Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Summer 2018 Workshop Schedule

Fundamentals and Innovations Workshops

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching invites you to join us for a summer teaching and learning workshop. In an effort to accommodate your busy schedules, we offer two identical sessions on different dates for each workshop. Please note the location for each workshop as they are no longer held in GL 154. We look forward to seeing you!

To register for a workshop, click on the session you want to attend.


Fundamentals workshops cover the indispensable skills for effective classroom teaching and is part of the Certificate in University Teaching & Learning program, but all are welcome to attend.


Personal, Pedagogical, and Purposeful: Developing a Quality Teaching Statement

Part 1

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, GL 482 | MMC
Thursday, May 24th, 11:00am - 12:00pm, GL 482 | MMC

Part 2

Wednesday, June 13th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, GL 482 | MMC
Thursday, June 14th, 11:00am - 12:00pm, GL 482 | MMC

*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

What is a philosophy of teaching statement? Why do we write it? What should a teaching statement include? This two part workshop will allow us to explore all of these questions as we develop and tweak our teaching statement. In Part 1, we will review rubrics, guidelines, and examples, and use reflective questions and exercises to help you create your own philosophy of teaching statement. For Part 2, participants are expected to bring a draft of their teaching statement to share with their peers. Using a rubric, colleagues will provide specific feedback on your teaching statement. This is also a wonderful opportunity to review and revise former philosophy of teaching statements, and to reflect on your growth and renew your dedication to your goals and values as an educator.

Facilitated by Belkis Cabrera, Instructional Consultant for First-Year Learning, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective



Microaggressions: A Conversation to Define and Explore How They Infiltrate Our Daily Experiences

Monday, June 18th, 10:00am - 11:00am, GL 482 | MMC
Tuesday, June 19th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, GL 482 | MMC

*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

Microaggressions are briefly defined as subtle types of verbal, behavioral, or environmental discrimination that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative insults to persons who identify with marginalized and/or oppressed groups. In this workshop, you will be invited to explore how microaggressions can be present, and often unnoticed, in daily interactions among faculty/staff and in the classroom when interacting with students. A discussion will be lead on how to navigate the fragile terrain created when a microaggression occurs and will culminate on ways to validate these experiences and create safer spaces for ourselves and our students.

Facilitated by Michelle G. Thompson, College of Public Health and Social Work

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Culturally-Response Teaching



Innovations workshops explore new ideas and pioneering strategies for enhancing student learning and teaching effectiveness.


Working Towards Creating Self-Regulated Learners

Tuesday, May 22nd, 10:00am - 11:00am, GL 482 | MMC
Wednesday, May 30th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, GL 482 | MMC
*Please bring your Panther ID to swipe for access to the upper floors of the Green Library.

A major goal of higher education is to create lifelong learners - intentional, independent, self-directed learners who can acquire, retain, and retrieve new knowledge on their own." In this one-hour workshop, we will discuss techniques and strategies on developing self-regulated learners in our classes and work on integrating them into our classes. The session will be informed by Linda Nilson's book, Creating Self-Regulated Learners.

Facilitated by Patricia Delgado, Assistant Director, Teaching & Learning

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective


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