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

New Google session added to an already rich program: 

Google presenting "Course Kit'"

Google representatives will be presenting an interactive session on "Google Course Kit.'" Course Kit allows educators to use tools like Docs, Sheets, Slides, and  Drive from within their existing LMS without disrupting classroom management or workflows. 

2019 University Collaborative Faculty Institute

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

Register now for the 2019 Faculty Institute

Welcome Keynote Speaker, Julie Dirksen

Julie Dirksen, Headshot
Author of Design for How People Learn
Julie Dirksen is a consultant and instructional designer with more than 20 years’ experience creating interactive e-Learning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to technology startups to grant-funded research initiatives. She loves brains, and games and evidence-based practice. Her MS degree is in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and an Elearning Guild Guildmaster. She wrote the book Design For How People Learn and she’s happiest whenever she gets to learn something new. You can find her at www.usablelearning.com.

About the Institute

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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!

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

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 mina.matthews@maine.edu 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!