Students

Faculty and Staff

Professional Development Resources

Faculty Resource Bureau

The faculty listed within the Resource Bureau volunteer as peer mentors for their colleagues in targeted areas of teaching and learning and practical skills. Reynolds faculty are encouraged to reach out for assistance, as needed. These informal mentoring conversations are designed to facilitate collegiality, knowledge- and skills-building, and information sharing.

Simply click on the name and send your colleague an inquiry for assistance.


 

Are you interested in adding your own name to the Faculty Resource Bureau? Complete this form and become a peer mentor as well.


 

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Engaging students

Sylvia Clay, Engineering, Parham

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Kia Williams, ITE, Parham

Responding to disruptive behavior Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown
Integrating student group activities

Ashley Bourne-Richardson, English, Parham

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Kia Williams, ITE, Parham

Using instructional time effectively

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

 

aSSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING

Effective grading strategies

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Kia Williams, ITE, Parham

Aligning assessment with learning objectives and activities

David Barrish, Business, Parham 

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Kia Williams, ITE, Parham

Crafting rubrics

Ashley Bourne-Richardson, English, Parham

Ghazala Hashmi, CFE, Parham

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Integrating formative and summative assessments within a course

David Barrish, Business, Parham

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

 

iNSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES

Blackboard tips and tricks

Janet Adams, Biology, Parham

Sylvia Clay, Engineering, Parham 

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Robin Shepherd, PE, Downtown

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Instructional media within online and on-campus classes

Donna Levy, English, Goochaland

Robin Shepherd, PE, Downtown

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Student engagement with technologies in the classroom

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Kia Williams, ITE, Parham

 

ONLINE INSTRUCTION

Course design

Janet Adams, Biology, Parham

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Robin Shepherd, PE, Downton

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Student engagement in online courses

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Robin Shepherd, PE, Downtown

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Effective assessment and feedback in online courses

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Effective time management for the online instructor

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Kia Williams, ITE, Parham

 

ADVISING STRATEGIES

Using SIS effectively

Janet Adams, Biology, Parham

Sylvia Clay, Engineering, Parham

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Maintaining advising records

Janet Adams, Biology, Parham

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Connecting with your advisees

Janet Adams, Biology, Parham

David Barrish, Business, Parham

Sylvia Clay, Engineering, Parham

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Intrusive advising

David Barrish, Business, Parham

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Grant writing and grants development

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Jane Rosecrans, English, Parham

Conference proposals and presentations

Ashley Bourne-Richardson, English, Parham

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Jane Rosecrans, English, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Academic writing and publication

Janet Adams, Biology, Parham

David Barrish, Business, Parham 

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Jane Rosecrans, English, Parham

 

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR FACULTY

Speaking skills within the classroom

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Effective email and other written communications

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Professionalism in communication

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Kelly Smith, Marketing Office, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Harnessing the Power of MS Outlook David Barrish, Business, Parham

 

DISCIPLINARY CONTENT

American Religions, American Spirituality Jane Rosecrans, English, Parham
Transcendentalism in America Jane Rosecrans, English, Parham
Integrating the Humanities Jane Rosecrans, English, Parham
The First Amendment and Separation of Church & State Jane Rosecrans, English, Parham
Ecocriticism, Literature & the Environment Ashley Bourne-Richardson, English, Parham

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Maintaining work/life balance

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Kia Williams, ITE, Parham

Helping students develop "soft skills"

Donna Levy, English, Goochland

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Strategies for effective "first day" encounters

Karen Layou, Geology, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Josh Watson, English, Parham

Kia Williams, ITE, Parham

Communicating and connecting through syllabi

Barbara Lytton, English, Parham

Maria Poindexter, SDV & HRM, Parham

Shalini Upadhyaya, Biology, Downtown

Study Abroad, Student travel, international education Jane Rosecrans, English, Parham
Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Jane Rosecrans, English, Parham
Integrating critical thinking into courses Karyn Pallay, English, Downtown
The Flipped Classroom
Josh Watson, English, Parham
Integrating social media in the classroom Josh Watson, English, Parham

 

Recommended Readings

Reynolds faculty are invited to borrow these selected books from the Center for Faculty Engagement (217 Massey LTC) for personal review:

Ambrose, Susan & et.al. How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching  (2010).

Bain, Ken. What the Best College Teachers Do (2004).

Fink, Dee L. Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses (2013).

Finkel, Donald. Teaching with Your Mouth Shut (2000).

Kuh, George. Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015).

Perry, William. Forms of Ethical and Intellectual Development in the College Years (1999).

Professor X. In the Basement of the Ivory Tower (2012).

Saroyan, Alenoush & Cheryl Amundsen. Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education (2004).

Suskie, Linda. Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (2009).

Svinicki, Marilla & Wilbert McKeachie. McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. (2011).

Willingham, Daniel. When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education (2012).

---. Why Don't Students Like School? (2009).

 

Additional Professional Development Resources

Faculty Portal to Reynolds Libraries.

Important instructional resources for research, workshops, and digital information are located at the Reynolds Libraries Faculty Portal.

 

Virginia Community College System Professional Development Opportunities

In addition to Reynolds' own Office of Professional Development opportunities, the Virginia Community College System provides many resources for faculty to engage in professional development.

 

LearnRVA: Discover Richmond culture and history to to enhance your teaching, research & community engagement