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 CTEL 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 cover a variety of topics. If you would like to watch pedagogical webinars on your own, you will be awarded a badge for every 60 minutes you watch. Send an email to ctel@washburn.edu with the title of the webinars and the date you watched them to receive your badge.

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 CTEL 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 CTEL (High Impact Practices, Diversity, Technology, Assessment, Pedagogy, Co-curricular Learning).

2020-2021 Academic Year

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Monday, June 8 - Sunday, July 19
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! CTEL is offering the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI). This program is designed to help you design a great online course!

This a real-time, asynchronous, online course taught by Sue Taylor-Owens about course design. There will be discussion boards and an assignment due every week.

Navigating, Announcements, Classlist, and Content in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, June 8, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This session will cover logging in, finding your course, general navigation, announcements, emailing, uploading files, and sharing links and videos.

Assignments and Discussions in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 9, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score assignments and discussions in Desire2Learn.

Quizzes in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 10, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score quizzes in Desire2Learn.

Grades in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, June 11, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to set up your gradebook and enter grades in Desire2Learn.

Shining the Spotlight on Instructor Presence in an Online Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, June 12, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: Using a research-based framework called the Community of Inquiry, this workshop will focus upon practical ways to make instructor presence visible and integrated throughout the online course.

Navigating, Announcements, Classlist, and Content in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, June 15, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This session will cover logging in, finding your course, general navigation, announcements, emailing, uploading files, and sharing links and videos.

Assignments and Discussions in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score assignments and discussions in Desire2Learn.

Teaching Circle - Teaching Online: A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 9:00-10:00
Wednesday, June 24, 9:00-10:00
Wednesday, July 1, 9:00-10:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description:

A Teaching Circle is a small book club that meets the THREE times. When you sign up for this event, you are signing up for all three meetings. This Teaching Circle will read and discuss Teaching Online: A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice by Claire Howell Major.

In Teaching Online, Claire Howell Major describes for college faculty the changes that accompany use of such technologies and offers real-world strategies for surmounting digital teaching challenges.

Teaching Online presents instructors with a thoughtful synthesis of educational theory, research, and practice as well as a review of strategies for managing the instructional changes involved in teaching online. In addition, this book presents examples of best practices from successful online instructors as well as cutting-edge ideas from leading scholars and educational technologists.

Shining the Spotlight on Instructor Presence in an Online Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 10:00-11:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Using a research-based framework called the Community of Inquiry, this workshop will focus upon practical ways to make instructor presence visible and integrated throughout the online course.

Thinking Through the Fall Teaching Modalities

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This workshop will help faculty think through each of the possible teaching modalities offered this fall. We will share examples of how content might be delivered, and the ways students might engage with content. We will facilitate discussion regarding the pros and cons of each modality, allowing participants to select the one best suited for their discipline, teaching style, and context.

Quizzes in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score quizzes in Desire2Learn.

Grades in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, June 18, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to set up your gradebook and enter grades in Desire2Learn.

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

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Monday, June 22 - Sunday, July 26
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 asynchronous, fully online course taught by Keith Farwell, about managing a meaningful and active online course.

This course is on Desire2Learn.

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Monday, June 22 - Sunday, August 2
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

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! CTEL is offering the Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI). This program is designed to help you design a great online course! This a real-time, asynchronous, online course taught by Sue Taylor-Owens about course design. There will be discussion boards and an assignment due every week.


This course is on Desire2Learn.

Navigating, Announcements, Classlist, and Content in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, June 22, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This session will cover logging in, finding your course, general navigation, announcements, emailing, uploading files, and sharing links and videos.

Assignments and Discussions in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 23, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score assignments and discussions in Desire2Learn.

Thinking Through the Fall Teaching Modalities

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 10:00-11:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: This workshop will help faculty think through each of the possible teaching modalities offered this fall. We will share examples of how content might be delivered, and the ways students might engage with content. We will facilitate discussion regarding the pros and cons of each modality, allowing participants to select the one best suited for their discipline, teaching style, and context.

Quizzes in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score quizzes in Desire2Learn.

Introduction to the Respondus LockDown Browser

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this workshop we will discuss the Respondus LockDown Browser for securing your tests and quizzes in Desire2Learn. The Respondus LockDown Browser is intended to curb cheating by limiting a student’s computer to only the test-taking environment. We will cover the pros, cons, and how to set it up in your courses.

Grades in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, June 25, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to set up your gradebook and enter grades in Desire2Learn.

Thinking Through the Fall Teaching Modalities

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, June 25, 3:00-4:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This workshop will help faculty think through each of the possible teaching modalities offered this fall. We will share examples of how content might be delivered, and the ways students might engage with content. We will facilitate discussion regarding the pros and cons of each modality, allowing participants to select the one best suited for their discipline, teaching style, and context.

