CITL Calendar

Instructor Workshops and Teaching Sessions

CITL is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added.

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Important Dates  

Time:
2:30 PM–3:30 PM Tuesday Feb 21, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Using copyrighted materials in class?  Using copyrighted materials in research?  If the answer to one or both of these questions is “yes” then this workshop is for you.  Come and discuss how to use materials in your courses and research in a lawful manner.

Cost: Free, but registration requested
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–6:30 PM Tuesday Feb 21, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428 (southwest corner)

Description:

This series of four workshops is for international graduate students who are preparing to take the EPI. First-time test-takers and re-takers are welcome. Each workshop will focus on a different part of the EPI, including the EPI's structure, how it's scored, preparation tips, definition of terms, responding to open-ended questions, strategies for effective interviewing, and activities and resources you can use on your own to prepare for the EPI. During each session, you'll also have time to practice what you've learned. 

Workshop dates:

January 31, Session 1: Overview. Defining terms. Practice strategies.

February 7, Session 2: Using clarification and negotiation strategies

February 14, Session 3: Answering open-ended questions

February 21, Session 4: EPI practice. Setting goals. Resources. (Attendance at previous sessions is encouraged in order to gain the most from Session 4.)

Registration is required.

Workshop location: Armory Building, Room 428

Address: 505 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL

http://go.illinois.edu/armorymap

**We recommend entering through the Armory building's SouthWest corner near the intersection of Fourth and Gregory (across from Huff Hall) and then taking the elevator to the 4th floor.

For information about the English Proficiency Interview, visit http://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/measurement-evaluation/english-proficiency-interview

 

Cost: Free, but registration required. Space is limited.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Feb 21, 2017
Location:

G17 Foreign Languages Building

Description:

R is statistical software that is licensed as an open source program under GNU license. In other words, it is free. As statistical software, it can be used for data manipulation, calculation, inference, and graphical display. It contains advanced statistical procedures often not yet available in other statistical software and is available on a variety of platforms.

This course will show you how to run the most common bivariate statistical analyses in R. Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square and Fisher's exact test
  2. Two-Independent samples t-test
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate correlation
  5. Bivariate regression
  6. Multivariate regression

 

Please note you must be registered in order to attend this workshop.  If you have questions about your registration status please contact atlas-training@illinois.edu.

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Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Feb 22, 2017
Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

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

Session 3: 

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 

Teaching philosophy statements are requested for a variety of reasons: job applications, teaching awards, grant proposals, and formal evaluations. On our campus, faculty submit a teaching statement as part of the promotion and tenure packet and for the annual review in many of the departments. A teaching statement that accurately describes and documents your teaching, in addition, to your philosophy, can promote reflection and new approaches for teaching, in addition to documenting your efforts. We will share the characteristics of effective teaching statements and the most common areas where they can be improved. 

This interactive workshop will be helpful to those who want to begin or revise their teaching philosophy statements for their annual reviews and P&T portfolios. This session is targeted for faculty, but open to all. Resources and handouts provided.  Space is limited.

 
  Please mark these sessions on your calendar (Registration Required)

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017     Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017     Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Tues, Mar. 7, 2017     Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl. 

Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017     Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017    Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017  Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017  Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017   Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve

 

 

 
 
Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Feb 22, 2017
Location:

G8A Foreign Languages Building

Description:

The SAS program is a syntax-driven statistical and data management program used in many different professional and academic disciplines. This course will show you how to run the most common bivariate statistical analyses in SAS. Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square
  2. Independent Samples T-Tests
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate Correlation
  5. Bivariate Regression
  6. Multivariate Regression

 

Please note you must be registered in order to attend this workshop.  If you have questions about your registration status please contact atlas-training@illinois.edu.

