Participation in events is limited because of space constraints so, please, register in advance to ensure your place!

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 Events denoted with this symbol count toward the Certificate of Inclusive Teaching and Learning.

Teaching Action Groups

Teaching Action Groups (TAGs) are a series of three or more sessions focused upon a particular issue or strategy in teaching and learning. These advanced inquiry groups are highly participatory and limited in size. Participants should have some introductory knowledge of the topic, be willing to look critically at the topic, and apply what they have learned into their own teaching contexts.

Teaching Circles

Teaching Circles are book clubs where C-TEL provides the books. Participants will meet three times during a one-month period to discuss insights or challenges that emerge from the work. This is a great, low-key opportunity to meet new colleagues and share ideas.

Teaching Matters

Teaching Matters is a group of faculty and staff who learn about teaching together. Teaching Matters are intensive semester-long experiences in which instructors are led through a structured process that allows them to learn about specific teaching strategies and create concrete innovations in their teaching practice.

Webinars

Webinars are typically from the Magna Mentor Commons and over a variety of topics. The ones we will be presenting as part of Wednesday Webinar are 20 minutes in length with time left for discussion afterwards.
If you would like to watch webinars on your own, you will be awarded a badge for every 60 minutes you watch (it takes THREE 20 minute webinars to earn a badge). Send an email to ctel@washburn.edu with the title of the webinars and the date you watched them to receive your badge.

Click here for instructions to access the webinars on your own computer.

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 with different faculty and staff facilitating.

Course Design

Course design programs are usually multi-day opportunities where we work on course design principles and help guide course preparation for both in person and online courses (individual program descriptions will specify which course type it is targeting).

Speakers

Each year C-TEL helps design, coordinate, and/or sponsor events that address university-wide issues, and are targeted at generating open dialogue among faculty and staff around the issues of teaching and learning. Speakers will reflect on one of the central pillars that define C-TEL (High Impact Practices, Diversity, Technology, Assessment, Pedagogy, Co-curricular Learning).

2019-2020 Academic Year

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Managing an Active Online Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, July 14
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 Keith Farwell, about managing a meaningful and active online course.

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, July 21
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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, asynchronus, online course taught by Sue Taylor-Owens about course design. There will be discussion boards and an assignment due every week.

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Pillar: Pedagogy/Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: August 5-7, 1:00-4:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 154
Registration:

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Description:

This three-day professional development opportunity is for adjunct instructors wanting to learn more about improving the classroom environment and course design.  It will also cover the topics of diversity, inclusion, and active learning.  Spaces are limited and adjuncts receive a stipend for completing this course. 

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

Basic D2L Training

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 7, 9:00-11:00
Location: Henderson room 108
Registration:

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Description: 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.

New Faculty Orientation

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, August 8, 7:45-5:00
Location: Memorial Union Washburn B
Registration:

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Description:

Advanced D2L Training

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, August 9, 9:00-11:00
Location: Henderson room 108
Registration:

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Description: 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.

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Pillar: Various - see description
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, August 9, 9:00-4:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 154
Registration:

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Description: This will be a day of workshops to help you refresh your teaching and get ready for the new semester. You are welcome to stop in for one or two workshops or stay all day. In each workshop you will engage with your actual course materials, so please bring along syllabuses, assignments, and other course documents. You will leave each workshop with revised and revived materials ready for the first week of classes. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants.

When registering, please indicate which workshops you plan to attend so facilitators can prepare enough materials.

9:00-9:45 - It’s in the Syllabus: Creative Syllabus Design
Kelly McClendon, Intensive English
Pillar - Pedagogy
Bring your current syllabus to this workshop session and rethink how to organize it and present it to your students.  We will explore some different ideas to get your students to read the syllabus.  Laptops welcome!

10:00-10:45 - Recognizing and Maximizing Student Bandwidth for Effective Instruction and Assessment
Vickie Kelly, University Assessment Director
Pillar - Assessment
In this session, participants will identify areas affecting students that take away from learning and assessment. Strategies to widen student bandwidth will be discussed as well as how to identify areas that are impacting your students.

11:00-11:45 Quick Ways to Make your Class More Accessible
Muffy Walter, English
Pillar - Diversity
Make your course more accessible for all students with easy-to-implement ideas from ways of using D2L to classroom activities.

12:00-12:45 Setting up Your Space for Respectful Engagement
Erin Grant, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Pillar - Pedagogy
Come engage with colleagues regarding not only why it is important to cover controversial topics, but also tools you have used to ensure discussion remains respectful. You will be provided with ideas, handouts, and tools to take with; however, this session is ultimately meant to help bolster the confidence of those [me] who sometimes feel less than prepared for heated moments.

1:00-1:45 Techniques to Increase Student Engagement and Learning
Michael McGuire, Psychology
Pillar - Pedagogy
In this session, participants will learn more about student engagement techniques through demonstrations and hands-on activities that could be applied in the classroom. Participants will also learn about best practices when utilizing student engagement techniques, or active learning strategies.

2:00-2:45 Questioning Strategies During Lecture or Discussion
Alan Beam, Washburn Institute of Technology
Pillar - Pedagogy
Participants will walk away with strategies that will expand their method of questioning during lectures and student discussions.

3:00-3:45 Choosing Your Words Wisely and Drawing a Line in the Sand
Tracie Lutz, Education
Pillar - Pedagogy
Participants will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge base concerning the importance of spoken and written 'Word Choice', as well as secure ways to create a classroom atmosphere that is welcoming, safe, and kind while drawing a 'line in the sand' between the teacher/student relationship.

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Managing an Active Online Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Monday, August 19 - Sunday, October 20
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 Keith Farwell, about managing a meaningful and active online course.

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course (11 week)

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Monday, August 19 - Sunday, November 10
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 and an assignment every other week.

D2L Gradebook Open Q&A Session (at Washburn Tech)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 20, 3:15-4:15
Location: Washburn Tech, AW 121
Registration:

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Description:

Kick off the New Academic Year

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Networking
Date/Time: Friday, August 23, 4:00-5:30
Location: Bradbury Thomson Alumni Center Convocation Hall
Registration:

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Description: VPAA & C-TEL are celebrating the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year. Meet our new faculty. Catch up with colleagues. Hear about new C-TEL events and initiatives. Raise a glass to the beginning of the academic year!! Join us for hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine.

