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From Study Hall to City Hall: Greeley Town Bus Tour
August 30, 2013
Presented by:
Becky Safarik, Assoc. City Manager, City of Greeley
Currier Inn, Greeley
3:30 - 7:00pm

Hop on board for a special ride and learn what Greeley has to offer you and your students. City of Greeley staff will point out the special places and sites that you will want to learn more about! Explore the potential for engaging students in community based learning! Connect and discover possible partnerships! Arrive at the Currier Inn at 3:00pm. The buses will depart at 3:30 for the city tour and return you downtown in time to enjoy collegial conversation, live music and Go-Cup Friday Fest, a great way to top off the week!

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To help with bus scheduling please RSVP to deborah.romero@unco.edu by noon, August 28th. Guests welcome. Late reservations will be accommodated on a space available basis.

Experiencing the Flipped Classroom
September 11, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Karen Hessler, Faculty, School of Nursing
Candelaria 1375
11:30 - 1:00

Thinking about flipping your classroom? Then this session is for you! We will focus on and examine faculty experience using the flipped classroom for the first time. The process involved, associated work load, and student reaction to the fliping the classroom will be shared.

Participants will:

Gain an appreciation of the work and forethought involved in flipping the classroom.

Be able to list 2 ways to prepare students within the classroom for the flipped experience.

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Let's Talk about Accommodation: Test Security, Service & Therapy Animals, Inaccessible Audio/Video Materials
September 26, 2013
Presented by:
Ann Murphy, Director Disability Support Services
Candelaria 1375
12:00 - 1:30

DSS will dicuss new issues and appropriate accommodation practices in the classroom. How does the testing process work when students take exams at DSS? Whose rights come first when students bring animals to your classroom? What is the difference between service animals, emotional support animals, and just regular pets?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to differentiate and understand more about DSS accommodations and services
  • Now how to support testing procedures for students by working with DSS
  • Learn how to choose accessible classroom materials. (Including audio, video, DVD's, YouTube clips)

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Unveiling Your Teaching Philosophy
October 8, 2013
Presented by:
Andrea Falcone, Teaching & Learning Faculty Fellow, CETL
Candelaria 1375
12:00 - 1:30

Each of us has a core set of goals and values that embody our teaching and fuel our mission as educators. In this session, participants will identify core values and reflect on current pedagogies. By sharing current practices and revealing aspirations, we wil renew our passion for teaching!

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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I'll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours: A Collegial converstaion about Student Writing
October 15, 2013
Presented by:
Nancy Matchett, CETL HSS Faculty Fellow and Sarah Allen, Associate Professor, English Language & Literature
Candelaria 1100
9:00am - 10:30am

Are you continually frustrated by and/or concerned about repeated problems showing up in student writing in your courses (e.g. proliferate proof-reading errors, poor organization, undeveloped ideas)? Are you wondering what, if anything, you can do to help students to address (and ideally, to resolve) those problems in their writings? Then, join the conversation with like-minded faculty facing similar issues.

Please bring a list of the top three problems you see in student writing (in any or all of your courses). We’ll share our concerns and talk about how we try to help our students to improve their writing skills -- or why we don’t. We’ll also talk about what else we can do – in our classes, and as a teaching community – to help them improve.

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Brunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Learning Communities in the First Year: Results from a Pilot Study
October 15, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Ashby Butnor, Faculty, Metro State University Dr. Ting Jiang, Faculty, Metro State University
Candelaria 1375
11:30 - 1:00

This interactive session will explore possibilities for first year experience programs beyond the freshman seminar. Drawing on our experience with First Year Success (FYS) at MSU Denver, we'll discuss how intentional learning communities can both enhance student performance and bolster faculty engagement. We'll also share and then brainstorm a variety of interdisciplinary learning community possibilities as well as detail our own experience integrating Ethics and Sociology for a FYS offering.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn more about a learning community model of first year programming
  • Envision possibilities for their own learning communities and/or co-curricular programming to accompany learning communities
  • Consider ways to assess the success of learning communities

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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I'll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours: A Collegial converstaion about Student Writing
October 16, 2013
Presented by:
Nancy Matchett, CETL HSS Faculty Fellow and Sarah Allen, Associate Professor, English Language & Literature
Candelaria 1100
11:30 - 1:00

Are you continually frustrated by and/or concerned about repeated problems showing up in student writing in your courses (e.g. proliferate proof-reading errors, poor organization, undeveloped ideas)? Are you wondering what, if anything, you can do to help students to address (and ideally, to resolve) those problems in their writings? Then, join the conversation with like-minded faculty facing similar issues.

