Schedule of Events

Fall 2021

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August

Mon. Aug. 23 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Create a Meaningful Online Learning Experience for Students?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Aug. 24 - Magna Seminar Series: Using Active Listening to Deepen Student Engagement in Live Remote Classes
This Magna Online Seminar will deliver multiple proven strategies for teaching active listening across various online teaching formats. Available for 2 weeks starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Aug. 24 - ACUE Back to School Series: Meeting Students Where They Are, 2:30 pm, register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9516288662854/WN_TNhn25hdSLiOARKM-O9bUQ
In this hour-long virtual discussion, administrators and faculty leaders will share practical approaches and best practices that can be immediately put to use this fall semester to ensure every student feels welcome, can engage in their studies, and stays on a path to success. Webinars will be anchored with ACUE’s latest “Back to School” toolkit, which provides resources for administrators and instructors.

Thurs. Aug. 26 - Ribbon cutting of The Outlet (Faculty/Staff Lounge), BazTech 204, 4:00 pm (led by Gina Kraft)

Mon. Aug. 30 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can Understanding Group Dynamics Lead to Better Group Work?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

 

September - National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)

Thurs. Sept. 2 - Diversity Film Discussion, 4:00 pm via WebEx (Led by Erin Clair)
Watch the documentary Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) on your own. Then join us for a discussion of what can be learned about LatinX culture from this documentary. The movie is available on Netflix with a subscription.
From Wikipedia: Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado is a 2020 documentary film about the life and career of Walter Mercado, one of the most influential and important astrologists in Latin America and the world. The documentary, directed by Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch, features interviews with Mercado himself, his assistant Willy Acosta, the Mercado Salinas family, among many other public figures of Latino entertainment and television. The film premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was released on Netflix on July 8, 2020.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m639780b5d42f55f931a6adc41bd31323

Mon. Sept. 6 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Will OER Benefit the 21st Century Student?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Sept. 7 - Magna Seminar Series: Engaging and Interacting with Students in Online Courses
This Magna Online Seminar outlines practical approaches to student engagement, interaction, and feedback that can immediately impact student success outcomes. Available for 2 weeks starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Thurs. Sept. 9 - LatinX Student Panel, 4:00 pm via WebEx
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7837a733c3e756737ced103e12017bcc

Mon. Sept. 13 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Increase Exam Security with Custom Question Banks?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Mon. Sept. 13 - CETL Help Session: Alignment, 12:00 pm via WebEx (Presented by Jeff Aulgur)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m6998f5682130c99fc0f964085a80fc27

Mon. Sept. 13 - Full Professor Gathering, The Outlet (BazTech 204) or via WebEx, 1:30 pm (Led by Sandy Smith, Newt Hilliard, and David Eshleman)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m3efcc0e1e9a3ab04c05c9fea1f9fe280

Mon. Sept. 13 - New Faculty Academy: Drs. Bowen and Johnson, Brown 148, 3:00 pm

Tues. Sept. 14 - ACUE Back to School Series: Getting Better Prepared for Online and Hybrid Learning, 2:00 pm, register at https://acue.org/webinars/back-to-school/

Thurs. Sept. 16 - Spanish Faculty Panel: Profs. Nelson Ramirez, Karina Carballo, Dana Ward, and Patty Joselin, 4:00 pm via WebEx
Discussion of initiatives at ATU for LatinX and Hispanic students and ideas for expanding/improving upon these initiatives.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m9a7e85deae0851317a08937cfc94547e

Sat. Sept. 18 - Hiking Excursion led by Jay Post
Meet at Pendergraft Library parking lot at 9:00 am. Carpool to King's Bluff/Pedestal Rock Trailhead. Hike King's Bluff Loop (1.8 miles). Have an early picnic lunch at the waterfall overlook on the trail. Return to campus by 1:00 pm. 

Mon. Sept. 20 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can Discussion Responses Give Narrative Shape to an Online Class?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Sept. 21 - Magna Seminar Series: Creating a Sense of Belonging for BIPoC in a College Course
This Magna Online Seminar explores two evidence-based interventions - normalizing struggle and values affirmation - demonstrated to close the education debt for BIPoC students. Available for 2 weeks starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Thurs. Sept. 23 - TESOL Faculty Panel: Profs. Chih-Hsin Hsu, Ursula Chandler, Paola Gemme, Stan Lombardo, Lynda Franco, and Regina St. John, 4:00 pm via WebEx
Discussion of how best to help ESL students and teach our native English speakers to be inclusive of a multilingual world.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m54e63a01243cc1428657da941420e858 

Fri. Sept. 24 - Innovative Educators Friday 5 Live! Social Impact In Justice, Equity & Inclusion: Conversations On Leadership, 11:00-11:45 am
Dr. Ding-Jo H. Currie, founder, and director of Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) at CSU Fullerton. LIFT aims to cultivate and develop leaders who will make a social impact in justice, equity, and inclusion from the ground up.
Register on your own at the Innovative Educators website.

