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February 2020

Faculty Book Club (Hammond)

February 27, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Book Author: Sam Kean Book Description (Summary by Wendy St. Jean, Book Club Facilitator): “The book is full of stories about our connections to the physical world, and it is interdisciplinary, so faculty from many fields will find golden nuggets in it to bring back and share with their students. Each chapter is characterized as a theme: money, war, politics, medicine and others. Each theme derives from a cluster of elements in the periodic table. Kean explains how certain elements were found and…

March 2020

Preview PNW: Westville (Canceled)

March 28, 2020

Explore PNW’s Westville campus and meet academic faculty, campus departments, student organizations and fellow new members of The Pride.

April 2020

3MT Competition (Canceled)

April 6, 2020

Students provide a speedy summary of their research in this lively research-communication competition.

Promotion & Tenure Information Session

April 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This informational session regarding the Promotion and Tenure process at PNW will include breakout groups for faculty at different stages in the process and a panel discussion with faculty who recently served on review committees.

Writing Retreat

April 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

All faculty are invited to attend this virtual writing retreat. Pick your favorite spot to work and set aside as much (or as little) time as you're able to dedicate to your research/writing projects.

Teaching Online in Brightspace Workshop 1: Getting Started Designing and Building your Course

April 29, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn more about how to structure an online course and build it in Brightspace.

May 2020

Last Day to Drop Spring 2020 Classes

May 1, 2020

Spring 2020 classes must be dropped by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1.

Teaching Online in Brightspace Workshop 2: Grading and Giving Feedback

May 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learn more about explaining student assignments clearly, assessing student learning and providing effective feedback using the tools available in Brightspace.

Teaching Online in Brightspace Workshop 3: Communication and Engagement

May 5, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn more about best practices for engaging students in learning in the online environment and how to use Brightspace tools for communication and engagement.

Summer Session I Classes Begin

May 18, 2020

Summer classes are in session! We look forward to students continuing to learn.

Teaching Online in Brightspace Workshop 1: Getting Started Designing and Building your Course

May 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Faculty who are teaching this summer are invited to attend this workshop to learn more about how to structure an online course and build it in Brightspace.

Teaching Online in Brightspace Workshop 2: Grading and Giving Feedback

May 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Faculty who are teaching this summer are invited to attend this workshop to learn more about explaining student assignments clearly, assessing student learning and providing effective feedback using the tools available in Brightspace.

Memorial Day – No Classes and Campuses Are Closed

May 25, 2020

Enjoy your Memorial Day holiday!

Teaching Online in Brightspace Workshop 3: Communication and Engagement

May 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Faculty who are teaching this summer are invited to attend this workshop to learn more about best practices for engaging students in learning in the online environment and how to use Brightspace tools for communication and engagement.

June 2020

Summer Session II Classes Begin

June 15, 2020

Join us for another session of summer learning.

July 2020

Summer Session III Classes Begin

July 13, 2020

August 2020

Fall 2020 Classes Begin

August 24, 2020

We're excited to kick off another semester of learning, growth and PNW Pride. Power Onward!

September 2020

Faculty Meet-Up

September 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Now that we’re a few weeks into the Fall semester, you’re invited to join your colleagues to discuss how classes are going. 

Faculty Meet-Up

September 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Now that we’re a few weeks into the Fall semester, you’re invited to join your colleagues to discuss how classes are going. 

Faculty Forum – Studio Classes

September 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructors from drawing, painting, architectural design, ceramics, photography, and other studio-based disciplines will have the opportunity to discuss challenges, and think broadly about achieving student learning outcomes in studio spaces and instruction that require close contact and ongoing feedback on student work. 

LEAP Indiana Digital Coffee Hour – Increasing Empathy Utilizing Learner Experience Design

September 28, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about how you can design your courses to increase empathy, which is critical with the instructional shifts required for COVID.

Faculty Forum – Language Classes

September 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructors who teach language courses will gather to discuss the challenges of learning another language in hybrid and online environments.