Please bring a list of the top three problems you see in student writing (in any or all of your courses). We’ll share our concerns and talk about how we try to help our students to improve their writing skills -- or why we don’t. We’ll also talk about what else we can do – in our classes, and as a teaching community – to help them improve.

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Encourage Creativity and Critical Thinking with Animation
October 30, 2013
Presented by:
Professor Richard Newmark, Faculty, Monfort College of Business
Candelaria 1375
11:30 - 1:00

In this hands-on training session you will create two animated movies with GoAnimate, a text-to-speech animation tool. You will create a short student/teacher introduction movie with the quick moviemaker to learn how quickly you and your students can create informative and creative presentations. You will also create another short movie using the full moviemaker to demonstrate how you can use text and character movement to create compelling online presentations. During the workshop you will see how you can use this communications medium to enhance students’ creative and critical thinking skills. Additionally, you will be working within a course shell, so you can see how you could use this tool in your own courses.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop, netbook or tablet to the session for hands on practice. If a device is not available for you to bring, you will be able to learn from watching the presentation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to create animated movies with GoAnimate
  • Learn how you can create animation assignments that encourage creative and critical thinking
  • Learn how you can use self-created animated movies to enhance your courses, especially asynchronous online courses

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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It's Complicated: Balancing Student Access and Success
October 31, 2013
Presented by:
Tobias Guzman, Assistant VP Enrollment Management & Student Access
Jenna Finley, Executive Director, Enrollment Management & Student Access
Candelaria 1375
11:30 - 1:00

CEBS Diversity and Equity Council and CETL invite you to attend a special brown bag luncheon.
This presentation will discuss the new University admission policies and the implications for Latina/o and language minority students, and first generation students.

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To reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu Include your name, email address and the Forum title.

Education Policy in the Political Sandbox
November 5, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Kristin Klopfenstein, Director Education Innovation Institute
Candelaria 1375
11:30 - 1:00

Dr. Kristin Klopfenstein, executive director of the Education Innovation Institute, will answer questions about recent bills and other education policy-related issues. Topics may include educator licensure; educator evaluation; accountability in educator preparation programs;common core; early literacy; school finance; and other topics of interest to attendees. The session will be framed around how policy affects UNC faculty and the students we prepare to work as teachers and principals. Participant questions will drive the discussion.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Attendees wil work together to analyze how education policy in Colorado is affected by and affects the UNC community.
  • ELL Executive Director will be able to summarize the potentailly diverse array of interests and concerns among attendees regarding spedific education policies.
  • Attedndees wil learn about the work of the Education Innovation Institute at UNC.

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Nourishing Engaged Scholarship: Theory and Practice of Building and Sustaining Reciprocal Community Partnerships
November 12, 2013
Presented by:
Katie Kleinhesselink, Director Memeber Services, Camus Compact Mountain West and Deborah Romero, Director of Engagement, University of Northern Colorado
University Center Spruce Suites
11:00 - 12:30

Engaged teaching and learning, and engaged scholarship would not be possible without partnerships between university and community. The extent and success of engagement efforts are often contingent upon how we conceptualize, initiate, develop and ultimately sustain or terminate those partnerships. While theory and research in the scholarship of engagement identify transformative and reciprocal relationships as central to engaged pedagogies and research, the daily logistics of building and maintaining such partnerships are beset with many challenges. This workshop invites faculty, student affairs professionals, scholars and community partners, current or interested, to join in a critical examination and discussion around the premises and realities of engaged teachi+ng, learning and scholarship.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine research and current issues surrounding transformative partnerships
  • Explore different criteria that shape the nature of partnerships
  • Engage in critical reflection and dialogue informed by participants experiences
  • Identify and learn about proven actions and approaches that will help sustain collaborative and mutual partnerships

