SPRING 2022 WORKSHOPS: Time management, measuring research impact, the elevator pitch, and more

Jump into 2022 by prioritizing your professional goals with the Academic Commons! Workshops will focus on things like:

  • updating course materials to be inclusive and accessible to students
  • improving your time management skills to be most productive
  • measuring the impact of your research
  • utilizing educational technologies to make teaching online effective

We’ll cover classroom tools like VoiceThread and Respondus, Open Educational Resources (OER), persuasive writing, and more. Browse the sessions below or download our flyer to learn more.

Claiming Your Identity as a Researcher and Measuring Your Research Impact
Wednesday, February 16, 12-1pm

Learn different ways to frame your research by utilizing resources (ORCID, SciENcv, Google Scholar, and Scopus Author ID) designed to help you measure your impact.

Leveraging Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy to Support Students & Promote Educational Equity
Monday, March 7, 12:45-1:45pm

The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) is growing. Learn the reasons behind the increased interest in OER, get tips on how to search for OER, and find out how the library can support you in using OER.

Evidence Synthesis for Evidence-Based Teaching
Friday, March 11, 12-1pm

Learn how to find evidence synthesis publications about teaching practices. Learn options for publishing evidence synthesis projects on education topics, such as Best Evidence Medical Education Collaborative.

Writing Strategies to Get People to Listen and Understand
Wednesday, March 30, 12-1pm

Have you ever been told that your writing is hard to understand? We’ll review simple writing concepts you can use to make your sentences clearer, livelier, and more concise.

The Elevator Pitch
Wednesday, April 13, 1-2pm

What would you say if you had a minute or two to make a case with a decision-maker? What kinds of words might make a difference in getting through to them? We’ll analyze the pitch and practice making one using a simple method and key words.