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February 27, 2015 - March 28, 2015

  

Friday, February 27, 2015

(Cancelled) Introduction to Photoshop CC
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

This course is designed to introduce students to Photoshop- the industry-standard image rendering software. Photoshop is used to create customized graphics, edit photographs and make flyers and images for both digital and print platforms. In this course we will go over the Photoshop desktop, working with images, editing, and exporting and printing.  This course will include projects that will allow students hands on training to familiarize yourself with the various tools, work areas and layers.

Prerequisites:

  • Students must have Adobe Creative Cloud account
  • A basic, working familiarity with using computers
  • The ability to open a program and switch from one open program to another
  • The ability to save a document with a different name or location using the “save As” command
  • The ability to save a document in a different file format, move, resize, minimize, maximize, restore, and close a window
UMD Essentials - UHR 101
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

There is a core of information that all of UMD's staff, especially supervisors, should know to aid them in being successful in their roles.  

In collaboration with many university departments, we have created sessions with topics that are essential to your success.  Representatives from the University Police Department, Faculty Staff Assistance Program, Division of Information Technology, Office of Misconduct and Relationship Violence, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Environmental Safety and colleagues in University Human Resources have worked together to create this six module program.  Feel free to register for one, for some, or for all!

The first course focuses on the services and tools available in University Human Resources.  The primary audience is staff who work directly with position management, writing job descriptions, process recruiting and hiring, and provide unit/department specific new employee orientation.  

-- Understanding UMD Compensation and Classification

-- eTerp Tools (posting, updating, and creating positions)

-- Your Benefits (aside from health benefits including tuition remission, TERPware, and others)

-- Access Information – LDI, Adult Ed, Lynda.com, University Policies and more!


TLTC-BROWNBAG: "I See What You Mean": Increasing Participation and Engagement with VoiceThread
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

University of Maryland

Faculty considering the shift to blended learning environments often worry that a reduction in seat time will compromise the classroom community. Yet the English Department's Lyra Hilliard has found that with good design, the opposite occurs. One tool that gives students more time to engage with and reflect on the content while maintaining (and even increasing) the sense of community is VoiceThread, which enables students to see and hear each other's responses to the content they are discussing. Because it is simple to use and allows students to respond to each other in the manner most comfortable to them--video, audio, or text--VoiceThread is an effective tool to meet learning outcomes in a wide variety of disciplines and course formats. Lyra will showcase some of her VoiceThreads and offer tips and tricks for incorporating this tool effectively. This is a great opportunity for instructors to bring their ideas and questions to an open forum where we can discuss and learn from each other.

This event is open for all faculty and staff who enjoy particpating in a lively discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.
Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

This course will provide an overview of the newly redesigned Creative Cloud profile. In this course we will go over what Creative Cloud is and why it's great, installation, the various products, how it works from platform to platform.

Course Recommendations:

Students may bring their personal laptop. We will install the Creative Cloud Application to your machine.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Event Image New Employee Orientation - UHR
9:00 AM

University of Maryland

The goal of new employee orientation is to engage you, our new employees, into the UMD culture, giving you a greater sense of connection to the University, providing pertinent information you need without overloading you as you learn about your job duties, and expose you to university colleagues throughout the process.

Objectives

New Employee Orientation will help you to:

  1. - Gain critical insights into UMD’s history, organizational culture, values, and goals
  2. - Learn about university resources (perks, benefits, tools etc)
  3. - Identify key policies and procedures
  4. - Review the health care, life insurance, retirement plans, flexible benefits, and tuition remission.
  5. - Energize UMD engagement and excitement – Cheer the Turtle!!
Scheduled 9 AM-12:30 PM
Margaret Brent Room, 2112
Stamp Student Union
Event Image Train the Facilitator
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

Our Leadership Development Series (LDI) is growing and we looking for individuals interested in facilitating future programs. Helping people learn and grow in their profession can be a meaningful and rewarding experience. This introductory session will outline the expectations for facilitators as well some fundamental facilitator training.

