C-TELCenter for Teaching Excellence and Learning

Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL)

Contact Us
Email: ctel@washburn.edu, location: Morgan Hall 204, phone: 785.670.2835 (CTEL), hours: 9-3 Mon-Fri

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL) at Washburn University.  Our goal is to promote excellence and innovation in teaching and enhance student learning.

Coming up...

Monday (9/18)

No Events

Tuesday (9/19)

Dr. Kathy Obear Webinar on How To Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

1:00-2:30, Memorial Union Kansas room
Register Here

Many faculty members are experiencing a significant increase in both the frequency and the intensity of difficult dialogues in their classrooms. Their ability to engage students and facilitate meaningful dialogue in these moments not only furthers learning, but can also impact student success. Mismanaged conversations often result in unresolved issues, misunderstanding, and simmering conflict that undermine learning outcomes and campus-wide goals to create inclusive campus environments.

Wednesday (9/20)

Study Abroad Program Development

2:00-3:00, Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

Are you interested in developing a faculty-led program, but not sure how to get started?  Then this workshop is for you!  Bring your ideas and questions.  A copy of the Study Abroad Program Development Guide and Program Proposal will be provided, along with additional instructions for completing the proposal process. First time program leaders and assistants are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Create a Lively, Yet Functional, Online Classroom?

3:30-4:30, Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Explore ways to run an efficient, predictable online classroom and, at the same time, make students feel that they have an authentic, transparent relationship with you.

Thursday (9/21)

Lunch and Learn

11:10-11:40, Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.

Facilitating Team-Based Learning: More Than Just Group Work

3:30-5:00, Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

Maybe there is an “I” in team? This workshop will discuss how incorporating a team based learning approach can actually enhance individual accountability in the classroom.  Participants will learn about the benefits of team based learning, how to properly implement it, and leave with strategies they can use in the classroom to increase engagement and enhance individual accountability.

Friday (9/22)

No Events


Monday (9/25)

Writing Across the Curriculum: Using Writing as a Tool for Learning

3:00-4:00, Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

This workshop will discuss how incorporating a team based learning approach can actually enhance individual accountability in the classroom.  Participants will learn about the benefits of team based learning, how to properly implement it, and leave with strategies they can use in the classroom to increase engagement and enhance individual accountability.

Tuesday (9/26)

No Events

Wednesday (9/27)

Swivl Personalized Observation Workshop

3:15-4:15, Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

Introduction to using the Swivl and personalized observations.

Thursday (9/28)

No Events

Friday (9/29)

Technology Lunch & Learn

11:30-1:30, Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.

2017-2018 Schedule

August

Basic D2L Training (New Faculty)

Wednesday, August 9, 1:00-3:00
Henderson room 108
Register Here

Recommended for anyone new to teaching with a learning management system in general or D2L in particular. This will include an introduction to D2L basics including adding files and using the grade book.


Advanced D2L Training (New Faculty)

Friday, August 11, 9:00-11:00
Henderson room 108
Register Here

Recommended for anyone who has used D2L in the past and anyone who has experience teaching on-line courses. This workshop will led by participants’ own questions and ideas and will extend their past use of D2L.


Morning Open House

Monday, August 28, 9:00-11:00
Morgan Hall room 204
Register Here

C-TEL is celebrating the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year with two open house events. At both events we will have refreshments as well and information about new programs and initiatives. If you haven’t already done so, you can also stop in to meet our 2017-18 faculty fellows and new C-TEL staff.


Afternoon Open House

Monday, August 28, 3:00-5:00
Morgan Hall room 204
Register Here

C-TEL is celebrating the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year with two open house events. At both events we will have refreshments as well and information about new programs and initiatives. If you haven’t already done so, you can also stop in to meet our 2017-18 faculty fellows and new C-TEL staff.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, August 29, 11:30-1:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


Internal Grants Workshop

Tuesday, August 29, 3:30-4:30
Memorial Union Kansas room
Register Here

Come to learn about the internal grant funding opportunities available to faculty and staff at Washburn University.  Grants discussed will include Research Grants (Small Research, Major Research), Teaching and Learning Grants (Curriculum Development, Assessment, C-TEL Small Grants), and Professional Development Grants.  We will discuss the criteria for funding, reporting requirements, presentation requirements, and deadlines for each type of grant.


Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning

Wednesday, August 30, 1:00-2:15
Wednesday, September 13, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, September 27, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, October 11, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, November 1, 1:00-2:15pm
Garvey room 231
Register Here

You only need to registered for this event (once you are registered on this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

This Teaching Matters Learning Community (led by Amy Memmer and Jericho Hockett) is designed to facilitate faculty and staff explorations of student-centered active learning strategies, including developing and trouble-shooting activities, problems, and lessons. Participants will be asked to complete readings, short reflexive pieces, and some basic research. By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the benefits and limitations of active learning strategies
  2. Practice a concrete set of active learning strategies in your classrooms, including through use of available active learning technologies
  3. Distinguish among strategies appropriate for different learning contexts (in person, online)
  4. Begin developing relevant active learning strategies
  5. Evaluate active learning teaching practices

September

QOCI: Online Course Design Course

Saturday, September 2 - November 19
Online
Register Here

Are you teaching an online course next semester for the very first time? Do you struggle to organize your online content? Do you need to know what to do to make your class ADA compliant? Help is on the way! C-TEL is offering the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI). This program is designed to help you design a great online course!

This a real-time online course taught by Sue Taylor-Owens about course design. There will be at least 1 synchronous meeting at the beginning of the course and discussion boards or an assignment every other week.


QOCI: Managing Active Online Course

Saturday, September 2 - November 19
Online
Register Here

Learning is not a passive process; it requires action, experience, and engagement. This course emphasizes the need to think about online instruction in more active terms. During this course, faculty will reflect upon how they manage their online courses with the aim of helping faculty create and manage meaningful learning experiences in the online environment.

This is a real-time, fully online course taught by Becky Dodge, about managing a meaningful and active online course.


Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, September 5, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Self-Care Workshop

Tuesday, September 5, 2:00-3:15
Memorial Union Shawnee room
Register Here

Do you find yourself getting overwhelmed as the semester progresses?  Be proactive. This workshop will discuss the physiological and psychological aspects of stress and its management.  Several experiential exercises related to stress management will be included.  Resources related to stress management will also be provided.


Online Course Show & Tell

Wednesday, September 6, 12:00-1:00
Online
Register Here

Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Vickie Kelly will present a course from her Master of Health Science program.


Teaching Circle: Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

Wednesday, September 6, 2:00-3:00 (Morgan Hall room 205)
Wednesday, September 13, 2:00-3:00pm (Morgan Hall room 205)
Wednesday, September 20, 2:00-3:00pm (Memorial Union Rice room)
Register Here

You only need to registered for this event (once you are registered on this event you will be automatically registered for all 3 dates).

We will be reading and discussing Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect (Routledge, 2014), edited by George Yancy and Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, a collection of essays that brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars of color to critically examine what it is like to explore race in predominantly white classrooms. It delves into the challenges academics face while dealing with the wide range of responses from both White students and students of color, and provides a powerful overview of how teachers of color highlight the continued importance and existence of race and racism. Exploring Race in Predominately White Classrooms is an essential resource for any educator interested in exploring race within the context of today’s classrooms.

The above description is adapted from this website: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415836692


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies

Thursday, September 7, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab. Focus on Competencies.


Classroom Management and Leadership

Thursday, September 7, 3:30-4:30
Memorial Union Shawnee room
Register Here

This session is a fun introduction to classroom management, offering a few practical tips, scenarios and solutions to consider as you being to lead your students to success. We will discuss fundamental cornerstones you can build the rest of your classroom management strategy on and being implementing the very next class you lead.


Promotion and Tenure

Friday, September 8, 2:00-4:00
Memorial Union Kansas room Room
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This annual workshop provides invaluable information about the Tenure and Promotion process. Whether you are a new faculty, a faculty member getting ready to submit a petition, a faculty member who serves on TP committees, or an administrator who reviews petitions, this workshop is a must for you. Representatives from the VPAA office will walk you through the TP process highlighting key steps, deadlines, and communication points along the way.


Cultural Lenses-Including International Students in the Campus Experience Postponed

Monday, September 11, 3:00-4:30
International House Great Room
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Do you have some international students in your classes?  As part of your advisee list? Or coming to your department?  How do they see the campus experience through their cultural lenses?  This practical session will explore varying cultural views of the college classroom and discuss best practices for welcoming and inclusive activities in your classroom as well as information and resources to help you reach out to international students whom you advise or see in your department office.


Teaching Slam

Wednesday, September 13, 3:30-5:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Convocation Hall
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This will be fast-paced and fun workshop where all participants will walk away with great new teaching ideas. Our presenters will be: Angela Duncan, Dmitri Nizovtsev, Gloria Dye, Jennifer Ball, Mike Russell, and Danny Wade. Presenters will be limited to seven minutes to share a teaching idea, strategy, or activity that has proven successful in their own classrooms. Besides the presentations, we will also have refreshments and time for questions and discussion.


