Enhancement Day Fall 2022

Enhancement Day is a 15-year+ tradition—a daylong event bringing colleagues together to share and explore the ways we are continually improving our teaching and learning practices in all corners of UW-Superior, from the classroom to co-curricular spaces, to our online offerings, and in all student relationships such as advising, employment, and team membership.

Fall 2022 Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday August 31, 2022
  • Time: 8:30am to 4:15pm
  • Location: Morning Sessions will be delivered via Zoom; afternoon sessions are in-person in the Jim Dan Hill Library

Event Schedule

Please review the morning and afternoon schedules below. Full descriptions of each session are listed below the afternoon schedule table.

Reach out to clic@uwsuper.edu if you have any questions, comments, or feedback! We look forward to seeing you.

Morning Schedule

All morning sessions will be held in Zoom. Click the title of each track below to join the Zoom room for any session in that track. The passcode for all Zoom sessions is "clic".

Morning Schedule


8:30am - 9:10am

Opening Keynote

Racelighting: When Good Intentions Fall Short with Dr. Marsha Lue and Ms. Colleen Bernu

Zoom ID: 895 0215 3889

Morning Tracks

Innovative Resources & Practices

Zoom ID: 954 2720 5214

Wellbeing & Culture of Care

Zoom ID: 988 9366 4262

Antiracism & Inclusivity

Zoom ID: 915 7947 2076

9:15am - 10:00am

UW-Superior's 2021-2022 Institute Team on Open Educational Resources

Well-Being in the UWS Workplace

 Randy Barker & Lori Tuominen, Pruitt Center 

Perceptions of Gender Bias on Our Campus and Why It Matters 

Shanna Nifoussi, Natural Sciences Dept. 

10:10am - 10:55am

OER Mini-Grant Recipient Panel

Richard Freese, Lynn Goerdt, and Kate Nolin-Smith, Lorena Rios Mendoza 

Campus Recreation: It’s Not Just For Students!

Nick Donahue & Sean Monnier

What’s New in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UW-Superior 

Salisa Hochstetler and EDI Team Members 

11:05am - 11:50am

Up the Stream: Navigating JDH Library’s Streaming Video Options with Hanna Paquette

How to Manage Digital Media in Canvas with Del Wright

Culture of Care: Efforts For Employees at UW-Superior

Maria Cuzzo, Cory Kempf, T Leeper, and Nick Danz 

Re-imagining Syllabi through a Social Justice Lens

Mary Lee-Nichols, Emilee Howland, and David Potter

Afternoon Schedule

Afternoon sessions will be in person in the Jim Dan Hill Library, on the 2nd floor. If you need help getting there, please stop by our front desk.

While you're there, check out a title from our Wellbeing book display!

Afternoon Schedule



Noon - 12:50pm


Optional in-person lunch. Boxed lunches reserved ahead of time & shared meal time in Library (or outside as you desire).

1:00pm - 3:55pm

In-person roundtable conversations on a choice of topics.

  1. Gender & Sexuality with T Leeper, EDI
  2. Multicultural Education with Mary Lee-Nichols, Dept. of Education
  3. Invisible Disabilities, Student Support for Disabilities, and Ableism with Megan Torkildson, ESC
  4. How the Link Center can support your Teaching & Learning Goals with Jenice Meyer, Director Link Center (1pm & 2pm)
  5. Open Education & Affordable Course Materials with Emily Moran, CLIC@JDHL
  6. Supporting Our Developmental Students with Heather McGrew, Writing Program and Heather Kahler, Math
  7. Civil Discussion & Difficult Conversations with Nick Danz, Dean of Academic Affairs (1pm & 2pm)
  8. What is HLC & How is UW-Superior Preparing for Our Upcoming Accreditation? with Shevaun Stocker, Associate Dean (2pm & 3pm)

3:55pm - 4:15pm

Closing Reflections & Chair Yoga

Facilitated by HHP Senior Lecturer Amy LaRue

Session Descriptions

Opening Keynote

Racelighting: When Good Intentions Fall Short”

Speakers: Dr. Marsha Lue and Ms. Colleen Bernu

Coined by academics Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. J. Luke Wood, racelighting is the term for a very real, lived experience that many may not be familiar with. This session will define and explain racelighting and how it can impede bridge-building between diverse groups. This session is perfect for anyone looking to further develop their ability to engage in truth-telling, healing, and justice work, whether you are an ally or someone from a racialized people group.

