Schedule of Events

Spring 2023

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March
April
May

The category in brackets refers to the specific badging certificate for which the event qualifies.

Faculty who participate in CETL events are asked to document their participation through a Google form located at the following link, https://forms.gle/nr49SKSWDJz1ZaqK7. Registering attendance helps CETL assess our programming and determine future offerings. In addition, each semester, CETL will send the faculty member a log of their participation to be included in their annual portfolio and tenure/promotion materials.

January

Wed. Jan. 4 - Why Relationships Matter: Approaches for (Re-)Engaging Students in Learning, 9:30 am, Doc Bryan Auditorium
Russell Carpenter, Ph.D., Asst. Provost & Professor of English, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Faculty Development, Eastern Kentucky University

Fri. Jan. 6 - Hypothesis First Friday Workshop: Annotation starter assignments, 12:00 pm
This workshop is ideal for instructors who are interested in using social annotation in their courses but aren’t exactly sure how to provide guidance to students. In this workshop, the Hypothesis team will review ideas for annotation starter assignments and provide ready-to-use instructions for a variety of disciplines and modalities. It doesn’t matter if you’re teaching humanities, business, STEM, or the health professions, face-to-face or online; you’ll find something at this workshop that you can add immediately to an assignment in your course.
Register for the workshop at the following link: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Wed. Jan. 11 - Make the Most of the Margins With Hypothesis Social Annotation in Blackboard Learn, 11:00 am
Get a big boost in student engagement for the new term. Register for our joint Hypothesis-Blackboard Learn webinar on using social annotation to make every student want to talk about the reading. Whether your school has Hypothesis installed in Blackboard Learn or you’re brand new to social annotation, join us to learn how students dig deeper into course content and connect with each when they use the margins to ask questions and share thoughts. This webinar will walk attendees through making readings annotatable using Hypothesis, instructing students on how to submit their annotations, and grading those annotations in Blackboard Learn.
Register for the workshop at the following link: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Thurs. Jan. 12 - Hypothesis Spring Workshop: Activating Annotation in Blackboard, 2:00 pm
The Hypothesis team will share how teachers are using annotation-powered reading to help students develop foundational academic skills like deep reading and persuasive writing. In addition to sharing pedagogical best practices for social annotation, we will demonstrate how Hypothesis is used with course readings in your LMS. Participants will gain a clear understanding of how to start incorporating social annotation into their courses to improve student outcomes.
Register for the workshop at the following link: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Fri. Jan. 13 - Improving Student Retention Through Faculty Development, 1:00 pm (ACE/ACUE webinar)
Recent high school graduates, adults seeking a career change, medical practitioners desiring a specialization, and senior adults who want to better engage with technologically still choose higher education to secure requisite credentials for the global workplace, position themselves on a trajectory to acquire the American dream, and demonstrate their commitment to lifelong learning. Higher education remains a primary conduit for learners to achieve their academic goals and actualize their potential. The collective accomplishments of learners who were or currently are on college and university campuses are too numerable to identify. The immeasurable successes—to higher education’s credit—are not without opportunities to consider. Though many learners choose higher education, some do not remain through completion. College and university leaders across this country continue to engage in dialogue and set strategic priorities around improving student engagement and retention. Join ACE in collaboration with ACUE as they lead a powerful dialogue with higher education leaders on faculty development and its relationship to student engagement and retention. To help chief academic leaders set strategic priorities, this conversation will cover best practices for incorporating strategies in faculty development programs to assist students with realizing greater outcomes for persistence and completion.
Register for the webinar at the following link: Improving Student Retention Through Faculty Development (acenet.edu)

Fri. Jan. 13 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Fri. Jan. 13 - Full Professor Happy Hour, 5:00-6:00 pm, Courtyard Marriott (led by David Eshelman) [Well-Being]

Fri. Jan. 13 - Escape Room, 7:00 pm (led by Jay Post) [Well-Being]

