Faculty Showcase 2018

Faculty Showcase 2018: Small Steps to Big Leaps in Student Engagement

🕘  OCT 18 2018: 9:00AM-4:00PM 📍  Donna E. Shalala Student Center – 3rd Floor 

The Faculty Showcase is University of Miami's premiere teaching and learning event! Join us for the annual gathering where faculty share, network, and discover the ways in which their colleagues are enriching student experiences through innovative pedagogies and learning technologies. Led by faculty for faculty, this mini-conference aims to support faculty development and impact student learning. A key goal for the Faculty Showcase is to promote collaboration and impact educators across the University of Miami.

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📱 Mobile-First Program: This year, we've opted for mobile-first event program, minimizing our paper-use, and providing you more ability to personalize your day. Access the mobile event site to bookmark or customize sessions you wish to attend. Sign up for an account to customize and meet other attendees, or just use the event website to keep track of sessions you are interested in throughout the day. 

🚗  Parking and Transport: Parking is available for UM faculty and staff who have a valid parking pass for the Gables campus. Metered parking is available in Pavia Parking Garage (view campus map).

💻  Technologies and More: Some sessions may require the use of personal device or prepare for a hands-on workshop. Participants interested in attending 'Sparking a New Look at the Writing Portfolio with Adobe Creative Suite' with Roxane Pickens should bring a laptop, or mobile device and a writing sample.

🍽  Food: Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.

Agenda Overview

Time Session Type
9:00 am - 9:30 am Check-In & Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:15 am Welcome & Faculty Spotlight
10:20 am - 11:05 am Breakout Sessions
11:10 am - 12:10 pm Learning Circles
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:05 pm - 2:05 pm Showcase Festival
2:10 pm - 2:55 pm Breakout Sessions
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Closing Remarks


Event Format

💬 Learning Circles: Learning Circles are designed for small group discussion of specialized topics, with the presenter leading the discussion. Several roundtable discussions will happen concurrently in a large open room, where presenters will lead three 20-minute sessions, so participants can visit up to three tables during the hour.

💡 Breakout Sessions: Breakout Sessions are 45-minute sessions designed to allow presenters and facilitators to share information regarding successful educational practices, innovative uses of educational technology, or noteworthy programs and initiatives.

🎉 Showcase Festival: The Showcase Festival features various resources, services, and contacts for faculty across the university while giving attendees an opportunity to network and connect. Members of the UM community will be on hand at designated tables to speak with Faculty Showcase attendees about their respective campus resources, as well as present a five-minute overview from the festival stage.