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EIU Faculty Development and Innovation Center

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August Institute

August 8 - 12, 2022

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The FDIC August Institute is the premier professional development series aimed at preparing Eastern Illinois University faculty and staff for the coming academic year. This year's institute features hybrid workshops on innovative technologies in the Center for Student Innovation, a tour of classroom technology across campus, webinars on new features to Turnitin in D2L, new updates to EIU's D2L features, and a workshop on inclusive pedagogy.

All August Institute opportunities are free for EIU faculty and staff, but registration is appreciated. To register and for session details, go to http://eiu.gosignmeup.com


Monday August 8, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Welcome Back Social

Facilitator: Michael Gillespie, Director, Faculty Development and Innovation Center
Location: Campus Pond Pavilion

Join FDIC Director Dr. Michael Gillespie at the Welcome Back Social for the opening of our 2022 August Institute. This social event will feature some updates around campus, news you can use for your fall courses, some games, and an opportunity to catch up with colleagues before the semester takes off.


Light snacks will be available, but please feel free to bring your lunch, bring your questions, and bring your ideas for our center and reengaging this fall.


Tuesday August 9, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Teaching with Podcasts

Facilitator: Kim Ervin, Instructional Designer, Faculty Development and Innovation Center
Location: Hybrid: 1220 Booth (CSI Active Learning Classroom) and Zoom

A podcast is a digital audio file available for download to a computer or mobile device. Instructors can use third-party or instructor-produced podcasts to deliver course content. Students can produce podcasts as a way to demonstrate learning. This session will overview considerations to take into account when teaching with podcasts and introduce participants to the podcasting studio located in the Center for Student Innovation (CSI) of Booth Library.

This workshop is being offered in a hybrid format. You can join in person in 1220 Booth Library, the CSI Active Learning Classroom, or via join Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.


Tuesday August 9, 2022, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Using Turnitin Feedback Studio in D2L to Deter Plagiarism

Facilitator: Ryan Miller, Turnitin Training Consultant
Location: Online (Zoom)

Feedback Studio is a similarity checking, feedback, and grading solution proven to deter plagiarism. Join us for this webinar to learn how instructors can use Turnitin Feedback Studio in D2L at EIU.

Topics include:

  • How to create Turnitin Assignments in D2L
  • How a student submits an assignment
  • How to view the and interpret the Similarity report
  • How to navigate the Similarity report

Intended Audience: EIU faculty and staff

The webinar will be conducted through Zoom at the time listed. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants in the confirmation and reminder emails. We recommend saving the meeting link on your calendar for easy access on the day of the webinar.

A recorded version of the presentation will be available after the webinar for those unable to attend.


Tuesday August 9, 2022, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Improve Academic Writing Using Turnitin Draft Coach

Facilitator: Ryan Miller, Turnitin Training Consultant
Location: Online (Zoom)

Turnitin Draft Coach™ is now available to help students improve their academic writing and research skills by providing instant feedback where they write. Draft Coach can help correct grammar, check for similarity, and improve citations. Instructors, join us for this webinar to learn how students can use Turnitin Draft Coach for Office 365 at EIU.

Topics include:

  • Student usage in Word (Office 365)
  • How to check similarity, citations, and grammer
  • How to interpret reports report

Intended Audience: EIU faculty and staff

The webinar will be conducted through Zoom at the time listed. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants in the confirmation and reminder emails. We recommend saving the meeting link on your calendar for easy access on the day of the webinar.

A recorded version of the presentation will be available after the webinar for those unable to attend.


Wenesday August 10, 2022, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

What's New in D2L @ EIU for Fall 2022

Facilitator: Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation, Faculty Development and Innovation Center
Location: Online (Zoom)

Join us for this webinar to learn about feature releases and updates in D2L impacting teaching and learning at EIU for Fall 2022. Topics include: Recent, current, and future feature releases and updates for D2L as well as changes to D2L Email.