October 2020

Faculty Forum – Laboratory Classes

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Disciplines that offer laboratory experiences will gather to discuss specific challenges in Science courses such as (but not limited to) chemistry, physics, geology, and biology that complement student learning with a structured, applied experience in the lab. Accomplishing this in a virtual setting is a unique challenge.

Faculty Forum – Performance Arts

October 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This forum seeks colleagues who are involved with disciplines such as theatre, dance, and music.  Instruction in the performing arts involve physical spaces and interactions that present challenges in hybrid and online environments, and instructors will have the opportunity to receive collegial support in these areas. 

Faculty Book Club Meeting

October 6, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

This is a meeting of the The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row One Book One University Book Selection for 2020-2021 Fall 2020 Faculty Book Club.

Faculty Book Club Meeting

October 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This is a meeting of the Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes - Option 1 Fall 2020 Faculty Book Club.

Faculty Forum – First-Year Experience and Co-Curricular Learning

October 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This forum will be offered for both faculty and staff who engage with first-year students on campus or other orientation-style programs. Creating a sense of belonging and offering a variety of student engagement opportunities will be discussed.

Faculty Book Club Meeting

October 8, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This is a meeting of the Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes - Option 2 Fall 2020 Faculty Book Club.

Fall 2020 Virtual Pedagogy Circle Meeting

October 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Open to all faculty, join your colleagues for the Fall 2020 Pedagogy Circle virtual meeting to discuss the challenges of adapting course contents to the pandemic and protest movements.

Engaging Learners in Synchronous Zoom Class Sessions

October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Teaching synchronously via Zoom is new for all of us, and there’s lots we are learning about what works (and doesn’t work) to make Zoom class sessions engaging for students. This workshop will introduce and model ideas for how to structure synchronous class sessions and use various tools and techniques to enhance student engagement and learning. Register to Attend Location Virtual via Zoom Audience All Faculty and Instructors

LEAP Indiana Digital Coffee Hour – Impacting Inclusivity

October 26, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about an inclusivity certificate program implemented at Marian University.

Research Work Sprint

October 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Teaching synchronously via Zoom is new for all of us, and there’s lots we are learning about what works (and doesn’t work) to make Zoom class sessions engaging for students. This workshop will introduce and model ideas for how to structure synchronous class sessions and use various tools and techniques to enhance student engagement and learning.

Engaging Learners in Synchronous Zoom Class Sessions

October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Teaching synchronously via Zoom is new for all of us, and there’s lots we are learning about what works (and doesn’t work) to make Zoom class sessions engaging for students. This workshop will introduce and model ideas for how to structure synchronous class sessions and use various tools and techniques to enhance student engagement and learning.

November 2020

Faculty Book Club Meeting

November 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

This is a meeting of the The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row One Book One University Book Selection for 2020-2021 Fall 2020 Faculty Book Club.

Faculty Book Club Meeting

November 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This is a meeting of the Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes - Option 1 Fall 2020 Faculty Book Club.

Faculty Book Club Meeting

November 5, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This is a meeting of the Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes - Option 2 Fall 2020 Faculty Book Club.

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Celebration of Teaching Excellence

November 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The event will feature a "Bright Ideas: Teaching Techniques that Work!" session where faculty will highlight teaching techniques in 5-minute presentations.  Faculty who completed the ACUE Course and recipients of the TIP Award and the Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching will also be recognized.

Getting Ready for Spring

November 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This session is a collaboration between the Office of Instructional Technology and the Center for Faculty Excellence which will address steps to set up your course in Brightspace and tips for engaging students.

Research Work Sprint

November 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you struggling to find time to work on your research during these challenging times? If so, sign-up to participate in a Research Work Sprint! A Work Sprint 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.

Getting Ready for Spring

November 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This session is a collaboration between the Office of Instructional Technology and the Center for Faculty Excellence which will address steps to set up your course in Brightspace and tips for engaging students.

December 2020

Faculty Book Club Meeting

December 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

This is a meeting of the The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row One Book One University Book Selection for 2020-2021 Fall 2020 Faculty Book Club.

