DEEP Week 2020


Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) promotes deep learning in our students and prioritizes quality teaching among faculty. The Developing Excellence in Eastern’s Professors (DEEP) system builds on the faculty development initiatives offered at the University, including the Provost’s Professional Development Speaker series, Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) series, Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and Faculty Innovators program to ensure that faculty development opportunities are available to all members of the University community.

Designed as an online system, DEEP provides an opportunity for all faculty and academic staff--full-time, part-time, and online--to pursue quality professional development at any time and from any location. 

DEEP Week facilitates collaboration from across departments, colleges, and programs to support high-quality, engaging professional development for all members of the EKU community. Members of the University community are encouraged to participate in events as their schedules allow. 

January 27-January 31

Monday (1/27/2020)

"Coffee Kickoff & DEEP Conversations"

Join DEEP course mentors & Faculty Innovators for gourmet coffee drinks from The Rooster's Whistle, and discussion of educational development opportunities at EKU. DEEP items will be available. 


Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L)

Tuesday (1/28/2020)

"Ensuring Success through Professional Development: A DEEP Panel" (LS)

Join DEEP Course Mentors for a panel discussion in the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning focused on the value of professional development at EKU. What opportunities are available? How can you make the most of professional development opportunities available on campus as you pursue your goals at EKU?


Join via Zoom:

2:00 - 3:00pm

Dr. Shirley O'Brien, Dr. Jill Parrott, Dr. Randi Polk

Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L) and online

Wednesday (1/29/2020)

TLI: Discussion Boards (LS)

Discussion assignments can be designed using various formats and platforms. However, selecting the most appropriate delivery option as well as the type of discussion question(s) should be purposeful and meaningful to student learning outcomes. Furthermore, different fields of study may find benefit in specific delivery options compared to others. This session will introduce and critique existing delivery options, discuss how to connect discussion questions with learning outcomes, and provide examples to assist participants with future assignment development.

Join via Zoom:

Dr. Aaron Sciascia, Exercise & Sport Science

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L) and online

Thursday (1/30/2020)

DEEP Luncheon

Register Here!

Enjoy lunch on us and chat with DEEP Course Mentors and current participants about professional development opportunities, challenges, and needs on campus. The luncheon will take place in  the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning.


DEEP Course Mentors, DEEP Participants


Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning


Friday (1/31/2020)

Retro Snacks, Modern Pedagogy

Take a Friday snack break with DEEP Course Mentors and participants, to learn about how you can further your professional development at EKU, while enjoying treats that will really take you back!

10:30am - 12pm

Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning

Coordinated by:

Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L)

Developing Excellence in Eastern's Professors (DEEP)

Faculty Innovators