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October 5, 2022, 12:00pm

Grant Proposal Writing 101

Facilitator: Robert Chesnut, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Location: Center for Student Innovation (1220 Booth)

Anyone who is relatively new to submitting proposals to external agencies will benefit from this seminar that follows a "how-to-do-it" approach. The advice will be as specific as possible. The presentation will include: (1) a description of major sections of typical proposal; (2) a brief description of how to construct a budget; (3) Eastern’s internal requirements for approval of proposals before they are submitted; (4) Eastern’s internal procedures for handling money after a grant has been approved, and (5) regulatory issues such as protection of animals and human subjects.

October 19, 2022, 12:00pm

Follow the Money: Supporting Your Scholarly Habit

Facilitator: Robert Chesnut, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Location: Center for Student Innovation (1220 Booth)

The seminar is not about the procedures of writing a grant proposal. The intent is to offer insights rather than advice. The presentation is structured around seven "tips." The tips are the habits of EIU people who have attracted external funding for their interests. 

October 25, 2022, 12:00pm

The Keep and Your Scholarship

Facilitator: Todd Bruns, Head of Scholarly Communication, Booth Library
Location: Center for Student Innovation (1220 Booth)

The Keep is EIU’s institutional repository of digitized and archived faculty and student scholarship, publications, shared governance documents, and much more. The Keep is able to host journals, conferences, theses, student papers, faculty publications, images, sound files, and videos. Connected with The Keep is SelectedWorks, the platform by which EIU faculty can promote their teaching and research works, including syllabi, book chapters, articles, and more. This workshop presents the variety of services available to faculty for the promotion of their scholarship and the work of their students. Interested in launching a student journal, or needing a stable online platform for a conference? Do you want to see the worldwide and social media impact of your scholarly work? Does your department need a means for digitally archiving department publications/syllabi? Are you a new faculty member at EIU, interested in promoting your classes and your research? Then this site is for you.

November 2, 2022, 12:00pm

Director's Brown Bag: Rethinking Learning Assessments 

Facilitator: Michael Gillespie, Director, Faculty Development and Innovation Center
Location: Center for Student Innovation (1220 Booth)

Learning assessments come in all shapes and sizes, but are not "one size fits all!" Join FDIC director Dr. Michael Gillespie for this Director's Brownbag on learning assessments. Topics to be discussed include formative and summative assessment techniques, authentic learning activities and assessments, and ungrading techniques. Feel free to bring examples of your own learning assessments to share or for feedback. Also, bring your lunch - snacks and bottled water will be provided.

Open Enrollment, Self-Select Meeting Time

Webinar:  Zoom Your Way

Facilitator: Julie Lockett
Location: Online (Zoom)

Want to know more about conducting Zoom meetings and using Zoom features? What about integrating Zoom in D2L for class meetings? Zoom Your Way is a one-on-one training session for EIU faculty and staff. The session is customized to meet your needs. You schedule the Zoom Your Way session at a time convenient for you. You select the Zoom topics you want to learn more about. After registration, you will receive an email with a link to schedule your session. You must use that link to schedule a meeting time convenient for you.

Topics include:

  • Scheduling Zoom meetings
  • Customizing the Zoom settings in your EIU Zoom account
  • Hosting a Zoom meeting (includes audio, video, participants, and chat)
  • Screen Sharing and Annotations (includes the whiteboard, sharing a PowerPoint and other screen sharing options)
  • Polling
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Recording options
  • Integrating Zoom in D2L
  • Attendance reports for Zoom meetings

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Contact Information

Dr. Michael Gillespie, Director, FDIC


Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation


Kim Ervin
Instructional Designer


Faculty Development and Innovation Center

1105 Booth

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