2020 Summer Professional Development for Faculty: Required and Optional – Complete Schedule

The 2020 Summer Professional Development and access information is below.

This summer, faculty who normally teach traditional face-to-face or blended graduate and undergraduate courses will prepare for teaching in a fall that will include COVID-19.  Faculty will have to modify courses to accommodate social distancing guidelines and for medical accommodations (for both students and faculty). Classrooms are not assigned until later in the summer, so we will not necessarily know the exact configuration of each classroom. Planning needs to begin before classrooms are assigned.

Therefore, please develop plans for classes with these issues in mind:

  1. Prepare to follow university guidelines on social distancing and any limitations on the number that can gather in one space;
  2. Provide accommodations and access to instruction for students unable or unwilling to appear physically in the class;
  3. Plan for the possibility that we may need to pivot again to remote instruction during the term;
  4. Recognize that faculty may get sick or need to quarantine; advance planning and collaboration among faculty teaching the same course or courses with similar content is encouraged; and
  5. Some lessons should be fully developed in advance so that that content can be “flipped” and the classroom experiences can focus on interactive activities to engage students and enhance learning.

Attention to Blackboard course sites for communication with students will be essential. Faculty will create assignments (“dropboxes”) in Blackboard so students can submit work electronically. It will be important to have each course ready to go and open on the Friday before the term begins. For example, faculty will post information in Blackboard about how the class will be operating, so only those that can fit into the classroom with social distancing appear in person on the first day of class.

Training for all full-time faculty (and adjunct faculty as recommended by department or school) will occur this summer. There will be two required sessions and multiple optional sessions. Training schedules will appear on the campus calendar and will also be sent by e-mail every Monday.

Attendance will be taken at each session; deans are responsible for ensuring that all full-time, and selected part-time faculty in their schools, attend these sessions.

If you have questions or concerns about this training please contact Leah Dvorak at leah.dvorak@cuw.edu or Elizabeth Evans, CELT Director at 262 243 4283 or elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu

Summer Faculty Training Session Schedule

No registration needed for any of these sessions. Please join the Zoom link at the appropriate time. All sessions via Zoom with this link: https://cuwaa.zoom.us/j/2622432358, or Meeting ID: 2622432358.

All sessions will be posted on the campus calendars for each campus; from those postings you can download information for your Outlook calendar. NOTE: If no participants have joined 10 minutes after the session start time, the session will be closed/cancelled.

Contact Elizabeth Evans with questions at 262 243 4283 or elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu

Sessions organized by date are listed on this post (below). Follow the applicable link to view all sessions organized by week:

New Program available

Best Practices for Poly-synchronous Teaching (in-person students and Zoom students at the same time)

Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Central Time/ 4:00pm to 5:00 pm Eastern Time
Please register for either the in-person session at Mequon or to join via Zoom. Registration link

This is the only program that requires registration. If you have questions, please email Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu. A recording of this program will be available afterwards if you cannot attend.

Instruction for traditional undergraduate and graduate courses that would normally be fully in-person will be different in Fall 2020 as we use social distancing. In most classes, not all the students will be able to fit in the classroom at the same time; one method to address this problem is to have those students who cannot be present physically join in that lesson via Zoom at the same time the lesson is being delivered.

This is a high tech set up and needs an instructor who is thinking about engaging both groups of students throughout the class period.

Required Training Sessions (Two)

Course Design and Pedagogy

Is a 90-minute program offered on Zoom multiple times starting the week of June 8 and continuing through July 27 (except the week of June 22).

This session focuses on hybrid course design and teaching strategies useful for fall instruction.  Even if you hope to use a fully synchronous delivery, developing content in advance will be essential to meet student needs. This session’s focus is on planning and developing your course in light of the need for social distancing and best teaching practices using the Foundations – Applications – Evaluation model. This model emphasizes class time with students as time for active, applied learning, building on foundations completed by the students prior to class sessions. Also: how to build connections and community, effective live teaching, and the difference between videoconference and in-person. This session is required for full-time faculty. Offered via Zoom. With Elizabeth Evans, Susan Gallanis and Catherine (Kate) Robertson.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Wednesday June 10, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Friday June 12, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Thursday June 18, 9:00 – 10:30 Central/10:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Thursday June 18, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Monday June 29, 12:00 – 1:30 Central/1:00 – 2:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday June 30, 10:30 – 12:00 Central/11:30 – 1:00 Eastern
  • Wednesday July 8, 11:00 – 12:30 Central/12:00 – 1:30 Eastern
  • Thursday July 9, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 13 8:30 – 10:00 Central/9:30 – 11:00 Eastern
  • Thursday July 16, 3:30 – 5:00 Central/4:30 – 6:00 Eastern
  • Thursday July 23, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Friday July 24, 9:00 – 10:30 Central/10:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 27, 11:00 – 12:30 Central/12:00 – 1:30 Eastern

Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery Fall 2020 & Beyond

This is a 90-minute program offered on Zoom multiple times starting the week of June 16 and continuing through August 14 (except the week of June 22).

