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Fall 2021 Enhancement Day

Concurrent Sessions

Choose from the following concurrent session options:

Session Option #1

"Meet UWS's New Major: Public Leadership and Innovation"

This is an On Campus Only session

Time: 10-10:50 a.m.

Attendance Location: On-campus; Yellowjacket Union, Great Room

Facilitators: Haji Dokhanchi, Lynn Goerdt, Jayson Iwen, Sakib Mahmud, and Joel Sipress

Description: This workshop will provide an overview and update of UWS’s new major, Public Leadership & Innovation, highlighting community leader input and feedback. The workshop will include an update on the uniqueness of the curriculum, learning outcomes, marketing/recruitment efforts, and discussions of the types of students and minors that would be a great fit with this degree. This major embodies engaged learning, and we welcome partnerships across the campus community.


Session Option #2

"Mindfulness and Well-Being in Higher Education"

This is a Room & Zoom session

Time: 10-10:50 a.m.

Attendance Location: Room & Zoom

Facilitators: Randy Barker and Lori Tuominen

Description: As part of UW-Superior’s strategic plan, our campus is looking at ways to explore more effective and healthier ways to help students and staff not only survive but thrive. More current research is showing that investing in the teachable, learnable skills of mindfulness and well-being can help reduce mental health concerns, enhance learning, improve retention, and create a culture of care where everyone feels seen, heard, valued, and respected.This session will focus on the nine pillars of the PERMANENT Well-Being model (Present Moment Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement, Needed Sleep, Exercise, Nutrition, and Thinking). Participants will learn well-being concepts and strategies they can use for their own personal and professional lives. Tools and skills will be shared from the most up-to-date scientific research, mainly from the fields of mindfulness, positive psychology, neuroscience, and positive education.



Session Option #3

This is a Room & Zoom dual session

Time: 10-10:50 a.m.

Attendance: Room & Zoom


"Providing a 'Test Reader' in an Online Course"

Facilitator: Heather Kahler

Description: Accommodating students can be challenging in an online course.  This past semester, two students from different asynchronous mathematics classes requested a test reader.  This session will share how basic technology in Canvas was utilized to create and embed audio files into tests. Details about working within Honorlock, an online proctoring system, student feedback about the experience, and questions regarding universal design will also be discussed. 


"Exploring Electronic Resources in the Library"

Facilitators: CLIC@JDHL Team

Description: This session will highlight and share new electronic resources including Faculty Select for selecting course materials, and Open Educational Network for exploring OERs.