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Professional Development WeekContact: Paige E. Franklin, Ph.D.
Thank you for your patience with us as we’ve worked to bring you a
Professional Development Week (August 17-21, 2020) that reflects our rapidly changing times. This
will have the most up to date information (you will need to access this while logged into your
gallaudet.edu account). As promised, we have provided registration information for the daily morning
webinars here, which take place each morning from 10 am-noon. Descriptions for each day’s morning
webinar are listed below. All afternoon sessions from 1-3:00 pm are breakout sessions. For faculty,
more information will be sent in an additional email from your School Director or department chair
regarding afternoon breakout sessions.
The Office of the Provost in conjunction with the Gallaudet Library
has purchased multiple electronic copies of Dr. Lebron's book The Making of Black
Lives Matter: A Brief History of An Idea. These copies are available
through the Gallaudet Library now.
We are looking forward to having you join us!
10:00-10:30 am Welcome Back from University Administrators and Week Overview
10:30-11:00 am Update on Public Health and COVID-19 with Dr. Alicia Wooten and Dr. Anthony S.
Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
11:00-11:45 am Candid Conversation with Interim Provost Jeffrey Lewis and Bendita
Cynthia Malakia from Hogan Lovells, anti-racism
consultant to Gallaudet, and Interim Provost
Jeffrey Lewis have a frank conversation about
anti-racism at Gallaudet.
11:45-12:00 noon Interim Dean of the Faculty and School
12 noon- 1 pm Lunch Break
1:00-3:00 pm Breakout Sessions with Schools
School introductions with Diversity Lens activity, plus facilitated
discussion about the morning Candid Conversation.
3:00-3:30 pm Library E-Reserves Teaching and Learning Workshop
Come learn how the library can help you with posting articles or chapters in your class's
Blackboard while complying with copyright law.
10:00-10:40 am Distinguished Schaefer Lecture by Dr.
Christopher Lebron, "Black Lives Matter: A Movement Whose
Time Has Come?”
10:40-11:40 am Black Lives Matter Dialogue with Dr.
Lebron and Mr. Franklin Jones, (Instructor, ASL Program) and
Dr. Elizabeth Moore (Interim Chief Diversity Officer and
Associate Professor of Social Work)
11:40am-12pm Q & A
Christopher Lebron is Associate Professor of
Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in political philosophy, social theory, the
philosophy of race, and democratic ethics. His first book, The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice In Our Time (OUP 2013) won the American Political Science Association Foundations of
Political Theory First Book Prize. His second book The
Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of An Idea (OUP 2017) offers a brief intellectual history of the black lives matter social
movement. Dr. Lebron is the winner of the 2018 Hiett Prize In The Humanities which recognizes a
“career devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise to have a significant
impact on contemporary culture.” In addition to his scholarly publications, Chris has been an active
public intellectual, writing numerous times for The New
York Times's philosophy column, The
Stone, Boston Review, The Nation, The
Atlantic, and Billboard Magazine. His
most recent op-ed for the New York Times is "White America Wants Me to Conform. I Won't Do It". Distinguished lecturer funding is
provided by the William H. and Ruth Crane Schaefer Endowment.
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-3:00pm Breakout Sessions
Facilitated conversations on the morning's lecture and conversation
focusing on applications to the classroom and the radical overnight transformation of Black Lives
Matter from a social movement on the margins to a mainstream social concept.
3:00-3:30 pm Counseling And Psychology Services (CAPS) Q&A Teaching and
CAPS will answer questions about their services and programs, with a special emphasis on how the
COVID-19 pandemic is impacting CAPS. Presenters are Jessica Kuehne and Mary Hufnell.
Morning Teaching and Learning Webinar
10:00-11:00 am Connected Gallaudet with Jacquelyn Lally
and Earl Parks (GTS)
11:00-11:30 am Remote Interpreting Strategies with
Andrew Schewe (GIS)
11:30 am-12:00 pm Library Update and Resources with Amy
Malm, Noah Beckman, and Elizabeth Henry
1:00-3:00 pm Customer Service
workshop presented by Mark Seeger. This workshop is sponsored by Gallaudet Staff Council (GSC),
Organization for Equity for Staff of Color, and Human Resources.
3:00-3:30 pm Digital Teaching Tools Q&A Teaching and
Faculty members Dr. Deborah Chen Pichler (Linguistics), Dr. Concetta
Pucci (Social Work) and Dr. Miako Villanueva (General Education and Linguistics) continue the
conversation about using digital teaching tools with remote instruction.
10:00 am-12-noon Candid Conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Moore, Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Bendita
Bendita Cynthia Malakia from Hogan Lovells, anti-racism consultant to
Gallaudet, and Interim Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Elizabeth Moore have a frank conversation about
EDI and dismantling racism at Gallaudet.
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
Discussion of the morning's Candid Conversation, with a special focus on
supporting the work of EDI and our new interim Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Elizabeth Moore.
3:00-3:30pm Student Success: Navigate Teaching and
Navigate is a student success platform that helps students
navigate roadblocks to graduation and make better choices along the way through interactive
checklists, reminders, and alerts. Faculty and professional staff, such as tutors
and advisors, will be able to interact with students including scheduling appointments through
their Navigate App to ensure their success. To access Navigate, please go here. If you have any questions or issues, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact your department chair and program directors for more
details, including the correct Zoom meeting links.
More information about this will be coming soon from Faculty
Greetings, and congratulations on completing the Spring 2020 semester! We know that it was incredibly
challenging in many ways and commend you for your creativity, tenacity, and fortitude in rising to this
This summer Gallaudet University is providing training for all faculty who will be teaching in Fall 2020
and Spring 2021. These courses are designed for faculty to build and enhance their knowledge and
understanding in several areas of teaching. The training is not required. We strongly encourage you to
complete the training to ensure high quality online and remote instruction.
The Professional Studies course PST 500 is a digital teaching and learning course designed for Gallaudet
University faculty. It has 4 components:
1) Quality Matters (APPQMR or PRC)
2) Bilingual Approaches Seminar (1 and 2)
3) Culturally-Responsive, Trauma-Informed Teaching
4) Blackboard Ultra (new LMS)
On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the PST 500 course will be available in Blackboard under Courses. All four
components will have registration information in PST 500.
For more information, please see our FAQ.
If your questions are not answered in the FAQ, please email the Faculty Online Training Team at email@example.com
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