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 This Week

Internal Grant Workshop
Tuesday, August 30, 3:00-4:30
Memorial Union Washburn B
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Programs to Improve Your Online Instruction
Wednesday, August 31, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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2016-2017 Schedule

August

D2L Training Part 1

Tuesday, August 23, 3:15-4:15
D109
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

The Basics: D2L Navigation, settings, classlist, email, announcements, and getting started with quizzes and the grade book. (This workshop series is not affiliated with Online Education Support. It is taught by instructors from the Huntoon campus.)


Morning Open House

Thursday, August 25, 9:00-11:00
Morgan Hall room 204
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C-TEL is celebrating the beginning of the 2016-17 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 2016-17 faculty fellows and new C-TEL staff.


Evening Open House

Thursday, August 25, 4:00-6:00
Morgan Hall room 204
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C-TEL is celebrating the beginning of the 2016-17 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 2016-17 faculty fellows and new C-TEL staff.


Internal Grant Workshop

Tuesday, August 30, 3:00-4:30
Memorial Union Washburn B
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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.


Programs to Improve Your Online Instruction

Wednesday, August 31, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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For on-line course instructors, there are several well-respected programs to help improve the way a course is designed and instructed. This panel will consist of three Washburn University faculty and staff who will share what is available and how to choose the best programming to help you improve. The panel will cover Quality Matters (QM), Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI).


September

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course

September 5 - December 2
Online
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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! This program is designed to help you design a great online course! You will receive $100 stipend for completion of this course (participating in all discussions and completing all assignments). If you choose to have your online course reviewed using the QOCI rubric and pass (80%), you will receive an additional $250 stipend.

This a real-time, online,  11 week 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 and an assignment every other week.


Strategies for Responding to Student Writing

Tuesday, September 6, 3:30-4:30
TBD
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Responding to student writing is one of the most challenging and demanding activities for college instructors. Louise Krug, Jennifer Pacioianu, and David Weed will present a workshop covering techniques for helping you to respond more effectively to student writing and on making the most of the time that you spend commenting on student work.


Wednesday Webinar: What Should I Do When a Student Cheats?

Wednesday, September 7, 3:30-4:15
Morgan Hall room 203
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Three out of every four college students cheat at some point during their undergraduate careers. Learn a more effective approach to ending academic dishonesty and study real-world examples of how to implement each step of Lang’s five-step model for dealing with cheating and promoting academic integrity.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies

Thursday, September 8, 3:15-4:15
Brock room
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

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


Teaching Matters Active Learning Strategies

Friday, September 9, 1:00-2:30
Friday, September 23, 1:00-2:30
Friday, October 7, 1:00-2:30
Friday, October 21, 1:00-2:30
Friday, November 4, 1:00-2:30
Garvey room 231
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A Teaching Matters Learning Community (TMLC) is a group of faculty who learn about teaching together.  A TMLC will be formed each semester and the group will meet every other week to explore student-centered active learning strategies and develop activities, problems, and lessons for one of their classes.  This experience is designed so that faculty and staff will complete the semester with a concrete set of activities tested and evaluated by their peers and equipped with a collection of active learning strategies.


Promotion and Tenure Workshop

Friday, September 9, 2:00-4:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood, Kansas, Lincoln, & Thomas rooms
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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.  Each of the Schools and the College will break down into smaller groups to discuss processes and procedures specific to each unit.


Teaching Circle - Team Based Learning

Monday, September 12, 19 & 26, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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This teaching circle is a repeat of one offered in spring 2016. Attend if you are interested in how to create opportunities for your students to learn through teams and collaborative strategies. Zach Frank will facilitate.


Teaching Circle - Putting Your Data to Work: Improving Instruction in Career & Technical Education

Tuesday, September 13, 20 & 27, 3:15-4:15
Brock room
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

Book: John Foster et. al., 2014. Putting Your Data to Work: Improving Instruction in CTE. Association for Career & Technical Education.

Discover a new perspective on the use of data-driven decision making and the positive impact it has in the CTE classroom. The term "data-driven decision making" is mentioned frequently in education, and it is most often discussed in reference to policy decisions related to reporting requirements and accountability. Though reporting requirements have their place in policy and accountability discussions, this frequently means little to the classroom teacher. This book explores multiple aspects of data-driven improvement in instruction and specifically targets the importance of gradient disaggregated objective technical skill data and its systematic use to continually improve instruction. The concepts and specific 'how-to' examples in this book are especially valuable for secondary, postsecondary, and adult educators. Don't wait to get started applying the valuable approaches to increasing the success of your students!