Advanced D2L Q&A

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, June 26, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Bring all your questions to this session where Sue Taylor-Owens will be answering things about the more advanced functions of D2L.(We consider anything that wasn't covered in previous sessions as advanced.)

Thinking Through the Fall Teaching Modalities

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, June 26, 11:00-12:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This workshop will help faculty think through each of the possible teaching modalities offered this fall. We will share examples of how content might be delivered, and the ways students might engage with content. We will facilitate discussion regarding the pros and cons of each modality, allowing participants to select the one best suited for their discipline, teaching style, and context.

Introduction to the Respondus LockDown Browser

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, June 29, 9:30-10:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this workshop we will discuss the Respondus LockDown Browser for securing your tests and quizzes in Desire2Learn. The Respondus LockDown Browser is intended to curb cheating by limiting a student’s computer to only the test-taking environment. We will cover the pros, cons, and how to set it up in your courses.

Creating a Tidy Online Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, July 6, 11:00-12:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This workshop, facilitated by Keith Farwell,  CTEL Online Ed. Teaching Fellow, will help you create an online course that is clean and simple. Help your students navigate your course efficiently without a lot of clicking and scrolling. Keith will share tips to help you  make materials accessible and how to create a course overview video.

Brainstorming to Prepare for New Fall Teaching Modalities: Modality 1

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 7, 10:00-11:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This will be an interactive workshop where participants should bring questions and practical ideas surrounding the modality in which they plan to teach.

Brainstorming to Prepare for New Fall Teaching Modalities: Modality 2

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 7, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This will be an interactive workshop where participants should bring questions and practical ideas surrounding the modality in which they plan to teach.

Brainstorming to Prepare for New Fall Teaching Modalities: Modality 3

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 8, 11:00-12:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This will be an interactive workshop where participants should bring questions and practical ideas surrounding the modality in which they plan to teach.

Brainstorming to Prepare for New Fall Teaching Modalities: Modality 4

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 8, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This will be an interactive workshop where participants should bring questions and practical ideas surrounding the modality in which they plan to teach.

Navigating, Announcements, Classlist, and Content in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, July 13, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This session will cover logging in, finding your course, general navigation, announcements, emailing, uploading files, and sharing links and videos.

Assignments and Discussions in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score assignments and discussions in Desire2Learn.

Quizzes in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score quizzes in Desire2Learn.

Grades in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, July 16, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to set up your gradebook and enter grades in Desire2Learn.

Advanced D2L Q&A

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, July 17, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Bring all your questions to this session where Sue Taylor-Owens will be answering things about the more advanced functions of D2L.(We consider anything that wasn't covered in previous sessions as advanced.)

Verbal Deescalation Techniques: Communication Skills for the Covid Classroom

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 22, 10:30-12:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This workshop, facilitated by Tonya Ricklefs, will provide deescalation strategies for faculty who will teach face-to-face this fall, and will be responsible for helping students follow university safety requirements. Participants will learn about their personal conflict styles; the fight, flight, or freeze reactions of individuals when faced with conflict; and some basic techniques on how to communicate with individuals in high conflict situations.

Shining the Spotlight on Instructor Presence in an Online Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, July 23, 10:00-11:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Using a research-based framework called the Community of Inquiry, this workshop will focus upon practical ways to make instructor presence visible and integrated throughout the online course.

Adding Learning Games and Flash Cards Online Using StudyMate Campus

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 28, 10:00-11:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Don’t settle for a flashcard website. StudyMate Campus makes it easy for teachers and students to create flash cards, self-assessments, and learning games – all from within D2L. Come discover how StudyMate Campus can transform the learning experience in your course.

Laying it All Out: Approaches to Communicating Course Structure to Students

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, July 30, 10:00-11:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Students may be learning in several different modalities this fall. This workshop will outline strategies to communicate and clarify your course structure, so your students will understand your expectations and how the course will unfold.

Zoom Classroom Practice Sessions in Henderson 118 (meets in person)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Various Dates and Times
Location: Henderson room 118
Registration:

Register Here

Description: If you will be teaching in Modalities 1 or 2, these sessions will provide you with time to practice with the new classroom technology before the first day of class. Each session will be limited to three participants. One Instructional Technology staff member will be present to walk participants through the technology and answer any questions you may have. Participants please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the classroom. There will be cleaning supplies available to wipe down the teaching station before each participant uses it. It is also recommended that you bring hand sanitizer if available.

Zoom Classroom Practice Sessions in Morgan Hall 154 (meets in person)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Various Dates and Times
Location: Morgan Hall 154
Registration:

Register Here

Description: If you will be teaching in Modalities 1 or 2, these sessions will provide you with time to practice with the new classroom technology before the first day of class. Each session will be limited to three participants. One Instructional Technology staff member will be present to walk participants through the technology and answer any questions you may have. Participants please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the classroom. There will be cleaning supplies available to wipe down the teaching station before each participant uses it. It is also recommended that you bring hand sanitizer if available.