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Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Feb 28, 2017
Location:

G17 Foreign Languages Building

Description:

SPSS is a user-friendly program that allows you to conduct statistical analyses through simple point-and-click menu items. This is an introductory course where you will learn the basic menu options and will be useful for people who have never used SPSS before. Topics covered include:

  1. Introduction to data editor and variable view environments
  2. Changing SPSS options
  3. Computing new variables
  4. Variable banding
  5. Recoding variables
  6. Creating frequency and contingency tables
  7. Obtaining univariate statistics, bar charts, and pie charts
  8. Handling SPSS output

 

Please note you must be registered in order to attend this workshop.  If you have questions about your registration status please contact atlas-training@illinois.edu.

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Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Wednesday Mar 1, 2017
Location:

428 Armory Building (southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Media Commons

The Media Commons located in the Undergraduate Library is a collaborative campus effort that provides students, staff and faculty opportunities to experiment with digital media and other emerging technologies, with expanded opportunities to learn of best practices in educational media creation. In addition to a robust loanable technology program, the Media Commons is a service space that offers faculty, staff, and students the ability to create, use, and curate digital media. The goal is to meet the need for broad access to media creation tools, information technology training in multimedia hardware and software, and instruction in media literacy. Eric will cover the basics of the Media Commons as well as show examples of current emerging technology and media tools.

The Media Commons @ UGL: http://mediacommons.illinois.edu

Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Mar 1, 2017
Location:

314 Main Library

Description:

ATLAS.ti is a qualitative data analysis program that allows you to track large amounts of data in a meaningful and systematic way. It is designed to help manage and analyze non-numerical data such as text, video, audio, and graphics. ATLAS.ti can be understood as a tool that facilitates the integration of data description, analysis, and interpretation. In the course of qualitative research, which often involves analysis of complex phenomena, the program offers tools to manage, extract, compare, and explore data. The goals of this workshop are to:

  1. Learn about the methodological principles behind ATLAS.ti.
  2. Open ATLAS.ti software and import textual documents.
  3. Understand the layout of the ATLAS.ti environment.
  4. Learn the fundamental functions of ATLAS.ti for data description, exploration, analysis, and interpretation.
  5. Learn how to print, save, and export output. 

 

Please note you must be registered in order to attend this workshop.  If you have questions about your registration status please contact atlas-training@illinois.edu.

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Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:00 PM Tuesday Mar 7, 2017
Location:

room 210 Illini Union

Description:

We are pleased to have Paul Diehl return to our campus for this thoughtful talk. Before going to University of Texas-Dallas to be the Associate Provost and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Professor Diehl was the Founding Director Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy and Founding Director Emeritus of the Office of Undergraduate Research.  

Abstract of his presentation: There are some traditional ways and indicators of what we think of as award winning teaching.  Is there anything to be learned by taking the opposite of those?  The talk focuses on two examples and argues that there can be some important lessons about what is good instruction and how we might reevaluate, at least in part, how and to whom we teach.

We invite all across campus to attend this special presentation.

Cost: No cost, but registration is required.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Mar 7, 2017
Location:

G17 Foreign Languages Building

Description:

SPSS is a user-friendly program that allows you to conduct statistical analyses through simple point-and-click menu items.  This course will show you how to run the most common bivariate statistical analyses in SPSS. Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square
  2. T-Tests
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate Correlation
  5. Bivariate Regression
  6. Multivariate Regression

 

Please note you must be registered in order to attend this workshop.  If you have questions about your registration status please contact atlas-training@illinois.edu.

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Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Mar 8, 2017
Location:

314 Main Library

Description:

This workshop takes an advanced approach to managing, extracting, comparing, and exploring data using ATLAS.ti tools. The goals of this workshop are to:

  1. Understand the specific functions of creating and installing a Copy Bundle
  2. Learn how to import Excel spreadsheets using column prefixes
  3. Select a search tool and learn the formatting required for search expressions
  4. Create and use Primary Document Families and Super Families to apply filters
  5. Learn how to produce the most analytically beneficial memos
  6. Generate spatial representations of codes and quotations using networks
  7. Investigate the co-occurrences of codes with quotations
  8. Analyze data and generate both qualitative and quantitative output 

 

Please note you must be registered in order to attend this workshop.  If you have questions about your registration status please contact atlas-training@illinois.edu.

