Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL)

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Email: ctel@washburn.edu, location: Morgan Hall 204, phone: 785.670.2835 (CTEL), hours: 9-3 Mon-Fri

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About Us

C-TEL Staff

ctel staff group photo (Arthur Veiga Rocha, Cat Jaynes, Melanie Burdick, and Sue Taylor-Owens)
Arthur Veiga Rocha (Student Worker), Cat Jaynes (Administrative Assistant), Melanie Burdick (Director), and Sue Taylor-Owens (Instructional Designer)

Dr. Melanie Burdick

Dr. Melanie Burdick is the Director of C-TEL and an Associate Professor of English. She has a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching (with an emphasis in composition and rhetoric) from KU, and a MA in English literature from University of Missouri -- Kansas City. She has been teaching since 1993, and has been at Washburn since 2011.

Sue Taylor-Owens

Sue Taylor-Owens is the Instructional Designer. She earned her Master of Science in Education, Information Technology emphasis, from the University of Nebraska - Kearney. She has been working as the Instructional Designer at Washburn since 2008.

Cat Jaynes

Cat Jaynes is the Administrative Specialist for both C-TEL and Assessment. She has been at Washburn since 2016

Arthur Veiga Rocha

Arthur Veiga Rocha is C-TEL's student worker. He is a triple major and on the Washburn football team.

Michael Clouser

Michael Clouser is the C-TEL Washburn Tech Coordinator. He is a technical instructor in the Transportation Division at Washburn Tech. Michael is our point-person at Tech assuring that instructors at Tech have opportunities for technical education and faculty development.

Teaching Fellows

Zach Frank Chaz Havens
Zach Frank
Assistant Professor, SAS
(Technology Use and Availability)
Chaz Havens
Technical Instructor, Washburn Tech
(Technology Use and Availability)
Jericho Hockett Kelly McClendon
Jericho Hockett
Assistant Professor, CAS
(Active Learning Pedagogy)
Kelly McClendon
Lecturer, CAS
(Adjunct Faculty Support)
Amy Memmer Kathy Menzie
Amy Memmer
Assistant Professor, SAS
(Active Learning Pedagogy)
Kathy Menzie
Professor, CAS
(HICEPs)
Tracy Routsong Sandra Tutwiler
Tracy Routsong
Professor, CAS
(Teaching Consultation Coordinator)
Sandra Tutwiler
Professor, CAS
(Teaching and Learning Diversity)

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL) is to promote excellence and innovation in teaching and enhance student learning at Washburn University and Washburn Tech.

C-TEL works collaboratively within the university community to develop and sustain a university culture that values and rewards teaching in all its forms and venues, respects and supports differences among learners, and creates enriched learning environments in which diverse students, faculty, and staff can excel.  We act as a resource for the university community by offering a wide array of research-based programs and services that support teaching.  We serve as a catalyst for university-wide dialogue that fosters a shared vision of teaching excellence and learning-centered education at Washburn and Washburn Tech.

Our Goals

The goals of the staff of C-TEL are to:

  • Create a community of faculty, staff and peer student educators focused on the craft of teaching.
  • Promote continued awareness of best practices in teaching and learning as reflected in literature.
  • Promote and support the effective use of new technologies in the learning process to enhance student learning.
  • Facilitate the use of teaching strategies that engage students in active learning.
  • Promote and support the diffusion of diversity into courses, curricula, and co-curricular learning.
  • Support research related to teaching and learning through assessment of student learning.
  • Promote the use of dynamic high impact practices to enhance student learning.
  • Promote and support the scholarship of teaching and learning.

2017-2018 Schedule

August

Basic D2L Training (New Faculty)

Wednesday, August 9, 1:00-3:00
Henderson room 108
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Recommended for anyone new to teaching with a learning management system in general or D2L in particular. This will include an introduction to D2L basics including adding files and using the grade book.


Advanced D2L Training (New Faculty)

Friday, August 11, 9:00-11:00
Henderson room 108
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Recommended for anyone who has used D2L in the past and anyone who has experience teaching on-line courses. This workshop will led by participants’ own questions and ideas and will extend their past use of D2L.


Morning Open House

Monday, August 28, 9:00-11:00
Morgan Hall room 204
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C-TEL is celebrating the beginning of the 2017-18 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 2017-18 faculty fellows and new C-TEL staff.


Afternoon Open House

Monday, August 28, 3:00-5:00
Morgan Hall room 204
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C-TEL is celebrating the beginning of the 2017-18 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 2017-18 faculty fellows and new C-TEL staff.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, August 29, 11:30-1:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


Internal Grants Workshop

Tuesday, August 29, 3:30-4:30
Memorial Union Kansas room
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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.


Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning

Wednesday, August 30, 1:00-2:15
Wednesday, September 13, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, September 27, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, October 11, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, November 1, 1:00-2:15pm
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).

This Teaching Matters Learning Community (led by Amy Memmer and Jericho Hockett) is designed to facilitate faculty and staff explorations of student-centered active learning strategies, including developing and trouble-shooting activities, problems, and lessons. Participants will be asked to complete readings, short reflexive pieces, and some basic research. By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the benefits and limitations of active learning strategies
  2. Practice a concrete set of active learning strategies in your classrooms, including through use of available active learning technologies
  3. Distinguish among strategies appropriate for different learning contexts (in person, online)
  4. Begin developing relevant active learning strategies
  5. Evaluate active learning teaching practices

September

QOCI: Online Course Design Course

Saturday, September 2 - November 19
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! C-TEL is offering the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI). This program is designed to help you design a great online course!

This a real-time online 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 or an assignment every other week.


QOCI: Managing Active Online Course

Saturday, September 2 - November 19
Online
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Learning is not a passive process; it requires action, experience, and engagement. This course emphasizes the need to think about online instruction in more active terms. During this course, faculty will reflect upon how they manage their online courses with the aim of helping faculty create and manage meaningful learning experiences in the online environment.

This is a real-time, fully online course taught by Becky Dodge, about managing a meaningful and active online course.


Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, September 5, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Self-Care Workshop

Tuesday, September 5, 2:00-3:15
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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Do you find yourself getting overwhelmed as the semester progresses?  Be proactive. This workshop will discuss the physiological and psychological aspects of stress and its management.  Several experiential exercises related to stress management will be included.  Resources related to stress management will also be provided.


Online Course Show & Tell

Wednesday, September 6, 12:00-1:00
Online
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Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Vickie Kelly will present a course from her Master of Health Science program.


Teaching Circle: Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

Wednesday, September 6, 2:00-3:00 (Morgan Hall room 205)
Wednesday, September 13, 2:00-3:00pm (Morgan Hall room 205)
Wednesday, September 20, 2:00-3:00pm (Memorial Union Rice room)
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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 3 dates).

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 this website: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415836692


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies

Thursday, September 7, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab. Focus on Competencies.


Classroom Management and Leadership

Thursday, September 7, 3:30-4:30
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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This session is a fun introduction to classroom management, offering a few practical tips, scenarios and solutions to consider as you being to lead your students to success. We will discuss fundamental cornerstones you can build the rest of your classroom management strategy on and being implementing the very next class you lead.


Promotion and Tenure

Friday, September 8, 2:00-4:00
Memorial Union Kansas room Room
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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.


Cultural Lenses-Including International Students in the Campus Experience Postponed

Monday, September 11, 3:00-4:30
International House Great Room
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Do you have some international students in your classes?  As part of your advisee list? Or coming to your department?  How do they see the campus experience through their cultural lenses?  This practical session will explore varying cultural views of the college classroom and discuss best practices for welcoming and inclusive activities in your classroom as well as information and resources to help you reach out to international students whom you advise or see in your department office.


Teaching Slam

Wednesday, September 13, 3:30-5:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Convocation Hall
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This will be fast-paced and fun workshop where all participants will walk away with great new teaching ideas. Our presenters will be: Angela Duncan, Dmitri Nizovtsev, Gloria Dye, Jennifer Ball, Mike Russell, and Danny Wade. Presenters will be limited to seven minutes to share a teaching idea, strategy, or activity that has proven successful in their own classrooms. Besides the presentations, we will also have refreshments and time for questions and discussion.


Classroom Management and Student Motivation

Thursday, September 14, 3:30-4:30
Memorial Union Lincoln room
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A follow up session to our classroom management and leadership or can even be attended as a stand-alone training. How we motivate students is key to helping them succeed. We will take a distinct look at students, leaders and motivating strategies you can use to help maintain a productive classroom environment.


Teaching Matters: Creating Inclusive Learning Communities Cancelled

Friday, September 15, 1:00-2:30
Friday, September 29, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, October 13, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, November 3, 1:00-2:30pm
Friday, November 17, 1:00-2:30pm
Garvey room 231
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You only need to register for this event (once you are registered for this event you will be automatically registered for all 5 dates).

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

This Teaching Matters explores how our thinking and actions about teaching to diversity can shift when we consider how interacting aspects of our students’ and our identities contribute to classroom dynamics. Faculty will select one course as a focus to think about questions such as:

  • What aspects of identity do I privilege over others in my course content and pedagogical approaches?
  • What strategies can I employ to address diverse identities as I teach?
  • What strategies can I implement to encourage communication to further understanding of intersectional diversity?
  • How can I include culturally relevant pedagogies in a course where students are homogenous and seemingly little diversity exists?

At the conclusion of the Teaching Matters, faculty will be invited to celebrate one or more change(s) they implemented or plan to implement in a course.


Dr. Kathy Obear Webinar on How To Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

Tuesday, September 19, 1:00-2:30
Memorial Union Kansas room
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Many faculty members are experiencing a significant increase in both the frequency and the intensity of difficult dialogues in their classrooms. Their ability to engage students and facilitate meaningful dialogue in these moments not only furthers learning, but can also impact student success. Mismanaged conversations often result in unresolved issues, misunderstanding, and simmering conflict that undermine learning outcomes and campus-wide goals to create inclusive campus environments.


Study Abroad Program Development

Wednesday, September 20, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood 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.


Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Create a Lively, Yet Functional, Online Classroom?

Wednesday, September 20, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 205
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Explore ways to run an efficient, predictable online classroom and, at the same time, make students feel that they have an authentic, transparent relationship with you.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, September 21, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Facilitating Team-Based Learning: More Than Just Group Work

Thursday, September 21, 3:30-5:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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Maybe there is an “I” in team? This workshop will discuss how incorporating a team based learning approach can actually enhance individual accountability in the classroom.  Participants will learn about the benefits of team based learning, how to properly implement it, and leave with strategies they can use in the classroom to increase engagement and enhance individual accountability.


Writing Across the Curriculum: Using Writing as a Tool for Learning Cancelled

Monday, September 25, 3:00-4:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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This workshop will discuss how incorporating a team based learning approach can actually enhance individual accountability in the classroom.  Participants will learn about the benefits of team based learning, how to properly implement it, and leave with strategies they can use in the classroom to increase engagement and enhance individual accountability.


Swivl Personalized Observation Workshop

Wednesday, September 27, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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Introduction to using the Swivl and personalized observations.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Friday, September 29, 11:30-1:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


October

Online Course Show & Tell

Monday, October 2, 12:00-1:00
Online
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Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Keith Farwell will present a course from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.


Lunch with Guest Speaker, Dr. Doris Wright Carroll - Deconstructing Microaggressions in the Classroom

Wednesday, October 4, 12:00-1:30
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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Dr. Doris Wright Carroll is Associate Professor within the College of Education at Kansas State University. She is an expert in multicultural competency in graduate distance education and academic advising. Her current research interests involve racial and gendered microaggressions in distance education communication. Dr. Carroll has taught online for more than fifteen years and is a recognized leader in the area of multicultural online curriculum assessment and online instruction.


University-Wide Guest Speaker, Dr. Doris Wright Carroll - Creating an Inclusive Online Learning Environment

Wednesday, October 4, 3:00-4:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
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Dr. Doris Wright Carroll is Associate Professor within the College of Education at Kansas State University. She is an expert in multicultural competency in graduate distance education and academic advising. Her current research interests involve racial and gendered microaggressions in distance education communication. Dr. Carroll has taught online for more than fifteen years and is a recognized leader in the area of multicultural online curriculum assessment and online instruction.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, October 5, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Teaching Circle: Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

Thursday, October 5, 2:15-3:15pm
Thursday, October 12, 2:15-3:15pm
Thursday, October 19, 2:15-3:15pm
Morgan room 205
Register Here

You only need to registered for this event (once you are registered on this event you will be automatically registered for all 3 dates).

