Empty
Welcome Visitor
Browse Events
  • Show All
  • +   Event Topic
  • +   Event Type
Color Legend
Webinar (online)
Workshop or Forum (in person)
Course (online)
Icon Legend
Faculty
Staff
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Refresh Data
Sort by: Default Ascending | Event name | Event start | Location | Event time | Event date
Faculty Learning Community - Engaged Reading Group
 
This Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will focus on a critical reading of "Unraveling Faculty Burnout" by Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark.


From the publisher, "A timely book about assessing, coping with, and mitigating burnout in higher education.


Faculty often talk about how busy, overwhelmed, and stressed they are. These qualities are seen as badges of honor in a capitalist culture that values productivity above all else. But for many women in higher education, exhaustion and stress go far deeper than end-of-the-semester malaise. 

Burnout, a mental health syndrome caused by chronic workplace stress, is endemic to higher education in a patriarchal, productivity-obsessed culture. In this unique book for women in higher education, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, PhD, draws from her own burnout experience, as well as collected stories of faculty in various roles and career stages, interviews with coaches and educational developers, and extensive secondary research to address and mitigate burnout. Pope-Ruark lays out four pillars of burnout resilience for faculty members: purpose, compassion, connection, and balance. Each chapter contains relatable stories, reflective opportunities and exercises, and advice from women in higher education.

Blending memoir, key research, and reflection opportunities, Pope-Ruark helps faculty not only address burnout personally but also use the tools in this book to eradicate the systemic conditions that cause it in the first place. As burnout becomes more visible, we can destigmatize it by acknowledging that women are not unraveling instead, women in higher education are reckoning with the productivity cult embedded in our institutions, recognizing how it shapes their understanding and approach to faculty work, and learning how they can remedy it for themselves, their peers, and women faculty in the future.




Note the dates - we will meet to discuss the book in February and March, and reconnect in April to discuss any changes we have made or could make in our personal and professional lives.



Enrollment includes a free copy of the book compliments of the FDIC as well as warm beverages, snacks, & good conversation.



Limited to 10 participants





More
Starts Starts: 2/7/2023 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Location Location:
Status Status: 3 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 10 seats
Take a Deep Breath
 
This interactive presentation is for educators and anyone working with students in stressful situations who are on the edge of burnout or fatigue. This presentation will combine research on transformative touch modalities and teach simple self-care tools to help lower stress and reset the vagal nerve response. Participants will learn breathing techniques, acupressure sites, meditation, and other skills for relaxation and stress relief. This presentation is created by therapeutic practitioners who are researchers and faculty in their respective fields. More
Starts Starts: 2/7/2023 12:30 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 16 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
Faculty Learning Community - Engaged Reading Group Online
 
This Online Faculty Learning Community (FLC) will focus on a critical reading of "Unraveling Faculty Burnout" by Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark.


From the publisher, "A timely book about assessing, coping with, and mitigating burnout in higher education.


Faculty often talk about how busy, overwhelmed, and stressed they are. These qualities are seen as badges of honor in a capitalist culture that values productivity above all else. But for many women in higher education, exhaustion and stress go far deeper than end-of-the-semester malaise. 

Burnout, a mental health syndrome caused by chronic workplace stress, is endemic to higher education in a patriarchal, productivity-obsessed culture. In this unique book for women in higher education, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, PhD, draws from her own burnout experience, as well as collected stories of faculty in various roles and career stages, interviews with coaches and educational developers, and extensive secondary research to address and mitigate burnout. Pope-Ruark lays out four pillars of burnout resilience for faculty members: purpose, compassion, connection, and balance. Each chapter contains relatable stories, reflective opportunities and exercises, and advice from women in higher education.

Blending memoir, key research, and reflection opportunities, Pope-Ruark helps faculty not only address burnout personally but also use the tools in this book to eradicate the systemic conditions that cause it in the first place. As burnout becomes more visible, we can destigmatize it by acknowledging that women are not unraveling instead, women in higher education are reckoning with the productivity cult embedded in our institutions, recognizing how it shapes their understanding and approach to faculty work, and learning how they can remedy it for themselves, their peers, and women faculty in the future.




Note the dates - we will meet to discuss the book in February and March, and reconnect in April to discuss any changes we have made or could make in our personal and professional lives.



Enrollment includes a free copy of the book compliments of the FDIC as well as warm beverages, snacks, & good conversation.



Limited to 10 participants







The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation.
More
Starts Starts: 2/8/2023 3:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 5
Location Location:
Status Status: 4 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 10 seats
Communication Across the Curriculum: Plagiarism in Writing & Presentations
 
What constitutes plagiarism and how might we, as educators, respond to it? How do we address ethical failures (e.g., copying a paper off the internet) versus knowledge failures (e.g., having a works cited page but not including in-text citations)? And how do we minimize the possibility that students plagiarize in the first place? In this session, we will address what constitutes plagiarism in writing and oral communication and offer strategies for proactively addressing these concerns in the classroom to facilitate a nuanced discussion about addressing plagiarism on campus. This workshop is the first in a three-part series: Communication Across the Curriculum. Participants who complete all three workshops will receive a badge indicating their achievement. This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online. More
Starts Starts: 2/14/2023 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 18 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
EIU Online Learning Community (OLC)
 

The OLC is an online community in which we share information and ideas about online teaching and learning throughout the year in a group chat in Teams and meet virtually on the third Wednesday of the month. Even if you are unable to attend the meetings, we encourage you to join the community to receive the information through Teams and participate in the discussion.