Community Engagement Lunch for Faculty

Wednesday, September 14, 12:00-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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HICEPs for faculty—as a faculty member you may have heard other faculty using the term “HICEPs” and wondered what they meant by “high impact community engagement practices.” How might you involve your classes or students in a project involving a community partner? We’ll discuss questions, such as: How does this program work? What do you need to do?  How do you get started? What are the challenges? You’ll learn the 10 things most needed to have a successful HICEP program.


Teaching Matters Stand and Deliver: Helping our students make effective presentations

Monday, September 19, 12:00-1:00pm
Monday, September 26, 12:00-1:00pm
Monday, October 3, 12:00-1:00pm
Monday, October 17, 12:00-1:00pm
Memorial Union Kansas room
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(When you sign up for the first day, you will automatically be signed up for the other three)

Do you have your students present? How about you? Come and learn about presentations that meet the USLO standard for Oral Communication. This session is designed to: demonstrate effective outlines, discuss the importance of oral citations, practice nonverbal techniques of speaking, and general tips to become a better presentational speaker regardless of educational background.

A Teaching Matters Learning Community (TMLC) is a group of faculty who learn about teaching together.  A TMLC will be formed each semester and the group will meet every other week to explore student-centered active learning strategies and develop activities, problems, and lessons for one of their classes.  This experience is designed so that faculty and staff will complete the semester with a concrete set of activities tested and evaluated by their peers and equipped with a collection of active learning strategies.


OSP Hot Topic Brown Bag

Tuesday, September 20, 11:30-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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As part of the OSP’s continuing effort to inform and assist with post-award grant management, this session with highlight best practices relevant to a specific topic or area of grant management, including those topics featured in the “Hot Topic Tuesday” monthly email. This session is designed to provide information useful and applicable to faculty or staff managing a current grant award or preparing an application for a new award.


Study Abroad Program Development

Wednesday, September 21, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Boswell 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.


Using D2L Rubrics to Provide Effective Student Feedback

Thursday, September 22, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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Do you want a better way to provide assignment requirements to students? Do you want an easier way to grade students’ assignments? Rubrics can ease the process of understanding what is expected in an assignment AND make grading easier. In this workshop you will learn how to create an electronic rubric and grade student submissions simply by clicking boxes.


OSP External Grants Workshop

Friday, September 23, 2:00-3:30
Memorial Union Kansas room
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Interested in learning more about the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)? This session provides an overview of the OSP and the services, resources, and assistance available to faculty, staff, and administrators who are seeking external sources of funding for projects and initiatives. Other topics include Washburn institutional procedures for soliciting external funding and an introduction to other training sessions.


Teaching Matters Video

Friday, September 23, 3:15-4:30
Friday, October 7, 3:15-4:30
Friday, October 21, 3:15-4:30
Friday, November 4, 3:15-4:30
Friday, November 18, 3:15-4:30
Brock room
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

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

Video lectures and demonstrations are becoming a staple in Higher Education. These Teaching Matters sessions will explore the process of producing quality videos for educational use. Topics will include storyboarding, lighting, sound, copyright issues, recording, and editing.

A Teaching Matters Learning Community (TMLC) is a group of faculty who learn about teaching together.  A TMLC will be formed each semester and the group will meet every other week to explore student-centered active learning strategies and develop activities, problems, and lessons for one of their classes.  This experience is designed so that faculty and staff will complete the semester with a concrete set of activities tested and evaluated by their peers and equipped with a collection of active learning strategies.


D2L Training Part 2

Wednesday, September 28, 3:15-4:15
D109
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

Creating content: Modules, uploading files, creating quizzes, creating grade items, release conditions, using the grade book.  (This workshop series is not affiliated with Online Education Support. It is taught by instructors from the Huntoon campus.)


Multi-level Teaching Panel

Wednesday, September 28, 3:30-4:30
Memorial Union Vogel room
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What are some strategies and benefits of working with heterogeneous groups of students? Attend this panel of faculty who have found ways to create and build upon situations where there are students from varying skill and experience levels.


Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Reduce Student Apathy and Increase Motivation?

Wednesday, September 28, 3:30-4:15
Morgan Hall room 203
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There are things you can do to improve student focus and connection to the course. In 20 minutes learn how to increase relevance in five areas of your teaching—your course design, your syllabus, your classroom, your assignments, and your exams.