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 this website: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415836692


Writing Course Outcomes for Course Assessment

Monday, October 9, 2:30-3:30
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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Writing outcomes for a new course can be daunting, especially when you are also deciding how to best assess them.  Come to this workshop to learn how to write outcomes for your content and student skill-level. We'll also discuss how to choose the assessment instrument to measure them.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Course Building & Assessments

Thursday, October 12, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab. Focus on course building/assessments.


Choosing the Right Type of Assessment: Formative, Summative, Low-stakes, or High-stakes

Tuesday, October 17, 2:30-3:30
Memorial Union Lincoln room
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Confused by all the assessment jargon? Come to this workshop to learn the basic types of assessments. We’ll look at scenarios where each type might work best and help you identify what will work best for your teaching.


Wednesday Webinar: What are the Secrets to Providing Highly Effective Feedback?

Wednesday, October 18, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 205
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You’ll learn ways to give substantive feedback and recycle comments to save time and effort. You’ll see the type of questions that help or hinder student achievement and acquire tips to ignite students’ curiosity, respect their thinking, and stoke their engagement.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, October 19, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


A Buffet of Effective Teaching: Using Bloom’s and Depth of Knowledge to Improve Your Teaching

Thursday, October 19, 2:00-4:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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Create an engaging and interactive classroom by applying higher order thinking skills (from Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge) and connecting them to effective teaching practices. Come to this workshop and discover how to add depth to your students’ thinking while brushing up on your teaching skills!


Teaching Circle: The Courage to Teach

Friday, October 20, 1:00-2:00
Friday, October 27, 1:00-2:00pm
Friday, November 3, 1:00-2:00pm
Morgan Hall room 203
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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 3 dates).

This book is for teachers who have good days and bad — and whose bad days bring the suffering that comes only from something one loves. It is for teachers who refuse to harden their hearts, because they love learners, learning, and the teaching life.


An Introduction to High Impact Community Engagement Practices (HICEPs)

Monday, October 23, 3:00-4:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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How can you provide an amazing experience for students, fill a need for a community organization, and have a scholarship-worthy project, all in the context of your teaching? A HICEP (High Impact Community Engagement Practice) can engage your students in a new way, as you partner with a community organization to provide a project that benefits the students, the organization and you. Come find out what a HICEP means and how you can work with a community partner to bring about real change in students and in the community. We’ll also talk about ways to use the HICEP project as an opportunity to enhance your scholarship.


Study Abroad Health, Safety, and Policies

Wednesday, October 25, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood 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.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Thursday, October 26, 11:30-1:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


Swivl Personalized Observation Team

Thursday, October 26, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

Sharing classroom observations with the Swivl.


Interacting in Online Courses: Basics and Strategies

Friday, October 27, 12:00-1:00
Garvey room 231
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How do you keep in touch with your online students? Come discuss tactics and ideas in this interactive session. Whether you have taught several online courses, or if you are preparing your first, this is meant to be an exchange of ideas. Discussion boards, synchronous versus asynchronous communication, Zoom, and pre-set communication are all topics to be covered.


November

New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Classroom Management

Thursday, November 2, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab. Focus on Classroom Management.


Teaching Circle: Teaching Naked

Thursday, November 2, 3:30-4:30
Thursday, November 9, 3:30-4:30pm
Thursday, November 16, 3:30-4:30pm
Morgan Hall room 203
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(When you sign up for the first day, you will automatically be signed up for the other two)

You've heard about "flipping your classroom"—now find out how to do it! Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundly changing education and that if students are going to continue to pay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to provide more than what can be found online and maximize "naked" face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates how technology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to class more prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offers practical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engage students with new technology while restructuring classes into more active learning environments.


Faculty Luncheon: What Do Our Students Say About Washburn? (Results from the National Survey of Student Engagement)

Friday, November 3, 11:30-1:00
Pavilion McGivern room
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Jillian Kinzie, Ph.D., a NSSE Institute & NILOA Senior Scholar, from NSSE will be our guest to explain Washburn’s results, answer our questions, and facilitate discussion regarding what we can do with this important data. Here’s just a taste of the survey results:

  • Washburn’s first-year students scored higher than the comparison group in the area of student-faculty interaction; but scored lower than the comparison group in the area of collaborative learning.
  • 90% of seniors reported that their experience at Washburn has contributed “very much” or “quite a bit” to their knowledge, skills, and personal development in thinking critically and creatively.
  • 78% of seniors reported that their experience at Washburn has contributed “very much” or “quite a bit” to their knowledge, skills, and personal development in writing clearly and effectively; and 68% of seniors reported the same for speaking clearly and effectively.

Contract Grading

Monday, November 6, 11:00-12:00
Memorial Union Vogel room
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Contract grading systems have their root in the writing classroom, but that doesn’t mean the ideas upon which they’re based don’t have a use within other disciplines, as well. This workshop will introduce some philosophies foundational to a contract-based method of grading and help instructors think of ways contracts can be used in their own classes to help emphasize student responsibility, shift emphasis away from one-off assessment of skills, and draw attention to the development of skills through revision and “putting in the work.”


Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, November 7, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Online Course Show & Tell

Wednesday, November 8, 12:00-1:00
Online
Register Here

Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Tracy Routsong will present one of her Communications courses.


Online Course Navigation & Structure

Wednesday, November 8, 3:30-4:30
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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What kind of course navigation structure allows students to interact fluidly with online course content? One of the most basic tasks that a distance education instructor must perform is to structure their course in an intuitive way. Students should be able to navigate the structure of an online course with ease and find what they need with minimal effort. In this workshop, we’ll offer practical suggestions for structuring your course content and making it a breeze for students to navigate your course.


