Publishing Papers during the Pandemic: Easier or Tougher?

The pandemic has impacted manuscript writing by researchers in an almost bimodal manner, from very few manuscripts to a flurry of writing. This session will begin by discussing contributing external and internal factors for the patterns and strategies and solutions. The speaker will bring in experience as an editor and well-published author, on tips for…

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Webinar – How to Design a Micro-Credential that Meets Demand (Contact North/Nord)

Canada has about 10,000 micro-credentials. But many do not meet the definition of what they are intended to be: short, focused, intensive learning linked to skills that are in demand from employers, industry or a profession. The situation is similar in the U.S. and Europe. The important question is how to design and develop micro-credentials…

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What is a Fishbone Diagram, How Does it Work, and Why is it Important to Use?

A fishbone diagram is a management and visualization tool for categorizing the potential causes of a problem. This tool is used in order to identify a problem’s root causes. Typically used for root cause analysis, a fishbone diagram combines the practice of brainstorming with a type of mind map template. Learning Objectives: Select the appropriate…

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Planning for a Successful IRB or IACUC Submission in IRBnet

The Institutional Review Board (IRB ) and The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has an important role in university research. One of the roles of  the IRB is to help to facilitate and process human subject protocol submission for appropriate approval. One of the roles of  IACUC is to help to facilitate and…

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Ditch Toxic Positivity — Here’s What to Do Instead

What is toxic positivity? In a Healthline article on toxic positivity it was defined by clinical psychologist Jamie Zuckerman as, “The assumption, either by one’s self or others, that despite a person’s emotional pain or difficult situation, they should only have a positive mindset or ‘positive vibes’.”   This type of response to other people’s pain has been shown to do more harm than good. In this CETL session, participants will look at other methods…

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This Meeting Could have Been an Email

Meeting overload was a problem before the pandemic, but now with back-to-back Zoom meetings instead of the long Esplanade walks to our conference room destination, we have more time…and more time means more meetings. Advice on facilitating better meetings is plentiful, but often skips a crucial first step: asking yourself whether you need to have…

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Tips for Strengthening Your Classroom Community at the Start of the Semester

The past two years have been full of various changes, not just to our day-to-day lives, but also to our mental states as we were challenged to deal with isolation, physical distancing, and mental health struggles. As we begin the return to “normal” next semester, we will be faced with addressing the effects that the pandemic has had on our students as they prepare join our classes and clinical experiences both online and in-person.  In this session, participants will learn a few tips for…

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