Pooled Classroom Tour

  • Tour
Eads Hall Rm. 105
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Teaching in a pooled classroom for the first time? Not sure how to navigate the technology in the classroom? Want to get comfortable with the computer and projector before classes start? Drop in to Eads 105 any time between 9-11am or 2-4pm for a hands-on tour of mics, cameras, and […]

Pooled Classroom Tour

  • Tour
Eads Hall Rm. 105
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Teaching in a pooled classroom for the first time? Not sure how to navigate the technology in the classroom? Want to get comfortable with the computer and projector before classes start? Drop in to Eads 105 any time between 9-11am or 2-4pm for a hands-on tour of mics, cameras, and […]

Designing Writing Assignments and Grading Criteria

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Designing effective writing assignments that foster intellectual development and critical thinking among students can be a challenge for instructors. This is an even tougher challenge when students may be unaware of or unschooled in disciplinary expectations for writing. Participants in this workshop will discuss strategies for writing transparent, well-crafted assignment […]

Taking Your Course’s Pulse

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

With everything going on this semester, how can you tell if your students are struggling, especially relatively early on in the term? Encourage a sense of belonging in your course by checking in with students to see how things are going from their perspective. In this virtual conversation, we'll discuss […]

Who’s in Charge Here? Negotiating and Establishing Your Role and Authority While Teaching

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Managing any instructional space can be one of the more intimidating components for being a new AI.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the factors that shape perceptions of an AI’s authority and how that authority can be used to create and maintain an inclusive, challenging, and fair learning […]

Who’s in Charge Here? Negotiating and Establishing Your Role and Authority While Teaching

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Managing any instructional space can be one of the more intimidating components for being a new AI.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the factors that shape perceptions of an AI’s authority and how that authority can be used to create and maintain an inclusive, challenging, and fair learning […]

Finding Their Place: Helping Students Develop A Sense of Belonging

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Social belonging, “one’s personal belief that one is an accepted member of an academic community— whose presence and contributions are valued” is being recognized in research as a key component of student success and well-being in college classrooms (Good, Rattan, Dweck, 2012, p. 701). Yet, many factors can impede students’ […]

Who’s in Charge Here? Negotiating and Establishing Your Role and Authority While Teaching

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Managing any instructional space can be one of the more intimidating components for being a new AI.  In this workshop, participants will learn about the factors that shape perceptions of an AI’s authority and how that authority can be used to create and maintain an inclusive, challenging, and fair learning […]

Polling Questions that Promote a Growth Mindset

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Help students expand their thinking through poll questions that require reflection on their perspectives and understanding of course content. In this virtual conversation, we will discuss different types of poll questions that you can pose to help students reexamine their own learning, adopt a growth mindset, and persist through difficulties […]

Spring 2022 Graduate Student and Postdoc Reading Community

  • Graduate Student/Postdoc Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Join fellow graduate students, postdocs, and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The GSPD Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected […]

Spring 2022 Faculty Reading Community

  • Faculty Reading Community
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Join fellow faculty and CTL staff for sustained cross-disciplinary conversation on critical topics in teaching and learning. The Faculty Reading Community discussion this spring will involve chapters from Harriet Schwartz's recent book, Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education. In this book, Schwartz argues for "connected teaching," teaching […]

Making Canvas Discussions Meaningful

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

Canvas discussions can be a great way to help build social connection between students in your course. Yet, often conversations can feel stilted or disjointed. This virtual conversation will examine ways to make the most out of Canvas discussions. We will discuss strategies for developing discussion thread prompts, doing group […]

Supporting the Development of Students’ Critical Reading Skills

  • Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Undergraduate students often face an uphill battle as they learn to recognize, read, and join disciplinary conversations. Central to this difficulty is the fact that the challenges and expectations associated with reading in one discipline may be very different than those they face in another. In this workshop, participants will […]

Collaborative Learning in Lecture Courses

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Do you have a lecture based course? Interested in adding short, easy-to-create collaborative exercises within your existing course structure? Exercises that will help facilitate your students' learning? In this workshop, we will discuss how to incorporate active-learning style group-work into any lecture course, no matter if the class is large […]

Creating Social Connection Through 2-Stage Exams

  • Virtual Conversation
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty, Grad Students, Postdocs

We usually think of exams as solo endeavors, but two-stage exams add a second group component to the process. In a two-stage exam, students first take an exam by themselves and then retake the same exam together in a group. In this virtual conversation, we will discuss two-stage exams, their […]

Developing Effective Summative Assessments

  • STEM Pedagogies Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

Summative assessments are designed to evaluate how much students have learned in a unit or a course. These assessments are often high-stakes, graded, and formal. The vast majority of college classes have summative assessments, but what does it take to make a particularly effective one? In this advanced-level workshop, we […]

Supporting Students in Distress

  • Co-Sponsored Event
  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

As we approach the middle of the semester, we enter a time when students increasingly struggle to maintain their mental health and well-being. In this workshop, we will discuss signs that a student may be in distress and work through a variety of scenarios to consider strategies for how instructors […]

Providing Verbal Feedback to Students

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

As an AI, often students feel more comfortable coming to you to talk about their coursework. They may ask you about an assignment, a grade they’ve received, or for feedback on their work in your class or in the lab. How do you provide effective feedback in these contexts? In […]

Providing Verbal Feedback to Students

  • Foundations in Teaching
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Grad Students, Postdocs

As an AI, often students feel more comfortable coming to you to talk about their coursework. They may ask you about an assignment, a grade they’ve received, or for feedback on their work in your class or in the lab. How do you provide effective feedback in these contexts? In […]

Student Voices: Compassionate Teaching Practices and Policies

  • Faculty Workshop
Via Zoom
Event For:
  • Faculty

Get student perspectives on practices and policies that help them thrive in their courses. Students will briefly share experiences and ideas from their own courses and then address questions from the attendees. Attendees will be able to submit questions or course design ideas they want feedback on and get ideas […]