Upcoming Programs at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

September 12, 2022 |

Check out the programs beginning in September. You can register here if you are interested in any of these programs or programs happening during the Fall Semester at CETL. 

To learn about all of the programs offered through CETL this semester, check our website's Short Course Professional Development Certificate, Long Course Faculty Professional Development Programs, and Professional Development Workshop and Online Courses pages.

Short Course Professional Development Certificates Programs

Research Power Hour: Atomic Habits

Facilitated by Dr. Brooke Burk and  Dr. Dan Houlihan

Get the productivity boost you need to prioritize your scholarship this fall. Each session, faculty will work on their scholarship in a supportive Zoom environment. Come as an independent researcher for dedicated work time. Or join with a research team to advance your collaboration. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book Atomic Habits, and opportunities for idea exchange will be built into the program.

Dates: Meets weekly on Fridays (September 30-November 4) from 9-10:30 am. 

Creating Interactive Online Lectures

Facilitated by Michael Manderfeld

In this four-session professional development certificate program, participants will have the opportunity to learn about exciting new improvements to our enterprise lecture capture service, MediaSpace. New improvements include dynamic closed captioning features, a variety of video quiz options, and a direct integration with our Learning Management System, D2L Brightspace. At the end of this certificate, participants will be able to create video lectures and video quizzes to track student learning, as well as implement those learning activities into D2L Brightspace’s Gradebook.

Dates: Meets weekly for four weeks with two options to attend: Mondays (October 1-October 24) at 2 pm Tuesdays (October 2-October 25) at 10 am

Intersectional Teaching and Learning Design

Facilitated by Dr. R Danielle Scott, Dr. Yalda Hamidi, and Dr. Elizabeth Harsma,

What is intersectionality? How does this apply to course design? What technology could be used for intersectional course design? These are the essential questions this certificate will answer.

This certificate is an introduction to intersectional course design with a focus on feminist pedagogies and intersections with disability studies and antiracist teaching. You will learn course design, teaching strategies, and technology ideas that can be applied to your own courses.

The certificate time commitment will be about 2 hours per week, 10 hours total 4 Zoom meetings (1 hour weekly), and learning activities (1 – 1.5 hours weekly) that are completed after the Zoom sessions. Participants are welcome to attend the Zoom sessions live or by watching the recording.

 Dates for live sessions: Meets weekly on Mondays (October 3-October 24) from 5-6 pm.

Long Course Professional Development

Un-grading Work Group

Facilitated by Dr. Kelly Moreland and Dr. Elizabeth Harsma

Join the un-grading workgroup that will meet 4-6 times per semester. Meetings will be about 1 hour each. In between workshop sessions, we will identify resources to learn more about un-grading techniques, concepts, and implementation strategies. The expected time in between sessions is 1 hour per week. During meetings, the cohort will discuss resources and collaboratively workshop their own un-grading materials. The schedule of meetings will be determined by the cohort’s availability.

Dates: TBD

Women in Higher Education

Facilitated by Basak Bektas and Kelly Moreland

This group is an informal gathering of women who work in higher education. Topics discussed are leadership, productivity, and balancing the demands of working in higher education. 

Dates:  TBA

Workshops and Online Courses

Digital world/digital classrooms: Building an inclusive antiracist community for students

Facilitated by Dr. Maria-Renée Grigsby and Dr. Elizabeth Harsma

In this two-part workshop, participants will engage in self-reflection and discussion of race, cultural frames of reference, inclusive teaching practices, and bias in a way that deepens understanding of their own frames of reference, potential bias in these frames, and the impact of bias on expectations for and relationships with students. Part 1 focuses on self-reflection and Part 2 focuses on teaching practices.

The workshop time commitment will be about 4 hours total: 2 Zoom meetings (1.5 hours each) and reflection activities (.25 - .5 hours weekly) between the Zoom sessions.

Dates: Synchronous meetings, Tuesday, September 27, and October 25 from 4 pm-5:30 pm

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