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.

Register for an emergency preparedness virtual training session.
Multiple dates.
The University’s Office of Emergency Management is offering hurricane preparedness and all hazards fundamental emergency response courses online from now through November. University students, faculty, and staff members can register to attend one or both trainings, which include limited information about COVID-19 in each session in relation to emergency preparedness or response. Students can register at miami.edu/studentemergencytraining. Faculty and staff members can visit ulearn.miami.edu and search for “hurricane” or “all hazards” to find and select a session. Employees enrolled in UM’s Well ’Canes Incentives program can earn points by attending this session.

Connect and create with the Lowe. 
Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. and Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.
Offered by the Lowe Art Museum and Human Resource's Workplace Equity and Inclusion team, the Connect and Create program uses art as a medium for communication and to encourage diversity of thought and perspective. During the one-hour interactive session, participants are guided through a series of curated works of art and discussion. The sessions are open to all University faculty and staff members. Space is limited and participants must register in advance to attend. Register for the session on Wednesday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 7. To stay up to date on inclusion events, join the Inclusion News listserv.

Join the Women’s Commission virtual book club.
Friday, Sept. 18, at 12 p.m.
Open to the entire University community—including faculty, staff, and students regardless of gender or identities—the Women's Commission continues its summer virtual book club at noon on Friday, Sept. 18, by discussing Elaine Weiss’ “The Woman’s Hour, the Great Fight to Win the Vote.” To participate, send an email to womenscommission@miami.edu. Find details on the next book and how to participate. Learn more about the Women’s Commission.

Apply to become a Career Champion. 
The Toppel Career Center launched the Career Champions Network, a new opportunity for University faculty and staff to advise students on their career development goals. Toppel’s initiative will engage and prepare University faculty and staff members to feel comfortable sharing up-to-date and relevant career development information with students they already interact with on a daily basis. Complete the interest form to register or contact Carly Smith at carly@miami.edu with any questions. The program kicks off with a virtual session on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Learn more about this opportunity.

Submit your proposal to participate in the 2020 Faculty Showcase.
Deadline is Friday, Sept. 25.
This year’s Faculty Showcase—an annual teaching and learning conference—will be held entirely online. Hosted by the University’s Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement team and part of UM’s Platform for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (PETAL), the event—scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.—will recognize faculty members’ efforts to adapt to the new teaching landscape, including hybrid, remote, and fully online teaching. The UM teaching community is invited to submit proposals for 30-minute sessions, particularly proposals that focus on efforts to create innovative and engaging hybrid and online classrooms, address racial and social justice issues in the classroom, or encourage dialogue and discussion among students. Faculty members can submit a proposal by Friday, Sept. 25. Learn more.