2021 Adjunct Faculty Retreat

Virtual Zoom Retreat | February 5, 2021


Our theme this year is Take ACTION (Adapt, Collaborate, Teach, Innovate, Observe, Nurture). This year's Adjunct Faculty Retreat will be on Friday, February 5 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. via Zoom.

We will be talking about lessons learned from teaching online during the pandemic and giving a follow-up orientation to the new Adjunct Faculty Academy.


Adjunct Faculty Retreat Agenda

Time Topic
1:00-1:15 p.m. Welcome/Overview/AFA
Welcome to the Adjunct Faculty Retreat. We’ll go through the agenda and give you an update on the Adjunct Faculty Academy.
1:15 – 1:45 GIFTS

We all have Great Ideas For Teaching Students (GIFTS). In this session, each of our presenters will take ten minutes to share GIFTS that they use in their own classrooms. These ideas are designed for you to be able to learn about a teaching strategy on Friday, and use it in the classroom on Monday!

Presenters and topics include:

  • Elizabeth Robison (English) – Active Online Learning
  • Julee Smith (Education) - Connecting
  • Sarah Piercy, Education – Safe Spaces
1:45 – 2:15 Colleague Conversations
This session provides a time for you to connect with your disciplinary colleagues and discuss your own successes, challenges, concerns, updates, whatever! We hope that you share contact information so that you can reach out to each other for support and encouragement.
2:15 – 2:25 Break
Take Ten! Get a snack, a drink, or whatever else you need to do!
It’s Friday afternoon, and we’re almost through!
2:25 – 3:25 Challenge a Designer

Have you ever wondered what Canvas (or other technologies to which WSU has access) can really do? Maybe you’ve seen a great app somewhere, but its high cost makes it impractical for you to use it. What does WSU have that could meet your needs without the high price tag? This session lets you challenge a designer with things you would like to do with technology in the classroom. What does WSU have access to that can meet your needs? Our WSU Online designers can help! Challenge them!

Presented by WSU Online Team:

RC Callahan, Shandel Hadlock , Sean Cummings, & Sang Chen.

3:25 – 3:30 Evaluation
A new day, a new time, and a new evaluation for new feedback. Tell us your thoughts about today’s retreat. How can we improve similar events in the future? We appreciate your comments.


Course Reserve Presentation

Shared resources from the previous retreats:

PowerPoint on Student Demographics/Millennials

PDF of Student Demographics/Millennials PowerPoint