Additional Opportunities

Additional Faculty Development Opportunities…

We regularly receive information about other faculty development opportunities that our UCO community might be interested in. Some of these are facilitated by other UCO departments while others are hosted by colleagues from other organizations. Between our own programs and these additional ones, we hope that you will find ample opportunities to support your growth as a professional educator.

Center for eLearning & Connected Environment (CeCE) @ UCO

Backward Design-What is it and How Can it help you with your Online Course

Zoom Webinar Tuesday, Sept 27-12:30 pm to 1:30 pm-1 hour

  • We will explain what is Backward design and show you some tips on how to use it in your online courses. Featuring guest faculty Teresa Pac

Sign up Here

Backwards Design Webinar Sign Up Link

In person September Workshops at CeCE 201 N. Bryant Ave:

Technology Hands On Workshop Break-out Sessions

Thursday, September 29th from 10 am to 12 pm. We provide lunch.

  1. How to Create Your Own Video with the Zoom platform.

Includes hands on demonstration, pedagogy tips and copy of 99 Tips for Creating Sustainable Educational Videos by Karen Costa

Sign up Here

Create Your Own Video at CECE Sign Up Form

LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Ally Training at Rose State College

You are invited to participate in the LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Ally training being offered on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 9:30-11:30am at Rose State College (RSC). [Note: This training is not intended for students].

This training, facilitated by Dr. Lindsey Churchill, Director of the UCO Women’s Research Center & BGLTQ+ Student Center and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, will discuss issues regarding sex, gender, & sexual orientation, as well as biases & allyship. This training will allow faculty & staff to be Safe Zone Ally trained, which means that they are recognized as a safe member of the community for those who have questions or concerns related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity & expression. Safe Zone Allies serve as points of contact who can connect individuals to relevant programs and resources, both on and off campus. Attendees will receive a certificate to put either on their office door or in their office, to show that they are a safe member of the community for those needing support on LGBTQ+ issues. We are not able to Zoom or record these presentations, but we are hoping to provide them once a semester as needed in the future.

For UCO Staff and Faculty who are interested in this, please email for more information. All other inquires can be directed to Dr. Juanita Ortiz at

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference

Register Today

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities will be hosting their Annual Conference, The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, October 23–26, 2022 in San Diego, CA.

As our institutions and communities continue to navigate a global pandemic, wrestle with a long-overdue racial reckoning, face environmental challenges, and witness the great inequality in how communities are able to respond to these challenges—we recognize that we are still in the midst of crisis. Our conference offers an opportunity to pause and reflect on how we are responding to our current moment while also looking forward as we begin to articulate how we emerge from crisis.

Conference Themes

The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities hosts presenters who will reflect broadly on how the urban mission can be fully integrated into operations, structure, partnerships, and academic objectives within the following major themes.

  • Cultivating Resilient Campuses in the Midst of Crisis
  • Inclusive Growth and Housing
  • Industry Engagement and Entrepreneurship
  • K-16 Student Success and Support
  • Place-Based Hyperlocal Community Engagement
  • Racial Equity and Social Mobility
  • Regional Collaborations and Partnerships
  • Workforce and Talent Development

Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College Monthly Book Conversations

Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College have organized 10 monthly book conversations via Zoom with leading scholars on how higher education can affect the public good. Each event features an author of a recently published book exploring the role of colleges and universities in addressing society’s problems. An expert in the author’s field will conduct the interview, followed by questions from the audience, for these one-hour sessions. Find details and register for free at Note that some sessions can count towards UCO’s Continuous Cultural Competencies credit.


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