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New Faculty Orientation 2016 (Click for 2017 Schedule and Images)
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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Faculty Development Partnership Grants

The Office of Faculty Development invites applications for Partnership Grants. Partnership Grants are designed to help EIU faculty develop interdisciplinary projects within the university, partnerships with the community, or with faculty beyond the campus. Successful grants (up to $800) will address goals of fostering collegiality between departments, forming partnerships beyond the university, and/or reaching a broad audience. Full description, application form, and examples of previously successful proposals are available here. Applications are due noon, Monday, November 27, 2017. We will contact successful applicants before the beginning of Spring semester, and grants must be spent by the end of this fiscal year (end of June 2018). For more information, please contact our Faculty Development office (217-581-7051).


  • Take advantage of the 20-Minute Mentor podcasts and ancillary materials, available now on to all EIU faculty without a separate login at our Faculty Development d2l (Brightspace) page. (Note: the first time you click on the Magna Commons 20-Minute Mentors you will be asked to accept the terms of service which basically are to agree not to re-broadcast the videos. This is a one-time step that the service does not ask you to repeat).
  • To view your Faculty Development d2l "course" switch to "All Roles" to view it along with your other courses.
  • Please check out our ongoing groups and workshops below:

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