Events Calendar

Stearns Center Events Calendar

Welcome to our events calendar page! Please bookmark this page to learn more about upcoming events and changes to events listed below.  Also, don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep up with all SC events and support resources!

  • 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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Fall 2021

August

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

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 29 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm | CPD Workshop: Providing Feedback to Support Student Revision

 

October

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

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 | ahampto@gmu.edu

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

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

 

Spring 2022

January February

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March

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April

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May

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Summer 2022

June

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July

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August

TBD