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Employees who are enrolled in EKU's health plan should have received new Anthem health insurance ID cards during the holiday break. The ID cards came in a blue envelope that had HELLO written on the front. There was no Anthem branding on the envelope so it could have easily been mistaken for an advertising mailer. Click "More On This Announcement" below to view a picture of the ID card envelope. If you did not receive the ID card, contact the EKU HR Benefits Office at 622-5094, option 5.


Contact Information: Erin Bailey, 622-1324
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Beginning Jan. 14, vehicles with expired employee parking permits will be ticketed. Make sure to pick up a 2019 parking permit before the deadline.

Employees who have purchased reserved parking spaces in 2018 will need to update their permit by Jan. 14. Citations will be given to vehicles parked in reserved spaces with an expired reserved space permit. Note that reserved spaces are still available for purchase in the Jones Lot, Whitlock Lot and the Keith Lot. If you would like to purchase a space in any of these areas, contact Parking Services.

Event Date: January 14; 7 a.m.
Contact Information: Parking and Transporation Services, 622-7275


EKU IT is offering a series of workshops on Blackboard. This series of workshops provides a general introduction to Blackboard including basic navigation, initial course preparation, adding content to courses, making your course available to students and basic grade center usage.

These are drop-in sessions. No appointment or registration required.

These sessions will be offered at the following times:

Thursday, Jan. 10, 10-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10, 3-4:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 11, 2-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 9-10:30 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 18, 9-10:30 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 21, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 3-4:30 p.m.

Event Date: January 10; 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Combs Building 232

Contact Information: Jonathan Sikora


Faculty members are encouraged to apply for our eight awards this year. EKU offers eight annual faculty awards, announced during Scholars Week held each year in April. Applications for all awards are due on Feb. 1. Annual faculty awards: High-Impact Practice Teaching Award (two awards given each year), Faculty Innovation in Teaching Award (two awards given each year), Faculty Leadership Award (one award given each year), Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award (two awards given each year) and Faculty Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Award (one award given each year).

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Contact Information: Noel Studio, 622-7403
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The Instructional Design Center's eight-week Faculty Development Online Course Development and Teaching Certificate Program is scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 11, and run through Friday, April 12.

This is an intensive hybrid professional development program for EKU faculty (adjunct faculty and staff will be considered). You will come away with a much better understanding of what it takes to create a well-designed online course and the pedagogy that goes behind it to provide our students with the best learning experience possible.


We have a few spots left. Don't hesitate in joining us for an extremely beneficial learning experience in the world of online teaching and learning.

Event Date: February 11; 1 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Hall 1801
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Nedim Slijepcevic, (859) 353-1675
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The Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning offers faculty the opportunity to request peer observations of teaching each semester. The peer observation is a confidential, three-part process consisting of a pre-interview, a classroom observation, and a post-observation meeting. Peer observations focus on organization, rapport, presentation strategies and classroom teaching materials. Faculty members can request a written report for documentation and continued enhancement of teaching. Requests can be submitted through Friday, April 19 by clicking "More On This Announcement" below.


Location: Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Crabbe Library 318
Cost: Free

Contact Information: Dr. Russell Carpenter, 622-7403
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During this session, participants will have the opportunity to explore options for planning and developing significant learning experiences for their students. To support this effort, we will read/discuss/apply concepts from Dee Fink's book "Creating Significant Learning Experiences." The goal of this session is to have one or more modules created in our practice course sites that support significant learning experiences for our students.

For more information, and to register for this PLC, click "More on This Announcement" below.

Mondays, Jan. 28-March 25 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Location: Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (Crabbe Library 318) and Noel Studio

Contact Information: Noel Studio, 622-7403
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This Professional Learning Community (PLC) will explore the "decoding the disciplines" framework, a program that emerged from the Indiana University Freshman Learning Project, a project designed to address bottlenecks to learning. Participants will read selections from several recent books on the framework and use these to think about ways to bridge the gap between novice and expert reading.

To register for this PLC, click "More on This Announcement" below.


Location: Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Crabbe Library 318

Contact Information: Noel Studio, 622-7403
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Katelynn Ward will play several percussion instruments and styles of music.

Event Date: January 17; 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gifford Theatre, Campbell Building
Cost: Free


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