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Spring 2021 Session Offerings

Understanding the Advisement Report, USP and Degree Requirements (for Oshkosh campus Faculty/IAS Advisors)

Join this virtual session for a college/degree specific refresher on how to use the Advisement Report.  We will focus on USP and degree requirements, benefits of using planning sheets in concert with the Advisement Report and other tips, tricks and tools to increase your confidence with course advising.

Session Date: Tuesday, February 16 from 3:00-4:30pm

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Incorporating Navigate into Advising Practice (for Oshkosh campus Faculty/IAS Advisors)

Join this virtual session for a general overview of the Navigate platform highlighting, in more depth, the features most useful for faculty advising.  Learn how using Navigate can make your advising more effective and efficient.

Session Date: Wednesday, February 24 from 3:00-4:00pm

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Creating Community in the Classroom

2020 was a year of change. We transformed our courses, transformed the ways we work and engage with one another. For many of us, and our students, this experience was isolating and overwhelming. Yet, we also found ways to connect, to build community, both in classrooms where we learned to “smize” and in Collaborate Ultra where we learned about breakout sessions and online chats. Join us to learn communication strategies to build community in classes and make learning more engaging, personal and fun.

Session Date: Tuesday, March 2nd, from 3 pm - 4:00 pm



LGBTQ Studies Certificate at UW Oshkosh: Best Practices and Curriculum Building

In 1998, the first LG class was taught at UWO: Gay and Lesbian Literature. The class was full, and students began to seek more like it.  Faculty heard their call, and in 2013, there were enough classes to launch an LGBTQ Studies Certificate housed in Women’s and Gender Studies.  It was the first certificate of its type in the College of Letters and Science.  In the spring of 2014, the first two students to complete the certificate graduated.  At its zenith, the program boasted 30 declared certificate students, and many students across campus were learning about queer and trans people in literature, theory, religion, history, politics, biology, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and more.  

Recently, the growth of the program has hit an impasse.  While students are still eager to take LGBTQ Studies courses, over the years faculty who taught key courses for the program have left the University.  Currently, there are 10 declared LGBTQ Studies certificate students.  At a time when we have a Rainbow Floor in the Resident Halls for out students and gender neutral restrooms in many of our buildings, our campus resources have grown while our academic resources have shrunk. Those of us who teach in this program are reaching out to you to help revitalized this very timely field of study.  We invite you to incorporate LGBTQIA+ history, culture, and experiences into your current courses or to create new ones in order to offer them in the program. In this series of workshops, you will be able to engage with others who are doing this work and take the first steps toward creating a course focused on LGBTQIA+ content. You will discover resources and build your understanding of issues and ethics related to infusing into your courses the histories, cultures, contemporary issues, experiences, and perspectives of LGBTQIA+ people. 

Session Dates:

  • Thursday, February 18 from 3- 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 11 from 3- 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 15 from 3- 4:30 pm

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Monitoring Student Engagement with Course Analytics

Instructors across campus are sharing stories about the lack of student engagement in their courses this semester. Anecdotally, instructors are reporting that, when students either joined an in-person or online course synchronously or took a course fully online, their engagement in the course often fell below expectations. To address this emergent concern among instructors, this workshop will focus on strategies for accessing data about student engagement. Canvas, Kaltura, Collaborate Ultra, and Proctorio all have data analytics which instructors can access which will provide a snapshot of student engagement in the course. While data alone can't tell the whole story of student's engagement in the course, it can provide insight into students' online work and the length of time they engage with materials, videos, and tests. Come to this session if you want to gain more insight into students' activity in your class. 

Session Dates:
  • Thursday, March 18 from, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 23 from, 9:00 - 10:30 am
  • Monday, April 5th from, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 15th from, 10:00 - 11:30 am

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Beyond Surviving

Have you found yourself in survival mode through these challenging times?  That can be a hard place to live and it takes a toll on your well-being.  At this workshop, we are going to offer an opportunity to assess the toll and expand on your coping skills and self-compassion to move through the hardships and on to a better place within yourself.

Session Dates:

  • Monday, April 26th from 10:30 AM -12:00 PM

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