Dealing with Students in Crisis

December 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will cover strategies and PNW policies and procedures for dealing with students in crisis or on the road to crisis.

Faculty Book Club Meeting

December 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This is a meeting of the Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes - Option 1 Fall 2020 Faculty Book Club.

Faculty Book Club Meeting

December 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This is a meeting of the Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes - Option 1 Fall 2020 Faculty Book Club.

Work Sprint

December 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you struggling to find time to work on your research during these challenging times? If so, sign-up to participate in a Research Work Sprint! A Work Sprint 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.

Getting Ready for Spring

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session is a collaboration between the Office of Instructional Technology and the Center for Faculty Excellence which will address steps to set up your course in Brightspace and tips for engaging students.

Winter Recess

December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Purdue University Northwest will be closed Dec. 21, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2021 for winter recess. We wish you a safe and relaxing holiday season!

January 2021

Using Google Applications to Improve the Virtual Learning Experience (LEAP Indiana Webinar)

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about ways to utilize Google Applications to create a more engaging and effective breakout room experience for students.

February 2021

Teaching Portfolio Information Session

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The information session will overview reflective writing, submitting Annual Review materials in Interfolio and using Adobe Acrobat to create a Teaching Portfolio document.

What did we learn from teaching in 2020?

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Feb. 17 meeting of Purdue’s Active Learning Community of Practice (ALCoP) will offer participants a virtual and supportive place for instructors from across Purdue’s curriculum to collectively debrief their experiences teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Work Sprint

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you need to set aside time to work on your Teaching Portfolio and Annual Review? Or do you have other work you need to complete? sign-up to participate in the Work Sprint! A Work Sprint provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a task-specific goal.

How to Tap In If You’re Tapped Out: A Workshop for Engaging Yourself and Your Learners

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

The primary goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for faculty to step back and reflect on the shift we have experienced in education and then rediscover why we choose to teach as opposed to working a profession only.

Exploring How to Manage Perceived Trauma and Stressors with College Students (LEAP Indiana Webinar)

February 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This presentation will share the activity and subsequent initiatives to help students manage emotions and facilitate hope in a time of uncertainty.

Teaching and Learning Symposium

February 25

The virtual Symposium includes works focusing on improving student learning, academic success, and curriculum in higher education.

Teaching Portfolio Information Session

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The information session will overview reflective writing, submitting Annual Review materials in Interfolio and using Adobe Acrobat to create a Teaching Portfolio document.

Work Sprint

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you need to set aside time to work on your Teaching Portfolio and Annual Review? Or do you have other work you need to complete? Sign-up to participate in the Work Sprint! A Work Sprint provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a task-specific goal.

March 2021

Work Sprint

March 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Do you need to set aside time to work on your Teaching Portfolio and Annual Review? Or do you have other work you need to complete? Sign-up to participate in the Work Sprint! A Work Sprint provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a task-specific goal.

Conference for Associate Professors

March 4 @ 11:00 am - March 5 @ 11:00 am

The conference program includes a keynote address, panel session, and an NCFDD workshop about planning a semester. Although this conference targets women associates, the strategies and insights offered by the keynote speaker, panelists and in the workshop will be useful for all faculty members.

Teaching Portfolio Information Session

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The information session will overview reflective writing, submitting Annual Review materials in Interfolio and using Adobe Acrobat to create a Teaching Portfolio document.

Work Sprint

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Do you need to set aside time to work on your Teaching Portfolio and Annual Review? Or do you have other work you need to complete? Sign-up to participate in the Work Sprint! A Work Sprint provides a focused block of time and supportive environment for you to commit to and have some level of accountability for accomplishing a task-specific goal.

Pedagogy Circle Meeting – Towards Inclusive Curricula

March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

At this meeting we expect to share ideas on how to create more inclusive curricula for PNW – a project that raises at least three questions: (1) In what ways do we currently exclude diversity and how does this harm students? (2) Which disciplines lend themselves better to more inclusive curricula? (3) How do we move towards more inclusive curricula?

