Evergreen Colleagues, 
This issue of the newsletter is dedicated to celebrating cherished colleagues. I have been reflecting on adrienne maree brown's remarks at the Equity Symposium. Drawing from her work as doula, she noted that just at the moment when the pain seems unbearable, something breaks and new life emerges. It can seem as if we are collectively at our own point of threshold. The colliding contexts of the past five years - COVID19, climate change, chronic poverty, persistent racism and misogyny, pervasive gun violence - have taken their toll on all of us. We are weary, and yet, I sense there is something just out of site, around the corner - a threshold through which we will pass and new life will emerge
Goodbyes are hard. We've been saying many goodbyes to colleagues over the past several years. Here, at the Washington Center, we have our own special goodbye. Rachel Homchick has taken a new position at Highline College. During her service to the center, she has made an indelible imprint with her stellar organizational skills, kind spirit, and thoughtful intellect. Please join me in expressing collective gratitude and congratulations to Rachel as she moves into the next phase of her career. I invite you to send a personal note by posting to this padlet
This is the last newsletter you'll receive for the 2021-2022 academic year.  I look forward to picking up again when we return in Fall.  I wish you all abundant time to spend with loved ones and looking after yourselves.  I hope to see many of you at a summer institute or two.
Julia Metzker
Director, Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education

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Have you registered for Summer Institutes?
Deadline: June 8, 2022

The 2022 Evergreen Summer Institute Program includes descriptions of each institute as well as a convenient week-by-week schedule.  
If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registration, please contact us to verify your registration was received.  
Space is limited! Please register at your earliest convenience.

The return of Faculty Notes

Peruse the 2021-2022 Faculty Notes to see the impressive collection of publications, presentations, appearances, recognitions, awards, exhibits, performances, and research submitted by the incredibly talented faculty at Evergreen.

Teaching at Evergreen workshop
materials available on Canvas

Many thanks to the talented faculty and staff who have contributed to the Commons Seminars over the course of this academic year. These conversations on topics germane to teaching at Evergreen have been wide-ranging and an opportunity to build community. If you missed a seminar, you can just use the links below to find presentation materials and recordings of the sessions in Canvas.

Faculty Resources

CELTC offers two-credit modules for inclusion in Fall 2022 programs

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Transformational Change (CELTC) is excited to announce two new 2-credit courses that will be offered in the Fall 2022 quarter. [Learn More]

Online Learning Consortium

Don't forget to explore the resources available to you through the Online Learning Consortium! Evergreen holds an institutional membership to the Online Learning Consortium. As a member institution, faculty have access to free webinars, and other online teaching and learning resources. Members also receive special discounts on workshops, teaching certificate programs, conferences, and events. 
To access your member benefits, create your free user account here. Be sure to use your Evergreen email to create your account. 

Request a Teaching Consultation 

Do you have a teaching dilemma, issue or question? Is there an activity you are struggling to translate to remote teaching? Do you need some help designing asynchronous activities?
The Learning and Teaching Commons offers individual and small group remote teaching consultations. Consultations provide an opportunity to get direct feedback on your teaching puzzles. Click here for details.
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