Upcoming Events

Teaching, Learning, & Student Success
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Assignment ReDesign Do you ever feel frustrated with the quality and/or effort that your student's put into their assignments? Are your students turning in work that does not reflect their full potential or capabilities? In this session, we will learn how to revise an assignment to clearly convey expectations for quality. Join us to learn how to apply simple methods to create more transparent assignments that will increase student success. Register and learn more!  01/29/20 2:00pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies We all care deeply about our students and want them to succeed. Besides teaching disciplinary content and skills, our role as instructors is to help students learn and to create a diverse set of thinkers and problem-solvers who can go on to do amazing things with our content. Register and learn more! 01/31/20 10:00pm to 11:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
UDL 101: Universal Design for Learning for Beginners Are you interested in creating a successful course for your students, or making the one you are already teaching a better experience for everyone? Are you frustrated by students' poor performance? Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching whatever it is you want your students to learn. Register and learn more!  02/06/20 2:00pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program During this workshop, participants will discuss the foundations of civic engagement, syllabus design, service-learning course objectives, appropriate reflections/writing assignments for service-learning classes, nuts-and-bolts of community involvement, and the role of civic engagement in tenure and promotion. Register and learn more! 02/18/20 8:45am to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program During this workshop, participants will discuss the foundations of civic engagement, syllabus design, service-learning course objectives, appropriate reflections/writing assignments for service-learning classes, nuts-and-bolts of community involvement, and the role of civic engagement in tenure and promotion. Register for the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program today! 02/20/20 8:45am to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Inclusive Teaching in Natural and Physical Science There is the necessity for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education. However, students from various backgrounds and social identities are underrepresented in scientific fields and typically face larger and more frequent barriers. This workshop focuses on identifying the unique challenges faced by a diverse student population and allows faculty and instructional staff to develop the skills needed to incorporate inclusive practices into their classrooms. Register and learn more today! 02/20/20 2:00pm to 4:00pm 417 Beacon Heights, PSU
Creating Rubrics for Assignments Would you like to use rubrics to better evaluate student work and to more efficiently provide feedback?  A rubric is a scoring tool based on the criteria for evaluating the quality of student work. In this workshop, we will learn tools and strategies for creating rubrics and for using rubrics to efficiently grade course assignments. Register and learn more! 02/25/20 2:00pm to 3:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Creating Rubrics for Assignments Would you like to use rubrics to better evaluate student work and to more efficiently provide feedback? A rubric is a scoring tool based on the criteria for evaluating the quality of student work. A rubric can be used for reports essays, projects, performances, and presentations. In this workshop, we will learn tools and strategies for creating rubrics and for using rubrics to efficiently grade course assignments. Register and learn more today! 02/25/20 2:00pm to 3:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Understanding & Supporting Today's Students Whether it’s surprise about their apparent lack of foundational knowledge, irritation with their in-class behavior, or frustration with an insufficient work ethic, there are plenty of things students do (or don’t do) that can be positively irksome. This workshop will help us challenge the way we think about these perplexing behaviors, and it will provide information to help us better contextualize today’s college students. We will also discuss a variety of teaching suggestions that can help move your students from where they are to where they could be. 03/04/20 1:00pm to 2:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Inclusive Teaching in Natural and Physical Science There is the necessity for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education. However, students from various backgrounds and social identities are underrepresented in scientific fields and typically face larger and more frequent barriers. This workshop focuses on identifying the unique challenges faced by a diverse student population and allows faculty and instructional staff to develop the skills needed to incorporate inclusive practices into their classrooms. Register and learn more today! 03/17/20 2:00pm to 4:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