Classroom Management and Student Motivation

Thursday, September 14, 3:30-4:30
Memorial Union Lincoln room
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A follow up session to our classroom management and leadership or can even be attended as a stand-alone training. How we motivate students is key to helping them succeed. We will take a distinct look at students, leaders and motivating strategies you can use to help maintain a productive classroom environment.


Teaching Matters: Creating Inclusive Learning Communities Cancelled

Friday, September 15, 1:00-2:30
Friday, September 29, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, October 13, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, November 3, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, November 17, 1:00-2:30pm
Garvey room 231
Register Here

You only need to register for this event (once you are registered for this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

You only need to register for this event (once you are registered for this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

This Teaching Matters explores how our thinking and actions about teaching to diversity can shift when we consider how interacting aspects of our students’ and our identities contribute to classroom dynamics. Faculty will select one course as a focus to think about questions such as:

  • What aspects of identity do I privilege over others in my course content and pedagogical approaches?
  • What strategies can I employ to address diverse identities as I teach?
  • What strategies can I implement to encourage communication to further understanding of intersectional diversity?
  • How can I include culturally relevant pedagogies in a course where students are homogenous and seemingly little diversity exists?

At the conclusion of the Teaching Matters, faculty will be invited to celebrate one or more change(s) they implemented or plan to implement in a course.


Dr. Kathy Obear Webinar on How To Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

Tuesday, September 19, 1:00-2:30
Memorial Union Kansas room
Register Here

Many faculty members are experiencing a significant increase in both the frequency and the intensity of difficult dialogues in their classrooms. Their ability to engage students and facilitate meaningful dialogue in these moments not only furthers learning, but can also impact student success. Mismanaged conversations often result in unresolved issues, misunderstanding, and simmering conflict that undermine learning outcomes and campus-wide goals to create inclusive campus environments.


Study Abroad Program Development

Wednesday, September 20, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

Are you interested in developing a faculty-led program, but not sure how to get started?  Then this workshop is for you!  Bring your ideas and questions.  A copy of the Study Abroad Program Development Guide and Program Proposal will be provided, along with additional instructions for completing the proposal process. First time program leaders and assistants are encouraged to attend.


Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Create a Lively, Yet Functional, Online Classroom?

Wednesday, September 20, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Explore ways to run an efficient, predictable online classroom and, at the same time, make students feel that they have an authentic, transparent relationship with you.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, September 21, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Facilitating Team-Based Learning: More Than Just Group Work

Thursday, September 21, 3:30-5:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

Maybe there is an “I” in team? This workshop will discuss how incorporating a team based learning approach can actually enhance individual accountability in the classroom.  Participants will learn about the benefits of team based learning, how to properly implement it, and leave with strategies they can use in the classroom to increase engagement and enhance individual accountability.


Writing Across the Curriculum: Using Writing as a Tool for Learning

Monday, September 25, 3:00-4:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

This workshop will discuss how incorporating a team based learning approach can actually enhance individual accountability in the classroom.  Participants will learn about the benefits of team based learning, how to properly implement it, and leave with strategies they can use in the classroom to increase engagement and enhance individual accountability.


Swivl Personalized Observation Workshop

Wednesday, September 27, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

Introduction to using the Swivl and personalized observations.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Friday, September 29, 11:30-1:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


October

Online Course Show & Tell

Monday, October 2, 12:00-1:00
Online
Register Here

Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Keith Farwell will present a course from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.


Lunch with Guest Speaker, Dr. Doris Wright Carroll - Deconstructing Microaggressions in the Classroom

Wednesday, October 4, 12:00-1:30
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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Dr. Doris Wright Carroll is Associate Professor within the College of Education at Kansas State University. She is an expert in multicultural competency in graduate distance education and academic advising. Her current research interests involve racial and gendered microaggressions in distance education communication. Dr. Carroll has taught online for more than fifteen years and is a recognized leader in the area of multicultural online curriculum assessment and online instruction.


University-Wide Guest Speaker, Dr. Doris Wright Carroll - Creating an Inclusive Online Learning Environment

Wednesday, October 4, 3:00-4:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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Dr. Doris Wright Carroll is Associate Professor within the College of Education at Kansas State University. She is an expert in multicultural competency in graduate distance education and academic advising. Her current research interests involve racial and gendered microaggressions in distance education communication. Dr. Carroll has taught online for more than fifteen years and is a recognized leader in the area of multicultural online curriculum assessment and online instruction.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, October 5, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Writing Course Outcomes for Course Assessment

Monday, October 9, 2:30-3:30
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

Writing outcomes for a new course can be daunting, especially when you are also deciding how to best assess them.  Come to this workshop to learn how to write outcomes for your content and student skill-level. We'll also discuss how to choose the assessment instrument to measure them.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Course Building & Assessments

Thursday, October 12, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab. Focus on course building/assessments.