Navigating, Announcements, Classlist, and Content in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, August 3, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This session will cover logging in, finding your course, general navigation, announcements, emailing, uploading files, and sharing links and videos.

Basics: Creating videos for D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, August 3, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: This workshop will help you get started in creating videos for D2L. We'll focus on keeping it simple by addressing some pros and cons of using videos on D2L, considering some options for video technologies, and achieving accessibility with our videos.

Introduction to the Respondus LockDown Browser

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 4, 10:00-11:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this workshop we will discuss the Respondus LockDown Browser for securing your tests and quizzes in Desire2Learn. The Respondus LockDown Browser is intended to curb cheating by limiting a student’s computer to only the test-taking environment. We will cover the pros, cons, and how to set it up in your courses.

Assignments and Discussions in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 4, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score assignments and discussions in Desire2Learn.

Quizzes in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 5, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to create and score quizzes in Desire2Learn.

Zoom Classroom Practice Sessions in Morgan Hall 154 (meets in person)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Various Dates and Times
Location: Morgan Hall 154
Registration:

Register Here

Description: If you will be teaching in Modalities 1 or 2, these sessions will provide you with time to practice with the new classroom technology before the first day of class. Each session will be limited to three participants. One Instructional Technology staff member will be present to walk participants through the technology and answer any questions you may have. Participants please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the classroom. There will be cleaning supplies available to wipe down the teaching station before each participant uses it. It is also recommended that you bring hand sanitizer if available.

A Walk-Through of Modalities 3 and 4  Examples and Resources

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, August 6, 12:30-1:30
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: CTEL has appointed faculty resource groups to create a collection of teaching resources for each of the four modalities. At this workshop, faculty from the Modalities 3 and 4 Resource Group will share some of the resources they have gathered, explain some of their plans for the fall, and answer questions regarding how to best teach within these modalities.

A Walk-Through of Modality 1: Examples and Resources

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, August 6, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: CTEL has appointed faculty resource groups to create a collection of teaching resources for each of the four modalities. At this workshop, faculty from the Modality 1 Resource Group will share some of the resources they have gathered, explain some of their plans for the fall, and answer questions regarding how to best teach within this modality.

Adding Learning Games and Flash Cards Online Using StudyMate Campus

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, August 6, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Don’t settle for a flashcard website. StudyMate Campus makes it easy for teachers and students to create flash cards, self-assessments, and learning games – all from within D2L. Come discover how StudyMate Campus can transform the learning experience in your course.

Grades in D2L

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, August 6, 3:30-4:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this session we will cover how to set up your gradebook and enter grades in Desire2Learn.

Zoom Classroom Practice Sessions in Henderson 118 (meets in person)

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Various Dates and Times
Location: Henderson room 118
Registration:

Register Here

Description: If you will be teaching in Modalities 1 or 2, these sessions will provide you with time to practice with the new classroom technology before the first day of class. Each session will be limited to three participants. One Instructional Technology staff member will be present to walk participants through the technology and answer any questions you may have. Participants please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the classroom. There will be cleaning supplies available to wipe down the teaching station before each participant uses it. It is also recommended that you bring hand sanitizer if available.

Advanced D2L Q&A

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, August 7, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Bring all your questions to this session where Sue Taylor-Owens will be answering things about the more advanced functions of D2L.(We consider anything that wasn't covered in previous sessions as advanced.)

Creating a Tidy Online Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, August 10, 10:00-11:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This workshop, facilitated by Keith Farwell,  CTEL Online Ed. Teaching Fellow, will help you create an online course that is clean and simple. Help your students navigate your course efficiently without a lot of clicking and scrolling. Keith will share tips to help you  make materials accessible and how to create a course overview video.

Laying it All Out: Approaches to Communicating Course Structure to Students

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, August 10, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Students may be learning in several different modalities this fall. This workshop will outline strategies to communicate and clarify your course structure, so your students will understand your expectations and how the course will unfold.

Stress Management in the Time of COVID

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: Valerie Peckham and Cindy Turk will present health self-care and stress management strategies for faculty and staff returning to campus.

A Walk-Through of Modality 2: Examples and Resources

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 3:00-4:00
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: CTEL has appointed faculty resource groups to create a collection of teaching resources for each of the four modalities. At this workshop, faculty from the Modality 2 Resource Group will share some of the resources they have gathered, explain some of their plans for the fall, and answer questions regarding how to best teach within this modality.

Best Practices: Creating videos for D2L

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 12, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: This workshop will help you create effective, engaging, and active videos for D2L. We'll consider and begin applying research-based recommendations for making videos that your students learn with and love.

“Help! I’m Moving My Course Online!”– Practical Advice for New Online Instructors (free Magna Online Seminar)

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Thursday, August 13, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: Do you need to rapidly transition to online instruction? Can’t afford the trial and error approach? This free Magna Online Seminar will give you practical advice about the need-to-have basics for quickly and successfully transitioning your course online, from an experienced online educator.