Wed. Jan. 18 - Communicate Effectively: Working with Gen Ed Rubrics, 12:00 pm, RCB 148
Dr. Christine Austin and Dr. Greg Michna will lead this workshop to help faculty who teach General Education courses tied to the Communicate Effectively goal understand the assessment (both the beta/pilot that will occur during the Spring 2023 semester, as well the full assessment in Fall 2023). In this workshop, we will break down the rubric developed for this goal and offer suggestions on how data can be collected using the rubric. There will also be time devoted for faculty input on the rubric to make any adjustments between the beta collection and full assessment the following semester. Faculty who teach courses tied to this goal and department heads are encouraged to attend, as we hope to clarify and streamline the process of Gen Ed assessment and artifact collection across campus.
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Fri. Jan. 20 - Recruiting and Hiring Diverse Faculty Workshop, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Email Andrea Eubanks, aeubanks3@atu.edu, by Jan. 6, if you would like to attend this workshop.

Fri. Jan. 20 - Keep on Teaching: Support and motivate your students - without exhausting yourself, 1:00 pm
The challenge of engaging students has hit faculty members hard in the last few years. Remote instruction left many students feeling stressed out and disconnected. Even as campuses have reopened, instructors are still asking: How can I make class time more meaningful? And how can I support students without burning myself out? Start the semester in conversation with teaching experts and your colleagues around the country on Friday, January 20 at 2 p.m. ET. Join us as we discuss:
- Making the most of valuable class time — in person or online
- Fostering motivation and engagement
- Meeting the particular challenges of online and hybrid teaching
Register for the discussion at the following link: Keep on Teaching: Support and motivate your students — without exhausting yourself (chronicle.com)

Fri. Jan. 20 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Sat. Jan. 21 - Trail Explorers: Cave Tour, 9:00 am (led by Jay Post) [Well-Being]

Mon. Jan. 23 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: What is the Best Teaching Advice I Ever Received? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Mon. Jan. 23 - Fostering Peer-to-Peer Learning with Technology, 11:00 am (Macmillan webinar)
Join our interdisciplinary panel of Macmillan faculty advocates for a discussion on how they help students to connect and learn with each other, in and out of the classroom. They will share practical tips, best practices, and some of their favorite peer-to peer moments.
Register for the webinar at the following link: Engage Students to Achieve More (macmillanlearning.com)

Mon. Jan. 23 - New Faculty Academy: Portfolio Preparation, 3:00 pm, RPL 334
Gina Kraft will assist faculty with using Adobe Acrobat to prepare their annual portfolio.
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Tues. Jan. 24 - Social Justice and Equity: A constant evolution but we still haven’t hit the mark!, 3:00 pm (GlobalMindED webinar) [Diversity]
Some of the original social justice conversations began in the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution to promote more egalitarian societies and reduce the exploitation of certain marginalized groups due great disparities between the rich and poor. Today, social justice has shifted towards a stronger emphasis on human rights and improving the lives of disadvantaged and marginalized groups that have historically faced discrimination in society. We continue to see and experience discrimination based on race, sex, age, wealth, ethnicity, heritage, social status, religion, and others. Social justice and equity work is still all too common and very necessary. Even in the context of a pandemic, after the murder of George Floyd people spilled into the streets to protest police violence, racial discrimination, and the scourge of white supremacy. The United States recorded its largest protests in the history of the country’s existence. Join Equity and Social Justice leaders to discuss where we are, what has changed, and where we should be going to realize country where thriving is a right and not a privilege.
Register for the webinar at the following link: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Wed. Jan. 25 - Astronomy Night, 5:30 pm (led by Amber Harrington) [Well-Being]

Fri. Jan. 27 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Mon. Jan. 30 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Structure Class Discussions to Maximize Student Engagement? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Tues. Jan. 31 - AI Tools for Student Engagement, 1:00 pm (Chronicle of Higher Ed webinar)
Artificial Intelligence is an inevitable step for higher ed institutions to implement. The question many leaders have, however, is how to use it best. AI only works equitably when used to improve student success and makes better use of time and resources. In The Chronicle’s and University Innovation Alliance's upcoming Virtual Forum “AI Tools for Student Engagement” on January 31st at 2 p.m. ET, a panel of researchers, higher ed leaders, and technologists will discuss best practices for implementing AI to improve the on campus experience.
Register for the webinar at the following link: AI Tools for Student Engagement (chronicle.com)

 

February

Fri. Feb. 3 - Recruiting and Hiring Diverse Faculty Workshop, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Email Andrea Eubanks, aeubanks3@atu.edu, by Jan. 13, if you would like to attend this workshop.