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Fulbright International Awards: Opportunities for Faculty
November 19, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Michelle Behr, Acting Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Maureen Ulevich, Director, Center for International Education
Candelaria 1375
3:30 - 5:00

The Fulbright Scholar Program, founded in 1945, continues to grow and transform as higher education itself changes.  In addition to the Core Fulbright Scholar Program (the traditional teaching and/or research award), several other programs exist including a short-term specialist program and an interdisciplinary, research focused collaborative program.   Fulbright awards are available to scholars in all stages of their careers, making available opportunities to impact global education and enhance professional growth.  This Forum will provide attendees with information on the programs and reasons to apply.  Dr. Behr, recipient of three Fulbright awards, will deliver a first-hand account of the rewards, both personal and professional, that a Fulbright experience brings.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Attendees will learn about the variety of Fulbright programs, including which program might best suit their interests and backgrounds
  • Receive advice on best practices when applying

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To reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu Include your name, email address and the Forum title

Engaged Scholarship: A University-School-Community Collaboration with New Media Literacies & ELLs
November 21, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Dana Walker, Faculty, School of Teacher Eduation
Jennifer Douglas-Larsson, MA Bilingual-ESL Education, Boulder High School
Candelaria 1375
11:30 - 1:00

This interactive session explores possibilities for engaged scholarship in the context of a multi-year collaborative research project involving youth media, culturally responsive arts, and civic engagement for language minority students. The presentation addresses ways that engaged scholarship can benefit both higher education and schools–meeting the needs and requirements of both–and invites participants to consider ways that their own research efforts can be amplified by incorporating principles of community engaged scholarship.

Participants will:

  • Learn how one builds a university-school-community collaboration, and explore how collaborations can be conceptualized and actualized within the framework of engaged scholarship.
  • Explore ways that faculty and graduate students can undertake engaged scholarship at UNC, building on their existing research agendas.

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Promoting Dialogue Between Instructional Designers and Online Professors
December 3, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Tom Endres, Director School of Communication
Kate Endres, Instructional Design & Development
Candelaria 1375
11:30 - 1:00

A professor struggles with transitioning traditional course material to the electronic environment. An instructional designer works to assist them. In what should be an amiable dialogue, hidden tensions arise. In this session, a designer and a professor explore tensions -- spoken and unspoken -- that can hinder their interaction. By looking at strengths and challenges both parties bring to the collaboration, strategies for effective dialogue are examined.

Role-playing scenarios demonstrating productive and destructive tactics will be showcased. Topics addressed include the distinction between content knowledge and knowledge of online pedagogy, classroom versus typography skills, and the challenge of time constraints. Following the scenarios, audience members are invited to share their experiences and concerns about moving courses to the online environment

Learning Outcomes; Participants will be able to:

  • List common points of misunderstanding between professors and designers
  • Recognize the strengths and limitations both parties bring to the interaction
  • Practice strategies for effective dialogue
  • Be familiar with the resources UNC makes available for online course development and support

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Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Spring 2013 Faculty Forums

KAAAHN: Or, How I Semi-Flipped My Classroom
April 24, 2013
Presented by:
Jeri Kraver, Ph,D.
Michener 303
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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After attending the Flipping Workshop sponsored by CETL, I was curious about how I, from a world other than math or the natural sciences, might make use of the practice. I am also tech-not-savvy. In English classes we read, and then we talk. But in teaching methods classes, we read and then lesson plan. We don’t experiment. We don’t do equations. We do work in groups to solve teaching problems. In my presentation, I’ll share what I did; I’ll share some of my “chats” (aka “flipped” lessons; I’ll surely share some disasters).

Participants will:

  • Be able to choose what to "chat" about
  • Be able to make a flipped lesson

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Assessment Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Getting the Most out of Your Program Assessments
April 22, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Susan Hutchinson, CETL Faculty Fellow and Dr. Heng-Yu Ku, Assessment Faculty Fellow
Candelaria 1375
11:00pm - 12:30pm
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Program reviews, accreditation reports, and other types of program-level assessments are often regarded by faculty with frustration, dread, and a sense of relief when they are completed. Assessment may also be viewed as an additional burden on an already full schedule of teaching, research, and service. However, assessment, if designed carefully, can lead not only to program improvement and better instruction but can also provide opportunities for scholarly output.
If you have ever been involved with program level assessment such as your program’s five-year review or accreditation report, or if you might do so in the future, please plan to attend this “lunch and learn” session.