How Stereotype Threat Affects Students' Academic Performance

Friday, November 10, 11:00-12:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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Stereotype Threat is the name given to any set of circumstances under which people either feel at threat of, or actually do conform to negative stereotypes about their social group. When this occurs to students it can, amongst other things, adversely affect their academic performance. In this workshop, we will look at Stereotype Threat in more detail, including its pervasiveness in the classroom, and offer practical tips for recognizing and preventing it.


Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Making our Courses Accessible for All

Monday, November 13, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
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Welcoming All! Come learn about the basic ideas of universal design for learning (UDL) and how it benefits all students, including those with disabilities. You will have the opportunity to transform one of your current assignments or activities into one that utilizes UDL and invites engagement of each student in your classroom.


Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty

Wednesday, November 15, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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Are you interested in bringing the world to your classroom?  This workshop will highlight international resources available to WU Faculty such as an International Sweet Sabbatical, Magellan Faculty Exchange, and funding available for scholarly /creative presentations and uncompensated teaching through the International Travel Fund.  Faculty will share how they incorporate their international experience into curriculum development and International Programs Staff will share the process of applying and navigating the logistics on and off campus.


Wednesday Webinar: Writing Better Multiple Choice Questions

Wednesday, November 15, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 205
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Examine common question-writing pitfalls and learn item analysis, so you can examine the performance of your questions and determine how to refine them for next time.


Swivl Personalized Observation Team

Thursday, November 16, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

Sharing classroom observations with the Swivl.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, November 29, 11:30-1:30
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


Winter Social

Wednesday, November 29, 3:00-5:00
Memorial Union 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.


December

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, December 5, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Online Course Show & Tell

Wednesday, December 6, 12:00-1:00
Online
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Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Melanie Worsley will present one of her Criminal Justice courses.


Winter Online Adjunct Institute

Thursday, December 21 - Tuesday, January 9
Online
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This institute has been developed to provide an opportunity for focused professional development for WU adjunct instructors on the classroom environment, course design, and active learning.  It is also an opportunity for adjuncts to share ideas for teaching excellence and learning. 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to

  • apply knowledge about making the classroom environment welcoming and inclusive
  • select and apply current course design methods to course load
  • use a variety of active learning strategies in the classroom to improve student learning

Participants who complete the entire online course will receive a stipend of $150.


January

Course Design Boot Camp

January 10-12 from 9:00am-12:00pm
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 3 dates).

Join Melanie Burdick and Sue Taylor-Owens in this intensive, hands-on seminar. We will offer participants the opportunity to create or revise a course through backwards design. All course types are welcome (in-person, hybrid, and online).


Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning

January 10-12 from 1:00-3:30
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 3 dates).

This Teaching Matters Learning Community (led by Amy Memmer and Jericho Hockett) is designed to facilitate faculty and staff explorations of student-centered active learning strategies, including developing and trouble-shooting activities, problems, and lessons. Participants will be asked to complete readings, short reflexive pieces, and some basic research. By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the benefits and limitations of active learning strategies
  2. Practice a concrete set of active learning strategies in your classrooms, including through use of available active learning technologies
  3. Distinguish among strategies appropriate for different learning contexts (in person, online)
  4. Begin developing relevant active learning strategies
  5. Evaluate active learning teaching practices

Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning

Wednesday, January 24, 1:00-2:15
Wednesday, February 7, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, February 21, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, March 7, 1:00-2:15pm
Wednesday, March 28, 1:00-2:15pm
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).

This Teaching Matters Learning Community (led by Amy Memmer and Jericho Hockett) is designed to facilitate faculty and staff explorations of student-centered active learning strategies, including developing and trouble-shooting activities, problems, and lessons. Participants will be asked to complete readings, short reflexive pieces, and some basic research. By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Define the benefits and limitations of active learning strategies
  2. Practice a concrete set of active learning strategies in your classrooms, including through use of available active learning technologies
  3. Distinguish among strategies appropriate for different learning contexts (in person, online)
  4. Begin developing relevant active learning strategies
  5. Evaluate active learning teaching practices

Giving Students Feedback in Online Courses

Wednesday, January 24, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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Many instructors of online courses struggle with providing useful, effective, timely feedback to their students, and many of us may feel that we are alone in trying to improve or redesign the way we comment on or respond to student assignments. If you would like to know more about possible ways of providing and designing feedback to your online students and exchange ideas and experiences with other online instructors, join us for this workshop, which will offer both insights from recent scholarship on online instruction and practical suggestions.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, Janurary 30, 12:00-1:00
Morgan Hall room 205
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Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


February

QOCI: Online Course Design Course

Saturday, February 3 - April 29
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! C-TEL is offering the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI). This program is designed to help you design a great online course!

This a real-time online 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 or an assignment every other week.


QOCI: Managing Active Online Course

Saturday, February 3 - April 15
Online
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Learning is not a passive process; it requires action, experience, and engagement. This course emphasizes the need to think about online instruction in more active terms. During this course, faculty will reflect upon how they manage their online courses with the aim of helping faculty create and manage meaningful learning experiences in the online environment.

This is a real-time, fully online course taught by Becky Dodge, about managing a meaningful and active online course.


Online Course Show & Tell

Monday, February 5, 12:00-1:00
Online
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Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format and recorded (when possible).

This time Angela Duncan will present one of her Psychology courses.


Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, February 6, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Teaching Circle - Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Wednesday, February 7, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, February 14, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, February 21, 2:00-3:00
Morgan Hall room 203
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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 3 dates).

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.


Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Minutes?

Wednesday, February 7, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. Discover how UDL benefits all students and gives extra support to vulnerable groups, including single parents, working students, and military learners.


Assessment Extravaganza

Thursday, February 8, 2:30-4:30
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Convocation Hall
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The theme of this year’s Assessment Extravaganza will be “Reflection on Assessment”.  Results of multi-year testing as well as the results of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the HERI Faculty Survey will be highlighted in poster presentations. Participants will be asked to reflect with presenters on what this means to you as faculty or staff at Washburn, where are we excelling and what do we need to improve.  Bring your best ideas and join us for dialogue and refreshments.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies

Thursday, February 8, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab. Focus on Competencies.


