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UMBC Together Weekly Spotlights

Week of July 6th - 7th Edition

July 6, 2020 10:48 AM

Check some ways you and/or your office can stay connected with the wider UMBC community this week by informing you of select events, programs, resources, as well as some tips and tricks to maximize your virtual campus experience. 

Here are some items to check out this week through next Monday (July 6th - 13th):

Stories of the Week

Events and Engagement

For Students & Alumni: Ready to Launch - Alumni Advice on How to Stand Out

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. | Online

Celebrating the end of the Career Launch Summer Series and your next steps into the professional world. Alumni and employers will share practical advice on how students and recent grads can be most competitive through each step of the job search process and stand out from the crowd. Simply click on the GOING button below to also let us know you are attending. Follow this link to attend. 

Event number: 120 379 3326

Event password: iG8X2uviTB8


For Faculty: Building Community Online from Day One

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. | Online

Key to students’ motivation and learning is a feeling of connectedness to the class--to the instructor, to other students, and to content. Such feelings foster engagement--an essential element for students to succeed. For many of us creating that sense of community seems easier when we can meet with our students face-to-face. How can we establish connections online? Join with colleagues for a virtual discussion about ways to structure student interactions, demonstrate and manage your presence in the class, teach for inclusion, and convey caring and support in your online course. 


For Faculty: Virtual Pedagogical Happy Hour

Thursday, July 9th, 2020 | 3:00- 4:00 p.m. | Online: Webex

Back by popular demand! Join the FDC for Virtual Pedagogical Happy Hour. Bring your teaching challenges and best ideas and just de-stress with a group of colleagues. Drop in and drop out as you want and come as you are. Please click “Going” below to reserve your seat for this session and we will send you a Google calendar invitation with a WebEx link one hour before the session. If you register less than an hour before the session, you will receive the WebEx link when you register. Please email fdc@umbc.edu if you have any questions.

  • Click here for a full listof UMBC Events.


Tip of the Week

  • Events not showing up on the main UMBC Together page?

    • Even if the myUMBC group page you manage is public, events will not appear on the main page unless you click it to be visible on the University Calendar. To check whether an event is visible, go to the event post, click “edit” located on the right side of the page. Under the Events Calendar section, click on “Show in this group AND on the university calendar.” You will be given the opportunity to select up to three categories for which your event should be categorized as. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Post Event” to save the changes. Your event should show up momentarily on the UMBC Together page. 


Contact Info 

Website: umbc.edu/together 

Email: together@umbc.edu 

Social Media: #UMBCTogether


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