Participants will learn:

  • Approaches to collecting more meaningful assessment data
  • Strategies for increasing faculty engagement in program assessment
  • Options for using assessment experiences for scholarship

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Education Policy in the Political Sandbox
April 17, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Kristin Klopfenstein
Candelaria 1375
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
Include your name, email address and the Forum title

Dr. Kristin Klopfenstein, executive director of the Education Innovation Institute, will answer questions about recent bills and other education policy-related issues. Topics may include educator licensure; educator evaluation; accountability in educator preparation programs;common core; early literacy; school finance; and other topics of interest to attendees. The session will be framed around how policy affects UNC faculty and the students we prepare to work as teachers and principals. Participant questions will drive the discussion.

Participants will:

  • Work together to analyze how education policy in Colorado is affected by and affects the UNC community
  • Be able to summarize the potentially diverse array of interests and concerns regarding specific education policies
  • Learn about the work of the Education Innovation Institute at UNC

Click here for the Faculty Forum flyer.

On the Road to Engaged Scholarship: A University-School-Community Collaboration in New Media Literacies for ELLS
April 16, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Dana Walker
Candelaria 1375
11:30am - 1:00pm
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
Include your name, email address and the Forum title

This interactive session explores possibilities for engaged scholarship in the context of a multi-year collaborative research project involving youth media, culturally responsive arts, and civic engagement for language minority students. The presentation addresses ways that engaged scholarship can benefit both higher education and schools–meeting the needs and requirements of both–and invites participants to consider ways that their own research efforts can be amplified by incorporating principles of community engaged scholarship.

Participants will:

  • Learn how one builds a university-school-community collaboration, and explore how collaborations can be conceptualized within the framework of engaged scholarship.
  • Explore ways that faculty and graduate students can undertake engaged scholarship at UNC, building on their existing research agendas.  

Click here for the Faculty Forum flyer.

What is this SmartBoard and How Can I use it?
March 13th, 2013
Presented by:
Chris Vegter
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Candelaria 1375
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Have you walked into a classroom and found that it does not have a traditional whiteboard or chalkboard, but has a Smartboard? Are you intimidated to know how this works? This training will take you through the basics on how it can enhance your class rather than be a hindrance. We will then move to some more advanced topics on how to use it for student engagement.

Learning activities with an interactive whiteboard will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Manipulating text and images
  • Making notes in digital ink
  • Demonstrating or using software at the front of a room
  • Creating digital lesson activities with templates, images, and multimedia
  • Writing notes over educational video clips
  • Using presentation tools that are included with the whiteboarding software to enhance learning materials

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Improving the Quality of your Online Courses using Quality Matters.
March 11th, 2013
Presented by:
Sherri Lancton
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Quality Matters is a proven methodology for developing quality online courses.  Based on research, standards, and best practices, the Quality Matters rubric is a tool that you can use to improve the quality of an existing online course OR develop new online courses from scratch.  This session will provide an introduction to the Quality Matters process and how it is being implemented at UNC.  In addition, the session is the kick off for a hybrid course (2 additional meetings and online component) in which you explore the Quality Matters standards in detail and how to apply them in your online courses.  Join us for the faculty forum and decide if you want to learn more!

Attendees at this session will:

  • Be introduced to the Quality Matters rubric and process
  • Understand how the rubric can be used to improve online course quality
  • Learn about professional development opportunities and becoming a certified Qualtiy Matters reviewer

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Service Learning 101 - An Engaged Faculty Institute
March 7th and 8th, 2013
Application Deadline is 5:00pm January 17, 2013
UNC Loveland Center at Centerra
For questions about the Engaged Faculty Institute or to submit your completed application form either in hard copy or electronically, please contact Associate Director of CETLDeborah Romero, deborah.romero@unco.edu

The Engaged Faculty Institute (EFI) provides an opportunity for faculty to participate in a multi-faceted training experience around service learning, a dynamic teaching/learning strategy that has been shown to augment students’ mastery of course content, enrich campus/community relationships, and positively impact retention rates. Service learning is an experiential, student-centered pedagogy that enhances classroom learning while addressing community needs. 

