2019 Development Days

2019 Faculty Professional Development Days2019 – 2020 Academic Year Professional Development Theme Design For The Community


Danielle Filipiak, PhD Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut Academic Degrees: Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University MA, Michigan State University

Danielle Filipiak is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of the Secondary English Education Program at the University of Connecticut. She also serves as the Curriculum Director for Cyphers for Justice, a youth and teacher development program housed at Columbia University that apprentices young people as critical social researchers through multiple literacies, hip hop and spoken word. She has over 15 years of experience working in city schools, including a decade of teaching and activism in Detroit, MI as well as schools and higher ed institutions across New York City. Her work has been featured in publications such as English Journal and Theory Into Practice and a variety of publications through the National Writing Project, including a co-edited book, “Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom.” Her research interests focus on literacy and English education in plural contexts; civic learning and critical digital literacies; and identity construction of Women of Color Teachers.

  • NMHU Professional Development Days New Faculty and New Staff Orientation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    • New Faculty & Staff Orientation
    • New Chairs Retreat
    • All Chairs Retreat
    • Online Training
    • HU Cares
    • HUE Workshop
  • NMHU Professional Development Days Thursday, August 15, 2019
    • Welcome & Announcements
    • The President’s University Address
    • Registrar
    • Mandatory Report: What’s My Obligation to Report? Title IX & Clery Act
    • Outcomes Assessment: Updates and Workshop
    • Tenure and Promotion
    • Graduate Office
    • Faculty Association
  • NMHU Professional Development Days Friday, August 16, 2019
    • Keynote
    • Safe Zone Training
    • ORSP – Writing and Administering Grants and Contracts at Highlands
    • Open Lab for Online Resources
    • Faculty – General Meeting
    • Creating Fillable Word and PDF Forms to Facilitate Consistent Documentation
    • Mentoring Graduate Students: Writing and Mental Health
    • Student Success Coaching
    • Accessibility: Essential for Some, Useful for All
    • IRB Update and Refresher on Requirements for Working with Human Subjects
    • So Many Students Struggle with Mathematics. How Can We Improve Students’ Success in Mathematics?
    • Recognizing Student Diversity, Situating Unconscious Bias and Supporting an Anti-Bias Curriculum and Safe Educational Space
    • Improving Academic Enrichment: What Students Want and Deserve
    • NMHU Branding – How to Use it and Why it Matters
    • Faculty Sabbatical Presentation
    • Teaching with True Grit: Preparing for the NEA Big Read Grant
    • Emotions and Learning