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Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
8:00 AM–2:00 PM Thursday Mar 9, 2017
Location:

Illini Union Rooms A,B,C

Description:

The theme of this year’s retreat is “The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning.” When we think of engagement, most likely the first thing that comes to mind is active learning, an instructional method where the students are not only performing meaningful activities, but also reflecting on what they are doing. An anticipated goal is not only improved achievement, but also increased retention. In thinking about engagement, we should not discount the role of emotions in engagement and learning. Excitement and curiosity can ignite passion in our students to be intrinsically motivated to learn.

Our campus vision is to impact locally, nationally and globally through transformational learning experiences and groundbreaking scholarship. At the retreat, we will take the opportunity to share the stories of several of our peers who have successfully and creatively implemented ways to bring out the passion for learning in our students. We will feature short videos, teaching simulations, and interactive activities by our exemplary teachers. We encourage attendees to apply for retreat grants to implement ideas inspired during the retreat.

Cost: No cost but most register
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
2:00 PM–3:30 PM Thursday Mar 9, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

What is this thing you’re supposed to include in your application?  Some institutions call it a teaching philosophy, some a teaching statement, others a teaching philosophy statement, but more and more places require such a document from applicants for faculty positions.

I’ll be honest with you: your teaching philosophy statement is difficult to write, and different institutions want different things out of it.  But there are some general rules you can follow to help your statement do its job of telling your future colleagues what kind of teacher you are and will be.

Come to this workshop to begin the process of identifying your teaching philosophy, deciding which parts of it belong in your statement, and avoiding common mistakes.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
12:00 PM–1:30 PM Friday Mar 10, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Description forthcoming.

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

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
3:00 PM–4:30 PM Monday Mar 13, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

In this workshop, we will begin by discussing resources that are available to TAs who are dealing with difficult situations.  We will then ask the TAs how they would deal with these difficult situations themselves and identify the pros and cons of these approaches.

This is a TA-to-TA workshop, designed for TAs and offered by one of CITL's Graduate Affiliates.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Mar 14, 2017
Location:

G17 Foreign Languages Building

Description:

Stata is a small but powerful menu- and syntax-driven statistical package for managing, analyzing, graphing data, as well as for creating programs and macros. After attending the Introduction to STATA for Windows, you will be able to:

  1. Open Stata software, set up the size of memory, and open an existing data set
  2. Understand the layout and use of Stata's windows
  3. Obtain descriptive statistics and frequency tables
  4. Transform and manipulate variables using generate and recode
  5. Create and edit graphs
  6. Save and print output by using a log file

 

Please note you must be registered in order to attend this workshop.  If you have questions about your registration status please contact atlas-training@illinois.edu.

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Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:00 AM–12:00 PM Wednesday Mar 15, 2017
Location:

Main Library, Room 314

Description:

Throughout your life you will, almost certainly, give presentations. We’ve all sat through presentations that were boring, confusing, and drab. How do you communicate your message most succinctly? What visuals will captivate and inform our students the best? Is it only about the PowerPoint or are there other techniques that leave a lasting impression on the audience? In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand.

This workshop is part of the Savvy Researcher Series, sponsored by the Graduate College, Research and Information Services, and the Scholarly Commons at the University Library.  Note the location is in room 314 of the Main Library.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Mar 15, 2017
Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

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

Session 4: 

Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 

With the increased demand for students to work effectively in teams, many instructors have implemented short-term and semester-long team projects in their courses. There are many benefits derived from this experience, such as mastering the content through teaching their peers. Often, however, these experiences are not optimal because the students (and faculty…) were not adequately prepared.  Here are some key issues we will address:

  • What are some of the considerations for making this a valuable learning experience?
  • How should teams be created?
  • What are important team skills that students should learn?
  • What makes a good team assignment?
  • How do we assess team work?