Six Science-Backed Learning Strategies

Thursday, September 29, 3:30-4:30
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Forum room
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One of the frustrations for many instructors comes from being taught teaching strategies that simply aren’t supported by research. This workshop will provide participants with six research-based teaching strategies and tips on how to determine if other strategies are, in fact, supported by evidence. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Cynthia Wooldridge, faculty member in psychology.


October

Wednesday Webinar: What Do Students Want in Online Courses?

Wednesday, October 5, 3:30-4:15
Morgan Hall room 203
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Asking the right questions can be just as important as getting the right answers. This is particularly important when it comes to designing for the online student. Learn how you can create a better online course experience. This pointed and practical session will show you how to meet online students’ desires without sacrificing your standards.


OSP Grant Maker Space

Friday, October 7, 11:30-1:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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This session is an open-door drop in session designed for faculty/staff working on a grant proposal. There are no strings attached—simply a monthly opportunity dedicated to preparing that grant proposal, building momentum, and gaining informal peer feedback on a proposal. Regardless of the stage of proposal development, this informal meeting will offer a supportive work session designed to facilitate work on your grant proposal. The OSP staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance, if requested; otherwise, you are welcome to drop in, share productive energy with colleagues, and/or write your proposal!


Using Screencasting to Provide Effective Student Feedback

Tuesday, October 11, 3:30-4:30
Mabee Library room 206B
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Would you like to sit down with every student and go over their assignment submissions with them but scheduling appointments is a pain? Screencasting can bridge the gap between you and your student’s schedules. In this workshop, you will learn to record your notes and suggestions when you have time and send it to the student for them to view at their convenience.


Teaching Circle - Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect

Wednesday, October 12, 19 & 26, 3:15-4:15
Morgan Hall room 203
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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 the Routledge Publishing website.


Community Engagement Lunch: Finding and Selecting a Community Partner

Thursday, October 13, 12:00-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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Finding and selecting a community partner—Small projects, large projects—what options are available? How do you find a community partner if you’re interested in incorporating a HICEP? What are some options for projects? We’ll have a panel of faculty who will talk about ways they have used a HICEP in a variety of courses.

New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Lesson Plans

Thursday, October 13, 3:15-4:15
Brock room
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the Classroom/Lab. Focus on Lesson Plans.


OSP Searching for Grants

Thursday, October 13, 3:30-5:00
Bennett Computer Center room 102
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Join us to discuss ways to find external funding for your upcoming projects. From curriculum development to community collaborations, research to equipment, grant funding can help get your project off the ground. In this session, we will review ways to find public and private sources of funding, including grants.gov and PIVOT.


From Syllabus to Final Exam: Aligning Teaching and Learning to Maximize Impact

Tuesday, October 18, 12:30-2:00
TBD
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“…teaching without learning is just talking” (Angelo & Cross, 1993). To ensure teaching is meaningful, it is essential that we know the goal of our instructional activities and integrate assessments that gauge both student learning and our own instructional effectiveness. Presentation will explore how to develop measurable learning objectives within the context of course, program and institutional goals. In addition, we will examine efficient approaches for integrating formative and summative assessments to gauge progress in meeting learning objectives.


Beyond Term Papers and Tests: Designing Innovative Assessments to Foster Learning

Tuesday, October 18, 3:30-4:30
TBD
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While student learning is at the heart of every course, documenting and demonstrating learning outcomes can be a challenge. Presentation will examine how to integrate innovative assessments to measure learning in relation to process, performance and outcome goals. We will explore how to design and integrate a range of assessment options that engage students in the learning process without over-burdening your instructional workload.


Not Just Bells and Whistles: Integrating Web 2.0 Technology in the Classroom

Wednesday, October 19, 12:30-2:00
TBD
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The value of Web 2.0 technology for the classroom is clear; appropriate integration of relevant technologies has the potential to enhance the student learning experience across a variety of dimensions. Yet, using Web 2.0 technology simply to use Web 2.0 technology is inefficient and ineffective; to maximize the benefits available via Web 2.0 applications, it is essential the faculty select the right tools to meet their specific pedagogical needs. Presentation will: 1) highlight key considerations for selecting Web 2.0 applications for the classroom; and 2) overview selected Web 2.0 applications that meet specific pedagogical goals.


Creating Quick and Easy Mini Lectures

Monday, October 24, 3:30-4:30
Mabee Library room 206B
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Are you looking for a way to make your PowerPoints more engaging and easier to understand without spending a lot of time? In this workshop you will learn how to transform your current PowerPoint presentations into mini lectures using Office Mix.


