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Call for Proposals: 2022 Community-initiated Summer Institutes

Pandemic as Portal: Collectively Reimagining Evergreen’s Future

The experience of teaching and learning through a pandemic for nearly two years has exacerbated the persistent inequities students experience in and out of the classroom. The 2022 Evergreen Summer Institutes provide an opportunity to contend with the simple yet formidable proposition of walking through the portal lightly with only what we need to build a more equitable enterprise. Please visit our call for propsoals for more details. 
How will we, collectively, imagine our world anew?

Summer Institute Themes

I. Teaching at Evergreen: Culturally Affirming and Inclusive Pedagogical Practices
Summer institutes in this category will explore pedagogical practices that engage and support Evergreen students equitably
II. Our Greener Community: Leadership and Organizational Change
Summer Institutes in this category will offer strategies and approaches to meeting the challenges of institutional change and/or developing equity-minded student, faculty and staff leaders who engage in community care by building a warm, supportive, curious, and resilient Evergreen community where all of us want to come to learn and work.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit proposals using the online form no later than March 10th. Upon submission of a proposal, the lead convener should receive an automatic message confirming receipt of the proposal. If you do not receive this message within 24 hours of submission please contact us at Selection notifications will be sent by email no later than April 15th.

For more information, review the 2022 call for proposals.

In Community, 
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In this issue...

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A student with brown hair and wearing a mask holds a painting brush to white piece of paper and paints a persimmon.
Students in the program Taste: What We Hunger For participate in a painting workshop in December 2021 

Campus Spotlight: Greener Hub & Student Wellness Services

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Greener Hub

Greener Hub is designed to put students in touch with the people, offices, and services they need at Still the place for technology support, now connects students with Student Services and Academics, including: Registration, Housing, Advising, Student Accounts, Library & Media Services, and more. Submit questions or support requests 24/7, and receive a response within two business days.

When should students use Greener Hub?
  • If students aren’t sure where to start, or who to ask
  • If students have a request after regular business hours
  • Anytime! No question too big or too small.
    Greener Hub is here to assist Evergreen students!

Interior shots of the new campus Student Wellness Services Facility, photographed on Tues., Jan. 11, 2022. Spaces include reception desk and waiting areas, counseling rooms, patient rooms and the procedure room.

Student Wellness Services

Evergreen’s Student Wellness Services just made it easier for students to connect with care.

Announcing Health eConnect, a secure online portal to access Student Wellness Services. Students can use Health eConnect to schedule counseling and medical appointments, fill out forms, upload immunization records and respond to messages from providers.

Look for Health eConnect under the “Students” section on Visit for more information on Student Wellness Services. 


2021-2022 Commons Seminar Series

Taking inspiration from this year’s common read, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Shaping Worlds by adrienne maree brown, the 2021-2022 Commons Seminar series explores the strategies that faculty are developing and discovering to adapt their teaching practice to emerging contexts. These seminars have been integrated into the New Faculty Academy and support Evergreen’s newest faculty in their first year.

Emergent Strategies for Inclusive Seminars

Facilitated by Arita Balaram and Carolyn Prouty
This session will explore strategies to address the challenges and possibilities of conducting seminars related to social justice, including but not limited to racial justice, gender justice, and disability justice. How do we think about how to center those most impacted by structural oppression in these conversations? How do we support students in accessing these conversations from the complex spaces of marginalization and privilege they hold? How can we see education as a “practice of freedom”, as bell hooks calls it, by incorporating social justice principles in our seminars?
Date: Monday, February 7
Time: 3:15 - 4 pm 
Location: Zoom (requires registration)
For registration details, and upcoming seminar titles and dates, visit the Commons Seminar page on our website.

Join the Washington Center’s virtual mini-workshop series

The Washington Center Collaborative hosts mini virtual workshops led by the dynamic and talented Washington Center Resource Faculty.

Engaging the campus community: Thinking strategically about communicating your vision

Facilitated by Wendi Dew (Valencia College) and Tate Hurvitz (Grossmont College)
Change is hard, even in the best circumstances. So how can we avoid making important changes even harder - and maybe even help move them forward - by communicating them effectively?  Who should do the telling? With whom should we communicate, and when? How do we tell? What do we include (and why)? Come learn some tips and spend some time unpacking the possibilities for communicating a change project at your own institutions
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022 
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PT 
Register for this free virtual event here.

Faculty Resources

Resources and Reminders from the Deans

The academic deans send periodic reminders titled Resources and Reminders. These emails are available on the Learning and Teaching Commons website. Read the Week 5 edition for information about supporting students. 

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.

Student Resources

These individuals and offices are eager to support students. Keep this list handy when advising students or reach out to schedule a visit to your program or course. 
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