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Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning

Welcome!

Welcome to the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (C-TEL) at Washburn University.  Our goal is to promote excellence and innovation in teaching and enhance student learning.

Coming Up…

Lunch and Learn

Date: Tue 02/19/19 11:10AM - 11:40AM
Location: Washburn Tech Basement Conference Center
Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop

Study Abroad Program Development

Date: Thu 02/21/19 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Location: Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop

Are you interested in developing a faculty-led program, but not sure how to get started? Then this workshop is for you! Bring your ideas and questions. A copy of the Study Abroad Program Development Guide and Program Proposal will be provided, along with additional instructions for completing the proposal process. First time program leaders and assistants are encouraged to attend.

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Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices in Higher Education (Student Mental Health Series #3)

Date: Fri 02/22/19 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location: Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum room
Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop

(This is a repeat of a workshop from September)

The third of a three-part series of workshops on how faculty can respond to mental health needs of current students will address the need for trauma-informed education in the field of social science as well as review strategies and principles for trauma-informed instruction of sensitive course content. Examples will be taken from personal experiences of teaching trauma-specific courses in which the topics of conflict, grief, violence, family crises, and traumatic experiences are covered. Student narratives of their own experiences in these courses and relevant research will also be included. Workshop attendees will be provided with sample assignments, syllabi statements, and course evaluation questions for use in courses that cover sensitive content.

Online Course Show & Tell with Jim Schnoebelen

Date: Tue 02/26/19 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location: Online
Pillar: Pedagogy
Event Type: Workshop

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

This time Jim Schnoebelen will present one of his Communication courses.

Calendaring in Navigate

Date: Wed 02/27/19 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Location: Mabee Library room 206B
Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop

An introduction into the Navigate Calendar system, and the value of syncing your calendar for students

Study Abroad International Opportunities for Faculty

Date: Wed 02/27/19 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Location: Memorial Union Cottonwood room
Pillar: Other
Event Type: Workshop

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

Calendaring in Navigate

Date: Thu 02/28/19 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Location: Henderson room 108
Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop

An introduction into the Navigate Calendar system, and the value of syncing your calendar for students

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Why is the Term “White Privilege” Sometimes Misunderstood?

Date: Mon 03/04/19 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location: Memorial Union Shawnee room
Pillar: Diversity
Event Type: Workshop

Why is the concept ‘White Privilege’ often misunderstood? Come learn what it is and how understanding it can help us have productive discussions about social justice.

Teaching Circle: Teaching Naked Techniques

Date: Tue 03/05/19 3:15PM - 4:15PM
Location: Washburn Tech Brock room
Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Teaching Circle

This event has 3 parts (when you register for this one, you will be registered for all 3):

  • Tuesday, March 5, 3:15-4:15
  • Tuesday, March 19, 3:15-4:15
  • Tuesday, March 26, 3:15-4:15
Put Teaching Naked to work in your classroom with clear examples and step-by-step guidance

Exploring Insights from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership

Date: Wed 03/06/19 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Location: Memorial Union Kansas room
Pillar: Assessment
Event Type: Workshop

In this session, participants will explore insights from results of the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership which was distributed to all undergraduate students in spring of 2018.  This survey provides valuable information related to the Global Citizenship, Ethics and Diversity USLO.  It also provides information regarding the relationship between various institutional efforts and desirable outcomes not only related to leadership, but also to cognitive skill development, hope resiliency and other identity variables.  Within this session, a high level overview will be provided of results and participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on additional areas of research.

Appointment Availability in Navigate

Date: Wed 03/06/19 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Location: Mabee Library room 206B
Pillar: Technology
Event Type: Workshop

A session designed to promote further conversation about how appointment scheduling within the Navigate platform helps promote student success

Certificate of Teaching and Learning

Track and document your professional development activities by registering to earn your Certificate of Teaching and Learning.  Once you register for the certification process, we will begin tracking your participation in C-TEL sponsored events that focus on teaching excellence.  Each time you participate you will earn a badge for that event type that will be posted under your name in the participation list (see the Read More section for details and participation list).  Once you have earned nine badges you will have earned your Certificate of Teaching and Learning for that academic year. Certificates are awarded at the Celebration of Teaching at the end of the academic year.

Fill out this form to register for the Certificate of Teaching and Learning.

You need to register for a certificate EACH YEAR.

Find out more about badges and see the participant list

Certificate of Inclusive Teaching and Learning (New this year!)

This certificate is awarded to those who attend nine diversity events. When you are awarded this certificate, you will also be given a placard that can be posted on your office door and a confirmation statement that you can include in your syllabus stating that you have attended training in inclusive teaching techniques. Anyone who has registered for the Certificate of Teaching and Learning will automatically be registered for this certificate as well.

Fill out this form to register for the Certificate of Teaching and Learning.

You need to register for a certificate EACH YEAR.

C-TEL Staff

Dr. Melanie Burdick

Dr. Melanie Burdick

  • is the Director of C-TEL and an Associate Professor of English. She has a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching from KU, and a MA in English literature from University of Missouri -- Kansas City. She has been at Washburn since 2011.
Sue Taylor-Owens

Sue Taylor-Owens

  • is the Instructional Designer. She earned her Master of Science in Education, Information Technology emphasis, from the University of Nebraska - Kearney. She has been at Washburn since 2008.
Cat Jaynes

Cat Jaynes

  • is the Administrative Specialist for both C-TEL and Assessment. She has been at Washburn since 2016
Karen Barron

Karen Barron

  • is the Coordinator of Community Engaged Learning (HICEPs) and Lecturer in the English Department. She has an MFA in Fiction from Bennington College and a BA from Kansas State University. She has been at Washburn since 2006.
Michael Clouser

Michael Clouser

  • is the C-TEL Washburn Tech Coordinator. He is a technical instructor in the Transportation Division at Washburn Tech.

Teaching Fellows

Keith Farwell

Keith Farwell

  • Lecturer, Allied Health
    (Online Education)

Kelly McClendon

Kelly McClendon

  • Lecturer, International Programs
    (Adjunct Faculty Support)
Michael McGuire

Michael McGuire

  • Associate Professor, Psychology
    (Active Learning Pedagogy)
Amy Memmer

Amy Memmer

  • Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
    (Active Learning Pedagogy)
Tracy Routsong

Tracy Routsong

  • Professor, Communications
    (Teaching Consultation Coordinator)
Sandra Winn Tutwiler

Sandra Winn Tutwiler

  • Professor, Education
    (Teaching and Learning Diversity)
  • James Barraclough
  • Kevin Charlwood
  • Michael Clouser
  • Danielle Dempsey-Swopes
  • Rick Ellis
  • Kelly Erby
  • Michael Gleason
  • Vickie Kelly
  • John Lemon
  • Pamela Schmidt
  • Sue Taylor-Owens
  • Shirley Waugh
  • Gwen Wilson

C-TEL's Mission & Goals

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

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

 

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

-Create a community of faculty, staff and peer student educators focused on the craft of teaching.

-Promote continued awareness of best practices in teaching and learning as reflected in literature.

-Promote and support the effective use of new technologies in the learning process to enhance student learning.

-Facilitate the use of teaching strategies that engage students in active learning.

-Promote and support the diffusion of diversity into courses, curricula, and co-curricular learning.

-Support research related to teaching and learning through assessment of student learning.

-Promote the use of dynamic high impact practices to enhance student learning.

-Promote and support the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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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