January 2019 Professional Development Day

Vincennes University - Professional Development Sessions

 

Spring 2021 Professional Development Week

Monday January 13

Opening Session: "Creating a Culture of Civility" Presenters: Dr. Laura Treanor and Dr. Robert Dotson

 

 

 

"A Conversation about Race and Equity" Presented by Dr. Shaun Harper, August 12, 2020

 

August 11, 2020 Professional Development Day: Communicate to Collaborate

Schedule With Links

Recordings With Links

Simple Syllabus Tutorials

Navigation, Copy to New Semester, Edit a Syllabus (15 min.)

Load a Syllabus Into Blackboard, Support (8 min.)

  

Support Staff Professional Development Fall 2020

Simple Syllabus Training for Support Staff (Password: simple)

Faculty Evaluation Process Review Session March 5, 2020

Slide Show

Recording

Support Staff Professional Development July 31 and August 1, 2019

Zoom Recordings:

Providing the Best Service for Our Students

Navigating the Reservation Process

ALiCE Training Campus Safety

Reducing Stress

VU Web Pages

Lotus Notes

Excel I

Excel II 

 

Schedule

 

Handouts:

Lotus Notes Handout

Microsoft Excel Part 1 Handout  

Microsoft Excel Part 2 Handout

Providing the Best Student Service Handout

Web Training Handout 

Web Page Editing Handout 

Enhancing Searchability Handout

Adobe Pro Word Handout

Adobe Pro Excel Handout

 

Tuesday May 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day in Shircliff Humanities Building (Faculty Evaluation Process)

Printable Schedule (Updated 05/02/2019)

8:10-8:25 Coffee and Refreshments - Shircliff Lobby

8:30 - 9:15 Shircliff Auditorium - Large Group Session (Recording Link)(Slide Show)

Course Improvement Plan

Presenters:  Dr. Treanor, Jaci Lederman, Greg Hirsch, & Ivana Peralta

 

Improvement-focused Evaluation
Description:  Overview of improvement-focused evaluation process, what it’s about, why it’s important and what it means to faculty and supervisors.  To include: 
•    Overview of importance of reflective teaching 
•    Overview of importance of growth-mindset
•    Overview of importance of mentorship and resource identification

 

Tools/Techniques/Process
Description:  Overview of components of faculty evaluation (Survey Dig, Adjunct Faculty Evaluation form, Course Improvement Plan, Professional Growth Plan) to include: 
•    Discussion of the purpose of each tool and how it fits within an improvement-focused evaluation process
•    Discussion of how the pieces fit together and drive the completion of each other (ie. Survey Dig informs the Course Improvement Plan which in turn informs the Professional Growth Plan) for an intentional reflective process
•    Utilizing a strategic approach to the documents
•    Expectation and importance of quality completion of the forms
•    Opportunity to ask questions

9:30 - 10:45:  Breakout Sessions

Option 1:  Survey Whaaaat??: Retrieving your Survey Dig Aggregate Report and Composing your Course Improvement Plan  (for faculty)  (Recording Link)(Slide Show)
Presenters:  Danny Ralston, Ivana Peralta, Greg Hirsch
Location: Shircliff D109 (108, 111*extra rooms for working on the evals after instruction)
Session to include: 
•    Guided instruction on how to find the Survey Dig into video
•    Guided instruction on how to retrieve the Survey Dig Aggregate report 
•    Overview of how to interpret Survey Dig Aggregate Report via a “mock” Aggregate Report
•    Opportunity for faculty to retrieve and print their own Survey Dig Aggregate report with facilitators acting as trouble-shooters 
•    Opportunity to compose Course Improvement Plan
•    Opportunity to ask questions

 

Option 2:  DIG-ing Deeper: Reviewing your Aggregate Report, Composing your Course Improvement Plan and Thinking Strategically about your PGP (for faculty)(Slide Show)
Presenters:  Jaci Lederman, Jennifer Hensley, Jacqueline Klueh
Locations: Shircliff E128 (132, 133 *extra rooms for working on the evals after instruction)
Session to include:
•    Discussion of what the Aggregate report shows and how to interpret it 
•    Discussion of how the Aggregate report can be used to inform the PGP
•    Review of “mock” Aggregate Reports
•    Opportunity to compose Course Improvement Plan
•    Opportunity to ask questions

 