As a volunteer position, the time commitment is flexible. 


Assessment Practices at UMD: Understanding and Comparing Student and Teacher Perspectives
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

University of Maryland

What do your students really think about those online discussions, clickers questions, and midterms? This interactive workshop will share results from a campus-wide study of assessment practices at UMD to show their frequency of use and perceived effectiveness (by both students and faculty) in small, medium, and large classes. A discussion will follow on ways to improve your own assessment use based on survey findings and instructors' expertise.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Inclusive Workplaces:Common Struggles and Possible Paths Forward 2 (Libraries Staff Only)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

University of Maryland


Addresses Core Competencies: Diversity and Inclusion

Presented by the Libraries Diversity Advisory Committee and Office of Diversity & Inclusion, this training focuses on the importance of creating welcoming, affirming units and departments where staff, faculty, and students from an array of backgrounds and identities feel fully included and valued. The session will include a presentation on and discussion of: why inclusion is important, common obstacles to inclusion, and strategies for inclusive units/departments. A light lunch will be served. Please contact Sharon Epps if you need an ASL interpreter to be at this training.

Facilitators: Beth Douthirt Cohen, PhD and Timea Webster, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Home Buyers Seminar
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

University of Maryland

Learn all about the home buying process. SECU offers free home buying seminars for prospective homeowners who wish to learn about the home buying process. Each information-packed session is led by a SECU mortgage professional and one of our experienced network Realtors®. Our seminars are designed to educate and inform. We'll answer all your home buying questions without sales pressure and with no obligation. Just show up ready to learn. At a SECU home buying seminar, you will learn:

· the steps in the home buying process

· the true cost of buying a home

· how to shop for and compare mortgages to get the best terms

· how to find an experienced, local Realtor

· how to get rebates of hundreds or thousands of dollars

Friday, March 06, 2015

Pre-Retirement Seminar
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topics Discussed

Presented by Alesia Ruiz/Joe Windsor UHR Office of Employee Benefits

• Retiring Under the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) Presented by Maria Kersey, TIAA-CREF and Chris Barnes, Fidelity
• What you need to know about your Retiree Health Benefits
• Social Security and Medicare Overview Open to Faculty and Staff that are members of the Optional Retirement Program only.

TLTC-LTI: Qualtrics: Advanced Survey Building
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

University of Maryland

Learn how to use some of the advanced features in Qualtrics to enhance your surveys. By the end of the workshop, participants will learn about:
  • Blocks and block options
  • Survey logic
  • Randomization
  • Piped text
  • Loop and merge
  • Scoring
Prerequisites: Participants should take the Qualtrics: Creating Basic Surveys workshop or have at least one month experience with creating simply surveys.
Pre-Retirement Seminar
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Topics Discussed

Presented by Alesia Ruiz/Joe Windsor UHR Office of Employee Benefits

• Retiring Under the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) Presented by Maria Kersey, TIAA-CREF and Chris Barnes, Fidelity
• What you need to know about your Retiree Health Benefits
• Social Security and Medicare Overview Open to Faculty and Staff that are members of the Optional Retirement Program only.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Introduction
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course Synopsis
Photoshop class provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe Photoshop effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through advanced techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will learn layer basics, photo retouching and image editing. Whether you are a designer, illustrator, photographer, video artist, webmaster or just a beginner, Adobe Photoshop offers you many opportunities to make your images look great.

Who Should Attend
Graphic professionals who need an essential understanding of photo editing and the new features in Adobe Photoshop. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.


