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SHSU Online Hybrid Teaching Webinars July 6 – 10

When you register for any of the webinars, you will be sent a calendar reminder with a Zoom link to remind you when they start. Be sure to accept the invite and add it to your calendar.

July 7, 10 a.m. – Blackboard Ate My Homework

The most common chance for academic dishonesty occurs when students claim to have submitted a test or assignment when they haven’t actually done so. When you suspect a student is trying to “pull the wool over your eyes,” you need evidence to validate or invalidate the student's claim.  This webinar covers the tools at your disposal for tracking student activity and promoting academic integrity.

July 8, 9 a.m. – Feedback Strategies for Hybrid Courses

Engagement in hybrid courses is important for student success, teacher evaluation, and a positive overall course experience. A great way to promote student engagement in your hybrid course is to work on feedback. Students who receive regular feedback tend to perform better and, as a result, have good opinions of their time in the course. There are many sound strategies for providing feedback in a hybrid course. This webinar will cover a few key feedback strategies.

Enroll today to reserve your spot!

Remember to visit the SHSU Online Instructional Continuity page to gain information and resources for Hybrid/Remote teaching. Contact our Support Desk at or 936.294.2780 if you have any questions.

Call for Presenters
for the 9th Annual Digital Education Summit
Presented by 
SHSU Online

When: September 25, 2020
Where: Streaming Online

Join your fellow educators for #DES20, an annual teaching and learning event promoting best practices and methodologies for online educators. This year’s event is a day-long, live virtual event, giving you a chance to connect and share your experiences with educators from around the nation. The call for presenters closes on Wednesday, July 15. Help advance online teaching and learning by presenting at this year's Digital Education Summit. 

Contact: #DES20 Committee Co-chairs: 
                Eric Odom, Kelly Byrd, and 
                Evelyn Hasouris-Turner

Do you want to lead a study abroad program 2021? 

Proposal Due Date: August 1

Start planning today! This is a long process, with planning required at least 12 months ahead of time. Program proposals are due on August 1, 2020 for all programs offered in 2021.*

Not sure where you want your program to go or how to make it happen? The Office of International Programs can connect you with program providers and partner universities that can help you plan and execute your program.

*Due to the unpredictability of the current COVID-19 pandemic, all study abroad programs are subject to changes and cancellations.

Contact: Malin Hilmersson, Study Abroad Coordinator
Link: Website

ORSP PIVOT Trainings  

When: First Wednesday of each month 
Where: via Zoom ‚Äč  

Looking for funding opportunities? The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host PIVOT trainings via Zoom from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.


Library Services Continue Despite Building Closure

When: All Summer

In response to COVID-19 and extensive renovation this summer, the Newton Gresham Library building is closed, but we continue to actively provide services. Ask-a-Librarian assistance and library instruction are available virtually. Materials may be requested and delivered by mail, and limited-contact pick-up is also now available! Please read this web page for more details and future updates.

Links: NGL Homepage; NGL Response to COVID-19

Higher Education Leadership Doctoral Program
Seeking Applications

Application review begins:  Oct. 1

The Doctoral program in higher education leadership is seeking applications for admission to its next cohort of students, beginning Jan. 2021.  The program’s classes are taught on evenings at the Woodlands Center and offer a well-rounded curriculum for leaders looking to advance in higher education administration.  Applicants should submit an application, written statement, and prepare for an interview with faculty in Educational Leadership.

Contact: Matthew Fuller (4-1147;

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Virtual Spring & Summer Commencement

Saturday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m.


Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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