Option 3:  Making the Dean’s List: Evaluation Process Basics (for Chairs and Deans)
Presenters:  Dean Coffman, Dean Ragle, Dean Miller, Dean Puckett, Jill Alsman and Amber Dinkens
Location:  Shircliff E228
Session to include:  
•    Overview of importance of improvement-based evaluation approach
•    How to access your faculty’s Survey Dig results if needed
•    Seeking faculty voice in the evaluation discussion
•    Tips for conducting successful performance evaluations
•    Opportunity to review "mock" Survey Dig Aggregate report and identification of resources available to assist faculty with improvement
•    Looking for patterns vs. one-time occurrences
•    Providing feedback that faculty can “hear”
•    Using Classroom Visitations, Peer Observations, CTL, Innovative Educators Seminars to encourage growth
•    Opportunity to ask questions 
 

11:00 - 12:15 Lunch - Jefferson Union - Taco Bar

12:30 - 2:45:  Better Safe Than Sorry:  Increasing survivability in a violent intruder event

Presenters:  Dawn Brewer, Candace Joles, Andrew Young

Location: Shircliff D209

12:30 - 1:15 Shircliff Auditorium - Large Group Session (Recording Link)(Slide Show)

Presenters:  Dr. Treanor, Jaci Lederman, Greg Hirsch, & Ivana Peralta

 

Improvement-focused Evaluation
Description:  Overview of improvement-focused evaluation process, what it’s about, why it’s important and what it means to faculty and supervisors.  To include: 
•    Overview of importance of reflective teaching 
•    Overview of importance of growth-mindset
•    Overview of importance of mentorship and resource identification

 

Tools/Techniques/Process
Description:  Overview of components of faculty evaluation (Survey Dig, Adjunct Faculty Evaluation form, Course Improvement Plan, Professional Growth Plan) to include: 
•    Discussion of the purpose of each tool and how it fits within an improvement-focused evaluation process
•    Discussion of how the pieces fit together and drive the completion of each other (ie. Survey Dig informs the Course Improvement Plan which in turn informs the Professional Growth Plan) for an intentional reflective process
•    Utilizing a strategic approach to the documents
•    Expectation and importance of quality completion of the forms
•    Opportunity to ask questions

1:30 - 2:45:  Breakout Sessions

Option 1:  Survey Whaaaat??: Retrieving your Survey Dig Aggregate Report and Composing your Course Improvement Plan  (for faculty) 
Presenters:  Danny Ralston, Ivana Peralta, Greg Hirsch
Location: Shircliff E128 (132, 133 *extra rooms for working on the evals after instruction)
Session to include: 
•    Guided instruction on how to find the Survey Dig into video
•    Guided instruction on how to retrieve the Survey Dig Aggregate report 
•    Overview of how to interpret Survey Dig Aggregate Report via a “mock” Aggregate Report
•    Opportunity for faculty to retrieve and print their own Survey Dig Aggregate report with facilitators acting as trouble-shooters 
•    Opportunity to compose Course Improvement Plan
•    Opportunity to ask questions

 

Option 2:  DIG-ing Deeper: Reviewing your Aggregate Report, Composing your Course Improvement Plan and Thinking Strategically about your PGP (for faculty) (Zoom Link)
Presenters:  Jaci Lederman, Jennifer Hensley, Jacqueline Klueh
Locations: Shircliff D109 (108, 111*extra rooms for working on the evals after instruction)
Session to include:
•    Discussion of what the Aggregate report shows and how to interpret it 
•    Discussion of how the Aggregate report can be used to inform the PGP
•    Review of “mock” Aggregate Reports
•    Opportunity to compose Course Improvement Plan
•    Opportunity to ask questions

 

Option 3:  Making the Dean’s List: Evaluation Process Basics (for Chairs and Deans)
Presenters:  Dean Coffman, Dean Ragle, Dean Miller, Dean Puckett, Jill Alsman and Amber Dinkens
Location:  Shircliff E228
Session to include:  
•    Overview of importance of improvement-based evaluation approach
•    How to access your faculty’s Survey Dig results if needed
•    Seeking faculty voice in the evaluation discussion
•    Tips for conducting successful performance evaluations
•    Opportunity to review "mock" Survey Dig Aggregate report and identification of resources available to assist faculty with improvement
•    Looking for patterns vs. one-time occurrences
•    Providing feedback that faculty can “hear”
•    Using Classroom Visitations, Peer Observations, CTL, Innovative Educators Seminars to encourage growth
•    Opportunity to ask questions

 

3:00 - 4:15

Tour of Robeson Hills Nature Preserve -   Wear appropriate clothing including long pants and closed-toed shoes. Please RSVP to ccoffman@vinu.edu

