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

Note: The final DEEP Week schedule will be available in fall 2019.

Monday (1/27/2020)

"Wake Up with DEEP"

Join DEEP leaders for coffee and discussion of educational development opportunities at EKU. DEEP items will be available. 

DEEP Course Mentors and Faculty Innovators

Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L)

Tuesday (1/28/2020)

"Ensuring Success through Professional Development: A DEEP Panel"

Join DEEP Course Mentors Dr. Paula Jones, Dr. Jill Parrott, and Dr. Randi Polk 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? Snacks will be provided.


Dr. Paula Jones, Dr. Jill Parrott, & Dr. Randi Polk

Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning

Wednesday (1/29/2020)

"DEEP Live"

Explore strategies for using metacognition to teach critical reading skills among EKU students. 

Dr. Jennifer Fairchild, DEEP Coordinator, 

11:30am-12:00pm, Noel Studio Facebook Page

Thursday (1/30/2020) 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

12:30pm-1:45pm (come and go as schedules allow), Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning


Friday (1/31/2020)

DEEP Snack Break

Take a Friday snack break with DEEP Course Mentors and participants! Stop by the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L) at 11:00am to learn about how you can further your professional development while enjoying refreshments and snacks.

DEEP Course Mentors, Faculty Innovators

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