Spring 2021 Faculty Development Workshops
Spring Convocation Faculty Development Workshops
Ally Training: Accessibility Software Overview
Dr. Nathan Weber, Facilitator
These sessions will train faculty how to utilize our new Ally software, which evaluates D2L course materials for accessibility.
Creating Community: Using Video on D2L to Connect to Your Online Students
Tabetha Garman, Facilitator
This session will demonstrate how creating videos can build a sense of community in your online class. No advanced editing skills required! After a quick demonstration, attendees will brainstorm ways to encourage students to contribute their own videos to connect with you and their fellow scholars.
Using Video Resources: Taby's "How To" Videos
How to Reply
How to Add a You Tube Video to a Post
How to Add Pictures to a Post
How to Upload and Share Video on Yuja
Making a Post to the Discussion Board
Using Zoom for Lab Classes and Group Work
Robin Byrne, Facilitator
Robin Byrne will discuss how her online science classes are structured and what a typical Zoom session looks like. There will be tips on how to set up Polls, Breakout Rooms, and ways to use them to encourage student participation.
Spring 2021 Strategic Planning Roundtable Sessions
Links for the Following Sessions will be Available on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
OUR MISSION, REPUTATIONAL STRENGTH & NAME RECOGNITION
Dr. Pashia Hogan, Roundtable Facilitator
This session will explore various topics such as institutional identity and differentiation and collaborative opportunities and partnerships. During the session, we will also discuss optimal structuring for off-campus sites.
1/12/21, 1:30 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/92220349332
1/12/21, 3:00 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/95793300953
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Chris Hitechew, Roundtable Facilitator
This session will explore various topics regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in programs and services and how we address these in our strategic planning process.
1/12/21, 1:30 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/97166027124
1/12/21, 3:00 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/97636480227
COMMUNITY, TECHNICAL & TRANSFER EDUCATION
Dr. Xiaoping Wang, Roundtable Facilitator
This session will explore various topics regarding meeting the needs of regional employers through academic programming and services, our role in preparing students to transfer to a four-year institution successfully, and how to meet the community's needs, including our aging population, through programs and services.
1/12/21, 1:30 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/92981969502?pwd=ZTE3a2xoYUw3UzVNektOWHhqbTBBUT09
1/12/21, 3:00 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/99743502826?pwd=RTZ1U2JtdXpZVklTRFQ4ZERkSVVoQT09
Malissa Trent, Roundtable Facilitator
This session will enrich our discussions about short-term and long-term facility needs and the potential impact on our facilities master planning.
1/12/21, 1:30 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/95473678703
1/12/21, 3:00 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/94259765340
RECRUITMENT, RETENTION & SUCCESS
Dr. Donna Farrell, Roundtable Facilitator
This session will explore various topics regarding maximizing recruitment and retention strategies and promoting student success
1/12/21, 1:30 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/96749277886
1/12/21, 3:00 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/97607051853
Chris Demas, Roundtable Facilitator
This session will enrich our discussions about technological advancements and how Northeast State should plan to support future technology needs.
1/12/21, 1:30 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/91443849321
1/12/21, 3:00 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/99863079596
SAFETY & SECURITY
David Bryant, Roundtable Facilitator
This session will enrich our discussions about how our strategic planning process should address campus access, safety, and security.
1/12/21, 1:30 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/98094784742
1/12/21, 3:00 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/93124020334
Dr. Francis Canedo, Roundtable Facilitator
This session will enrich our discussions about making Northeast State an even better place to attend and at which to work.
1/12/21, 1:30 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/94359916803
1/12/21, 3:00 - https://northeaststate.zoom.us/j/96205225026
Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies
Inclusive Excellence Teaching Strategies
Dr. Brandy Bryson (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University. Dr. Bryson is also the Director of Inclusive Excellence in App State’s faculty professional development center where she leads a team of 60 equity and inclusion faculty and staff on Inclusive Excellence efforts. Dr. Bryson teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level courses that prepare educators and educational leaders to advance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in teaching and learning, scholarship, and leadership. She is a sociologist of race and education by training. Her research interests include critical perspectives on race and whiteness, racial literacy development, culturally relevant pedagogy, inclusive teaching strategies in higher education, and qualitative research theory/paradigms. As a Research & Strategy Associate for the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation, Dr. Bryson also collaborates with Dr. Damon Williams to serve higher education institutions across the country in their Inclusive Excellence efforts.
On Anti-Blackness and Learning
SYLLABUS: THE REMARKABLE, UNREMARKABLE
DOCUMENT THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING
by William Germano and Kit Nicholls
D2L Certification Course
The D2L Certification Course will provide faculty with the ability to utilize all D2L tools and make course materials accessible.
Upon completion of each module, you will complete a quiz.
When you score 80% or higher on the quiz at the end of each module, you will receive a certificate of completion for the individual module.
Upon completion of the entire course, you will complete a final quiz and receive a certificate of course completion.
The Course includes three modules:
- D2L Basics for Beginners -
- D2L Advanced Features -
- Accessibility -
All faculty are enrolled in the D2L Certification Course, so you have the ability to earn certification at any time.
At the link below, you will find a Zoom training course to include instructions and best practices for utilizing Zoom to communicate with your students in person.