Oct 10, 2015


Professional Development

Jeannie Ludlow (English) will present a Let's Talk Teaching session, "Resistance in the Classroom," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union.

“The same three students walk in late every day. The entire back row is texting. And when I try to talk to them about it, they argue with me. How can I create a positive, collaborative learning environment when they aren't even interested in being in class?”

No doubt most individuals involved in promoting innovative teaching and learning have heard these or variations on these concerns. Join us for this Let’s Talk Teaching session as we consider strategies for recognizing, addressing and redirecting student resistance in the classroom.

For information, contact 581-7051 or email facdev@eiu.edu. Register online here.

KRISHNA THOMAS, Assistant Director, Faculty Development
Posted: Oct 02, 2015

What to do with travel? How do you manage all the travel procedures and policies and the traveler? Teresa Sims, Procurement, will help you to alleviate the stresses of university travel by taking you from planning to payment and introduce you to some helpful hints in travel.

Please join us from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22, Arcola/Tuscola Room, MLK Jr. Union, for great information and sharing of ideas. Please register here to reserve a seat. Contact Julie Benedict, jabenedict@eiu.edu, 581-8415, for more information.

JULIE A. BENEDICT, Training & Development
Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Register now for these Center for Online Learning (COL) Workshops and Seminars.

D2L Workshops: Held in the COL Lab (McAfee 1214)
Sept. 22, noon to 12:45 p.m. -- D2L Basics: Where do I start?
Sept. 23, noon to 12:45 p.m. -- D2L Content: Organize and manage your course content
Sept. 24, noon to 12:45 p.m. -- D2L Discussion: Create an online graded discussion
Sept. 29, noon to 2:45 p.m. -- Online Assignment Submission Options in D2L
Sept. 30, noon to 12:45 p.m. -- Create and Administer an Online Quiz in D2L
Oct. 1, noon to 12:45 p.m. -- Post Your Grades Online in D2L
Oct. 7, noon to 12:45 p.m. -- Conduct Live Meetings Using D2L Online Rooms

Webinars: Attend in the COL Seminar Room (McAfee 1210) or Online
Sept. 29, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Using Turnitin for Originality and Grammar Checking
Oct. 15, 9 to 10 a.m. -- Test Retakes and Maintaining Academic Integrity in Online Classes

For information and registration for workshops and webinars, go here and select “Workshop Registration.”

JULIE A. LOCKETT, Director, Center for Online Learning
Posted: Sep 17, 2015

If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report, or any other writing project, please join us for Write-on-Site which meets from 9 to 11 a.m. every Thursday morning in the Faculty Development Office, 1116 Booth Library (below north entrance).

What does it mean to “write-on-site”? Kerry Ann Rockquemore coined the term to describe people coming together to work on their particular projects for up to two hours at least once a week. Writing together in one place can provide the accountability of showing up, cultivate the sense that we are part of a community of writers and help create that energy buzz that comes from being around others who are doing the same thing. Please join us! Bring your laptop to the Faculty Development Office, check in, grab a cup of tea or coffee and start working. Faculty Development supports your research. For further information, contact the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Aug 25, 2015

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