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The University will hold its inaugural DEEP (Developing Excellence in Eastern’s Professors) Week Jan. 29-Feb. 2. The event, which originated with the Faculty Innovation Workgroup on campus, is designed to “provide another important resource for our faculty, along with timely content focused on areas related to DEEP courses,” said Dr. Russell Carpenter, executive director of the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. “DEEP Week is an opportunity to participate in professional development and also to learn more about the DEEP system and how to use it.”

Each DEEP course is mentored by a Faculty Innovator or a faculty member with expertise in course content. These faculty members will facilitate the related sessions during DEEP Week. “We would like to see all faculty members accessing the excellent content in the DEEP courses,” Carpenter said, adding that the DEEP system was designed to provide access to teaching-focused courses ( that faculty members can pursue at their own pace and fully online.

Session topics throughout the week include “Becoming a Teacher-Scholar through Professional Development,” “Developing Critical Readers through Metacognitive Strategies,” “Cultural Competency Instructional Practices: Principles to Consider in Constructing a Learner-Centered Syllabus,” and “Improve Your Course by Flipping It (It’s Easy).”

Presenters include EKU faculty members Dr. Shirley O’Brien, Dr. Beth Polin, Dr. Jill Parrot, Dr. Lisa Bosley, Dr. Jennifer Fairchild, Dr. Randi Polk, Dr. Timothy Forde and Dr. Matt Winslow.

To see the full schedule, with links to register for each session, visit