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Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 3:00-4:00
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description:

(previously held in spring 2019 as "Decolonizing Your Classroom")

 Come learn strategies for building a more inclusive class through pedagogy and content. A student will co-facilitate the workshop. Please bring a course syllabus and texts you teach to the workshop.

Formative (at Washburn Tech)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 3:15-4:15
Location: Washburn Tech, AW 121
Registration:

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Description: Formative is a web-based tool that allows teachers to create assignments, deliver them to students, receive results, and provide individualized feedback in real-time. Teachers can use the platform to create new assignments for their students from scratch, or they can upload pre-existing documents and transform them into paperless assignments.

Wednesday Webinar - Copyright Crash Course: How Can I Stay on the Right Side of the Law?

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 28, 3:30-4:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: This webinar teaches the core concepts of copyright law. It is designed to give you the ideas and tools you need to be able to be a “copyright ninja” in an academic environment.

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Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, August 29, 1:00-2:00
Location: Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Forum room
Registration:

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Description: Student engagement, persistence and retention is multidimensional and we must be holistic when addressing the issues our students at Washburn. This C-Tel event is focused on addressing the signs of student addiction and the resources that are available in the community for these students. We will explore various forms of addictions and the other programs that institutions across the nation are currently conducting.

Internal Grants Workshop

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, August 30, 1:00-2:00
Location: Memorial Union Kansas room
Registration:

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Description: 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 Slam

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 3, 3:30-5:00
Location: Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Convocation Hall
Registration:

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Description: This will be fast-paced and fun workshop where all participants will walk away with great new teaching ideas. Presenters will be limited in time 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.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, September 5, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

Teaching Circle: Team-Based Learning in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Monday, September 9, 10:00-11:00
Monday, September 16, 10:00-11:00
Monday, September 23, 10:00-11:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a unique, powerful, and proven form of small-group learning that is being increasingly adopted in higher education. Teachers who use TBL report high levels of engagement, critical thinking, and retention among their students. TBL has been used successfully in both small and large classes, in computer-supported and online classes; and because it is group work that works, it has been implemented in nearly every discipline and in countries around the world.

Online Course Show & Tell with Keith Farwell

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, September 9, 12:00-1:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 Farwell will present one of his Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses.

diversity and inclusion badgeTeaching Circle: Teaching to Transgress

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10, 3:00-4:00
Tuesday, September 17, 3:00-4:00
Tuesday, September 24, 3:00-4:00
Location: Memorial Union Thomas room
Registration:

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Description:

In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal. bell hooks speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?

Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

"To educate is the practice of freedom," writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn." Teaching to Transgress is the record of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.

Introduction to Open Resources for Teaching

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 11, 2:00-2:45
Location: Mabee room 206B
Registration:

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Description:
Open Resources provide innovative solutions for faculty to give students free access to reliable scholarly textbooks and other learning materials. In this workshop participants will discuss how Openness is defined, creative commons licensing, and other popular resources to explore.

Adobe Spark Page: An Alternative Assessment Tool

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, September 12, 2:30-3:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description:
Looking for a new way of assessing reflective activities or having students present in class? Come try out Adobe Spark Page in this workshop. Spark Page helps you provide students with an opportunity to take more agency of their exploration of the course material by creating engaging photo centric content using images, video, links and text. Participants will get a chance to hear how two instructors have used this Adobe tool in different courses and will also begin creating their own Spark Page.

PlayPosit (at Washburn Tech)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, September 12, 3:15-4:15
Location: Washburn Tech, AW 121
Registration:

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Description: Playposit is a interactive web-based video platform that allows educators to provide formative assessment both inside and outside the classroom. Teachers are able to embed quiz-type questions into videos on Youtube, Vimeo, Khan Academy and other popular video platforms.

Teachnology Workshop: Creating Video Micro-Lectures

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, September 13, 11:00-12:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description:
In this workshop we will explore using PowerPoint and Zoom to create micro-lectures (SHORT video recordings to present single concepts) for use in Desire2Learn (for online courses or to supplement in-person courses). There will be a hands-on portion of this workshop so please bring a PowerPoint to work with.

Study Abroad Faculty-led Program Development

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 18, 3:00-4:00
Location: Memorial Union Lincoln room
Registration:

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Description:
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.

Nuts & Bolts of High Impact Community Engagement Projects (HICEPs)

Pillar: HICEPs
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 1:00-2:30
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description:
Come with questions; leave with a plan!
  • Why incorporate community engagement/service learning into your course?
  • How do you fit HICEPs into your syllabus?
  • Who is your community partner and what is your relationship?
  • What are the steps: logistics, flexibility, & reflection?
More Info? Contact Karen Barron @ CTEL 670-2835 or 670-1908

D2L Quizzes Open Q&A Session (at Washburn Tech)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 3:15-4:15
Location: Washburn Tech, AW 121
Registration:

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Description:

Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 25, 3:00-4:00
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description: 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. Learn more about these opportunities,  the process of applying and navigating the logistics on and off campus.

Wednesday Webinar - How Can I Plan (or Revise) My Courses More Efficiently?

Pillar: Course Design
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 25, 3:30-4:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: Do you have a system or standard process for prepping a course you’ve taught before? Where do you start? Often, planning revolves around syllabus revision, closing loopholes, and adjusting dates. What most of us need is a strategic, instructionally sound set of steps to help guide our decision-making. This 20-Minute Mentor provides just that, a four-step model considering the big picture goals, major content areas, calendar implications, and assessments.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, September 26, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

Advising as Mentoring

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, September 26, 1:30-3:00
Location: Mabee rooms 302 and 303
Registration:

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Description: Advising is more that picking out classes and giving out PINs! This hands-on workshop focuses on how faculty and staff can improve the advising relationship. Participants will learn about the philosophy behind teaching-centered advising, practice with online tools (Navigate, Degree Works, MyWashburn), participate in role-playing, and work through advising scenarios. This workshop will be helpful for anyone who would like to improve or refine their advising, but will also be a great introduction for those who are just beginning to advise.

Teaching Action Group: Team-Based Learning

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Teaching Action Group
Date/Time: Friday, September 27, 1:00-2:15
Varies, October
Friday, November 1, 1:00-2:15
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a strategy that encourages critical thinking, engagement, and class preparation. This three-part series will help you learn how to set up TBL in your class. The series includes two whole group instructional workshops and one classroom visit. On Sept 27 you will learn the theory of TBL and the logistics of setting it up for your class. Sometime in October you will be invited to visit the classroom of an instructor who utilizes TBL. Then, on Nov. 1, the group will get back together to discuss what they saw, ask questions, and brainstorm how to adapt this strategy to their own classrooms.