Staying in the Conversation: Students’ Online Diversity Discussions

Tuesday, February 13, 2:30-3:45
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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This workshop begins with an analysis of categories of students’ responses to diversity-related topics during online discussions. The analysis is followed by review and discussion of follow-up guided reflective essays (with rubric) as a means for facilitating student growth along diversity issues and encouraging them to remain in conversation about diversity (which some may find challenging). Faculty are invited to share processes they use to encourage student growth in conversations about diversity.


Study Abroad Program Development

Wednesday, February 14, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood 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.


HICEPs How-Tos Workshop

Tuesday, February 20, 1:00-2:00
Memorial Union Vogel room
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How do you design a hicep project/course/class that benefits both students and the community organization? How do you establish a partnership with a community organization? We’ll answer these questions and more in this workshop. You’ll learn what constitutes a hicep, what is important in planning a hicep, and how hiceps are “graded” or assessed. There will be many examples of successful hiceps and many ideas of how you can incorporate a hicep in one of your courses.


Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Build Community in My Online Classes?

Wednesday, February 21, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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Discover effective, easy-to-implement techniques to help instill in your online students the cooperation, trust, respect, and enthusiasm that are hallmarks of strong learning communities.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, February 22, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Monday, February 26, 12:00-1:00
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty

Wednesday, February 28, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
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Are you interested in bringing the world to your classroom?  This workshop will highlight international resources available to WU Faculty such as an International Sweet Sabbatical, Magellan Faculty Exchange, and funding available for scholarly /creative presentations and uncompensated teaching through the International Travel Fund.  Faculty will share how they incorporate their international experience into curriculum development and International Programs Staff will share the process of applying and navigating the logistics on and off campus.


March

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, March 6, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Days?

Wednesday, March 7, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. This program covers four effective UDL strategies that go beyond legal compliance requirements. You will finish with a 20-day plan to customize a learning experience for all students that will last throughout the course and beyond the classroom.


Online Course Show & Tell

Thursday, March 8, 12:00-1:00
Online
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Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format (so you can watch from your desk) and recorded (when possible).

This time Becky Dodge will present a course from the Radiation Therapy program.


Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Create Social Presence in My Online Class?

Wednesday, March 14, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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Learn the tools and techniques for successfully building social presence in online courses.

Excellence in Teaching: What Our Students Say

Tuesday, March 27, 1:00-2:00
Memorial Union Lincoln room
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Last November, 87 Washburn juniors and seniors were asked to describe what they thought excellent college teachers did both in and out of the classroom. Come to this workshop to hear the results of this survey and also brainstorm ideas of how you might be able to integrate this information into your own classroom practice.


Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Months?

Wednesday, March 28, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. In this program, you’ll discover specific places where students benefit the most from UDL principles. You’ll see how to provide learners with full alternative paths through your courses—and how to execute this in about 20 months.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Thursday, March 29, 12:00-1:00
Morgan Hall room 205
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Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Lesson Plans/Assessment

Thursday, March 29, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab.  Focus on Lesson Plans/ Assessments


April

Teaching Circle - Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice

Monday, April 2, 2:00-3:00
Monday, April 9, 2:00-3:00
Monday, April 16, 2:00-3:00
Morgan Hall room 203
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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 3 dates).

Come learn about making universal design for learning a reality in your classroom. Give access to all students with inclusive teaching strategies. Universal Design in Higher Education looks at the design of physical and technological environments at institutions of higher education; at issues pertaining to curriculum and instruction; and at the full array of student services. As greater numbers of students with disabilities attend postsecondary educational institutions, administrators have expressed increased interest in making their programs accessible to all students. This book provides both theoretical and practical guidance for practitioners as they work to turn this admirable goal into a reality.


Online Course Show & Tell

Thursday, April 5, 12:00-1:00
Online
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Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format (so you can watch from your desk) and recorded (when possible).

This time Keith Mazachek will present a self-paced Physics course.


Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, April 10, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Classroom Management

Thursday, April 12, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
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A guest instructor from the Huntoon campus will talk about what works for them in the classroom/lab.  Focus on Classroom Management


Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Use Controversial Issues to Build Cognitive Skills in My Students?

Wednesday, April 18, 3:30-4:30
Morgan Hall room 203
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Learn how to use difficult discussions to improve students’ ability to reason—and help them function as respectful members of a civil society.


Tenure & Promotion Workshop

Monday, April 23, 12:30-2:30
Memorial Union Kansas room
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Lunch and Learn

Thursday, April 26, 11:10-11:40
Basement Conference Center - Huntoon Campus
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This is just a chance for Instructors across campus to get together and discuss teaching methods and get to know each other. Something work well for you in your class? Tell us about it! Having problems in your class? Come talk to other instructors across campus and get some good advice. Just starting out as an instructor? This is a great place to ask questions.


Technology Lunch & Learn

Friday, April 27, 12:00-1:00
Morgan Hall room 205
Register Here

Bring your lunch and join us as we discuss technology that has worked, hasn't worked, and might work in your teaching. We will discuss the things you want to be able to do and how you might be able to do them using technology. Don't feel like you have to come for the whole discussion. Drop in and out as you need to.


May

Celebration of Teaching

Tuesday, May 1, 3:00-5:00
Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Convocation Hall
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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.


Online Course Show & Tell

Tuesday, May 8, 12:00-1:00
Online
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Would you like to see how other faculty structure and teach their online courses? As part of the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) program, each month a faculty will present one of their online courses and explain how they teach online. These presentations will be in webinar format (so you can watch from your desk) and recorded (when possible).

This time Chaz Havens will present a course from the Advanced Systems Technology program.