A STEM Framework for Teaching & Learning With the STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) acronym having so many meanings and implications, it is often difficult to develop shared meanings on which to base teaching and learning.  In this session, facilitators will share a framework based on student practices that orient STEM not only on the intersection of the disciplines but also on the ways of thinking and habits of mind that are essential for STEM learning. Such an orientation provides openings for inclusivity and diversity of thinking about the STEM fields and various cultural approaches and contexts. 03/19/20 9:30am to 10:45am 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Constructing Better Exams Have your students ever told you your exams didn't test what they expected, seemed unfair, or were too hard? Exams and quizzes can serve an important role in assessing student learning, however, many tests are unclear, hastily constructed, and not aligned with course learning objectives. In this workshop we will examine issues with current testing practices and offer tips and strategies for more successful results.  Register and learn more today! 03/19/20 2:00pm to 3:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Learning Technologies
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Manuscripts 1: Saving Time with Styles in Word This is the first in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher.  An Introduction to Styles in Word. Do you produce multipage documents with sections and subheadings? Do you find yourself spending more time working on the formatting than on the content? 01/27/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Manuscripts 1: Saving Time with Styles in Word This is the first in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher.  An Introduction to Styles in Word. Do you produce multipage documents with sections and subheadings? Do you find yourself spending more time working on the formatting than on the content? Understanding the way styles and document themes work can give you better control over the way your documents look and open doors to features you may not be aware of. 01/28/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Manuscripts 2: General Approach, Format, Structure This is the second in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher. Register and learn more! 01/29/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Manuscripts 2: General Approach, Format, Structure This is the second in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher.  Register and learn more!   01/30/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Introduction to Adobe InDesign CC Adobe InDesign is a powerful, professional layout application that is a standard among graphic designers and publishers. Its feature set goes beyond word processing with functionality for fine tuning every element on a page and throughout a publication. This workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts related to creating and modifying an InDesign document as well as making you aware of some of its more sophisticated features. Register and learn more today! 02/04/20 9:00am to 12:00pm
SPIN Database Training This hands-on workshop will provide in-depth training in the Sponsored Projects Information Network (SPIN) database to assist faculty in the search for their own grant funding opportunities. Participants should come prepared with an idea for which they'd like to seek funding. Register and learn more today! 02/05/20 10:00pm to 11:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC PDF (Portable Document Format) files have long been the de facto standard for distributing fully formatted documents electronically. Learn some of the basics of Adobe Acrobat, the original PDF file creator, as well as a few things you may not know about Acrobat. This workshop introduces most of the general features of Acrobat DC. Register and learn more today! 02/12/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Forms with Acrobat Pro If the PDF will meet your needs, Acrobat XI Pro is easy to work with, especially for converting an existing paper form to one that can be filled out on the computer. Collecting data through a PDF form can be useful at times, but may not be the best method.  In this workshop we will discuss the pros and cons of a PDF form before getting into the basics of creating a form, distributing a PDF form, and accessing the data. Register and learn more today! 02/26/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Intro to Google Forms Forms is a great Google application for quickly creating polls, basic surveys, and quizzes that are easy to distribute. Register and learn more today! 02/27/20 1:00pm to 2:30pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Introduction to Excel and Sheets An introduction to understanding Microsoft Excel and its basic features with comparison to Google Sheets. Excel is a very powerful application with an interface that is not particularly intuitive. Learn your way around the interface and how it works. Create formulas and learn some of the standard Excel functions. Register and learn more today! 03/17/20 9:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Introduction to Excel and Sheets An introduction to understanding Microsoft Excel and its basic features with comparison to Google Sheets. Excel is a very powerful application with an interface that is not particularly intuitive. Learn your way around the interface and how it works. Create formulas and learn some of the standard Excel functions. Register and learn more today! 03/17/20 9:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
More Excel This workshop takes a look at some more Excel functionality, such as Conditional Formatting, additional Interface Options to help you work, some useful functions and formula examples, as well as approaches to specific tasks, such as working with Survey data, Mail List data, and Pivot Tables. Register and learn more today! 03/24/20 9:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Qualtrics Intro This workshop will help you get started using Qualtrics, a professional survey tool available to campus users. This application replaced SelectSurvey. NOTE: If you only need to do very basic surveys and questionnaires, you may consider using Google Forms instead. For more complex surveys and serious research, Qualtrics is better suited. Register and learn more today! 03/25/20 10:00am to 11:00am Rm 327 Belk Library and Info Commons