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Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 1:00-2:00
Location: Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
Registration:

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Description: The first of a two-part series of workshops on how faculty can respond to students’ mental health needs will provide participants the opportunity to consider and reflect upon situations that are relatively common within the university setting. The workshop will utilize vignette and/or role play-based exercises engaging faculty in collaborative learning with guidance from members of the Washburn community who possess experience and expertise in mental health counseling. Participants will be invited to develop and practice forms of communication most beneficial to students experiencing mental health concerns. Specific emphasis will be placed on helping faculty determine when a student’s needs require referral to either campus or community-based professional mental health services.

Understanding the HICEPs Rubric

Pillar: HICEPs
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 12:00-1:00
Location: Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Forum room
Registration:

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Description: Please join Kristine Hart, Associate Director/Lecturer, Center for Community Services, for a brownbag on understanding the HICEPs rubric from zero to gold standard. Whether you want to begin adding community engagement to your class (level 1), you want to take the next steps (levels 2 or 3), or you want to go for the gold standard, this brown bag will cover everything you want to know

More Info? Contact Karen Barron @ CTEL 670-2835 or 670-1908

Interactive Whiteboard Training with Erik Carlson

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 3:30-4:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: Erik Carlson will show participants the many ways interactive whiteboards can be used to make instruction more engaging. Come hear about all the possibilities at this session and then sign up for a small group practice session with Erik for more hands on experience.

Interactive Whiteboard Practice Session

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Multiple date & time slots available - See registration link for details
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: These sessions will only be open to groups of three at a time to allow personalized guidance for your particular teaching needs. Erik Carlson will be on hand to answer questions and provide suggestions allowing participants to practice and become comfortable using an interactive whiteboard before going live with students. All practice sessions will be in Morgan 053.

Measuring Student Learning: A Hands-on Training and Dinner for Adjuncts

Pillar: Assessment
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 4:00-6:00
Location: Memorial Union Vogel room
Registration:

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Description: Calling all adjuncts. Ever wonder what assessment is and how it can help you improve student learning? This two-hour, interactive training session will introduce you to key terms and knowledge related to assessment. Bring a syllabus for a hands-on discussion of student learning outcomes. You will come away with new ideas on how to measure student learning and how to create and implement assessment measures. Participants will be limited to 30.  There will be a stipend for each participant and a light dinner provided during the session. 

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Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, October 7, 3:00-4:00
Location: Memorial Union Vogel room
Registration:

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Description: Debates surrounding trigger warnings in college classes have tended to promote a narrow view of whether and how to address content that may be sensitive for some students. In this workshop, facilitators will present key definitions and research surrounding sensitive content and potentially impacted student populations, as well as strategies for addressing sensitive content holistically in course design and classroom interactions. Participants will brainstorm about potentially sensitive topics and content in their classes and practice strategies for addressing them.

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Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 8, 1:00-2:30
Location: Memorial Union Vogel room
Registration:

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Description: The Campus Mental Health Resources Panel is the second of a two-part series of workshops on how faculty can respond to mental health needs of current students. Panel participants will provide a brief overview of the services their unit offers to students, followed by a Q & A session wherein participants will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in dialogue about how services work, what faculty and their students might experience if referring to these various departments. Departments anticipated to participate include: Campus Advocate, Counseling Services, Diversity and Inclusion, Psychological Services Clinic, Residential Living, Student Health Services, University Behavioral Assessment Team, and Washburn University Police.

Small Steps to Community Engagement

Pillar: HICEPs
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 9, 12:00-1:00
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description: HICEPs is Washburn’s gold standard, but you don’t have to start there! Join us for a brownbag on how to take the first steps to adding community engagement to your class.
  • Identifying community issues that fit your discipline
  • Bringing community members or a guest speaker to campus to talk about community issues, or raise awareness about a community issue
  • Reflecting
  • Examples of starting small
More Info? Contact Karen Barron @ CTEL 670-2835 or 670-1908

diversity and inclusion badgeMaking Your Classroom More Inclusive for International Students and English Language Learners

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 9, 2:30-3:30
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description: These students are often emerging bilinguals coming from many places. They may be used to different classroom experiences and expectations from students raised in the U.S. They may be from places where students might not be expected to jump into class discussions, might have different assumptions about collaboration, and might see the professor's role differently. In this workshop participants will experience the dislocation that students may feel when confronted with culturally distinct expectations of classrooms and the educational experience. Participants will also learn about strategies relating to classroom environment, assessments, and content comprehensibility for encouraging integration in the classroom.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, October 10, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

Teachnology Workshop: Active Participation During Videos (PlayPosIt and Washburn Video Server Quizzes)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, October 11, 11:00-12:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: In this workshop we will explore using PlayPosIt and Washburn Video Server Quizzes to turn your videos and micro-lectures into interactive videos to keep your students engaged. There will be a hands-on portion of this workshop so, if you have certain videos you would like to try this on, they need to be in YouTube or on the Washburn Video Server.

Online Course Show & Tell with Michael McGuire

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 16, 12:00-1:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 Michael McGuire will present one of his Psychology courses.

Keeping our Students Safe

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2:00-3:30
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description: Chris Enos, Campus Chief of Police, and Heather Dunlap, Campus Emergency Manager, will provide participants with an overview of classroom safety issues and techniques. Participants are encouraged to come with questions and comments about safety in our classes.

diversity and inclusion badgeTeaching Circle: White Fragility

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 16, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, October 23, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, October 30, 2:00-3:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Open Resources Working Group

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2:00-3:00
Location: Mabee 206B
Registration:

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Description: This working group will take place in a computer lab, so participants will be able to explore, share, and identify Open Resources for their classes. Amanda Luke, Open Resources Librarian, will be on hand to introduce popular resources and help find particular instructional content. Participants are encouraged to bring their syllabuses for an upcoming course.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, October 24, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

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Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, October 24, 12:00-1:30
Location: Memorial Union Vogel room
Registration:

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Description: This workshop will provide an overview of who first generation students are, including both national trends and WU-specific demographics. It will include information on the challenges, barriers, motivations of first gen students and provide with a brief introduction to strategies for working with and teaching first generation college students.

