2020 Provost's Kick-Off Schedule

This year, Provost's Kick-off will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. Participants who register will be sent links and additional information about each session.

Welcome Address, 9:30am—9:50am

A welcome from President Evans and Provost Nichols

Breakout Session I, 10:00am—10:40am

  • Digital Learning by Quentin Bellard, Johnny Jarrell, and Craig Pember

  • Creating an Anti-racist Classroom by Dr. Miguel Chavez, Dr. Lekeitha Morris, Dr. Jackie Jensen-Vallin, and Jennifer Ravey

  • Going Virtual: Strategies and Lessons Learning from Implementing a New COVID-19 Simulation by Dr. LeAnn Chisholm, Kacie Calloway, Jenny Thedford, Rose Harding, Sommer Shackelford, Nicole Shroeder, and Lori Wenner

Breakout Session II, 10:50am—11:30am

  • Lessons Learned from Online Students by Dr. Donna Azodi, Dr. Daryl Ann Borel, and Dr. Cynthia Cummings

  • Enhancing Diversity at LU through a Global Perspective by Pamela Comer, Kyle Mutz, Dr. Mustapha Jourdini, Dr. Wilma Jackson, and Dr. Ted Stuberfield

  • Pinterest: Increasing Student's Engagement during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Dr. Millicent Musyoka

Breakout Session III, 11:40am—12:20pm

  • All History is Local: Strategies for Anti-racist Teaching in Southeast Texas by Dr. Brendan Gillis and Judith Linsley

  • Understanding LatinX Student Diversity and Why it Matters in Online Teaching by Dr. Lilian Felipe

  • Teaching Labs Online by Dr. Maryam Vasefi, Dr. Robert Corbett, and Dr. Amanda Posey

Department Chairs, 10:00am—12:20pm

Department Chairs will have a dedicated track focusing on shared governance, diversity in hiring, and COVID-19 related issues.