Welcome to Bemidji State University!
The Center for Professional Development has put together a series of videos for new faculty members! These videos are a great reference for those looking for more insight about what Bemidji State University has to offer its faculty. All new members are highly encouraged to view these films about numerous intriguing topics involving the Center for Professional Development, what services we offer, and many other topics.
Our website has tons of information onother things as well! If you’re looking for help involving Professional Development Plans/Reports, Tenure and Promotion, finding an undergraduate teaching assistant, Pedagogy, or anything else related to your professional development, chances are you can find it right here with us. If not, we are more than willing to work with you to find the answer(s) to your question(s).
What CPD Can Offer You! – 6:27
CPD Co-Director, Dr. Debbie Guelda, introduces the Center for Professional Development and what we can offer you as a faculty member.
The 5 Contractual Criterion – 12:19
CPD Co-Director, Dr. Debbie Guelda, discusses the five contractual criterion: 1) Resources Related to Teaching, 2) Scholarly or Creative Achievement in Research, 3) Evidence of Continuing Preparation and Study, 4) Contributions to Student Growth and Development, & 5) Service to the University and Community.
PDPs and PDRs – 10:49
CPD Co-Director, Dr. Debbie Guelda, helps explain where, when, how, and why Professional Development Plans and Reports are integrated into your life and future at Bemidji State University.
Creating Course Goals, Objectives, and Learning Outcomes – 13:25
CPD Co-Director, Dr. Donna Pawlowski shares with faculty how to set up course goals, objectives, and learning outcomes to create assignments and prepare syllabi.
BSU’s New Faculty Mentoring Program – 12:48
CPD Co-Director, Dr. Donna Pawlowski discusses BSU’s New Faculty Mentoring Program and the benefits of how a mentoring program can help you acclimate to the university and make connections across campus.
Importance of Assessment – 10:52
CPD Co-Director, Dr. Donna Pawlowski explains the importance of assessment, types of assessment and pedagogical strategies to assess and meet learning outcomes.
About Our Students – 5:37
CPD Director, Dr. Keith Gora provides his perspective and a rundown of the student body at Bemidji State University, and how new or returning faculty members could engage with them.
Undergraduate Teaching Associate Program (UTAP) – 5:33
CPD Director, Dr. Keith Gora provides information on the Undergraduate Teaching Associate Program (UTAP), and how faculty members could utilize a TA in their classroom.
How to Write a Syllabus: Required to Include – 9:38
CPD member, Dr. Rucha Ambikar details the required components of a course syllabus.
How to Write a Syllabus: Consider Including for Student Success – 16:36
CPD member, Dr. Rucha Ambikar discusses the policies, statements and resources to include in your course syllabus to encourage student success.
How to Write a Syllabus: For Inclusive Learning – 11:36
CPD member, Dr. Rucha Ambikar explores how to write your course syllabus in a way that optimizes inclusive learning for your students.