Presenter/Tour Guide:  Dean Curt Coffman

Location:  Updike Fountain

Faculty Promotion/Tenure Process

Presenter:  Pamela Gardner

Location:   Shircliff D219

Professional Staff Promotion Process

Presenters:  Toni Eagleson, Kim Heldt, Candace Joles, and Martha Thompson

Location:  Shircliff D220

Wednesday May 15, 2019 - Assessment Day

8:15 -  9:15       Strategic Plan Kickoff/HLC Updates - Red Skelton Performing Arts Center (Live Stream Link)

9:30 - 11:30     Assessment Activities - Green Activities Center -Please RSVP to Carmen Ridgway at cridgway@vinu.edu (Zoom Link)

11:30 -  1:00     Lunch Provided if RSVP'd

1:00 -  3:00     Department/Liaison Assessment Meetings

 

Thursday May 16, 2019 - PERSIST 2.0

The VU Professional Development Committee has arranged to have PERSIST 2.0, especially created for Vincennes University. This professional development opportunity will focus on service excellence, engaging students, and delivering services that will help with retention and graduation. This will be offered via Zoom for those not on the Vincennes campus on May 16th from 9 a.m. to wrap up at 2 p.m. Light refreshments and Lunch will be provided for those at the Vincennes campus.  Please RSVP to Candace Joles cjoles@vinu.edu by April 30th.  (Zoom Link)

Persist 2.0 Outline

 

Professional Development Day - January 10, 2019

Schedule of Sessions

Faculty Advising Book

Tools for Effective Advising of At-Risk Students: Profile/Holds/Academic Standing - John Livers & Jennifer Kramer.

Zoom Recording Link

Getting Advisees to the Finish Line: Petitions (TSAP grad audits), Course Subs. & Transfer Credit, Waivers, Housing Grants, HS Transcripts, Locating Forms on APCI site - Joan Puckett & Becky Little

Zoom Recording Link

CoReqs, Degree Plans, & New Accuplacer - Oh My!: CoReq Linkage, Pathways, Dual/Transfer Credit, DegreeWorks & Placement, Accuplacer NextGen, Degree Plan, UCC requirements - Michelle Cummins

No Recording Available

Intrusive Advising Tips: Efficiency Strategies, Panel led discussion on managing large numbers of advisees while maintaining effectiveness. Gaye Walthall, Kris Kitzinger, Levi Clark, Curt Coffman

Zoom Recording  Link

Financial Aid 101 and Transfer Pathways: TSAPs, Financial Aid, 21st Scholars/Frank O'Bannon, Next level Jobs - Mike McClure, Stan Werne, Justin Robinson, Sherril Carter.

Zoom Recording Link

 

Webinar & Discussion: Mental Health & Resiliency: Fostering Coping & Problem-Solving Skills for Increased Persistence:  Facilitators: Jennifer Andrews and Kathy Evans Participate in discussion upon completion of the webinar. The session will guide to help: - Identify signs of emotional distress, both subtle and overt cues - Articulate the primary steps in offering help and making a successful referral for a student in distress - Explore common mental health issues that college & university students face using current date from multiple sources - Improve your ability to assist a student in crisis

Zoom Recording Link

Session Slides

Webinar & Discussion: Retaining Gen Z Students: 10 Strategies to Improve Persistence Facilitator: Danny Ralston Participate in discussion upon completion of the webinar. The session will guide to help: - Understand the value of retention strategies and how to leverage resources to support them - Learn the "what" and "why" of approaches to close the persistence trends - Gain an understanding about different needs of Generation Z students to remain in college - Learn about successful in reach strategies to support improved retention

Zoom Recording Link

Session Slides

Webinar & Discussion: Front-Line Customer Service: Creating an Inclusive & Supportive Environment for Differently-Abled Students Facilitator: Candace Joles Participate in discussion upon completion of the webinar. The session will guide to help: - Learn about disability or differently-abled etiquette and some of the ways inclusion is inadvertently limited - Discuss strategies for modifying materials and practices to increase inclusion for all - Define the major categories of disability: physical, neurological, cognitive, and psychological and discuss customer support strategies specific to each of these - Demonstrate some of the ways that can quickly and effectively work with customers who are angry or upset or who need the next level of support in moving through a difficult situation

Zoom Recording Link

Session Slides

Innovative Educators Webinars

Go2Knowledge On-Demand Webinars

The Go2Knowledge suite contains many relevant training videos for faculty and staff in higher ed.  Any VU employee can make an account for free to use the site.

Live Webinar Calendar

Innovative Educators provides multiple live webinars each week.  All VU employees have access to these webinars.  An email is sent out each week with a list of upcoming webinars and instructions for participating.

Past Live Webinar Recordings

All live webinars are recorded and made available to all VU employees for one year after the live webinar date.  

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