Newsletter

The Learning and Teaching Commons Newsletter is published every other week on Friday, starting in week one of every quarter.

Winter 2021

Evaluation Week, Winter 2021 Newsletter | March 19, 2021
A call for solidarity with our Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the wake of terrible violent shootings in the Atlanta area, announcing the last Washington Center Collaborative Conversation for the academic year, and preparing our students for what’s next–graduation, Academic Statements, and more.

Week 9, Winter 2021 Newsletter | March 5, 2021
End of the quarter resources and reminders for faculty, information on the Equity Symposium and Evergreen’s Summer Institutes.

Week 7, Winter 2021 Newsletter | February 19, 2021
Community and Campus events for Black History Month, the Academic Fair, and a highlight of a recent Evergreen faculty publication.

Week 5, Winter 2021 Newsletter | February 8, 2021
Black History Month teaching resources and events, mid quarter reminders, and tips around Universal Design for Learning.

Week 3, Winter 2021 Newsletter | January 22, 2021
Looking ahead to Summer Institutes, the vaccine, and events to honor and celebrate the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King. A selection of readings and podcasts offer faculty a way engage with pedagogy and equity.

Week 1, Winter 2021 Newsletter | January 8, 2021
Tips for building online communities using tools and technology, a call for Equity Symposium proposals, and student resources.

Fall 2020

Eval Week, Fall 2020 Newsletter | December 18, 2020
An introduction and welcome for the new Washington Center Program Coordinator, and announcements for Winter 2020 events.

Week 9, Fall 2020 Newsletter | December 4, 2020
Tips for formative feedback and evaluations, end of quarter reminders, and student support services.

Week 7, Fall 2020 Newsletter | November 13, 2020
Tips for a more sustainable virtual experience, winter quarter academic fair announcement, and in invitation to hang out with new faculty.

Week 5, Fall 2020 Newsletter | October 30, 2020
Highlights Elections 2020 resources for faculty, staff and students, including several events hosted by the Commons.

Week 3, Fall 2020 Newsletter | October 16, 2020
Announcement of upcoming events and communities of practice, inclusive teaching tips, and student resources.

Week 1, Fall 2020 Newsletter | October 2, 2020
Welcome from the Commons Faculty Scholar, resources for supporting remote teaching – including guides on using collaborative documents, an invitation to join the Commons Slack workspace, announcements about the Learning Community Summit in October, and a call for authors for the Learning Community Research and Practice journal.

Summer Issue | September 4, 2020
Highlights from the summer, resources to support planning for remote teaching (including the relaunch of the Keep Teaching Canvas Course), an update on the Commons faculty scholar and the Commons Advisory Council, and the announcement of several new Communities of Practice (CoP).

*Correction: The Academic Retreat will take place on September 17th, not the 27th.


Spring 2020

Keep Teaching Week 10 Newsletter | June 5, 2020
This issue highlights updates on the New Academic Directions, graduation, the academic statement, and Evergreen’s first virtual gallery series.

Keep Teaching Week 9 Newsletter | May 29, 2020
This issue highlights the registration process for the Evergreen Summer Institutes. Also highlighted is the Kasama Tayo: Cooking Together with First Peoples event.

Keep Teaching Week 8 Newsletter | May 22, 2020
This issue highlights several important deadlines, including program budget requests and Juneteenth Celebration submissions.

Keep Teaching Week 7 Newsletter | May 15, 2020
This issue highlights several important deadlines, including the Fall 2020 catalog updates and the end of year presentation calendar submission. Also highlighted is the Tacoma Campus Spring Community Fair.

Keep Teaching Week 6 Newsletter | May 8, 2020
This issue highlights several resources and workshops for remote teaching and learning. Also highlighted is the Outdoor Leadership and Group Dynamics Spring 2020 Program.

Keep Teaching Week 5 Newsletter | May 1, 2020
This issue highlights several resources and workshops for remote teaching, including a workshop on facilitating equitable remote seminars. Also highlighted is the Photography: Documentary Spring 2020 program.

Keep Teaching Week 4 Newsletter | April 24, 2020
This issue highlights several resources and workshops for remote teaching, including a workshop on strategies for documenting work with Arnold Aprill. Also highlighted is the Pandemic Academy Lecture Series.

Keep Teaching Week 3 Newsletter | April 17, 2020
This issue highlights several resources and workshops for remote teaching, a save the date for the Evergreen Summer 2020 Institutes, and a call for authors for the Spring 2021 special issue of the Learning Community Research and Practice journal.

Keep Teaching Week 2 Newsletter | April 10, 2020
This issue highlights remote learning resources for students, several workshop and training opportunities for faculty and an opportunity for faculty to work with a remote teaching assistant.

Keep Teaching Week 1 Newsletter | April 3, 2020
This issue highlights trainings and resources for emergency remote teaching, including the announcement of several workshops and institutes, and the Keep Teaching Canvas course.