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ULM University Week


Spring 2018 University Week will be held January 8-12, 2018. 

Be sure to check this site for updates to the schedule.

Click here for the printable Schedule at at Glance (pdf)

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10:00 AM – 11:30 AM University of Louisiana System Strategic Framework Roundtable Discussion
Featuring: Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jim Henderson, ULS President
Location: Sandel 236


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Faculty and Staff Luncheon Sponsored by Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association
Location: SUB Ballroom

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Open House - Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Location: Sandel 213
Faculty and staff are cordially invited to come by OSPR to meet office staff and see the new office space. 


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Active Shooter Training
Location: Kitty Degree Hall – Nursing Auditorium

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ULM Strategic Plan
Location: Sandel 236
Presenter: Dr. Eric A. Pani
Dr. Pani will review the ULM Strategic Plan. Including the need to maintain relevance to regional employers; addressing the flat or slightly decreased trend in traditional student population; understanding the new experiences and expectations of today’s students; and handling the increased presence of for-profit providers and larger, better funded public institutions of higher education.

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
Location: Library 106
Presenters: Dr. John Sutherlin, Dr. Brice Jones, Diana Gooden, and LaWanna Gilbert-Bell
The OSPR staff will provide an overview of how their office facilitates initiatives such as research, grants, contracts, patents, MOUs, and much more. Representatives from the Research Council and the Institutional Review Board will also be present.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Academic Innovation Center (AIC) Talks
Location: Walker 1-137
Presenters: ULM AIC Members and Guest Speakers
Brief presentations to update faculty on the latest information from the AIC and about opportunities to promote collaboration, creativity, academic excellence, and professional development.


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM SACSCOC/QEP Review
Location: Sandel 236
Presenter: Barbara Michaelides
Get the latest information on SACSCOC and the development and implementation of the QEP.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Respondus Monitor Online Proctoring
Location: Library 106
Presenters: Deborah Golemon Kim Taylor
Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser in Moodle that uses webcam and video technology to record student exam sessions. It is ideal for non-proctored testing environments because suspicious behavior is automatically flagged. Learn how to integrate Monitor with your Moodle exams and quizzes. Professor Golemon has piloted Monitor in online classes and will share her results.

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Moodle Gradebook
Location: Library 106
Presenter: Kim Taylor
Learn how to set up your Moodle gradebook to match your preferred grading scheme whether it is strictly pointsbased or based on percentages; how to have Moodle drop the lowest grade; how to customize the grade report a student views; and how to use rubrics to standardize and simplify grading.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ULM Library Changes 
Location: Library 106 
Presenters: Thomas Hoover, Teri Gallaway, and Megan Lowe 
Meet the new Chief Information Officer, Thomas Hoover, and hear his plans for improving the Library, its spaces, and its services. Teri Gallaway, the Associate Commissioner of LOUIS, will also be present to discuss how this statewide library consortium is pursuing Affordable Learning Objectives, including affordable textbook alternatives. Megan Lowe, Director of the Library, will be available to answer questions about facility-specific Library services and resources and how the Library can support faculty in teaching and research.

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM TALON Initiative
Location: Sandel 236
Presenter: Barbara Michaelides
TALON, an advising aid to identify students at risk of failing to progress academically, is in the test phase for limited implementation for Spring advising. This ULM-developed system is expected to improve student retention and graduation rates and will reduce faculty advising loads, freeing them for teaching and research.


8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Academic Affairs Talks
Location: Library 106
Presenter: Dr. Eric A. Pani
An open conversation between Dr. Pani and those who attend on any topic they wish to discuss