What You Will Learn
• Adobe Bridge fundamentals
• Cropping, correcting perspective, and straightening images
• Creating, naming, hiding, and deleting layers
• How to make selections and masks quickly
• Improving mask quality with Refine Edge
• Techniques for combining multiple images
• Non-destructive editing techniques with adjustment layers and Smart Filters
• Camera Raw Basics
• Retouching essentials, such as blemish removal and body sculpting
• Content Aware fill and retouching
• Color correcting images
• Using the essential blend modes, layer effects, and styles
• Working with Type


Prerequisites
Because of the amount of material covered in this class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills may be required to observe the class lessons or do their best to keep up without slowing down the rest of the class. We highly recommends working with the Adobe Photoshop application tutorial before coming to the course.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Event Image Leadership Development Initiatives (LDI) Track I Foundations - Role of a Supervisor (course 1 of 7)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

In the first course of LDI Track I Foundations, participants learn the importance of their roles, the responsibility they have for the performance and growth of their supervisees, as well as the context of their roles in the university’s overall mission. The goal of this course is to instill a sense of pride, responsibility and respect for their teams, their positions and the larger campus community. This is an opportunity to get excited and/or renewed about the importance and impact one has as a leader.

Learning fee -- $50 per person

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TLTC-OLC: Creating Effective Assessments
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 13th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 20th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

An important component of successful online teaching is developing efficient assessment strategies and methods. In this workshop you will explore formative and summative assessment techniques used in online education and develop assessment strategies suitable for your online course. You will create a plan to help align learning objectives and activities with assessments. You will explore the differences between summative and formative assessments, and discuss strategies for implementing them. Integrating multiple forms of assessment allows students more opportunities to evaluate their performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify formative and summative assessment strategies used in online education
  • Develop assessment strategies for your online courses

Format
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach online and blended courses
Instructional designers

 

TLTC-OLC: Exploring Digital Storytelling
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 13th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 20th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Digital storytelling combines multiple media formats to create memorable learning experiences that engage both the mind and emotions of the learner. In this workshop, you will explore the elements of an effective digital story, including point-of-view, voice, sound, images and pacing. You will observe examples of digital storytelling in education and discuss what makes them effective learning experiences. Finally, you will look at implementation strategies for adding these stories to your courses.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore effective uses and best practices of digital storytelling in a variety of educational contexts
  • Create and publish a short digital story

Format
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach in any modality
K-12 teachers
Instructional designers
Educational technologists
Librarians

TLTC-OLC: Exploring ePortfolios
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 13th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 20th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

ePortfolios provide a learner-centered environment conducive to reflective and evidence-based learning, and are considered the center of a student’s personal learning environment. In this workshop, you will explore how ePortfolios enhance deep learning, view examples of well-designed and effective ePortfolios, and reflect on the role that ePortfolios could play in your online courses and programs.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how ePortfolios can support reflective and evidence-based learning
  • Assess ePortfolios using rubrics

Format
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach in any modality
Instructional designers

TLTC-OLC: Fundamentals: ADA and Web Accessibility
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 13th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 20th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Improving access to online education means, among other things, ensuring that your online course materials, teaching and learning activities, and assessments are accessible for all learners. This workshop will help you better understand the legal framework for accessibility in online education and how learners with disabilities participate in online classes. You will also explore practical application of procedures for instructional designers, instructors, developers and administrators to create ADA compliant online courses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify types of accommodations needed for different visible and non-visible disabilities
  • Understand how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) frames the decisions made in designing and delivering online courses.

Format:
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend? 
Faculty who teach in online and blended formats
Instructional designers

TLTC-OLC: Introduction to Online Presentation Tools
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 13th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 20th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Presentations are an important method for delivering content to students in the online environment. In this workshop, you will explore web-based presentation tools that leverage the 2.0 potential to engage learners, build communities, and promote continuing dialogue. You will explore techniques for making presentations more interactive and meaningful for students, and how their attention in asynchronous environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Test and evaluate various online presentation tools
  • Create a short online presentation

Format
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty new to the online environment
Faculty teaching in all modalities
University staff who provide training
Instructional designers
Educational technologists

 
 
