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The Center recently released BOLT 104, a resource for faculty on everything "teaching." Brand new to this course is a module called "Canvas 101" a series of over 20 videos (with transcripts) on everything from personalizing your settings, organizing modules, using speed grader, new quizzes, and more! You can locate this resource in the BOLT 104 by going to Canvas and clicking on the help icon. This is only one resource available to you in our quest for excellence in education. Feel free to check out the resources provided by Canvas on their community page or reach out to the Center for support. 

NISOD 2022 Fall Virtual Conference is now available! Login to your NISOD account to access 70+ recordings.

Addressing Time Management as an Emotional Management Tool in Student Success FREE - Thursday, November 17, 2022
This webinar introduces best practices for integrating guided emotional management tools into curriculum, classroom, and program development to assist students with time management as they transition into the higher education setting. Participants learn about using emotional management tools including low entry barriers, habit stacking, and tangible time management tools like planners to increase student success through behavioral planning.

Overwhelmed & Exhausted: Strategies for Setting Boundaries & Avoiding Burnout an “Always On” Workplace - On Demand
In this session, we’ll identify different types of role strain, as well as conversational strategies you can use with peers and managers to help you reduce the hidden forms of work that zap your energy and productivity, so that you can begin to recharge and focus that energy on doing the work you find most meaningful.

Supporting First-Generation College Students With A Cultural Strengths Approach FREE - On Demand
How can institutions at all levels support the success of first-generation students? Using a cultural strengths approach to create a learning environment that engages our first-generation students. This session looks at classrooms and student services units to impact student success for this critical population of the students we serve.

My Way or the Highway: Embracing and Navigating Workplace Conflicts - On Demand
Workplace conflict is an inevitable part of organizational and professional life. Learning to embrace it and channel conflict positively can radically alter a professional’s ability to thrive occupationally, manage workplace relationships and expectations, and better solve work-related problems. This session will address two dominant types of workplace conflicts, five commonplace conflict management strategies, and techniques for breaking a stalemate among other communication skills.  

Reconnecting: Strategies for Building More Supportive, Responsive Workplace Cultures in Turbulent Times FREE - On Demand

When the Personal and Professional Collide: Communication Skills for the New Era of Extreme Remote Work FREE - On Demand

International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating - All OnDemand
How Everyone Can Contribute to Academic Integrity Session 1
Escape Room Demonstration
An Academic Integrity Conversation
How Everyone Can Contribute to Academic Integrity Session 2

How Teachers Can Strengthen Academic Integrity Culture: Ukrainian Perspectives on Academic Integrity - On Demand

Building Online Instructional Course Materials With Accessibility and Accommodation in Mind - Article

Mindfulness Meditation as a New Best Practice - Article

The Use of Crucial Conversations to Teach DEI in Today’s Classroom - Article

Achieving the “Ah-Ha” Moments Thanks to Reflective Journaling - Article


Why Should I Network When I Already Have a Job? FREE - Thursday, December 1, 2022
The presenter discusses techniques for fostering genuine conversations in any setting that will be satisfying to you as well as to the people with whom you interact. He also details the use of LinkedIn as the primary professional networking channel for academics, whether professors, administrators, or staff.

YuJa Introductory Overview FREE
All three sessions are identical. You are welcome to attend as many as you want. There will be additional sessions in the spring term. 

Creating Inclusive Virtual Learning Environments for Deaf Students FREE - Thursday, December 8, 2022
 This webinar offers tips to take into consideration when designing online courses and virtual campus activities. Participants learn how to integrate accommodations into virtual learning environments as well as inclusive student engagement practices to help reduce or remove barriers. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for every situation, yet quality assurance measures need to be in place to ensure that all students can access information equally with their peers.

January, New Year, New You: Strategies for Setting Boundaries & Avoiding Burnout - On Demand
In this session, we’ll identify different types of role strain, as well as conversational strategies you can use with peers and managers to help you reduce the hidden forms of work that zap your energy and productivity, so that you can begin to recharge and focus that energy on doing the work you find most meaningful.


Cougar TALES

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
     9:00am     What even IS a Foundation and what can you do with it? – Lindsey Bogner
     10:00am   Cyber Hygiene – Jose Palacios
     11:00am   Practical Strategies for Making Your Courses Inclusive – Blair Stamper

Thursday, January 5, 2023
     9:00am     Visit the Library – Darren Ivey
     10:00am     Power BI and Data – Jose Palacios
     11:00am     Concourse with Lab – Brian Howe and Ange Davied

Friday, January 6, 2023
     9:00am     Have you met…
          Baudilio Hernandez - Hispanic Engagement & Recruitment Office Director
          Rita Thurber - Student Support Services Project Director
          Jacquelyn Maser - Counselor
          Nolan Esfeld - Director of Student Academic Development
          Patrick Busch - CKUB Project Director
          Eric Smith - CKUB Academic Coordinator
          Kelsey Hall - BCUB Project Director
         Rebecca Kratzer - BCUB Academic Coordinator


Embracing the Issues of a Typical Student to Create a Welcoming Classroom FREE - Thursday, January 12, 2023
This webinar is aimed at understanding the issues that students face in a peri-post pandemic period. The facilitator works toward laying down a foundation of terms and topics aimed at assisting educators at all levels to create a welcoming and safe classroom for students to help promote attendance, learning, and self-awareness. Attendees are asked to provide their own experiences to assist the presenter in providing relevant information. The presenter provides a list of ways in which the attendees can create a safe space and where or how they can intervene in difficult situations.

First, Do No Harm: Equitable Grading Practices That Support Mastery FREE - Thursday, January 19, 2023
Our traditional systems of grading tend to reward behavior rather than knowledge, to be demotivating, and to demand that instructors perform endless workarounds to improve student outcomes. In this webinar, the presenters introduce an approach to grading that aims to equitably assess student learning and motivate student persistence. Presenters share details on grading strategies, preliminary results, and learning from implementation. They also provide a sample alternative assessment tool.


LGBTQ+ Allyship in the Classroom FREE - Monday, February 13, 2023
This webinar discusses the LGBTQ+ community and how you can be an LGBTQ+ ally on your campus and in your classroom. Learn about the community and how to develop safe spaces for students who identify as LGBTQ+. The webinar includes information sharing, prompts for personal and professional reflection, and more to help participants become more informed and effective allies.

Thinkers, Feelers, Introverts, Extraverts: Understanding and Communicating Better With Your Students FREE - Thursday, February 23, 2023
The diversity of students today requires individualized approaches to communication. Using examples from their own classes, the facilitators help others understand and communicate better with their students. The challenges that may have occurred in the past, and strategies available to overcome them, are discussed. There are no personality types that are better or worse, healthier or frailer. Each type has its own inherent strengths and potential weaknesses.