OSP Hot Topic Brown Bag

Tuesday, October 25, 11:30-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
Register Here

As part of the OSP’s continuing effort to inform and assist with post-award grant management, this session with highlight best practices relevant to a specific topic or area of grant management, including those topics featured in the “Hot Topic Tuesday” monthly email. This session is designed to provide information useful and applicable to faculty or staff managing a current grant award or preparing an application for a new award.


OSP Searching for Grants

Tuesday, October 25, 2:00-3:30
Bennett Computer Center room 102
Register Here

Join us to discuss ways to find external funding for your upcoming projects. From curriculum development to community collaborations, research to equipment, grant funding can help get your project off the ground. In this session, we will review ways to find public and private sources of funding, including grants.gov and PIVOT.


Study Abroad Health, Safety & Policies

Wednesday, October 26, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Boswell 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.


D2L Training Part 3

Thursday, October 27, 3:15-4:15
D109
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

Assessment: Creating Assignments, Quizzes and quiz assessment, discussions and grading assignments.  (This workshop series is not affiliated with Online Education Support. It is taught by instructors from the Huntoon campus.)


November

Wednesday Webinar: Is There a Solution to Students Multitasking in Class?

Wednesday, November 2, 3:30-4:15
Morgan Hall room 203
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Distracted learning is, at times, hardly learning at all. Learn how multitasking during class affects learning and what you can do to change student behaviors and attitudes about dividing attention during class time.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Assessments

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

Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

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


OSP Writing the Grant

Thursday, November 3, 3:30-5:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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This workshop offers training in developing a grant proposal for submission. Participants will learn best practices for devising a timeline for preparing a proposal; preparing goals, objectives, and evaluation methods that respond to a specific funding opportunity; and, peer reviewing proposal drafts. By the end of the training, participants will have a template for preparing future grant proposals.


OSP Grant Maker Space

Friday, November 4, 11:30-1:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

This session is an open-door drop in session designed for faculty/staff working on a grant proposal. There are no strings attached—simply a monthly opportunity dedicated to preparing that grant proposal, building momentum, and gaining informal peer feedback on a proposal. Regardless of the stage of proposal development, this informal meeting will offer a supportive work session designed to facilitate work on your grant proposal. The OSP staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance, if requested; otherwise, you are welcome to drop in, share productive energy with colleagues, and/or write your proposal!


OSP Searching for Grants

Monday, November 7, 3:30-5:00
Bennett Computer Center room 102
Register Here

Join us to discuss ways to find external funding for your upcoming projects. From curriculum development to community collaborations, research to equipment, grant funding can help get your project off the ground. In this session, we will review ways to find public and private sources of funding, including grants.gov and PIVOT.


Teaching Circle - Scenario-based e-Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Online Workforce Learning

Tuesday, November 8, 15 & 22, 3:15-4:15
Brock room
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

Scenario-Based e-Learning offers a new instructional design approach that can accelerate expertise, build critical thinking skills, and promote transfer of learning. This book focuses on the what, when, and how of scenario-based e-learning for workforce learning. Throughout the book, Clark defines and demystifies scenario-based e-learning by offering a practical design model illustrated with examples from veterinary science, automotive troubleshooting, sales and loan analysis among other industries. Filled with helpful guidelines and a wealth of illustrative screen shots, this book offers you the information needed to:

  • Identify the benefits of a SBeL design for learners and learning outcomes
  • Determine when SBeL might be appropriate for your needs
  • Identify specific outcomes of SBeL relevant to common organizational goals
  • Classify specific instructional goals into one or more learning domains
  • Apply a design model to present content in a task-centered context
  • Evaluate outcomes from SBeL lessons
  • Identify tacit expert knowledge using cognitive task analysis techniques
  • Make a business case for SBeL in your organization

Encouraging More Efficient Group Collaboration

Tuesday, November 8, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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Looking for a simple tool to keep everyone in your class up to date and working together as a team on a collaborative project?  Come to this workshop to learn how your students can save documents, spreadsheets, and presentation in OneDrive, easily share them with others and work together either synchronously or asynchronously.


Community Engagement Lunch Panel

Wednesday, November 9, 12:00-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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Why do a HICEP component for a course? What are the advantages? How do they work? Do the students like the idea? How do you introduce the idea of a HICEP to a class? We’ll hear from faculty, students and community partners about successful HICEP projects.


