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Below are U2 workshops for Oct. 3-11. Visit our web site for more.
Defensive Driving: Oct. 3, 6 to 10 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund.
Turning Ideas Into Courses/Programs: Oct. 5, 3 to 4 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Prerequisites: An idea and willingness to work to fine tune it into a possible academic course or non-credit program.
Participants will explore the viability of a course/program idea by engaging in a needs analysis process to accurately analyze an idea’s worth in the marketplace. Individuals will work through a process to take an idea and learn how to clarify it, and then develop it into a possible educational course or program. In addition, participants will learn about the Summer Programs and Events Council’s mission and purpose of advocacy for “new credit” and “non-credit” programming. The shared results of the Summer Programs and Events Council Needs Assessment Surveys, will help participants look at the topics of high interest expressed by various student/participant groups. Finally, the basics of business planning process will be reviewed so that participants will understand the impact that good business practices have on course/program operational success. The workshop is sponsored by the UND Summer Programs and Events Council. Presenters: Kerry Kerber and Diane Hadden.
PeopleSoft Student Records Tips and Tricks: Oct. 9, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop is intended for department secretaries and administrative assistants and other academic support staff. We will review procedures for waitlist processing and provide updates about progress on various projects and services. The second hour will be devoted to answering questions you might have about navigation or procedures. Presenters: Registrar’s Office.
Keys to Successful Learning Outcomes-Based Workshops: Oct. 11, 18, and 25, 8 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. With the increasing urgency of assessing student learning outcomes being placed on student affairs and academic units, how much thought are we giving to the learning that takes place in the campus work environment? Each school year, students have access to hundreds of employment opportunities on our campus. But what is being done to prepare our staff to implement learning outcomes-based activity into the campus work environment? This presentation introduces a new approach to staff development and benefits staff members who supervise student employees, especially those in administrative, auxiliary and support positions. Participants will better understand what a learning-outcomes based work environment is and how students can benefit from this type of setting. It also introduces coaching and mentoring techniques staff can use to help students learn and develop beyond the practical aspects of their jobs. The goal is to create a work environment for student employees that would move employment goals beyond job satisfaction to goals which support student learning.
Learning Objectives are (1) Gain a better understanding of what a learning-outcomes based work environment is and how students can benefit from this type of setting, and (2) Apply coaching and mentoring techniques to help student employees make connections between job tasks and learning outcomes. Presenter: Tony Trimarco.
How to Apply for a SPEC Mini-Grant: Oct. 11, 3 to 4 p.m., President's Room, Memorial Union. Interested in receiving a mini-grant to help cover the development, marketing and start-up costs for your 2007 summer course or program? Attend this informational session to learn how to apply for a mini-grant through the Summer Programs and Events Council’s (SPEC) Start-Up Mini-Grant Program. This session will cover the basics of the SPEC Start-Up Mini-Grant Program Application and Request for Proposals. Presenter: Julie Bean.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: Phone, 777-2128, e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or online www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include: (1) workshop title/date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) box number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) how you first learned about this workshop? Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Julie Sturges, Program Assistant, U2, U2@mail.und.edu, 777-2128