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upcomingevents

September


Friday, September 9
Express Scripts Hall 103 (ESH103)

10 - 11:30 AM
Introduction to Service-Learning
Come learn about Service-Learning (SL) – an exciting and interactive way to engage your students in the classroom and community. The CTL director, faculty, community member, and student will discuss SL basics: course models, methodology, staff support, community connections, resources, scholarship opportunities and faculty development. SL is a key component of UMSL’s Civic Engagement mission and a priority workshop in the “Ten Steps to Success” program.
Friday, September 9
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
3:30 - 5 PM
Writing Successful UMRB Proposals
The UMRB accepts submissions twice annually, in October and in February. Find more information here. Review the Chair’s Letter for an overview and to learn the Board’s interest in supporting junior colleagues. Our presenters include colleagues who have served on the UM Research Board and those who have received funding from it. Successful narrative samples will be available. Fall submissions are due October 6. Begin now to focus on submitting a proposal (maximum award is $75,000). Submitting in the fall may yield feedback to improve a proposal for the spring. Note that there is a 2-step process for eligibility for NTT faculty.
Monday, September 12 - Friday, December 2
In-Person: Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
Online: Via MyGateway
Varies
Online in 9 Course Development Series begins (Nine-week series runs 9/12 – 12/2)
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. This series is designed to fit into your schedule with a combination of face-to-face and online activities structured to keep your course development on track. Join your colleagues in an interdisciplinary small group to share ideas and learn new tools and strategies guided by research-based, national standards.
Wednesday, September 21
Thomas Jefferson Library Training Room 315

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Session 1)
2:00 - 3:30 PM (Session 2)
LMS Demonstration: Instructure Canvas
Welcome Instructure Canvas to campus to demonstrate their learning management system (LMS). Each session has similar information.
Thursday, September 22
Thomas Jefferson Library Training Room 315

9:30 - 11:00 AM (Session 3)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Session 4)
LMS Demonstration: Instructure Canvas
Welcome Instructure Canvas to campus to demonstrate their learning management system (LMS). Each session has similar information.
Thursday, September 22
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
3 - 4:30 PM
Teaching with Google Apps
Now that you have your new UMSL Google Apps account, join CTL instructional designers to learn how to make group collaboration and peer review assignments easier with Google Docs, Sheet, and Slides. Experience how Google Hangouts can make virtual Office Hours a breeze.
Wednesday, September 28
JC Penney Room 402

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Session 1)
2:30 - 4:00 PM (Session 2)
LMS Demonstration: Blackboard
Welcome Blackboard to campus to demonstrate their learning management system (LMS). Each session has similar information.
Thursday, September 29
JC Penney Room 402

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Session 3)
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Session 4)
LMS Demonstration: Blackboard
Welcome Blackboard to campus to demonstrate their learning management system (LMS). Each session has similar information.

October


Tuesday, October 4
By End of Day
Deadline to Participate in Mid-Semester Feedback Survey
Early feedback provides information faculty can use immediately to make adjustments or improvements in courses while the semester is in progress.
Wednesday, October 5
South Campus Classrooms - 00103 Learning Studio
2:00 - 3:30 PM
LMS Open Forum
Add your voice to the conversation about what will be UMSL's LMS going forward. Choose to attend one of three open forum sessions.
Thursday, October 6
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Peer Academic Leaders Seminar (PALS)
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, October 7
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
3 - 4:30 PM
Creating a Feedback Plan
Feedback is a classroom practice with one of the highest effect rates on student learning and achievement. Not all feedback is effective and student-to-student feedback loops can also provide misguided feedback. Avoid common pitfalls and help students focus on learning guided by your expert feedback plan.
Tuesday, October 11
Woods Hall 101 Conference Room
11:00 AM - 12:30PM
LMS Open Forum
Add your voice to the conversation about what will be UMSL's LMS going forward. Choose to attend one of three open forum sessions.
Friday, October 14
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
10:30 AM - Noon
Managing Difficult Conversations and Sensitive Topics
Conflict is an inherent and good part of a university environment, but not when it impedes learning and inquiry. Of course, instructors cannot hope to foresee all possible areas of conflict, but they can come prepared with strategies for generating good discussions. In an effort to minimize the conflicts and thereby enhance our students' learning, we have gathered a number of articles and teaching materials for you to adopt.
Wednesday, October 19
Woods Hall 101 Conference Room
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
LMS Open Forum
Add your voice to the conversation about what will be UMSL's LMS going forward. Choose to attend one of three open forum sessions.
Wednesday, October 20
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
3 - 4:30 PM
Using Voicethread to Promote Student Engagement
Integrated with MyGateway, Voicethread is an interactive, multimedia slideshow tool that allows students and faculty to have conversations around images, documents and videos. Learn how to set up your own Voicethread discussions or create a space for students to share their own presentations and lead discussions.

November


Thursday and Friday, November 3-4
JCP Conference Center
8 AM - 5 PM
15th Annual Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
UMSL hosts this regional conference which attracts colleagues from campuses across the metropolitan region. This year includes concurrent sessions on both Thursday and Friday in the JC Penney Conference Center. Friday’s schedule includes a keynote and workshop by Derek Bruff, Vanderbilt University’s CTL Director. Bruff’s topic: “Class Time Reconsidered” and “Good Questions, Deep Learning.”
Thursday, November 17
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
Time TBD
Promoting Academic Honesty
Promoting academic honesty entails helping students learn how to cite properly and avoid plagiarism. Learn how students can use TurnItIn in MyGateway to generate an originality report to self-check their work before submitting. Leave the workshop with tips about confirming your suspicions and strategies about how best to deal with it.

December


Monday, December 12
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
10 - 11:30 AM
Faculty Colloquia: Preparing for Promotion and Tenure Review (Tenure-Track Faculty)
Colleagues serving on tenure and promotion committees and those recently reviewed offer advice about documenting one's accomplishments and preparing for review. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate. Please register by December 9.
Monday, December 12
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
Noon - 1:30 PM
Faculty Colloquia: Preparing for Promotion to Full Professor
Colleagues serving on tenure and promotion committees and those recently reviewed offer advice about documenting one's accomplishments and preparing for full promotion. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate. Want a boxed lunch? Register by Dec. 9.
Tuesday, December 13
Lucas Hall 589 (LH589)
Noon - 1:30 PM
Faculty Colloquia: Preparing for Promotion for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members
Colleagues share strategies for documenting effective teaching. Learn what constitutes evidence and how to collect and present it. Co-sponsor: Faculty Senate.


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