Event Types: Faculty Workshop

Helping Students Overcome Impostor Syndrome

September 12, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Impostor syndrome is defined as one feeling like a fraud or not belonging in a particular environment. Impostor syndrome can also bring about feelings of self-doubt, social isolation and hinder students from fully participating in their college experience- academically and socially.  This workshop will explore how you can recognize impostor syndrome and strategies in which […]

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Syllabus Tune-Up

August 14, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

At The Teaching Center, we want to help you get your syllabus ready for the new semester. Whether refining learning goals, updating language, revising topics, or incorporating new assignments, our educational development experts are here to help you embrace the semester. Drop in for a tune up or visit The Teaching Center website for more tips […]

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Engaging Students as Partners in Learning

July 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Students as partners in learning is a process where students and faculty actively learn and work together.  Effective partnerships are positively linked with learning gain and achievement, and offer the potential for genuinely transformative learning experiences for all involved. This session will introduce the idea of students as partners and participants will learn specific ways to […]

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Fostering Student Self-Efficacy in the Classroom

June 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Self-efficacy is defined as belief in one’s ability to achieve a goal or a particular task and can significantly impact a diverse learner’s sense of belonging in the classroom and academic outcomes in a course. In this workshop, we will discuss the factors and strategies that can positively affect student self-efficacy. Facilitator: Dr. Denise Leonard, […]

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Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

May 22, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was first described by the CAST group in the 1990s as “a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all.” Through this workshop participants will learn about the three major tenants of UDL—considering the why, what, and how of learning. […]

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Fostering Engaging Discussions

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

While as instructors we hope to engage student learners, facilitating a real discussion in the classroom is one of the most challenging aspects of teaching with active learning. In this workshop, participants will examine strategies for structuring a successful discussion and consider ways to move beyond instructor-student-instructor patterns of response. Participants will also review a […]

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Facilitating Challenging Conversations

May 21, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

While the classroom can be a space for open, respectful discussion of sensitive or controversial topics, facilitating such discussions can be a challenging prospect. This workshop will provide the opportunity for faculty participants to develop strategies for fostering critical thinking, open-mindedness, and civil discourse in the classroom. Faculty participants will engage with strategies for laying […]

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Effective Use of Mixed/Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

February 8, 2019 | Lindsay Meador

The use of virtual and mixed reality has been shown to improve student learning outcomes and satisfaction with the learning experience, among other benefits. However, like most emerging pedagogies, determining appropriate use of this technology in the classroom can be a challenge. In this workshop, we’ll review a framework for determining if and when to […]

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Applying Cognitive Science to Improve Teaching

December 19, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

What does recent research in cognitive science suggest about changes you might make to improve student learning in your course? This workshop will introduce participants to research on learning and memory and to specific suggestions for applying this research in the classroom. Participants will discuss the following: – Strategies for integrating active learning that will […]

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Introduction to Team Based Learning (TBL)

December 19, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Are you thinking about ‘flipping’ your class, but wondering how to get started? Are you interested in incorporating more structure team learning into your teaching? Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a collaborative learning approach where students prepare to engage with course content before class and then spend class time working through application-based problems in teams. In […]

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