The webinar will include a 30 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Intended Audience: EIU faculty and staff

The webinar will be conducted through Zoom at the time listed. The Zoom meeting link will be sent to registrants in the confirmation and reminder emails. We recommend saving the meeting link on your calendar for easy access on the day of the webinar.

A recorded version of the presentation will be available after the webinar for those unable to attend.


Wednesday August 10, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Teaching with Virtual Reality

Facilitator: Kim Ervin, Instructional Designer, Faculty Development and Innovation Center
Location: Hybrid: 1220 Booth (CSI Active Learning Classroom) and Zoom

Virtual Reality (VR) is an artificial and immersive experience generated by a computer that can be explored and interacted with by a person. VR has the ability to enhance the teaching experience for instructors and the learning experience for students. This session will overview possibilities for using VR in courses and introduce the participants to the VR studio located in the Center for Student Innovation (CSI) of Booth Library.

This workshop is being offered in a hybrid format. You can join in person in 1220 Booth Library, the CSI Active Learning Classroom, or via join Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.


Thursday August 11, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Teaching with Google Jamboards

Facilitator: Kim Ervin, Instructional Designer, Faculty Development and Innovation Center
Location: Hybrid: 1220 Booth (CSI Active Learning Classroom) and Zoom

Jamboard is Google's free tool for collaborative digital whiteboarding. Students and instructors can use it to collaborate whether they are in person or online, working at the same time (synchronous) or working at different times (asynchronous). This session will overview learning activities using the tool, introduce participants to the Jamboard Kiosk in the Center for Student Innovation (CSI) of Booth Library, and how to use a Jamboard in a traditional classroom.

This workshop is being offered in a hybrid format. You can join in person in 1220 Booth Library, the CSI Active Learning Classroom, or join via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.


Thursday August 11, 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Classroom Technology - A Hands-On Tour

Facilitator: Jeff Cranstoun, Melba Goliday, and David Smith, Instructional Support Specialists
Location: 1220 Booth (CSI Active Learning Classroom)

The lecterns in each classroom on campus contain foundational instructional technologies. This workshop will explain and demonstrate how to utilize this equipment to further your pedagogy. Key functionality to be demonstrated includes computer, projector, document camera, and sound equipment utilization. How to troubleshoot minor problems and seek help for malfunctioning lectern equipment will also be discussed. Learners will also have the opportunity to interact with the equipment for themselves at the end of the session and ask questions.

Join EIU’S Instructional Support Specialists Jeff Cranstoun, Melba Goliday, and David Smith for this up close demonstration of the classroom technology across campus. Participants will meet at the CSI Active Learning Classroom in Booth Library and join their college-specific ISS for a tour of classrooms in their teaching areas and colleges.

There will be some walking to campus buildings, so please wear comfortable shoes!


Friday August 12, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Building Inclusive and Equitable Syllabi and Assignments

Facilitator: Catherine Polydore, Chair and Professor  of Counseling and Higher Education
Location: Hybrid: 1220 Booth (CSI Active Learning Classroom) and Zoom

As we prepare for the next academic year, many of us reflect on our past practices in an effort to make improvements that would enhance student learning and experiences in our classrooms. For many, the syllabus, that welcome email or the D2L news feed will be your students’ first introduction to our course. As academicians we can have blind spots in our practices that create micro-barriers to our students’ success. In this workshop, we will learn what it means to be inclusive and equitable, we will learn about inclusive and equitable pedagogy, and what they look like in the syllabus and various assignments. Example syllabi and assignments are welcome.

This workshop is being offered in a hybrid format. You can join in person in 1220 Booth Library, the CSI Active Learning Classroom, or via join Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

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Contact Information

Dr. Michael Gillespie, Director, FDIC

217-581-7056
mgillespie@eiu.edu

Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation

217-581-8449
jalockett@eiu.edu

Kim Ervin
Instructional Designer

217-581-3716
kservin@eiu.edu

Faculty Development and Innovation Center

1105 Booth
217-581-7051
fdic@eiu.edu


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