The focus of this session is using your Blackboard course site as a tool for organizing your content and communicating with students. Topics include updated faculty expectations for Blackboard including assignment drop boxes for all students to submit assignments, using the Content area effectively, the Grade Center, a sample Blackboard course template, how to reduce the size of your course, posting your office hours, and an effective course review checklist. This session is required for full-time faculty. Offered via Zoom. With Susan Gallanis and others.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Monday June 15, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday June 17, 11:00 – 12:30 Central/12:00 – 1:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday July 1, 9:00 – 10:30 Central/10:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 6, 9:30 – 11:00 Central/10:30 – 12:00 Eastern
  • Tuesday July 14, 4:00 – 5:30 Central/5:00 – 6:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 20, 1:00 – 2:30 Central/2:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday July 29, 11:00 – 12:30 Central/12:00 – 1:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday August 5, 3:00 – 4:30 Central/4:00 – 5:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday August 12, 10:30 – 12:00 Central/11:30 – 1:00 Eastern
  • Friday August 14, 9:30 – 11:00 Central/10:30 – 12:00 Eastern

Optional Training Sessions (Five) 

Technical Training on Zoom

All sessions with Justin Frisque

Zoom Basics Updated

Topics include logging into your Zoom account, meeting controls, security, screen sharing, how to get help. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Monday June 8, 9:00 – 9:30 Central/10:00 – 10:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday June 16, 1:30 – 2:00 Central/ 2:30 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Monday June 22, 11:00 – 11:30 Central/12:00 – 12:30 Eastern
  • Monday July 6, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern
  • Monday August 3, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern
  • Monday August 17, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday August 19, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern

Zoom Interactive Tools

Topics include polls, using the whiteboard and break-out groups. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Tuesday June 9, 9:00 – 9:30 Central/10:00 – 10:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday June 17, 1:30 – 2:00 Central/2:30 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Tuesday June 23, 9:00 – 9:30 Central/10:00 – 10:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday July 7, 2:00 – 2:30 Central/3:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Thursday July 23, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 4, 2:00 – 2:30 Central/3:00 – 3:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 18, 9:00 – 9:30 Central/10:00 – 10:30 Eastern
  • Thursday August 20, 2:30 – 3:00 Central/3:30 – 4:00 Eastern

Recordings

Session focus is on making, storing and sharing recordings in Zoom and Panopto for the short- and long-term. Includes recording Zoom sessions and posting link in Blackboard, or pre-recording course content and where to store for future courses. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Tuesday June 9, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Wednesday June 17, 2:30 – 3:00 Central/3:30 – 4:00 Eastern
  • Tuesday June 23, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday July 7, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern
  • Thursday July 23, 11:00 – 11:30 Central/12:00 – 12:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 4, 3:00 – 3:30 Central/4:00 – 4:30 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 18, 10:00 – 10:30 Central/11:00 – 11:30 Eastern
  • Thursday August 20, 3:30 – 4:00 Central/4:30 – 5:00 Eastern

Blackboard Training

All sessions with Susan Gallanis

Interactive Asynchronous Tools in Blackboard

Session covers setting up Discussion Boards (entire class), Group Discussion Boards and Group Assignment, and Private Journals. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Time Offered::

  • Tuesday July 7, 11:00 – 12:00 Central/12:00 – 1:00 Eastern
  • Wednesday July 15, 1:00 – 2:00 Central/2:00 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Friday July 24, 1:00 – 2:00 Central/2:00 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Thursday July 30, 10:00 – 11:00 Central/11:00 – 12:00 Eastern
  • Thursday August 13, 4:00 – 5:00 Central/5:00 – 6:00 Eastern

Assessments in Blackboard

Session covers setting up Blackboard Tests, setting Test Options and test security including Respondus. Optional. Offered via Zoom.

Dates and Times Offered:

  • Thursday July 9, 9:00 – 10:00 Central/10:00 – 11:00 Eastern
  • Friday July 17, 1:00 – 2:00 Central/2:00 – 3:00 Eastern
  • Monday July 20, 9:00 – 10:00 Central/10:00 – 11:00 Eastern
  • Tuesday August 4, 10:00 – 11:00 Central/11:00 – 12:00 Eastern
  • Wednesday August 12, 1:00 – 2:00 Central/2:00 – 3:00 Eastern

2 Comments

  1. Justin
    I start teaching MBA 570 on Zoom on Tuesday, July 7. I plan to attend your July 7 training session. This is my first Zoom class and I would like to practice a bit before the class. Is there a resource I can review to learn how to set up break-out rooms in advance. I have figured out how move participants into the breakout rooms during the session, but is there a way to assign them to rooms prior to class and move them to those rooms in the middle of class? My daughter is a junior at the Mequon campus and she has been my guinea pig. I do not want to be that old guy who wastes class time because he is baffled by the technology.
    Thanks
    Bob Rice, Adjunct Faculty, CUW

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