Event Image PRD - Basics
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

University of Maryland

University employees (staff) are required to attend PRD Intro training. PRD- Intro is an abbreviated, 45 minute class that focuses on the basics of the PRD process. Participants will review the PRD cycle (expectation setting, midway feedback and final review meetings). Supervisors must attend a more detailed session for the PRD - In Depth training held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMD Faculty/Staff Parking Permit. Please DO NOT park in Lot P*. Lot 4 is an overflow lot is P1 and P2 are not available. If you do not have a UMD Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://maps.umd.edu/map/#  

This course is required before the PRD In Depth Course. And both classes are required for supervisors who give the PRD.
Event Image PRD - In Depth
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

Prior to attending PRD In-Depth, UMD staff must attend PRD Intro/Basics; usually given immediately prior to PRD In-Depth. This PRD In-Depth training is required for managers to learn specific supervisory, coaching and performance feedback techniques needed to successfully employ the PRD process. This in depth session is designed to provide a forum to discuss/review the PRD process, develop performance expectations based on unit/dept. goals, employ performance coaching and capacity building opportunities. This session will cover situational leadership strategies, coaching/motivating and providing performance feedback. Performance Improvement Plans and development planning will be covered. Supervisors new to their departments will find this session helpful in working to address challenging performance issues, and this course is required for all supervisors who conduct PRD's for other staff.

Parking Information; The following lots are available near the building: Lot P1 and Lot P2- you must have a current UMD Faculty/Staff Parking Permit. Please DO NOT park in Lot P*  Lot 4 P1 and P2 are not available. If you do not have a UMD Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot, OR obtain a one day parking permit through your department or through Transportation Services. Further parking information can be found at http://maps.umd.edu/map/#
ORA #07 - OMB Circular A133/Uniform Guidance Subpart F
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

University of Maryland

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting (OCGA) are committed to providing guidance to the university community on federal, state, and university policies and regulations for sponsored research. To enhance this effort, our two offices have combined to offer a series of courses, each intended to give a deeper understanding of a specific aspect of contract and grant administration. For more information on the Certificate Program, go to www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program.

Certificate Program courses may be taken in any order, and you may choose to take as many or as few as you like. Course modules are offered at least once a year. Class 7 - OMB Circular A133/Uniform Guidance Subpart F - covers the audit requirements for sponsored projects, particularly as they relate to the following topics:

  • Subcontracts/Subgrants
  • Surviving an Audit
  • Federal Auditor Perspectives

Previous versions of the course material can be found at www.ora.umd.edu/training/certificate-program/course-material.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Event Image Administrative Professional Track -Writing Email (Lynda.com) Facilitated by L&TD, UHR
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

We are bringing Lynda.com to the classroom and facilitating the courses with you!

Discover the secrets to writing powerful emails your colleagues will read and answer by crafting your message and delivery. In this short course, author and business writing professor Judy Steiner-Williams shows you how to write emails for maximum readability and impact. Discover how to craft a compelling opening, how to message the right people at the right time, and how to leverage etiquette to use email as one of many communications tools.


This course qualifies for 1 Category A professional development unit (PDU) through lynda.com, PMI Registered Education Provider #4101

TLTC-Seminar: Transforming Students
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

The university can and should be a life-changing place for students. Too often, however, students drift through the academy, learning little that lasts. In order to effect transformation of students' lives, we the faculty have to be willing to change how we do things and develop new experiences for students. This seminar will explore research into the nature and qualities of university experiences that challenge students to develop the knowledge, skills, and commitments that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing world. While we cannot guarantee transformation, certain practices create conditions that foster deep learning.

Peter Felten is the Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and Professor of History at Elon University. His publications include the co-authored books Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014) and Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2014). He also is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and vice president (US) of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Monday, March 16, 2015

TLTC-OLC: Creating Multimedia Introductions
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 18th, 2015 at 12:00PM to March 20th, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Multimedia can be used to increase social presence in online courses by making a personal connection to the students and engaging them in the learning experience. In this workshop, you will explore and experience a number of easy and practical multimedia tools compatible with all major learning management systems. By the end of the workshop, you will have a multimedia activity you can immediately add to your course, and the experience to create many more.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore various tools for creating multimedia introductions
  • Create a multimedia introduction

Format
This workshop is a three day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Wednesday and ending the following Friday. Total length of time to completion: 3 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach in online and blended formats
Instructional designers
Educational technologists

Friday, March 20, 2015

CITIZENSHIP INFORMATION SESSION
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you a Legal Permanent Resident and Want to Apply for Citizenship?

