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EIU Faculty Development and Innovation Center

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For workshop descriptions and registration, go to http://eiu.gosignmeup.com


January 17, 2023; 1:00-2:00 PM

Writing Successful CFR Proposals

Facilitator: Dr. Robert Chesnut
Location:  1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation

The Council for Faculty Research (CFR) funds supports two kinds of projects: research and creative activity. Both types begin with a proposal written by a faculty member. This session presented strategies and tactics for preparing a successful proposal. CFR Proposals are due on February 8, 2023, giving participants time to incorporate information from this session into their submissions.


February 2, 2023; 3:00-3:45 PM

Online Course Tour: EIU 4125G - Cultural Diversity in the United States

Facilitator: Dr. Kristin Routt
Location:  Online (Zoom)

Hop on the virtual tour bus and join us as Dr. Kristin Routt takes us on a tour of her online course. Kristin's course, EIU 4125G - Cultural Diversity in the United States, recently earned the Quality Online Course (QOC) certification from the FDIC and meets the QM Essentials standards from Quality Matters. Kristin will highlight various aspects of her online course. The webinar will include a 30 minute tour of the course followed by a question and answer session.

The webinar will 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.


February 7, 2023; 12:30-1:30 PM

Taking a Deep Breath

Facilitator: Dr. Misty Rhoads
Location:  1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom

This interactive presentation is for educators and anyone working with students in stressful situation who are on the edge of burnout of fatigue. This presentation combined research on transformative touch modalities and taught simple self-care tools to help lower stress and reset the vagal nerve response. Participants learned breathing techniques, acupressure sites, meditation, and other skills for relaxation and stress relief. This presentation was created by therapeutic practitioners who are researchers and faculty in their respective fields.

This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.


February 14, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM

Communication Across the Curriculum: Plagiarism in Writing & Presentations

Facilitators: Dr. Terri Fredrick and Dr. Nora Heist
Location:  1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom

What constitutes plagiarism and how might we, as educators, respond to it? How do we address ethical failures (e.g., copying a paper off the internet) versus knowledge failures (e.g., having a works cited page but not including in-text citations)? And how do we minimize the possibility that students plagiarize in the first place?  In this session, we will address what constitutes plagiarism in writing and oral communication and offer strategies for proactively addressing these concerns in the classroom to facilitate a nuanced discussion about addressing plagiarism on campus.

This workshop is the first in a three-part series: Communication Across the Curriculum. Participants who complete all three workshops will receive a badge indicating their achievement.

This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.


February 16, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM

Small Changes for Instructional Design

Facilitator: Kim Ervin, FDIC Instructional Designer
Location:  1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom

In this session, participants will learn some small changes that can make big differences in student learning outcomes. Based on the approach of "Small Teaching" by James Lang, FDIC Instructional Designer will lead participants through these basics.

This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.


March 22, 2023; 12:00-1:00 PM

Director's Brown Bag: Artificial Intelligence and Our Students

Facilitator: Dr. Michael Gillespie, FDIC Director
Location:  1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation

With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) across many applications, how can AI be used in our pedagogy and in our classroom? Should we be exploring its applications in higher education as technological advancements make automation a standard process? As AI has gradually become accepted by colleges and universities as an effective tool for automating a number of tasks effectively and efficiently, should we be concerned that AI is being used for coursework, too?

Let's chat about it during this Director's Brown Bag.


March 23, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM

Backward Design Workshop

Facilitator: Kim Ervin, FDIC Instructional Designer
Location:  1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom

In this session, participants will learn about the three-step instructional design model that creates the learning experience with the end goals in mind. It starts by developing measurable course learning objectives, then moves to assessments, and finally course content (instructional materials and learning activities).

This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.


March 29, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM

Communication Across the Curriculum: Writing Across Borders

Facilitators: Dr. Tim Taylor
Location:  1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom

This workshop will feature the video "Writing Across Borders" and discuss strategies for working with international students.

This workshop is the second in a three-part series: Communication Across the Curriculum. Participants who complete all three workshops will receive a badge indicating their achievement.

This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.


April 6, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Facilitator: Kim Ervin, FDIC Instructional Designer
Location:  1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom

In this session, participants will learn about virtual reality (VR) and use this technology in our courses. 

This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.


April 11, 2023; 3:00-4:00 PM

Sensory Design for an Engaged, Memorable Course Webinar

Facilitator: Samantha Tableriou, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Location:  Online (Zoom)

Our teaching environments are full of sensory stimuli–from what you hear and see, to what you smell and touch. These variables can be designed and adapted to turn a “typical” course into an immersive, sensory experience. Learn how to apply contemporary museum design strategies to your classroom for a more memorable and engaging semester. 

The webinar will 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.


April 18, 2023; 12:00-1:00 PM

Communication Across the Curriculum: AI in Higher Education Community Conversation

Facilitators: Dr. Michael Gillespie
Location:  1220 Booth Library Center for Student Innovation and with FDIC Flex on Zoom

Building on the previous Communication Across the Curriculum sessions, as well as the Director's Brown Bag, you are invited to a campus community conversation on the use of AI in Higher Education, specifically by as a means to complete assignments, projects, and further roles in student work. Participants will be emailed orienting documents and talking points ahead of the event. Participants from across campus are invited to join in person or via Zoom for this important conversation.

This workshop is the third in a three-part series: Communication Across the Curriculum. Participants who complete all three workshops will receive a badge indicating their achievement.

This workshop is offered as a FDIC Flex "hybrid" session both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants to join in-person or live online.

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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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