The last year has changed the way we engage with students. A health crisis changed the means of classroom engagement while also putting a new onus on compassionate interactions with students. At the same time, social crises spurred many of us to engage students in conversations around how our disciplines could help them make sense of their world in new and more complicated ways. Many may have also helped students engage directly with bringing about a new and better world in response to the overlapping social/political/and health crises. CATL and the Center of Civic Engagement would like to engage with you in a discussion on what you will carry forward from this year and make a permanent part of your teaching. We will host a discussion on May 14 from 11am to noon (this link opens a Teams meeting). We hope to spend some time reflecting and engaging with you.
The Solidarity Café is back for the spring and summer with live events! Check out these social events. Register for any number of these events to receive the calendar invites or drop in via the Teams links in the Solidarity Café Canvas course.
- Solidarity Café: Coffee Chat (Monday, May 10. 10–11 a.m.)Bring a cup of coffee, tea, or other café-adjacent beverage and come hang out for some informal conversation among colleagues!
- Solidarity Café: Pet Show ‘n Tell (Wednesday, May 12. 1–2 p.m.)Back by popular demand, it’s another Pet Show ‘n Tell session! Show off your furry, scaly, or feathered friend, or just stop by for your daily dose of cuteness.
Join the Office of International Education on Thursday, May 13 from 12–1 p.m. as they discuss considerations when teaching international students, the study abroad experience for students, information on how one goes about leading travel courses, and other topics.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Carleen Vande Zande, Associate Vice President, UW System Office of Academic Programs & Faculty Advancement
After a two semester delay, I am pleased to announce a HIPs Workshop webinar by Dr. Katie Linder titled, Implementing High Impact Practices Across Modalities, to be held on April 30, 2021 from 10:30 AM – Noon (CDT). Dr. Linder is currently an associate dean at Kansas State University’s Global Campus. Previously, she directed the award-winning Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University.
The concept of High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs) has been around for years, but the conversation about transitioning HIPs into online and blended/hybrid environments is just getting started. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Katie Linder, a co-editor of High-Impact Practices in Online Education, will guide participants through the steps needed to create an HIP implementation action plan that is applicable in face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and online classrooms. Participants will also learn more about the state of the research for HIPs and have the opportunity to discuss tips and strategies for incorporating various HIPs across modalities. Each participant will walk away with some new ideas for how to incorporate HIPs into a range of classroom settings as well as an increased awareness of how the constellation of HIPs can positively impact student learning across the modalities.
Additional details and registration information can be found at www.wisconsin.edu/hips-initiative/hips-workshop-webinar-2/. The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the workshop. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any difficulties registering.
What are microaggressions, and how might they affect our campuses and classrooms? Research tells us that microaggressions can affect individual students, staff, and faculty, as well as campus climate. In this presentation we will explore all of these issues together and consider potential strategies for coping with and/or addressing microaggressions in the classroom and beyond.