Qualtrics Intro This workshop will help you get started using Qualtrics, a professional survey tool available to campus users. This application replaced SelectSurvey. NOTE: If you only need to do very basic surveys and questionnaires, you may consider using Google Forms instead. For more complex surveys and serious research, Qualtrics is better suited.  Register and learn more today! 04/16/20 3:15pm Rm 327 Belk Library and Info Commons
Learning Technologies: Technology Enhanced Learning
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Forms with Acrobat Pro If the PDF will meet your needs, Acrobat XI Pro is easy to work with, especially for converting an existing paper form to one that can be filled out on the computer. Collecting data through a PDF form can be useful at times, but may not be the best method.  In this workshop we will discuss the pros and cons of a PDF form before getting into the basics of creating a form, distributing a PDF form, and accessing the data. Register and learn more today! 02/26/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Learning Technologies: AsULearn Tools
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Qualtrics Intro This workshop will help you get started using Qualtrics, a professional survey tool available to campus users. This application replaced SelectSurvey. NOTE: If you only need to do very basic surveys and questionnaires, you may consider using Google Forms instead. For more complex surveys and serious research, Qualtrics is better suited. Register and learn more today! 03/25/20 10:00am to 11:00am Rm 327 Belk Library and Info Commons
Qualtrics Intro This workshop will help you get started using Qualtrics, a professional survey tool available to campus users. This application replaced SelectSurvey. NOTE: If you only need to do very basic surveys and questionnaires, you may consider using Google Forms instead. For more complex surveys and serious research, Qualtrics is better suited.  Register and learn more today! 04/16/20 3:15pm Rm 327 Belk Library and Info Commons
Learning Technologies: Google, Adobe, & Microsoft Tools
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Manuscripts 1: Saving Time with Styles in Word This is the first in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher.  An Introduction to Styles in Word. Do you produce multipage documents with sections and subheadings? Do you find yourself spending more time working on the formatting than on the content? 01/27/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Manuscripts 1: Saving Time with Styles in Word This is the first in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher.  An Introduction to Styles in Word. Do you produce multipage documents with sections and subheadings? Do you find yourself spending more time working on the formatting than on the content? Understanding the way styles and document themes work can give you better control over the way your documents look and open doors to features you may not be aware of. 01/28/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Manuscripts 2: General Approach, Format, Structure This is the second in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher. Register and learn more! 01/29/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Manuscripts 2: General Approach, Format, Structure This is the second in a series of 2 workshops to help you complete a paper, thesis, dissertation, or manuscript to meet the requirements of the school or publisher.  Register and learn more!   01/30/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Introduction to Adobe InDesign CC Adobe InDesign is a powerful, professional layout application that is a standard among graphic designers and publishers. Its feature set goes beyond word processing with functionality for fine tuning every element on a page and throughout a publication. This workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts related to creating and modifying an InDesign document as well as making you aware of some of its more sophisticated features. Register and learn more today! 02/04/20 9:00am to 12:00pm
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC PDF (Portable Document Format) files have long been the de facto standard for distributing fully formatted documents electronically. Learn some of the basics of Adobe Acrobat, the original PDF file creator, as well as a few things you may not know about Acrobat. This workshop introduces most of the general features of Acrobat DC. Register and learn more today! 02/12/20 10:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Intro to Google Forms Forms is a great Google application for quickly creating polls, basic surveys, and quizzes that are easy to distribute. Register and learn more today! 02/27/20 1:00pm to 2:30pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Introduction to Excel and Sheets An introduction to understanding Microsoft Excel and its basic features with comparison to Google Sheets. Excel is a very powerful application with an interface that is not particularly intuitive. Learn your way around the interface and how it works. Create formulas and learn some of the standard Excel functions. Register and learn more today! 03/17/20 9:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Introduction to Excel and Sheets An introduction to understanding Microsoft Excel and its basic features with comparison to Google Sheets. Excel is a very powerful application with an interface that is not particularly intuitive. Learn your way around the interface and how it works. Create formulas and learn some of the standard Excel functions. Register and learn more today! 03/17/20 9:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