Would you like to see how others are using D2L Brightspace and other instructional technologies to create innovative online learning experiences? Would you like to be one of the first to learn about new instructional technologies and updates to existing technologies? What about sharing campus best practices to improve online teaching and learning? The FDIC invites all EIU faculty and staff interested in online teaching and learning to join the EIU Online Learning Community (OLC). The purpose of the EIU OLC is to:

  • Share campus best practices to improve online teaching and learning.
  • See how others are using D2L Brightspace and other instructional technologies to create innovative learning experiences.
  • Inform the community about existing and new web-based instructional technologies including what's new in D2L Brightspace.
  • Leverage expertise, experience, and training resources for D2L Brightspace and other instructional technologies across campus.

Information and ideas will be shared with the community throughout the year in a group chat in Teams.

The OLC will also meet virtually through Teams on the third Wednesday of the month (except for April 2023) from 3:00-4:00 PM. The OLC meetings for Spring 2023 will be January 18, February 15, March 22 (4th Wednesday due to Spring Break) and April 19. An agenda will be provided with the topics that will be discussed at each meeting and of course there will be time for sharing and Q&A. Even if you are unable to attend the OLC meetings, we encourage you to join the community so you will have access to the information shared in Teams. The meetings will be recorded for community members unable to attend.

Community members will be added to the OLC team in the Teams app for access to the group chat and upcoming meetings. For questions about the EIU OLC, contact Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation at jalockett@eiu.edu.

More
Starts Starts: 2/15/2023 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 31 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 60 seats
Small Changes Approach to Instructional Design
 

In this session, participants will learn about some small changes related to teaching strategies that can have a big impact on a student’s retention of material and learning. Session material is based on the instructional design perspective of "Small Teaching" by James Lang.


This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.

More
Starts Starts: 2/16/2023 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 28 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Online Course Tour
 

Hop on the virtual tour bus and join us as Dr. Jeffrey Stowell takes us on a tour of his online course. Jeff's course, PSY 3310 - Biological Psychology, recently earned the Quality Online Course (QOC) certification from the FDIC and meets the QM Essentials standards from Quality Matters. Jeff will briefly highlight cumulative quizzing, organization of content, use of video lectures, and the added benefits of checklists, surveys, navigation bar customization, and rubrics. The webinar will include a 30 minute tour of the course followed by a question and answer session.

Intended Audience: EIU faculty and staff

The webinar will conducted through Zoom at the time listed. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants in the confirmation and reminder emails. We recommend saving the meeting link on your calendar for easy access on the day of the webinar.

A recorded version of the presentation will be available after the webinar for those unable to attend.

More
Starts Starts: 3/2/2023 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 26 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Director's Brown Bag: Artificial Intelligence and Our Students
 
With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) across many applications, how can AI be used in our pedagogy and in our classroom? Should we be exploring its applications in higher education as technological advancements make automation a standard process? As AI has gradually become accepted by colleges and universities as an effective tool for automating a number of tasks effectively and efficiently, should we be concerned that AI is being used for coursework, too?

Let's chat about it during this Director's Brown Bag. 
More
Starts Starts: 3/22/2023 12:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 28 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Designing a Course with Backward Design
 

In this session, participants will learn about the three-step instructional design model that creates the learning experience with the end goals in mind. It starts by developing measurable course learning objectives, then moves to assessments, and finally course content (instructional materials and learning activities). Backward Course Design was created by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. 



This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.

More
Starts Starts: 3/23/2023 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 29 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Communication Across the Curriculum: Writing Across Borders
 
This workshop will feature the video "Writing Across Borders" and discuss strategies for working with international students. This workshop is the second in a three-part series: Communication Across the Curriculum. Participants who complete all three workshops will receive a badge indicating their achievement. This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online. More
Starts Starts: 3/29/2023 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 22 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Virtual Reality in the Classroom
 

In this session, participants will learn about ways virtual reality can be used in courses and be introduced to the virtual reality equipment located in the Booth Library's Center for Student Innovation (CSI).


This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.

More
Starts Starts: 4/6/2023 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 27 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
Sensory Design for an Engaged, Memorable Course
 

Our teaching environments are full of sensory stimuli–from what you hear and see, to what you smell and touch. These variables can be designed and adapted to turn a “typical” course into an immersive, sensory experience. Learn how to apply contemporary museum design strategies to your classroom for a more memorable and engaging semester. 

The webinar will conducted through Zoom at the time listed. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants in the confirmation and reminder emails. We recommend saving the meeting link on your calendar for easy access on the day of the webinar.

More
Starts Starts: 4/11/2023 3:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 49 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
<< Previous of 2 Next >> Total: 14 Page size: