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January


Saturday, January 7
Express Scripts Hall 104 (ESH104)
8:30 AM - 12 Noon
Part-Time Faculty Orientation
UMSL hosts a campus orientation for new part-time faculty. Orientations are designed to introduce: (1) campus services which support faculty and students; (2) campus supports for teaching and learning including integrating technology into courses; (3) service-learning and civic engagement opportunities; (4) research and funding opportunities.
Tuesday, January 10
Express Scripts Hall 104 (ESH104)
1:00 - 4:30 PM
Course Design Workshop
Are you teaching a new course next year? Or ready to redesign one you’ve already taught? Interested in aligning the components of your course to intentionally foster significant student learning? If so, come join colleagues from across campus in an intensive 3.5 hour workshop on the design of face-to-face courses. Together participants will focus on the role of course design in the overall act of teaching; write learning outcomes that will provide focus for the course activities and assessment.
*Updated!* Thursday, January 12
Express Scripts Hall 104 (ESH104)
1:00 - 4:30 PM
Part-Time Faculty Orientation
UMSL hosts a campus orientation for new part-time faculty. Orientations are designed to introduce: (1) campus services which support faculty and students; (2) campus supports for teaching and learning including integrating technology into courses; (3) service-learning and civic engagement opportunities; (4) research and funding opportunities.


February


Wednesday, February 1
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Faculty Colloquia: Writing Teaching and Research Statements
*Especially useful for full-time faculty and grad students headed into academia as you consider the promotion [and tenure] process.
Begin working on documents for third year, promotion, tenure review, and award nominations. Learn to craft these statements with structure, guidance, resources, and examples provided by faculty colleagues. Laptops helpful, but not essential.
Tuesday, February 2
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
9:30 - 11:00 AM
PALS: Rules and Regulations for Undergraduate Students
It is campus policy that all students who are employed as tutors, mentors, or in positions attend the Peer Academic Leader Seminar (PALS) to learn the mandatory campus policies and procedures concerning discrimination, sexual harassment, and privacy laws; prevention of academic dishonesty; student conduct regulations; and promotion of a positive work and learning environment.
Friday, February 3
Millennium Student Center A, B, C
All-day
Community and University Engagement Summit
Week of February 6
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12 Noon
Online
Online in 9 Begins!
Take your online course to the next level by participating in a 9-week series designed to help you efficiently develop or redesign your course. By the end of the series, you will have a completely finished course site, confidence with new technologies and strategies for managing your time and students. Join your colleagues in an interdisciplinary small group to share ideas and learn new tools and strategies guided by research-based, national standards.
Tuesday, February 7
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
DIY with a Guide: Session 1, Designing
The new DIY with a Guide program offers faculty a self-paced opportunity to design a course in collaboration with an instructional designer in the CTL. This program is reserved for those faculty who have already successfully completed Online in 9. It is structured to build on what you learned in Online in 9 to design a next-level, quality-assured online course with carefully integrated technologies and instructional strategies to achieve course goals. Though the program is self-paced, the cohort will meet 4 times over lunch to share ideas and get valuable feedback from peers.
Thursday, February 16
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Canvas Workshop: Making the Most of Modules
Modules are used to organize course content by weeks, units, or whatever organizational structure works for your course. Add Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, Files and more in an organized sequence of learning activities.
Friday, February 24
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
9 AM - 2:30 PM
Spring Forum on Teaching and Technology
This year's sessions are dedicated to helping you make the leap to the new Canvas learning management system.
Week of February 20
Online
Asynchronous
CUT Unit 3 Begins
Unit 3 of the Certificate in University Teaching CUT) program is a 4-week online, asynchronous workshop series designed to lead participants through the best practices of building online courses and assessments.


