Upcoming Events


Title Date Time Audience Format Description
Teaching for Critical Thinking 9/22/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty Workshop

In this workshop, we will use Halpern’s four-part “teaching for critical thinking” framework to structure our brainstorming and dialogue.

(GRAD) Academic Job Market Series: Writing Your Teaching Statement, Part II 9/25/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Workshop

This two-part series offers participants a hands-on opportunity to prepare a teaching statement for the academic job market.

SAIL Part 1: Vision, Goals, and You 9/25/2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Workshop

This workshop (Part 1 of a 2-part series) provides participants with a basic introduction to what SAIL is, including an overview of the framework, goals for learners, and the vision for a university-wide rollout.

The Value of Affirming Your Values 9/28/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Quick Bite, Workshop

In this session, participants will experience a values affirmation–a simple exercise that research has shown to reduce stress, close achievement gaps, and increase open-mindedness–and consider options for implementing it in their own educational contexts.

SAIL Part 2: Putting it Into Action 9/28/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Workshop

This workshop (Part 2 of a 2-part series) provides participants with guidance on how to map learning opportunities (activities such as programs, events, research, service, employment, co-op, courses) to the SAIL framework in support of SAIL goals for learners.

Equip Your Students to Improve Their Learning 10/3/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM All Faculty Quick Bite, Workshop

In this one-hour Quick Bite, you will explore learning strategies that research has shown to be most effective, whether incorporated into your teaching or employed by students in their own studying.

Learning and Teaching in Difficult Times 10/11/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs Workshop

In this workshop, we will discuss a variety of strategies that we can use to work with our students in meaningful, supportive ways and that are appropriate for both one-on-one and group interactions.

SAIL Part 1: Vision, Goals, and You 10/12/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Workshop

This workshop (Part 1 of a 2-part series) provides participants with a basic introduction to what SAIL is, including an overview of the framework, goals for learners, and the vision for a university-wide rollout.

SAIL Part 2: Putting it Into Action 10/13/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Workshop

This workshop (Part 2 of a 2-part series) provides participants with guidance on how to map learning opportunities (activities such as programs, events, research, service, employment, co-op, courses) to the SAIL framework in support of SAIL goals for learners.

(GRAD) Academic Job Market Series: Documenting Your Teaching Effectiveness 10/16/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn about common types of evidence of teaching effectiveness and begin identifying evidence and developing a narrative for their own documentation.

Discussions that Work: Engaging Structures and Practical Facilitation Moves 10/19/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty Workshop

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

(GRAD) Academic Job Market Series: Diversity Statements that Align with Your Teaching 10/23/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Graduate Students/Post-Docs Workshop

Participants will learn how to write effective diversity statements that articulate the ways in which their experiences, skills, and goals can contribute to toward the cultivation of inclusive learning environments.

Students as Makers 10/30/2017 All Faculty Workshop, Workshop Intensive Online

In this two week online workshop, facilitated via Blackboard, you will consider your priorities for engaging your students as makers, use those priorities as a lens for examining a diverse collection of maker assignments that could be adapted for use in your teaching, and plan a maker assignment for your students.

SAIL Part 1: Vision, Goals, and You 11/2/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Workshop

This workshop (Part 1 of a 2-part series) provides participants with a basic introduction to what SAIL is, including an overview of the framework, goals for learners, and the vision for a university-wide rollout.

Talking through Challenging Moments 11/3/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Quick Bite, Workshop

In this session, participants will experience a process for facilitating respectful dialogue that they can use to help create a supportive, inclusive environment.

SAIL Part 2: Putting it Into Action 11/6/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM All Faculty/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Workshop

This workshop (Part 2 of a 2-part series) provides participants with guidance on how to map learning opportunities (activities such as programs, events, research, service, employment, co-op, courses) to the SAIL framework in support of SAIL goals for learners.

Slow Teaching, Deep Learning: Contemplative Writing 11/8/2017 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Workshop

In this interactive session, participants will be guided through contemplative writing practices designed to foster inquiry and enhance the embodied process of learning, and consider how to fruitfully incorporate contemplative writing in their own pedagogical practice.

Learning Across Cultures: Benefitting from Student Diversity 11/16/2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM All Faculty, Graduate Students/Post-Docs, Staff/Administrators Workshop

In this interactive workshop, you will reflect on the value of working with diverse groups, especially international students, and consider strategies for tapping into their intercultural perspectives in order to improve their learning.

Facilitating Online Courses 11/27/2017 All Faculty Workshop, Workshop Intensive Online

This online, asynchronous workshop (facilitated via Blackboard) is designed for faculty who have developed an online course but are new to online teaching, as well as experienced online instructors who want to enhance their practice.

Developing Rubrics for Effective & Efficient Grading 11/28/2017 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM All Faculty Workshop

Designed for those who have no to little experience with developing a rubric, this workshop will walk participants through the steps of creating and using a rubric so that the grading process will be more learning-centered and efficient.