Schedule of Events

Spring 2022

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January
February
March
April
May

 

January

Sat. Jan. 22 - Faculty/Staff Trail Explorers to Woolly Hollow State Park
Meet at 7 am in the ATU Library parking lot to carpool to the trailhead. Bring water, snacks or a lunch, and clothing conducive to the weather. One guest per faculty/staff member is welcome! Led by Jay Post.

Mon. Jan. 24 - New Faculty Academy, 3:00 pm, RPL 334
How to Create, Revise, etc. to your portfolio through Adobe Acrobat - Dr. Gina Kraft Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education and Program Director of the Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning. Bring your portfolio (saved on thumb drive or virtual storage) to work on during session. Bring any/all questions about the process.

Tues. Jan. 25 - Students and Freedom of Expression on Campus, 1:00 pm, online webinar hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education
Today’s students are challenging free-speech norms and are more likely than older generations to support restrictions that limit offensive speech. What’s more, the rise of social media, new sexual-harassment policies, and demands for more racial diversity and inclusiveness have sometimes complicated free expression on campus. In this environment, how can colleges promote open inquiry and discussion while balancing changing attitudes? Join us for a virtual forum that brings together Michael S. Roth, the president of Wesleyan University, and other experts to share their perspectives: How is free expression evolving on college campuses? How do college leaders respond to claims that their institutions have become unwelcoming places for certain views? How can colleges mitigate potential conflicts when they do arise? Click on the title of the webinar above to register for the webinar.

Thurs. Jan. 27 - The Covid Crisis: Helping First-Gen Men, 1:00 pm, online webinar hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education
Fewer men are going to college, particularly those from low-income backgrounds. The pandemic has only exacerbated this growing trend. How can colleges help? In the next installment of our series “What It Really Takes to Be a Student-Centric Institution,” experts on access and enrollment will discuss how to support male students and answer your questions: Why are fewer men going to college? How can colleges solve the challenges of this population through new and innovative ways? How may these solutions help other student groups on campus as well? Click on the title of the webinar above to register for the webinar.

Thurs. Jan. 27 - What are Microaggressions and What Can I Do About Them?, 3:30 pm, RCB 148
This seminar offers an understanding of microaggressions in the classroom, strategies to take when they occur, and suggestions on how to create a classroom climate that limits them. We will watch the video of this Magna Commons seminar and then have a discussion about how we can implement this in our own classroom.

 

February

Tues. Feb. 1 - First Tuesday Happy Hour, 4:00 pm, The Outlet (BazTech 204)
Coffee/tea and snacks (and trivia/games if you’d like to) for faculty and staff. Led by Erin Clair.

Fri. Feb. 4 - Full Professor Happy Hour, 5:00 pm, Courtyard Marriott
Led by David Eshelman.

Mon. Feb. 7 - New Faculty Academy, 3:00 pm, RCB 148
Shared Governance and Active Committee Work - Dr. David Eshelman, Professor of Communication and Department Head, Communication and Journalism

Thurs. Feb. 10 - Using Authentic Assessment to Assess Student Learning, 12:00 pm, RTH 317
This Magna Online Seminar will help you develop authentic assignments and assessment mechanisms to help encourage a holistic understanding of student learning. We will watch the video of this Magna Commons seminar and then have a discussion about how we can implement this in our own course.

Tues. Feb. 15 - ATU Ghost Tour, 3:00 pm, Hull Student Union
This is a walking tour, so comfy shoes and a jacket (depending on weather) will be key! Please bring a mask, as we will go in some buildings. We will have staff with first-hand encounters who will share their stories! Led by Krystle Manning.

Wed. Feb. 16 - Teach Us All documentary discussion, 4:00 pm, on WebEx
On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the 1957 Little Rock school desegregation crisis, educational inequality remains among the most urgent civil rights issues of our time. With its school district hanging in the balance following a state takeover in January 2015, Little Rock today presents a microcosm of the inequities and challenges manifesting in classrooms all across America. Through case studies in Little Rock, New York City, and Los Angeles, Teach Us All seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education and investigate: 60 years later, how far have we come-or not come-and how do we catalyze action from here?
Watch the documentary on your own on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BElG3joieUE, then join your colleagues for a discussion of the film.
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mb6a8472f753d4c3286ab1c8c2fed2e6b

Sat. Feb. 19 - Faculty/Staff Trail Explorers to Mt. Magazine State Park
Meet at 7 am in the ATU Library parking lot to carpool to the trailhead. Bring water, snacks or a lunch, and clothing conducive to the weather. One guest per faculty/staff member is welcome! Led by Jay Post.

