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January


Tuesday, January 2
Lucas Hall 589
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Canvas Working Session
This is a come-and-go session designed to give you a place to work alongside CTL Instructional Designers as you setup your course in Canvas. If you intend to migrate a Blackboard course, it's recommended that you submit that request in advance of attending the working session. Please register so we know how many attendees to expect.
Friday, January 5
Lucas Hall 589
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Canvas Working Session
This is a come-and-go session designed to give you a place to work alongside CTL Instructional Designers as you setup your course in Canvas. If you intend to migrate a Blackboard course, it's recommended that you submit that request in advance of attending the working session. Please register so we know how many attendees to expect.
Saturday, January 6
ABH 003
8:30 - 12 Noon
Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Orientations are tailored to full-time and part-time faculty, respectively. Depending on the group orientations will 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. You need only attend one of the two part-time faculty orientation options.
Tuesday, January 9
Lucas Hall 589
1 - 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.
Tuesday, January 9
via Zoom
6:00  - 8:00 PM
Zoom Webinar: Make Your Course Organized
This webinar is designed to help participants, especially part-time instructors, organize and structure their courses in Canvas. Participants will learn how to update Canvas account, manage notifications and settings, work with modules, use syllabus tab, and of course there will be time for Q&A. The Zoom link will be send to you after you register for this session.
Thursday, January 11
Lucas Hall 589
2 - 4:00 PM
Canvas Working Session
This is a come-and-go session designed to give you a place to work alongside CTL Instructional Designers as you setup your course in Canvas. If you intend to migrate a Blackboard course, it's recommended that you submit that request in advance of attending the working session. Please register so we know how many attendees to expect.
Friday, January 12
ABH 003
1 - 4:30 PM
Part-Time Faculty Orientation
Orientations are tailored to full-time and part-time faculty, respectively. Depending on the group orientations will 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. You need only attend one of the two part-time faculty orientation options.
Wednesday, January 17
Lucas Hall 589
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Canvas Working Session
This is a come-and-go session designed to give you a place to work alongside CTL Instructional Designers as you setup your course in Canvas. Please register so we know how many attendees to expect.
Friday, January 26
Lucas Hall 589
10:00 - Noon
Canvas Working Session
This is a come-and-go session designed to give you a place to work alongside CTL Instructional Designers as you setup your course in Canvas. Please register so we know how many attendees to expect.
Tuesday, January 30
Lucas Hall 589
2 - 3:30 PM
Writing Teaching and Research Statements

February


Thursday, February 1
Lucas Hall 589
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) Training
PALS is a Campus Rules & Regulations Orientation. Any student employed as a peer tutor, advisor, undergraduate tutor, SI Leader, lab tutor or assistant, peer academic leader or mentor at UMSL needs this important training. Note: If you have taken the PALS training within the last two years, you do not need to take PALS again.
Friday, February 2
JCP 402
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Spring Forum on Teaching and Technology
One Day - Right Away: Bright Ideas to Energize Your Class!
Starting February 12
Lucas Hall 589
Tuesday, 2 - 4:00 PM
Friday, 10 - 12:00 PM
Online in 9
Take your online course to the next level by participating in a face-to-face 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.
Starting February 12
Lucas Hall 589
DIY with a Guide
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. The program consists of 4 modules spread out over the semester: Designing, Building, Testing, and Reflecting. The central components of the program are built around Chickering and Ehrmann's framework, “Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever.” At the end of the semester, faculty participants will have a completely designed, quality-assured course ready to offer students.

March


Register by Thursday, March 1
Mid-Semester Feedback
Early feedback provides information faculty can use immediately to make adjustments or improvements in courses while the semester is in progress.
Friday, March 2
Lucas Hall 589
Workshop: Topic TBD
Noon - 1:00 PM
The topic of a workshop will be determined later to target the faculty needs of an online course design. So stay tuned! Please bring your lunch if you'd like.
Monday, March 5
Lucas Hall 589
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) Training
PALS is a Campus Rules & Regulations Orientation. Any student employed as a peer tutor, advisor, undergraduate tutor, SI Leader, lab tutor or assistant, peer academic leader or mentor at UMSL needs this important training. Note: If you have taken the PALS training within the last two years, you do not need to take PALS again.
Wednesday, March 21
Lucas Hall 589
Noon - 1:00 PM
Preparing the Factual Record

April


Wednesday, April 4
Lucas Hall 589
2 - 3:00 PM
myVITA for Annual Evaluation
Friday, April 6
Lucas Hall 589
Workshop: Topic TBD
Noon - 1:00 PM
The topic of a workshop will be determined later to target the faculty needs of an online course design. So stay tuned! Please bring your lunch if you'd like.

May


Friday, May 4
Lucas Hall 592
Workshop: Topic TBD
Noon - 1:00 PM
The topic of a workshop will be determined later to target the faculty needs of an online course design. So stay tuned! Please bring your lunch if you'd like.
May 21 - May 24
Lucas Hall 589
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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