Professional Development Calendar

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Month of July

Navigating Fresno State 

A Data-Driven Approach: Measuring & Demonstrating the Impact of Student Affairs
Mon., July 23, 10 - 11 a.m., ED 316 

‘Those in student affairs know the challenges of explaining to others what we do and measuring the student learning impact of our work with students. Our colleagues in academic affairs can have significant misconceptions about student affairs and our work. These misconceptions can paint student affairs as separate from, or at times, even a distraction to learning. Therefore, it is critical that student affairs staff are prepared to articulate the importance of our work with respect to student learning and to refute the myths that exist. In the recent book, "Contested Issues in Student Affairs,” “Marcia Baxter Magolda and Peter Magolda pose the question," "How does the perception that learning takes place exclusively in the classroom persist?”

Adam Peck has been at the forefront of a national movement to design and measure learning experiences that focus on building career competencies into a wide variety of co-curricular experiences. He is the principal investigator of the Project CEO national study that has been completed by more than 17,000 college students. He will draw upon this research throughout the webinar and provide practical applications for this work.

This webinar will provide evidence of student learning outside of the classroom and help participants learn to tell their student learning story to others. Develop confidence to articulate what students gain from their involvement in co-curricular experiences. Appraise data from a recent national study on outcomes from co-curricular experiences conducted by the presenter. Determine three statistics specific to their institution that will help them tell their story to others.’

Concur Travel & Expense System
Tues., July 24, 9 - 11 a.m., Library 2127 

In this workshop, employees will learn in a hands-on lab environment about Concur Profile Settings, how to assign an Expense Delegate, how to create a Request for Pre-Approval of travel, and how to create an Expense Report for reimbursement.

100 Billion Reasons Why the Internet of Things will Change your Life
Thurs., July 26, 10 - 11 a.m., Library 4115 


Enhancing Your Technical Skills 

OUCampus Training
Fri., July 19, 9 - 11:30 a.m., DISCOVERe Hub 

Learn how to navigate OUCampus and post text, photos, graphics, and tables to your campus websites.

Fitness Classes

AQUA BOOTCAMP: Mondays, 4 - 5 p.m. The "water gym" is the place to be! This moderate to high intensity class is designed to improve cardio conditioning through alternating strength, balance and core training segments.

WATER AEROBICS: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 - 5 p.m. Build muscle and reduce body fat in this fun, high energy, low impact class!

AQUA TABATA: Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m. Aqua Tabata will utilize short bursts of high intense exercises with rest periods to increase your heart rate and burn fat. All fitness levels are welcome!

SWIM FOR FITNESS: Mondays - Thursdays, 5 - 6 p.m. Improve your sprint and endurance levels with a progressive workout tailored to your skill level. All levels welcome. 


The Organizational Excellence Calendar represents professional development opportunities from across campus. This calendar and its workshops are supported by: Human Resources, Center for Faculty Excellence, Healthy U, Student Affairs and many more.