Mon. Sept. 27 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Adapt My Teaching So Students Thrive in a Polysynchronous Classroom?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Mon. Sept. 27 - CETL Help Session: Invitational Syllabus, 12:00 pm via WebEx
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m03e5ca4cc897fa244ac1e92b23936b56

Mon. Sept. 27 - Well-Being Book Group, The Outlet (BazTech 204) or via WebEx, 2:30 pm (Led by Erin Clair)
Becoming by Michelle Obama (ISBN 978-1524763138), WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m0854440f3f14415ded09f454a1612f6b

Mon. Sept. 27 - New Faculty Academy: FERPA, Clery Report, and Title IX, Brown 148, 3:00 pm

Thurs. Sept. 30 - RHS Hispanic Heritage Club Student Panel, 4:00 pm via WebEx
RHS Hispanic Heritage Club student leaders will discuss establishing and building their student organization and working with ATU and the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month September 15 to October 15, culminating with La Feria.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mfd577d79bc6390b34abb66742d8c53e1

 

October

Mon. Oct. 4 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Ensure Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Oct. 5 - Magna Seminar Series: Engaging College Students Using Active Learning Techniques
This Magna Online Seminar guides you in engaging your students at a deeper, more cognitive level while learning the barriers to learning and how to effectively overcome them. Available for 2 weeks starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Oct. 5 - Well-Being Podcast Discussion, The Outlet (BazTech 204) or via WebEx, 4:00 pm (led by Erin Clair)
Discussion topic: “Intuition versus Anxiety,” episode 689 of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes by Gregg Clunis. Found at https://anchor.fm/tinyleaps/episodes/689---Intuition-vs-Anxiety-eu4aum. Supplemental materials, if interested: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (ISBN 978-0307352156)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m909158273ff7f29c463741b53880db2e

Thurs. Oct. 7 - Tyler Rollins - Guest Speaker, 4:00 pm via WebEx
Tyler Rollins is a 2017 ATU alumn who was injured during a military training event in 2015, the summer after his junior year. He suffered a C-6 spinal cord injury and has been paralyzed from the chest down and in his hands ever since. He completed three months of rehabilitation in Denver CO at a world class facility and then returned to ATU for his Senior Year. “Tech and the people there were critical in my recovery and getting back to life. I will say that any time I had a concern for access or inclusion the faculty were quick to make accommodations. These accommodations over the last year and a half there assisted me greatly in graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Administration.” His internship was in Reno NV where  he played wheelchair sports including rugby, handcycling, and skiing. Upon graduation, he quickly landed in his chosen career field. “ATU is a special place for me and I am always willing to step in and help wherever I can.” Tyler will be speaking to faculty about what the campus did well and how faculty can continue to strive to help students with physical limitations.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m45ed992a3c0ea049828aed7694a26a5d

Mon. Oct. 11 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Teach Soft Skills to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Mon. Oct. 11 - CETL Help Session: Using Journals, 12:00 pm via WebEx (Led by Erin Clair)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m8937e807f5776ad43ad31c0de12981c0

Mon. Oct. 11 - Full Professor Gathering, The Outlet (BazTech 204) or via WebEx, 1:30 pm (Led by Sandy Smith, Newt Hilliard, and David Eshleman)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m3efcc0e1e9a3ab04c05c9fea1f9fe280

Mon. Oct. 11 - New Faculty Academy: Advising, Brown 148, 3:00 pm

Tues. Oct. 12 - Journaling Workshop: Three Different Ways to Organize and Process Your Life, The Outlet (BazTech 204 or via WebEx, 5:30 pm (Led by Sarah Gordon, Hanna Norton, and Lydia Rogers
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m1b38da3ac43c16856117b955619fdfc5

Thurs. Oct. 14 - Blackboard Ally: Going from Red to Green Faculty Panel, 4:00 pm via WebEx
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mb0b71480ea6b1fa15927ceebaddd83ea

Mon. Oct. 18 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Encourage Students to Stay Connected with Course Content After Class?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Oct. 19 - Magna Seminar Series: Implementing Mindful Online Teaching Using Zoom
This Magna Online Seminar provides strategies on how to use the synchronous environment more intentionally and mindfully to foster student learning and to also create a more supportive space for students' social and emotional well-being. Available for 2 weeks starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Thurs. Oct. 21 - Documentary Discussion, 4:00 pm via WebEx, The Hiden Pandemic - PBS Documentary on Mental Health in Kansas and Missouri https://www.kansascitypbs.org/local-shows/the-hidden-pandemic/
Kansas City PBS created and aired a documentary that shines a light on The Hidden Pandemic, focusing on the lives of Kansas and Missouri citizens navigating mental illness. Through personal interviews with patients and the health care professionals who treat them, this documentary uncovers challenges faced on the journey to improving and maintaining mental health. This video was produced by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Michael Price with assistance by Mallory Meek, of K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County. In the video you will hear from both rural and urban citizens who refuse to let their mental illness define who they are and dictate their futures. Trailer: https://www.kansascitypbs.org/blogs/station-news/new-documentary-uncovers-local-stories-of-mental-health-during-lockdown/.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=me63bd28430d32566ef72de549e70e223

