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June 2021

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 1

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on July 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

The syllabus is often a student’s first introduction to a course and to you as the instructor.  It is an opportunity to engage students in the class right from the very start.  In this session, we’ll discuss the purposes of a syllabus, examine the impact of language and tone, and critique sample syllabi.

Writing Retreat

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A Writing Retreat provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a research goal. There will be no planned programming, instead it will be a time for you to focus on your research/writing goals and hopefully be very productive!

Engaging Students in the Classroom: Pandemic Edition

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on July 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

We know we are returning to the classroom in the Fall, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a return to normal. There will likely be safety protocols in place that could impact how you conduct class activities. Come to this session to think through how you can adapt your classroom practices to accommodate safety protocols and keep students engaged in the “Next Normal.” This session is a collaboration of the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Instructional Technology.

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 2

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on July 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 4, 2021 at 9:00 am

In this follow-up to Part 1 of The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool, you will bring your revised syllabus and engage in a peer review session with colleagues. You will receive feedback on your revised syllabus and have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on colleagues’ syllabi. You must have attended Part 1 of The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool before attending this session.

Repurposing your Videos to Engage Learners

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 30, 2021 at 9:00 am

Do you have recorded lectures/class sessions from teaching remotely? Or do you want to incorporate more videos into your teaching? Attend this session to learn more about using instructional videos to enhance student learning. The session will address possible uses for instructional videos, methods for breaking up longer videos, and strategies for holding students accountable and keeping them engaged. This session is a collaboration of the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Instructional Technology.

Repurposing your Videos to Engage Learners

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on June 30, 2021 at 9:00 am

Do you have recorded lectures/class sessions from teaching remotely? Or do you want to incorporate more videos into your teaching? Attend this session to learn more about using instructional videos to enhance student learning. The session will address possible uses for instructional videos, methods for breaking up longer videos, and strategies for holding students accountable and keeping them engaged. This session is a collaboration of the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Instructional Technology.

July 2021

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 1

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on June 22, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on July 7, 2021 at 9:00 am

The syllabus is often a student’s first introduction to a course and to you as the instructor.  It is an opportunity to engage students in the class right from the very start.  In this session, we’ll discuss the purposes of a syllabus, examine the impact of language and tone, and critique sample syllabi.

Writing Retreat

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A Writing Retreat provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a research goal. There will be no planned programming, instead it will be a time for you to focus on your research/writing goals and hopefully be very productive!

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 2

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on June 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on July 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 4, 2021 at 9:00 am

In this follow-up to Part 1 of The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool, you will bring your revised syllabus and engage in a peer review session with colleagues. You will receive feedback on your revised syllabus and have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on colleagues’ syllabi. You must have attended Part 1 of The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool before attending this session.

Supporting Students through Challenging Times

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

Our students have faced a variety of challenges due to the pandemic, and we want to do all we can to help them through these challenging times. In this interactive session, you’ll learn more about PNW students and the challenges they may face due to the pandemic and other factors. An overview of resources and services to support PNW students will be shared, as well as innovative trials that we are exploring to develop high-impact interventions. You’ll also have the opportunity to strategize with colleagues about how we can best support students and promote their success. This session is being offered by the Dean of Students office, the Disability Access Center, and the Counseling Center.

Engaging Students in the Classroom: Pandemic Edition

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on July 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

We know we are returning to the classroom in the Fall, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a return to normal. There will likely be safety protocols in place that could impact how you conduct class activities. Come to this session to think through how you can adapt your classroom practices to accommodate safety protocols and keep students engaged in the “Next Normal.” This session is a collaboration of the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Office of Instructional Technology.

Teaching During COVID: Lessons Learned

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on June 8, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on July 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

As we emerge from the pandemic, we have an opportunity to collectively learn from each others’ experiences to create the best possible “Next Normal.” Join your colleagues to reflect on the past year and discuss how the lessons learned will impact your instructional practices.

Save Yourself Time in Brightspace

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Attend this session to learn how to Save Yourself Time in Brightspace, including how to: Perform a Course Copy in Brightspace, Evaluate assessments using Quick Eval, Create Rubrics built into Brightspace, Change date restrictions in bulk using Manage Dates, and Bulk edit material in course. This session is being offered by the Office of Instructional Technology.

Save Yourself Time in Brightspace

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Attend this session to learn how to Save Yourself Time in Brightspace, including how to: Perform a Course Copy in Brightspace, Evaluate assessments using Quick Eval, Create Rubrics built into Brightspace, Change date restrictions in bulk using Manage Dates, and Bulk edit material in course. This session is being offered by the Office of Instructional Technology.

Transitioning Back to the Classroom: Making the Most of In-Class Time

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

As we transition back to in-person instruction, it is time to evaluate which teaching strategies are worth taking with us and which ones will be best left behind. It’s also a time to remind ourselves how to teach in a classroom. In this session, we will critically examine what is worth keeping from our online teaching experiences of the past year and incorporate it into the classroom setting. We will also have a refresher on best practices for in-person teaching–it’s been a while!

August 2021

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 2

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on June 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on July 14, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 4, 2021 at 9:00 am

In this follow-up to Part 1 of The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool, you will bring your revised syllabus and engage in a peer review session with colleagues. You will receive feedback on your revised syllabus and have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on colleagues’ syllabi. You must have attended Part 1 of The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool before attending this session.

Transitioning Back to the Classroom: Making the Most of In-Class Time

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

As we transition back to in-person instruction, it is time to evaluate which teaching strategies are worth taking with us and which ones will be best left behind. It’s also a time to remind ourselves how to teach in a classroom. In this session, we will critically examine what is worth keeping from our online teaching experiences of the past year and incorporate it into the classroom setting. We will also have a refresher on best practices for in-person teaching–it’s been a while!

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