Stearns Center Events Calendar
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- Workshops blend information, interaction, and application; they are live events only.
- Webinars blend information with a Q&A period; they are recorded for future viewing.
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Workshops count toward our Level 1 Credential.
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August 14 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm | CPD Workshop for New Adjunct Faculty: Designing Your Syllabus
August 16 | 3:15 - 4:15 pm| CPD Workshop for New Faculty: Designing Your Syllabus
August 18 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Training: Horizon Hall Orientation
August 20 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Training: Horizon Hall Orientation
August 20 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm | Webinar: How to Check the Quality of Your Online Courses & Online Teaching?
August 31 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | CPD Workshop: Designing High Impact Writing Assignments
September 1 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Webinar: Engaging Students in Hybrid Learning Environments
September 3 | Deadline: Apply for Teaching Squares
September 7 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | CPD Workshop: Efficient Grading for Assignments and Activities
September 8 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | CPD Workshop: Writing to Engage
September 10 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm | Webinar: Rethinking Assessments
September 14 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm| Webinar: Basic Questions About Accessibility and Usability in Online Courses
September 17 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Webinar: Instructional Design Tips and Strategies
SC Signature Event | Sept 20-24 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm | Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference (ITL)
- September 20 | 9:30 - 11:30 am | ITL Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tia Brown McNair, “From Equity Talk to Equity Walk”
- September 20 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm | ITL CPD Workshop: Transparency in Learning and Teaching
- September 20-24 | ITL “On Demand” Posters and Videos available
September 29 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | CPD Workshop: Providing Feedback to Support Student Revision
October 1 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm | Webinar: Engaging Asynchronous Students
October 5 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | CPD Workshop: Using Writing to Support Content Learning
October 6 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Webinar: Engaging Students in Hybrid Learning Environments
October 8 | Deadline: Nominations for Full-Time Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards
October 12 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Workshop: Balancing Content Coverage and Experiential Learning in Mason Impact Courses
October 15 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Webinar: Designing Asynchronous Online Discussions for Student Engagement and Interaction
October 19 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | CPD Workshop: Efficient Grading for Assignments and Activities
October 26 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Webinar: Utilizing Multimedia For Course Design
October 31 | Deadline: Teaching Squares Final Meetings concluded
November 1 | 1:00 -2:30 pm | Webinar: Exploring OER
November 2 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | CPD Workshop: Providing Feedback to Support Student Revision
November 3 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm | CPD Workshop: Improving Student Performance on Assignments Using the TILT Framework
November 9 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | CPD Workshop: Designing High Impact Writing Assignments
November 10 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm| Workshop: Creating and Grading Experiential Learning in Mason Impact Classes
SC Sponsored Event | November 15 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | Location: Zoom – link will be sent to all registrants on Sunday, November 14. Register HERE.
In collaboration with the Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning, the First-Gen+ Center will host a dynamic and thoughtful online discussion featuring Dr. Blake Silver (Assistant Professor of Sociology, George Mason University) and Dr. Lisa Nunn (Director of the Center for Educational Excellence and Professor of Sociology, University of San Diego). Both Dr. Silver and Dr. Nunn will share findings from their recently published books (The Cost of Inclusion: How Student Conformity Leads to Inequality on College Campuses; and College Belonging: How First-Year and First-Generation Students Navigate Campus Life, respectively) and invite questions from faculty and staff on how best to engage with and support success for first-generation college students.
Registration for the program is required; all who register by Nov 1 at 11:59pm EST will receive a free copy of the book of their choice AND a $5 coffee card. Grab that cup of coffee or tea and join us! Questions? Please contact Dr. Amber Holton-Thomas | email@example.com
November 17 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm | Webinar: Inclusive Course Design and Teaching
November 19 | 12:00 -1:00 pm | Webinar: Grading in Blackboard
December 3 | Deadline: Nominations for Part-time Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards
December 3 | Deadline: Nominations for Online Teaching Excellence Awards
December 6 | Deadline: Applications for January Course ReDesign Academy
December 10 | Deadline: Applications for Winter Faculty Writing Retreat