Courses

In this UWP workshop, we will share insights on how writing as a reflective practice can bring greater focus and momentum to career and life goals. In addition to this goal work, participants will benefit from practice in and feedback on effective and purposeful writing, an essential skill for career advancement.

Proudly brought to you by the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 02:30pm - 04:00pm

Is your course accessible to all learners? This workshop will focus on Universal Learning Design, an approach to help all learners be able to access, participate and progress in their studies. In this workshop, we will help you to evaluate the accessibility of your course and will demonstrate tools that can help make sure course content is accessible for all learners. We will also introduce a new tool called Ally, which will be available starting May 13th in all Blackboard courses to help improve the accessibility of course content.

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Friday, May 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty: Do you often start the summer with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this summer? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this summer? Join us for a hands-on planning webinar to identify your personal and professional goals for the summer, create a strategic plan to accomplish them and identify the types of community, support and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced summer ever! Get ready to create a work-plan for your summer that you can immediately share with your mentors.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019 01:00pm - 03:00pm

Effective working relationships, strong careers, and well-functioning organizations all draw from the same source of power: the ability to talk openly about high-stakes emotional and controversial topics. Attend this workshop to learn and practice the skills required to successfully have difficult conversations.

Proudly brought to you by Conflict Management Services.


Friday, May 24, 2019 12:30pm - 02:30pm
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:30pm - 02:30pm

Whether we like it or not interpersonal conflicts occur every day in our workplace. Many people are uncomfortable with conflict and avoid problem areas with the hope that the issues will just go away. As we know these problems do not disappear. Learn about the conflict experience and how to handle these conflicts more effectively and become more emotionally intelligent while working with others.

Proudly brought to you by Conflict Management Services.


Friday, May 17, 2019 12:30pm - 02:30pm
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:30pm - 02:30pm

During this webinar, expert panelists will share diverse perspectives (agency, applicant, mentor) about the current disparity in STEM research grant funding. Panelists will discuss real and perceived barriers, including bias in peer review, provide an overview of the innovative steps NIH is taking to make the grant application process more equitable, and reflect on the personal and professional consequences when minority STEM faculty fail to obtain funding for their research. Panelists will also offer practical strategies and advice to encourage and empower potential applicants when submitting their STEM grant proposals for peer review. Although the panelists will highlight their experiences with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the strategies and advice will be useful regardless of the applicant's choice of funding agency.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019 01:00pm - 03:00pm