Enhancing Employee Relations & Organizational Development

Welcome to your hub for professional growth, employee relations, and organizational development. Please join your colleagues in these activities, sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, Office of Online Learning, and Teaching & Learning Center to equip you with the cutting-edge skills and perspectives you need to thrive at UNCP.

UNC Pembroke is committed to having an accessible campus for individuals with disabilities. To request information regarding accessibility, or for an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Vanessa Hawes, MA, EdS, interim director of the Accessibility Resource Center and 504/ADA coordinator, at 910.521.6695 or vanessa.hawes@uncp.edu least 10 business days prior to the event. A good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations for requests made fewer than 10 business days in advance.

July 2020

  • July 14, 2 to 3 pm (Archived recording): Director Lawrence Locklear, PhD (Office of Student Inclusion & Diversity), "The Diversity Toolkit"
  • July 27, 1 to 2 pm (Archived recording): A Conversation with Associate Provost Scott Billingsley, PhD
  • July 28, 1 to 2 pm (Archived recording): Professors Camille Locklear Goins, EdD; Leslie Locklear, PhD; and Tiffany Locklear, EdD (School of Education) and Jeffrey Warren, PhD (College of Health Sciences), "The Power of Culturally-responsive Teaching"
  • July 29, 10 to 11 am (Archived recording): Director Miko Nino, PhD (Office of Online Learning), "Alternatives to Lectures in Online Courses, Pt. 2"

August 2020

  • Aug. 4, 1 to 2 pm (Archived recording): Instructional Designer Terry Locklear, MS (Office of Online Learning), "Fostering Innovative Student-Student Collaboration in Online Courses"

September 2020

  • Sept. 1, 2 to 2:45 pm, WebEx: Associate Director Sandy Jacobs, MAT, and Assistant Director Natural Love, MSW (Office of Community & Civic Engagement), "Service-Learning Professional Development Initiative, Pt. 1"
  • Sept. 8, 3:30 to 4:30 pm (Archived recording): Associate Vice Chancellor Angela Revels, MA, PHR, and Director Nicolette Campos, EdD (Office of Human Resources), "Supervisors: Migrating from Paper to an Online Platform for SHRA Employees' Performance Management Cycle, 2020-2021"
  • Sept. 9, 3:30 to 4:30 pm (Archived recording): Associate Vice Chancellor Angela Revels, MA, PHR, and Director Nicolette Campos, EdD (Office of Human Resources), "Employees: Migrating from Paper to an Online Platform for SHRA Employees' Performance Management Cycle, 2020-2021"
  • Sept. 15, 1 to 2 pm (Archived recording): A Conversation with Joshua Eyler, PhD, Author of How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching
  • Sept. 15, 2 to 2:30 pm, WebEx: Manager James Lewis (Division of Information Technology), "Capture, Edit, and Share with Microsoft Stream" 
  • Sept. 16, 11 am to 12 noon (Archived recording): Interim Director and 504/ADA Coordinator Vanessa Hawes, MA, EdS (Accessibility Resource Center), "Working with Students with Disabilities during COVID-19"
  • Sept. 18, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, WebEx: Third Fridays Book of the Month Club, featuring Kevin Gannon's Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto (West Virginia University Press)
  • Sept. 22, 1 to 2 pm, (Archived recording): Director Elise Dixon, PhD (University Writing Center), "The University Writing Center and Student Success"
  • Sept. 29, 11 am to 12 noon (Archived recording): Director Miko Nino, PhD (Office of Online Learning), "Alternatives to Recorded Lectures, Pt. 3"
  • Sept. 29, 2 to 2:30 pm, WebEx: Manager James Lewis (Division of Information Technology), "Whiteboarding in Your Virtual Classroom"
  • Sept. 30, 11 am to 12 noon, (Archived recording; password: Rs8%k@24): Business Development Director Michael Rosenberg (Perusall), "Engaging Students and Deepening Learning through Perusall and Collaborative Annotation"

