January 29, 2014 is a day scheduled for professional development. In addition to those activities that have been planned by departments and colleges, the following activities are open to all CWU faculty and staff. Please be sure to check this page often as the schedule gets finalized and event locations are determined.
Please register for afternoon workshops by Wednesday January 22nd. No registration is required to visit the ReSource Fair.
(subject to slight changes)
11:00 – 1:30, SURC Ballroom D, ReSource Fair: Representatives from a variety of organizations will be available to 1) answer questions about their specific areas of expertise and 2) provide resources for faculty and staff. Please drop by and introduce yourself to any and all! The following groups will be represented:
Light refreshments will be available during the ReSource Fair
1:00-3:00, SURC Ballroom C, How to Make your Class a Safer Space: The Interactive Theater as Pedagogy Project will facilitate this workshop to raise awareness about institutional and interpersonal instance of power, privilege, and oppression. We'll be discussing how to respond to student reports of sexual harassment or sexual violence, how to deal with racist, sexist, heterosexist or other prejudiced comments in class, and in general how to make our teaching reflect a commitment to respecting every student.
1:30 – 2:50, SURC 202, Successful Curriculum Strategies for Facilitating Community Engagement: Faculty Fellows will actively involve the audience in identifying best practices for integrating community engagement into academic courses.
1:30 – 2:50, Black 141, Intro to Canvas: Find out what the buzz is about! In this workshop you will get an introduction to Canvas, our new learning management system that will replace Blackboard at the end of Spring quarter 2014. You will learn how to navigate the Canvas interface, update your settings/notifications, and build a simple Canvas course.
3:00 – 4:20, SURC 202, Program Assessment in General Education: Due to recent changes in the General Education program, many of us will be involved with looking carefully at the General Education classes we teach and identifying appropriate assessment strategies as we prepare these courses for resubmission into the General Education program. In this workshop the resubmission process will be clarified, help with assessment plans will be offered, and discussions on measuring the success and impact of our program in light of institutional and accreditation priorities will take place.
3:00 – 4:20, SURC 137B, Collaborating with Library Faculty to Strengthen Scholarly Research and Grant Proposals: This panel discussion will provide participants with specific information pertaining to successful ways faculty could partner with library faculty and staff to support their scholarly activities. Come hear about resources our library can provide, areas of expertise of library faculty and staff, and details about specific grant programs which could be strengthened by strategic partnering with libraries.
3:30 – 4:30, Black 141, Migrating from Blackboard to Canvas: During this hands-on workshop you will export a course from Blackboard and import it into Canvas. Then you will learn how to customize the content and move things into desired locations. You will learn to organize course files and modules and configure your custom settings.