Welcome Back – August 17, 2020

Welcome back the Faculty!

We are using the Padlet below to post info during the Hybrid Classroom demonstration:

Welcome New Faculty!

New Faculty/Adjunct Orientation
January 8-9, 2020
Ballston Center


About Marymount:  (From the MU Website:

Portal Page for Academic Affairs:
Part-time faculty Handbook:

Syllabus Template 2018-2019 – Click Here:  syllabus 2018-19-1

Ideas for the First Class Session: 

A nice page from Vanderbilt U, Center for Teaching:

An interesting interactive article from the Chronicle of Higher Ed on “How to Teach a Good First Day:  Click here.

Services for faculty from the Center for Teaching and Learning:

SAS Office Portal Page:

Testing Guide:


Faculty Support:

Technology Resources

How to get help from IT: Start at this page:

Link to where the go for connecting to the MU Network. Here is the IT Page:

Here is the page on My Network Devices:

Getting Help with Canvas:

For training or assistance with integrating technology into your teaching, please submit a consultation request here:

Don’t forget–You can always send an email to

Teaching Toolbox 2020

Image of Orson Welles shown performing his radio program

Agenda for Teaching Toolbox –  January 8, 2020.

8:30-9:00: Coffee and refreshments (2nd Floor Conference)

9:00-9:15: Provost’s Welcome. Dr. Susanne Ninassi (2nd Floor Conference)

Session 1. 9:30-10:00  

Dr. Kate Koppy (Literature and Languages): Teaching Editing in the Writing Intensive Classroom.  Room 3010

Joe Provenzano (Academic Affairs): Teaching for Retention with 10 Questions of “When.”  Room 3018

Dr. Eric Bubar (Biology and Physical Sciences): Virtual Reality (VR) in your Classroom? Room 3026

Session 2. 10:05-10:35

Dr. Ana Lado (Education): Techniques for Successfully Guiding Student Writing: English Learners & Others. Room 3010

Dr. Brian Flanagan (Theology and Religious Studies): Introducing Contemplative Pedagogy in Your Classroom. Room 3018

Coach Beth Ann Wilson (Women’s Volleyball): Lessons from a Coach – How to create a team environment in the classroom to improve student motivation, participation and retention. Room 3026

Session 3. 10:45-11:15

Dr. Mattie Fitch (History & Politics): Strategies for Implementing “Learner-Centered Teaching.” Room 3010

Dr. Leigh Johnson (Literature and Languages): Teaching Gender in the 21st Century. Room 3018

Marcia Dursi and Mason Yang (Library and Learning Services): Implementation of the Framework for Information Literacy for the School of Business and Technology. Room 3026

Session 4. 11:20-12:00

Dr. Kathleen Garces-Foley (Theology and Religious Studies):     Using Lockdown Browser (+ Respondus Monitor) for Exams. Room 3018

Clint Watnee (Instructional Media Specialist): Lecture Capture in Panopto.  Lab 4010

Joe Provenzano (Dir. Teaching and Academic Development): An overview of frameworks for designing or updating your courses. Room 3026

Yong Shin (Senior Web Applications Administrator): An Overview of the New Canvas Gradebook. Lab 4022

2019 Fall Innovations Showcase: Wed.Dec.4

The 2019 Fall Innovations Showcase is on Wednesday December 4, 2019 from 3:00-5:00pm in the Reinsch Auditorium.

This showcase features short format, auditorium-style presentations. Please stop by the Reinsch auditorium and hear some of your faculty colleagues discuss their ongoing scholarly work.

List of Presenters:

Dr. Monica P. Band, Counseling:  Exploring the Pedagogical Practices of Biracial Counselor Educator Faculty Through Critical Race Theory 

Dr. Carl Sachs, Philosophy:  Mind and Meaning at the Dawn of the Information Age

Dr. Mattie Fitch, History and Politics:  Socialists between the Republic and the Proletariat in the French Popular Front

Dr. Marguerite Rippy, Literature & Languages:  An Integrated “Macbeth” at the 1936 Texas Centennial: Findings in the New York Public Library

Meghan Burke, Hall Baldwin, Mason Yang, Library and Learning Services: Open Source Ticketing System

Dr. Soumya Sivakumar, Marketing and Management:  Organizational Frugal Innovation Capability: Findings from the Medical Devices/Accessories Industry in India.

Dr. Jennifer Yang, Fashion Design and Marketing and Dr. Nathan Green, IT, Data Science and Cybersecurity:  Teaching Artificial Intelligence in a Fashion Merchandising Course

Dr. Kelly Negley and Dr. Megan Moran, Physical Therapy:  Live Lecture Recording: Aide or Crutch?

Join us for cookies and hot chocolate in the Main House immediately following the final presentation.



SOTL Adventures! A presentation on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Wehlburg delivered an engaging presentation on the scholarship of teaching and learning this afternoon in the Reinsch Library.

You can find a page of resources including the presentation slides and notes from the presentation at this link:



Welcome New Full-Time Faculty!

This is a page of notes from our new full-time faculty orientation.

Click this link to see our page of resources as well as notes from the orientation session.

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Part-Time Faculty Information

Link to the Notes Page for this Session. Anyone with the link can open and edit this document. Feel free to add anything.


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