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.
The C-TEL office will be closed during the month of June and open intermittently during the month of July. We hope you enjoy your summer, and if your schedule allows, please consider joining us in one of our summer offerings.
Wednesdays, June 8 - July 13, 1:00 - 2:15 pm
This Teaching Matters workshop will walk you step-by-step through the phases of course design and introduce a taxonomy for significant learning. The approach emphasizes a backwards-design to creating college courses. If you are interested in revamping a course or designing a new course, this teaching matters will be helpful. Participants will attend six sessions over the course of the summer (When you sign up for the first day, you will automatically be signed up for the other five). This TMLC will be led by Dr. Michael McGuire. The text, Creating Significant Learning Experiences, by L. Dee Fink is available in the C-TEL office.
August 1 - 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This intensive, hands-on seminar will offer participants the opportunity to create or revise a course through backwards design. (When you sign up for the first day, you will automatically be signed up for the other three days.) This institute will be facilitated by Dr. Melanie Burdick. Readings will be provided electronically to participants upon registration.
August 8 - 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
This institute will focus on teaching methods and campus connections that are especially applicable to the adjunct instructor. The institute will take place over three full days (When you sign up for the first day, you will automatically be signed up for the other two days.) There are only ten spaces available, and this institute is open only to adjuncts. Upon completion of the institute, participants will receive a $200.00 stipend. This institute will be co-facilitated by the Karen Kapusta-Pofahl, C-TEL Fellow for adjunct support and an adjunct professor TBA. Readings will be provided electronically to participants upon registration.