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WORKSHOPS

The Center for Faculty Development (CFDFREEMississippi) and the Office of Online Learning (onlineFREEMississippi) are available for one-on-one consultations through email and virtual meetings.

Faculty Ambassadors are available at this link and available for one-on-one support.

Webinar & Workshop Topics

An Introduction to Yuja Workshop is being offered by the Office of Online Learning prior to the spring semester beginning. Options are listed below, and you can click the dates linked below to register for a session.

Show Up & Write! Weekly Sessions & Retreats

Show Up and Write! meets weekly in the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), and provides a quiet open space for dedicated writing time. This session is offered in the CFD space (International Center, 319) and via Zoom this spring. The writing group aims to support faculty research by designating time for writing and increasing productivity through peer support and personal accountability.  Bring your computer and plan to focus time on writing an article, book chapter, grant proposal, blog, or other project.  

Show Up and Write! will meet every Thursday from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. beginning January 21, and will conclude April 22. These sessions are come-and-go as needed for your schedule, and does not include peer exchange. Faculty and staff from all disciplines and ranks are welcome to attend.

The CFD will also be hosting monthly Show Up & Write Retreats which are extended sessions of time for you to be able to dive in deeper. Retreats are scheduled from 8:30 am - Noon on February 5, March 5, and April 9, 2021.

If this peaks your interest, click the link below to submit your name and email address for a reminder along with the Zoom information to join virtually if you can't make it in person for the weekly sessions or the retreats.

Remind Me

An issue observed from the Fall semester was troubleshooting online student presentations. The Office of Online Learning will be offering a workshop walking instructors through the options students most frequently used, what is and is not available to both instructors and students, and some basic troubleshooting tips to help make the process easier for the upcoming semester. Multiple dates and times are available to register for the Online Student Presentations workshop. Click the dates linked below to register.

 

Webinars & Workshops by Date

January

Yuja is a video management platform that allows online instructors and students to capture and store video within a cloud-based streaming and storage environment.  Yuja also connects to the Canvas learning management system, which allows instructors to share captured and stored videos with his/her classes. 

The following training is designed to introduce instructors to Yuja.  The training will cover:

  • Capturing video with Yuja
  • Uploading video to Yuja
  • Embedding Yuja video within a course
  • Editing captured videos in Yuja
  • Setting up Yuja Quizzes

This meeting is led by Mark Ferguson and will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. The meeting link will be sent to you in an email after you have registered for the event by clicking the link below. Those who use their USM email address during registration will also receive an invite reminder the day of the meeting.  If you have any questions, please email mark.fergusonFREEMississippi.

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An issue observed from the Fall semester was troubleshooting online student presentations. There are different ways a student can complete a video presentation, or narrated slide presentation, for an online class.  Some instructor dictated how things were to be done, some left it up to the students. This workshop walks instructors through the options students most frequently used, what is and is not available to both instructors and students, and some basic troubleshooting tips to help make the process easier for the upcoming semester.

This meeting is led by Mark Ferguson and will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. The meeting link will be sent to you in an email after you have registered for the event by clicking the link below. Those who use their USM email address during registration will also receive an invite reminder the day of the meeting.  If you have any questions, please email mark.fergusonFREEMississippi.

The workshop includes a support module that may be placed into one or your classes for you to use this semester.  This module was created by the Office of Online Learning and designed with students in mind.  If you would like this module placed into one of your upcoming spring courses, please attend the workshop and state your need at the end of the session.

Register Now

Show Up and Write! meets weekly in the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), and provides a quiet open space for dedicated writing time. This session is offered in the CFD space (International Center, 319) and via Zoom this spring. The writing group aims to support faculty research by designating time for writing and increasing productivity through peer support and personal accountability.  Bring your computer and plan to focus time on writing an article, book chapter, grant proposal, blog, or other project.  

Show Up and Write! will meet every Thursday from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. beginning January 21, and will conclude April 22. These sessions are come-and-go as needed for your schedule, and does not include peer exchange. Faculty and staff from all disciplines and ranks are welcome to attend.

The CFD will also be hosting monthly Show Up & Write Retreats which are extended sessions of time for you to be able to dive in deeper. Retreats are scheduled from 8:30 am - Noon on February 5, March 5, and April 9, 2021.

If this peaks your interest, click the link below to submit your name and email address for a reminder along with the Zoom information to join virtually if you can't make it in person for the weekly sessions or the retreats.

Remind Me

In an online environment, the potential for academic integrity violations are high. This workshop will offer ways to structure assignments to deter cheating and plagiarism in the online environment. Simple but meaningful adjustments to assignments can help students be more invested in the assignment and less likely to plagiarize or cheat. This workshop will address some of the ways to make summative assessments more integrity-friendly with some simple adjustments to testing strategies as well as faculty mindsets about online testing. In addition, we will address how to detect when students have plagiarized even without using resources such as Turnitin.com. 

Monday, January 25, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:15pm

Presenters:
Hugh Broome, Associate Director, Center for Faculty Development, Southern Miss Academic Integrity Officer
Vanessa Haynes, Academic Integrity Coordinator, Center for Faculty Development

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this webinar to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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This workshop is a compilation of efforts from the School of Kinesiology and Nutrition discussing best practices and lessons learned in online course delivery. Topics include effective and engaging course design, managing large classes and interactive synchronous class time, relationship and rapport building in the online environment, and online exam strategies.

Moderator: Molly Edwards, MS, RD, Course Mentor  

Presenters:
Joann Judge, PhD, CAPE, Assistant Professor 
Nuno Oliveira, PhD, Assistant Professor
Laurie A. Neelis, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor
Roxanne Kingston, MS, RD, LD, Lecturer
Jennifer Lemacks, PhD, RD, LD, Associate Professor & Associate Director
Holly Huye, PhD, RD, Associate Professor 
Davis Townsend, MS, RD, Instructor

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this session to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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***Session for research faculty and staff only.***

Join the Office of Research Administration for an overview of common grant proposal elements, including budgets. We’ll also discuss how to submit a proposal through USM and resources available for assistance. 
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:15 pm 
Presenter: Michelle Shows, Director of Proposal and Award Management, Office of Research Administration 

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this webinar to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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Learn about the laws regarding accessibility and obtain a high level overview of how to make documents accessible in Word and PDF formats, including several practical examples.
  
Thursday, January 28, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Presenter: Jennifer Lewis, Assistant Director of Compliance and Ethics

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this session to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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 February

An important issue that presented itself when we went fully to remote instruction for our larger classes - how can we assign projects to students stuck at home that are both simple enough as to not overwhelm yet rich enough to be meaningful? We discuss several examples of short activities, laboratory experiments, and a semester-long project conducted by students during 2020 that aimed at these goals. We include results of student work and their reflections on their work, and argue that such projects can be both academically and psychologically beneficial for them.
  
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Presenter: Chris Sirola, Associate Professor, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this session to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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In the online learning environment, there are many unseen factors for successful engagement encountered by the faculty and the students. One of those challenges is cultural competence.  In a world where people from all sociocultural backgrounds can come together in one classroom, cultural competence of the faculty and student are important. This presentation will define cultural competence, address the importance of cultural competence, discuss the five elements of cultural competence, and provide best practices in developing a culturally competent online learning environment. 
 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:15 pm 
Presenter: LaWanda Baskin, Assistant Professor and Interim Director, School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

The Center for Faculty Development will be providing this session to you through Zoom. Please register below so that we can send you a reminder about the workshop along with the link to join in. If you have any questions, please email CFDFREEMississippi.

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