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Week of October 17: Microsoft Outlook, Preparing for Promotion and Tenure

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Fight against email frustration. Learn how Microsoft Outlook can help you manage your messages, Oct. 17!

Master your email through the advance features found in Microsoft Outlook. Plus, assess the success of civic engagement aspects in your courses, and join Associate Provost Jim Jawahar for a special conversation about tenure. CTLT events are held at 301 S. Main St., Normal, unless otherwise noted. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in an event, please call the CTLT main desk at (309) 438-2542.

Monday, October 17 • 9 a.m. to noon

Outlook combines mail, calendar, and task list functions in the program. Get a tour of Outlook’s most important features, including mail organization, creating contact lists, scheduling meetings, and sending and receiving files. You will also compare the desktop version of Outlook with the Mail and Calendar functions found through your online Office 365 account. Registration is required.

About.IllinoisState Websites for Faculty and Staff
Monday, October 17 • 2 to 3 p.m.
Stevenson 107

Showcase your teaching, research, and service using your own, customized University web pages. About.IllinoisState is a browser-based way to create web pages. No additional software is required. This workshop is open to faculty and staff only. Registration is required.

Photoshop: Layers
Tuesday, October 18 • 9 a.m. to noon

This workshop covers how to manipulate, re-order, and merge layers. The session will also give you an overview of how to combine elements from different pictures to create a new composition. Registration is required.

Introduction to ReggieNet: Part 1
Wednesday, October 19 • 9 a.m. to noon

Get a walk-through of the ReggieNet interface and the basics of organizing your particular courses. Learn how to organize and display student grades in Gradebook 2. Communicate with students through Announcements, Messages, and Email. Add content to your course site using Syllabus and the Resources tool. Note: We strongly encourage you to also attend Introduction to ReggieNet-Part 2, which covers other important tools. Registration is required.

Select Survey
Wednesday, October 19 • 11 a.m. to noon
Stevenson 107

Get a basic understanding of Select Survey, an online survey and form development tool. You will learn how to quickly and easily create web-based surveys from your web browser. This survey software allows you to easily deploy surveys and view real-time results as responses are received. This workshop is open to faculty, administrators, and staff only. Registration is required.

Preparing for Promotion and Tenure
Wednesday, October 19 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Get a clear picture of the road ahead on your journey towards promotion and tenure. Join Associate Provost Jim Jawahar for a special discussion that focuses on research and other issues related to the promotion process. This event is designed especially for early career faculty, although all tenure-track faculty members are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

Camtasia: Level 2
Thursday, October 20 • 1 to 4 p.m.

Learn about advanced features in Camtasia, including cursor effects and testing. Also learn to save with SCORM, which makes compatibility with other e-learning software easy! We strongly recommend that you complete Camtasia: Level 1 before taking this course. Registration is required.

Civic Engagement: Assessing Student Learning
Thursday, October 20 • 2 to 4 p.m.

This session is for anyone who has participated in Civic Engagement course redesign cohorts or those who are incorporating Civic Engagement in their courses. Meet with other instructors, share experiences, and get feedback about Civic Engagement projects you have incorporated into your teaching. Explore the partnerships that people have developed with community partners and insights about that process. Learn about assessments that have been developed to assess student learning. Registration is required.

Future Professors Development Circle
Friday, October 21 • 10 to 11 a.m.

Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps graduate students to teach in the academy, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. Although the topic of each meeting will be based on chapters in the award-winning book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard UP, 2004), there are no “required” readings. Sessions are open to all graduate students currently teaching or planning to teach in the future, and no registration is necessary.

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