Upcoming Events

Feb 8

Spring 2021 Agile Teaching Academy

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 8:00am to Friday, March 5, 2021 - 5:00pm
Online in Zoom

The Appalachian Agile Teaching Academy is a four-week asynchronous course aimed at helping faculty design flexible courses. Faculty will learn how to design a highly adaptable course utilizing online, blended, and/or f2f components. During this four-week AsULearn course, participants will work asynchronously with peers and facilitators to think through important course considerations in the design and delivery of their course. Faculty can expect to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week for a total of 8-12 hours.
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Mar 2

A Path to Promotion and Tenure

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Online

This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. This workshop will allow plenty of time for questions, and will hopefully, unravel the mystery of promotion and tenure. Note: To aid in your better understanding of the promotion and tenure process, participants are asked to bring their departmental Promotion and Tenure Documents. Register "
Career Support & Advancement: Promotion & Tenure, Retirement, Workshops
Mar 5

A Path to Promotion and Tenure

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Online

This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. This workshop will allow plenty of time for questions, and will hopefully, unravel the mystery of promotion and tenure. Note: To aid in your better understanding of the promotion and tenure process, participants are asked to bring their departmental Promotion and Tenure Documents. Register
Career Support & Advancement: Promotion & Tenure, Retirement, Workshops
Mar 8

Balancing Supporting Students & Maintaining Rigor

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Online in Zoom

With the Pandemic, even faculty who have taught for years can feel uncertain about how to balance supporting students while maintaining academic rigor fairly for everyone in the class. Students and faculty are both feeling some exhaustion, but what does it mean to be supportive of students now? Should all assignment deadlines be flexible? Please register for this one-hour Zoom webinar to hear from a panel of department chairs discuss how to address these types of challenges that have increased in recent months.
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Mar 10

Using Infographics and Other Visuals as Student Products

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online

Looking for opportunities to tap into your students’ creativity? Alternatives to narrative written assignments? Join this session to learn about infographics and other visual productive as effective ways for students to demonstrate their learning. Assessment strategies for these types of assignments will also be discussed. Register"
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Technologies
Mar 10

Dr. Asao Inoue: "What Does It Mean to Do Antiracist Writing Assessment?"

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This talk engages with the question of what it means to assess and grade college student writing for a more antiracist classroom. It focuses not on people behaving badly or racist, but rather on the historical and structural ways that most academics judge and read language; teachers' ways of assessing language; disciplines' logics and ways with words; and most professions' expectations of language use. It pays particular attention to the historical practice of grading in universities.
Special Events, Inclusive Excellence, Workshops
Mar 10

Writing Faculty Workshop: "Bravely Challenging Our White Language Supremacy in Our Assessments of Student Writing"

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This workshop will challenge participants to bravely investigate their own classroom assessment practices, particularly their orientations toward student writing as embodied in their feedback to that writing. The workshop will consider habits of White language that inform assessment practices in our own classrooms as well as several “fast thinking" mind heuristics. We'll pause to reflect upon sample feedback on a student paper that participants bring from a past course of theirs.
Special Events, Inclusive Excellence, Workshops
Mar 10

Small Teaching Book Club

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Online in Zoom

Are you interested in invigorating your teaching but don't have much time? Would you like to discuss some innovative ideas with your colleagues across campus? James Lang has plucked a multitude of options built on the science of learning to help anybody tune up their class, or the whole course, with a small, easy to use intervention. It could be a simple 5-minute in-class or online exercise, or a tweek in the course design, or a better way to communicate with students, but everyone is bound to find something that will improve their course for themselves and their students?
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Technologies, Workshops
Mar 11

Book Club: The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online in Zoom

This spring book club will focus on discussing the application of evidence-based practices related to the role of emotion in learning to engagement, motivation, and retention. Book club members will be given a copy of the book. This workshop will also occur from 2:00-3:00 on the following days: Thursday, January 28th, Thursday, February 18th & Thursday, March 11th. Registration Link
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Learning Technologies, Learning Technologies: Technology Enhanced Learning, Workshops
Mar 17

Communication and Collaboration Tools to Support Student Virtual Teams

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online

This session will provide participants with an introduction to freely accessible communication and collaboration tools to support student group projects and virtual teams. While the primary focus is on facilitating and leading global teams, with students collaborating with peers in other countries, these resources can be employed for any student group project.
Learning Technologies, Learning Technologies: Technology Enhanced Learning