Learn the Steps to Apply for Citizenship!

The National Immigration Forum’s New American Workforce, in collaboration with Learning and Talent Development, UHR, is offering a free info session on citizenship. Immigration specialists from the International Rescue Committee and the Central American Resource Center will help you figure out if you are eligible and answer your questions on how to apply.

We will answer your questions.
• Am I eligible?
• What are the requirements?
• How much does it cost?
• How much English do I need to know?
• Where can I study for the citizenship test?
• Where can I get free legal help filling out my application?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Event Image Leadership Development Initiatives (LDI) Track I Foundations - Keys to a Positive Workplace (Course 2 of 7)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

Participants learn the foundational skills necessary to create a work environment that is essential to productivity, growth and unity. A positive, healthy and happy work environment where our diverse community feels valued, accepted and appreciated is the goal.

Learning fee -- $50 per person

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TLTC-OLC: Creating Concept Maps
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 27th, 2015 at 12:00PM to April 3rd, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Concept mapping is a research-supported strategy for improving online learning effectiveness. Concept mapping is not only a learning tool, but also can be used for teaching and assessment. In this workshop you will explore some of the many ways you can use concept maps in various phases of the teaching and learning cycle.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify relevant research based strategies and explore learning activities that utilize concept mapping in online education
  • Develop an activity for your online course integrating concept mapping

Format
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach in any modality
Instructional designers

 
 
TLTC-OLC: Creating Infographics for Learning
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 27th, 2015 at 12:00PM to April 3rd, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Infographics use data and graphic design to tell stories, teach concepts, and present information. Online activities integrating visual data can develop content literacy and analytic thinking. In this workshop you will learn how to locate, evaluate, and integrate infographics into your teaching, as well as explore the possibilities for creating infographics with your data. You will review the research behind what makes infographics so compelling, and why they are effective cognitive tools for communicating information and data.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and discus ways that educators can use infographics to improve student learning
  • Create an infographic for use in an online course
    OR
  • Design an activity integrating an infographic for use in an online course

Format
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach in any modality
Instructional designers
Educational technologists
University staff involved in training

TLTC-OLC: Managing Faculty Workload
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 27th, 2015 at 12:00PM to April 3rd, 2015 at 11:59PM.

While online faculty value the flexibility of online teaching, the reality of the 24/7 classroom can be daunting in terms of faculty workload and faculty burnout. In this workshop, you will explore research-based strategies to assist faculty in managing their time more effectively and reducing the risk of burnout. You will review practical workload management tips and tools for both new and veteran faculty. Finally, you will develop a workload management plan that will help improve the online faculty experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe strategies for managing administrative and teaching workload
  • Develop a workload management plan for yourself or your faculty

Format
This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty who teach online
Deans and program chairs

TLTC-OLC: New to Online: The Essentials
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 27th, 2015 at 12:00PM to April 3rd, 2015 at 11:59PM.

An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself.  This workshop will provide you with an important online learning experience as you explore the basics of online teaching and learning. You will learn the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation. Your explorations will include research-based readings, presentations and discussions with other new online teachers and will be supported by sample documents such as online syllabus, discussion rubric etc. There will also be an hour-long optional (recorded) live session where you will get a chance to meet your facilitator to discuss important topics related to online teaching and ask your questions.

