2017-18 EI Brown Bag Series

Back again this year, the EI Brown Bag Series offers faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about educational innovations in teaching and learning, build connections with colleagues, and share best practices and campus resources.

Register now for one or more of the following events and find additional details on the EI website.

Diverse Perspectives on Creating a Dynamic Summer Online Experience

Thursday, Oct. 26, noon-1:15pm, Union South (TITU)
Learn about creating a thriving summer online course or program through three unique perspectives. Hear from an academic dean about establishing online course development as a school/college priority; a faculty member about their experiences with teaching and facilitating online; and an instructional designer on innovative design and emerging technologies to increase online engagement. The Summer Term Director, Soma Chakrabarti, will kick off the session with an overview of the growth of online summer enrollments and the importance of designing quality summer online courses to enhance the student experience, increase access and improve time-to-degree.

Engage eText Pilot to Explore More Affordable Option for Course Materials

Tuesday, Nov. 28, noon-1:15pm, Union South (TITU)
eTexts and other digital course materials are available to students at a fraction of the cost of printed materials. With support from Associated Students of Madison (ASM), the EI Initiative, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, Office of the Registrar and DoIT AT, will lead an eTexts pilot, likely starting in spring 2018 and continuing into additional academic years. The pilot will utilize the Unizin Engage platform and explore the potential for broader implementation of this affordable option for course materials. Event attendees will learn about the benefits of eTexts and using the Engage platform, as well as further details about the pilot.

Creating and Sustaining High-Demand, Revenue-Generating (131) Programs

Tuesday, February 6, noon-1:15pm, Union South (TITU)

Learn how to identify, create and sustain successful, high-demand programs for new student audiences at UW-Madison. Growth of high-demand programs designed for non-traditional audiences allows you to:

  • diversify your department’s academic program portfolio
  • attract and serve new audiences of students
  • strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce in a knowledge economy
  • experiment with alternative teaching and learning approaches
  • diversify revenue streams in an era of diminished state support

The session will highlight critical issues, processes, policies, and available resources.

Topic to be Determined

Thursday, March 8, noon-1:15pm, Union South (TITU)