Past Webinars

2017 - 2018

2017-2018 Sponsored Webinars

  • Nov 1 & 2, 2017

Come view a recording of an online seminar "Student Entitlement: Truth, Fiction, or Some of Both?" presented by Maryellen Weimer, PhD. You’ll learn about the roots of this behavior, as well as strategies for not only decreasing, but also preventing the potency of entitled students.


The topic of academic entitlement is more relevant than ever before. It’s a serious, wide-ranging issue and there are few resources available for instructors to consult in dealing with it. That ends now! In this seminar, you’ll discover how to:

  • Properly handle students who expect grades they don’t deserve or demand unnecessary special accommodations
  • Create a classroom environment that discourages entitled behavior and fosters lifelong learning
  • Quickly identify and end disruptive, entitled behavior
  • Understand the market forces that have created this attitude from the students’ perspective and help them shift their perspective to become more open to learning
  • Facilitator: Meri Goehring, Physical Therapy
  • Feb 19, 2018

This webinar is being provided by a GVSU Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2014 graduate. She has been working in the middle east for 4 years. She is currently working in Kurdistan, Iraq and will be presenting virtually from this location. She works with a pain control team in Iraq who specialize in helping individuals with chronic pain who have undergone trauma that may be associated with pain. She is a physiotherapist trainer at Center for Victims of Torture in Kurdistan, Iraq and previously in Jordan which annually provides direct services to over 1,200 survivors of torture and war trauma within an interdisciplinary model. Previously she held the Lulenski-Smith Neurologic Residency and then served as a pediatric physiotherapist and clinical coordinator in a multidisciplinary clinic in Beijing, China. Gamble's publication credits in peer reviewed international journals include both a randomized controlled trial and a case series investigating novel interventions for neurological conditions. Gamble is a passionate advocate for the profession and underserved populations. She is the current secretary for the Global Health Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association. She delivered a variety of presentations at national and international meetings including the WCPT Congress 2015, the Congress of Chinese Rehabilitation Education, and the American Physical Therapy Associations Combine Sections Meeting 2017. Gamble's current research interests involve advancing services globally for survivors of torture and war trauma.

  • Facilitator: Bradford Dykes, Statistics
  • May 21, 2018

The Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics is a 5-day virtual conference that consists of more than 40 hours of material. This year's focus is statistics education at all levels and types of learning institutions with a theme of "Data Science for All". The program will feature two keynote speakers, four workshops that are NSF supported education projects along with several presentations and virtual posters on innovative statistics education topics.

  • April 27, 2018 

In signature work, a student uses his or her cumulative learning to pursue a significant project related to a problem he or she defines with support and guidance from faculty and mentors. While many institutions highlight signature work in capstone projects, focused curriculum review by a number of institutions has shown that for students to be successful in capstone opportunities, they need opportunities to develop and practice the skills and knowledge they have acquired. 

In this webinar, administrative and faculty leaders from three institutions will share models and insights into the process their institutions took to integrate signature work opportunities into the curriculum.

2016 - 2017

2016-2017 Sponsored Webinars

Facilitator: Sandra Spoelstra, KCON

We are conducting a series of four continuing education unit faculty scholarship development webinar training sessions in KCON to build the skills of our faculty and doctoral students.

Titles of Webinars:

  • How to Write a Systematic Review: Basics 101
  • Pain Control in Older Adults
  • An Evolving Framework Approach to Healthcare Transformation
  • PDSA: Plan-Do-Study-Act

Facilitator: Julia VanderMolen, Allied Health Sciences

What is UDL and how does it work to improve interactions with all students? How to implement campus-wide UDL and use it to increase access for students on mobile devices. How to create interactions that will encourage students to stick with a course and return next semester. How to structure your courses to include at least one alternative way of learning.

Facilitator: Dana Munk, Pew FTLC Faculty Fellow

Facilitation strategies, training activities and resources to help deepen faculty members' capacity to maintain classrooms that support student learning and success.

2015 - 2016

2015-2016 Sponsored Webinars

Facilitator: Huihui Qi, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

CES EduPack™ is the world-leading teaching resource for materials in engineering, science, processing, design and sustainable development. It inspires and engages students in courses related to materials or process, provides reliable date, promotes inter-disciplinary learning and projects. If you need a software for materials and process selection for your teaching or scholarship, join us for this webinar, to discover the benefit of CES EduPack! 

Facilitator: Christine Rener, Pew FTLC

Get strategies you can use to recruit, hire, and sustain a more diverse team of academic faculty and staff. Listen as Dr. Mathew Ouellett explains the role that implicit bias can play at each stage of the search process. You'll learn about results from the latest research on implicit bias and get proven strategies you can use to anticipate and reduce its effects on the three key stages of the search process: recruiting, hiring, and managing. Even with the best of intentions, implicit bias in your recruiting and hiring process can reduce your school's chances of creating and sustaining the diverse team you're trying to achieve. Implicit bias refers to subtle cognitive processes that can happen so fast that they often operate below conscious awareness. But they can still affect the actions you take and the decisions you make. Recent research helps us better understand the role that implicit bias can play in the faculty recruitment process and in hiring decisions. Because we're all vulnerable to implicit bias, knowing what it is, how it can influence your decisions, and the practical strategies you can use to reduce its impact are key to increasing your chances of hiring and retaining a more culturally diverse faculty for your school. This is something that recent studies have also shown can provide significant benefits to your students. 

Facilitator: Tom Pentecost, Chemistry and Pew FTLC

Sponsored by Magna, this seminar taught innovative ways to think about the content that is critical for your students to learn and remember. The mission of content in the classroom and how to use it to provide high-quality instruction was explored.