Reflecting on Civic Engagement

Pillar: HICEPs
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, October 25, 12:00-1:00
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description: The key to academic education, community-learning, and civic engagement is reflection. Bring your brown bag and learn some reflection best practices:
  • Continuous
  • Connected
  • Challenging
  • Contextualized
More Info? Contact Karen Barron @ CTEL 670-2835 or 670-1908

diversity and inclusion badgeTeaching Action Group: Teaching to Deconstruct Whiteness

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Teaching Action Group
Date/Time: Monday, October 28, 2:00-3:00
Monday, November 11, 2:00-3:00
Monday, November 25, 2:00-3:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 205
Registration:

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Description: Teaching Action Groups (TAGs) are a series of three or more sessions focused upon a particular issue or strategy in teaching and learning. These advanced inquiry groups are highly participatory and limited in size. Participants should have some introductory knowledge of the topic, be willing to look critically at the topic, and apply what they have learned into their own contexts. This TAG will consider strategies to deconstruct whiteness through our work with students. Beginning in the seventeenth century, “whiteness” and the concept of race was invented by wealthy Europeans and European-Americans to secure their own power. These concepts continue to provide a foundation for systemic racism. Faculty and staff dedicated to social justice can help students recognize and deconstruct whiteness through teaching and learning strategies, assignments, curriculum, and pedagogy.

diversity and inclusion badgeWednesday Webinar - Why is Intercultural Competence Important and How Can it Improve my Teaching?

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 30, 10:30-11:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: In this webinar, participants learn to reflect on their own assumptions that they bring to the classroom, as well as strategies to overcome assumptions and foster a more culturally responsive approach to teaching.

Teaching Circle: Teach Students How to Learn

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Monday, November 4, 1:00-2:00
Monday, November 11, 1:00-2:00
Monday, November 18, 1:00-2:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: For over a decade Saundra McGuire has been acclaimed for her presentations and workshops on metacognition and student learning because the tools and strategies she shares have enabled faculty to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success. This book encapsulates the model and ideas she has developed in the past fifteen years, ideas that are being adopted by an increasing number of faculty with considerable effect.

diversity and inclusion badgeWhen Political Discussions Get Heated

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 5, 1:00-2:30
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description: Conflicts occur in the classroom, often centered around political differences and other forms of diversity. Heated moments can occur in any classroom and could increase stress or prevent learning. There are, however, techniques that we can develop as instructors to make conflicts into teaching moments. The purpose of this session is to present and share ideas that have worked well and explore others that have not. Those attending may share tools and ideas for others to take back and try in the classroom. Facilitators will present strategies and provide information on teaching tools as well!

diversity and inclusion badgeHear Us Out:  International Students' Campus Experience

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 6, 2:00-3:00
Location: Memorial Union Vogel room
Registration:

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Description: Come hear what has been helpful and challenging to our international students as they attended classes, navigated American culture and managed their lives on campus. This session will include a panel of international students who will share their experiences and also answer questions from participants.

Do Exam Wrappers Increase Metacognitive Awareness and Student Test Scores? 

Pillar: Assessment
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, November 7, 2:00-3:00
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description: This workshop provides information on how faculty can create and implement a course intervention known as “Exam Wrappers,” which are used to help students learn more about how they learn. Faculty will learn the types of questions commonly used on exam wrappers and how this intervention can facilitate metacognitive growth. Further, faculty will create their own wrapper for use in the classroom.

Teaching Circle (at Washburn Tech): Answering Why

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Thursday, November 7, 3:15-4:15
Thursday, November 14, 3:15-4:15
Thursday, November 21, 3:15-4:15
Location: Washburn Tech, AC106 - Brock Room
Registration:

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Description: If you've ever struggled to motivate the young people in your sphere of influence, Answering Why is the game-changer you've been looking for. From the urgent skills gap crisis to the proven strategies to inspire our youngest generations, Answering Why addresses the burning questions faced by educators, employers, and parents everywhere.

Teachnology Workshop: Using Rubrics in Desire2Learn

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, November 8, 11:00-12:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: In this workshop we will explore creating and grading with rubrics in Desire2Learn. There will be a hands-on portion of this workshop so please bring rubrics or ideas for rubrics to work with.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 12, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

Community Engagement Potluck and Mixer

Pillar: HICEPs
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 12, 6:00-8:00
Location: Greater Topeka Area Chamber of Commerce
Registration:

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Description: Bring your favorite dish to share and come enjoy an evening getting to know Topeka’s community face-to-face. Learn about successful examples of how to create meaningful and lasting collaborations that advance students academically and civically while contributing to the betterment of our community.

diversity and inclusion badgeEliminating Ableism in the Classroom 

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 13, 2:30-4:00
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
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Description: This workshop will discuss ableist practices in the classroom and provide strategies for how instructors can move toward creating more inclusive spaces both in person and in online courses.

Online Course Show & Tell with Barbara Scofield

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, November 15, 12:00-1:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 Barbara Scofield will present one of her Accounting courses.

Wednesday Webinar - Beyond Syllabus Policies: What Strategies Help Students Take Responsibility for Learning?

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 20, 3:30-4:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: In this webinar, discover best practices to follow in the classroom that will encourage students to become better learners and not engage in unproductive behaviors.

diversity and inclusion badgeWorking with First Generation College Students Part II: Teaching Strategies and Scenarios

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, November 21, 3:00-4:00
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description: This workshop will provide a brief overview of who first generation students are, including both national trends and WU-specific demographics, and what they need.  Participants will engage in classroom scenarios and share strategies for working with and teaching first generation college students. 

Winter Social

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Networking
Date/Time: Monday, December 2, 3:30-5:30
Location: Memorial Union Kansas room
Registration:

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Description: 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.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, December 3, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

WU-mester Planning Workshop

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, December 16, 11:00-12:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 154
Registration:

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Description:

Get inspired to incorporate the 2020 spring semester topic “Citizenship and Suffrage” into your courses.

Learn more about the spring semester topic initiative, the 2020 topic, and brainstorm ways to use spring semester topic to advance one or more of your course learning objectives.

Online Winter Adjunct Institute

Pillar: Course Design
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 18 - Friday, January 10
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description:

This online 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.  The class will open December 18, but no assignments will be due until after January 1.

