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Accessibility in the Classroom

Accessibility in the Classroom

CAE Online | Online AsULearn


This workshop will focus on the steps you can take to enhance the accessibility of online content. Review general accessibility guidelines, common accommodations, and learn strategies to ensure online materials are accessible.

This is an online workshop in Zoom. You will be sent the URL for the session the day before the workshop.

Presenters: Jeff Church Matt Sauthoff

Next class: Thursday, December 10

Annual Diversity and Inclusion Institute

Annual Diversity and Inclusion Institute

Center for Academic Excellence (FAD) | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Willie Fleming would like to extend an invitation to all faculty, staff, and administrators to attend the Annual Inclusion Infusion Diversity Institute. This year’s Institute is designed to encourage inclusionary practices and relationships that support a state of being valued, respected, and supported.

Facilitator: Dr. Timothy Forde, Kentucky State University

Next class: Tuesday, December 15

Assignment Potluck

Assignment Potluck

CAE Online | Online AsULearn


In this Zoom meeting, faculty will come together to share an assignment idea that has worked well or ask other faculty in the session to suggest ideas with an assignment. Like a potluck, everyone is expected to be an active participant and come prepared to share. We are limiting the enrollment to allow everyone an opportunity to participate.

Whether you are gluten free, vegan or a big fan of barbecue, all are welcome. This session is designed to be an informal time of sharing ideas about assignment possibilities within courses. We can all learn from one another and offer ideas and suggestions for teaching strategies.

Next class: Tuesday, December 15

December 2020 Early Career Writing Retreat

December 2020 Early Career Writing Retreat

Center for Academic Excellence (FAD) | Professional Development


Early Career Faculty are invited to join us for a virtual writing retreat. There's no better feeling going into a semester break than the one you get when you can check a writing project off of your to-do list!

We'll meet for four days (December 15th through 18th from 9 am to 3 pm) to make some major headway on the scholarly project(s) of your choice. We'll set goals, examine time management strategies, consider accountability frameworks, and of course, WRITE, WRITE, WRITE! Past participants have used the retreat to complete manuscript revisions, begin outlining a new project, finish a chapter, progress on dissertations, and more.

Each day will start with check-ins, goal-setting, and sharing writing/time management strategies via Zoom. Then, we'll break off into groups and work according to your individual preference--either in breakout rooms (with or without cameras), in the main room (with or without cameras), or off of Zoom altogether. We'll have periodic check-ins for accountability and to celebrate progress.

You do not need to be available for all retreat hours/days to participate. Once you register, we'll contact you with more information. So, come join us to get some writing off of your plate!

Next class: Tuesday, December 15

Faculty Diversity Recruitment Training

Faculty Diversity Recruitment Training

Human Resources | Diversity and Inclusion


Newly formed faculty search committees are requested to register. Registration is not required for Internal searches. Search committee training will include familiarizing committee members with emerging practices in diversity hiring, including outreach efforts and training intended to reduce the impact of unconscious bias throughout the search process.

Please Note: These sessions are limited to Faculty Search Committees only. Training for all other search committees on campus can be found under Search Committee Guidance and Strategies.

Next class: Wednesday, December 9

Intermediate Scala: CMS Administration

Intermediate Scala: CMS Administration

University Communications | Scala (Digital Signage) User Training


This workshop builds on the introductory sessions and introduces users to CMS administration at Appalachian.

This session is appropriate for users who will be acting as area administrators.

Next class: Thursday, December 10

Intro to Scala: Media Design

Intro to Scala: Media Design

University Communications | Scala (Digital Signage) User Training


This workshop introduces users to the guidelines for creating and publishing media to the Scala Content Management System (CMS) at Appalachian.

Users who will be uploading media and/or maintaining a Scala screen(s) will need to attend a training session prior to being granted access to Scala CMS.

Also appropriate for anyone wanting a refresher or for users interested in creating media for distribution to campus.

Next class: Tuesday, December 8

Introduction to Chrome River Expense Management

Introduction to Chrome River Expense Management

Banner Finance | Chrome River Expense Management


This workshop introduces users to the process for submitting travel authorizations and travel reimbursement requests using the Chrome River Expense Management application. Additional features of the application will also be demonstrated, including automated approval workflow, digital receipts, and delegate assignments.

This intro to Chrome River will take place virtually using Zoom. A link will be provided to registrant's email address prior to the workshop beginning.

Next class: Wednesday, December 2

Keep Calm and Lead On

Keep Calm and Lead On

Human Resources | HR Personal Development


Join us for a conversation with University leaders about lessons learned and insights gained from leading during the pandemic. This regular series will feature leaders from different Divisions and areas of responsibility who will answer questions and share leadership advice about overcoming challenges. This is also a great opportunity to learn a little more about these campus leaders and their areas.

10/23/2020 - Cindy Barr, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management 11/6/2020 - Jeni Wyatt, Senior Director for Online & Transfer Services 11/20/2020 - Willie Fleming, Chief Diversity Officer 12/4/2020 - Mark Ginn, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Next class: Friday, December 4

Self Care with Technology

Self Care with Technology

CAE Online | Online AsULearn


You've done the work of transforming your courses for online. But with all this new technology, you're overwhelmed and exhausted, and you sense that your students are too. Your work/life balance is definitely not in balance. This workshop will offer strategies for making your online teaching more humane both for yourself and your students, so your work is more sustainable and maybe even more enjoyable in the long run.

Next class: Thursday, December 10