Upcoming Events

We invite you to join us to explore our spring theme, “Integrating Learning.” This theme cuts across many of our spring sessions and highlights strategies that help students to connect and transfer knowledge across courses, disciplines, and semesters and to link their academic learning with their lived experiences.

Download a calendar with all of our Spring 2017 events here, or by individual month (January, February, March, April).


Title Date Time Audience Format Description
Students as Makers: Learning that Lasts 3/30/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Workshop

This workshop includes access to a virtual space that includes exemplars of student “maker” assignments and links to online tools that your students can use when they create original work.

Surfacing Students’ Learning from Prior Experiences to Maximize Their Co-op Placements 4/4/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Co-op Faculty Teaching Exchange

In this teaching exchange, Co-op faculty will explore ways to elicit students’ prior knowledge and channel this information to identify appropriate placements and connect coursework and their Co-ops.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 4/5/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Inquiry Group

We meet virtually in a synchronous online session to discuss current research on online learning and exchange ideas and collegial feedback on ongoing teaching concerns.

Course and Syllabus Design (Part 1): Using Backward Design to Prepare Your Course 4/6/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Quick Bite

In this one-hour Quick Bite, we will explore backward design as an effective, efficient process for preparing a course.

Aligning Your Course to NUpath Goals 4/7/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Workshop

This workshop is designed to help participants align their course learning outcomes with the NUpath goals and design activities that effectively collect assessments that meet their needs, as well as NUpath’s requirements.

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal 4/11/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM All Faculty/Post-Docs, Graduate Students Inquiry Group

Across semesters, this inquiry group has grown into a community focused on inquiry and mutual support through the integration of our readings, our experiences, and our classroom goals.

What We Have Learned from Guided Inquiries 4/12/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Co-op Faculty Teaching Exchange

Co-op faculty will have the opportunity to share what they have learned from reading students’ responses and how they have used this information to improve both their own and academic faculty’s teaching practices.

Giving Your Students the “Big Picture” on the First Day of Class 4/13/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM All Faculty/Post-Docs Quick Bite

In this one-hour Quick Bite, we will consider the importance of Knowledge Organization–the “big picture” of the relationships among pieces of your course content.

Course and Syllabus Design (Part 2): Creating a Student-Centered Syllabus 4/13/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Quick Bite

In this one-hour Quick Bite, we will explore how you can represent your course design decisions in your syllabus and use a tone that motivates students.

What We Have Learned from Guided Inquiries 4/14/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Co-op Faculty Teaching Exchange

Co-op faculty will have the opportunity to share what they have learned from reading students’ responses and how they have used this information to improve both their own and academic faculty’s teaching practices.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 4/19/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Inquiry Group

We meet virtually in a synchronous online session to discuss current research on online learning and exchange ideas and collegial feedback on ongoing teaching concerns.

Facilitating Online Courses 4/24/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Workshop

Using a model that focuses on presence and interaction in online courses, we will explore a range of topics, such as faculty social presence, facilitating discussions and student interaction, setting communication expectations, and managing workflow in an online class.

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal 4/25/2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM All Faculty/Post-Docs, Graduate Students Inquiry Group

Across semesters, this inquiry group has grown into a community focused on inquiry and mutual support through the integration of our readings, our experiences, and our classroom goals.

Integrating Course Content and Real-World Skills through Authentic Projects 4/27/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for analyzing course content in order to identify relevant projects that achieve course learning outcomes and create impactful learning experiences.