Events and Programming

Webinars and Online Courses

  • Call for Proposals: Writing the Next Chapter: Innovative Practices, New Integrations, and Transformative Impacts

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    This is an opportunity to present your work, discoveries, insights, and tools with your colleagues for the benefit of the entire community. Submit a proposal to be a presenter. The deadline is February 8, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET). As world events continually churn, innovative practices and new integrations - along with a culture of care supporting students, faculty, and staff - offer us a pathway to restore, evolve, and transform higher education. Student support, teaching and learning practices, attention to affordability and equity, and institutional culture may all look different from how they did last year. Institutions are leveraging technology and accessing data in unprecedented ways. Faculty are teaching differently, supported by the efforts of instructional designers, technologists, and faculty development professionals. Join your colleagues to engage in discussion around the key issues and opportunities for postsecondary teaching, learning, and student success. We encourage you to help lead this discussion and set new directions by contributing to discoveries you are making on campus. 

    Learn more about this proposal and submission by visiting the website.

  • Five Week Canvas Course: Improving Online Education

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    This is a 5-week asynchronous course developed by Dr. Michael McVey with support from two EMU lecturers. The intended audience is EMU instructors who want to improve their online courses based upon the development of clear learning objectives then aligning assignments, assessment strategies, and technological tools to reach those objectives.

    Learn more about this course and register by visiting the website.

  • Recorded Webinars

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    Teaching, Learning, and Student Success: 2020 in Retrospect and 2021 in Prospect - Tuesday, December 1, 1-2 p.m. ET. 

    As a year draws to a close, it's customary to review the year's events and begin thinking about what might be in store for the coming year. In this webinar, ELI will continue its tradition of taking stock, this time framed by Covid-19, racial justice and equity issues, and other events that require us to restore, evolve, and transform. What takeaways can we glean by reviewing the postsecondary education shifts that took place in 2020? And what do these shifts portend for 2021? We'll be joined by community thought leaders, and we invite you to join us as well to add your thoughts to the conversation about what counted in 2020 and what will count in 2021.

    Follow this link to access a recording and transcript of the webinar. 

    Ethnical Decision Making During COVID-19 - Tuesday, December 9, 1-2 p.m ET.

    Higher education is facing a number of challenges related to COVID-19 that are increasing the need for high-level thinking and ethical decision-making. During the pandemic, there is great risk of human harm, mistakes are highly visible, and each week brings new challenges. To succeed, professionals will need a decision-making process that gives them the confidence that they are making the most ethical choices. Linda Fisher Thornton, author of 7 Lenses, will share seven perspectives for "seeing" ethical responsibility that provide a multidimensional view. Seeing our challenges through this continuum of perspectives helps us recognize, think through, and discuss issues at a higher level of complexity. Together the 7 Lenses provide a kaleidoscopic perspective on ethical responsibility and an eye-opening picture of what it means to "do the right thing" in challenging times. 

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar.

    Preparing for Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning - Tuesday, November 17, 2pm ET.

    The pandemic has brought sweeping changes to the world of higher ed. Faculty continue to improvise and learn on the fly, as they instruct online. Many students who finished out the spring semester remotely began the fall unprepared for the rigors of college. As professors and students confront a semester filled with challenges, what lies ahead?

    As part of an ongoing series examining the issues colleges will face after the pandemic, The Chronicle has invited a panel of experts for an in-depth discussion with Ian Wilhelm, a Chronicle assistant managing editor.

     Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar. 

    From Hybrid to Multimodal Learning - Thursday, November 5, 1-2 p.m. ET

    Higher education faculty and instructors everywhere rapidly moved to remote learning in the spring of 2020. With the uncertainty of an evolving global health crisis, faculty now have to consider what comes next. Hybrid learning has been touted as a “worst of both worlds.” Is there another way to think about this? What role does technology play? Join us to explore a multimodal learning approach that enables continuity, engagement, and better insight into student outcomes.

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar.  

    Race, Class, Higher Education, and Democracy Webinar - Thursday, October 15, noon ET.

    Cultivating an informed citizenry, fostering civil discourse, and encouraging the free exchange of ideas are all hallmarks of higher education. Yet today, many Americans believe the system has a negative effect on the country. In an election season unlike any other, how do colleges define their roles in promoting civic engagement and political participation? What can they do to support democracy and racial equity?

    If ever there were a need for academics and college leaders to stand up and show the best of what higher education can be, the time is now. Join us for a virtual forum that will explore how educators can renew their mission to serve and advance an equitable democratic society.

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar.  

    Now More than Ever: Caring, Student-Centered and Adaptive Pedagogies - Webinar: Tuesday, September 22, 1-2 p.m

    This webinar was put on by Educause. Four of the contributing authors to the Pedagogies of Care: Student-Centered and Adaptive Strategies in the New Higher-Ed Landscape collection discuss evidence-based practices for increased engagement, deeper learning, and a humanized college/university experience. From cultivating social and emotional instructor presence, to UDL, to reevaluating traditional assessments and grading schemas and more, this wide-ranging set of teaching and learning practices puts the well-being of all learners at the heart of instructional planning and pivots.

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar.   

    Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University COVID-19 researchers to host “Health Care in the Aftermath of COVID-19” - July 30, 7-8 p.m. EST.

    Renuka 'Ray' Roche, an Eastern Michigan University assistant professor of occupational therapy, and her husband, Joseph A. Roche, a Wayne State University assistant professor of physical therapy,  hosts “Health Care in the Aftermath of COVID-19” a webinar debating and discussing health care in the aftermath of COVID-19.

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar. 

