Upcoming Events

Download a calendar with all of our Spring 2016 programming here, or by individual month (January, February, March, April).


Title Date Time Audience Theme Format Description
Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 2/9/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Inquiry Group

The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to share materials and ideas and to collegially support each other’s interest in various flipped classroom activities.

Re-envisioning Lectures: Organizing for Comprehension 2/10/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Teaching Essentials Workshop

In this session, participants will organize content, and devise advance organizers, based on how students will use the information.

Gamification: Integrating Play in Pedagogy to Promote Intrinsic Motivation and Active Learning 2/11/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Workshop

The objective of this workshop is to energize participants about integrating play and pedagogy.

(GRAD) Creating Rubrics for Effective Feedback and Efficient Grading 2/11/2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Graduate Students Workshop

In this workshop, we will explore common types of rubrics and present a step-by-step process for creating and refining a rubric.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 2/16/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Inquiry Group

The Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

Information Session: Faculty Fellows and Faculty Scholars 2/16/2016 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM All Faculty Cohort Program Information Session

These sessions will provide information and answer questions for those interested in the Center’s new Faculty Fellows programs, being launched this year.

Discussions that Work: Engaging Structures and Practical Facilitation Moves 2/17/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Teaching Essentials Workshop

Participants in this session will experience different discussion structures and reflect upon when and how to use them best.

(GRAD) Microteaching: Improve Your Teaching through Practice and Feedback 2/17/2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Graduate Students Workshop

This workshop gives you the opportunity to develop your pedagogical skills through practice and feedback: each participant teaches for 8-10 minutes while the other participants roleplay as students, followed by a discussion of constructive feedback.

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of the Teacher’s Life 2/18/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Inquiry Group

Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach is an award-winning book renowned for its insight into the experience of teaching at the college level, and we will use it to shape the activities and discussions in this semester-long inquiry group.

Effective In-Class Demonstrations for STEM 2/22/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs STEM Workshop

Participants in this session will have an opportunity to rework their existing demonstrations to leverage evidence-based strategies to maximize their impact on student learning.

Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 2/23/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Inquiry Group

The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to share materials and ideas and to collegially support each other’s interest in various flipped classroom activities.

How Can We Promote Critical Thinking in Online Discussion Boards? 2/26/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Research Now

At this session, we’ll discuss a study (Belcher et al., 2015) that investigated faculty behaviors in online discussion boards and their impact on students’ critical thinking abilities.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 3/1/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Inquiry Group

The Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

The Principles Underlying Deep Learning: Applying Learning Science to Your Teaching Practice 3/2/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Teaching Essentials Workshop

In this workshop, we will apply these principles to map out and understand the learning environments we create. We will also develop strategies to increase the learning potential of these environments.

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of the Teacher’s Life 3/3/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Inquiry Group

Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach is an award-winning book renowned for its insight into the experience of teaching at the college level, and we will use it to shape the activities and discussions in this semester-long inquiry group.

Information Session: Faculty Fellows and Faculty Scholars 3/3/2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM All Faculty Cohort Program Information Session

These sessions will provide information and answer questions for those interested in the Center’s new Faculty Fellows programs, being launched this year.

Preparing Co-op Students to Respond to Guided Inquiries and Co-op Faculty to Provide Feedback 3/7/2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Co-op Faculty Co-op Workshop

This interactive workshop will present co-op faculty with an opportunity to develop ways to effectively work with students on the practice of reflective writing.

Using Two-Stage Exams in STEM to Improve Content Retention 3/14/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs STEM Workshop

Participants will discuss the potential impacts of and practical considerations for implementing this method in their courses.

(GRAD) Course and Syllabus Design (Part 1): Designing Your Course 3/14/2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Graduate Students Workshop

In this first session of a three-part series, we will introduce the backward design model as an effective, efficient process for designing a course.

Facilitating Online Courses: Online Session 3/14/2016 All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Workshop Online

As a follow-up to our Online Course Design Orientation Program, this two-week online course, facilitated via Blackboard, is appropriate for faculty who are new to online teaching, as well as experienced online instructors who want to enhance their practice.