Promotion to Professor Roundtable Discussion

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Associate Professors are invited to attend this roundtable discussion about promotion to rank of professor, with the goal of understanding how the university can support associate professors on their way to promotion.

Faculty Summit on Inclusive Teaching: Lessons from 2020 (hosted by Ball State Univ.)

March 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Connect and collaborate with your faculty peers from across Indiana. We will explore outstanding examples of teaching and encourage faculty members to create new alliances for improved learning outcomes.

Adapting the VALUE Writing Rubric (LEAP Indiana Webinar)

March 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to adapt the VALUE rubric for Written Communication to various types of writing assignments and course levels.

Promotion to Professor Roundtable Discussion

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Associate Professors are invited to attend this roundtable discussion about promotion to rank of professor, with the goal of understanding how the university can support associate professors on their way to promotion.

Promotion to Professor Roundtable Discussion

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Associate Professors are invited to attend this roundtable discussion about promotion to rank of professor, with the goal of understanding how the university can support associate professors on their way to promotion.

April 2021

Don’t trash your videos!

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

I’ve got all these videos…what do I do with them when I return to the classroom?
Come to this training to learn how to repurpose recordings to enhance student learning.

Don’t trash your videos!

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

I’ve got all these videos…what do I do with them when I return to the classroom?
Come to this training to learn how to repurpose recordings to enhance student learning.

Discussion on Student Cheating and Related Technology Tips

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Office of Instructional Technology and the Center for Faculty Excellence to discuss issues related to and strategies to prevent students’ cheating and violations of academic integrity.

Promotion and Tenure Information Session

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Faculty are invited to attend an informational session regarding the Promotion and Tenure process at PNW. The session will include an overview of the P&T process, breakout groups for faculty at different stages in the process, and a panel discussion with faculty who recently served on P&T review committees.

Service-Learning Experience (SLE): Overview, Assessment, and Future Implementation (LEAP Indiana Webinar)

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn about a Service-Learning Experience (SLE) activity and the results of students' participation.

May 2021

Teaching During COVID: Lessons Learned

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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.

June 2021

Writing Retreat

June 2 @ 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 1

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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.

Deadline for Proposals: Power Onward Conference

June 8

The PNW Power Onward conference is seeking proposals from faculty and staff that address lessons learned from 2020, cool tech tools, using Brightspace, supporting student success and more!

Faculty and Staff Summer Book Club Meeting

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on July 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

This is a meeting the Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success Book Club for registered participants.

Teaching During COVID: Lessons Learned

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Supporting Students through Challenging Times

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Faculty and Staff Summer Book Club Meeting

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm

This is a meeting the Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success Book Club for registered participants.

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 2

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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.

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 1

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Faculty and Staff Summer Book Club Meeting

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

This is a meeting the Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success Book Club for registered participants.

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 1

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Faculty and Staff Summer Book Club Meeting

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm

This is a meeting the Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success Book Club for registered participants.

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 2

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Faculty and Staff Summer Book Club Meeting

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

This is a meeting the Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success Book Club for registered participants.

The Syllabus as an Engagement Tool: Part 2

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Faculty and Staff Summer Book Club Meeting

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on August 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm

This is a meeting the Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success Book Club for registered participants.

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!

Power Onward Conference

August 16 - August 18

This collaborative event aims to bring PNW faculty and staff together to share and learn from one another as we ROAR AHEAD after a challenging year.

September 2021

Level Up: Student Engagement

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Learn about the factors that impact student engagement and get ideas for how you can create an engaged learning environment.

Level Up: Student Engagement

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on September 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Learn about the factors that impact student engagement and get ideas for how you can create an engaged learning environment.

October 2021

Fall 2021 Pedagogy Circle Meeting

October 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

At this meeting we expect to share ideas on how to create more inclusive curricula at PNW.

Level Up: Feedback

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Learn about the qualities of effective feedback, strategies for getting students to read and use feedback and tips for being more efficient in giving feedback.

Level Up: Feedback

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Learn about the qualities of effective feedback, strategies for getting students to read and use feedback and tips for being more efficient in giving feedback.

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