October 2020

  • Oct. 1, 11 am to 12 noon, WebEx: Director Miko Nino, PhD (Office of Online Learning), "Effective Synchronous Teaching and Webinars"
  • Oct. 1, 2 to 3 pm, WebEx: Instructional Designer Terry Locklear, MS, and Student Consultant Brandon Wallace (Office of Online Learning), "Teaching with Flipgrid
  • Oct. 6, 1 to 2 pm, WebEx: Assistant Professor Tara Busch, PhD, (Psychology), and students Darius McCall, Nancy Arroyo, Martina Glenn, and Ashley Igodan, "What Works and What Doesn't in Online and Hybrid Courses”
  • Oct. 6, 2 to 2:45 pm, WebEx: Associate Director Sandy Jacobs, MAT, and Assistant Director Natural Love, MSW (Office of Community & Civic Engagement), "Service-Learning Professional Development Initiative, Pt. 2"
  • Oct. 8, 11 am, WebEx: "Fostering Long-term Memory with Online Activities"
  • Oct. 13, 10 to 11 am, WebEx: Director Judit Torok, PhD (Pratt Institute Center for Teaching & Learning), "Active Learning Online: Maximizing Learners' Agency and Autonomy"
  • Oct. 13, 1 to 2 pm, WebEx: Coordinator Debbie Bullard, BS, and Interim Director Vanessa Hawes, MA, EdS (Accessibility Resource Center) and Terry Locklear, MS (Online Learning): "Captioning: How and Why We Do It"
  • Oct. 14, 10 am to 12 noon and 2 to 4 pm, WebEx: Office of Online Learning, "Online Course Design Specialty Shop"
  • Oct. 15, 2 to 3 pm, WebEx: Director Miko Nino, PhD (Office of Online Learning), "Compressing Online Courses"
  • Oct. 16, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, WebEx: Third Fridays Book of the Month Club, featuring David Kirp's The College Dropout Scandal (Oxford University Press) (Preregistration required via scott.hicks@uncp.edu)
  • Oct. 20, 1 to 2 pm (Recording forthcoming): A Conversation with Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Resources Katina Blue, EdD, MSIT, MBA, MPA, CGCIO (Division of Information Technology)
  • Oct. 20, 2:30 to 3:15 pm, WebEx: Lecturer Hannah Baggott Anderson, MFA (English, Theatre & Foreign Languages), "Academic Service-Learning Introduction and Refresher"
  • Oct. 27, 11 am to 12 noon, WebEx: Instructional Designer Terry Locklear, MS (Office of Online Learning), "MasteryPaths in Canvas"
  • Oct. 27, 1 to 2 pm, WebEx: Professor Joanna Ross Hersey, DMA (Music), and Graphic Designer Qiudi Zhang (180 Studios), "Hildegard’s on Twitter: Coaching Diversity and Inspiration in Chamber Music"
  • Oct. 29, 11 am to 12 noon, WebEx: Director Miko Nino, PhD, and Instructional Designer Terry Locklear, MS (Office of Online Learning), "Motivation and Time Management in Online General Education Courses" 

November 2020

  • Nov. 3, 2 to 2:45 pm, WebEx: Associate Director Sandy Jacobs, MAT, and Assistant Director Natural Love, MSW (Office of Community & Civic Engagement), "Service-Learning Professional Development Initiative, Pt. 3"
  • Nov. 10, 12 noon to 1 pm, Zoom (Password: DLI-DEOC): Assistant Professor and Post-licensure Programs Director Julie Harrison-Swartz, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC (Nursing), “Letting Off Steam: De-Stressing in Stressful Times”
  • Nov. 20, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, WebEx: Third Fridays Book of the Month Club, featuring Joshua Eyler's How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching (West Virginia University Press) (Preregistration required via scott.hicks@uncp.edu)

