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
From Discussions to Blogs: Grading Online Assignments 2/27/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Quick Bite

In this one-hour Quick Bite, we will explore the different teaching and learning goals that can be achieved through online assignments like discussion and blog posts.

Supporting Student Responsibility for Learning 2/28/2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM All Faculty/Post-Docs Quick Bite

In this one-hour Quick Bite, you will be introduced to communication and teaching strategies that evoke and support the skills that students need to do this, including activating motivation, setting goals, planning a course of action, selecting appropriate strategies, self-monitoring, and self-evaluating.

Information Session on CATLR Cohort Programs 3/2/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM All Faculty Information Session

If you are interested in applying to participate in the next cohort of the Evidence-Based Teaching Fellows, Service-Learning Fellows, or Faculty Scholars, this session provides overviews of each program with time for your Q&A.

Using Co-op Student and Employer Assessments 3/6/2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Co-op Faculty Teaching Exchange

This teaching exchange provides Co-op faculty with an opportunity to share their experiences using the student self-assessments and employer assessments that are completed toward the end of Co-op placements.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 3/8/2017 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.

[Co-op Faculty] Teachable Moments: Leveraging Biases as Learning Opportunities 3/9/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Co-op Faculty Workshop

This workshop will help Co-op faculty leverage these uncomfortable occasions and transform them into teachable moments for both students and themselves.

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal 3/14/2017 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.

Taking Pause: A Dialogue on Creating Inclusive Classroom Environments 3/15/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Dialogue

In this reflective structured dialogue, co-facilitated by CATLR and the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service, we invite faculty and post-docs to explore questions related to diversity and inclusion in the college classroom.

[Graduate Students] Teachable Moments: Leveraging Biases as Learning Opportunities 3/16/2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Workshop

This workshop will help graduate students and post-docs leverage these uncomfortable occasions and transform them into teachable moments for both students and themselves.

[Academic Faculty] Teachable Moments: Leveraging Biases as Learning Opportunities 3/17/2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Workshop

This workshop will help faculty members leverage these uncomfortable occasions and transform them into teachable moments for both students and themselves.

Re-envisioning Lectures for Deeper Learning 3/21/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Workshop

In this session, participants will learn strategies for prioritizing and organizing content for clarity and deeper learning.

Online Teaching and Learning Inquiry Group 3/22/2017 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.

Teaching with Artifacts: Integrating Student Voice to Promote Deep Learning 3/23/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs Workshop

In this session, we will explore how the rich resources in NU Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections can serve as a springboard for a pedagogical framework that invokes student voice, prior knowledge, and diverse perspectives through inquiry.

Using Students’ Learning Outcomes to Inform Teaching Practices 3/24/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Co-op Faculty Teaching Exchange

This exchange will provide Co-op faculty with the opportunity to share their experiences teaching students the importance of learning outcomes and how to write ones that are appropriate.

[Graduate Students] Teachable Moments: Leveraging Biases as Learning Opportunities 3/27/2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Workshop

This workshop will help graduate students and post-docs leverage these uncomfortable occasions and transform them into teachable moments for both students and themselves.

The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal 3/28/2017 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.

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 and Assessments 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 those from NUpath and effectively collect assessments that meet their needs, as well as the institution’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.