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Spring 2022 Session Offerings

Introducing Accommodate: Automating and Simplifying the Delivery of Accessibility Services

The Accessibility Center and Project Success are excited to announce the launch of "Accommodate!" 

Accommodate is our new web-based software that eliminates our endless manual processes, and provides the ability to approve accommodation requests online, ensuring fast and cohesive communication between students, instructors and disability support services.

This training will introduce instructors to Accommodate. We will overview the Accommodate tools and processes used through the Accessibility Center and Project Success. Participants will also hear about how students and instructors will use accommodate to interact on accommodation plans, note-taking, and testing services through Project Success.

Please join us to help in a successful roll-out of this exciting new software. See you there!

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Emerging Trends in Higher Education and How You Can Prepare

For nearly two years the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we, live, work, learn and teach.  As we continue to see new variants emerge and case counts fluctuate, it is becoming clear that we will need to learn to live with the uncertainty that exists in our daily lives.  As we look forward, flexibility and the ability to adapt will be important.  This 90-minute session will provide support and ideas for moving forward with teaching in Higher education.  We will discuss possible future trends and lay out steps for potential course modifications, including modifying outcomes to be online, developing assessments that are more cheat-proof, and activities that can engage students in class and at a distance.

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Wish Advising Was Easier? Navigate Can Help!

This session will highlight features available to those with the Advisor role in Navigate.  Faculty with assigned advisees are encouraged to attend.
In this session, we will focus on the features in Navigate that can streamline your advising.  We will spend less time on the how to or mechanics and more time on the why to or benefits of using the tool.  Specifically, presenters will discuss how they have used Navigate to identify, reach out to, and communicate with advisees for more efficient and effective advising.

Writing Course-Level Learning Outcomes

A syllabus that contains clearly expressed learning outcomes can help guide students' efforts as they navigate through your course. The writing of learning ouctoms can also help you to focus on and reflect on your goals for the students in your courses.  For these reasons and others, the Higher Learning Commission, UW Oshkosh's accrediting agency, requires every syllabus to clearly express the expected student learning outcomes for the course. A random survey of UW Oshkosh syllabi has revealed that some syllabi contain no learning outcomes, while some identify course "objectives" that are more a summary of course activities and assessments than learning outcomes.

In this workshop, you will learn to write course-level learning outcomes that are clear, observable and measurable.  We will also discuss the ways in which writing student learning outcomes can help you strengthen your teaching.  This process positions you to reflect on how every component of your course contributes to students achieving your learning objectives.

Learning Tips for Long-term Retention and Recall

The main study skills students presently rely on are massed practice, repetition, rereading, and highlighting which cause a false sense of fluency. Memory has two strengths, storage strength and retrieval strength with the theory of desirable difficulty stating the harder one has to work to retrieve a memory, the greater the subsequent spike in retrieval and storage strength. Some skills that are based on this theory are spaced-repetition, pretesting, interleaving, and regular testing which lead to deeper learning. Incorporating them into teaching as well as showing students how to use them could lead to deeper learning, stronger retrieval, and longer retention. This workshop will introduce participants to these study skills, demonstrate how they could be used in class, and discuss how they can lead to high student outcomes.

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Accessibility & Universal Design: Practical Course Design For All Learners


Accommodations, Accessibility, Assistive Technologies....  What do they all mean?  With so many terms and so many laws to know, designing an accessible Canvas classroom can sometimes seem overwhelming.  This 90-minute session will break down everything you need to know to start building a course that will support all learners.  We'll discuss the process for working with student accommodation requests, explain relevant laws, give practical tips for building and best of all provide instruction on tools available to make it all easy.


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