Fri. Oct. 22 - Innovative Educators Friday 5 Live! Creating Accessible Communities: Conversations On Leadership, 11:00-11:45 am
Gail Rulloda & San Lu, DSPS Counselor & Alternate Media Specialist at Napa Valley Community College
Register on your own at the Innovative Educators website.

Mon. Oct. 25 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Effectively Move Peer Reviews Online?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Mon. Oct. 25 - CETL Help Session: How to manage groups in an active learning classroom, 12:00 pm via WebEx (Presented by Theresa Cullen)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m367ff685d27f30874f7ccf52c651e8c2

Mon. Oct. 25 - Well-Being Book Group, The Outlet (BazTech 204) or via WebEx, 2:30 pm (Led by Erin Clair)
Sex, Racism, and Robots: How to Be Human in the Age of AI by Ayanna Howard and Amandia Sternberg (audiobook, AIN B08DSMYYNC), WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m76397c5a51bd97a2b6472e62ddc44793

Mon. Oct. 25 - New Faculty Academy: Annual Evaluations, Peer Review, and Tenure & Promotion, Brown 148, 3:00 pm

Thurs. Oct. 28 - Teaching with Accommodations Faculty Panel, 4:00 pm via WebEx
Dr. Alexis Johnson, Associate Professor of Journalism, Ms. Ashlee Leavell, Assistant Dean for Student Wellness/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Robert Stevens, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Science, Dr. Erica Wondolowski, Associate Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Science
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mf928472366d50ec006abe232aad4faee

 

November

Mon. Nov. 1 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Develop Opportunity-Minded Learners?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Nov. 2 - Magna Seminar Series: Using Authentic Assessment to Assess Student Learning
This Magna Online Seminar will help you develop authentic assignments and assessment mechanisms to help encourage a holistic understanding of student learning. Available for 2 weeks starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Fri. Nov. 5 - Innovative Educators Friday 5 Live! Creating Equity in Online Learning: Conversations On Leadership, 11:00-11:45 am
Gail Rulloda & San Lu, DSPS Counselor & Alternate Media Specialist at Napa Valley Community College
Register on your own at the Innovative Educators website.

Mon. Nov. 8 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Manage the Disconnect Between Faculty and Student Perceptions of Rigor to Increase Learning?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Mon. Nov. 8 - CETL Help Session: Intro to SOTL, 12:00 pm via WebEx (Presented by Sarah Gordon and Teresa Cullen)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mea0955dcb087fdfbd64df3ee5feedd6b

Mon. Nov. 8- Full Professor Gathering, The Outlet (BazTech 204) or via WebEx, 1:30 pm (Led by Sandy Smith, Newt Hilliard, and David Eshleman)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m3efcc0e1e9a3ab04c05c9fea1f9fe280

Mon. Nov. 8 - New Faculty Academy: Decompression Session, Brown 148, 3:00 pm

Tues. Nov. 9 - Enneagram Workshop, The Outlet (BazTech 204) or via WebEx, 5:30 pm (Led by Beth Gray)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mfdb583e2ae04b9a76e84a998f03e1157

Mon. Nov. 15 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Help Students Who Are Struggling with Online Learning?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Nov. 16 - Magna Seminar Series: Understanding Racial Justice Through Food Studies
This Magna Online Seminar explores the relationship between race and food in order to teach key leadership skills for racial justice in institutions of higher education. Examine how food systems create racialized problems for minority communities along the lines of food insecurity, health, and identity. Available for 2 weeks starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Mon. Nov. 22 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Grade In Less Time with Greater Impact?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Mon. Nov. 29 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: What are the Differences Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching, and How Do I Best Choose the Format for My Online Class?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Mon. Nov. 29 - Well-Being Book Group, The Outlet (BazTech 204) or via WebEx, 2:30 pm (Led by Erin Clair)
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (ISBN 978-0399588198), WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m2775af063ccfdc6b10964022af26eb77

 

December

Mon. Dec. 6 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: What Can I Do to Manage and Reduce Academic Job Stress?
Available for one week starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.

Tues. Dec. 28 - Magna Seminar Series: Takiing My Career to the Next Level: Educational Consulting
This Magna Online Seminar offers direct guidance about why and how to execute a career change from a former educator now leading a successful consulting practice. Available for 2 weeks starting on this date. See the Announcements in the CETL Blackboard shell for access information.