Participants commit to attend all the EFI sessions, build service-learning partnerships, and integrate tools and methods into at least one course within one academic year, with the intention of ultimately engaging students in the community while enhancing their classroom learning.  
 
The EFI will employ readings, hands-on workshops, and discussions with regional experts to provide the best practices for service-learning and guide participants as they integrate service-learning into their own curricula and in the context of engaged scholarship. Participants will leave the EFI with a new or modified syllabus for one (or more) of their courses that demonstrates the principles and best practices of service-learning.  Faculty from the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Wyoming, Front Range Community College-Larimer County, Casper College and Colorado State University will be selected to join the 2012 cohort.

Program Description and Participant Application

I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours! In-Class Activities and Simulations Applicable to Multiple Disciplines
March 4th, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Angela Henderson and Dr. Nancy Matchett
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1100
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Students in any level course often report that they remember learning being the most salient during in-class simulations or activities. These simulations can transform students’ learning in terms of altering their world view or approach to almost any topic in higher education. This workshop asks participants to bring their in-class activities “to the table” to share and discuss with faculty across disciplines with the goal of offering innovative ways to apply different activities to your specific courses.

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Teaching and Learning Transcendent Empathy
February 28th, 2013
Presented by:
Keiko Krahnke
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Candelaria 1375
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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Empathy is often referred to as an emotional or cognitive state where we experience another's experience or plight. As we face complex challenges, the ability fo recognize the interconnectedness and interdependencies in human organizations and society is critical. What is required is a type of empathy to be able to see and sense a larger system within which we are acting, what we call transcendent empathy. In this forum, we will discuss what transcendent empathy is and how we can learn and teach it. Transcendent empathy may be the next invisible hand that will save humanity.

Attendees at this session will:

  • Understand systems thinking
  • Learn about transcendent empathy
  • Explore ways to cultivate and teach transcendent empathy

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The Way We Are: National Trends on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education
February 13th, 2013
Presented by:
Anita Fleming-Rife, Ph.D. and Dora Frias
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Candelaria 1375
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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The Annual Conference on Race and Ethnicity is the leading and most comprehensive national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education. The presenters will discuss prominent themes that emerged during the conference. Attendees will then have an opportunity to discuss how these issues impact the UNC campus community.

Attendees at this session will:

  • Understand the national themes/trends/issues as related to Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education.
  • Understand the differences between race and ethnicity and understand the unique differences as related to identities.
  • Have an opportunity to discuss how these issues inform practice at UNC.

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Why UNC is named "The Bears"
January 30th, 2013
Presented by:
Sally McBeth, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Anthropology
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Candelaria 1375
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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“Totem Teddy” (a Tlingit totem pole) was UNC’s mascot between 1914 and 2004, and the reason why we became the Bears. I will share a brief history of the Bear Clan totem that was returned to its rightful owners, the Tlingit tribe of Alaska, in 2004. The 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act provided for the legal claim for this return. Additionally, photos of the Tlingit festivities that surrounded the return of this long-lost totem pole will be included.
Attendees at this session will:

  • Learn how UNC became “The Bears”
  • Discover the history of Totem Teddy
  • Understand more about Native America culture

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Webinar on Education Demographics with a Latino Focus
January 29th, 2013
Presented by:
Dr. Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center
Moderator: Adriana Flores-Ragade, Senior Director, Diversity Initiatives, The College Board
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Candelaria 1375
Lunch provided for REGISTERED participants; to reserve your seat contact cetl@unco.edu
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The Pew Hispanic Center tracks trends and changes in the Latino population. Dr. Lopez will share highlights from three recent reports released by the center that focus on:

  • Statistical portraits of Latinos in the U.S.
  • Technology use among Latinos
  • Unauthorized immigrants and the impact of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Dr. Lopez’s presentation will use the latest available data to help educators and others learn about the growing Latino community. This information can support program development and initiatives to increase college preparation, access, enrollment and completion in the Latino community.

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