Professional and Faculty Development
Image: Hiram College entrance and Koritansky Hall
Feather Fellows – Led by Andrew White
This year, Feather Fellow sessions will include presentations, demonstrations, workshops addressing the broad areas of student engagement and alternative grading structures. Specific topics within those categories will be determined based on faculty interest.
Library Forums – Led by Janet Vogel
Library Forum presentations cover a variety of academic topics and may be presented by Faculty, Staff, or Students, or a combination. This year’s topics include faculty research presentations by Doug Brattebo, Jen McCreight, and Ella Kirk as well as presentations from the Dean of Students Office. For complete details and a schedule, visit library.hiram.edu/home/events
Community Gatherings – Led by Andrew White and Jen McCreight
Join your colleagues from across the college in informal gatherings, where we will play games, put together puzzles, and otherwise decompress together.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Led by Diversity Committee
Writing Across the Curriculum – Led by Courtney Mauck
The Writing Across the Curriculum Program will provide professional development opportunities for all faculty related to writing curriculum development, as well as provide support for those teaching in the First-Year Program. Topics include plagiarism and AI, writing assessment, and ePortfolio support.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) – Led by Cathy Erbes
The HLC strand will consist of sessions to familiarize everyone on campus with accreditation requirements and processes, and to update the campus on assessment activities and the upcoming Year 4 HLC Review. In the Spring, we will share the draft assurance argument and seek input from the community as we finalize our report.
Tasty Tuesdays and Tasty Thursdays – Led by Brittany Jackson
This year’s Tasty Tuesdays/Thursdays will focus on course maps, accessibility/UDL, Moodle Moments, and much more!
New(er) Faculty Development – Led by Jen McCreight
Faculty in their first few years at Hiram are welcome to attend these sessions, which will include a book study, practical lessons in using college resources, advice from senior colleagues, and discussions around pedagogy and curriculum.