MURRAY, Ky. — The Faculty Development Center (FDC) at Murray State University is offering a number of professional development opportunities this fall for faculty from all disciplines.

Offerings for the fall 2018 semester include a number of educational series, such as the Strategies for Teaching and Learning Series, Teaching Well with Technology Series, Love of Learning Brown Bag Lunch Research Series and more. Additional events throughout the semester include book and writing groups as well as sessions about research and resources, promotion and tenure and general sessions to help faculty succeed.

Dr. Firm Faith Watson, director of the FDC, indicated that the various offerings provided by the FDC may be attended online or face-to-face. Attendees have the opportunity to interact with faculty from various disciplines and gain helpful resources and insights about current trends and best practices to help them succeed in their careers.

Faculty may participate in the series as attendees or they may serve as session facilitators. Serving as facilitators is another great opportunity to develop professionally. Faculty who wish to serve as facilitators may contact Watson at or respond to the various calls for proposals that are usually advertised in the Teaching Tuesday newsletter in the middle of the semester.

Watson will also host a weekly virtual summit titled “This Works for Me.” Every Tuesday morning, from Sept. 25 to Dec. 11, 2018, individuals who subscribe to the Teaching Tuesday newsletter will be able to watch  Watson converse with faculty members, leaders and various professionals from across the United States who will be sharing practical strategies that work for them in their careers. Registration for this series is free to anyone who wishes to participate. Visit to view speakers and additional details about the summit.

According to Watson, speakers from the summit will include experts from Murray State, Harvard and several other institutions around the U.S. Watson added that she trusts that attendees will find many of the shared strategies to be useful in helping them succeed in higher education and beyond.

The Faculty Development Center at Murray State aims to provide opportunities for ongoing discussions about pedagogy and instructional design through one-on-one and group settings to support the University’s core mission of teaching excellence.

Subscribe to the Faculty Development Center’s weekly e-newsletter at to stay up to date on all upcoming events hosted and sponsored by the FDC. View upcoming sessions at

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