Introduction to New Remote Classroom Technology

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, August 13, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: A staff member of ITS will provide an overview of the new classroom technology that will allow instructors in modalities 1 and 2 to share their classroom with remote learners. Attendance will be through Zoom, so participants will be able to view the classroom as a student will. 

Introduction to the Respondus LockDown Browser

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, August 13, 2:30-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: In this workshop we will discuss the Respondus LockDown Browser for securing your tests and quizzes in Desire2Learn. The Respondus LockDown Browser is intended to curb cheating by limiting a student’s computer to only the test-taking environment. We will cover the pros, cons, and how to set it up in your courses.

Verbal Deescalation Techniques: Communication Skills for the Covid Classroom

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, August 14, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

Register Here

Description: This workshop, facilitated by Tonya Ricklefs, will provide deescalation strategies for faculty who will teach face-to-face this fall, and will be responsible for helping students follow university safety requirements. Participants will learn about their personal conflict styles; the fight, flight, or freeze reactions of individuals when faced with conflict; and some basic techniques on how to communicate with individuals in high conflict situations.

Overview of CTEL Fall Resources

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, August 21, 11:00-12:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: CTEL has collected an array of resources to help faculty teach this fall. In this workshop, CTEL director, Melanie Burdick, and Senior Instructional Designer, Sue Taylor-Owens, will provide a show and tell of the resources that have been collected this summer and where they can be accessed. Participants will also be asked to share ideas for other resources we can add to our collection.

Troubleshooting and Teaching in Modalities 3 and 4 

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 25, 3:30-4:30
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: This workshop is for anyone teaching in modalities 3 and 4 . Facilitators have collected resources for this particular modality. They will share ways they have experienced the first few days of the semester and how they plan to move forward. Facilitators will also address participants' specific questions or challenges while teaching in modalities 3 and 4.

Troubleshooting and Teaching in Modality 2 

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 26, 2:30-3:30
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: This workshop is for anyone teaching in modality 2. Facilitators have collected resources for this particular modality. They will share ways they have experienced the first few days of the semester and how they plan to move forward. Facilitators will also address participants' specific questions or challenges while teaching in modality 2. 

Troubleshooting and Teaching in Modality 1

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 2, 3:00-4:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: This workshop is for anyone teaching in modality 1. Facilitators have collected resources for this particular modality. They will share ways they have experienced the first few days of the semester and how they plan to move forward. Facilitators will also address participants' specific questions or challenges while teaching in modality 1. 

Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Course Design   Cancelled

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Course Design
Date/Time: Saturday, September 5 - Sunday, November 22
Location: Online (through Desire2Learn)
Registration:

Register Here

Description: Are you scheduled to teach an online course in a future semester? Are you not sure how or where to start? Do you need to know what to do to make your class ADA compliant? The Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Course Design course is here to help you learn how to design a great online course!

This a asynchronous (but NOT self-paced) online course taught by Sue Taylor-Owens about course design. There will be discussion boards and assignments due every other week.

Who's There? Issues of attendance in the age of Covid and Zoom

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 9, 11:00-12:00
Location: Online
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Description: This will mainly be a discussion to help highlight and contemplate the issues that surround attendance policies during Covid. The facilitator will provide questions and a framework for discussion, such as "Why is attendance important in your class," "Is watching a recorded class the same as real-time attendance," and "What is the goal of class time," to name a few. The facilitator will also help participants identify the attendance policies that make the most sense for their students and discipline, while still allowing the flexibility necessary for teaching during a pandemic.

Campus Connect: Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, September 10, 2:00-4:00
Location: Online
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Description:

The Campus Connect: Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers workshop will be hosted on World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th, 2020). Campus Connect is an interactive training in suicide prevention and crisis response specifically created for college faculty and staff. A “gatekeeper” is any faculty or staff who have contact with students and who may have access to information on students’ overall well-being and mental health through their interactions. This experiential workshop will help you:

  • Increase your awareness of the warning signs that someone may be considering suicide
  • Feel better prepared and more confident in responding to someone in crisis
  • Learn about referral options and how to assist students in seeking help

Using Open Educational Resources (OER) and Creative Commons for Remote Learning

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 15, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
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Description:

Open Educational Resources (OER) utilize Creative Commons licenses to share scholarly work online. OER are free teaching and learning resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. Creative Commons is a tool that works alongside copyright to help individuals give permission for how their intellectual property may be used. This workshop will cover:

  • how to identify and understand each part of a creative commons license
  • how to recognize an OER license
  • how OER can be used in your course
  • where to search for OER for your course

Virtual Lunch and Learn (Topic: Sharing About Hybrid and Online Courses)

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, September 17, 11:10-11:40
Location: Online
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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable. Come share what you are doing online with other instructors, get advice and help. This week's topic is: Share what has been working well in your Hybrid or online classes, and what is not working so well.

