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3:00 PM–4:00 PM Monday Oct 23, 2017

Donovan Bisbee, CITL Graduate Affiliate


Armory building, room 428


ICES, IEF, and reflection essays come and go, particularly as your program stretches on. Rather than reading and filing that feedback, we can use those resources to consider long-term changes to a particular course, future courses, or our own pedagogy. This workshop will address different types and forms of student feedback, tailoring your questions/approaches to generate useful feedback, and using student feedback over time to develop and revise a course. This workshop may be particularly useful for instructors with experience teaching the same course repeatedly but will be applicable to anyone hoping to teach, revise, or develop a course in the future.

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, run by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

Cost: Free, but registration required

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Event Source: CITL Calendar

11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Nov 1, 2017

Cheelan Bo-Linn (CITL)


Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)


Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.  


Session 6: What We Know About Visual Learning & Thinking Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More


Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 

As we have increasingly moved from blackboard to PowerPoint slides, it is essential to examine our slides to see if they enhance or detract from our students learning and comprehension.  When a PP deck is horribly designed, it can ruin our presentation. It is difficult enough for our students to see visually ineffective, confusing slides and then have their instructors read off the slides! What strategies can we use to ensure that our PP slides and other multimedia are effective tools that do not interfere with the message?    


Neuroscience and cognitive research have discovered how our brains process auditory and visual information, visual imagery being more easily remembered than some other forms of information.  Join this session to learn more about visual learning and thinking and how to apply that research to our teaching.

Please mark these sessions on your calendar
11:30 – 1:00 
Room 428, Armory Building

Wed, Sept. 20, 2017  Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Sept. 27, 2017  Session 2: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Oct. 4, 2017     Session 3: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017    Session 4: Supporting Our Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve Creatively

Wed, Oct. 18, 2017    Session 5: Best Practices from Face-to-Face Courses to Online Courses

Wed, Nov. 1, 2017    Session 6: What We Know About Visual Learning Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More….




Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.

Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)

Event Source: CITL Calendar

Tue Nov 07

Kaltura Essentials

10:30 AM–11:30 AM Tuesday Nov 7, 2017

Armory Building room 428

Description: Kaltura Essentials


Event Source: CITL Calendar

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Teaching Portfolio Program

Applications are being accepted for participation in the 2016-2017 Teaching Portfolio Program.  
Click on this link to apply for the program.


The CITL Teaching Portfolio Program is designed for those graduate students who have the opportunity for many teaching experiences during their graduate studies (4+ semesters, preferably in a variety of class settings), thededication to develop a deep understanding of teaching and learning, and the desire to document their teaching in a professional teaching portfolio prior to entering the academic job market.


Upon completion of the CITL Teaching Portfolio Program, you will be able to (1) articulate your teaching philosophy and explain how it informs your teaching practice in relation to your students’ learning; (2) demonstrate established competencies of an effective college teacher; (3) communicate your understanding of pedagogy to others through workshops, reading groups, or mentoring; and (4) design a portfolio that documents your effectiveness as an instructor and your reflective teaching practice.


To become a candidate for the CITL Teaching Portfolio Program, you must (1) have completed the Graduate Teacher Certificate; (2) have completed (or be close to completing) the Teacher Scholar Certificate; and (3) have at least 4 semesters of college teaching experience.


As a participant in the program, you will (1) attend and fully participate in monthly cohort meetings of about 1.5 - 2 hours each through the fall and spring semesters; (2) revise your teaching philosophy statement; (3) develop materials for your professional teaching portfolio; (4) create your electronic portfolio; (5) provide feedback on the portfolio materials of one or more members of the cohort; and (6) develop some way to share your teaching expertise with other graduate students.

To get more information, contact Lucas Anderson