CETL sponsors several reading and discussion groups each semester. Topics include teaching, learning, diversity, and personal development.
March and April Live Sessions
Join us for drop-in Q&A sessions.
Check out the Professional Development at Your Convenience page to view session recordings and resources.
CETL Certificate Program
Feb. 12, 26, March 12, 26, and April 9, 23
This program is designed for early-career educators who are interested in expanding their knowledge about teaching, learning, and instructional technology. Participants select discussion topics, talk with experienced faculty about successful teaching practices they use, and share positive experiences and challenges with each other. Certificates are awarded upon completion of a small teaching project. Learn more about this program.
Spring Reading Groups
Stereotype Threat and Implications for the Classroom
EDI Tier 2
Virtual meetings, March 1, 15, and 29 from 3-3:50 p.m.
Facilitated by Angie Stombaugh
Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele is a book exploring research on stereotypes and identity and how this affects our students. Students may experience stereotype threat, a phenomenon in which a member of a group feels pressure to disprove stereotypes about that group. Stereotype threat has a powerful effect on learning and academic performance. This book group will explore how stereotypes shape identity in the classroom and discuss strategies that can minimize stereotype threat to help all students achieve in the classroom
Teaching about Race and Racism in the College Classroom, Notes from a White Professor
EDI Tier 2
Virtual meetings, Feb. 10, 17, and 24 from 3-4 p.m.
This book is about teaching race and racism in a way that is compassionate but also relentlessly honest about the realities of racism and White supremacy in the United States. The focus is on how to teach rather than what to teach. The author provides citations and references throughout the book to excellent resources that could be used to learn more about race and racism, but the main focus will be on teaching and on how to support you as an instructor as you do this difficult work.
Faculty Fridays Open Write
Beginning Feb. 12
Every Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. via Collaborate Ultra
Looking to start or finish an article? An essay? A book? Protect your time to do so. Block Friday mornings and write (virtually) with the Center for Writing Excellence (CWE).
To join, RSVP to Jonathan Rylander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Podcast Professional Development Group: Teaching and Learning Online
April 6, 13, and 20 from 1-2 p.m.
Looking for new ways to engage in professional development? Join this new group where we will use podcasts from various authors and organizations to lead our discussions on ways to continually reflect on and improve our teaching. Each week we will share a couple of podcasts to listen to before we meet to discuss the ideas. We hope to introduce you to a few new authors if you want to continue listening on your own. We invite you to share your favorite casts with the group, too.
EDI Tier 2 Professional Development
EDI professional development opportunities include training sessions and workshops on specialized topics, such as inclusive pedagogy, implicit and unconscious bias, racism and institutional racism, gender and sexual orientation.
Programming will be offered virtually this spring.
Visit the Tier 2 EDI programming registration site to sign up for sessions that interest you.