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Course Design Institute on Inclusive Teaching

Apr. 15, 2021—This Spring – May 24th through 27th – the Center for Teaching invites you to join in our Course Design Institute on the theme of Inclusive Teaching.  This virtual event will take place via Brightspace and Zoom, May 24-27 (9am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and 9-12:30pm Thursday). During the four-day institute, participants will (re)design courses...

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Online Course Design Institute

Apr. 12, 2021—This one-week hands-on Online Course Development Institute (OCDI) will take place from May 17th through 21st. Participants will be guided through a systematic step-wise approach to designing an online course and facilitating synchronous and asynchronous interactions.  Participants will be equipped to make design decisions that support student engagement, meaningful learning and assessments, and equity and inclusivity. This...

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Active Learning Online: Five Key Principles with Stephen M. Kosslyn

Mar. 22, 2021—Active learning leads to substantially better learning than occurs with traditional lecturing. This workshop will review the nature of active learning and explain why it is so effective. The workshop will focus on five fundamental principles drawn from the science of learning; these principles range from Deep Processing (the more mental effort one expends when...

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Upcoming Meeting Around Teaching and Race

Mar. 17, 2021—On April 2nd, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, at this link, we will focus our attention on what faculty can do to close race (and other) performance and persistence gaps across the disciplines.  Throughout 2020-21, a group of STEM faculty have met to discuss their concerns with disparities that exist between underrepresented and well-represented groups of undergraduate...

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Transform your teaching with Perusall with Eric Mazur

Mar. 10, 2021—Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, we will demonstrate how...

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Supporting LGBTQI+ Students

Mar. 9, 2021—            In March, the CFT, the K.C. Potter Center and Office of LGBTQI Life, and the Faculty Senate, are proud to co-sponsor two discussions about how faculty and staff can better support LGBQI+ students. On March 12th (12:00-1:30pm), after some preparatory readings/videos on various social and academic challenges LGBTQ+ students...

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Upcoming Spring Meetings Around Teaching and Race

Feb. 16, 2021—As part of the 2020-21 Teaching, Difference, and Power learning community on Teaching and Race, the Center for Teaching is hosting meetings this Spring that we hope you will attend.   On  February 19th, from 9:00am to 10:30am, at this link, we are fortunate to have Rich Milner from the Department of Teaching and Learning, Peabody...

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Spring Science Teaching Lunch Series

Feb. 15, 2021—The Science Teaching Lunch series resumes in Spring 2021, typically meeting on the third Friday of the month from 12-1. In these lunches, we invite faculty to discuss common teaching challenges and to seek ideas and solutions from colleagues and the literature on science teaching and learning—in the past, over lunch, but now, over Zoom.  This semester,...

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Upcoming Spring Meetings Around Teaching and Race

Feb. 9, 2021—As part of the 2020-21 Teaching, Difference, and Power learning community on Teaching and Race, the Center for Teaching is hosting three meetings this Spring that we hope you will attend.   First, on February 12th, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm, at this link, we will be honored to have Elizabeth Self and Barbara Stengel from the Department...

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Let’s talk about love: Bridging the gap between the affective and cognitive domains

Feb. 8, 2021—In this workshop, we will dissect the construct of love and examine how it may manifest itself in our teaching and learning experiences. We will then apply the construct of love through the lens of cognitive psychologist Robert Gagne specifically his nine events of instruction that can be used as a connecting bridge between the...

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