April 2021 Newsletter
"Upon the subject of education, ...I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in."
TLF Announcements and Resources
Faculty Onboarding Academy
We are excited to announce a new development in faculty onboarding at Weber State University. Last year we introduced the New Faculty Academy and the Adjunct Faculty Academy as summer long virtual and online sessions in Employment, Teaching, and Design areas. This year, working with the Provost’s Office, WSU Online, Continuing Education, and the TLA Committee, the Teaching and Learning Forum will be presenting a combined onboarding program known as Faculty Onboarding Academy for both full-time and adjunct faculty members, culminating with both the New Faculty Retreat and the Adjunct Faculty Retreat. The Academy will begin with a Kick-Off on July 12. More information will follow and be available on the website in the next couple of months. Stayed tuned to the TLF Newsletter for upcoming information and links.
New Director of the Teaching and Learning Forum
We are pleased to announce Dr. Nicola Corbin, associate professor in the communication department, has accepted the position of Teaching and Learning Forum (TLF) Director.
Dr. Corbin is an accomplished teacher whose mentorship and support of Wildcats on their quest to achieve their educational dreams has earned her high honors.
Dr. Corbin’s commitment to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and the scholarship of teaching and learning will stimulate, inspire and support the pedagogical and scholarly interests of all faculty. Her vision includes transitioning the Teaching and Forum to a Center for Teaching Innovation, a place where faculty can build community and confidence to become the best teachers they can be.
Dr. Corbin will begin her new role January 1, 2022 aer completing a prestigious leadership program through the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AASCU) during her sabbatical scheduled for Fall 2021.
Until then, we are privileged to have current TLF Director, Dr. Colleen Packer, continue serving in her role as TLF Director. Dr. Packer’s outstanding service and leadership in TLF since 2014, and during this transition period, are much appreciated.
Chitester to Canvas - Designing Effective Assessments
You have probably seen the news that online testing is moving from Chitester to Canvas in Fall 2022. Want to get a headstart on this move? Join WSU Online instructional designers and Dr. Louise Moulding for a special series of training sessions to help faculty prepare. See the schedule below and login to Training Tracker to sign up.
Canvas Workshop: Creating Tests (WSU Online)
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
2:30 - 3:20 pm 672-15
Thursday, May 6, 2021
2:30 - 3:20 pm 672-33
What resources and ideas does Weber State University offer for teaching online and virtually?
The Inclusive Teaching Practices Toolkit is a set of free resources—including videos and downloadable planning guides—that can be immediately put to use to benefit both faculty and their students. These practices are tailored for online teaching but are also relevant to the physical classroom.
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