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Faculty Development and Innovation Center

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Dr. Rachel A. Griffin
Visiting Scholar: Dr. Rachel A. Griffin, "The Day the Mountains Move has Come: Inclusive Excellence, Social Justice & the Humanization of Best Practices."


Workshops, Webinars, & Programs

Instructional Technology

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Research & Funding Resources

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Upcoming Workshops, Conferences, Collaborations

  • Wed. 12 Sept 2018, noon—12:50 pm. Witters Conference Room (4440 Booth Library). Preparing Successful Grant Proposals: They Don’t Grow On Trees. Fall and the deadline for applications for the EIU Student Impact Grants for Faculty Mentors are just around the corner (hint: applications for the latter are due 1 October). decorative: money among leavesPlease join us for a brief, practical discussion of what works best and what doesn't in the short-term and medium-term for preparing proposals and applications. Co-sponsored with Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Dr. Robert Chesnut, Director of that office and several faculty who have successfully obtained funding offer suggestions for obtaining internal and external outside funding for faculty activity. The panel includes recent awardees of Student Impact Grants such as John Bickford, Early Childhood, Elementary & Middle Level Education; Thomas Canam, Biological Sciences; Margaret Floress, Psychology; Edward Treadwell, Chemistry. Register now here.
  • Fri., 28 Sept. 2018. Final Fridays @ 4. Friday, Sep. 28 @4pm: Final Fridays @4! Faculty Talks (Top of the Roc’s, 410 6th St., just off the Downtown Square, Charleston)

    18th Century CarousingJoin us for the first gathering of “Final Fridays @ 4!” (F2@4!), a forum for intellectual and liquid refreshment featuring lightening talks by three of EIU's stellar faculty, upstairs at Roc’s. (Please note: there is no elevator to the second floor.) Co-sponsored with the Center for the Humanities @ EIU. Register now here. (There is no charge, but a headcount would help us determine what appetizers to provide, if our budget stretches that far.)

  • Friday, 12 October, 2018, MLK, JR Union. RISE Conference. Co-Sponsored with Making Excellence Inclusive. The theme of the conference is Reaching Inclusivity for Student Excellence (RISE). It is a conference for faculty, staff, administrators and graduate students. Keynote speaker is Dr. Denice Hood. Breakout sessions designed to share information and strategies to make excellence inclusive to all students at EIU Register and full details up shortly here.

  • Wed., 24 Oct. 2018. The Visual Syllabus: What Is This Course Really About? A workshop with Cheelan Bo-Linn, Senior Specialist in Education, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois. (Bring a syllabus or course idea you are planning for Spring). Register and full details up shortly here.


  • 7 Sept., 2:00--3:00 pm, FDI Fridays. Using Lynda.com in a D2L Brightspace Course. Lisa Dallas, Senior Instructional Designer. Register now here.

FDIC now on D2L for Fall 2018

A few of our ongoing groups and workshop series are below: