Events and Programming

Webinars and Online Courses

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

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    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 register for the webinar.

  • 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

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    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

    Follow this link to access a recording of the webinar


    "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 WorkshopsExpand dropdown

    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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