Fall 19 Professional Development Day: Belonging @ Hills, Stairs, and Umbrellas

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Kate Buchanan Room

Fall 2019 Professional Development Day is an opportunity for faculty and staff to come together for professional development that inspires, builds community, and offers equitable and inclusive learning opportunities to integrate into practice in the coming year. Join colleagues in meaningful dialogues and development that inspires our work in support of students.


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Belonging @ Hills, Stairs, and Umbrellas

HSU as HillsStairs, and Umbrellas represents a metaphor to help orient our thinking and participation in Professional Development Day.  

Hills: those daily challenges we face as we try to work toward our goals. 

Stairs: tools that make our challenges more manageable, creating easier means to make it up the metaphorical hills as we travel toward our goals (just as ramps, elevators, etc.). 

Umbrellas: opportunities to come together under one tent, to achieve our individual goals, prepared to weather any storm.  A shared umbrella connects us, and helps us feel a sense of belonging. 

Taken together, Hills, Stairs, and Umbrellas is a collective metaphor that can help us think through our journeys as part of the HSU community 

What are the challenges we face? What are the tools and resources that help us manage those challenges?  How can we better connect, collaborate, and build a greater sense of belonging?  How do we support our students' journeys with the hills, stairs, and umbrellas they encounter at HSU? 

Join us for Professional Development Day as we share and listen to stories and ideas that explore our challenges, incourse our success, and capture our journeys of belonging at HSU.


Schedule of Events

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast Social

9:00 am - 9:10 am: Introduction

9:10 am - 10:00 am: 10-Minute Talks: "My Story of Growth and Belonging"

10:00 am - 11:00am: Facilitated Discussion Tables

11:00 am - 11:30am: Actions & Commitments



Coordination by: The Center for Teaching and Learning All-Partners

    • Center for Teaching and Learning
    • Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
    • Office of Institutional Effectiveness
    • Human Resources
    • Academic Personnel Services
    • Information Technology Services
    • Learning Center
    • Library
    • Retention Through Academic Mentoring (RAMP)
    • Student Disability Resource Center
    • Academic and Career Advising Center
    • Center for Community Based Learning
    • College of Extended Education and Global Engagement
    • Sponsored Programs Foundation

Sponsored by: The Center for Teaching and Learning