Every year, the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) hosts Fall and Spring Focus Sessions, which are in-depth online workshops with presentations by leading institutions. The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is hosting a local viewing event this year, so that faculty or staff at NIU who are interested may attend.
This year, the Fall Focus session will be held on September 15 and 16, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., each day, and we will meet in the Holmes Student Center, Blackhawk Annex. You may attend either one or both days. The theme is Leadership for Teaching and Learning: More Choices, More Complexities, New Models. From their flyer: “Today, support for teaching and learning is no longer the province of a single campus organization. Instead, it involves a heterogeneous cohort of campus partners, which can include academic technology, centers for teaching and learning, libraries, and the dean’s and provost’s offices, as well as professional and continuing education.” The presentations will delve more deeply into topics such as:
- Organizational and governance models that support cohort-based leadership and institutional community building
- Approaches to support teams in developing and sustaining innovative practices
- The role of consortia and cross-institutional collaboration to support local initiatives
- How institutional and cross-institutional data can support teaching and learning initiatives and promote student success
This year, if you participate in the ELI Fall Focus Session, you will be eligible to earn a digital badge! Your digital badge is a highly visible recognition of your contribution and community engagement. Learn more about ELI’s digital badge program.
For more information, including the agenda, or to register for either one day or both days, go to go.niu.edu/fallfocus15