D2L Training Part 4

Thursday, November 10, 3:15-4:15
D109
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

Advanced topics: Rubrics, competencies, customizing your homepage, video server.  (This workshop series is not affiliated with Online Education Support. It is taught by instructors from the Huntoon campus.)


OSP Hot Topic Brown Bag

Tuesday, November 15, 11:30-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
Register Here

As part of the OSP’s continuing effort to inform and assist with post-award grant management, this session with highlight best practices relevant to a specific topic or area of grant management, including those topics featured in the “Hot Topic Tuesday” monthly email. This session is designed to provide information useful and applicable to faculty or staff managing a current grant award or preparing an application for a new award.


Creating Space for Mixed-Race Students

Tuesday, November 15, 3:00-4:00
Memorial Union Vogel room
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By 2050, 1 in 5 students will identify as bi/multiracial. C-TEL Fellow Sandy Tutwiler discusses the impact of this demographic as the numbers of mixed-race students increase on college/university campuses. Based on information from her recent publication, The Fifth Minority: Mixed-Race Youth and Schooling, Sandy concludes that mixed-race youth will arrive on campuses no longer constrained by imposed racial identifications. Characteristics of mixed-race youth that lead to this conclusion will be discussed. Mixed-race students will likely require curricula, campus structures, and resources to support development and effective management of self-racial identifications. The presentation concludes with a discussion of existing and needed resources at Washburn to ensure “space” for mixed-race students.


Successful Team-Based Learning

Wednesday, November 16, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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This workshop will have examples of successful team and group based activities. You will also learn how to group your students using Desire2Learn Groups.


December

Winter Social

Thursday, December 1, 4:00-6:00
Memorial Union Washburn B
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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.


OSP Grant Maker Space

Friday, December 2, 11:30-1:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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This session is an open-door drop in session designed for faculty/staff working on a grant proposal. There are no strings attached—simply a monthly opportunity dedicated to preparing that grant proposal, building momentum, and gaining informal peer feedback on a proposal. Regardless of the stage of proposal development, this informal meeting will offer a supportive work session designed to facilitate work on your grant proposal. The OSP staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance, if requested; otherwise, you are welcome to drop in, share productive energy with colleagues, and/or write your proposal!


What To-do? Student Checklists

Tuesday, December 6, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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Sometimes students would like a list of activities so they can check each one off as they complete it. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a D2L Checklist that will do just that. We will also discuss the opportunities to combine the checklist with Release Conditions to provide students with feedback and encouragement.


Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Prepare a SoTL Article for Publication?

Wednesday, December 7, 3:30-4:15
Morgan Hall room 203
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This program covers tips to help you publish a SoTL article including how to design a new SoTL project, prepare a SoTL manuscript, and avoid the pitfalls that lead to rejection of SoTL articles. It will guide you from topic selection to contacting editors regarding publishing possibilities.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Classroom Management

Thursday, December 8, 3:15-4:15
Brock room
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

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


January

OSP Grant Maker Space

Friday, January 6, 11:30-1:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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This session is an open-door drop in session designed for faculty/staff working on a grant proposal. There are no strings attached—simply a monthly opportunity dedicated to preparing that grant proposal, building momentum, and gaining informal peer feedback on a proposal. Regardless of the stage of proposal development, this informal meeting will offer a supportive work session designed to facilitate work on your grant proposal. The OSP staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance, if requested; otherwise, you are welcome to drop in, share productive energy with colleagues, and/or write your proposal!


OSP External Grants Workshop

Friday, January 20, 2:00-3:30
Memorial Union Kansas room
Register Here

Interested in learning more about the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP)? This session provides an overview of the OSP and the services, resources, and assistance available to faculty, staff, and administrators who are seeking external sources of funding for projects and initiatives. Other topics include Washburn institutional procedures for soliciting external funding and an introduction to other training sessions.


Community Engagement Lunch: Unusual Connections

Wednesday, January 25, 12:00-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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HICEPs in unusual circumstances. Would you like to incorporate a HICEP component in your course, but aren’t sure how to if your course isn’t face-to-face? Maybe you have an online, international or hybrid course, or a co-curricular group, such as a student club, that would benefit from a HICEP project. What are the options?


February

Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Communicate to Engage Students and Encourage Learning?

Wednesday, February 1, 3:30-4:15
Morgan Hall room 203
Register Here

Learn how to self-assess your communication skills in the instructional context to see what works best for you and your students—and pick up new techniques to broaden your abilities.