Mon. Feb. 21 - New Faculty Academy, 3:00 pm, RCB 148
How to Involve Undergraduates in your Research - Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Douglas Barron, Associate Professor of Biology

Mon. Feb. 28 - Well-Being Book Club, 2:30 pm, on WebEx
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=mb2e545bb1fdda5169e9e261ae6179ef1

 

March

Tues. Mar. 1 - First Tuesday Happy Hour, 4:00 pm, The Outlet (BazTech 204)
Coffee/tea and snacks (and trivia/games if you’d like to) for faculty and staff. Led by Erin Clair.

Fri. Mar. 4 - Full Professor Happy Hour, 5:00 pm, Courtyard Marriott
Led by David Eshelman.

Mon. Mar. 7 - New Faculty Academy, 3:00 pm, RTH 133
Good Practices for Online, Hyflex and Hybrid Courses - Dr. Robin Lasey, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Dr. Hanna Norton, Professor of Journalism, Assistant Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Thurs. Mar. 10 - Diversity in the Arts panel discussion, 4:00 pm, WebEx
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m2ebc59721e5ae49fffd0b144f945ae2f

Sat. Mar. 12 - Faculty/Staff Trail Explorers to Glory Holl Waterfall
Meet at 7 am in the ATU Library parking lot to carpool to the trailhead. Bring water, snacks or a lunch, and clothing conducive to the weather. One guest per faculty/staff member is welcome! Led by Jay Post.

Tues. Mar. 15 - McEver Catacombs Tour, 3:00 pm
Meet in the McEver courtyard / in front of the McEver Observatory. It is always dirty and often wet in the catacombs so wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Led by Robin Lasey.

Wed. Mar. 16 - Picture a Scientist film discussion, 4:00 pm, WebEx
Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
WebEx link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=m7e570072c56368ec7b5e04a9eb017fc9

Mon. Mar. 28 - Well-Being Book Club, 2:30 pm, on WebEx
The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander (ISBN: 978-1455599875)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mb2e545bb1fdda5169e9e261ae6179ef1

 

April

Fri. Apr. 1 - Full Professor Happy Hour, 5:00 pm, Courtyard Marriott
Led by David Eshelman.

Mon. Apr. 4 - New Faculty Academy, 3:00 pm, RCB 148
Active Teaching Practices - Dr. Robin Lasey, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Ms. Beth Gray, Associate Professor of Emergency Management

Tues. Apr. 5 - First Tuesday Happy Hour, 4:00 pm, The Outlet (BazTech 204)
Coffee/tea and snacks (and trivia/games if you’d like to) for faculty and staff. Led by Erin Clair.

Mon. Apr. 18 - New Faculty Academy, 3:00 pm, RCB 148
Lessons Learned - Members of the 2020-21 New Faculty Academy Cohort are invited to attend and share lessons learned with the 2021-22 cohort.

Mon. Apr. 25 - Well-Being Book Club, 2:30 pm, on WebEx
Discussion of Mucho Mucho Amor (2020, documentary on Netflix)
WebEx Link: https://atu.webex.com/atu/j.php?MTID=mb2e545bb1fdda5169e9e261ae6179ef1

Sat. Apr. 30 - Faculty/Staff Trail Explorers to Lake Catherine State Park
Meet at 7 am in the ATU Library parking lot to carpool to the trailhead. Bring water, snacks or a lunch, and clothing conducive to the weather. One guest per faculty/staff member is welcome! Led by Jay Post.

 

May

Tues. May 3 - First Tuesday Happy Hour, 4:00 pm, The Outlet (BazTech 204)
Coffee/tea and snacks (and trivia/games if you’d like to) for faculty and staff. Led by Erin Clair.

Thurs. May 5 - TechTalks, 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Tues. May 6 - Full Professor Happy Hour, 5:00 pm, Courtyard Marriott
Led by David Eshelman.