Event Types: Faculty Workshop

Understanding and Addressing Microaggressions in the Classroom

September 25, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Microaggressions are defined as brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral, and environmental slights or insults that communicate hostile messages. These messages, whether intentional or unintentional, can marginalize a student by communicating that they don’t belong in a particular setting. In this faculty workshop, participants will learn how to recognize the different types of microaggressions, understand the harmful […]

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Creating an Inclusive STEM Learning Environment

September 25, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

In this faculty workshop, participants will learn about key research findings that shed light on the experiences of diverse undergraduates in STEM fields. This workshop will offer an opportunity to learn about research on “stereotype threat,” a phenomenon that can affect student performance in the classroom, as well as to discuss teaching strategies that can […]

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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

Registration for this workshop is at capacity. Please feel free to contact Meg Gregory with questions or concerns. 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 […]

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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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