.  Presentations: 

Dr. Richard Lapidus, President

Dr. Alberto Cardelle, Provost & Vice President for Academic
Affairs

  • Tenure
  • Promotions
  • Retirements
  • Emeriti
  • Faculty Award for Service
  • Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship
  • Dr. Vincent J. Mara Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Contributions to Graduate Program Award

9:30 – 10:00 A.M.  Remarks

Dr. Alberto Cardelle, Provost & Vice President for Academic
Affairs

Faculty Research Symposium

10:00 – 10:15 A.M.  Overview of Faculty Research Symposium, Updates from the Center for Faculty Scholarship - Dr. Eric Budd, Co-Coordinator, Center for Faculty Scholarship, Professor, Economics, History, & Political Science and Dr. Elisabet Takehana, Co-Coordinator, Center for Faculty Scholarship, Associate Professor, English Studies

10:15 – 10:45 A.M.  One of These Things is Not Like the Other: Questions in Algebraic Group Theory (PDF) - Dr. Catherine Buell, Associate Professor, Mathematics

10:45 – 11:00 A.M.  Break

11:00 – 12:00 P.M.  Concurrent Sessions I: Interdisciplinary Research Presentations by Faculty and Librarians

12:00 – 1:00 P.M.  Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Concurrent Sessions II: Interdisciplinary Research Presentations by Faculty and Librarians

"Building a Better Community through Civic Engagement in the Age of COVID"

Co-Sponsored by the Douglas and Isabelle Crocker Center for Civic Engagement

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Join with Google Meet (Full Participation) - https://meet.google.com/vfz-auoc-aob
Live Stream (View Only) - https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/9cc9c56f-3864-4f3f-8a4d-3473acd84c8b

9:00 A.M. to 9:30 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Alberto Cardelle, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

9:30 to 9:35 – Overview of Agenda and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. David Weiss, Professor of Criminal JusticeCoordinator of the Crocker Center for Civic Engagement

9:35 to 10:30 – Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Elaine Ward, Assistant Professor of Higher EducationSchool of Education and Social Policy, Merrimack College

10:30 to 10:45 – Break

10:45 to 11:30 – Concurrent Sessions

Join with Google Meet (Full Participation) - https://meet.google.com/uch-bmhb-zpj
Live Stream (View Only) - https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/5419c202-7e56-456d-84e9-01d7aec405f9

  • Diversifying the Faculty and the Use of Civic Engaged Scholarship: Findings from the Higher Education Innovation Fund Grant
    Join with Google Meet (Full Participation) or Live Stream (View Only)
    • Dr. Wafa Unus, Assistant Professor, English Studies
    • Asher Jackson, Reference, Archives & Special Collections Librarian

Join with Google Meet (Full Participation) - https://meet.google.com/tis-hfxv-kwe
Live Stream (View Only) - https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/04a6829e-a089-43b2-a0ef-1dfdd4e346f1

  • Diversifying the Faculty, Creating a Center for Faculty/Staff Equity and Inclusion: Findings from the Higher Education Innovation Fund Grant
    Join with Google Meet (Full Participation) or Live Stream (View Only)
    • Dr. DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld, Associate Professor, English Studies

11:30 to 12:30 P.M. – Lunch

12:30 to 1:15 – Civic Learning and Engagement in the New LA&S Curriculum

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ive Stream (View Only) - https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/7c431abb-5751-4b45-9420-fde5e10b6408

  • Dr. Jonathan Harvey, Assistant Professor, Humanities
  • Dr. Christa Marr, Assistant Professor, Economics, History & Political Science
  • Dr. Zachary Miner, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences

1:15 to 1:30 – Break

1:30 to 2:15 – Community Engagement in the Age of COVID: A Public Health Perspective

Join with Google Meet (Full Participation) - https://meet.google.com/wim-ckfq-kxk
Live Stream (View Only) - https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/694b84f1-ae4b-4903-b300-ae182e2b5858

  • Dr. Deborah Stone, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Melissa Dunn, M.S., R.N., Assistant Professor, Nursing

9/3/19 Agenda (PDF)
EAB Presentation PowerPoint (PPT)
EAB Presentation (PDF)

Hammond Hall - Main Lounge  
   
8:15 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
   
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks and the Day's Agenda
  Dr. Alberto J.F. Cardelle,
  Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
  Dr. Catherine R. Canney,
  Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
   
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Celebration of Academic Schools
  Dr. Richard S. Lapidus,
  President of Fitchburg State University
   
9:45a.m. - 11:15 a.m. The State of the Union of Higher Education
  Mr. John Tannous,
  Director, Strategic Research
  Education Advisory Board (EAB)
   
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch on the Quad
  The Strategic Planning Process - The State Perspective
  Dr. Carlos E. Santiago,
  Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  Strategic Planning Consultant
  Ms. Linda S. Campanella, SOS Consulting Group
   