Fri. Feb. 3 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Sat. Feb. 4 - Trail Explorers: Petit Jean State Park, 9:00 am (led by Jay Post) [Well-Being]

Mon. Feb. 6 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Write a Course Syllabus That's Worth Reading? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Mon. Feb. 6 - Ask an Author! How to Build Stronger Connections between Instructors and Students, 11:00 am (Macmillan webinar)
It can be disheartening to speak to a sea of blank faces or black Zoom screens. Meaningful connections between instructors and students are at the core of the educational experience, and for many of us, the very reason we teach! Join an interdisciplinary panel of Macmillan authors for a conversation on the importance of instructor and student connections and practical tips for helping to forge that bond.
Register for the webinar at the following link: Engage Students to Achieve More (macmillanlearning.com)

Tues. Feb. 7 - Safe Zone Certificate Training, 3:00-5:00 pm, Doc Bryan 242 (sponsored by Spectrum & DDI)
Join Dr. Robert Stevens & Student Leader Teddy Robertson for professional training in LGBTQ+ allyship in academic institutions. Show queer students that they matter to you by learning to be the best ally possible! Questions? Contact spectrum@atu.edu.

Wed. Feb. 8 - Zen Doddle, 2:00 pm (led by Sherry) [Well-Being]

Fri. Feb. 10 - Art Hour, 12:00 pm (led by Jessica) [Well-Being]

Fri. Feb. 10 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Fri. Feb. 10 - Full Professor Happy Hour, 5:00-6:00 pm, Courtyard Marriott (led by David Eshelman) [Well-Being]

Mon. Feb. 13 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Engage Students During a Synchronous Online Class? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Tues. Feb. 14 - Ghost tour of campus, Time TBA [Well-Being]

Fri. Feb. 17 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Mon. Feb. 20 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: Beyond Syllabus Policies: What Strategies Help Students Take Responsibility for Learning? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Mon. Feb. 20 - Using Digital Tools to Encourage Human Connection, 11:00 am (Macmillan webinar)
With online homework, hybrid classrooms, and virtual lessons it can be a challenge to feel connected to your students. But technology doesn't have to divide you! Join this webinar to hear how our panel of faculty advocates use digital tools to feel closer to their students than ever.
Register for the webinar at the following link: Engage Students to Achieve More (macmillanlearning.com)

Wed. Feb. 22 - Advice for Writing Student Reference Letters, 12:00 pm, RCB 148
Allen Schaidle from ATU Career Services
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Fri. Feb. 24 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Mon. Feb. 27 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: What Are 7 Ways to Assess Students in an Ungraded Classroom? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

 

March

Fri. Mar. 3 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Sat. Mar. 4 - Board Game Night, 6:00 pm (led by Jay Post) [Well-Being]

Mon. Mar. 6 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: What Can Engagement in Games Teach Me About Engagement in My Courses? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Mon. Mar. 6 - Ask an Author! Building a Bridge between Classroom and Career, 11:00 am (Macmillan webinar)
As instructors your goal is not just to help students see the beauty of your discipline, but to help prepare them for their lives in the wider world. Students benefit when they see how skills and content they are learning in the classroom might be applied in their jobs and in their lives. Join our interdisciplinary panel of Macmillan authors to learn practical tips for showcasing the connections between the classroom and students' future careers.
Register for the webinar at the following link: Engage Students to Achieve More (macmillanlearning.com)

Fri. Mar. 10 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Fri. Mar. 10 - Full Professor Happy Hour, 5:00-6:00 pm, Courtyard Marriott (led by David Eshelman) [Well-Being]