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Managing an Active Online Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Monday, January 6 - Sunday, March 8
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 Keith Farwell, about managing a meaningful and active online course.

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Monday, January 27 - Sunday, April 20
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 and an assignment every other week.

diversity and inclusion badgeWednesday Webinar: What Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques Can I Use to Improve Learning?

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29, 3:30-4:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: In this webinar, faculty become more aware of cultural differences as well as the intersectionality of all different cultures represented in the classroom to engage with students on a deeper level.

Adjunct Connection Meet Up

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Networking
Date/Time: Thursday, January 30, 4:30-6:30
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description:

Calling all adjunct instructors! Please join us at a casual gathering just for you to connect with each other. We will meet to gather informally to connect with each other. Food will be provided. Questions? Email Kelly McClendon (kelly.mcclendon@washburn.edu), your CTEL Fellow for Adjunct Faculty Support.

diversity and inclusion badgeTeaching Circle: White Fragility

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 4, 10:00-11:00
Tuesday, February 11, 10:00-11:00
Tuesday, February 18, 10:00-11:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Open Resources Working Group

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2:00-3:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: This working group will take place in a computer lab, so participants will be able to explore, share, and identify Open Resources for their classes. Amanda Luke, Open Resources Librarian, will be on hand to introduce popular resources and help find particular instructional content. Participants are encouraged to bring their syllabuses for an upcoming course.

diversity and inclusion badgeTeaching Circle: Crucible Moment

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 5, 10:30-11:30
Wednesday, February 12, 10:30-11:30
Wednesday, February 19, 10:30-11:30
Location: Benton Hall room 204
Registration:

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Description: A Crucible Moment calls on educators and public leaders to advance a 21st century vision of college learning for all students—a vision with civic learning and democratic engagement an expected part of every student’s college education. The report documents the nation’s anemic civic health and includes recommendations for action that address campus culture, general education, and civic inquiry as part of major and career fields as well as hands-on civic problem solving across differences.

Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Teaching Matters
Date/Time: Friday, February 7, 1:00-2:15
Friday, February 21, 1:00-2:15
Friday, March 6, 1:00-2:15
Friday, March 20, 1:00-2:15
Friday, April 10, 1:00-2:15
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: This Teaching Matters (led by Amy Memmer and Rik Hine) 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:
  • Define the benefits and limitations of active learning strategies
  • Practice a concrete set of active learning strategies in your classrooms, including through use of available active learning technologies
  • Distinguish among strategies appropriate for different learning contexts (in person, online)
  • Begin developing relevant active learning strategies
  • Evaluate active learning teaching practices

diversity and inclusion badgeMulti-disciplinary Collaborations for Teaching Diversity

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, February 10, 2:00-3:00
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
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Description: Participants of this workshop will learn about a multi-disciplinary project in which instructors from the Intensive English Program collaborated with faculty from Mass Media, English and Education to collaborate on projects focused on diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Facilitators will share their process then lead the participants in activities to find ways to adapt this to their own classes.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 11, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

Assessment Extravaganza

Pillar: Assessment
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, February 13, 2:30-4:30
Location: Memorial Union Kansas room
Registration:

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Description: The theme of this year’s Extravaganza will be the State of USLO’s at Washburn.  Short sessions on topics ranging from University –Wide testing results, the state of course-embedded testing, and best practices in assessing USLO’s will be discussed.   Sessions will be repeated to allow participants to attend as many as they like. Join us for refreshments and discussion!

Teachnology Workshop: Using Annotations in Desire2Learn

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, February 14, 11:00-12:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: In this workshop we will explore marking up student submissions with the assignment annotation tools in Desire2Learn. There will be a hands-on portion of this workshop. If you do not have student submissions to try this on, we can use test students to make submissions to work with.

Online Course Show & Tell with Becky Dodge

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, February 17, 12:00-1:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 one of her Master of Health Science courses.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, February 20, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

Advising as Mentoring

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, February 24, 1:30-3:00
Location: Mabee 302 and 303
Registration:

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Description: Advising is more that picking out classes and giving out PINs! This hands-on workshop focuses on how faculty and staff can improve the advising relationship. Participants will learn about the philosophy behind teaching-centered advising, practice with online tools (Navigate, Degree Works, MyWashburn), participate in role-playing, and work through advising scenarios. This workshop will be helpful for anyone who would like to improve or refine their advising, but will also be a great introduction for those who are just beginning to advise.

Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Use Microactivities to Engage Students and Improve Learning and Retention?

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 26, 10:30-11:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: This webinar explains, through the lens of the literature, how the brain processes information and identifies why microactivities are a great method of formative assessment to check in with your students’ learning and move information closer to long-term memory.

Creating Equitable Assessment

Pillar: Assessment
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 4, 3:00-4:00
Location: Memorial Union Vogel room
Registration:

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Description: Many times we provide accommodations for assessment when they are formally identified and requested.  This session will discuss how equity in assessment may go beyond formal accommodations to provide the best assessment techniques for identified objectives.  Participants will be asked to share assessment ideas  and discuss alternatives to traditional assessments that provide an equitable assessment environment for all students.

Teachnology Workshop: Alternative Presentation Methods (Fakebook and Text Generator)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, March 13, 11:00-12:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: In this workshop we will explore using Fakebook and Text Generator as creative ways to present information or as ways to assess student learning. There will be a hands on portion so you can try it yourself.

Teaching Circle: How Humans Learn

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, March 25, 2:00-3:00
Wednesday, April 1, 2:00-3:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 205
Registration:

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Description: Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning.

The result is a story that ranges from investigations of the evolutionary record to studies of infants discovering the world for the first time, and from a look into how our brains respond to fear to a reckoning with the importance of gestures and language. Joshua R. Eyler identifies five broad themes running through recent scientific inquiry—curiosity, sociality, emotion, authenticity, and failure—devoting a chapter to each and providing practical takeaways for busy teachers. He also interviews and observes college instructors across the country, placing theoretical insight in dialogue with classroom experience.

Teaching Circle (at Washburn Tech): Small Teaching

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 24, 3:15-4:15
Tuesday, March 31, 3:15-4:15
Tuesday, April 7, 3:15-4:15
Location: Washburn Tech, AC106 - Brock Room
Registration:

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Description: Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques.

Wednesday Webinar - What Can I Do to Manage and Reduce Academic Job Stress?