January 2021

  • January 5, 1 to 2 pm, ZoomOnline Course Design in Canvas. Dr. Miko Nino, Director & Terry Locklear, Senior Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning)
  • January 6, 11 am to 12 noon, Zoom: Online Course Assessment. Dr. Miko Nino, Director (Office of Online Learning)
  • January 6, 2 to 5 pm. Zoom: Open Online Session. (Office of Online Learning)
  • January 7, 2 to 3 pm, ZoomInteractivity and Engagement in Online Courses. Terry Locklear, Senior Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning)
  • January 11 - 15, Vanguard Institute (Office of Online Learning)
  • Jan. 15, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, WebEx: Third Fridays Book of the Month Club, featuring Jessamyn Neuhaus's Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers (West Virginia University Press) (Preregistration required via scott.hicks@uncp.edu)
  • Jan. 19, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, WebEx: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) CompPsych, "The Impact of Attitude on Work and Life"
  • January 31, 2 to 4 pm, Zoom: Online Course Specialty Shop. Join at any time during the session. (Office of Online Learning)

February 2021

  • Feb. 2, 1 to 2 pm, Archived Recording: Interim Director and 504/ADA Coordinator Vanessa Hawes, "Implementing Accommodations"
  • Feb. 10, 3 to 4 pm, WebEx: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ComPsych, "Initiating Difficult Conversations"
  • February 17, Certificate in Online Teaching Excellence (COTE). Registration will be open until Friday, February 12th and can be completed through this link. (Office of Online Learning)
  • Feb. 12, 12 noon to 1 pm, Zoom (password: LUNCH): Assistant Professor and Post-Licensure Program Director Julie Harrison-Swartz, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC (Nursing), "Letting off Steam: Self-care in Stressful Times" 
  • Feb. 19, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, WebEx: Third Fridays Book of the Month Club, featuring Beth Berila's Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-oppression Pedagogy: Social Justice in Higher Education (Taylor & Francis) (Preregistration required via scott.hicks@uncp.edu)
  • February 23, 2:00-3:00 pm, Register Here: Canvas Mastery Paths. Terry Locklear, Senior Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning)
  • Feb. 24, 3 to 4 pm, WebEx: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ComPsych, "Mental Health Awareness for Leaders"

March 2021

  • March 2, 10 to 11 am, Zoom: Assistant Professor Emilia Bak, PhD (Mass Communication); Lecturer Autumn Lauzon, PhD (English, Theatre & Foreign Languages); and Associate Professor Nicole Stargell, PhD, LCMHCA, NCC, BC-TMH (Counseling), Syllabus Transformations
  • March 2, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Register Here: Let there be Video! Terry Locklear, Senior Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning) 
  • March 2, 1:00-2:00pm, Register Here: Resilient Pedagogy: Understanding and Leveraging the HyFlex Classroom - First in the series (in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Center). Dr. Miko Nino, Director (Office of Online Learning) & Dr. Scott Hicks, Director (Teaching & Learning Center)
  • March 9, 2 to 3 pm, Zoom: Professor Michele Fazio, PhD (English, Theatre & Foreign Languages); Associate Professor Kevin Freeman, PhD (Political Science & Public Administration); and Professor Holden Hansen, MFA (English, Theatre & Foreign Languages), A Celebration of Teaching Excellence: A Roundtable Conversation of Winners of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • March 9, 2:00-3:00pm, Register Here: Go Big, or go Home: Teaching in Large Online Classrooms. Terry Locklear, Senior Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning) 
  • March 11, 2:00-3:00pm, Register here: Antidote for ‘The Blahs’ - Increasing Student Engagement. Kristen Purvis, Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning) 
  • March 16, 2:00-3:00pm, Register Here: Start with a Leg Up: Apply a Template & Rubric During Course Development. Terry Locklear, Senior Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning)
  • March 18, 12 noon to 1 pm, Register Here: Assistant Professor and Project Director Camille L. Goins, EdD (Educational Leadership & Specialties) et al., Culturally Responsive Perceptions and Practices of Instructors at a Minority-Serving Institution: A Mixed-Methods Study
  • March 18, 2:00-3:00pm, Register Here: Teaching On A Budget: Free Tools for Assessment & Analytics. Kristen Purvis, Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning) 
  • March 19, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, WebEx: Third Fridays Book of the Month Club, featuring Sarah Rose Cavanagh's The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion (West Virginia University Press) (Preregistration required via scott.hicks@uncp.edu)
  • March 23, 1 to 2 pm, Zoom: Assistant Professor Abigail Reiter, PhD, and Assistant Professor Miranda Reiter, PhD (Sociology & Criminal Justice): Microagressions, Intersectional Assumptions, and the Unnoticed Burdens of Racialized College Life for Brown and Black Students
  • March 23, 2:00-3:00pm, Register Here: Help! How can I Schedule all These Students? Let Microsoft Bookings Do the Heavy Lifting! Terry Locklear, Senior Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning) 
  • March 24, 3 to 4 pm, WebEx: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ComPsych, "How to Receive Criticism and Make it Work for You"
  • March 25, 2:00-3:00pm, Register Here: Microlearning - Bite-Sized Information to Satisfy an Appetite for Knowledge. Kristen Purvis, Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning) 
  • March 30, 2:00-3:00pm, Register Here: An Overview of the COTE Recertification Program If you have already earned your Certificate in Online Teaching Excellence (COTE), you can attend this session to learn more about how to retain this credential for another 3 years. Terry Locklear, Kristen Purvis, & Dr. Miko Nino (Office of Online Learning) and Dr. Scott Hicks (Teaching & Learning Center)

