Video Library

Interested in hearing new tips, tricks, or advice from other faculty in 5 minutes or less? If so, please check out the short videos in our Lightning Round Library. Current videos relate to the three themes of the 2022 PTK Symposium, including:

  1. Anti-Racism / Diversity, Equity, Inclusion;
  2. Work Smarter, Not Harder;
  3. Building Bridges - Developing Connections & Collaborations. 

To view the video or learn more about the presenter and topic, click the video title. We hope to add more videos to our Lightning Round Library each year!

Ronald Mower, PhD | Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health

This short presentation attempts to briefly contextualize systemic racism, and structures of oppression, before suggesting how self-reflexive learning activities can engender more productive dialogue about race, and contribute to the changing of hearts, minds, policies, and practices within our society.

Amy McLaughlin, Ph.D. | Department of Sociology, BSOS

In Sociology, our PTK faculty began meeting once a month ahead of the faculty meeting. It became an easy way to build connection and a sense of belonging across our various job descriptions and responsibilities. We found it helpful to connect and share our questions, concerns and ideas to support and help one another.

Crystal Terhune, LMSW and Rena Brooks, BS | UME-Family & Consumer Sciences, AGNR

Working together to nurture mutual partnerships in the Mid-Shore Region, FCS Community Educators Crystal (Financial Wellness) and Rena (SNAP-Ed Nutrition and Physical Wellness) frequently combine forces to meet the needs of their rural area's vulnerable and underserved communities. Through collaborative programming and outreach, the duo layers their wellness-based messaging as they merge and overlap resources, empowering participants to recognize opportunities and to make healthy choices.

Kaci Thompson, PhD | College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences

The video provides an overview of programs sponsored by the ADVANCE office to provide professional track faculty with information and opportunities for professional growth and advancement. It highlights ADVANCE peer networks that facilitate networking and cross-campus connections among professional track faculty.

Andrea Brown | School of Music, ARHU

Do you wish to create a more inclusive environment in your classes, build stronger connections with students and to become more in tune with your students' goals and needs? In this video Associate Director of Bands, Andrea Brown describes her process for scheduling 10 minute "Get to Know You" meetings with each student in her classes.  Feedback from students has been positive as they feel as if they have made a meaningful connection with a faculty member.


Elisabeth Maring, PhD | Department of Family Science, School of Public Health

UMD provides many open doors to develop connections with global partners. This video demonstrates some of the many ways to design partnerships built on reciprocity with colleagues, institutions and communities.

Sylvette A. La Touche-Howard, PhD, NCC, CHES | Office of the Dean, School of Public Health

The key to effective communication and collaboration is having the “right tools”. In this lightning round, I will share some much-needed "tools" and insights on how to experience authentic communication and collaboration in our fast-paced academic work environment.

Melvette Melvin Davis, PhD | English Department, Academic Writing Program, College of Arts and Humanities

This video discusses rrreal strategies for responding to student writing. Instructors will learn how rubrics, relevant feedback, and ‘rithmetic can help improve effectiveness and efficiency when engaging student work.

Nedelina Tchangalova, MS, MLS, AHIP | University of Maryland Libraries, College Park

Will your students be required to do a literature review? Don't delay! Contact a librarian and start planning together for a library session for your students!