OSP Grant Maker Space

Friday, February 3, 12:00-1:00
Martin
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This session is an open-door drop in session designed for faculty/staff working on a grant proposal. There are no strings attached—simply a monthly opportunity dedicated to preparing that grant proposal, building momentum, and gaining informal peer feedback on a proposal. Regardless of the stage of proposal development, this informal meeting will offer a supportive work session designed to facilitate work on your grant proposal. The OSP staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance, if requested; otherwise, you are welcome to drop in, share productive energy with colleagues, and/or write your proposal!


Teaching Matters Diversity

Friday, February 3, 1:00-2:30
Friday, February 17, 1:00-2:30
Friday, March 10, 1:00-2:30
Friday, April 7, 1:00-2:30
Friday, April 21, 1:00-2:30
Garvey room 231
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You only need to registered for this event (once you are registered on this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

A Teaching Matters Learning Community (TMLC) is a group of faculty who learn about teaching together.  A TMLC will be formed each semester and the group will meet every other week to explore student-centered active learning strategies and develop activities, problems, and lessons for one of their classes.  This experience is designed so that faculty and staff will complete the semester with a concrete set of activities tested and evaluated by their peers and equipped with a collection of active learning strategies.


Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course

February 6 - May 5
Online
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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! This program is designed to help you design a great online course!

This a real-time, online, 11 week 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 and an assignment every other week.


OSP Searching for Grants

Wednesday, February 8, 2:00-3:30
Bennett Computer Center room 102
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Join us to discuss ways to find external funding for your upcoming projects. From curriculum development to community collaborations, research to equipment, grant funding can help get your project off the ground. In this session, we will review ways to find public and private sources of funding, including grants.gov and PIVOT.


Study Abroad Program Development

Wednesday, February 8, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Boswell 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.


Automating Student Feedback & Encouragement

Wednesday, February 8, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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Providing students with meaningful feedback can greatly enhance learning and improve student achievement but we don’t always have time to provide feedback on an individual basis for everything a student does in a course. In this workshop, you will learn how to utilize both Release Conditions and Intelligent Agents to provide students with a personalized feedback and encouragement system that will help you use your time more efficiently.


Assessment Extravaganza

Thursday, February 9, 2:30-4:30
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Convocation Hall
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Study Abroad Health, Safety & Policies

Wednesday, February 15, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Boswell 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.


Open Access: An Introduction

Wednesday, February 15, 3:30-4:30
Mabee Library room 206B
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The first of three workshops on Open Access. Attendance of all three workshops is encouraged. Open Access textbooks and Open Educational Resources provide innovative solutions for faculty to provide students free access to reliable scholarly textbooks and other learning materials. In this workshop participants will discuss how Open Access is defined, creative commons licensing, and popular resources to explore.


Community Engagement Lunch: When Things go Wrong

Thursday, February 16, 12:00-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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“Best laid plans of mice and men….”  Have you had a HICEP that didn’t go quite as you expected? Maybe students who didn’t come through or you had different expectations between you and your community partner? Find out what could go wrong and how to prevent misunderstandings.


OSP Hot Topic Brown Bag

Tuesday, February 21, 11:30-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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As part of the OSP’s continuing effort to inform and assist with post-award grant management, this session with highlight best practices relevant to a specific topic or area of grant management, including those topics featured in the “Hot Topic Tuesday” monthly email. This session is designed to provide information useful and applicable to faculty or staff managing a current grant award or preparing an application for a new award.


Provide Immediate Feedback with Online Assessment

Tuesday, February 21, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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Providing students with meaningful feedback can greatly enhance learning and improve student achievement but we don’t always have time to provide feedback on an individual basis for every assessment. Using D2L quizzes, you can provide students with immediate and consistent feedback without spending the time of meeting with each student individually. In this workshop you will get to create an online quiz and experiment with the feedback options.


Open Access: Textbooks & Journals

Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-4:30
Mabee Library room 206B
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The second of three workshops on Open Access. Open Access textbooks and Open Educational Resources provide innovative solutions for faculty to provide students free access to reliable scholarly textbooks and other learning materials. In this workshop participants will get hands-on with Open Access and Open Educational Resources by exploring relevant resources and reviewing them with a discussion to follow.”


Flipping the Classroom

Thursday, February 23, 3:15-4:15
Brock room
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

By using "flipped classroom" model you use technology to convey content outside of the classroom, freeing up more time for meaningful, interactive activities during class time.  Come learn about some of the basic principles of flipping and learn about how several faculty around campus are utilizing the flipped classroom model.