2016-2017 Event List

August

  • D2L Training Part 1 (August 23)
  • Morning Open House (August 25)
  • Evening Open House (August 25)
  • Internal Grant Workshop (August 30)
  • Programs to Improve Your Online Instruction (August 31)

September

  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course (September 5)
  • Strategies for Responding to Student Writing (September 6)
  • Wednesday Webinar: What Should I Do When a Student Cheats? (September 7)
  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies (September 8)
  • Teaching Matters Active Learning Strategies (September 9, 23, October 7, 21, & November 4)
  • Promotion and Tenure Workshop (September 9)
  • Teaching Circle - Team Based Learning (September 12, 19 & 26)
  • Teaching Circle - Putting Your Data to Work: Improving Instruction in Career & Technical Education (September 13, 20 & 27)
  • Community Engagement Lunch for Faculty (September 14)
  • Teaching Matters Stand and Deliver: Helping our students make effective presentations (September 19, 26, October 3, & 17)
  • OSP Hot Topic Brown Bag (September 20)
  • Study Abroad Program Development (September 21)
  • Using D2L Rubrics to Provide Effective Student Feedback (September 22)
  • OSP External Grants Workshop (September 23)
  • Teaching Matters Video (September 23, October 7, 21, November 4, & 18)
  • Degree Works Training (September 27, 28, & 29)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Reduce Student Apathy and Increase Motivation? (September 28)
  • D2L Training Part 2 (September 29)
  • Six Science-Backed Learning Strategies (September 29)

October

  • Wednesday Webinar: What Do Students Want in Online Courses? (October 5)
  • OSP Grant Maker Space (October 7)
  • Using Screencasting to Provide Effective Student Feedback (October 11)
  • Teaching Circle - Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect (October 12, 19 & 26)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: Creating Partnerships (October 13)
  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Lesson Plans (October 13)
  • OSP Searching for Grants (October 13)
  • Multi-level Teaching Panel (October 14)
  • From Syllabus to Final Exam: Aligning Teaching and Learning to Maximize Impact (October 18)
  • Beyond Term Papers and Tests: Designing Innovative Assessments to Foster Learning (October 18)
  • Not Just Bells and Whistles: Integrating Web 2.0 Technology in the Classroom (October 19)
  • Creating Quick and Easy Mini Lectures (October 24)
  • OSP Hot Topic Brown Bag (October 25)
  • OSP Searching for Grants (October 25)
  • Study Abroad Health, Safety & Policies (October 26)
  • D2L Training Part 3 (October 27)

November

  • Teaching Circle - Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect (November 2, 9 & 16)
  • Wednesday Webinar: Is There a Solution to Students Multitasking in Class? (November 2)
  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Assessments (November 3)
  • OSP Writing the Grant (November 3)
  • OSP Grant Maker Space (November 4)
  • Teaching Circle - What Great College Teachers Do (November 7, 14 & 21)
  • OSP Searching for Grants (November 7)
  • Teaching Circle - Scenario-based e-Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Online Workforce Learning (November 8, 15 & 22)
  • Encouraging More Efficient Group Collaboration (November 8)
  • Community Engagement Lunch Panel (November 9)
  • D2L Training Part 4 (November 10)
  • Creating Space for Mixed-Race Students (November 15)
  • Successful Team-Based Learning (November 16)

December

  • Winter Social (December 1)
  • Teaching Matters - Creative Course Condensing Planning: Creating an effective 8-week course (December 5)
  • What To-do? Student Checklists (December 6)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Prepare a SoTL Article for Publication? (December 7)
  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Classroom Management (December 8)
  • Morning & Afternoon Grade-In & Snacks (December 14)

January

  • Winter Adjunct Institute (January 8 - 15)
  • Teaching Matters - Creative Course Condensing: Creating an effective 8-week course (January 23, February 6, 20, March 6, 27, & April 10)
  • “Should I Wait Until After Tenure?” Fostering Public Scholarship For All Faculty Through Key Institutional Practices and Policies (January 30)
  • The Engaged Campus: Key Models for Powerful Teaching, Learning and Research (January 30)
  • What Does a “High Impact” Course Look Like, Anyway? (January 31)

February

  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Communicate to Engage Students and Encourage Learning? (February 1)
  • Teaching Matters - Create Inclusive Learning Communities (February 3, 17, March 10, April 7, & 21)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course (February 6 - May 5)
  • Automating Student Feedback & Encouragement (February 8)
  • Lunch and Learn Faculty Round-Table Discussion (February 9)
  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies (February 9)
  • Assessment Extravaganza (February 9)
  • Introducing CTEL Teaching Consultation Brownbag (February 13)
  • Teaching Circle - Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty (February 15, 21, & 28)
  • Study Abroad Health, Safety & Policies (February 15)
  • Open Access: An Introduction (February 15)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: When Things go Wrong (February 16)
  • Provide Immediate Feedback with Online Assessment (February 21)
  • Open Access: Textbooks & Journals (February 22)
  • Lunch and Learn Faculty Round-Table Discussion (February 23)
  • Gamification Part 1 (February 23)
  • Degree Works Phase 2: Student Educational Planner (February 28, March 1, & 2)

March

  • Open Access: In the Classroom & Beyond (March 1)
  • Using D2L Rubrics to Provide Effective Student Feedback (March 7)
  • Teaching Circle - Under the Affluence (March 8, 15 & 29)
  • Wednesday Webinar: What Activities and Assignments Promote Critical Thinking? (March 8)
  • Gamification Part 2 (March 9)
  • Teaching Circle - Building Advisory Boards That Matter (March 14, 28, & April 4)
  • Using Screencasting to Provide Effective Student Feedback (March 15)
  • Lunch and Learn Faculty Round-Table Discussion (March 16)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: New HICEP Scholar Program Informational Presentation (March 29)
  • Study Abroad Program Development (March 29)
  • Lunch and Learn Faculty Round-Table Discussion (March 30)
  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Lesson Plans/Assessments (March 30)

April

  • Working with International Students (April 3)
  • Gamification Using Classcraft (April 4)
  • Mentor Lunch (April 5)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Assess Critical Thinking with Objective Items? (April 5)
  • Managing Conflict in the Classroom (April 11)
  • Teaching Circle - Under the Affluence (April 12, 19, & May 3)
  • Honors Workshop (April 12)
  • Common Uses of Washburn Video (April 12)
  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Classroom Management (April 13)
  • Face to Face Discussion at a Distance (April 18)
  • Lunch and Learn Faculty Round-Table Discussion (April 20)
  • Hear Us Out: Supporting Our First Generation College Students (April 25)
  • Tech Showcase (April 25)