Choosing the Right Type of Assessment: Formative, Summative, Low-stakes, or High-stakes

Tuesday, October 17, 2:30-3:30
Memorial Union Lincoln room
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Confused by all the assessment jargon? Come to this workshop to learn the basic types of assessments. We’ll look at scenarios where each type might work best and help you identify what will work best for your teaching.


Wednesday Webinar: What are the Secrets to Providing Highly Effective Feedback?

Wednesday, October 18, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

You’ll learn ways to give substantive feedback and recycle comments to save time and effort. You’ll see the type of questions that help or hinder student achievement and acquire tips to ignite students’ curiosity, respect their thinking, and stoke their engagement.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, October 19, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


A Buffet of Effective Teaching: Using Bloom’s and Depth of Knowledge to Improve Your Teaching

Thursday, October 19, 2:00-4:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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Create an engaging and interactive classroom by applying higher order thinking skills (from Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge) and connecting them to effective teaching practices. Come to this workshop and discover how to add depth to your students’ thinking while brushing up on your teaching skills!


Teaching Circle: The Courage to Teach

Friday, October 20, 1:00-2:00
Friday, October 27, 1:00-2:00pm
Friday, November 3, 1:00-2:00pm
Morgan Hall room 203
Register Here

You only need to registered for this event (once you are registered on this event you will be automatically registered for all 3 dates).

This book is for teachers who have good days and bad — and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life.


An Introduction to High Impact Community Engagement Practices (HICEPs)

Monday, October 23, 3:00-4:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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Study Abroad Health, Safety, and Policies

Wednesday, October 25, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

Are you leading a group of students abroad?  Then, mark your calendars to attend. All faculty leaders and assistants are required to attend a workshop prior to the program's departure. Attendance is required only once, but yearly attendance is encouraged as policies and procedures change over time.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Thursday, October 26, 11:30-1:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


Swivl Personalized Observation Team

Thursday, October 26, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

Sharing classroom observations with the Swivl.


Interacting in Online Courses: Basics and Strategies

Friday, October 27, 12:00-1:00
Garvey room 231
Register Here

How do you keep in touch with your online students? Come discuss tactics and ideas in this interactive session. Whether you have taught several online courses, or if you are preparing your first, this is meant to be an exchange of ideas. Discussion boards, synchronous versus asynchronous communication, Zoom, and pre-set communication are all topics to be covered.


November

New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Course Building & Assessments

Thursday, November 2, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab. Focus on Classroom Management.


Teaching Circle: Teaching Naked

Thursday, November 2, 3:30-4:30
Thursday, November 9, 3:30-4:30pm
Thursday, November 16, 3:30-4:30pm
Morgan Hall room 203
Register Here

(When you sign up for the first day, you will automatically be signed up for the other two)

You've heard about "flipping your classroom"—now find out how to do it! Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing education and that if students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize "naked" face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.


Contract Grading

Monday, November 6, 11:00-12:00
Memorial Union Vogel room
Register Here

Contract grading systems have their root in the writing classroom, but that doesn’t mean the ideas upon which they’re based don’t have a use within other disciplines, as well. This workshop will introduce some philosophies foundational to a contract-based method of grading and help instructors think of ways contracts can be used in their own classes to help emphasize student responsibility, shift emphasis away from one-off assessment of skills, and draw attention to the development of skills through revision and “putting in the work.”


Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, November 7, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Online Course Show & Tell

Wednesday, November 8, 12:00-1:00
Online
Register Here

Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Tracy Routsong will present one of her Communications courses.


Countering Stereotype Threat in the Classroom

Friday, November 10, 11:00-12:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
Register Here


Swivl Personalized Observation Team

Friday, November 10, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

Sharing classroom observations with the Swivl.


Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Making our Courses Accessible for All

Monday, November 13, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
Register Here


Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty

Wednesday, November 15, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

Are you interested in bringing the world to your classroom?  This workshop will highlight international resources available to WU Faculty such as an International Sweet Sabbatical, Magellan Faculty Exchange, and funding available for scholarly /creative presentations and uncompensated teaching through the International Travel Fund.  Faculty will share how they incorporate their international experience into curriculum development and International Programs Staff will share the process of applying and navigating the logistics on and off campus.


