University Letter

UND's faculty and staff newsletter

Series focuses on enhancing and expanding student learning in changing and challenging times

Budget reductions and resource constraints present some challenges to the traditional ways we have educated our students.  At the same time, online instruction, technology tools, and active learning techniques provide opportunities to navigate change. To support faculty and staff in the primary work of ensuring student learning and success in these changing times, we offer a series of professional development events, organized thematically around ways of enhancing teaching, expanding opportunities for student learning, and managing the realities of change.  You will find an overview of these offerings in the “Schedule at a Glance” below.  Details on each session follow and registration is required only when noted.

We hope you will join us as we think forward about ensuring teaching effectiveness under new constraints. This series is brought to you through a collaboration among CILT, OID, Extended Learning, Learning & Development, and the VPAA Office.

Schedule at a Glance

How to Take  Your Courses & Programs Online Thinking Strategically:  Planning for Online Degree & Certificate Program Development


Feb. 28,  3:30-4:30 p.m. Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union


Taking Your Course Online March 8, 12-1 p.m.

Register here for lunch starting at 11:45 a.m.


Education Building, Room 5
Online Program Success: Highlights from Three Online Degree & Certificate Programs


March 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. River Valley Rm., Memorial Union


Technology Strategies to Enhance Teaching*





*Series repeated on a monthly basis.

Active Learning Series for Online & On-ground Courses

·         Overview

·         Group Development & Management

·         Developing activities

·         Flipping the Classroom

·         Engaging Student with Feedback


March 6,  9-10 a.m.

March 8,  9-10 a.m.

March 20, 9-10 a.m.

March 22, 9-10 a.m.

March 27, 9-10 a.m.

Register here



Robertson Sayre 204

Robertson Sayre 204

Robertson Sayre 204

Robertson Sayre 204

Robertson Sayre 204


Maintaining & Measuring  Student Learning as Classes Get Larger Writing Strong Multiple Choice Questions April 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Register here


River Valley Rm., Memorial Union


Making Large Classes More Engaging (for You & Your Students) Workshop April 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Register here


Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union
Technology Tools & Outcomes Using Blackboard Learning Management System to Increase Student Success & Retention


April 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union
Challenging Times: Effective Leadership & Coping Tools to Get You through Them*











*Sessions offered again in April. Dates TBA.


Planning & Navigating Change in Teams & Throughout the Organization March 7, 9-11 a.m.

Register here


Wilkerson Commons, Rooms 173-175
Managing the Effects of Stress March 15, offered at

1)  8:30-9 a.m.

2) 12:10-12:50 p.m. or

3) 2-2:30 p.m.

Register here



Swanson Hall, Room 10-12

Memorial Rm., Memorial Union,

Badlands Rm. Memorial Union,

Handling Personal Change


March 21, 9-10 a.m.

Register here


Wilkerson Commons, Rms. 173-175
Motivate & Engage Your Employees March 21, 1-2 p.m.

Register here


Wilkerson Commons, Rms. 173-175