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Professional Development Opportunities Available in January

Published: December 15, 2010

Complete scholarly writing projects, learn about the new BeachBoard and hear from an expert on Universal Designs for Learning at the following winter professional development opportunities.

Scholarly Writing Workshop (SWW)

Faculty can get help completing their books, professional journal papers, grant proposals and other writing projects at the January Scholarly Writing Workshops (formerly the Scholarly Writing Institute).

The workshops create a productive environment for scholarly writing projects, with a comfortable writing space, enthusiastic colleagues, editorial and statistical assistance and food. Workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • SWW-I, Jan. 5-7
  • SWW-II, Jan. 10-12

To maintain the quality of the experience and the availability of individualized consultations, enrollment is limited to 40 individuals. For more information and the SWW registration form, visit the Office of University Research website. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Moore in the Office of University Research at 562/985-2478.

New BeachBoard Preview and Workshop

Faculty can preview the new BeachBoard at a workshop Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Anatol Center.

The workshop, sponsored by the Faculty Center for Professional Development and Instructional Technology Support Services (ITSS), will offer a preview of Desire2Learn (D2L), the Learning Management System that is replacing Blackboard. The spring 2011 semester will be the final term utilizing Blackboard; however faculty can begin using Desire2Learn this spring by participating in a pilot program.

For more information visit the ITSS website.