Wednesday Webinar: Writing Better Multiple Choice Questions

Wednesday, November 15, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 205
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Examine common question-writing pitfalls and learn item analysis, so you can examine the performance of your questions and determine how to refine them for next time.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, November 29, 11:30-1:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


Winter Social

Wednesday, November 29, 3:00-5:00
Memorial Union Memorial Union Washburn B
Register Here

Raise a glass to the holidays and the good work we’ve done this semester! Snacks, wine and beer will be served. Prizes will be awarded.


December

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, December 5, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Online Course Show & Tell

Wednesday, December 6, 12:00-1:00
Online
Register Here

Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Melanie Worsley will present one of her Criminal Justice courses.


January

Giving Students Feedback in Online Courses

Wednesday, January 24, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

Many instructors of online courses struggle with providing useful, effective, timely feedback to their students, and many of us may feel that we are alone in trying to improve or redesign the way we comment on or respond to student assignments. If you would like to know more about possible ways of providing and designing feedback to your online students and exchange ideas and experiences with other online instructors, join us for this workshop, which will offer both insights from recent scholarship on online instruction and practical suggestions.


February

QOCI: Online Course Design Course

Saturday, February 4 - April 29
Online
Register Here

Are you teaching an online course next semester for the very first time? Do you struggle to organize your online content? Do you need to know what to do to make your class ADA compliant? Help is on the way! C-TEL is offering the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI). This program is designed to help you design a great online course!

This a real-time online course taught by Sue Taylor-Owens about course design. There will be at least 1 synchronous meeting at the beginning of the course and discussion boards or an assignment every other week.


QOCI: Managing Active Online Course

Saturday, February 4 - TBD
Online
Register Here

Learning is not a passive process; it requires action, experience, and engagement. This course emphasizes the need to think about online instruction in more active terms. During this course, faculty will reflect upon how they manage their online courses with the aim of helping faculty create and manage meaningful learning experiences in the online environment.

This is a real-time, fully online course taught by Becky Dodge, about managing a meaningful and active online course.


Online Course Show & Tell

Monday, February 5, 12:00-1:00
Online
Register Here

Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Angela Duncan will present one of her Psychology courses.


Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, February 6, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Study Abroad Program Development

Wednesday, February 7, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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Are you interested in developing a faculty-led program, but not sure how to get started?  Then this workshop is for you!  Bring your ideas and questions.  A copy of the Study Abroad Program Development Guide and Program Proposal will be provided, along with additional instructions for completing the proposal process. First time program leaders and assistants are encouraged to attend.


Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Minutes?

Wednesday, February 7, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. Discover how UDL benefits all students and gives extra support to vulnerable groups, including single parents, working students, and military learners.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies

Tuesday, February 8, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab. Focus on Competencies.


Study Abroad Health, Safety, and Policies

Wednesday, February 14, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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Are you leading a group of students abroad?  Then, mark your calendars to attend. All faculty leaders and assistants are required to attend a workshop prior to the program's departure. Attendance is required only once, but yearly attendance is encouraged as policies and procedures change over time.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, February 22, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty

Wednesday, February 28, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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Are you interested in bringing the world to your classroom?  This workshop will highlight international resources available to WU Faculty such as an International Sweet Sabbatical, Magellan Faculty Exchange, and funding available for scholarly /creative presentations and uncompensated teaching through the International Travel Fund.  Faculty will share how they incorporate their international experience into curriculum development and International Programs Staff will share the process of applying and navigating the logistics on and off campus.


March

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, March 6, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Online Course Show & Tell

Wednesday, March 7, 12:00-1:00
Online
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Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format (so you can watch from your desk) and recorded (when possible).

This time Becky Dodge will present a course from the Radiation Therapy program.


Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Days?

Wednesday, March 7, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. This program covers four effective UDL strategies that go beyond legal compliance requirements. You will finish with a 20-day plan to customize a learning experience for all students that will last throughout the course and beyond the classroom.


Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Months?

Wednesday, March 28, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. In this program, you’ll discover specific places where students benefit the most from UDL principles. You’ll see how to provide learners with full alternative paths through your courses—and how to execute this in about 20 months.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Lesson Plans/Assessment

Thursday, March 29, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab.  Focus on Lesson Plans/ Assessments


April

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, April 10, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Classroom Management

Thursday, April 12, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab.  Focus on Classroom Management


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, April 26, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


May

Celebration of Teaching

Tuesday, May 1, 3:00-5:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Convocation Hall
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Celebrate the academic year with food, drink and conversation. There will be plenty of time to socialize with your colleagues. Come also to congratulate those who have won the C-TEL Innovation Awards and Certificates in Teaching.


Online Course Show & Tell

Tuesday, May 8, 12:00-1:00
Online
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Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format (so you can watch from your desk) and recorded (when possible).

This time Chaz Havens will present a course from the Advanced Systems Technology program.