March


Wednesday, March 1
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
9:30 - 11:00 AM
PALS: Rules and Regulations for Undergraduate Students
It is campus policy that all students who are employed as tutors, mentors, or in positions attend the Peer Academic Leader Seminar (PALS) to learn the mandatory campus policies and procedures concerning discrimination, sexual harassment, and privacy laws; prevention of academic dishonesty; student conduct regulations; and promotion of a positive work and learning environment.
Thursday, March 9
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Faculty Colloquia: Preparing the Factual Record
You plan to submit your papers for review, but what goes into the all-important Factual Record? How do you work with your ad personam committee? What’s a dossier? Whether you will be reviewed for promotion or promotion with tenure, bring your questions and ideas to this informal session. Guidance and coffee will be served.
Tuesday, March 14
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
DIY with a Guide, Session 2: Building
The new DIY with a Guide program offers faculty a self-paced opportunity to design a course in collaboration with an instructional designer in the CTL. This program is reserved for those faculty who have already successfully completed Online in 9. It is structured to build on what you learned in Online in 9 to design a next-level, quality-assured online course with carefully integrated technologies and instructional strategies to achieve course goals. Though the program is self-paced, the cohort will meet 4 times over lunch to share ideas and get valuable feedback from peers.
Wednesday, March 15
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Canvas Workshop: Quizzes and Tests
Learn about the basics of using the Quizzes tool, including how to create a quiz, specify settings, and add individual questions. Participants will also learn how to use Question Groups to organize and randomize questions, as well as the range of response options for quizzes.


April


Thursday, April 6
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
myVita for Promotion
Join colleagues in this hands-on workshop to learn the basics about adding your accomplishments in research, teaching, and service activity data in myVITA.
Wednesday, April 12
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Designing Great Discussions in Canvas
Online discussions can build community, develop thinking and writing skills, and promote broad student participation. This workshop provides background and practical knowledge needed to use online discussions successfully in your class, including how to create discussions in Canvas, VoiceThread, and other tools.
Tuesday, April 18
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
DIY with a Guide, Session 3: Testing
The new DIY with a Guide program offers faculty a self-paced opportunity to design a course in collaboration with an instructional designer in the CTL. This program is reserved for those faculty who have already successfully completed Online in 9. It is structured to build on what you learned in Online in 9 to design a next-level, quality-assured online course with carefully integrated technologies and instructional strategies to achieve course goals. Though the program is self-paced, the cohort will meet 4 times over lunch to share ideas and get valuable feedback from peers.
Thursday, April 20
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Faculty Colloquia: UMSL's Tenure/Promotion Procedure and Guidelines for Preparing Dossiers: Guidance from the Senate Committees for Chairs of Departments and Ad Personam Committees
*Designed for chairs or members of promotion committees who will guide an applicant through the process of promotion.
Members of the Senate ATP and NTT Promotion Committees clarify areas of the UMSL Tenure and Promotion Procedures that are often misinterpreted, and offer wisdom about preparing dossiers that provide committee members with the information they need, in a format they can easily grasp. This colloquium focuses on reviewing the procedures that kick into action after candidates file their initial factual record, alerting responsible faculty to frequently-made mistakes, and providing hints about what committee members look for in a dossier. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.


May


Tuesday, May 9
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
DIY with a Guide, Session 4: Reflect
The new DIY with a Guide program offers faculty a self-paced opportunity to design a course in collaboration with an instructional designer in the CTL. This program is reserved for those faculty who have already successfully completed Online in 9. It is structured to build on what you learned in Online in 9 to design a next-level, quality-assured online course with carefully integrated technologies and instructional strategies to achieve course goals. Though the program is self-paced, the cohort will meet 4 times over lunch to share ideas and get valuable feedback from peers.
Week of May 14
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12 Noon
Online
Online in 9 Begins!
Take your online course to the next level by participating in a 9-week series designed to help you efficiently develop or redesign your course. By the end of the series, you will have a completely finished course site, confidence with new technologies and strategies for managing your time and students. Join your colleagues in an interdisciplinary small group to share ideas and learn new tools and strategies guided by research-based, national standards.
Thursday, May 18
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Collaborative Learning with Canvas
Collaborative assignments can give students opportunities to engage with disciplinary content, address authentic complex problems, and build the valuable team communication and project development skills they will need in their professional lives. Such work also can be rife with obstacles: student confusion, grading issues, and complications associated with collaborating on projects outside of class. In this workshop, participants will learn how to design group work that addresses common problems in advance, learn how to scaffold and support group work to gradually build student progress, and experience how Canvas supports student-centered learning for group assignments.
Monday, May 22 - Thursday, May 25
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
All-day
Course Design Institute
Are you teaching a new course next year? Or ready to redesign one you’ve already taught? Interested in aligning the components of your course to intentionally foster significant student learning? If so, come and join colleagues from across campus in an intensive four-day working institute. Together participants will focus on the role of course design in the overall act of teaching; write learning outcomes that will provide focus for the course activities and assessment. By the end of the week, participants will have substantial work completed towards a new or revised course design.

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