9:15am-10:00am Sessions

UW-Superior's 2021-2022 Institute Team on Open Educational Resources

Panelists: Travis Mann, Jen Bird, Deborah Faul, Kate Nolin-Smith, and Stephanie Warden

Members of the team representing the Writing Program, the Library, and Student Affairs who participated in last year's inaugural AAC&U Institute on Open Educational Resources will discuss initial reactions, the development of the plan, and how the work impacted their perspectives of teaching using Open Educational Resources.

Perceptions of Gender Bias on Our Campus and Why It Matters

Speaker: Shanna Nifoussi, Natural Sciences Department

This presentation will be a mixture of sharing of data collected from campus instructors in January 2022, group discussions on why these topics are important to discuss on a programmatic, department, and campus level, as well as small group discussions of potential changes that could be made to improve our campus climate.

10:10am-10:55am Sessions

OER Mini-Grant Recipient Panel

Presenters: Richard Freeze, Lynn Goerdt, Kate Nolin Smith, Lorena Rios Mendoza

In 2021, the CLIC awarded its first set of OER mini-grants to four instructors. Kate Nolin-Smith and Lorena Rios Mendoza identified, evaluated, and adopted open textbooks for their ESL and Chemistry courses respectively, while Lynn Goerdt and Richard Freese wrote openly-licensed textbooks for their Social Work and Music courses respectively. In this panel, the recipients will discuss their experiences adopting and creating OERs.

Campus Recreation: It's Not Just For Students!

Presenters: Nick Donahue and Sean Monnier

Presenters will explain and invite campus members to the many health and recreational benefits and opportunities offered by Campus Rec. Nick and Sean will emphasize ideas and suggestions for incorporating Campus Rec. into the busiest of schedules.

What's New in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UW-Superior

Presenters: Salisa Hochstetler and EDI Team Members

UW-Superior believes that diversity among its members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life. Join this session to learn more about the strategies, projects, and opportunities the EDI Team provides for all campus members and share your thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

11:05am-11:50am Sessions

Up the Stream: Navigating JDH Library’s Streaming Video Options

Presenter: Hanna Paquette 

Learn about the various streaming video services the JDH Library offers. We will cover how to search, request, and embed streaming video titles from each of the different platforms and include helpful tips and links to guides to make informed decisions when selecting the right video to stream. 

How to Manage Digital Media in Canvas 

Presenter: Del Wright 

Once you have learned how to source and preview digital films, TED talks, and other digital media, learn about the various methods of managing and adding digital media to your course in Canvas. Adding digital media to your course can support student learning and engagement.  

Culture of Care: Efforts For Employees at UW-Superior 

Presenters: Maria Cuzzo, Nick Danz, Cory Kempf, and T Leeper 

This presentation will share the efforts to embrace a Culture of Care for employees across campus, including HR, through Strategic Planning, and a pilot project within Academic Affairs. Afterwards, there will be time to discuss, share thoughts, and ask questions about our Culture of Care.

Re-imagining Syllabi through a Social Justice Lens

Presenters: Mary Lee-Nichols, Emilee Howland, and David Potter

This presentation will share what participants learned at the UW System Faculty College retreat in June 2022. We will focus on re-imagining syllabus elements, policies, language, and what story your syllabus tells, and there will be opportunities for audience engagement. Bring a syllabus for reference and re-imagining.

Afternoon Sessions

1pm Roundtable Conversations

Engage in up to three meaningful conversations on different topics. Each table has a conversation facilitator. Change tables once per hour—at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm—to visit with additional colleagues and learn something new on each topic.

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