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PD for College of Education Faculty & Staff

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Ongoing Online Opportunities through Cornerstone and Lynda.com
All faculty who teach in distance education are required to complete six modules located within the DE Modules Curriculum in Cornerstone.  The module topics include:
  • Course Management and Design,
  • Accessible Content,
  • Effective DE Syllabus,
  • Learning Technologies,
  • Evaluating Student Progress,
  • Student Engagement.
Each module contains a short quiz and requires an 80 % or higher passing score. The Course Management and Design module is the first module in the series and upon completion will open the remainder of the curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions about the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” education module

Is completing the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” education module mandatory?
Yes. In compliance with the university’s Interim Regulation on Responding to Complaints of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and/or Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Campus SaVE Act, all employees must complete the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” education module every five years.
What is the deadline for me to complete the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” education module?
Employees hired on or after October 1, 2014 will have 90 days from their hire date to complete the module.
Why is the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” education module required?
The module is required consistent with education requirements in Title IX and related university regulations.
Who is required to complete the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” educational module?
  • Faculty, including adjunct faculty
  • EPA non-faculty employees
  • CSS and SPA employees
  • Student employees, Postdoctoral Scholars, Fellows, and other paid learners
How do I access the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” education module?
  • Permanent faculty, EPA non-faculty, SPA and CSS employees access the module via Cornerstone at: www.ecu.edu/itcs/cornerstone. The module will be listed in your transcript. When you are ready to begin the module, click “Launch” on the right-side of the screen.
  • Temporary and short-term employees access the module via Blackboard at: www.blackboard.ecu.edu. The course should be listed under the “My Courses” tab along with the rest of your classes.
  • Student employees, Postdoctoral Scholars, Fellows and other paid learners access the module via Blackboard at: www.blackboard.ecu.edu. The course should be listed under the “My Courses” tab along with the rest of your classes.
How do I receive credit for completing the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” education module?
Employees will receive credit for completion when they successfully complete the quiz with an 83% or higher.
Will I get a certificate after I complete the education module?
Yes; you will be able to print a certificate. The use of the certificate is up to each employee and their respective supervisor.
How long is the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” educational module?
The module will take about 45 minutes to complete.
Do I have to complete the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” education module at one time?
No; the educational module may be stopped and re-started at the will of the employee. When you launch the training, click on “Contents” located at the top of the window to navigate through previously viewed content.
Who do I call if I have questions about the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” educational module?
If a university community member has questions about the new education module, please contact Jamitress Bowden, Education and Awareness Coordinator with the Office for Equity and Diversity, at (252) 328-5793.
How often do I have to complete the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” educational module?
The university requires that all employees must complete the university’s new educational module entitled, “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence,” every five years.
Is there university policy in place that relates to the “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” educational module?
Yes, specific policies include but are not limited to:

Do you maintain a research, instructional or professional website or blog at ECU? Then join Mike Thompson (Disability Support Services) and Belinda Perkinson (ITCS Communications) to discuss accessibility considerations for your online content. An accessible website not only complies with federal, state and UNC regulations, but more importantly, opens up your online content to a much wider audience.

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Available Languages English (US)
Objectives

After this workshop, learners will be able to

  1. Check an online page for accessibility through the WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind) WAVE tool
  2. Recognize problems and non-compliant features
  3. Apply one of a few easy fixes to the page
Training Contact Sarah Perkinson perkinsons@ecu.edu

Students, faculty, and staff have access to lynda.com, an online library of over 129,000 instructional videos teaching the latest software tools and skills. If your students need to learn how to use software such as PhotoShop, Microsoft Office, GIS, and AutoCAD, they now have access to free training through ECU lynda.com. lynda.com provides both short tutorials, full-length courses, and hands-on project files. The lynda.com library also includes courses on job-search strategies, resume building, time management, and much more. View the Welcome to lynda.com video to learn more.

Get Started with lynda.com

You can start integrating lynda.com video content into your Blackboard courses. Visit the ECU lynda.com login page to get started. Please note the following:

  • You will need to request an account using the lynda.com request link on the login page. Once your account is active, you will login using your PirateID and Passphrase.
  • You will be able to share content with your students via email, link, playlist, or using the new lynda.com Course feature in Blackboard.
  • View the How to Use lynda.com course to learn how to find, access, and view lynda.com tutorials.
  • Students do not need to request an account. They may login using their PirateID and Passphrase.
  • If you already have a lynda.com account,it is recommended that you merge your accounts at initial login.
Need Help with lynda.com?

Faculty, staff, and students can contact the ECU IT Help Desk for assistance.

Social Media Professional Learning Community

Are you tired of one and done approach to professional development? Do you feel like you leave the sessions with more questions than answers? The Office of Assessment and Accreditation will be offering a Professional Learning Community on Social Media starting this fall semester. It will take a look at how social media can be used for PD and as an engagement tool in classes. This PLC will meet four times this semester and once at the beginning of the spring semester. It will satisfy the six hours of distance education PD that is required for the year. So, if the opportunity for a more personalized PD experience appeals to you and you are interested in using social media, feel free to contact Jason Whited, whitedj@ecu.edu, for additional information or to sign up to participate.

Professional Development Idea?

Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming professional development session? Please use the form below to tell us about it. We are especially interested in sessions our prestigious faculty members are interested in presenting!