12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. One Mission: Department, School, University
Schools and Their Values
  School of Arts and Sciences
  Hammond Hall - Main Lounge
  School of Business and Technology
  Thompson Hall - Room 102
  School of Education
  Thompson Hall - Room 111
  School of Health and Natural Sciences
  Hammond Hall - Room G01/G01B

Agenda - Faculty Research Symposium (PDF)
Agenda - Celebration of Faculty Excellence Ceremony (PDF)
2019 Faculty Awards

Faculty Research Symposium Presentations:

Understanding Changes in Redistribution Preferences and Confidence in Government in a Changing Political Economy (PDF)
Dr. Christa Marr, Assistant Professor, Economics, History, & Political Science

History, Memory, and National Narratives as a Barrier to Reconciliation (PDF)
Dr. Eric Budd, Professor, Economics, History, & Political Science

We the People: The 500-Year Battle Over Who Is An American (PDF)
Dr. Benjamin Railton, Professor, English Studies

Modeling Threats to Diamondback Terrapins in a Coastal Carolina Salt Marsh (PDF)
Dr. Benjamin Levy, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Dr. John Ludlam, Associate Professor, Biology/Chemistry
Ms. Kristen Ann Windoloski, Alumni & Class Valedictorian 18', Mathematics Major

Designing Disease-Oriented Student Research Projects: Identifying Therapeutics for a Rare Form of Muscular Dystrophy (PDF)
Dr. Eric Williams, Assistant Professor, Biology/Chemistry

Novice Teachers Navigating Tensions in Identity - Key Findings from a Recent Qualitative Study (PDF)
Dr. Katharine Covino, Assistant Professor, English Studies

Experimental Teaching (PDF)
Dr. NiNa Sater Fernandes, Adjunct Faculty, Mathematics

A Decade of Disruption: The Narratologist View of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (PDF)
Dr. Heather Urbanski, Associate Professor, English Studies

Smartphones, Grounds, Satellites, UAVs for Earthquake Nowcast (PDF)
Dr. Hong Yu, Assistant Professor, Industrial Technology

Migration to Massachusetts: Economic Opportunity for Italian Southbridge, 1910 - 1945 (PDF)
Dr. Teresa Fava Thomas, Professor, Economics, History, & Political Science

Molecular Probes Used to Elucidate the Thermodynamics of Nanoparticle Diffusion (PDF)
Dr. Steven Fiedler, Assistant Professor, Biology/Chemistry

Addressing Fake News and Misinformation In and Out of the Classroom (PDF)
Ms. Renee Fratantonio, Assistant Librarian, Library
Dr. Kyle Moody, Assistant Professor, Communications Media
Dr. J.J. Sylvia IV, Assistant Professor, Communications Media
Dr. Wafa Unus, Assistant Professor, English Studies

"Inclusion, Equity and Student Success through Advising and Mentoring"

Presentations

"Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Success: Expanding Opportunities for Our Students"

9/4/18 Detailed Agenda (PDF)

Presentations:

Concurrent Sessions I

Understanding and Supporting the Social and Academic Needs for First Generation Students (PDF)
Dr. Randall Grometstein, Professor, Behavioral Sciences
Mr. Jason Smith, Director of Expanding Horizons

Incorporating Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education Classroom Setting (PDF)
Dr. Karen DeAngelis, Assistant Professor, Education
Dr. Ruth Joseph, Assistant Professor, Education

Microaggressions in the College Classroom (PowerPoint)
Dr. Lyndsey Benharris, Assistant Professor, Education
Dr. Danette Day, Assistant Professor, Education

Concurrent Sessions II

Overcoming Conflict in the Classroom (PDF)
Dr. Mark Williams, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences

Classroom Tools to Defuse Student Resistance (PDF)
Dr. Janna Heiligenstein, Assistant Professor, Education

Supporting Students with Invisible Disabilities in the Classroom (PDF)
Ms. Katrina Durham, Director of Disability Services
Dr. Kori Ryan, Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Christine Shane, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences

Foreign Languages as a Vehicle of Communication and Cultural Awareness (PDF)
Dr. Karina Bautista, Assistant Professor, Humanities
Dr. Rala Diakite, Professor, Humanities

Concurrent Sessions III

Strategies for Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum (PDF)
Strategies to Support Students with Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind Deficits (PDF)
Dr. Nancy Murray, Associate Professor, Education
Dr. Robert Shapiro, Assistant Professor, Education

Understanding and Supporting the Social and Academic Needs of Male Students of Color (PDF)
Dr. William Cortezia, Assistant Professor, Education
Dr. Diego Ubiera, Assistant Professor, English Studies

Resistance as a Relational Variable (PDF)
Dr. John Hancock, Professor, Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Lynne Kellner, Professor, Behavioral Sciences

Aligning Your Syllabus with a Culture of Caring (PDF)
Toward a More Inclusive Syllabus (PDF)
Dr. DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld, Associate Professor, English Studies
Dr. Katy Covino, Assistant Professor, English Studies
Dr. Kisha Tracy, Associate Professor, English Studies
Dr. Heather Urbanski, Associate Professor, English Studies

5/22/2017 Agenda (PDF)