Topics:
Course design, delivery and assessment
Instructor roles and competencies
Five Pillars of Quality in online education
Engaging the learners
Student readiness and expectations

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the differences between online and face- to -face courses in terms course design, roles, and expectations
  • Create a learning resource for your online course based on your readings and explorations during this workshop

Format:
This is a weeklong asynchronous workshop, with an optional one-hour synchronous (live) session with the facilitator. The workshop will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The live session will be held on Monday, on the fourth day. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty with little or no experience with online teaching
Junior instructional designers

 
 
TLTC-OLC: Strategies for Improvement: Quality Scorecard
12:00 AM

This asynchronous workshop will run from March 27th, 2015 at 12:00PM to April 3rd, 2015 at 11:59PM.

The OLC Quality Scorecard is a tool for online administrators to measure the quantifying elements of quality within online education programs in higher education. In this workshop you will get an overview of the OLC Quality Scorecard, explore how the OLC Quality Scorecard can be implemented in your institution and evaluate your institution based on a few chosen quality indicators from the OLC Quality Scorecard. This introductory workshop provides basic information on the OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs. This workshop will also highlight the newest version of the scorecard which has 75 indicators organized into 9 categories.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies for implementing the OLC Quality Scorecard in your institution
  • Discuss examples of best practices for each quality indicator

Format:

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Friday and end on the following Friday. The workshop will require approximately 6 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?

Provosts

Deans

Directors of online programs

Instructional designers

University Policy - Sexual Misconduct Policy Training
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

University of Maryland

The university policy on Sexual Harassment was updated in October 2013. It is now VI-1.20(A) UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY, It is important that all UMD faculty and staff attend this training. The training includes information regarding all forms of sexual misconduct and consent and also the specifics of our own University policy, VI-1.20(A), including an emphasis of understanding the obligations of Responsible University Employees, in responding to/reporting Sexual Misconduct, what is consent and the new reporting obligations for those in Consensual Sexual Relationships involving supervisory and/ or evaluative duties.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Introduction to Acrobat XI Pro
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

University of Maryland

This course is designed to introduce students to Acrobat Pro. This course will show the basics of working with PDF’s: How to Create, combine, edit, export, review documents and how to work with forms.  This course will include projects that will allow students hands on training to familiarize yourself with tasks.

Prerequisites:

  • A basic, working familiarity with using computers
  • A basic understanding of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • The ability to open a program and switch from one open program to another
  • The ability to save a document with a different name or location using the “save As” command
  • The ability to save a document in a different file format, move, resize, minimize, maximize, restore, and close a window

Designing Assessments in Online Courses
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

University of Maryland

This workshop introduces faculty to strategies for developing formative and summative assessments of student progress, as well as satisfaction with the course and instructor in meeting course outcomes.  By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies and best practices for assessing student success in an online course.
  • Identify challenges in the design, development and delivery of online assessment.
  • Identify ELMS assessment tools useful for conducting low-stakes assessments.
  • Create a diverse array of assessments in an online course.
  • Create a rubric to tie learning outcomes to an assignment.

Friday, March 27, 2015

UMD Essentials - Highlighted University Policies
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

University of Maryland

There is a core of information that all of UMD's staff, especially supervisors, should know to aid them in being successful in their roles. 
 

In collaboration with many university departments, we have created sessions with topics that are essential to your success.  Representatives from the University Police Department, Faculty Staff Assistance Program, Division of Information Technology, Office of Misconduct and Relationship Violence, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Environmental Safety and colleagues in University Human Resources have worked together to create this six module program.  Feel free to register for one, for some, or for all!

The second course offers information on specific university policies that affect us all.  Of course there are many more thus we will provide information on how to review current policies and keep updated about future changes. Representatives from the Division of Information Technology, University Police Department, the Office of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence, and the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program will present.

When you register for the module, you will have the option to register for all the policies or specific ones.

-- 9am -- Sexual Misconduct Policy, the Code on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and the Responsible University Employee

-- 10:45am -- Acceptable Use and Security of Information Technology

-- 1:00pm -- Child Abuse & Neglect

-- 2:00pm -- Drug and Controlled Substance Use




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