The Human Element in Online Learning (Virtual Forum from The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Monday, September 21, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
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Description:

What do college instructors and students miss most about in-person courses? For many, the answer is simple: human connection. How can you help students connect with the instructor, and each other, online?

This upcoming virtual forum will highlight strategies instructors can use to foster human connection in online courses. Join their panel of experts and a Chronicle journalist as they discuss:

  • How can professors establish the kind of connections that help students thrive in an online course?
  • What techniques can foster greater engagement?
  • How can instructors translate their teaching strengths to a less-familiar format?

Advising Best Practices: 1st Gen & Underrepresented Students

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, September 21, 3:00-4:00
Location: Online
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Description: This workshop will provide attendees with simple, practical tips on how to connect with your advisees and make the most out of the advising experience for both of you. Participants will learn:
  • To empathize with and empower first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students
  • To become aware and create greater awareness of the needs and challenges of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students
  • To foster an atmosphere where first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students persist and graduate
  • To be a better advisor to first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students
Everyone will receive a quick sheet resource guide on advising appropriate for all majors and student levels.

Growing Pressures on Vulnerable Students and Institutions (from Inside Higher Ed)

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 30, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
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Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic and the recession it spurred have exacerbated trends that already limited college access and attainment for millions of students -- many from groups historically underrepresented in higher education -- and threatened the survival of hundreds of financially ailing colleges.

In this webcast, Inside Higher Ed's editors will explore the ways in which the health and financial crisis is making it harder for low-income, minority and adult students to thrive in college, and the toll the twin crises are taking on colleges and universities, especially the ones that serve those students. The webcast will also explore efforts to help underrepresented students afford and succeed in college as well as institutional resilience strategies to survive and thrive.

Best Practices: Creating videos for D2L

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 6, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
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Description: This workshop will help you create effective, engaging, and active videos for D2L. We'll consider and begin applying research-based recommendations for making videos that your students learn with and love.

Advising for Advance Registration & Beyond

Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 7, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
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Description: Academic advising starts by helping students with enrollment, but good advising practice fosters a relationship with students that supports their academic success and timely graduation.  Participants will learn the principles of developmental advising, be introduced to online tools (Navigate, Degree Works, MyWashburn), 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.

Diversity badge Teaching Circle - 33 Simple Strategies for Faculty

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Friday, October 9, 12:00-1:00
Friday, October 17, 12:00-1:00
Friday, October 23, 12:00-1:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description:

A Teaching Circle is a small book club that meets the THREE times. When you sign up for this event, you are signing up for all three meetings. This Teaching Circle will read and discuss 33 Simple Strategies for Faculty by Lisa M. Nunn.

Many students struggle with the transition from high school to university life. This is especially true of first-generation college students, who are often unfamiliar with the norms and expectations of academia. 33 Simple Strategies for Faculty is a guidebook filled with practical solutions to this problem. It gives college faculty concrete exercises and tools they can use both inside and outside of the classroom to effectively bolster the academic success and well-being of their students.

Editing Zoom Recordings for Teaching

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, October 9, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
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Description: Matthew Nyquist, professor in the Mass Media department will answer your questions and provide instruction on how to quickly and efficiently edit Zoom videos as well as make sure subtitles are in sync.

Teaching Circle: Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Monday, October 12, 11:00-12:00
Monday, October 19, 11:00-12:00
Monday, October 26, 11:00-12:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description:

A Teaching Circle is a small book club that meets the THREE times. When you sign up for this event, you are signing up for all three meetings. This Teaching Circle will read and discuss Continuing to Engage the Online Learner: More Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction by J. Ana Donaldson and Rita-Marie Conrad.

This book includes a definitive model for engaged learning that can be applied in a wide range of on-line learning environments and across learning levels. It also addresses current topics such as engaging in a blended learning environment, social networking, and using related technology tools. Continuing to Engage the Online Learner provides an introduction to the theory of engaged learning and its design, assessment, and management in online and blended learning environments. In addition, the book describes the types of activities that engage the online learner in each phase of engagement and provides 50 new examples of activities.

Virtual Lunch and Learn (Topic: Topic: Article - Teaching: What students want)

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, October 15, 11:10-11:40
Location: Online
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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable where we will be discussing this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education - Teaching: What students want.

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Teaching Sensitive Topics Online: Trauma-Informed Strategies

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, October 15, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
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Description: Many college courses include sensitive materials that may produce reactions in students. This workshop will provide an overview of a pedagogical model designed to aid students who react to course materials. Special emphasis will be placed on how to communicate with students using distance learning technology. Strategies for traauma-informed higher educational practices in the online classroom will be discussed.

Editing Zoom Recordings for Teaching

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Friday, October 16, 2:00-3:30
Location: Online
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Description: Matthew Nyquist, professor in the Mass Media department will answer your questions and provide instruction on how to quickly and efficiently edit Zoom videos as well as make sure subtitles are in sync.

