Week 2–Round Two of ReFocus Online

From: “Victoria Russell (vrussel3)” <vrussel3@umw.edu>
Date: Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9:53 AM
To: “Victoria Russell (vrussel3)” <vrussel3@umw.edu>
Cc: Digital Learning Support <dls@umw.edu>
Subject: ReFocus Online Weekly Update (July 20th edition)

Good morning!

Welcome to Week 2–Round Two of ReFocus Online! A few notes to get your week started:

The website is fully live! 

All weeks are now open on the website, including a section for the Compelling Courses faculty learning community. If you are joining us for the first time, this week’s topic is all about online assignments and feedback.

Week 2–Round Two Workshop meeting link

This week’s workshop meeting link will go out later this afternoon. There is still time to registerregistration remains open until today at noon.

Week 3–Round Two Workshop registration

Registration for Week 3-Round Two workshops will open up this afternoon and remain open through Friday, July 24th. You can see a preview of the concurrent sessions by scrolling to the bottom half of the ReFocus Online registration page.

Virtual Q&A

This week’s virtual Q&A will be on Thursday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m. A meeting link will be forwarded to all faculty on Thursday morning.

Academic Integrity workshops

David Rettinger, Director of Academic Integrity Programs, will be leading two drop-in workshops on academic integrity in online environments.

  • Wednesday July 29th at 2pm: Technology and Integrity: Threats, Opportunities, and Fool’s Gold.
  • Wednesday, August 5th at 2pm: Pedagogical Approaches to Academic Integrity

For more information about each workshop, consult the Academic Integrity: Faculty Development webpage or reach out directly to David Rettinger.

We hope you all have a good week!

Center for Teaching and Digital Learning Support

Dr. Victoria Russell
Director-Center for Teaching
Associate Professor-College of Education
University of Mary Washington


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