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Faculty Institute Banner with text: Treasures in Our Backyard, Innovative teaching and learning with what we have, May 16th 2019. Onsite at UMA.

LMS Vendor Presentations

LMS Brightspace Presentations

Brightspace Demo at the Faculty Institute, May 16th. Those session times are as follows:

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► Recordings of Desire2Learn’s Brightspace Demo (Login required)

Visit the LMS RFP Website

Google Notice 2019 Faculty Institute

New Google session added to an already rich program: 

Google presenting "Course Kit'"

Join Google as they present on Course Kit, a tool that allows you to create, analyze and grade assignments within your LMS using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive. This live interactive session includes an overview of how the new features help instructors grade more efficiently, give richer feedback and collaborate with students."
This session is from 3:45 to 4:45 in Jewett Auditorium. 


2019 University Collaborative Faculty Institute

"Treasures in Our Backyard: Innovative Teaching and Learning with What We Have"

The University Collaborative Faculty Institute 2019 was a great success.
Please watch the welcome notes by UMA President Dr. Rebecca Wyke,  UMS Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs  Dr. Robert Neely,   and a keynote presentation by Dr. Julie Dirksen


Google Representatives introduced Google Course Kit at the UC Faculty Institute:

Please find other materials for the sessions of May 16 here.

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About the Institute

Green Leaf Icon indicates that this event is targeting a reduced environmental impact This is a Green Event! Please bring a device as we've reduced our paper use.

Our 2019 University Collaborative Faculty Institute is currently under development. Until 2018, this event was created by University College and its former iterations as a rich compendium of professional development opportunities for distance educators across the whole University of Maine System. We are funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs with support by other entities across the UMS.

This event is also exclusive to members of the University of Maine System. There is no cost for a UMS faculty or staff to attend.

As a collaborative event, the Institute has a system-wide planning committee with faculty and staff representing each campus. The committee is facilitated by the Coordinator, Araminta Matthews. The University of Maine at Augusta hosts this event for in-person attendees. While it has had various names over the years (just as its progenitor, University College), the Faculty Institute has existed in some variation for the system for the past 30 years.

It is our pleasure to carry on this tradition of offering a system-wide, University-collaboratively designed event with sessions presented by you. We are pleased to report that all campuses are represented in the construction of this day’s event, and all our sessions are selected by that group based entirely on what you and your campus have asked to see on the day’s agenda.

Thank you for visiting our site. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Past Institutes

Check us Out!

Curious about past Institutes? Think you might like to present, but need to know more about how it works? Check out our video-recordings of past Institute Keynote Speakers:

  • 2018: Rena Palloff

  • 2017: Michelle Miller

  • 2016: Lodge McCammon

FI Accessibility Disclaimer

The University makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this event should contact Araminta Matthews at or (207) 621-3338 to submit a request. Certain accommodations may require planning and resources for us to implement, so we ask that individuals with accommodations needs submit their request no later than the date registration closes: Thursday, May 2, 2019 (11:59 p.m.). Thank you!