Sep 18, 2014

 

Professional Development

FREE CCSS INSTITUTE DAY ON OCT. 17 (8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
All are invited to Eastern Illinois Writing Project Institute Day, with activities planned from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This year’s conference will focus on Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum and the Common Core. The Eastern Illinois University Teaching with Primary Source Project is co-sponsoring our event.

This free Institute Day will include a keynote address led by teacher-researcher Nancy Steineke, two breakout sessions with your choice of teacher-driven presentations, lunch and professional development credit. Nancy Steineke is the author of multiple works addressing literacy across grade levels and disciplines.

ROBIN MURRAY, English
Posted: Sep 17, 2014


FACULTY READING GROUPS
The Faculty Development office encourages interdisciplinary conversations about teaching and the academic life. To facilitate this, the office has acquired books which provide rich fodder for general and specific discussions for faculty members. All faculty and staff interested in reading and discussing a particular writer or title on mentoring, teaching and/or learning are invited to join interdisciplinary faculty reading groups that the Faculty Development office can host. These faculty reading groups can have a formal facilitator or be more free-form. Faculty interested in these groups can call the Faculty Development office at 217-581-7051 or email facdev@eiu.edu to sign up for a particular group. The Fall 2014 book is "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do" by Claude M. Steele.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Sep 16, 2014


FY15 RECIPIENTS OF REDDEN GRANTS
The EIU Foundation is pleased to announce the following FY15 recipients of the John S. and Margaret Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction. During FY15, more than $154,000 in grants will be transferred for projects to improve undergraduate instruction.

Blair Lord, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has approved the following Redden Fund Grant recipients for FY15:

Olga Abella, Alejandra Alvrado/Rick Anderson/Nancy Van Cleave, Melissa Ames/Robert Martinez, Rendong Bai, Bruce Barnard, David Bell, John Bickford, Wutthigrai Boonsuk, Douglas Brandt, Lisa Brooks (2), Kristin Brown, Ann Brownson, Todd Bruns, Diane Burns (2), Ruth Chesnut (2), Jerry Cloward, Steven Daniel, Mona Davenport, Don Dawson (2),

Brad Decker, Jonelle DePetro, Jill Deppe, Janice Derr, J. Kevin Doolen/Jerry Daniels, Derrick Douros (2), Kirstin Duffin, Crystal Duncan Lane, Holly Dust, Eden Effert (2), Karen Eisenhour, Sace Elder, Christiane Eydt-Beebe, Charles Foy, Terri Fredrick, Rose Gong, Gabe Grant (3), B. James Griffin, He Hongshan, Teresita Hunt, Sarah Johnson, Paul Johnston,

Colleen Kattenbraker, Mark Kattenbraker, Stacey Knight-Davis, Fern Kory, Danelle Larson, Marshall Lassak, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, Abbey Lesko-Youngberg, Zhiwei Liu, Wendy Long (2), Jeannie Ludlow, Anabela Maia, Katherine McBain, Sham’ah Md-Yunus/Jeanne Okraskinski, Aaron Melton, David Melton, Michael Menze, Susan Mounce, Alicia Neal,

Charles Nivens, James Ochwa-Echel, Anthony Oluoch, Rosemary Onyango, Pamela Ortega, Kathleen O’Rourke/Christina Yousaf, Dannie Otto, Lee Patterson, Mildred Pearson/Kathryn Havercroft/Lyndsay Jenkins, Rebecca Peebles, Sean Peebles, Charlotte Pence, Kathleen Phillips, Alan Pocaro, Kasey Ramirez, James Riley, Scott Ronspies/Kevin Hussey/Sonya Schuette,

Stacey Ruholl, Jamie Ryan, Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska, Heather Santos, Eric Savickas (3), Nida Sehweil-Elmuti, Nicholas Shaw, Dan Sheeran, Amber Shipherd, Isaac Slaven (2), Zakry Standerfer/Malinda Sawyer, John Storsved, Karen Swenson, Paul Switzer/Eric Bollinger, Bradley Tolppanen, Kathryn Waggoner (2), Karen Whisler (2), Jeffrey Willardson, Diana Wyatt, Kristin Yager and Jeff Zahos.

