Academic Affairs and the Center for Online Learning and Innovation are organizing a series of great on-campus development events in the week of August 16th – 19th, of interest to all Canisius College employees. These sessions include such topics as practical web development skills, self-care, and efforts to create a more inclusive campus that promotes diversity and a supportive community for all students, faculty and staff. Here’s some examples:
Self-Care and Wellness
9:00AM – 10:15 A.M.
Dr. Jonathan Lawrence, Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Theology
This session will introduce some of the health and wellness resources the college and our insurance providers offer, and will include a short walk in Forest Lawn Cemetery across the street (weather-permitting – please wear comfortable shoes)
WordPress for Research
1:00PM – 2:15 P.M.
Benjamin Dunkle, Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts
WordPress is the most popular website management tool in the world. It’s also free and open-source.
In this session, you’ll learn how to use it as a tool for publishing a variety of content types. No experience with WordPress is required.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training
2:30 – 3:45 P.M.
Eileen Niland, LMHC, Director, Counseling Center
Charita Price, LMHC, Counselor, Counseling Center
QPR, the “CPR” for suicide prevention, stands for Question the person about suicide, Persuade the person to get help and Refer the person to help. QPR is designed to increase your ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors and to refer a student who is at risk to campus and community resources. In this session, counselors from the Canisius Counseling Center will offer QPR methods and resources for faculty and staff.
For now, pencil these into your calendar. Stay tuned to the Dome for updates and a sign-up sheet, since more sessions are in planning right now!
Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, academic technologist, COLI