UAF Faculty Development

Development Opportunities

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SPRING 2020 Events

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Fridays at 4!

Click here to join your colleagues and do a bit of socializing. Social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t connect! Each Friday at 4pm, OIT and eCampus will provide a space for UAF faculty and staff to gather.

Graduate Student Advising and Mentoring

This workshop, sponsored by the Faculty Development Team, will be offered by distance (Zoom link TBD) on Thursday April 2, from  2:15 pm until 3:45 pm. We will focus on supporting faculty in advising and mentoring graduate students, and specifically those who are advising graduate students for first time. We plan to have a mix of new(er) and old(er) faculty who can share questions, experiences, and network.
The Faculty Development Team includes Rich Collins, Madara Mason, Amanda White, and outgoing representative Sarah Stanley.

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Your Faculty Development Team

Faculty Development at UAF is conducted by a team of three, each representing and advocating for faculty development in their areas. Provost Anupma Prakash established this team in 2018 as a way to provide a broad range of development opportunities to the tripartite faculty at UAF.

This team collaborates to provide faculty with as many opportunities as they can and value input from the faculty community. Please use the form below to ask questions or make suggestions.


Sarah Stanley: Enrichment

Sarah Stanley came to UAF in the fall of 2010 as an Assistant Professor. She is currently working on a project with others to develop a Higher Education learning network inside and out of jails, prisons, and halfway houses.

She believes in transformational community based learning and works in faculty development to build relationships that she believes will translate into an opportunity for more diverse students to teach and learn from and with. Sarah is the primary contact for the team.


Rich Collins: Research

Richard Collins came to UAF in January 1994 as an assistant research professor at the GI. He’s taught in electrical and computer engineering and atmospheric sciences and maintains an ongoing research program at Poker Flat Research Range focused on the Arctic atmosphere and geospace based lidar observations.

Richard’s primary interests in faculty development include how to support faculty in conducting research and scholarly activity and integration of research and instruction.


Madara Mason: Teaching

Madara Mason has been teaching at UAF since 1999, teaching in multiple departments over the years. She currently teaches for the Art and Education Departments and is the Faculty Development Coordinator for UAF eCampus.

Madara’s primary interests in faculty development include creative approaches to age old teaching problems, innovative programs that foster a no-fear approach to the classroom, and pedagogically sound inclusion of technology in the teaching practice.