Managing Conflict in the Classroom

Monday, February 27, 3:00-4:30
Memorial Union Vogel room
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What are some ways that faculty and staff can de-escalate or avoid situations of classroom conflict? An overview of strategies will be presented and discussed.


March

Open Access: In the Classroom & Beyond

Wednesday, March 1, 3:30-4:30
Mabee Library room 206B
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The third workshop on Open Access. Open Access textbooks and Open Educational Resources provide innovative solutions for faculty to provide students free access to reliable scholarly textbooks and other learning materials. In this workshop participants will explore Open Access and pedagogy, learn about Open Access resource adoption, and look at some tools for implementation in the classroom.


Gamification Part 1

Thursday, March 2, 3:15-4:15
AW101
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

Is student motivation a problem in your class?  Educators across the country are turning to the serious, but fun strategy of gamification to increase student engagement and enhance student learning.  Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems.  This gamified workshop will introduce you to the foundations of gamification (motivational psychology) and game design technique.

Part 1 is an introduction to the concepts and use of it in a classroom setting

Part 2 is hands on in a computer lab setting it up in D2L (Learning how to make badges, and using release conditions and intelligent agents in D2L.)


Teaching Circle - Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement

Thursday, March 2, 9 & 16, 3:30-4:30
Benton Hall room 401
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OSP Grant Maker Space

Friday, March 3, 12:00-1:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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This session is an open-door drop in session designed for faculty/staff working on a grant proposal. There are no strings attached—simply a monthly opportunity dedicated to preparing that grant proposal, building momentum, and gaining informal peer feedback on a proposal. Regardless of the stage of proposal development, this informal meeting will offer a supportive work session designed to facilitate work on your grant proposal. The OSP staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance, if requested; otherwise, you are welcome to drop in, share productive energy with colleagues, and/or write your proposal!


OSP Searching for Grants

Friday, March 3, 2:00-3:30
Bennett Computer Center room 102
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Join us to discuss ways to find external funding for your upcoming projects. From curriculum development to community collaborations, research to equipment, grant funding can help get your project off the ground. In this session, we will review ways to find public and private sources of funding, including grants.gov and PIVOT.


Teaching Circle - Building Advisory Boards That Matter

Tuesday, March 7, 14 & 21, 3:15-4:15
Brock room
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

An ACTE publication that will help you develop an effective board for your CTE program. In this book, you will also learn how to effectively engage key stakeholders, whether they are members of business and industry organizations, community groups, certification or postsecondary programs, parents, students or general citizens. Advisory boards give form and structure to stakeholder engagement and are a valuable focal point for implementing your stakeholder engagement program. This book will help you create an advisory board that helps you steer your program, build capacity, pull in new resources and expertise, and provide students and staff with opportunities they could never realize otherwise. All it takes is the right attitude, an understanding of what advisory boards can be, some strategic thinking and a little leg work. In short, anyone can build a powerful and productive advisory board—this book will show you what it can look like and how you can build your own.


Using D2L Rubrics to Provide Effective Student Feedback

Tuesday, March 7, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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Do you want a better way to provide assignment requirements to students? Do you want an easier way to grade students’ assignments? Rubrics can ease the process of understanding what is expected in an assignment AND make grading easier. In this workshop you will learn how to create an electronic rubric and grade student submissions simply by clicking boxes.


Wednesday Webinar: What Activities and Assignments Promote Critical Thinking?

Wednesday, March 8, 3:30-4:15
Morgan Hall room 203
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Learn to create a discipline-specific strategy to grow your students’ critical thinking skills, identify critical thinking content, and adapt your courses accordingly. This program will give you a clearer and deeper understanding of critical thinking and how to teach it in your courses.


Gamification Part 2

Thursday, March 9, 3:15-4:15
AW101
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

Is student motivation a problem in your class?  Educators across the country are turning to the serious, but fun strategy of gamification to increase student engagement and enhance student learning.  Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems.  This gamified workshop will introduce you to the foundations of gamification (motivational psychology) and game design technique.

Part 1 is an introduction to the concepts and use of it in a classroom setting

Part 2 is hands on in a computer lab setting it up in D2L (Learning how to make badges, and using release conditions and intelligent agents in D2L.)


Community Engagement Lunch: Successful Projects Showcase

Wednesday, March 15, 12:00-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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Show and tell. Successful project showcase. Show off your HICEP project or come get ideas for ways to work with a community partner.