More Excel This workshop takes a look at some more Excel functionality, such as Conditional Formatting, additional Interface Options to help you work, some useful functions and formula examples, as well as approaches to specific tasks, such as working with Survey data, Mail List data, and Pivot Tables. Register and learn more today! 03/24/20 9:00am to 12:00pm Room 102 Anne Belk Hall
Inclusive Excellence
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies We all care deeply about our students and want them to succeed. Besides teaching disciplinary content and skills, our role as instructors is to help students learn and to create a diverse set of thinkers and problem-solvers who can go on to do amazing things with our content. Register and learn more! 01/31/20 10:00pm to 11:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
UDL101:Universal Design for Learning for Beginners Are you interested in creating a successful course for your students, or making the one you are already teaching a better experience for everyone? Are you frustrated by students' poor performance? Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching whatever it is you want your students to learn. Register and learn more! 02/06/20 2:00pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
UDL101:Universal Design for Learning for Beginners Are you interested in creating a successful course for your students, or making the one you are already teaching a better experience for everyone? Are you frustrated by students' poor performance? Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching whatever it is you want your students to learn. Register and learn more! 02/06/20 2:00pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Inclusive Teaching in Natural and Physical Science There is the necessity for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education. However, students from various backgrounds and social identities are underrepresented in scientific fields and typically face larger and more frequent barriers. This workshop focuses on identifying the unique challenges faced by a diverse student population and allows faculty and instructional staff to develop the skills needed to incorporate inclusive practices into their classrooms. Register and learn more today! 02/20/20 2:00pm to 4:00pm 417 Beacon Heights, PSU
Inclusive Teaching in Natural and Physical Science There is the necessity for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education. However, students from various backgrounds and social identities are underrepresented in scientific fields and typically face larger and more frequent barriers. This workshop focuses on identifying the unique challenges faced by a diverse student population and allows faculty and instructional staff to develop the skills needed to incorporate inclusive practices into their classrooms. Register and learn more today! 03/17/20 2:00pm to 4:00pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
UDL101:Universal Design for Learning for Beginners Are you interested in creating a successful course for your students, or making the one you are already teaching a better experience for everyone? Are you frustrated by students' poor performance? Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching whatever it is you want your students to learn. Register and learn more! 02/06/20 2:00pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
UDL101:Universal Design for Learning for Beginners Are you interested in creating a successful course for your students, or making the one you are already teaching a better experience for everyone? Are you frustrated by students' poor performance? Come learn about Universal Design for Learning strategies to streamline teaching whatever it is you want your students to learn. Register and learn more! 02/06/20 2:00pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Career Support & Advancement: Promotion & Tenure, Retirement
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Path to Promotion and Tenure This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. To aid in your better understanding of the promotion and tenure process, participants are asked to bring their departmental Promotion and Tenure Documents. Register and learn more! 02/19/20 1:45pm to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, Classroom 222
Path to Promotion and Tenure This workshop will provide background information on policy, procedure, and expectations as you move towards promotion and tenure. To aid in your better understanding of the promotion and tenure process, participants are asked to bring their departmental Promotion and Tenure Documents. Register and learn more! 03/05/20 10:00am to 11:30am 218 Anne Belk Hall, Classroom 222
International, Global, & Civic Engagement
Name Description Date(s) Time Location
Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program During this workshop, participants will discuss the foundations of civic engagement, syllabus design, service-learning course objectives, appropriate reflections/writing assignments for service-learning classes, nuts-and-bolts of community involvement, and the role of civic engagement in tenure and promotion. Register and learn more! 02/18/20 8:45am to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222
Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program During this workshop, participants will discuss the foundations of civic engagement, syllabus design, service-learning course objectives, appropriate reflections/writing assignments for service-learning classes, nuts-and-bolts of community involvement, and the role of civic engagement in tenure and promotion. Register for the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program today! 02/20/20 8:45am to 3:30pm 218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222