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Welcome Week 2021

Welcome Back, Warhawks!

As we prepare for students to return, we invite you to attend workshops. 

If you have any questions regarding the schedule of events please reach out to Nicole Caine at cainen@uww.edu

Schedule updated on 8/20/2021

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Schedule of Events

9-11 a.m. Department Chairs Workshop
Audience: Department Chairs and Deans
Invitation only

9-11 a.m. Department Chairs Workshop
Audience: Department Chairs and Deans
Invitation only
8-9:30 a.m. Human Resources and Diversity New Hire Paperwork and MFA
Audience: All new employees
Location: Hyer Hall 322
8:30-9:30 a.m. Canvas Refresher
Audience: Faculty and instructional staff
Location: Hyer Hall 210 and Webex
Register Here
Description: 
This session will provide a brief introduction to assignments, discussions, quizzes, and rubrics.
10 a.m.-noon Human Resources and Diversity Orientation
Audience: All New Employees (Hired after August 1, 2021)
Location: UC 259A or Webex
9:30-10:30 a.m. Campus Technology Overview: Resources to help you succeed at Rock County
Audience: All employees
Location: AH 03/04
Register Here
Description:
The goal of this session is to create awareness of the campus-supported communication, collaboration, and work productivity tools that apply to all staff and introduce participants to support resources. This session will be particularly helpful to those new to campus, however, all staff may benefit from hearing about technology tools they might not be aware of or changes to technology that make the tools more useful for their work.
NOTE: New faculty and instructional staff may prefer to attend Hands-On Technology for New Faculty and Instructional Staff. In that session we'll cover this content with additional information on instructional technologies.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Open Lab for Canvas and General Technology at Rock County
Audience:Faculty and instructional staff
Location: AH 03/04
Register Here
Description:
The LTC will be offering an Open Lab to work on and learn about Canvas while a local expert is available to offer assistance. Whether you are working on your current course, or planning for the future – stop on by! If you know in advance that you will be joining us, please sign up, but it is NOT required to attend.
1:45-2:45 p.m. Canvas Introduction
Audience: Faculty and instructional staff
Location: Virtual
Register Here or Webex Link
Description:
This session will focus on how to navigate Canvas, use the global navigation bar, find 24-7 support, get into your courses, and create a module.
3-4 p.m. Using Canvas as Grading Feedback
Audience: Faculty and instructional staff
Location: Virtual
Register Here or Webex Link
Description:
During this online session we will address Weighting grades, Late policies, SpeedGrader, setting a default grade, and setting up extra credit.
8:30-10 a.m. Library Services and Online Resources
Audience: New faculty and academic staff
Location: Andersen Library 2211
Description:
Enjoy coffee and refreshments at the Cafe, tour with department liaison Librarian and
a Library resource and services overview
10-11 a.m. Instructional Technology for the Blended Classroom
Audience: Instructional staff
Location: Hyer Hall 210
Register Here
Description:
“Blended” classrooms can take shape in a variety of ways. As we return to in-person instruction and office life, we may look to more ways to preserve our digital learning and work spaces. In this workshop, we will approach the “blended” classroom as one in which technology can facilitate student learning and community building outside the boundaries of the traditional classroom. In this hour-long session, we will work through three areas: What is a blended classroom? Short- and long-term design strategies; Structuring Student/student and student/content interactions; Practical applications: Webex Teams and live audience engagement tools.
11 a.m.-noon Campus Technology Overview: Resources to help you succeed
Audience: All Employees
Location: McGraw 19A (Hybrid)
Register Here
Description:
The goal of this session is to create awareness of the campus-supported communication, collaboration, and work productivity tools that apply to all staff and introduce participants to support resources. This session will be particularly helpful to those new to campus, however, all staff may benefit from hearing about technology tools they might not be aware of or changes to technology that make the tools more useful for their work. NOTE: New faculty and instructional staff may prefer to attend Hands-On Technology for New Faculty and Instructional Staff. In that session we'll cover this content with additional information on instructional technologies.
1-2 p.m. Canvas Construction Zone
Audience: Instructional staff
Location: Hyer Hall 210 (Hybrid)
Register Here
Description:
This session is designed as a hands-on training opportunity for beginners as well as for seasoned users of the Canvas Learning Management System. The classroom is set up as a computer lab but please feel free to bring your own laptop to work hands-on inside of Canvas! Goals for today's session: Construct a "Module 0" to introduce students to your course; Frame Module 1 for your First Week (duplicate for Week 2); Populate Course Content (Syllabus, Readings, Videos, Interactivity); Contextualize and Scaffold Course Content with Pages, Headers, and Descriptions.
2-3 p.m. Classroom Technology Sessions
Audience: All employees
Location: McGraw 117
Register Here
Description:
This session has no formal agenda and will allow attendees a hands-on opportunity to try out the technology available in a General Classroom and/or Video-Enabled Calssroom. ICIT staff will be on hand during the training session to answer questions and demonstrate as needed. Please review our asychronous resources on how to use classroom technology prior to attending: General Classroom Technology support and documentation Video Enabled (HyFlex) Classroom locations and training documentation.
3-4 p.m. Administrative Overview for Supervisors
Audience: Department Chairs
Location: Webex
Download the PowerPoint Presentation

