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As we look forward to the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester, I hope that you will be able to participate in many of the events listed below.

Dean Van Galen

Fall 2016 Opening Events

Monday, August 29, 2016




Tuesday, August 30, 2016

9:00-9:50 a.m.                                                     

Internatl Grant Opportunities
John Walker, Chair of Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board
St. Croix Room, 321 University Center 

In this session, the type  and range of internal grants and professional opportunities available through the Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board will be presented:

10:00-10:50 a.m.    

Supporting the Mental Health of Our Students
Alice Reilly-Myklebust, Director of Student Health and Counseling Services
Thomas Pedersen, JD, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards
Jennifer Elsesser, LPC, Assistant Director of Counseling Services
Mark Huttemier, LPC, Personal Counselor/Training Coordinator
Andrea Fults, Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards
St. Croix Room, 321 University Center

11:00-11:50 a.m.

Introduction to D2L and other Teaching and Learning Technologies
Josh Krohn, Technology Services
321 Davee Library

This introduction will include the most commonly used features of D2L. It will cover the basics of communicating with students (News, Content, Discussions) displaying/calculating grades (Grades) and electronic submissions (Dropbox, Quizzes). Time permitting we will also discuss Techsmith Relay (Screen recording) and Kaltura Mediaspace (Video Hosting). 

12:00-12:50 p.m.

Textbooks, Verba and Open Education. What is New and Changing in the World of Textbooks
Corey Whipkey, Textbook Services Manager
St. Croix Room, 321 University Center

Textbook Services will begin using a new software adoption tool called Verba Collect during the 2016-17 academic year. We will preview what it looks like along with how we will phase it in. There will also be a short presentation on Open Educational Resources, how they are impacting textbooks, and what that will mean for Textbook Services at UWRF. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2015



 9:00-10:50 a.m.

Sustainability Pedagogy Meeting for the Sustainability Faculty Fellows
Greta Gaard
23 Hagestad Hall

11:00-11:50 a.m.

An Introduction to CITI Training for IRB and IACUC 
Diane Bennet, Director of Grants and Research
23 Hagestad Hall

Thursday, September 1, 2016

New Student Registration: Freshmen and Transfers

Friday, September 2, 2016

8:00-4:30 p.m.             

Possible College and Program Activities

8:30-4:30 p.m.      

Sustainability Faculty Fellows Mid-Year Revitalization Workshop
Greta Gaard, Coordinator, Sustainability Faculty Fellows
Kao International House
(By Invitation Only)

The workshop is targeted for existing Sustainability Studies Faculty who want their courses listed within the new sustainability Studies Certificate; the workshop is also appropriate for first-time faculty who submit a proposal for revisiting an existing course with a Sustainability unit or theme.