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 25, 3:30-4:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: In this webinar, acquire practical strategies for limiting the stressful impacts of situations in the job and how to build resiliency against stress. Explore ways that faculty (and others) can take care of themselves so that they can continue to do their work effectively.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

(Re) Introduction to Open Resources for Teaching

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26, 2:00-2:45
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: Open Resources provide innovative solutions for faculty to give students free access to reliable scholarly textbooks and other learning materials. In this workshop participants will discuss how Openness is defined, creative commons licensing, and other popular resources to explore.

diversity and inclusion badgeExperiential Learning Theory as a Resource for Shifting Student Bias

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, April 3, 11:00-12:00
Location: Memorial Union Vogel room
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Description: Student bias in the classroom presents a very real challenge for instructors, as courses often include highly debated topics that have been known to “activate emotional tension and conflict in classrooms” (Kang & O’Neill, 2016). Despite the challenging nature of these issues, instructors must engage with, rather than ignore, these topics in order to provide opportunities for students to examine and shift their biases (Murray-García, Harrell, García, Gizzi, & Simms-Mackey, 2014). In this workshop, presenters will provide an overview of teaching practices that specifically address examining personal bias organized by stages of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory (1984). Implications for higher education will be discussed.

diversity and inclusion badgeTeaching Action Group: Advanced Discussion on Universal Design for Learning

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Teaching Action Group
Date/Time: Monday, April 6, 3:00-4:00
Monday, April 13, 3:00-4:00
Monday, April 20, 3:00-4:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
Registration:

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Description: This teaching action group is for those who already know some basics about UDL. Participants will meet three times for in-depth discussions on scholarship on UDL. 

Teachnology Workshop: Alternative Presentation Methods (Sway and MySimpleShow)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, April 10, 11:00-12:00
Location: Morgan Hall room 53
Registration:

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Description: In this workshop we will explore using Microsoft Sway and MySimpleShow as creative ways to present information or as ways to assess student learning. There will be a hands on portion so you can try it yourself.

Lunch and Learn

Pillar: Various
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 14, 11:10-11:40
Location: Washburn Tech, Basement Conference Center
Registration:

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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. TBA

Online Course Show & Tell with Melanie Worsley

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 14, 12:00-12:45
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: 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 Melanie Worsley will present one of her Criminal Justice courses.

diversity and inclusion badgeHear Us Out: Students of Color Share Classroom Experiences

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 28, 1:30-2:30
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Registration:

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Description: If you are interested in learning how to better support this group of students, please join us for this panel and discussion. For the first 30 minutes, a panel of five students will present their experiences, and the second 30 minutes will be open for question and answer and discussion. Attendees will leave with a resource of particular ways to support students of color on our campus.

diversity and inclusion badgeWednesday Webinar: What are 3 Keys to Teaching Intercultural Competence?

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 29, 10:30-11:30
Location: Morgan Hall room 203
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Description: This webinar is designed to teach participants three keys to intercultural competency so that students have a strong foundation of intercultural communication that extends far beyond the classroom.

Celebration of Teaching

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Networking
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 5, 3:30-5:30
Location: Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Convocation Hall
Registration:

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Description: 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.

Previous Years

June

  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course – Accelerated (June 9 – July 22)

August

  • Adjunct Faculty Institute (August 1 - August 3)
  • New Faculty Orientation (August 9)
  • Course Reboot Day (August 10)
  • Desire2Learn Gradebook Training (August 21)
  • SSC Campus Overview and Early Alerts (August 22)
  • SSC Campus Overview and Early Alerts (August 23)
  • Kick off the New Academic Year (August 24)
  • General Computer Use FAQ (August 28)
  • Internal Grants Workshop (August 28)
  • Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning (August 29, September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24)
  • SSC Campus Overview and Alerts (August 29)
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Melanie Burdick (August 30)
  • SSC Campus Overview and Alerts (August 30)

September

  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Managing a Meaningful and Active Online Course (September 1 - November 11)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Course Design (September 1 - November 25)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Course Design – Accelerated (September 1 - October 14)
  • Desire2Learn Quiz and Test Design (September 4)
  • Thinking like an Anthropologist! Applying real-world scenarios through laboratory-based exercises (September 5)
  • SSC Campus Calendar Sync (September 5)
  • Wednesday Webinar: What are Five Methods that Help Students Become More Effective Learners? (September 5)
  • Lunch and Learn (September 6)
  • SSC Campus Calendar Sync (September 6)
  • Building a Culturally and Linguistically Inclusive Environment in Your Classroom (September 11)**
  • Using PlayPosit (September 11)
  • Pre-College Characteristics and Transcripts in SSC Campus (September 12)
  • Pre-College Characteristics and Transcripts in SSC Campus (September 13)
  • Teaching Circle: Free Speech on Campus (September 13, 20, & 27)**
  • Technology for Encouraging Contact Between Students & Faculty (September 14)
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Zach Frank (September 18)
  • Student Collaboration Tools -Google Docs (September 18)
  • Wednesday Webinar: What Do I Need to Know About Referring Students for Help? (September 19)
  • Appointment Scheduling in SSC Campus (September 19)
  • Study Abroad Program Development (September 19)
  • Lunch and Learn (September 20)
  • Appointment Scheduling in SSC Campus (September 20)
  • Contract Grading (September 24)
  • Trauma-informed Teaching Practices in Higher Education (September 25)**
  • Desire2Learn Assignments and Discussions (September 25)
  • What do Students See? SSC Guide for Faculty (September 26)
  • Teaching Slam (September 26)
  • What do Students See? SSC Guide for Faculty (September 27)
  • Technology for Developing Cooperation Among Students (September 28)

