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Josh Reinhart
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Phone: 217-581-7400
Fax: 217-581-8444

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Charleston, IL 61920

Sep 14, 2013


Professional Development

Faculty Development Partnership Grants are designed to foster the development of interdisciplinary teaching and research projects and faculty partnerships. Grants will be made available to EIU faculty with the goals of fostering collegiality, forming partnerships, collaborating between scholars/teachers and reaching a broader audience than Faculty Development Support Grants. An application and more information is available here. The deadline for FY14 Partnership Grant applications is 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or by email at

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 19, 2013

Applications for Faculty Development Support Grants are now available. 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. The deadline for Spring 2013 Support Grant applications is 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. For the application form and more information, please go here. For more information, please contact the Faculty Development office at 581-7051 or at

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 19, 2013

FREE INSTITUTE DAY OCT. 11 -- 8:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
Registration is open for our free institute day!

The Eastern Illinois Writing Project and Teaching with Primary Sources Project present our Annual Institute Day: Teaching with Primary Sources, Literacy, Diversity and the Common Core Standards Across the Curriculum on Friday, Oct. 11.

You are invited to join us in Coleman Hall's auditorium and classrooms. This year’s conference will focus on primary sources, diversity and the language arts Common Core Standards. Our keynotes include Adrienne D. Dixson of the National Education Policy Center, as well as Dana Humphrey from the St. Louis Holocaust Museum. The day's events will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will include teacher-driven presentations and workshops that allow both attendees and presenters to share effective ideas and confer with one another, emphasizing our belief that the best teachers of teachers are other teachers. Both students and faculty are welcome to attend.

You can register for free here.

ROBIN L. MURRAY, Professor and Eastern Illinois Writing Project Director
Posted: Aug 26, 2013

If you have student workers in your area, this workshop is for you. Join us from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, when experts from various university departments discuss student employment, internships, international students and some of the special needs of our student workers. Whether they are graduate students, interns, work-study or part time, they have a lot to offer us and we have a lot to offer them. An initiative by President Bill Perry and Provost Blair Lord supports integrated learning that students recognize and reflect on the interconnectedness of all learning experiences, including on-campus employment. See how you can be a part of that process.

You are also invited to bring along any tool you might use in your area to help deal with student employees to share at the end of the program. Register here. Contact Julie Benedict,, 581-8415, for more information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training and Development
Posted: Sep 03, 2013

CATS TRAINING (Sept. 17-26)
D2L: Drop-in, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
D2L: Assessment -- Grade Items and the Grade Book, 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
Microsoft Excel Advanced, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19
Capture and Publish Your Lectures, 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23
D2L: Quizzes and Surveys, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24
Collaborate Virtually, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25
D2L: Conquering the Content, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26

For information, call the office at 217-581-8396.

ANTOINE THOMAS, Cats Training Services
Posted: Sep 04, 2013

On Thursday, Sept. 19, Faculty Development will host a visiting scholar, John Zubizarreta, a 2010 Carnegie Foundation/CASE U.S. Professor for Baccalaureate Colleges and a former CASE Professor for South Carolina. He will present an opening plenary talk, "Using the Power of Reflection for Significant Learning," from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom. A breakout session, "Using the Learning Portfolio to Enhance and Assess Student Learning," will take place from 1-3 p.m., also in the Grand Ballroom. For a description of the workshops and/or to register, please visit here. For more information, please contact 581-7051 or email

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Sep 05, 2013

The EIU Foundation is pleased to announce the FY14 recipients of the John S. and Margaret Redden Fund for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction. Blair Lord, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has approved the following recipients for FY14:

Olga Abella, Geena Anselmo, Rendong Bai, Bruce Barnard, Patricia Belleville, Wutthigrai Boonsuk, Jeff Boshart, Mike Bradd, Douglas Brandt, Todd Bruns (2), Tom Canam, Ruth Chesnut, Rigoberto Chinchilla, Jerry Cloward/Isaac Slaven, Ann Coddington, Janice Coons (2), Nancy Coutant, Steven Daniel, Steven Daniels, Mona Davenport (2), Don Dawson (2),

Brad Decker, Jonelle DePetro (2), Jill Deppe, Janice Derr, Lauri DeRuiter-Willems (2), Derrick Douros, Karen Drage, Crystal Duncan-Lane, Holly Dust, Karen Eisenhour, Christiane Eydt-Beebe, J. Corey Francis (2), Todd French, Christopher Gadomski, Eugene Harrison, R. Lance Hogan, Kathy Hussey/Sonya Schuette/Hasan Mavi,

Kevin Hussey, Rebecca Johnson, Melissa Jones-Bromenshenkel/Kim Varner, Colleen Kattenbraker, Lania Knight, Fern Kory/Melissa Ames, Danelle Larson (2), Marshall Lassak, Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, April Lee, Jinhee Lee, David Linton, Wendy Long (4), Dejan Magoc, Brian Mann, Kip McGilliard, Scott Meiners, Aaron Melton,

David Melton, Michael Menze, Robin Murray, Dwain Naragon, Britto Nathan, Alicia Neal. James Ochwa-Echel, Jeanne Okrasinski, Antony Oluoch, Rosemary Onyango, Kathleen O'Rourke, Pamela Ortega, Dannie Otto, Suzie Park, Lee Patterson, Mildred Pearson, Sean Peebles, Gopal Periyannan/Doug Klarup,

Robert Petersen, Alan Pocaro, Catherine Polydore, Lee Ann Price, James Riley, Jemmie Robertson, Scott Ronspies, Richard Rossi, Stacey Ruholl, Jamie Ryan, Heather Santos, Eric Savickas (3), Jane Scheer, William Schultz, Katherine Shaw (2), Michelle Sherwood, Linda Simpson, Mary Caroline Simpson, Isaac Slaven (2),

Isaac Slaven/David Melton, Nora Pat Small, David Smith, Magie Smith, Ravi Somayajulu, Zakry Standerfer, John Storsved, Karen Swenson, Bradley Tolppanen, Gordon Tucker (2), Kathryn Waggoner, Julie Walters, Karen Whisler (2), Jeffrey Michael Willardson, Joseph Williams, Robert Wiseman, Jean Wolski and Diane Wyatt.

The Eastern Illinois University Foundation, through the generosity of John and Margaret Redden, is pleased to provide funding for these proposals. During FY14, more than $165,000 in grants will be transferred for projects to improve undergraduate instruction.

Posted: Sep 10, 2013


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