Teaching Workshop Series 

CTLE’s Teaching Workshops are free to all University faculty, researchers, postdocs, graduate students, and staff. We ask that you register in advance so we can plan accordingly.

Upcoming Workshops - Fall 2018



Fall Semester 2018 Workshops

Time and Location

December 7th

Creating an Inclusive Syllabus

Facilitator:  Liz Bond Rogers, Associate Instructor, Office for Inclusive Excellence / Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Tara Putnam, MS, CAPE, Faculty Consultant, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Inclusive teaching starts with a syllabus that is welcoming and engaging to all students. In this workshop, faculty and instructors will discuss various aspects of an inclusive syllabus with colleagues. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to assess one of their course syllabi using a rubric based on inclusive strategies.

Register for this workshop

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Location: MLIB Faculty Center, Room 1705F

Past Workshops - Fall 2018

September 28th, 2018

Facilitator: Dale Larsen, Associate Librarian, J.W. Marriott Library

“It must be nice reading books all day!” someone commented to me. I responded, “I can’t remember the last time I read a book!”

The new academic library (in comparison with that old and inaccurate paradigm) is outcomes-based teaching, alignment with academic initiatives like digital humanities, evidence-based research support, quantification of faculty success (impact), programs designed to increase student retention & graduation (and more). We still have millions of books and journals, naturally, and how you access them is increasingly interconnected and multi-disciplinary.

At this workshop, participants will: Learn the top 3 multi-disciplinary research sources that all students/staff/faculty should be aware of. Learn novel research “hacks” (meta-searching, complex search strings, how to recognize jargon, and how it can change) Learn about scholarly impact. Learn about the vital services appearing in academic libraries the last few years.

October 5th, 2018

Facilitators: Liz Rogers, PhD, Associate Instructor, CTLE
Adam Halstrom, Program Manager, Student Course Feedback, CTLE

Utilizing student feedback during the semester is an effective way to assess classroom climate, and make improvements to enhance student learning. This workshop will describe CTLE’s midterm student feedback tools such as surveys and focus groups as well as final course evaluations. It will also be a space to discuss how to process and understand student feedback, and provide strategies for incorporating student feedback into courses.

October 26th, 2018 

Facilitator: Cecile Paskett, Instructional Designer, Teaching and Learning Technologies

Online courses require media content, yet most faculty are not media professionals. This workshop is a crash course in lecture production for instructors who have little experience recording course videos. Topics covered will include a discussion of why instructors should record lecture videos,  best practices for lecture recording, how to use Canvas video tools, and ideas for lectures that go beyond the ‘talking head’ format. 

November 2nd, 2018

Facilitator: Alyson Froehlich PhD, Higher Education Instructional Consultant, CTLE

Are you teaching a class full of students with brains? If so, this workshop is for you. As instructors, we are experts in our respective fields. We know what students need to learn, but few of us know how students learn.

In this workshop, we will talk about a handful of methods by which the brain best learns new material and how we can implement them in our classrooms.

Teaching Practices for Students with Brains pdf

Friday November 9th, 2018

Facilitator: Liz Bond Rogers, Associate Instructor, Office for Inclusive Excellence, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Have you had a challenging situation arise in your classroom that you weren’t sure how to handle? This workshop is designed to engage faculty in dialogue about strategies to facilitate discussions with students, both planned and unplanned, in the classroom.

Challenging Situations in the Classroom pdf

Last Updated: 11/14/18