    "Preparing for Flexible Course Delivery" - Wednesday, June 3, 1 p.m. EST

    Hosted by Innovative Educators - "Recognizing the uncertainty of Fall 2020, faculty must prepare for intentional fluid teaching so that they can adapt to provide a useful learning experience regardless of the instructional mode. Fluid teaching rests on the assumption that the instructional mode is unknown--online, face-to-face (hybrid, starting online, moving to face-to-face) starting face-to-face moving to online, or some other combination. As such, effective instruction relies on a detailed course map that identifies learning objectives and assessments. From this framework, teaching is designed around instructional modules with primary and secondary strategies for content delivery, engagement, and feedback. In this webinar, we will explore concrete strategies for creating an effective, adaptable fluid teaching plan."

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar.

    Learn more by looking at these presentation materials [PDF]

    "How Will COVID-19 Change the Student Life Cycle?" - May 29, 2 p.m EDT/11 a.m. PDT

    This webinar is hosted by Ian Wilhelm, Chronicle Assistant Managing Editor, and a panel of experts as they discuss what clues are emerging about how the student life cycle may change. The conversation will include the latest data about student preferences and what they are looking for from their college services, as well as how to start developing models for how different students may navigate college now.

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar

    "The NO LIMITS Approach to Virtual Team Projects" - April 30, 11 a.m. EST

    Based on years of experience with virtual groups and teams, Dr. William Moylan (Associate Professor, Construction Management, EMU) demonstrated a range of positive techniques and tools to keep a virtual team on track, on schedule and on budget. He reflected on his varied experiences in leading virtual teams using a variety of information technologies, which include Canvas tools as an EMU professor, and, Adobe Connect, Google Groups and Zoom to manage volunteer groups.

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar.

    "Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Debra Lee - A Moderated Conversation" - April 29, 5:30 p.m. ET

    Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Editor-in-Chief at "Teen Vogue" and Debra Lee, Chairman & CEO Emeritus, BET Networks, have a moderated conversation around leadership, diversity, and inclusion.

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar

    "Universal Design for Learning to Support Remote Learning" - April 21, 1 p.m. ET

    This webinar was hosted by Educause and discussed how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be applied to remote instruction, discuss best practices, and provide resources to help integrate UDL into your courses and programs.

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar.

    "Fixing Higher Ed's Inequities in a Time of Crisis" - April 17, 2 p.m. ET

    This webinar was hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education and two leading academic experts discussed how faculty can help address the issues surrounding the shift to remote education and how it is harder for those without quality technology. Follows this link to access the recording of the webinar.

    "From Chaos to Collaboration: Strategies for Digitizing and Streamlining Records Management" - April 16, 2 p.m. ET

    This webinar was hosted by Educause and participants learned how to implement electronic records management for improved information governance, discussed strategies for improving campus-wide records management policies and practices, and explored methods to drive change management on campus in collaboration with different departments and campuses.

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar.

    "Faculty Work/Life Balance During the Crisis" - April 10, 2:30 p.m.

    This webinar was hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education and you can follow this link to access the recording of the webinar.

    "Unpacking Distance Learning through Digital Assessment" - April 21

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    "Collection, Reflection, and Recollection: The Student Portfolio" - April 16

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    "Facilitating Digital Class Communication" - April 14

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    "How to Cultivate Student Expression Through Voice and Visual Learning" - April 9

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    "Acing the Digital Assignment Workflow" - April 7

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    "Synchronous (Face to Face) & Asynchronous Lesson Deliveries" - April 2

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    "Managing Stress During Distance Learning: How Faculty can Support their Students" - April 1, 2020, 2 p.m. EDT

    This webinar was hosted on The Jed Foundation and serves as a way for a panel of experts to share tips on how faculty can provide support for their students during distance learning while keeping in mind the needs of particularly vulnerable student populations.

    Follow this link to access the previous recording of this webinar.

    "Transformation in a Time of Crisis: Changing Course Venues in Midstream" - March 26, 1 p.m. EST

    This webinar was hosted on Educause. It is a way for all of us to learn from each other about the strategies, decisions, implementation methods, and lessons learned from undertaking this huge task of moving our courses online in midstream.

    Follow this link to access the previous recording of this webinar.

    ”Online Learning - Challenges and Opportunities” - March 26, 9 a.m. EST

    Hosted by EMU's Global Engagement Council: This discussion will focus on the importance of online education, issues related to online education, disciplines that can benefit online learning, efforts in developing online courses, online activities for developing classroom engagement, and ways universities can work together on Collaborative Online Integrated Learning (COIL) and Teaching

    Follow this link to access the previous recording of this webinar

Fall 2020 New Hire Orientation

Provides new faculty and lecturers the essential information for successful teaching, research, service, evaluation, and promotion.

2020-2021 Seminars

FA 2020 Workshops

  • Internal Research Awards Workshops

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    The purpose of these workshops are to assist faculty with writing successful EMU Research proposals.

    Workshop targets the following awards:

    • Summer Research/Creative Activity Award (all tenure-track and tenured faculty are eligible) due Nov. 2nd, 2020
    • Sabbatical Leave (available to faculty who have served 12 semesters at EMU) due February 1st, 2021
    • Faculty Research Fellowship (all tenure-track and tenured faculty are eligible) due February 1st, 2021

     The workshop is delivered in two parts:

    • Part I - In a synchronous Zoom session, a University Research and Sabbatical Leave Committee (URSLC) representative and Director of the FDC will go over the application requirements and strategies for writing successful proposals.
    • Part II Asynchronous Peer Review – At least two weeks prior to the proposal deadline, email your draft to [email protected]. You will be partnered with a faculty peer. Peers provide valuable feedback for revising application narratives. The earlier you send in your draft, the earlier a peer reviews it. You can participate in as many peer reviews as time allows.

    Register for the IRA Workshops by visiting the website.

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