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NOTE: Part-time faculty who have not previously attended this workshop will receive a modest stipend (taxable) for attending.
This workshop has been designated as:
Aspiring: Open for all levels of skill and experience
CiTE Standards & Expectations
Timeliness and attendance:
Workshop participants need to arrive on time. Admittance to the workshop may be denied if participants are more than 15 minutes late. We of course prefer that you 0 minutes late!
Why would we turn you away from a free faculty workshop, when we realize and appreciate that you have so much else going on? A couple of reasons:
Tardiness often causes unwanted distractions for the rest of the workshop attendees, thereby affecting their overall enjoyment and understanding of class material.
Tardiness often causes a situation where the class needs to totally “stop” in order to get the late participant(s) caught up. This is not only a distraction to all else in the room, but it hinders class progress and may even affect workshop learning outcomes.
**Part-time faculty participants who are more than 15 minutes late or leave more than 15 minutes early may be denied the workshop stipend.**
Distracting (web and mobile-based) activities:
Workshop participants must only work on workshop content during the duration of the workshop. We know it’s tempting to surf the web, check email, or even take care of personal business while you’re in our classroom. However, some workshop participants have been abusing personal web-surfing time—something their peers have said is extremely distracting. Please limit personal web-surfing and email-checking to the break (we promise we’ll give you one!) If you are repeatedly observed breaking this protocol, we will likely ask you to leave the workshop.