Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Spring 2020 Workshop Schedule

Fundamentals Workshops

The Fundamentals series covers the indispensable skills for effective classroom teaching and is part of the Certificate in University Teaching and Learning program, but all are welcome to attend! In an effort to accommodate your schedules, we offer two identical sessions on different dates for each workshop. We look forward to seeing you!

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


Accessibility and Universal Design

Monday, February 10, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, MMC: GL 482
Wednesday, February 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, MMC: GL 482

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

As educators, we hold a responsibility to value diversity as a strength by creating a classroom culture of acceptance, kindness, and respect. Our goal as higher education professionals is to reach as many students from different backgrounds, experiences, and learning styles by developing accessible and inclusive curriculum that reaches learners in all areas, including those in the margins. Are we making minimal accommodations for our students that only allow for a 1:1 relationship? Are we spending excessing funds and time in retrofitting solutions that calls attention to the student with a disability? Or are we putting in the effort to embrace and welcome diverse ways of learning into our classrooms, spaces, and programs? What steps can we take to demonstrate acceptance and equitable design and to create classes that are fully accessible? During this workshop, the Disability Resource Center will provide a framework for Universal Design of Learning and share suggestions on developing accessible assignments in a variety of modalities, including online courses.

Facilitated by Martha Wong, Associate Director, Disability Resource Center

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Syllabus and Course Design



Encouraging Students to Discover their "Why" in Engagement

Tuesday, March 3, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, MMC: SASC 430
Thursday, March 5, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, MMC: SASC 430

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

In this workshop we will discuss what "engagement" can look like for your students and what your role as an instructor is in empowering them throughout their engagement journey. We will also highlight the Gallup Purdue Index Report's "Big Six" engagement experiences and the important part that instructors play when empowering students to get engaged. From developing mentorship relationships to knowing what resources to direct your students to, this workshop will show you the many ways that you can help your students find their "why" in engagement.

Facilitated by Hazel Hooker, Program Director, Center for Student Engagement and Sophie Braga de Barros, Program Coordinator, Center for Student Engagement

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Culturally Responsive Teaching



Strategies for Enhancing Student Learning and Retention

Wednesday, March 18, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, MMC: PC 231
WThursday, March 19, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, MMC: GL 482

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

In the past few decades, educational researchers have made leaps in their understanding of both the cognitive and motivational processes involved in learning, and have identified effective strategies to enhance these mechanisms. During this 90-minute interactive workshop, participants will be presented with an overview of findings from contemporary research on learning and will discuss ways with which they can apply these frameworks and principles in their own classroom.

Facilitated by Shenira Perez, Visiting Research Associate, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Elective



Classroom Assessment Techniques: What are Students Really Understanding?

Monday, March 30, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, MMC: GL 482
Tuesday, March 31, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, MMC: GL 482

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

"Any questions?" "Is everybody with me?" When we ask students these vague types of questions, we are often met with silence. Does that mean that everything is clear and understood? Do they really understand or are they suffering from what Kruger and Dunning (1998) refer to as "overconfidence bias"? Or are they just too afraid to ask a question in front of their classmates? In this workshop, we will discuss better alternatives for assessing student learning - techniques that are simple and require minimal preparation and class time.

Facilitated by Ileana Hernandez, Assistant Director for Assessment, Evaluation, & Development, Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Fulfills Certificate Requirement: Assessing Student Learning


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