Need a copy of the 2021 Fall Academy schedule?

Look no further, friends!

The most up-to-date Fall Academy schedule is always located at go.wlu.edu/fallacademy, but it’s nice to have a print copy, too.

To print the Fall Academy schedule as a foldable booklet:
 
  1. Download the .PDF above.
  2. Open the .PDF in Adobe Acrobat DC.
  3. Choose File > Print and select the desired printer.
  4. Under Pages to Print, select All.
  5. Under Page Sizing & Handling:
    • Select Booklet.
    • Select Both sides for Booklet subset.
    • Select Left for Binding.
    • Select Portrait for Orientation.
  6. Click the Print button. Your screen will look something like this:
    Print Setting options for Adobe Acrobat DC on a Mac to print the Fall Academy schedule as a booklet
  7. Fold in half and enjoy!

But at least registration for Fall Academy has opened!

Cartoon of man in orange putting his hands up (academics tryna enjoy the rest of summer) to defend himself against another man in gray (August 1)

Sign up for Fall Academy at go.wlu.edu/fallacademy. There’s something for EVERYONE. Don’t miss out on FREE staff/faculty development.

Fall Academy is two fabulous weeks — Monday, August 23 through Friday, September 3 — of technology instruction, pedagogy discussions, guest speakers, hands-on workshops, panels, and other information sessions for new and returning faculty and staff, offered in coordination with the Harte Center, University Registrar, Dean of the College, Office of the Provost, and other offices. 

NOTE: If you’re interested in any breakfast or lunch sessions, registration will close 5 business days prior to the session in order to give Dining Services an accurate headcount. Kindly register as soon as you know you are able to attend.

Want to Present at Fall Academy?

The 2021 Fall Academy will take place from Monday, August 23 to Friday, September 3. We are now accepting your proposals!

If you would like to offer a session, please let us know the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Presenter(s)
  4. Duration
  5. Preferred date(s) and times – we’ll try to accommodate, but some sessions that are already booked might prevent this.

Questions? Contact Julie Knudson (jmknudson@wlu.edu, x8125) or Helen MacDermott (hmacdermott@wlu.edu, x4561).

Thank you!

Get ready, get set … GO! Time to register for Fall Academy!

Fall Academy is two fabulous weeks — Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 14 — of technology instruction, pedagogy discussions, guest speakers, hands-on workshops, panels, and other information sessions for new and returning faculty and staff, offered in coordination with the University Registrar, Dean of the College, Office of the Provost, and other offices.

Please visit https://go.wlu.edu/fallacademy to register. All recorded sessions will be posted to summeracademy.academic.wlu.edu.

WANTED: Your Fall Academy Session Proposals!

Now accepting session proposals for 2020 Fall Academy though Friday, July 17!

This year, Fall Academy will take place from Monday, August 3 to Friday, August 14. Registration will open on July 27 at go.wlu.edu/fallacademy.

If you would like to offer a session during the first week (Aug 3rd – 7th only — week 2 is completely full, sorry), please let us know the following information:

1. Title
2. Description
3. Presenter(s)
4. Duration
5. Format (panel session, information session, guest speaker, workshop, etc.)
6. Preferred days and times from Monday, Aug 3rd to Friday, August 7th — we’ll try to accommodate, but some sessions that are already booked might prevent this.
7. Zoom meeting URL

Questions? Contact Julie Knudson (jmknudson@wlu.edu, x8125) or Helen MacDermott (hmacdermott@wlu.edu, x4561). Thank you!

Save the Date!

Spring Term Festival poster - May 22, 2020

Friday, May 22
12:00-2:00 pm, Main Level of Leyburn Library

Tell us what you’ll need to showcase your students’ hard work over this intense 4 week term. The Request for Technology form is now available.

We will do our very best to honor all requests. Kindly note that there is a limited number of locations for projectors and projector screens, as well as easels and poster boards, so please complete the form as soon as possible. Thank you!

Questions? Contact hmacdermott@wlu.edu, 540.458.4561.

Submit your Winter Academy session proposals! 

Winter Academy 2019 will run from Monday, December 9 through Thursday, December 12.

If you have an idea for a session, please email Julie Knudson and/or Helen MacDermott and tell us the following:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Presenter(s)
  4. Presentation format: Panel, guest speaker, workshop, information session,  discussion, demonstration (you can select more than one)
  5. Duration
  6. Preferred day(s)/time(s)/location
  7. Technology required 
  8. University account number (if you’d like to have the session catered)

Thanks! Registration will open in late November/early December at go.wlu.edu/winteracademy.

How to create a more equitable classroom and improve learning for all

Teaching inclusively requires faculty to reflect intentionally on the decisions they make in their course that affect who is not being included or heard. Our goal is to have the faculty we work with embrace the idea that the inherent diversity of their students is not a problem, and acknowledge that a lack of structure in both course design and classroom environment hurts students unequally. We then provide some practical, easy-to-use tools to empower faculty to make their courses more inclusive.
 
— Viji Sathy and Kelly Hogan
 
Viji Sathy and Kelly HoganKelly Hogan and Viji Sathy are both award winning instructors with a combined 25+ years in the classroom at the University of North Carolina. They are passionate about student success, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. They have expertise on inclusive techniques and active learning in any size crowd, because both teach courses routinely with hundreds of students. On their campus, they lead innovative classroom and diversity administrative initiatives that benefit all students, faculty, and staff. Both are leading the campus in curriculum reforms, bringing course-based undergraduate research experiences and makerspace courses to all disciplines. 
 
Did you know Drs. Sathy and Hogan will be speaking at Fall Academy? This is a great opportunity to reflect on inequities and diversity in your classroom through interactive, hands-on activities. After providing a framework for inclusive design and their own research results, participants will be led through active learning exercises and case studies that explore inclusive techniques.
 
Sign up for “Leveraging Technology to Cultivate an Inclusive Classroom” on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM in Hillel 101 at go.wlu.edu/fallacademy.