August + Fall 2018 Programs

Join a reading or discussion group

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

Tuesday, August 28 | 12:30 - 4 p.m.  
Friday, August 31 | 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Email CETL to register

Attend workshops on either day for sessions on student motivation, improving your writing prompts and rubrics, using iClickers, and several lightning round sessions in which faculty share their most effective student engagement strategies.

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Facilitated by Angie Stombaugh

Hunches and anecdotal evidence often guide our teaching, but how do we really know if our students are learning? This group will read Cathy Bishop-Clark and Beth Dietz-Uhler’s book Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching Learning: A Guide to the Process, and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish and create a research plan for researching teaching in your classroom, department, or on campus. This book provides step-by-step help for each part of the research process. The group will talk through each step, discuss the challenges of discipline-based education research, and explore resources on campus to help pursue this endeavor. Come join us to kick-start your SoTL work.

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Book Cover

This group will meet 3 times in CETL. Dates will be determined through a Doodle poll sent to participants.

Contact CETL to reserve your spot in this group.

EDI Tier 2 Reading Group

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. Register for a group below.

Whistling Vivaldi Book Cover

Group 1: Oct. 4, 18 & Nov. 1 | 8:15-9:15 a.m.

Group 2: Oct. 2, 16 & 30 | 8:15- 9:15 a.m.


CETL's signature group program

Each semester a different teaching topic is chosen in which faculty from campus share how they use the technique in their classes. Fall dates and registration will be posted soon.

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