Teaching Circle: Teaching Effectively with Zoom

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Friday, October 16, 2:00-3:00
Friday, October 23, 2:00-3:00
Friday, October 30, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description:

A Teaching Circle is a small book club that meets the THREE times. When you sign up for this event, you are signing up for all three meetings. This Teaching Circle will read and discuss Teaching Effectively with Zoom by Dan Levy.

In March of 2020, because of COVID-19, many colleges and schools around the world closed, and many teachers and faculty members scrambled to learn how to teach online in a hurry. Since then, lots has been written about how to teach live online sessions and how to master the different aspects of the technology involved. How to set up your screen windows when you teach online? Should you use the chat function? Do you use breakout rooms, and if so, how? For many of us, it was overwhelming. Even paralyzing.

This book is an attempt to help professors and teachers take a step back and make sense of all the chaos. My hope is to provide you with some useful pedagogic principles and practices that have served me and some of my colleagues well, and that I hope will guide you in your journey to develop your online teaching skills.

Diversity badgeFirst Generation Ichabods: Beyond the Numbers (Part 1)

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 20, 3:30-4:30
Location: Online
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Description: Do you want to find out who first generation bods are and what the term "first generation" means? Are you looking for ways to help support and become a more effective teacher for your students? This two part series will help you identify common obstacles faced by first generation, low income, and underrepresented college students. We will also describe specific student support resources, and offer practical tips for teaching and interacting with students. This workshop is aimed at faculty and staff who desire to learn more about a growing percentage of Washburn’s student body and how to best help them thrive. No prior knowledge needed.

Engaging College Students Using Active Learning Techniques (Magna Online Seminar)

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Webinar
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 27, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
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Description: For faculty and teachers in any modality, this free Magna Online Seminar will guide you in engaging your students at a deeper, more cognitive level while learning the barriers to learning and how to effectively overcome them.

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First Generation Ichabods: Beyond the Numbers (Part 2)

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 27, 3:30-4:30
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description: Do you want to find out who first generation bods are and what the term "first generation" means? Are you looking for ways to help support and become a more effective teacher for your students? This two part series will help you identify common obstacles faced by first generation, low income, and underrepresented college students. We will also describe specific student support resources, and offer practical tips for teaching and interacting with students. This workshop is aimed at faculty and staff who desire to learn more about a growing percentage of Washburn’s student body and how to best help them thrive. No prior knowledge needed.

Creating a Tidy Online Course

Pillar: Online Education
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, November 2, 11:00-12:00
Location: Online
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Description: Help your students navigate your course efficiently without a lot of clicking and scrolling. Keith will share tips to help you make materials accessible and how to create a course overview video.

Diversity badge Teaching Circle: Teaching Race

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Teaching Circle
Date/Time: Monday, November 2, 3:00-4:00
Monday, November 9, 3:00-4:00
Monday, November 16, 3:00-4:00
Location: Online
Registration:

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Description:

A Teaching Circle is a small book club that meets the THREE times. When you sign up for this event, you are signing up for all three meetings. This Teaching Circle will read and discuss Teaching Race by Stephen D. Brookfield.

A real-world how-to manual for talking about race in the classroom.

Educators and activists frequently call for the need to address the lingering presence of racism in higher education. Yet few books offer specific suggestions and advice on how to introduce race to students who believe we live in a post-racial world where racism is no longer a real issue. In Teaching Race the authors offer practical tools and techniques for teaching and discussing racial issues at predominately White institutions of higher education. As current events highlight the dynamics surrounding race and racism on campus and the world beyond, this book provides teachers with essential training to facilitate productive discussion and raise racial awareness in the classroom. A variety of teaching and learning experts provide insights, tips, and guidance on running classroom discussions on race. They present effective approaches and activities to bring reluctant students into a consideration of race and explore how White teachers can model racial awareness, thereby inviting students into the process of examining their own white identity.

Diversity badge Hear Us Out: International Students’ Campus Experience

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
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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.
Presenters: Tina Williams, Andy Vogel, and Heidi Staerkel

Getting Started with Open Educational Resources

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 10, 1:00-2:00
Location: Online
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Description:

Open Educational Resources (OER) have the potential to transform the teaching and learning experience by providing students unrestricted access to scholarly resources. OER are free teaching and learning resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. This workshop will cover:

  • Understanding and defining OER
  • How OER has transformed student lives
  • OER and the college classroom
  • Steps to get started with OER in your class

Adobe Spark Page: An Active Learning Instructional Tool

Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, November 12, 2:30-3:30
Location: Online
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Description: Looking for a new active learning instructional tool? Come try out Adobe Spark Page.  It helps you provide you and your students with an opportunity to take more agency of the 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 may also begin creating their own Spark Page.

