UMA Faculty Development Center
The Faculty Development Center is your one-stop shop for faculty seeking assistance virtually or in person with distance teaching, student engagement at a distance, implementation or use of educational technology.
We are here for you to answer questions on technology in teaching, troubleshoot Blackboard or Kaltura, explore tech tools to suit your needs, and help you align the design of your online learning assets to your teaching goals.
Faculty Services we offer:
Course Design Analysis
The purpose of these grants is to support University of Maine System faculty to explore, test, experiment with and identify, new and emerging technology tools for teaching and learning. Each year, full- and part-time faculty (including adjunct), can apply for up to $2,000 to support projects that focus on emerging e-learning tools and/or leveraging existing UMS-provided technologies, for their potential to improve access, remove barriers to successful degree completion and enhance distance education opportunities throughout the UMS.
Read more about the UMA Faculty e-Learning Grants.
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Blackboard and Kaltura Support
Blackboard and Kaltura help you make learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls by breathing life into educational content. They both are empowering instructors with tools to engage every learner. We are here to support beginning as well as advanced users of these tools. In addition to individualized support, we also maintain tutorials on our website on Blackboard and Kaltura.
Lunch & Learn sessions and Workshops
Faculty Development Center facilitates a series of Lunch & Learn sessions and workshops throughout the year. This is a format of instructional development facilitated by faculty and staff for faculty. Workshops have generally a more hands-on, applied component to explore features and functionality of a certain educational technology tool.