We are open for business virtually – please contact us with any questions. Direct inquiries to pewftlc@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-3498. 

Spring/Summer 2021 Opportunities

Spring/Summer 2021 Opportunities
Spring/Summer 2021 Opportunities

We've got cool stuff planned for this spring/summer!

We are thrilled to be able to offer opportunities related to topics and questions that have been bubbly up recently including Looking Back, Planning Forward Discussion Groups, Designing Authentic Assessments, Enhancing Student Motivation, and more!

Visit our Spring/Summer 2021 Opportunities webpage for more information.


NCFDD Spring/Summer 2021 Guest Expert Webinar Series

Click on the Guest Expert (facilitator) portrait to register for that specific webinar online. 

Visit our NCFDD webpage for full descriptions of each webinar.

Dr. Tazin Daniels

STRATEGIES FOR CENTERING INSTRUCTOR IDENTITY IN STEM EDUCATION
April 27, 2021

Watch the Recorded Webinar with Tazin Daniels, PhD

Angelique Davis, JD

EVERY SUMMER NEEDS A PLAN
May 13, 2021

Watch the Recorded Webinar with Angelique Davis, JD

Lisa Wolf-Wendel, PhD

STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMICS MANAGING CAREERS AND CARETAKING DURING THE PANDEMIC (AND BEYOND...)
May 25, 2021

Watch the Recorded Webinar with Lisa Wolf-Wendel, PhD

Naomi Levy, PhD

MOVING FROM RESISTANCE TO WRITING
June 10, 2021
2pm–3pm

Facilitated by Naomi Levy, PhD

Margaret Yacobucci, PhD

HOW TO BE A STRONG SPONSOR AND ADVOCATE FOR FACULTY
June 22, 2021
2pm–3pm

Facilitated by Margaret Yacobucci, PhD

Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD

THE ART OF SAYING NO
July 8, 2021
2pm–3pm

Facilitated by Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD

Leslie Gonzales, Ed.D.

SUPPORTING FACULTY DURING AND AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
July 20, 2021
2pm–3pm

Facilitated by Leslie Gonzales, Ed.D. 

Erin Furtak, PhD

CULTIVATING YOUR NETWORK OF MENTORS, SPONSORS & COLLABORATORS
August 12, 2021
2pm–3pm

Facilitated by Erin Furtak, PhD

D-L Stewart, PhD

SUPPORTING TRANS* SCHOLARS
August 24, 2021
2pm–3pm

Facilitated by D-L Stewart, PhD


Spring 2021 Faculty Learning Communities

SPRING/SUMMER 2021 FLCs ARE OPEN AND ACCEPTING MEMBERS!  
Click on the titles below to read more about a specific FLC.  Apply online via our grants system

  • How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective Teaching (Summer 2021)—How might a better understanding of research in the fields of developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience give us insight into designing a more effective classroom for our students? Facilitated by Kathryn Stieler, Music, Theatre, & Dance and Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow.
  • Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Developing Healthy and More Effective Ways of CommunicatingWe spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic, relaying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear kind way, without needing to get defensive or go on the attack? Facilitated by Martina Reinhold, Physician Assistant Studies.
  • Super Courses (Spring 2021)—How might an instructor turn a good course into a super course? Facilitated by David Eick, Modern Languages and Literature and Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow.
  • Ungrading (Spring 2021)—In the age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter, how can we grade more equitably and shift the focus from grades to learning? Facilitated by David Eick, Modern Languages and Literature and Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow.

Apply for an FLC

Submit an FLC Letter of Intent (to propose and FLC)


Preparing to Teach Next Semester?

As you begin thinking through your courses next semester or even next academic year, consider these resources.

Teaching About Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism

Online/Hybrid Teaching

Virtual Refresh Learning Options

Resilient Pedagogy

Minds That Matter

Responding to Critical Incidents

January Dialogues


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The Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of teaching excellence at Grand Valley State University.  Rooted in a liberal education tradition and informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning, we advocate innovative teaching and student-centered pedagogies.  We partner with faculty as they prepare students to contribute meaningfully to their professions and societies.