Diversity badge Teaching & Engaging International Students

Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2:00-3:00
Location: Online
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Description: At this time the connection between university communities and international students is more critical than ever. In celebration of International Education Week, it is timely to reflect on how we engage and work with international students to ensure their learning and wellbeing. Join us for an overview of effective practices in teaching, engaging, and learning for international student success.
Presenters: Tina Williams and Kelly McClendon
Moderator: Heidi Staerkel

Virtual Lunch and Learn (Topic: TBD)

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Thursday, November 19, 11:10-11:40
Location: Online
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Description: Faculty teaching methods roundtable.

WUmester Planning Workshop

Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop
Date/Time: Monday, December 14, 10:00-11:30
Location: Online
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Description: This interactive workshop will help faculty brainstorm ways to incorporate WUmester 2021: Sustainability into their courses, whether they are teaching WUmester-specific classes or seeking ways to link units or assignments in existing classes to the topic. Facilitators will provide resources and information about extracurricular programming that can help faculty capitalize on the opportunities WUmester creates to enhance student learning and engagement in their courses.

Previous Years

May

  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Managing an Active Online Course (May 11 - July 14)

June

  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course (June 8 - July 21)

August

  • Adjunct Institute (August 5-7)**
  • Basic D2L Training (August 7)
  • New Faculty Orientation (August 8)
  • Advanced D2L Training (August 9)
  • Course Reboot Day (August 9)**
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Managing an Active Online Course (August 19 - October 20)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course (August 19 - November 10)
  • D2L Gradebook Open Q&A Session (August 20)
  • Kick off the New Academic Year (August 23)
  • Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom (August 27)**
  • Formative (August 27)
  • Wednesday Webinar - Copyright Crash Course: How Can I Stay on the Right Side of the Law? (August 28)
  • Signs of Student Addiction (August 29)**
  • Internal Grants Workshop (August 30)

September

  • Teaching Slam (September 3)
  • Lunch and Learn (September 5)
  • Teaching Circle: Team-Based Learning in the Social Sciences and Humanities (September 9, 16, & 23)
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Keith Farwell (September 9)
  • Teaching Circle: Teaching to Transgress (September 10, 17, & 24)**
  • Introduction to Open Resources for Teaching (September 11)
  • Adobe Spark Page: An Alternative Assessment Tool (September 12)
  • PlayPosit (September 12)
  • Teachnology Workshop: Creating Video Micro-Lectures (September 13)
  • Study Abroad Faculty-led Program Development (September 18)
  • Nuts & Bolts of High Impact Community Engagement Projects (September 19)
  • D2L Quizzes Open Q&A Session (September 19)
  • Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty (September 25)
  • Wednesday Webinar - How Can I Plan (or Revise) My Courses More Efficiently? (September 25)
  • Lunch and Learn (September 26)
  • Advising as Mentoring (September 26)
  • Teaching Action Group: Team-Based Learning (September 27, October, November 1)

October

  • Campus Mental Health Resources to Support Student Learning (October 1)**
  • Understanding the HICEPs Rubric (October 2)
  • Interactive Whiteboard Training with Erik Carlson (October 2)
  • Interactive Whiteboard Practice Session (multiple)
  • Measuring Student Learning: A Hands-on Training and Dinner for Adjuncts (October 4)
  • Beyond Trigger Warnings: Strategies for Addressing Sensitive Content (October 7)**
  • Responding Effectively and Appropriately to Students’ Mental Health Needs (October 8)**
  • Small Steps to Community Engagement (October 9)
  • Making Your Classroom More Inclusive for International Students and English Language Learners (October 9)**
  • Lunch and Learn (October 10)
  • Teachnology Workshop: Active Participation During Videos (PlayPosIt and Washburn Video Server Quizzes) (October 11)
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Michael McGuire (October 16)
  • Keeping our Students Safe (October 17)
  • Teaching Circle: White Fragility (October 16, 23, & 30)**
  • Open Resources Working Group (October 22)
  • Lunch and Learn (October 24)
  • Working with First Generation College Students Part I: Overview of First Gen. (October 24)**
  • Reflecting on Civic Engagement (October 25)
  • Teaching Action Group: Teaching to Deconstruct Whiteness (October 28, November 11 &25)**
  • Wednesday Webinar - Why is Intercultural Competence Important and How Can it Improve my Teaching? (October 30)**

November

  • Teaching Circle: Teach Students How to Learn (November 4, 11, & 18)
  • When Political Discussions Get Heated (November 5)**
  • Hear Us Out: International Students' Campus Experience (November 6)**
  • Do Exam Wrappers Increase Metacognitive Awareness and Student Test Scores? (November 7)
  • Teaching Circle: Answering Why (November 7, 14, & 21)
  • Teachnology Workshop: Using Rubrics in Desire2Learn (November 8)
  • Lunch and Learn (November 12)
  • Community Engagement Potluck and Mixer (November 12)
  • Eliminating Ableism in the Classroom (November 13)**
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Barbara Scofield (November 15)
  • Wednesday Webinar - Beyond Syllabus Policies: What Strategies Help Students Take Responsibility for Learning? (November 20)
  • Working with First Generation College Students Part II: Teaching Strategies and Scenarios (November 21)**

