Upcoming Programs

Join a reading or discussion group

CETL sponsors several reading and discussion groups each semester. Topics include teaching, learning, diversity, and personal development.

Faculty Fridays Open Write

Weekly Fridays
Sept. 13 - Dec. 13

9-11 a.m.

Need to start or finish an article? Looking for a quiet space to write on a weekly basis? Hoping to chat with other faculty about your goals? This program offers uninterrupted work time and a space to receive support from the Center for Writing Excellence Director and Assistant Director, Jonathan Rylander and Andrew Suralski.

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Small Teaching Reading Group

Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 & Nov. 22
1-1:50 p.m.
CETL, VLL 1142
EDI Tier 2

Join this reading group to discover how to employ cognitive theory in the classroom every day. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes. Facilitated by April Bleske-Rechek and Harry Jol. Join the book group this semester and then join us for a full day workshop on January 16, 2020 with Small Teaching author James Lang! More information and registration will be available soon.

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CETL Reading Group Series: Stereotype Threat and Implications for the Classroom

October 1, 15 & 29
12-12:50 p.m.
CETL, VLL 1142
EDI Tier 2

Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele is a book exploring research on stereotypes and identity and how this affects our students. 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. Facilitated by Angie Stombaugh.

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Request a Midterm Student Evaluation

Oct. 14-25

Upon request, a CETL representative will visit your class to collect confidential feedback from students. The midterm evaluation can take place during the first or last 20 minutes of class.

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Successful Teaching Practices

Using Short Writing Exercises in Class

Oct. 15
2-2:50 p.m.
Panelists: Kao Nou Moua, Jonathan Rylander & Andrew Suralski

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Creating Your Own Research Adventure

Oct. 21
12-12:50 p.m.
Faciliators: Kate Hinnant, Eric Jennings, Hans Kishel, Liliana LaValle, and Jill Markgraf

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Considerations When Teaching a Larger Class

Nov. 4
2-2:50 p.m.
Panelists: Patti Cleary, Patricia Turner & Justin Patchin

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More than Q & A: Facilitating Discussions in Class

Nov. 8
12-12:50 p.m.
Panelists: Melissa Chaffin, Ying Ma & Blake Westerlund

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Cold Calling, Asking for Volunteers & Alternatives for Student Contributions to Class

Nov. 18
12-12:50 p.m.
Panelists: Josh Brown, Karsten Powell & Vicki Samelson

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Understanding Chinese Learners

Nov. 19
2-3 p.m.
CETL, VLL 1142
EDI Tier 2
Facilitators: Ami Christensen and Kelly Wonder

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Accepting Late Work

Nov. 25
3-3:50 p.m.
Panelists: Marquell Johnson, Jessica Miller & Jamie Tester Morfoot

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LGBTQ Inclusion in STEM


Nov. 14
2-3 p.m.
EDI Tier 2

Attend this facilitated discussion on helping our LGBTQ students feel welcome in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses. Facilitated by Dr. Kyle Whipple. 

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EDI professional development opportunities include in-person training sessions and workshops on specialized topics, such as inclusive pedagogy, implicit and unconscious bias, racism and institutional racism, gender and sexual orientation.

Visit the Tier 2 EDI programming registration site to sign up for sessions that interest you.

Tier 2 Workshops

 

Small Teaching Workshop with Author James Lang

Jan. 16, 2020

James Lang Save the Date

We are excited to welcome Small Teaching author Dr. James Lang to campus for a full day workshop. Join the Small Teaching book group this semester to discuss how these strategies can be used in your classroom right away! More information and registration will be available soon.

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