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University Week

Fall 2018 University Week will be held August 13-17, 2018. 

Pre-registration is no longer required. Allow time to sign in to each session attended.

Be sure to check this site for updates.

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 Monday, August 13, 2018

Training Sessions

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM


10:00 AM – 11:00  AM

Outside Employment Training

ULM Human Resources

Brown Auditorium

Mandatory one-hour training for all full-time faculty

Mandatory staff sessions will also be offered later

Bring your ID and allow time to sign in

No food or drinks are allowed in Brown Auditorium

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM


10:00 AM – 11:00  AM

Foundation Training for Professorships and Chairs

Susan Chappell, Lana Ambrose, and Amanda Jett

SAND 238

Mandatory training for all faculty holding Professorships or Chairs

Board of Regents policy changes and updates

 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ALICE Active Shooter Training

ULM Police

Kitty Degree Hall Auditorium

The National Standard of Care and the leading training solution for active shooter response, ALICE Training provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to minimize injury and loss of life in the event of an aggressive intruder.

 No food or drinks are allowed in Kitty Degree Hall Auditorium

 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Zoom Video Conferencing Demonstration

Kim Taylor, Training and LMS Coordinator

Greg Andrews, IT Specialist

ULIB 335

Zoom is a simple-to-use online video conferencing and meeting platform that offers quality video, audio, screen-sharing, recording, and group collaboration features.  Use Zoom to hold virtual meetings with one student or your whole class.

 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

IT Showcase

ULM Computing Center

Library Computer Lab, 1st floor

IT staff will be available to meet individually with faculty to demonstrate campus technology and answer questions about Zoom Video Conferencing, Turnitin Plagiarism Checker, Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor test proctoring, Poll Everywhere bring-your-own-device clicker alternative, Kaltura Lecture Capture, Smart Classroom tools, Scantron test scoring, and Office365 including OneDrive.

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

New Faculty Reception

by Invitation

Dr. and Mrs. Nick J. Bruno

University Conference Center, Library, 7th floor

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Training Sessions

 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Academic Innovation Center Meet & Greet

WALK 1-137

Enjoy refreshments in the AIC with colleagues.  Renew acquaintances and establish new partnerships for collaboration, creativity, academic excellences, and professional development.

 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Turnitin v2 Training

Paige Singleton,Turnitin representative

Kim Taylor, Training and LMS Coordinator

SAND 238

Turnitin plagiarism checker is all new!  An improved Feedback Studio allows users to drag and drop commonly used feedback comments, leave voice comments, and grade by rubric. Learn how to set up assignments, interpret originality reports, and leave feedback for students.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Staff Luncheon

Presentation of Staff Service Awards

 SUB Ballroom


 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

2018 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Results Presentation

Allison Thompson, Director, and Kelli Cole, Analyst

ULM Assessment and Evaluation

ULIB 106

Assessment and Evaluation staff will present preliminary results from ULM's spring 2018 administration of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in which first year and senior students provided quantitative information on time and effort devoted to educationally purposeful activities and their perceptions of the quality of other aspects of their experience at ULM.

 2:45 PM– 3:45 PM


Dr. Judy Fellows

WALK 1-137

Re-affirmation of accreditation by SACSCOC concerns everyone at ULM:  faculty, staff, and students. This session will address the 14 principles and 75 standards on which ULM will be evaluated. Be prepared in the event you are selected by SACSCOC to meet with the on-site reviewers.

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Academic Affairs Talks

Dr. Eric Pani

WALK 1-137

An open conversation with Dr. Pani on topics from the participants.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

College, School, and Program Meetings 

7:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Scheduled College, School, and/or Program Meetings 

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Faculty Luncheon

Presentation of Faculty Service Awards

SUB Ballroom

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Scheduled College, School, and/or Program Meetings

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Training Sessions

 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

State of the University Address

ULM Foundation Awards for Excellence

Dr. Nick J. Bruno, President

Brown Auditorium

  No food or drinks are allowed in Brown Auditorium

 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

TALON Advising

Barbara Michaelides and Sara Webb

SAND 236

TALON, an advising aid for identifying and reaching out to students with academic needs, was piloted during fall 2017 and spring 2018 advising.  Phase One began with PREP advising in summer 2018 and will continue into the fall 2018. This ULM-developed system is designed to improve student retention and graduation rates and reduce faculty advising loads, allowing more time for teaching and research. Join us to see how TALON can help you.

 1:30 PM– 2:30 PM

Wide Open Vistas:  The Benefits of Open Educational Resources for Students and Faculty

Megan Lowe, Tom Hoover, and Katie Dawson

ULIB 106

An introduction to Open Educational Resources (OERs) including how they are currently being used by ULM Online, how the ULM Library can help faculty members interested in adopting e-texts and/or redesigning courses, and related topics.

 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

FOCUS on the QEP

The QEP Steering Committee

SAND 236

ULM’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), part of the SACSCOC Affirmation of Reaccreditation process, is an opportunity for institutions to improve student learning and success that will impact the ULM community for the next five years.  Join us to hear more about ULM’s QEP.

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Promotion and Tenure Discussion

Dr. Eric A. Pani

SAND 236

A question and answer session on the promotion and tenure process.


11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Graduate Student Orientation

SAND 238

Friday, August 17, 2018

New Employee Orientation & Course Planning

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

New Employee Orientation

Naomi Mitchell

SAND 236

 The university is required to provide new employee orientation training within ninety (90) days of the employee’s hire date.  Training is provided to inform new employees of ULM’s policies, procedures, and conduct expectations while employed by the university.  This session is also an opportunity for new employees to ask questions about the university, polices, procedures, and employment with ULM.

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Graduate Student Orientation

SAND 238