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Events

Tuesday, August 11

Introduction to Online Teaching

This introductory session will provide an overview of the basics of online teaching, including online course design strategies, syllabus considerations, basic Blackboard functionality and introducing learners to the online learning environment. Part of the summer Online Teaching Workshop series in collaboration with the Division of Continuing and International Education’s Distance Learning Institute. Register to Attend View all summer online teaching workshop offerings.

11am
Virtual Event
The Practice of Loving-Kindness Meditation

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) webinar will focus on the practice of Metta, the systematic cultivation of our capacity for loving-kindness. Loving-kindness meditation is the heartfelt wish for the wellbeing of oneself and others. It fosters goodwill and activates warmth and love within us, teaching us how to be a better friend to ourselves. Participants will be guided through a loving-kindness meditation. This webinar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health...

12pm
Virtual Event
Fall 2020 Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop

Dr. Kenneth Goodman will lead this two-day Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop, on August 11 & 13, 2020. Topics covered will include the mentor-mentee relationship, publications and authorship, and scientific misconduct, among others. The workshop is for all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who must comply with this RCR training requirement. Attendance on both days, August 11 & 13, 2020, is necessary to fulfill the RCR workshop participation requirement. For...

1pm
Virtual Event
The Art of Mindfulness

Recharge, refresh, and cultivate greater present moment awareness with our two guided mindfulness practices. Mindful Looking, offered three times a month, invites participants to focus attention in different ways on a work of art from the Lowe’s collection. Mindful Sitting, offered the first Tuesday of the month features a traditional guided mindfulness sitting practice. The session will last about 40 minutes (30 minute guided practice with 10 minute reflection and Q & A). The Art of...

1pm
Virtual Event
Fostering Community and Engagement in Online Courses

This session will cover grounded strategies to create online learning environments that promote community and engagement, including communicating with students (learner-centered communication, managing virtual office hours), fostering community among students (creating meaningful discussion board activities, managing group course work and peer-feedback, approaches to providing feedback, and supporting instructor presence with media (videoconferencing, pre-recorded lectures, drawing-based...

2pm
Virtual Event
Preparing to Teach a Fall 2020 Hybrid Course

Led by Allan Gyorke, Associate Vice President for Academic Technologies, and Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation, and Chief Academic Technology Officer. During the Fall 2020 semester, many UM faculty will be running their courses in a hybrid mode with some students in the classroom while others participate remotely through videoconferencing. To prepare faculty for this new model, we have created a guide for preparing to teach a hybrid course that is specific to the University of...

3pm
Virtual Event
The Practice of Loving-Kindness Meditation

This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) webinar will focus on the practice of Metta, the systematic cultivation of our capacity for loving-kindness. Loving-kindness meditation is the heartfelt wish for the wellbeing of oneself and others. It fosters goodwill and activates warmth and love within us, teaching us how to be a better friend to ourselves. Participants will be guided through a loving-kindness meditation. This webinar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health...

6pm
Virtual Event
Virtual Law Admissions 101 Information Sessions

The Office of Admissions hosts virtual information sessions for JD applicants to learn about the J.D. Admissions process, how to strengthen your law school application and provide you the opportunity to ask an admissions officer any questions you may have about the application process. Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7849799846288691981.

Tuesday, August 11