Sat. Mar. 11 - Trail Explorers: Ziplining at BOC, 9:00 am (led by Jay Post) [Well-Being]

Mon. Mar. 13 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Create a Meaningful Service-Learning Project for my Online Class? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Tues. Mar. 14 - Safe Zone Certificate Training, 5:00-7:00 pm, Doc Bryan 242 (sponsored by Spectrum & DDI)
Join Dr. Robert Stevens & Student Leader Teddy Robertson for professional training in LGBTQ+ allyship in academic institutions. Show queer students that they matter to you by learning to be the best ally possible! Questions? Contact spectrum@atu.edu.

Fri. Mar. 17 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Mon. Mar. 20 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Grade in Less Time with Greater Impact? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Mon. Mar. 20 - Why This Class Matters: From Discovering to Doing, 11:00 am (Macmillan webinar)
For many students, school is not an objective in and of itself. Rather, it is a step on the road to their futures. By emphasizing how the class supports those future goals, instructors help students see why their course matters. Students can move from first discovering a new skill or concept to applying it in real world situations. Join a panel of faculty advocates to discuss how teaching with applications motivates students and helps them keep their eyes on the prize. 
Register for the webinar at the following link: Engage Students to Achieve More (macmillanlearning.com)

Mon. Mar. 27 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: What Are 5 Ways H5P Tools Can Help Students Retain Course Content? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Fri. Mar. 31 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

 

April

Sat. Apr. 1 - Trail Explorers: Bicycle maintenance and short campus ride, 9:00 am (led by Gina Kraft & Jay Post)

Mon. Apr. 3 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Adapt 5 Popular Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) to the Online Classroom? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Wed. Apr. 5 - Online Course/Instructor Evaluations: What does the research say and how can you improve student completion rates for your courses?, 12:00 pm, location TBD
Carey Ellis Laffoon and Sean Huss will be presenting current research. There will also be a panel discussion with faculty who currently have a high response rate.

Thurs. Apr. 6 - Well-Being Book Club, 2:00 pm (led by Sherry) [Well-Being]

Fri. Apr. 7 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Mon. Apr. 10 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: What is the Best Citizenship Advice I Ever Received? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Mon. Apr. 10 - Culturally Responsive Teaching: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How You Can Do It!, 11:00 am (Macmillan webinar)
Culturally responsive teaching uses students' own customs, characteristics, experiences, and perspectives as tools for better classroom instruction. This allows more students of all backgrounds to see themselves and their communities as belonging in academic spaces. Join Debi Rutledge for a discussion of why this is so crucial and how you can start applying culturally responsive teaching methods to your course today! 
Register for the webinar at the following link: Engage Students to Achieve More (macmillanlearning.com)

Fri. Apr. 14 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Fri. Apr. 14 - Full Professor Happy Hour, 5:00-6:00 pm, Courtyard Marriott (led by David Eshelman) [Well-Being]

Mon. Apr. 17 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: The Discussion Board and Beyond: How Can I Engage Students Online? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Fri. Apr. 21 - Meditation, 2:00 pm (led by Erin Clair) [Well-Being]
WebEx: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7c6e4b5cb20267bdd74f7e24253e7471
This Faculty/Staff Well-Being Series event will be held every Friday at 2:00 pm through Apr. 21.

Sat. Apr. 22 - Picnic at Lake Dardanelle State Park, 11:00 am (led by Jay Post) [Well-Being]

Mon. Apr. 24 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Apply a Resilient Mindset to My Teaching Practice? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

 

May

Mon. May 1 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Can I Extend My Research to Public With a Podcast? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.

Wed. May 3 - Murder Mystery Party, 6:00 pm (led by Jay Post) [Well-Being]

Thurs. May 4 - TechTalks, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mon. May 8 - Monday Morning Mentor Series: How Do I Go Beyond the Basics of Universal Design for Learning? [General]
Available for one week starting on this date. Email cetl@atu.edu to get put on the distribution list for the weekly access instructions.