October

  • What is HICEP & Why Me? C-TEL Community Engagement Luncheon (October 1)
  • Light Board (October 2)
  • Academic Advising: Advanced Registration (October 3)
  • When Political Discussions Get Heated (October 3)**
  • Lunch and Learn (October 4)
  • Academic Advising: Advanced Registration (October 4)
  • Teaching Circle: Teach Students How to Learn (October 8, 15, & 29)
  • Student Collaboration Tools - Google Slides (October 9)
  • Academic Advising: 15 to Finish (October 10)
  • Academic Advising: 15 to Finish (October 11)
  • Teaching Circle: Free Speech on Campus (October 11, 18, & 25)**
  • Technology for Active Learning (October 12)
  • Teaching Circle: Teaching Naked (October 15, 22, & 29)
  • Using Kahoot (October 16)
  • Resources and Referrals in SSC Campus and Guide (October 17)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Effectively Use Class Preparation Assignments? (October 17)
  • Lunch and Learn (October 18)
  • Resources and Referrals in SSC Campus and Guide (October 18)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Course Design – Accelerated (October 20 - December 2)
  • SSC Campus Overview (October 24)
  • SSC Campus Overview (October 25)
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Jericho Hockett (October 26)
  • Teaching Matters - Diversity in STEM: What’s It Got To Do With Me? (October 30, November 6, & November 13)**
  • Wednesday Webinar: What Learning Activities Help Student Veterans Succeed? (October 31)**
  • First-Year Student Success Initiatives & SSC Guide Major Explorer (October 31)

November

  • First-Year Student Success Initiatives & SSC Guide Major Explorer (November 1)
  • Teaching Circle: Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms (November 1, 8, & 15)**
  • Adjunct Connection Meet Up (November 1)
  • Teaching About Hate After Atrocity (November 5)**
  • Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty (November 5)
  • Lunch and Learn (November 6)
  • SSC Campus and Guide: Calendaring and Appointments (October 7)
  • SSC Campus and Guide: Calendaring and Appointments (October 8)
  • Technology for Prompt Feedback (November 9)
  • Mentorship: Creating Systems of Support and Success (November 12)**
  • Wednesday Webinar: Can Service Learning Work in My Discipline? (November 14)
  • SSC Campus: Student Success Markers (November 14)
  • Globalizing Your Curriculum (November 14)**
  • Washburn University Community Engagement Initiative Wants You (November 15)
  • SSC Campus: Student Success Markers (November 15)
  • Winter Social (November 28)
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Jason Jolicoeur (November 29)

December

  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Gain Valuable Insight from Course Evaluations? (December 5)
  • Lunch and Learn (December 6)
  • Freedom of Speech & Expression Spring Semester Topic Workshop (December 17)**
  • Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning (December 17, 18, & 19)
  • Winter Adjunct Institute (December 20 - January 8)

January

  • Course Design Boot Camp (January 9 - 11)
  • Teaching Circle: Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces (January 23, 30, & February 6)**
  • Early Alerts in Navigate (January 23)
  • Teaching Circle: Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms (January 24, 31, & February 7)**
  • Early Alerts in Navigate (January 24)
  • Student Mental Health Series #1 - Campus Mental Health Resources to Support Student Learning (January 25)**
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Tracy Routsong (January 28)
  • The Construction of Race through Primary Sources (January 30)**
  • Welcome to Navigate (January 30)
  • Webinar: 7 Things to Consider Before Developing an Online Course (January 31)
  • Welcome to Navigate (January 31)
  • Adjunct Connection Meet Up (January 31)

February

  • Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning (February 1, February 15, March 1, April 5, & April 19)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Managing a Meaningful and Active Online Course (February 2 - April 15)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Course Design (February 2 - April 29)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Course Design – Accelerated (February 2 - March 18)
  • Fink Visiting Professor Lunch: Promoting and Honoring Diversity in the Classroom (February 4)**
  • Teaching Circle: Engaging Ideas (February 4, 11, & 18)
  • Fink Visiting Professor Lecture: Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms (February 4)**
  • Lunch and Learn (February 5)
  • Progress Reports in Navigate (February 6)
  • Progress Reports in Navigate (February 7)
  • Technology for Optimizing Student Time on Task (February 8)
  • Student Mental Health Series #2 - Responding Effectively and Appropriately to Students’ Mental Health Needs (February 8)**
  • The Student View: Navigate Mobile (February 13)
  • Practical Tips for Promoting Inclusion (February 13)**
  • Assessment Extravaganza (February 14)
  • The Student View: Navigate Mobile (February 14)
  • Lunch and Learn (February 19)
  • Study Abroad Program Development (February 21)
  • Student Mental Health Series #3 - Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices in Higher Education (February 22) **
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Jim Schnoebelen (February 26)
  • Calendaring in Navigate (February 27)
  • Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty (February 27)
  • Nuts & Bolts of Community Engaged Teaching (February 28)
  • Calendaring in Navigate (February 28)

March

  • Why is the Term “White Privilege” Sometimes Misunderstood? (March 4)**
  • Teaching Circle: Teaching Naked Techniques (March 5, 19, & 26)
  • Exploring Insights from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (March 6)
  • Appointment Availability in Navigate (March 6)
  • Teaching Matters: Teaching Without Barriers (March 6, 20, 27, & April 3)**
  • Appointment Availability in Navigate (March 7)
  • Academic Advising: Advanced Registration (March 20)
  • Lunch and Learn (March 21)
  • Academic Advising: Advanced Registration (March 21)
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Tracie Lutz (March 27)
  • Academic Advising: 15 to Finish (March 27)
  • Academic Advising: 15 to Finish (March 28)

April

  • Community Engagement & HICEP Speed-Networking Happy Hour (April 1)
  • Navigate: Major Explorer (April 3)
  • Navigate: Major Explorer (April 4)
  • Why is the Term “White Privilege” Sometimes Misunderstood? (April 8)**
  • Teaching Circle: Universal Design in Higher Education (April 8, 15, & 22)**
  • Navigate: Watch Lists (April 10)
  • Mentor and Mentee Lunch (April 11)
  • Navigate: Watch Lists (April 11)
  • Technology for Encouraging Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning (April 12)**
  • Teaching Circle: Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces (April 17, 24, & May 1)**
  • Pre-College Characteristics and Transcripts in Navigate (April 17)
  • Decolonizing the Classroom: Welcoming and Engaging Students of Color (April 17)**
  • Pre-College Characteristics and Transcripts in Navigate (April 18)
  • Exploring Different Ways to Deal With Faculty Burnout (April 18)
  • Lunch and Learn (April 23)
  • Technology for Communicating High Expectations (April 26)
  • Celebration of Teaching (April 29)

August

  • Basic D2L Training (August 9)
  • Advanced D2L Training (August 11)
  • Morning Open House (August 28)
  • Afternoon Open House (August 28)
  • Technology Lunch & Learn (August 29)
  • Internal Grants Workshop (August 29)
  • Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning (August 30, September 13, September 27, October 11, & November 1)