May

  • Celebration of Teaching (May 2)
  • Lunch and Learn Faculty Round-Table Discussion (May 4)
  • Morning & Afternoon Grade-In & Snacks (May 11)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course (May 22 - August 11)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Managing a Meaningful and Active Online Course (May 22 - July 23)

2015-2016 Event List

August

  • Timely Teaching Tech Workshop (August 3)
  • New Faculty Orientation (August 6)
  • New Faculty Orientation (August 7)
  • How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills? Webinar (August 19)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: What are HICEPs? (August 20)
  • Teaching Technologies Workshop: Office Mix (August 20)
  • Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (August 21)
  • Internal Grants Workshop (August 24)
  • Let's Get This Party Started: C-TEL Kickoff (August 28)

September: Learner Centered

  • Navigating New York Times Content to Aid in Student Learning Outcomes Workshop (September 1)
  • How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning? Webinar (September 2)
  • Tenure & Promotion Workshop (September 3)
  • Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (September 4)
  • Workshop @Tech: New Instructor Meeting - Competencies (September 10)
  • Active Learning Spaces Workshop:  New Directions for Teaching and Learning (September 10)
  • Speaker: Inspiring Exceptional Teaching and Learning (September 11)
  • Teaching Circle 1 - Engaging Ideas (September 14)
  • Teaching Circle @Tech: Putting Your Data to Work: Improving Instruction in CTE (September 15)
  • How Can I Enhance Students' Self-Regulated Learning Skills? Webinar (September 16)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: Getting started (September 17)
  • Workshop @Tech: Smart Clickers (September 17)
  • Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (September 18)
  • Teaching Circle 1 - Engaging Ideas (September 21)
  • Teaching Circle @Tech: Putting Your Data to Work: Improving Instruction in CTE (September 22)
  • Teaching Technologies Workshop: Collaborating with OneDrive (September 24)
  • Teaching Circle 1 - Engaging Ideas (September 28)
  • Teaching Circle @Tech: Putting Your Data to Work: Improving Instruction in CTE (September 29)

October: Assessment

  • Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (October 2)
  • How I Use Low-stakes Quizzing to Enhance Learning? Webinar (October 7)
  • External Grants Workshop (October 9)
  • Writing Learning Outcomes Workshop (October 12)
  • Teaching Circle 2 - Assessing and Improving Your Teaching (October 13)
  • Searching for Grants Workshop (October 14)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: How can I integrate or extend academic knowledge into community engagement? (October 15)
  • Workshop @Tech: New Instructor Meeting - Lesson Plans (October 15)
  • Searching for Grants Workshop (October 15)
  • Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (October 16)
  • Creating Assessments to Measure Student Learning Workshop (October 19)
  • Teaching Circle 2 - Assessing and Improving Your Teaching (October 20)
  • How Can I Use Informal Writing as Part of a Low-stakes Grading Strategy? Webinar (October 21)
  • Selecting the Right Grant Workshop (October 21)
  • Workshop @Tech: Desire2Learn (October 22)
  • Designing Teaching Strategies to Facilitate Student Learning Workshop (October 26)
  • Teaching Circle 2 - Assessing and Improving Your Teaching (October 27)
  • Teaching Technologies Workshop: Rubrics in D2L (October 29)
  • Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (October 30)

November: HICEPs

  • Writing the Grant Workshop (Private Funding) Workshop (November 3)
  • Writing the Grant Workshop (Private Funding) Workshop (November 4)
  • How Do I Get Started With Service Learning? Webinar (November 4)
  • Teaching Circle 3 - Going Public: Civic and Community Engagement (November 9)
  • Writing the Grant Workshop (Public Funding) Workshop (November 10)
  • Teaching Matters: Designing Active Learning (November 13)
  • Teaching Circle 3 - Going Public: Civic and Community Engagement (November 16)
  • How Can I Promote Deep Learning through Critical Reflection? Webinar (November 18)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: Finding and Selecting a Community Partner (November 19)
  • Workshop @Tech: New Instructor Meeting - Evaluating Yourself and Your Students (November 19)
  • Teaching Circle 3 - Going Public: Civic and Community Engagement (November 23)

December

  • Workshop @Tech: New Instructor Meeting - Classroom Management (December 1)
  • C-TEL Holiday Mixer (December 4)

January

  • How Can I Effectively Teach Underprepared Students? Webinar (January 20)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: Working with a Community Partner (January 21)
  • Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (January 22)
  • Teaching Technologies Workshop: Blogs for Reflective Journaling (January 28)
  • External Grants Workshop (January 29)

February: Teaching Tech/Online

  • What Do Students Want in Online Courses? Webinar (February 3)
  • Assessment Extravaganza (February 4)
  • Internal Grants Workshop (February 5) Cancelled
  • Teaching Circle 4 - Continuing to Engage the Online Learner (February 9)
  • Lunch with Vice President Pembrook for New Faculty (February 10)
  • Gamification Workshop: Enhancing Student Motivation in F2F, Blended, and Online Classes (February 11)
  • Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (February 12)
  • Teaching Circle 4 - Continuing to Engage the Online Learner (February 16)
  • What Is Blended Learning? Webinar (February 17)
  • Health and Safety Issues in Study Abroad Experiences Workshop (February 17)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: Helping students reflect on their community-based learning (February 18)
  • Do Students See Social Media as a Valuable Learning Tool? What Do Findings from a Washburn Study Reveal? (February 18)
  • Teaching Circle 4 - Continuing to Engage the Online Learner (February 23)
  • Searching for Grants (February 24)
  • Workshop @Tech: Gamification (February 25)
  • Teaching Technologies Workshop: Interactive Video (February 25)
  • Teaching Matters:Diversity in the Classroom (February 26)

