Student Mental Health

This interactive workshop will equip participants with tools and skills to handle student mental health referrals and cope with common scenarios that may arise in the classroom and in office hours. Be on the lookout for some online guides on the CATL website for handling student mental health concerns, too.

We will be holding this workshop remotely. Watch for a date, time, and link to the web conference.

Resources for Transitioning Online (COVID-19)

All instructors, working with their departmental colleagues, should think creatively of ways to deliver curriculum in alternative modalities should the need arise. For example, can your course be moved online, are there alternative assignments you can use in place of things like labs, etc., or in the case where this is not possible, can we determine how to work with students to complete the semester in the event of an interruption? We hope this will not be the case and have no indication currently that we will need to do this, but we should be prepared. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) has prepared collections of resources in regards to moving courses online and insuring that we are teaching as part of a safe and inclusive environment for all students.

https://www.uwgb.edu/remote/faculty-resources/

OPID Spring Conference Registration Open

OPID HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Registration for the OPID Spring Conference is now open at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/spring-conference/ This year’s conference is called “The Joys of Teaching and Learning: Creating Transformative Experiences,” and it will feature keynote speaker Joshua Eyler, author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching. It will take place April 16 & 17, 2020 in the Memorial Union, Madison, Wisconsin.

Tough Talk: Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education

Watch for a date the week of March 30-April 3

Watch for an email about how to sign up for the next CATL “Tough Talk” around the book Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education by editors Heather J. Shotton, Shelly C. Lowe, and Stephanie J. Waterman. This book will help us lead discussions about how to better support our First Nations students and support those who are trying to remove the asterisk as a signaling tool for First Nations peoples in research and practice. Please sign up for a book here!