September

  • QOCI: Online Course Design Course (September 2 - November 19)
  • QOCI: Managing Active Online Course (September 2 - November 19)
  • Lunch and Learn (September 5)
  • Self-Care Workshop (September 5)
  • Online Course Show & Tell (September 6)
  • Teaching Circle: Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms (September 6, September 13, & September 20)
  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Competencies (September 7)
  • Classroom Management and Leadership (September 7)
  • Promotion and Tenure (September 8)
  • Cultural Lenses-Including International Students in the Campus Experience Postponed (September 11)
  • Teaching Slam (September 13)
  • Classroom Management and Student Motivation (September 14)
  • Kathy Obear Webinar on How To Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom (September 19)
  • Study Abroad Program Development (September 20)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Create a Lively, Yet Functional, Online Classroom? (September 20)
  • Lunch and Learn (September 21)
  • Facilitating Team-Based Learning: More Than Just Group Work (September 21)
  • Swivl Personalized Observation Workshop (September 27)
  • Technology Lunch & Learn (September 29)

October

  • Online Course Show & Tell (October 2)
  • Lunch with Guest Speaker, Dr. Doris Wright Carroll - Deconstructing Microaggressions in the Classroom (October 4)
  • University-Wide Guest Speaker, Dr. Doris Wright Carroll - Creating an Inclusive Online Learning Environment (October 4)
  • Lunch and Learn (October 5)
  • Teaching Circle: Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms (October 5, October 12, & October 19)
  • Writing Course Outcomes for Course Assessment (October 9)
  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Course Building & Assessments (October 12
  • Choosing the Right Type of Assessment: Formative, Summative, Low-stakes, or High-stakes (October 17)
  • Wednesday Webinar: What are the Secrets to Providing Highly Effective Feedback? (October 18)
  • Lunch and Learn (October 19)
  • A Buffet of Effective Teaching: Using Bloom’s and Depth of Knowledge to Improve Your Teaching (October 19)
  • Teaching Circle: The Courage to Teach (October 20, October 27, & November 3)
  • An Introduction to High Impact Community Engagement Practices (October 23)
  • Study Abroad Health, Safety, and Policies (October 25)
  • Technology Lunch & Learn (October 26)
  • Swivl Personalized Observation Team (October 26)
  • Interacting in Online Courses: Basics and Strategies (October 27)

November

  • New Washburn Tech Instructor Meeting: Classroom Management (November 2)
  • Teaching Circle: Teaching Naked (November 2, November 9, & November 16)
  • Faculty Luncheon: What Do Our Students Say About Washburn? (Results from the National Survey of Student Engagement) (November 3)
  • Contract Grading (November 6)
  • Lunch and Learn (November 7)
  • Online Course Show & Tell (November 8)
  • Online Course Navigation & Structure (November 8)
  • How Stereotype Threat Affects Students' Academic Performance (November 10)
  • Basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Making our Courses Accessible for All (November 13)
  • Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty (November 15)
  • Wednesday Webinar: Writing Better Multiple Choice Questions (November 15)
  • Swivl Personalized Observation Team (November 16)
  • Technology Lunch & Learn (November 29)
  • Winter Social (November 29)

December

  • Lunch and Learn (December 5)
  • Online Course Show & Tell (December 6)
  • Winter Online Adjunct Institute (December 21 - Tuesday, January 9)

January

  • Course Design Boot Camp (January 10-12)
  • Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning (January 10-12)
  • Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) Faculty Luncheon (January 22)
  • Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning (January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, & March 28)
  • Giving Students Feedback in Online Courses (January 24)
  • Technology Lunch & Learn (January 30)
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Recent Applications and Use in Teaching (January 31)
  • Open the Doors: Peer-to-Peer Classroom Observation, Not Just for P &T (January 31)

February

  • QOCI: Online Course Design Course (February 3 - April 29)
  • QOCI: Managing Active Online Course (February 3 - April 15)
  • Online Course Show & Tell (February 5)
  • Megan Phelps-Roper - The Importance of Civil Dialogue in the Classroom (February 5)
  • Megan Phelps-Roper - Learning from “Enemies”: Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church (February 5)
  • Teaching Circle - Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (February 7, February 14, & February 21)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Minutes? (February 7).
  • Lunch and Learn (February 8)
  • Assessment Extravaganza (February 8)
  • Staying in the Conversation: Students’ Online Diversity Discussions (February 13)
  • Teaching Circle - Teaching Naked (February 13, February 27, & March 13)
  • Study Abroad Program Development (February 14)
  • HICEPs How-Tos Workshop (February 20)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Build Community in My Online Classes? (February 21)
  • Lunch and Learn (February 22)
  • Technology Lunch & Learn (February 26)
  • Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty (February 28)

March

  • Change One Thing: Encouraging Student Reflection (March 6)
  • Adding Action to Your Online Course: Outside-The-Box Techniques to Increase Student Engagement from a Distance – Webinar (March 6)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Days? (March 7)
  • Lunch and Learn (March 8)
  • Online Course Show & Tell (March 8)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Create Social Presence in My Online Class? (March 14)
  • Making Connections: HICEPS across Disciplines Postponed (March 26)
  • Excellence in Teaching: What Our Students Say (March 27)
  • Creating and Embedding Interactive Content in Online Courses – Webinar (March 27)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Implement UDL in the Next 20 Months? (March 28)
  • Technology Lunch & Learn (March 29)

April

  • Teaching Circle - Universal Design in Higher Education: From Principles to Practice (April 2, April 9, & April 16)
  • QOCI: Online Course Design Course – Accelerated (April 4 - May 13)
  • Teaching with your Strengths (April 4 & 11)
  • Online Course Show & Tell (April 5)
  • Lunch and Learn (April 10)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Do I Use Controversial Issues to Build Cognitive Skills in My Students? (April 18)
  • Contract Grading (April 25)
  • Lunch and Learn (April 26)
  • Technology Lunch & Learn (April 27)
  • Tenure & Promotion Workshop (April 30)

May

  • Celebration of Teaching (May 1)
  • Online Course Show & Tell (May 8)
  • Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning (May 16-18)

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)

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)

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?

GET IN TOUCH WITH CTEL

Center for Teaching Excellence & Learning
Morgan Hall room 204
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
785.670.2835
ctel@washburn.edu

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