NANCY ZYTKA, EIU Foundation
Posted: Sep 11, 2014


UPCOMING FACULTY/STAFF/GA TECHNOLOGY TRAINING (Sept. 16-19)
CATS Center for Online Learning (COL) is offering training sessions for faculty, staff and GAs. All sessions are held at the COL Training Lab -- McAfee 1214. Below is the schedule of sessions being offered in the coming week. For information about each session and/or to register, visit here, then choose “Workshop Schedule & Registration.”

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m., D2L ePortfolio: Interface Overview
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 3:30-4:14 p.m., D2L Email: Using D2L Email -- What You Need to Know
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 9-9:45 a.m., D2L Content: Organize and Manage Your Course Content
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10-10:45 a.m., D2L Dropbox: Online Assignment Submissions and Evaluation Options
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4-4:45 p.m., D2L Release Conditions: Create Custom Learning Paths Within Your Course
Thursday, Sept. 18, 1-1:45 p.m., D2L Rubrics: Creating a Rubric
Friday, Sept. 19, 9-9:45 a.m., D2L Rubrics: What Works and What Doesn’t
Friday, Sept. 19, 10-10:45 a.m., D2L Assessments: Convert Pen and Paper Exams to Online

KIM ERVIN, Training Specialist/CATS -- Center for Online Learning (COL)
Posted: Sep 10, 2014


FINANCIAL MANAGER: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
An overview of the duties and responsibilities of a financial manager will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union. This workshop will focus on the legal, ethical and entrusted responsibility of the financial manager. Duties of the financial manager are often shared, but you, as the financial manager, are ultimately responsible. We strongly encourage all new financial managers to attend this workshop along with anyone else that works with your organizations. If you have attended this presentation before, you are more than welcome to attend as a refresher. Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict, jabenedict@eiu.edu, 581-8415, for information.

JULIE BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Sep 04, 2014


COME TO OUR EASTERN ILLINOIS WRITING PROJECT INSTITUTE DAY ON OCT. 17
Registration is now open for the Eastern Illinois Writing Project 2014 Institute Day for Teachers Across the Curriculum. Registration is available on our website.

The Institute Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This Institute Day is free and open to the public. Students will receive certificates, and lunch will be provided.

This year’s conference will focus on Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum and the Common Core Standards. The Eastern Illinois University Teaching with Primary Source Project is co-sponsoring the event.

ROBIN MURRAY, English
Posted: Sep 04, 2014


HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES TEACHERS CONFERENCE
Eastern Illinois University, in partnership with the Library of Congress and Teaching with Primary Sources, will host the 35th annual History and Social Science Teachers Conference on Friday, Oct. 10. Lee Ann Potter, director of educational outreach from the Library of Congress, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be a lunch panel discussion on the Common Core and higher education.

For information and/or to register for the conference, please visit here.

PEGGY BROWN, School of Continuing Education, Dean's Office
Posted: Sep 02, 2014


FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT GRANTS
Faculty Development support grants are awarded to individual faculty members for the improvement of instructional activity or course content, and are subject to the dollar maximums indicated. Applicants must secure approval by submitting application forms before the review deadline. Unit A and Unit B faculty are both eligible to apply for support grants. For more information and/or to apply, please go here. You can also contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or via email at facdev@eiu.edu.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 29, 2014


AN EDITOR’S PERSPECTIVE: THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF PUBLISHING ACADEMIC ARTICLES
Visiting scholar Joycelyn Moody (E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio) will present two sessions of "An Editor’s Perspective: The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing Academic Articles" on Thursday, Sept. 25. The presentations, set to begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., will take place in the Charleston/Mattoon Room of the MLK Jr. Union. To register, please go here.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 29, 2014





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