Tuesday, August 21

9:00-10:30 a.m. Transitions I Meeting WIL 201
Connections Meeting MS 336

10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Foundations Meeting MS 218
Great Works in Context Meeting WIL 015

12:00-5:00 p.m. Academic Council Retreat Tobias Smyth Cabin

1:00-2:50 p.m. Safe Zone Training
(Presenter: Travis Proffitt) BY 121
“Safe Zone Trained” signs on an office door indicates that a person is open to talking about and being supportive of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning +) individuals and identities. This training will help you communicate to others your commitment to creating LGBTQ-inclusive environments.

1:00-2:50 p.m. Backcountry Trip Leader Recertification
(Presenter: Jim Harrison) Outdoor Programming Building
This workshop is a mandatory refresher for those who have already completed the 8-hour training.

1:00-2:50 p.m. The Institution’s Business Policies and Procedures for 2018-19
(Presenter: Benita Bare) MS 147
The policies and procedures will be reviewed during this session and the Business Procedures Handbook will be provided as a reference. A time for question and comments will be provided. It is recommended that all Budget Managers, Administrative Assistants, Department and Division Chairs attend this workshop. Also held on Thursday, 8/23, 9-10:50 a.m.

3:00-3:50 p.m. What Would You Do?: Responding to Gender-Based Violence on College Campuses
(Presenter: Tracy Meek/Dr. Simmons) Byars 121
Centered around intersectionality, participants will hear an overview of Title IX guidelines and reporting responsibilities and have an opportunity to problem-solve Title IX scenarios from a higher education perspective. Additionally, participants will learn about E&H CARES and explore the ways they can help address gender-based violence on our campus.

3:00-3:50 p.m. Fresh Start with PebblePad: Rethinking ePortfolios and Beyond
(Presenter: Bradley Hartsell) Kelly Library, McGowan Room
Learn best practices of using PebblePad to create, manage, and share portfolios. Additionally, learn how to create assignments and course-specific workbooks to guide student learning. Also held Thursday, 8/23, at 3-3:50 p.m.

3:00-3:50 p.m. The OAR: Assessing Your Department for Continuous Improvement
(Presenter: Greg Steiner) WIL 201
This workshop will outline the annual departmental assessment process from mission to action plans, help you to identify departmental objectives and measures for continuous improvement, and show you how to use departmental findings to support resource requests.

4:00-4:50 p.m. Each One Reach One Mentoring Program
(Presenter: John Holloway/Kim Steiner/ Stacy York) WIL 201
This workshop will focus on the new campus initiative geared to pairing faculty/staff volunteers with first-year students for the purpose of mentoring. Program parameters will be discussed followed by a Q & A session.

4:00-4:50 p.m. Mindful Self-Compassion for Faculty and Staff
(Presenter: Lisa Withers) MS 147
Dr. Lisa Withers spent her recent sabbatical researching the effects of practicing self-compassion and mindfulness on students in the creative arts. She will share resources and practical exercises for reconnecting with your values, and with joy and connection in your work during stressful times.

4:00-4:50 p.m. Strategies for Inclusive Teaching and Learning
(Presenter: Travis Proffitt) BY 121
This interactive workshop will offer faculty a range of resources to help you consider how to make your classroom a place of deep learning and practice for all people from all backgrounds.