Virtual workshops

Faculty (Re)Engagement Institute

For those in faculty development who are experiencing faculty withdrawal or isolation from the campus community, this two-part live virtual workshop provides evidence-based solutions from the Journal of Faculty Development to ten commons barriers of engagement.


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Winter Offering

Wednesday, January 11 & Thursday, January 12, 2023—9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central

Spring Offering

Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16, 2023—9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central


Have you seen a steady decline in faculty engagement over the last two years? You aren’t alone in answering “yes”. As we move beyond the pandemic, it’s time to reengage faculty and reestablish, rebuild, and restrengthen the longstanding connections they have had to their institutions beyond their students and classrooms.

In this live two-part virtual workshop, your presenters, Russell Carpenter, Eastern Kentucky University and Kevin Dvorak, Nova Southeastern University, will examine ten barriers to engagement and offers numerous evidence-based solutions to overcome them that you can try in your own programs.


How Does This Virtual Workshop Work?

  • This virtual workshop takes place in a two-part 3-hour Zoom session with your presenters and fellow registrants. Options are available in January or June for you to pick a date that best works for you.
  • Attendance is limited to the first 48 registrants to provide the most effective coaching experience possible.
  • Virtual, synchronous learning gives you time to interact, learn, and ask questions of the presenter and other participants. The two-part presentation allows for reflection and application of workshop materials between sessions.


Learning Goals

Upon completion of this virtual workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize the ten barriers to faculty engagement
  • Discover multiple evidence-based methods to overcome the ten barriers to engagement
  • Apply proven strategies to reengage faculty who may be facing one or more of the ten barriers to engagement

Why You Don’t Want to Miss This!

Building on the Journal of Faculty Development’s September 2022 special section on Faculty (Re)Engagement, this live two-part virtual workshop focuses on the challenges of faculty engagement amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters, Russell Carpenter, editor in chief and Kevin Dvorak, senior editor of the Journal of Faculty Development, invite faculty developers to share strategies for (re)engaging faculty—for reestablishing, rebuilding, and restrengthening the connections faculty have long had to their institutions beyond their students and classrooms.


Topics Covered

  • Part I – The institute will begin by setting the context for the challenges associated with faculty (re)engagement amid pandemic and post-pandemic academic environments. Bringing diverse perspectives, panelists will focus on the ten barriers identified to faculty (re)engagement including mental exhaustion; stress and trauma; increased teaching workload; balancing flexibility with learning; disparate effects (and vulnerability); varying institutional response, support, or resources; changing technology; managing responsibilities that span personal and professional (health, home, and family); accessibility; and inclusion.
  • Part II – Panelists and participants will offer evidence-based solutions to faculty (re)engagement based on research, effective program or initiative design, or successful practices they have developed on their own campuses. Participants will be encouraged to share their perspectives and ideas.

Who Should Attend? 

  • Educational Developers
  • Faculty Developers
  • Department Chairs 

“The brainstorming during group sessions was so very helpful as a way to get started thinking about these thorny problems. Also, learning that all of us share the same concerns was a relief for me.”

– Cynthia Cravens, Director of Faculty Development, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

“Well worth it! It provided me 1) the knowledge that I’m not alone and 2) several strategies to increase faculty engagement. The whole workshop also changed my point of view of faculty develop to a wider view of faculty engagement and that FE is NOT just about attending sessions, it’s about everything faculty do and are as it relates to the institution.”

– Alicia Pennington, Faculty Developer/Instructional Designer II, Western Kentucky University


Interested in Hosting This Workshop for Your Campus?

You have the ability to make this a Campus Exclusive virtual workshop! With a Campus Exclusive virtual workshop, you: pick the date that best works for you and your group, take advantage of a special discount you can’t get anywhere else, and bring top-ranked instructors directly to your group in a live atmosphere. Find out how you can have your own Campus Exclusive virtual workshop scheduled in a closed group for a minimum of 20 of your faculty or staff!

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Winter Offering Product Code: OW23AD

Spring Offering Product Code: OW23BD

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Group enrollment pricing
1 person$389 per person
2-4 people$349 per person
5-9 people$329 per person
10-19 people$299 per person
20-24 people$269 per person
25-29 people$249 per person
30+ people$229 per person
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