December

  • Winter Social (December 2)
  • Lunch and Learn (December 3)
  • WU-mester Planning Workshop (December 16)
  • Online Winter Adjunct Institute (December 18 - January 10)

January

  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Managing an Active Online Course (January 6 - March 8)
  • D2L Gradebook Open Q&A Session (January 23)
  • D2L Quizzes Open Q&A Session (January 27)
  • Quality Online Course Initiative (QOCI) Online Design Course (January 27 - April 20)
  • Wednesday Webinar: What Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques Can I Use to Improve Learning? (January 29)**
  • Adjunct Connection Meet Up (January 30)

February

  • Teaching Circle: White Fragility (February 4, 11, & 18)**
  • Open Resources Working Group (February 5)
  • Teaching Circle: Crucible Moment (February 5, 12, & 19)**
  • Questioning Techniques: Checking for Understanding (February 6)
  • Teaching Matters: Strategies for Active Learning (February 7, 21, March 6, 20, & April 10)
  • Multi-disciplinary Collaborations for Teaching Diversity (February 10)**
  • D2L Open Q&A Session (February 10)
  • Lunch and Learn (February 11)
  • Teaching Action Group: Teaching to Deconstruct Whiteness (February 12, 26, & March 18)**
  • Wednesday Webinar: What Culturally Responsive Teaching Techniques Can I Use to Improve Learning? (February 12)**
  • Assessment Extravaganza (February 13)
  • Teachnology Workshop: Using Annotations in Desire2Learn (February 14)
  • Online Course Show & Tell with Becky Dodge (February 17)
  • Developing a Better PowerPoint (February 18)
  • Advising as Mentoring (February 24)
  • Using GoFormative (February 24)
  • Wednesday Webinar: How Can I Use Microactivities to Engage Students and Improve Learning and Retention? (February 26)
  • Lunch and Learn (February 27)
  • Responsible Teaching in a Violent Culture - Workshop and Lunch with Dr. Koritha Mitchell (February 27)**

March

  • Interactive Whiteboard Training with Erik Carlson (March 2)
  • Creating Equitable Assessment (March 4)**
  • D2L Basics (March 16 – 9:00)
  • First Steps in Teaching Remotely (March 16 – 11:00)
  • First Steps in Teaching Remotely (March 16 – 1:00)
  • Getting Started with Zoom (March 16 – 2:30)
  • First Steps in Teaching Remotely (March 17 – 9:00)
  • First Steps in Teaching Remotely (March 17 – 12:00)
  • D2L Basics (March 18 – 10:00)
  • D2L Basics (March 18 – 1:00)
  • Assignments & Discussions in D2L (March 19)
  • D2L Basics (March 20)
  • Assignments & Discussions in D2L (March 20)
  • Quizzes in D2L (March 20)
  • D2L Q&A (March 23)
  • Teaching Circle: Small Teaching (March 24, 31, & April 7)
  • Quizzes in D2L (March 24)
  • Assignments & Discussions in D2L (March 25)
  • D2L Q&A (March 27)
  • Grades in D2L (March 30)
  • Assignments & Discussions in D2L (March 31)

April

  • Quizzes in D2L (April 1)
  • Rethinking Assessments for an Online Setting (April 3)
  • Grades in D2L (April 3)
  • Assignments & Discussions in D2L (April 6)
  • Quizzes in D2L (April 7)
  • Grades in D2L (April 8)
  • Discussion Group: How to Recover the Joy of Teaching After an Online Pivot (April 9)
  • Faculty Work/Life Balance During the Crisis - Virtual Forum (presented by The Chronicle of Higher Education) (April 10)
  • Virtual Lunch & Learn (Topic: Engaging students in an online course) (April 16)
  • Communicating with Students During a Crisis (April 16)**
  • Supporting Our Students (April 17)**
  • Faculty Friday: Designing High-Impact Practices for Equity and Impact in New Contexts (presented by Association of American Colleges and Universities) (April 17)**
  • Virtual Lunch & Learn (Topic: Tips for Effective Online discussions) (April 23)
  • Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Teaching in Uncertain Times (presented by Magna Publications) (April 28)**
  • Virtual Lunch & Learn (Topic: Course design tips) (April 30)

May

  • Inclusive Teaching in the Online Classroom (presented by The Chronicle of Higher Education) (May 1)**
  • Adapting In-Class Finals for Online Delivery via D2L Tools (May 1)
  • Reflection on the Spring Pivot and Planning for the Future (May 14)
  • Reflection on the Spring Pivot and Planning for the Future (May 15)
  • Understanding and Utilizing BODstander (May 18)**

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? CTEL 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: CTEL 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)
  • CTEL 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)
  • CTEL 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
  • CTEL 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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