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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."


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Featured Upcoming Workshop

“The Visual Syllabus: What Is This Course Really About?” A Workshop for Faculty by Cheelan Bo-Linn, Wed., 24 October 2018, 12:00—1:30, 1895 Room, MLK, Jr. Student Union

  •  When we design a course, we often juggle fitting in desired content and the required or intended outcomes. The process can result in a course overflowing with content and/or a long list of learning goals that are only somewhat connected. We might envision how these connect or build, but students often see these as a disconnected series of topics.
  • This workshop helps implement a successful approach that results in a more cohesive, meaningful course design. Participants will create a visual syllabus to help faculty and students envision with the course. The Visual Syllabus approach challenges faculty to define their course by its single big idea which serves as a framework for prioritizing what is most important to know and do. Take your course to the next level by expressing this big idea as an image. A benefit for the students is that they will more successfully connect and organize their knowledge.
  • Cheelan Bo-Linn is the Senior Specialist in Education in the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and Lecturer in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership.
  • Bring a syllabus or course idea that you will be implementing in the Spring semester! This is a brown-bag, so bring your lunch. The FDIC will provide drinks and snacks. Register now (@eiu.gosignmeup.com)!

Upcoming Workshops, Conferences, Collaborations

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.


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



FDIC now on D2L for Fall 2018

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