8-9 a.m. Campus Collaborations: A partnership between the Office of Human Resources and Diversity and the Division of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs
Audience: Any employee
Location: University Center 259B or Webex
Description:
This interactive workshop will expose participants to the existing programs shared by both campus entities as well as showecase future offerings from this collaboration. 
9 a.m.-noon First Year Program Breakfast
Audience: Newly-hired, tenure-track faculty
Invitation Only
9:30-10:30 a.m. Desiging Your Canvas Course: Tips and Tricks
Audience: Instructional staff
Location: Hyer Hall 210 (Hybrid)
Register Here
Description:
This session will start with showing a course with cleaner looking modules, show how to schedule future announcement, entering zeros, and quickly update due dates. It will then move over to open questions from the audiance to see if there are troubling tasks that can be treamlined.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs Updates and Initiatives
Audience: Any employee
Location: University Center, The Hamilton Room and Webex
Description:
Join the leaders of the Division of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs as they share the programs and services by each of the areas that fall under Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs as well as some upcoming attractions. 

1-2 p.m. Academic Policies
Audience: Any employee
Location: University Center 259B
2:30-4:30 p.m. Hands-On Technology for First Year Program and New Instructional Academic Staff
Audience: Faculty and instructional staff
Location: McGraw 19A
Register Here
8:30 a.m.-noon New Staff Professional Portraits
Audience: Employees needing portraits for college/department website
Location: University Center 259B
9:30-11 a.m. Academic Affairs Fall Forum
The same content will be offered during both the following sessions:
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m. - in-person session at Timmerman Auditorium
  • 10:15-11 a.m. - the same content shared in-person offered virtually via Webex
Audience: Any employees are welcome
Description:
Provost John Chenoweth will include updates on UW-Whitewater enrollment, the budget outlook, and COVID-19 safety measures.
11 a.m.-noon A professional development workshop: Planning for a successful return to campus
Audience: Faculty and Instructional Academic Staff
Location: Timmerman Auditorium
Register Here
1-2 p.m. Campus Emergency Procedures & Campus Police Department
Audience: All employees are welcome
Location: University Center, Summers Auditorium
2-4 p.m. Welcome Warhawks with Interim Chancellor Henderson
Audience: All employees are welcome
Location: University Center, The Hamilton Room or Webex
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Description:
Interim Chancellor Henderson will provide updates on his visions and goals of the academic year.  A meet and greet with Interim Chancellor Henderson will follow the program. 
3-4:30 p.m. Campus Landscape and History Tour
Audience: All employees are welcome
Location: Meet at Minneiska Water Feature - outside the University Center's North Doors
Register Here
8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Group Benefits Orientation
Audience: Any new employee
Locations: Hyer Hall 213 and 215
10:30 a.m.-noon Academic Affairs Workshop: Getting Set Up in Navigate for Fall
Audience: All employees are welcome
Location: Webex Link
1:30-4 p.m. iCIT Technology Open House
Audience: All employees are welcome
Location: University Center, The Hamilton Room
Register Here
Description: 
UW-Whitewater and UW-Whitewater at Rock County Faculty, Staff, and Students are invited to participate in this annual event showcasing new campus technology and tech-related initiatives. We are thrilled to once again be hosting the Tech Open House in person! The Open House is a perfect way to learn about technology tools, services, and resources designed to help you succeed at UW-Whitewater and also....prizes!
2-3 p.m. Working with the Dean of Students Office: Understanding Student Codes of Conduct and Support Services
Audience: Any new employee
Location: University Center 259 or Webex
Description:
This session will introduce Academic and Non-Academic Misconduct policies and processes, Title IX process with students, CARE Team, Consultation; and other processes, policies, and resources available through the Dean of Students Office. Meet some of our team!
All Day College/Department Activities
All Day ULEAD Events
3 - 8 p.m. Community-Based Learning Tour
Audience: Newly hired faculty and instructional staff
Please RSVP to Jodie Parys, parysj@uww.edu, by August 12. Space is limited.
Description:
Please join us for a tour of several non-profit service agencies to learn about Community-Based Learning and Research opportunities for faculty, staff and students.  You will meet with the directors of local agencies who work on issues of public health, women and families, immigration, literacy, and more.  The tour will conclude with a dinner for all participants to discuss potential future collaborations.

  College/Department Activities
ULEAD Events

All Day Warhawk Welcome
Various Campus Locations

All Day Warhawk Welcome
Various Campus Locations
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Academic Affairs Workshop: NCBI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Audience: All employees are welcome
Location: Community Engagement Center 105/106
Description:
Academic Affairs is proud to offer NCBI's full-day, in person Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Workshop during Welcome Week!  May of us know that belonging-for students and staff alike-on college campuses is crucial to retention and success.  Yet sometimes we fall short of creating welcoming environments for everyone, especially those from underrepresented groups.  Help increase belonging on our campus by participating in this intensive, supportive workshop designed to help you to:
  • Value and welcome similarities and differences among group members
  • Examine the misinformation and unconscious bias that impacts our behavior toward others 
  • Understand the role identity plays in leadership 
  • Identifying the harmful effects of oppression on one’s own group 
  • Prevent and interrupt bigoted remarks and behaviors 
  • Learn how to be an ally to all groups

The deep inter-personal and intra-personal work facilitated in this workshop has the potential to impact your work with students and peers on campus and beyond.  This workshop is open to all UW-W employees and is appropriate for all levels of experience and comfort with EDI work.

All Day Warhawk Welcome
Various Campus Locations