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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Workshops

Workshops are 1-2 hour face-to-face presentations/discussions/activities that are designed to help faculty and staff learn more about teaching and learning.  Our workshops are often collaborative endeavors carried out in association with the Faculty Development Committee, Assessment Committee, Diversity Initiative, High Impact Practices Committee and other campus partners. Participation in many events is limited because of space constraints so please, register well in advance to ensure your place!


September

Study Abroad Program Development

Wednesday, September 20, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, September 21, 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.


Facilitating Team-Based Learning: More Than Just Group Work

Thursday, September 21, 3:30-5:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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

Monday, September 25, 3:00-4:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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
Register Here

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.


2017-2018 Schedule

August

Basic D2L Training (New Faculty)

Wednesday, August 9, 1:00-3:00
Henderson room 108
Register Here

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
Register Here

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.


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
Register Here

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.


September

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, September 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.


Self-Care Workshop

Tuesday, September 5, 2:00-3:15
Memorial Union Shawnee room
Register Here

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


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies

Thursday, September 7, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

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
Register Here

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.


Study Abroad Program Development

Wednesday, September 20, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, September 21, 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.


Facilitating Team-Based Learning: More Than Just Group Work

Thursday, September 21, 3:30-5:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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

Monday, September 25, 3:00-4:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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
Register Here

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
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 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.


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.


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
Register Here

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.



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!


An Introduction to High Impact Community Engagement Practices (HICEPs)

Monday, October 23, 3:00-4:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
Register Here


Study Abroad Health, Safety, and Policies

Wednesday, October 25, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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
Register Here

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: Course Building & Assessments

Thursday, November 2, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

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


Contract Grading

Monday, November 6, 11:00-12:00
Memorial Union Vogel room
Register Here

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.


Countering Stereotype Threat in the Classroom

Friday, November 10, 11:00-12:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
Register Here


Swivl Personalized Observation Team

Friday, November 10, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

Sharing classroom observations with the Swivl.


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

Monday, November 13, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Shawnee room
Register Here


Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty

Wednesday, November 15, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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.


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.


December

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, December 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.


Online Course Show & Tell

Wednesday, December 6, 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 Melanie Worsley will present one of her Criminal Justice courses.


January

Giving Students Feedback in Online Courses

Wednesday, January 24, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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.


February

Online Course Show & Tell

Monday, February 5, 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 Angela Duncan will present one of her Psychology courses.


Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, February 6, 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.


Study Abroad Program Development

Wednesday, February 7, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies

Tuesday, February 8, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

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


Study Abroad Health, Safety, and Policies

Wednesday, February 14, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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.


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, February 22, 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.


Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty

Wednesday, February 28, 2:00-3:00
Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Register Here

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
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, March 7, 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 (so you can watch from your desk) and recorded (when possible).

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


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Lesson Plans/Assessment

Thursday, March 29, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

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


April

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, April 10, 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.


New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Classroom Management

Thursday, April 12, 3:15-4:15
Brock room - Huntoon Campus
Register Here

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


Lunch and Learn

Thursday, April 26, 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.


May

Online Course Show & Tell

Tuesday, May 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 (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.