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Kent State’s Faculty Professional Development Center Announces Important Updates

Posted Sep. 23, 2013
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The Kent State University Faculty Professional
Development Center will hold its fall 2013 Learning Institute
on Oct. 11 with discussions focused on ways to “Build a
Better Student.”

Welcome back to another school year! Over the summer months significant changes to Kent State University’s Faculty Professional Development Center have taken place. 

The Faculty Professional Development Center has named a new interim director, David M. Dees, Ph.D., and a new manager, Eve Dalton.

The center is making changes to the way it communicates with faculty members. In order to remain sensitive to faculty members’ time and obligations, the center is planning to leverage a variety of formats to inform you of upcoming programs and events. 

Although the traditional email approach will continue, the center will limit messages to high-priority events and information that are focused and direct, so that you can get the information you need in a timely manner. If you would like to receive email communications from the Faculty Professional Development Center, send an email to Dalton at edalton@kent.edu. If you prefer not to receive emails, you have the option to follow the center on one or more social media avenues, which gives you the freedom to pay attention to the information that matters most to you.

You can get news and information about the Faculty Professional Development Center from:

1.    The center’s website at www.kent.edu/fpdc
2.    The faculty and staff e-Newsletter (e-Inside)
3.    Social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The center has made a commitment to provide access to its resources 24/7. To that end, most of the center’s programs will be broadcast and recorded so that, in the event you can’t attend, you can access the information at your convenience.  The center also is building up its online resources to make it easier for you to find what you need to do your work better. To provide feedback about the resources that you would like to see online, email Dalton at edalton@kent.edu.

Finally, the center’s big event of the year is the upcoming fall 2013 Learning Institute on Oct. 11. Your faculty colleagues Chris Was and John Dunlosky will be discussing ways to “Build a Better Student” in your classes. Join us live or online. For more information about the event, visit http://bit.ly/2013LI. Also, watch a fun video about how to build a better student.

For more information about Kent State’s Faculty Professional and Development Center, visit www.kent.edu/fpdc.