Our Turn, a peer training opportunity for faculty and staff, will feature a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Selu Conservancy during its upcoming Fall 2014 sessions.
The celebration to mark Selu's first quarter century is set for Friday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Conservancy. Featured at the event will be programs about the educational opportunities at Selu as well as a review of its rich history. After lunch, participants can join one of many activities, such as an interactive tour of the Farmhouse and garden, canoeing/paddle boarding on the Little River, meditation in the seven-sided room or hiking to the scenic overlook. Registration is required.
Our Turn is sponsored by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) and is held three times a year during academic breaks in August, January and May. RU faculty and staff volunteers provide training sessions for peers in a variety of academic and skill areas.
"The beauty of Our Turn is that it is almost exclusively voluntary," said Dr. Susan Van Patten, director of Faculty Development. "That changes the dynamic of the trainings because they are taught and attended by people who want to be there."
The Selu Celebration is one of a diverse list of offerings at the Fall Our Turn sessions from Aug. 13-15. Sessions will be focused on topics such as the scholarship of teaching, personal growth and development, instructional technologies, Desire2Learn, office productivity and research/publishing. Our Turn sessions are open to all faculty, staff and graduate students. A full listing of course offerings and registration is available at https://ru-citl.com/ot/moodle/login/index.php.