Teaching at ECU Series

Teaching at ECU: Resources and Best Practices

We’ve partnered with experienced Pirate Faculty, the Learning Technologies team, and others to present this series on best practices for teaching at ECU. We encourage you to join us for one or all of these sessions! Most sessions will be recorded and posted for later viewing.

October 3, 2023
10:00 - 11:30 am

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Supporting your Undergraduate Students

Join this session to hear an overview of many of the support resources available to undergraduate students at ECU. If you teach courses at the undergraduate level, this session will help you know where you can help students proactively plug into academic, co-curricular, and wellness supports.
Student Academic Success Services Overview

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October 19, 2023
1:00 - 2:30 pm

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Supporting your Graduate Students

Join this session to hear an overview of many of the support resources available to graduate students at ECU. If you teach courses at the graduate level, this session will help you know where you can help students proactively plug into academic, co-curricular, and wellness supports.
November 1, 2023
10:00 - 11:00 am

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Basic Tools and Techniques for Creating Infographics

Infographics are visual tools that can help you highlight key information, relationships, and ideas for your students – all in a graphic memorable format. Join Angela Wells as she demonstrates the process of developing an infographic using Adobe Express, a software that is free to faculty at ECU.
November 3, 2023
9:30 - 10:30 am

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Building Leadership Across the Curriculum: Lessons Learned

Four 2023 Spring Faculty Leadership Fellows will share their experiences incorporating leadership in their classrooms—all in different disciplines, including Nursing, Early Childhood Education, Recreation & Leisure Studies, and Community & Regional Planning. Students' perspectives on leadership and the leadership Toolkit of Guide will be shared.
November 6, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Teach, Meet, and Collaborate: Improving your Virtual Presence for Online Work

Check out a "commercial" for this session from the facilitator, Tim Madden

Have you ever spent an hour-long Teams meeting watching someone else’s ceiling fan spin as they read their slides to you? Maybe you’ve sat through a recorded course lecture that sounds like the speaker is even less interested in their material than you are. Neither one is fun. Over the past three years, virtual work has become a larger proportion of professional work. Meetings, interviews, trainings, classes, and entire degree programs are now conducted virtually. Consequently, this change requires participants to look more professional online. In our physical absence, our virtual presence has to convey trust, sincerity, warmth, and competence. This hands-on interactive presentation is applicable for faculty, staff, and administrators. Attendees will learn ten verbs for improving their virtual presence including how to make eye contact with their audience, why it’s a good idea to stand up when giving an online presentation, and exactly how much of your ceiling the audience should see (hint: zero percent). Participants will be able to make real-time adjustments as the session unfolds and will leave this session in better shape for their next online meeting, training, or class presentation.

November 9, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Technology Tailgate: Exploring AI in the realm of Teaching, Learning, and Research

This year’s Technology Tailgate will focus on the topic of Artificial Intelligence. This online mini-conference will be dedicated to exploring the latest advancements and applications of AI in the realm of Teaching, Learning and research. This conference aims to bring together educators, researchers, technologists, and AI enthusiasts to share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices in leveraging AI to transform education and research. Mark your calendars for this full-day event. No advance registration required.
November 29, 2023
2:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Creating open classroom material with Pressbooks

This workshop aims to provide you with comprehensive insights and practical skills to effectively utilize Pressbooks for creating impactful teaching materials. With the rising cost of traditional textbooks, Pressbooks and other Open Educational Resources allow you to customize your educational material and ensure that all of your students can access a textbook designed to meet your learning objectives. Learn to seamlessly integrate multimedia, adapt content for diverse learning styles, and collaborate with colleagues on dynamic educational resources.
Facilitators: Allison Kaefring
December TBD
Quality Matters: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

QM's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and hybrid courses is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors. It is particularly helpful to those new to QM or those considering the adoption of a quality assurance process for online and hybrid learning.
In addition to learning about the QM Rubric and the course review process, participants will learn to apply the concept of alignment and draft helpful recommendations for course improvement.
January 19, 2024
9:00 - 10:00 am

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Engaging Students with Starfish

This session will showcase the way faculty can utilize ECU’s Starfish early alert system to support classroom engagement, provide grade performance feedback, and promote campus belonging. Presenters will examine best practices for effective Starfish system use and highlight recommendations for use within the classroom. Current Starfish system options will be reviewed, and user experiences discussed. Facilitated by Elizabeth Coghill
January 31, 2024
3:30 - 4:30 pm

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Reflections from Award-Winning Faculty: Virtual Lunch Dialogue

Join this session to hear reflections on teaching from former recipients of the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. Panelists will share lessons learned, tips, and advice from their experience in the classroom.
February 22, 2024
3:00 - 4:00 pm

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Proposing an Honors College Seminar

The Honors College invites faculty to propose seminars topics for Spring 2025. Honors College seminars are a unique course experience that allow students to pursue a variety of interesting topics in a discussion-based setting. All Honors students are required to take at least one seminar. Seminars are writing intensive and often satisfy general education and global or domestic diversity credit. These seminars come from many different disciplines across the university. And we encourage faculty to consider proposing a seminar proposal.

Proposals are due March 15th, 2024. The application can be found at the following address, along with other information about the Honors College Curriculum
April 3, 2024
9:00 - 10:00 am

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Designing for Everyone: UDL

This workshop is one of the sessions in a Spring 2024 series entitled – HCTV: Hacks for Course Transformations and Versatility. Join us as we focus on meeting the needs of all students.