5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU

5 things you need to know this week

By Life@TheU
A weekly series designed to highlight events, benefits, perks, and items of interest for University of Miami faculty and staff.

Learn about transitioning universities to the new normal. 
Wednesday, May 27
As part of a virtual series, the Hemispheric University Consortium will host two sessions—in English at 1 p.m. and in Spanish at 2:30 p.m.—on Wednesday, May 27. Moderated by Lourdes Dieck-Assad, Ph.D., the University’s vice president for Hemispheric and Global Affairs and secretariat of the Hemispheric University Consortium, a panel of educators—including the University’s Allan Gyorke, chief academic technology officer—will discuss strategies and technologies that universities are implementing and developing to transition to the new normal. Register now to attend a session using the links above.

Attend the Mainly Mozart online concert series. 
Multiple dates
Log on to experience LIVE with Mainly Mozart, a unique series of free online events. Occurring every Saturday at 4 p.m. through June 27,  these curated broadcasts will feature a stellar lineup of artists in performance and conversation. They share behind-the-scenes insights, excerpts from past performances, and live musical moments. Copresented with the University of Miami Libraries and made possible, in part, by a University of Miami rapid response grant, the events will feature librarian-curated exhibitions related to each performance and other elements designed to foster social engagement. Each presentation will be simultaneously streamed on multiple platforms allowing attendees to experience the events live or on-demand. Register now.

Tune in to learn about sustainability.
Now available every Friday at 12 p.m.
Get basic training in sustainability, including recycling; energy and water conservation; and green purchasing, printing, outreach, and leadership. Register for a one-hour webinar through ULearn by searching for the keywords “sustainability 101 webinar.” Sessions are open to University faculty and staff members and are particularly relevant for green leaders participating or interested in the Green Office certification program. For more information, contact greenu@miami.edu.

Incorporate digital annotation tools in your workflow.
Available online
Using these tools, faculty members can review student work electronically and provide direct, personalized, and detailed feedback on assignments. Not only does this digital workflow promote a paperless classroom, but students are also invited to play an active role within the feedback process. Annotation tools—including Blackboard Inline Grading, Adobe Acrobat (for mobile/desktop), Google Drive, and iAnnotate (for mobile)—allow faculty members to interact directly with documents via a browser or on a mobile or desktop application, most of which are available through the University. Learn more.

Stay informed about diversity and inclusion activities.
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As a benefit to University of Miami faculty and staff members, Human Resource's Office of Workplace Equity and Inclusion is responsible for implementing initiatives to increase diversity awareness throughout the community. With events, programming, and resources available throughout the year, employees have the opportunity to network while blending cultures and fostering respect and understanding. Stay in the know by subscribing to the official diversity and inclusion listserv. Learn more.