March: Diversity

  • How Can Backward Design Make My Courses More Accessible? Webinar (March 2)
  • C-TEL Gender Brown Bag with Mia Bay (March 3)
  • Lunch with Vice President Pembrook for New Faculty (March 7) Cancelled
  • Teaching Circle @Tech: Best Practices and Strategies for Career and Technical Education and Training: A Reference Guide for New Instructors (March 7)
  • Culture Matters Workshop: Working with International Students (March 7)
  • Teaching Circle 5 - Teaching to Transgress (March 7)
  • Universal Design Workshop (March 10)
  • Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (March 11)
  • Culture Matters Workshop: Working with Saudi Arabian Students (March 21)
  • Teaching Circle 5 - Teaching to Transgress (March 21)
  • Teaching Circle @Tech: Best Practices and Strategies for Career and Technical Education and Training: A Reference Guide for New Instructors (March 21)
  • What Learning Activities Help Student Veterans Succeed? Webinar (March 23)
  • Teaching Technologies Workshop: Zoom Video Conferencing (March 24)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: Assessing HICEPs (March 24)
  • Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (March 25)
  • Culture Matters Workshop:  Working with Chinese and Japanese Students (March 28)
  • Teaching Circle 5 - Teaching to Transgress (March 28)
  • Teaching Circle @Tech: Best Practices and Strategies for Career and Technical Education and Training: A Reference Guide for New Instructors (March 28)

April: Pedagogy & Practice

  • Teaching Circle 6 -Team Based Learning for Health Professional Education (April 5)
  • Where Can I Find Flippable Moments in My Class? Webinar (April 6)
  • Tenure & Promotion Workshop: Prepare Your Petition (April 7) Cancelled
  • Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (April 8)
  • Teaching Circle 6 -Team Based Learning for Health Professional Education (April 12)
  • Lunch with Vice President Pembrook for New Faculty (April 13)
  • Flip Your Class Workshop (April 14) Cancelled
  • Writing the Grant Workshop (April 15)
  • Teaching Circle 6 -Team Based Learning for Health Professional Education (April 19)
  • How Can I Create Effective Mini-Lectures? Webinar (April 20)
  • Community Engagement Lunch: Brainstorming and problem-solving community-engaged learning (April 21)
  • Workshop @Tech: Using Technology in the Classroom (April 21)
  • Teaching Matters: Diversity in the Classroom (April 22)
  • Celebration of Teaching (April 28)
  • Teaching Technologies Workshop: Office Mix (April 29)

2014-2015 Event List

August

  • Technology Symposium
  • Webinar Wednesday - Learner Centered Teaching: Where Do I Start?
  • Kick Off Open House

September

  • Webinar Wednesday - Using Group Work to Promote Deep Learning
  • Teaching Circle 1
  • Teaching Circle 2
  • Webinar Wednesday - Gamification: Applying Game Principles to Your Teaching
  • Teaching Technology Workshop - Gamification Using Desire2Learn

October

  • Webinar Wednesday -Five Tips for Writing Learning Outcomes
  • Assessment Extravaganza
  • First Year Faculty Mentor Program Luncheon
  • Crafting Learning Outcomes Workshop
  • Social Media Monday - Using Social Media Analytics for Program Review
  • Webinar Wednesday - Assessment Strategies for a Flipped Classroom
  • Teaching Technology Workshop - Using Polling Software for Formative Assessment
  • Social Media Monday - Brainstorming Session on Using Social Media for the Assessment of Student Learning
  • Teaching Circle 3
  • Teaching Circle 4
  • New Faculty Catharsis Lunch

November

  • Webinar Wednesday - Is Service Learning Right For My Class?
  • Assessing High Impact Community Engagement Practices Workshop
  • Speaker - An Overview of High Impact Community Engagement Practices
  • High Impact Community Engagement Practices: What's In It for You? Workshop
  • Teaching Circle 5
  • High Impact Community Engagement Practices: What Are They and Who Uses Them? Workshop
  • Webinar Wednesday - Service Learning Course Design
  • Faculty Dinner - Teaching Tales
  • Teaching Technology Workshop - Facilitating Communication with Video Conferencing

December

  • Webinar Wednesday - How to Make Exams More about Learning and Less About Grades?

January

  • Webinar Wednesday - How Do I Create a Climate For Learning in My Classroom
  • New Faculty Mentor Reception

February

  • Social Media Monday - Voice and Tone
  • Streaming Protocol Videos Improve Student Proficiency in Biology Lab Techniques Workshop
  • Webinar Wednesday - How Do I Use VoiceThread?
  • Class Activities that Promote Deep Learning Workshop
  • Speaker - The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever
  • Social Media Monday - Time Management
  • Teaching Circle 7
  • Social Media Monday - Facebook 30/30
  • Webinar Wednesday - Learner Centered Technology: Aligning Technology and Learning Goals
  • Teaching Technology Workshop - Screencasting
  • Social Media Monday - Twitter
  • Flip Your Class Workshop

March

  • Social Media Monday - Instagram and Photography
  • Webinar Wednesday - Innovative and Collaborative Learning Environments
  • Webinar Wednesday - Teaching On-line Next Semester: What Do I Need to Know?
  • Optimizing Desire2Learn Use Workshop
  • Social Media Monday - SoundCloud
  • Teaching Circle 9
  • Teaching Circle 10
  • A Different Creature All Together: Effective Course Design For the On-Line Classes Workshop
  • Webinar Wednesday - 5 Ways to Improve Interaction in Your On-line Class
  • Teaching Technology Workshop - Using VoiceThread to Create Engaging On-line Discussions

April

  • Webinar Wednesday - How Flexible Should I Be with Non-Trad Students?
  • Working with Culturally and Religiously Diverse Students Workshop
  • C-TEL and C-SPAN: C-SPAN Educational Resources
  • Healthcare Interprofessional
  • CTEL Players Present: Diversity Matters
  • Teaching Circle 11
  • Teaching Circle 12
  • Webinar Wednesday - 4 Ways to Engage the Multicultural Classroom
  • The Art of Lecture Workshop
  • Teaching Technology Workshop - Podcasting

May

  • Webinar Wednesday - How Can Rubrics Make Grading Easier and Faster?
  • Webinar Wednesday - How Can I Make My Multiple-Choice Exams More Effective?

C-TEL Advisory Board

  • James Barraclough
  • Kevin Charlwood
  • Michael Clouser
  • Danielle Dempsey-Swopes
  • Rick Ellis
  • Kelly Erby
  • Michael Gleason
  • Vickie Kelly
  • John Lemon
  • Pamela Schmidt
  • Sue Taylor-Owens
  • Shirley Waugh
  • Gwen Wilson