Using Screencasting to Provide Effective Student Feedback

Wednesday, March 15, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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Would you like to sit down with every student and go over their assignment submissions with them but scheduling appointments is a pain? Screencasting can bridge the gap between you and your student’s schedules. In this workshop, you will learn to record your notes and suggestions when you have time and send it to the student for them to view at their convenience.


OSP Hot Topic Brown Bag

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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As part of the OSP’s continuing effort to inform and assist with post-award grant management, this session with highlight best practices relevant to a specific topic or area of grant management, including those topics featured in the “Hot Topic Tuesday” monthly email. This session is designed to provide information useful and applicable to faculty or staff managing a current grant award or preparing an application for a new award.


OSP Searching for Grants

Thursday, March 23, 10:00-11:30
Bennett Computer Center room 102
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Join us to discuss ways to find external funding for your upcoming projects. From curriculum development to community collaborations, research to equipment, grant funding can help get your project off the ground. In this session, we will review ways to find public and private sources of funding, including grants.gov and PIVOT.


April

Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Objective Items?

Wednesday, April 5, 3:30-4:15
Morgan Hall room 203
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Learn how to assess most critical thinking skills using an assortment of methods, such as true/false, matching, multiple choice, and multiple true/false tests. Receive step-by-step instruction for designing objective items to assess particular cognitive operations in critical thinking skills for a wide range of disciplines.


OSP Grant Maker Space

Friday, April 7, 12:00-1:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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This session is an open-door drop in session designed for faculty/staff working on a grant proposal. There are no strings attached—simply a monthly opportunity dedicated to preparing that grant proposal, building momentum, and gaining informal peer feedback on a proposal. Regardless of the stage of proposal development, this informal meeting will offer a supportive work session designed to facilitate work on your grant proposal. The OSP staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance, if requested; otherwise, you are welcome to drop in, share productive energy with colleagues, and/or write your proposal!


Common Uses of Washburn Video

Wednesday, April 12, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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Washburn has our own video server (much like YouTube). Dale Rusche from Instructional Services will explain how some faculty are already using the Washburn Video server and demonstrate how you can use it too.


OSP Writing the Grant

Friday, April 14, 2:00-3:30
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Martin room
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This workshop offers training in developing a grant proposal for submission. Participants will learn best practices for devising a timeline for preparing a proposal; preparing goals, objectives, and evaluation methods that respond to a specific funding opportunity; and, peer reviewing proposal drafts. By the end of the training, participants will have a template for preparing future grant proposals.


OSP Hot Topic Brown Bag

Tuesday, April 18, 11:30-1:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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As part of the OSP’s continuing effort to inform and assist with post-award grant management, this session with highlight best practices relevant to a specific topic or area of grant management, including those topics featured in the “Hot Topic Tuesday” monthly email. This session is designed to provide information useful and applicable to faculty or staff managing a current grant award or preparing an application for a new award.


Face to Face Discussion at a Distance

Tuesday, April 18, 3:30-4:30
Henderson room 108
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Whether teaching a course to students across the country or brining in a guest speaker from the other side of the world, video conferencing can easily connect people who would not normally get the chance to meet face to face. In this session we will show how to use Zoom to run your own video conference.


Tech Showcase

Tuesday, April 25, 3:15-4:15
AW101
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Please note that this event will take place at the Huntoon campus

Share what worked for you this year in the classroom/lab.


Celebration of Teaching

Thursday, April 27, 3:30-5:30
Memorial Union Kansas room
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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.


May

OSP Grant Maker Space

Friday, May 5, 12:00-1:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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This session is an open-door drop in session designed for faculty/staff working on a grant proposal. There are no strings attached—simply a monthly opportunity dedicated to preparing that grant proposal, building momentum, and gaining informal peer feedback on a proposal. Regardless of the stage of proposal development, this informal meeting will offer a supportive work session designed to facilitate work on your grant proposal. The OSP staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance, if requested; otherwise, you are welcome to drop in, share productive energy with colleagues, and/or write your proposal!


June

OSP Grant Maker Space

Friday, June 2, 12:00-1:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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This session is an open-door drop in session designed for faculty/staff working on a grant proposal. There are no strings attached—simply a monthly opportunity dedicated to preparing that grant proposal, building momentum, and gaining informal peer feedback on a proposal. Regardless of the stage of proposal development, this informal meeting will offer a supportive work session designed to facilitate work on your grant proposal. The OSP staff will be available to answer questions and provide assistance, if requested; otherwise, you are welcome to drop in, share productive energy with colleagues, and/or write your proposal!