April 2021

  • April 6, 1 to 2 pm, WebEx: Interim Director and 504/ADA Coordinator Vanessa Hawes, MA, EdS (Accessibility Resource Center), "Working with Students with Autism"
  • April 6, 1:00-2:00pm, Register Here: Resilient Pedagogy:  Implementing a Low-tech Classroom - Second in the series (in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Center). Dr. Miko Nino, Director (Office of Online Learning) & Dr. Scott Hicks, Director (Teaching & Learning Center)
  • April 8, 2:00-3:00pm, Register HereGoogle (G-Suite) Tools for Communication & Collaboration. Terry Locklear & Kristen Purvis, Instructional Designers (Office of Online Learning)
  • April 13, 2:00-3:00pm, Register Here: Applying Project Management Strategies for Online Course Development. Terry Locklear, Senior Instructional Designer & Gene Deese, Technology Support Analyst (Office of Online Learning)
  • April 15, 2:00-3:00pm, Register Here: ‘They Guided Me with Science’ - Motivating Your Students Through Scientifically Proven Methods. The science behind motivation and will focus on the MUSIC Model, created by Dr. Brett D. Jones. Kristen Purvis, Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning) 
  • April 16, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, WebEx: Third Fridays Book of the Month Club, featuring Martin B. Covington, Linda M. von Hoene, and Dominic J. Voge's Life beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation (Cambridge University Press) (Preregistration required via scott.hicks@uncp.edu)
  • April 22, 1 to 2 pm, Zoom: Director Scott Hicks, PhD, and Student Assistant for Teaching & Learning for Sustainability Olivia Sadler (Teaching & Learning Center), "Educating for Sustainability across Campus and Beyond"
  • April 22, 2:00-3:00pm, Register Here: Introduction to Digital Accessibility (in collaboration with the Accessibility Resource Center)Kristen Purvis, Instructional Designer (Office of Online Learning) and Vanessa Hawes, Interim Director and 504/ADA Coordinator & Debbie Lowery Bullard, Accommodations Coordinator (Accessibility Resource Center)

May 2021

  • May 4, 1:00-2:00pm, Register Here: Resilient Pedagogy:  Designing a Stress and Anxiety-free Online Classroom - Third in the series (in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Center). Dr. Miko Nino, Director (Office of Online Learning) & Dr. Scott Hicks, Director (Teaching & Learning Center)

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