Discussions that Work: Engaging Structures and Practical Facilitation Moves 3/14/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Teaching Essentials Workshop

Participants in this session will experience different discussion structures and reflect upon when and how to use them best.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 3/15/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Inquiry Group

The Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of the Teacher’s Life 3/17/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Inquiry Group

Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach is an award-winning book renowned for its insight into the experience of teaching at the college level, and we will use it to shape the activities and discussions in this semester-long inquiry group.

(GRAD) Course and Syllabus Design (Part 2): Communicating through Your Syllabus 3/21/2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Graduate Students Workshop

In this second session of a three-part series, we will build on the first session in discussing how course design decisions can be represented in a syllabus.

Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 3/22/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Inquiry Group

The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to share materials and ideas and to collegially support each other’s interest in various flipped classroom activities.

Envisioning Online Teaching and Learning 3/24/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Workshop

This workshop will help you envision how online teaching and learning works by highlighting significant similarities and differences between teaching “on ground” versus “online.”

How Can Learning Science Inform STEM Education? 3/25/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs STEM Research Now

At this session, we’ll discuss an article (Henderson, Mestre, & Slakey, 2015) that analyzes learning science and its implications for STEM instruction.

(GRAD) Cultivating Strong Mentoring Relationships with Undergraduates 3/28/2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Graduate Students Workshop

In this workshop, we will examine components of effective mentoring relationships and explore approaches to developing deep relationships with undergraduate mentees.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 3/29/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Inquiry Group

The Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of the Teacher’s Life 3/31/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Inquiry Group

Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach is an award-winning book renowned for its insight into the experience of teaching at the college level, and we will use it to shape the activities and discussions in this semester-long inquiry group.

Increasing Learning and Motivation through Problem- and Project-Based Learning 4/1/2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Workshop

In this interactive session, you will explore what PBL is and how it works. You will come away with preliminary ideas for implementing PBL in your courses.

Online Course Design Orientation Program 4/4/2016 All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Workshop Online

This online program applies research-based learning principles to online teaching and learning and provides the opportunity for faculty to develop a vision and framework for an online course.

(GRAD) Course and Syllabus Design (Part 3): Getting Feedback on Your Syllabus 4/4/2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Graduate Students Workshop

In this third session of a three-part series, participants will have the opportunity to share a partial or full draft of their syllabus and receive feedback from the facilitator and other participants.

The Principles Underlying Deep Learning: Applying Learning Science to Your Teaching Practice 4/4/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Teaching Essentials Workshop

In this workshop, we will apply these principles to map out and understand the learning environments we create. We will also develop strategies to increase the learning potential of these environments.

Your Syllabus: Developing a Learner-Centered Syllabus for Optimal Learning 4/6/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Teaching Essentials Workshop

In this workshop, we will discuss differences among types of syllabi and how a learner-centered syllabus can get your course off to a good start by establishing expectations, reflecting learning outcomes, and touching on the seven principles of learning.

Why Is There No Evidence to Support Learning Styles Theories? 4/8/2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Teaching Essentials Research Now

At this session, we’ll discuss an article (Willingham et al., 2015) detailing the rising popularity of learning styles theories, which suggest that individuals learn in different ways.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 4/12/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Inquiry Group

The Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group is an opportunity for ongoing conversation and exploration about the world of online learning.

Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group 4/12/2016 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Inquiry Group

The Flipped Classroom Inquiry Group is an open collection of faculty, coming together to share materials and ideas and to collegially support each other’s interest in various flipped classroom activities.

Your Syllabus: Developing a Learner-Centered Syllabus for Optimal Learning 4/12/2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Teaching Essentials Workshop

In this workshop, we will discuss differences among types of syllabi and how a learner-centered syllabus can get your course off to a good start by establishing expectations, reflecting learning outcomes, and touching on the seven principles of learning.

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of the Teacher’s Life 4/14/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Active Learning Inquiry Group

Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach is an award-winning book renowned for its insight into the experience of teaching at the college level, and we will use it to shape the activities and discussions in this semester-long inquiry group.

Co-op Teaching Exchange: Learning Outcomes and Guided Inquiries 4/22/2016 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Co-op Faculty Co-op Teaching Exchange

This session is designed to bring co-op faculty members from across the institution together to share ideas and get support from their colleagues.

Facilitating Online Courses: In-person Intensive 4/25/2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Online Workshop

As a follow-up to our Online Course Design Orientation Program, this session is appropriate for faculty who are new to online teaching, as well as experienced online instructors who want to enhance their practice.