UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
As we look forward to the beginning of the Fall 2017 Semester, I hope that you will be able to participate in many of the events listed below.
Dean Van Galen
All-Campus Hospitality Hour
New Faculty and IAS Orientation
New Faculty And IAS Orientation
Title IX and Distinguishing between Informal and Formal Complaints
Student Engagement in the Classroom
This session will provide an overview of the pedagogy of student engagement in the classroom and ways that technology can facilitate it. Learn more about the clicker student response system, one specific technology available to faculty and students. Topics such as ways to incorporate clickers into your course, how to gain access to them, and technology support for them, will be covered.
Teaching and Learning: Evidence and Myth
In this session, we will cover some of biggest myths out there about teaching and learning along with some of the best evidence-based strategies we have so far for increasing student learning. Discussion will focus on how to incorporate these ideas into your courses. There will also be a test!
Teaching and Learning Technologies Support and Services
This session will provide an overview of the support and services offered by the Teaching and Learning Technologies department, including instructional design consultation, online course teaching and development assistance, and classroom technology assistance. Learn more about D2L, the online course learning management system, and related online course tools and how they can be used to support effective teaching and learning. Instructional design best practices will also be discussed, with time for participant interaction.
New Faculty and Staff Orientations
Grants, Research, and Intellectual Property Essentials
A tour of the UWRF grants and research services as well as the technology management resources provided through WiSys. This talk is geared toward UWRF faculty, administration, or staff members who are interested in funding and support for research, development, and/or commercialization of ideas.
Working Syllabi Requirements
This session will cover the requirements for working syllabi, as needed for accreditation purposes and in accordance with the spring 2018 Faculty Senate motion related to this issue. Every instructor who is unfamiliar with these new requirements should attend. Handouts will be provided.
"Uncovering the Sustainability in Your Existing Courses"
Faculty will learn strategies for uncovering sustainability topics, exercises, discussions, and assignments that are already embedded in their own courses. Every discipline takes place, and these environments are variously urban or rural, built or narrated, cultural or ecological. We will review these strategies, giving participants time to brainstorm and discuss. We will then present examples of these strategies at use in UWRF's new Sustainable Justice minor, drawing on courses in Plant and Earth Science (Drs. Veronica Justen and Jill Coleman-Wasik), Literature (Dr. Greta Gaard), Education (Drs. Florence Monsour and Mary Wright), Stage and Screen Arts (Dr. Robin Murray).
Undergraduate Research and Faculty Research
Panelists will address key questions related to research: How and why to engage in research in an institution like UWRF, with such a heavy teaching load? What are the connections between faculty research and undergraduate research? How do faculty and undergraduate research reinforce each other?
Engaging Excellence: The Honors Program at UWRF
Join Dr. Kathleen Hunzer, Director of the Honors Program, for this informational session in which she explains the structure of the Honors Program at UWRF, describes how to advise students in the program, and explains how you can become involved with these high-achieving students.
Campus Leadership Workshop
Human Resources Orientation
Introduction for new employees to HR resources, onboarding documents, benefits and our campus culture. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of HR Staff.
Assessment of Modes of Instruction
Assessment of Modes of Instruction for Programs in the 2017-18 PP-PAR Cycle
ADEPT 101: Assistance Dog Education Program and Training - the who, what, when and why of seeing an increase in assistance dogs in-training around campus
Learn about the newly updated service dog training program at UW-River Falls, now called ADEPT. Learn about the training of the assistance dogs on campus and why you'll be seeing an increase in number of dogs around campus. There will be an opportunity to meet a dog or two and have your questions answered.
The Possitive Power of Servant Leadership
Servant leadership is meaningful and when people find meaning in their work they are more engaged. Servant leadership is ethical; it is doing what is right and good every day. Servant leadership is practical and can be practiced by all of us to inspire and influence the people we serve.
Instructional and Non-Instructional Academic Staff Appreciation Event
As we approach the start of the academic year, the Academic Staff Council would like to recognize the contributions that all UW-River Falls Instructional and Non-Instructional Academic Staff have on the campus community. You are cordially invited to attend the appreciation event during opening week, please mark your calendar!
Advising and Registration, Freshmen and Transfer Students