Faculty Workshops for the Time of COVID-19

Pre-Fall Workshops 2020

Quick overviews of cool tools. Immediately actionable approaches. Preparation before the plunge into the brave, new academic year. Faculty who participate in two or more pre-fall workshops will earn a stipend of $50.

Small-Group Collaboration in the Online Classroom

Tuesday, September 15, 2:30-4:00
Do you have your students work in groups? In on-ground courses, small groups build community, engage students, and facilitate learning. They can do that in the online world too. Explore how collaborative tools integrated into Canvas, Teams, and Zoom can help set up and facilitate engaging small groups. Faculty will have a chance to learn from one another and share tools and approaches that have worked well in their courses. Facilitators: Ron Austin, Miranda Kato, Keith Rowley, Jackie Miller, and Kanthimathi Radhakrishnan.

Digital Humanities Tools for Teaching about Civil Rights & Racial Justice in the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, September 16, 10:30-noon
Students often assume that segregation and racial injustice are Southern phenomena, something that happened elsewhere but not here. Historian Brian Casserly will provide a tour of multimedia collections that document the lasting impact of segregation and inequality in King County and Western Washington, as well as collections of video interviews with the multiracial network of activists who challenged—and continue to challenge—these systems. These engaging resources can be used in many disciplines. Faculty will have an opportunity to explore these resources and strategize about they might use them. Facilitators: Brian Casserly and Michael Reese.

Journal Clubs

Wednesday, September 16, 1:30-2:30
Not sure how you’re going to replace all those lab or hands-on sessions? Journal clubs can help with that. Journal clubs create a community of practice within the classroom where student groups read primary scholarly sources and present them to their classmates. Students gain literacy skills like breaking down jargon, and they build confidence by going “behind the curtain” of knowledge creation and eavesdropping on—and engaging with—conversations between experts. Journal clubs are easy to set up and manage, and librarians can support your students looking for journal articles. Facilitators: Jackie Miller, Gita Bangera, Lisa Lapointe, and Irene Shaver.

Students Building Surveys

Thursday, September 17, 1:30-2:30
Creating online surveys allows students to engage with the wider world, build skills, and generate new knowledge . . . even when they are cooped up in their own homes. With a little bit of training, students can use simple tools like Google Forms to investigate a wide range of topics. Real-time analyses of the changing public attitudes about racial injustice, anyone? Facilitators: Kathy Hunt, Jackie Miller, and Irene Shaver.

Faculty Learning Communities & Workshops, Fall 2020

Deeper explorations of high-impact practice that close equity gaps.

Civic Engagement for Climate Justice, a Faculty Learning Community

Meeting times and dates will be determined based on participants’ schedules
This FLC involves three synchronous two-hour workshops. Participants hone their knowledge of climate justice issues and learn about ways to involve their students in civic engagement around this issue. With significant support, participants emerge from the FLC with one lesson created and ready to go for an existing course that addresses a climate justice issue and involves students in civic engagement. This FLC was developed as a collaboration between the Sustainability Curriculum Committee, RISE, and the Faculty Commons. Facilitator: Sonya Doucette, Climate Justice Faculty Lead.
20 PD hours | $500 stipend | Learn more and register.

Research & Discovery-Based Approaches in the Online Classroom

Monday, November 16, 2:00-3:00
COVID-19 has closed our labs and made “hands-on” learning challenging. But our students can still engage in discovery and engage in authentic research. This cross-disciplinary panel will illuminate way that BC faculty are bringing discovery-based and undergraduate research approaches into online environments. Panelists: Kathy Hunt, Jackie Miller, Sonya Doucette, and more. Learn more and register.

Community-Engaged Learning in the Time of COVID-19

Thursday, October 15, 1:00-3:00
Local efforts to reform policing, the November elections, and the 2020 Census offer an excellent entry points for community-engaged learning. However, how do you develop a community-engaged course when COVID-19 is making it hard to actually work in and with the community? Come explore approaches, collaborations, and tools BC faculty can use to connect their students to the community and the democratic process. Facilitator: Sapan Parekh
2 PD hours

Designing Projects that Advance Racial Equity & Social Justice

Two Tuesdays, October 27 and November 3, 1:30-3:00
Many faculty want to include projects that incorporate the rapidly changing world in which we live. Projects related to racial equity and social justice can be powerfully engaging for students, but figuring out how to get started isn’t always easy. How do you incorporate material that seems to change by the minute? How do you get students to grapple with a glut of information and mis-information? How do you find and engage with community-based organizations focused on racial equity and social justice? We’ll help you get started. The goal of this workshop is for every participant to walk away with an idea for a project they could use in a class in Winter 2021. Come explore project-based learning with Miranda Kato, Sapan Parekh, and Michael Reese.
6 PD hours | $75 stipend | Register now.

Student Projects: Fostering Equitable Team Dynamics

Two Tuesdays, November 10 and 17, 1:30-3:00
How do you teach soft skills like teamwork and collaborative learning? When you have students work on projects, should you have students pick their own teammates or should you place them into groups? How do you design and implement to team assignments to ensure that tasks are divided equitably and that voices aren’t marginalized? Come explore project-based learning with Miranda Kato.
6 PD hours | $75 stipend | Register now.

Career Development Workshops for Faculty, Fall 2020 

Searching for tenure-track positions? Preparing for promotion?

Updating Your Faculty CV

Monday, November 2, 2:30-3:30

Is it time to update your CV? How do other college instructors structure their CV? Join Career Connections staff and your colleagues in this workshop designed to support your newest CV updates, whether you’re applying for a new position or for promotion. Facilitator: Lindi Mujugira. Register now.

Preparing for the Interview

Tuesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 3, 2:30-3:30

This 2-session workshop focuses on preparing for a college faculty interview. You’ve made the first cut, and maybe even the second! Now you are called in for the interview. An interview for a full-time faculty position may include a variety of components: a (virtual?) campus tour, a meet and greet of potential colleagues, a timed question/answer session, a writing prompt, or a teaching demonstration. Learn more about interviews and practice with colleagues so you are prepared to impress! Facilitators: Lindi Mujugira and Archana Alwar. Register now.

Career Development & Leadership Program

The Center for Career Connections has partnered with Human Resources to create a new Career Development Learning Program. Many faculty may enjoy and benefit from the workshops in this program, even though they are designed for classified and exempt staff. Topics include Dependable Strengths and Redesigning Your Job. Learn more and register.

Last Updated January 5, 2021