We'll address these questions and more in this highly interactive workshop. Handouts with sample assessment forms will be provided. This is a workshop that builds on the theme of the 2017 Faculty Retreat.

  Please mark these sessions on your calendar (Registration Required)

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017     Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017     Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Tues, Mar. 7, 2017     Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl. 

Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017     Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017    Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017  Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017  Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017   Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Wednesday Mar 15, 2017
Location:

G8A Foreign Languages Building

Description:

This course provides an overview of considerations and best practices for designing a questionnaire. Topics covered include: 

  1. Basic considerations of questionnaire design
  2. Cognitive Steps to Answering a Question
  3. Satisficing
  4. Open vs. Closed-ended Questions
  5. Optimal Response Categories
  6. The Cognitive Response Process

 

Please note you must be registered in order to attend this workshop.  If you have questions about your registration status please contact atlas-training@illinois.edu.

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Monday Mar 27, 2017
Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

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

Session 5: 

Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 
 

Have you every stopped to think about the implications of the phrase enhancing teaching and learning that is used so often these days? What roles do teachers and students play in this enhancement adventure? Usually the focus is placed on improving teaching, and rightly so; but research shows that helping student learn how to learn is just as important. Come join us as we discuss the whys, how-tos and results of incorporating learning how to learning activities, assessments, and resources into the undergraduate classroom.  This is a workshop that builds on the theme of the 2017 Faculty Retreat.

  Please mark these sessions on your calendar (Registration Required)

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017     Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017     Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Tues, Mar. 7, 2017     Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl. 

Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017     Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017    Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017  Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017  Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017   Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
5:30 PM–7:30 PM Tuesday Mar 28, 2017
Location:

G17 Foreign Languages Building

Description:

Stata is a small but powerful menu- and syntax-driven statistical package for managing, analyzing, graphing data, as well as for creating programs and macros. This course will show you how to run the most common bivariate statistical analyses in STATA. Topics covered include:

  1. Chi-square and Fisher's exact test
  2. Two-Independent samples t-test
  3. One-way ANOVA
  4. Bivariate correlation
  5. Bivariate regression
  6. Multivariate regression

 

Please note you must be registered in order to attend this workshop.  If you have questions about your registration status please contact atlas-training@illinois.edu.

View Workbooks & Data

Website: Link
Cost: Free
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Mar 29, 2017
Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

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

Session 6: 

Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 

Learning is not a spectator sport (Chickering & Gamson). Students must be cognitively, physically, and affectively engaged for deeper learning and retention to occur. Yet, we have to admit, there are many distractions and the attention span of our students can be relatively short.  How do we manage the amount of content that we should teach while providing opportunities for our students to be engaged in active learning?

We’ll begin identifying activities where student are involved in doing, seeing, writing, feeling, and talking. Also, we’ll learn about Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS), which actively engage students while providing valuable feedback about their learning. This is a workshop that builds on the theme of the 2017 Faculty Retreat.

  Please mark these sessions on your calendar (Registration Required)

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017     Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017     Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Tues, Mar. 7, 2017     Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl. 

Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017     Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017    Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017  Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017  Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017   Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
4:00 PM–5:00 PM Monday Apr 3, 2017
Location:

Armory Building, room 428

Description:

Whether as a first-time Teaching Assistant or a seasoned veteran, most teachers eventually face the dreaded mountain of papers.  In the frenzy of grading, meaningful (and concise) evaluation and feedback can seem impossible, but don't give up hope. Come to this workshop for an overview of practices for evaluating student writing as well as a discussion of rubrics, forms of feedback, and strategies for speeding up the grading process.

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

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
11:30 AM–1:00 PM Wednesday Apr 12, 2017
Location:

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Description:

Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning

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

Session 7: 

Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve

Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building 

As the world becomes more global and information grows exponentially, our students are facing increasingly more complex problems whose solutions cannot be readily found in textbooks. Our responsibility is then to enable our students to approach issues through an inquiry-based instructional model in tackling authentic real-world problems. This model requires us to reconsider the content; e.g., what and how much, what skills our students will need, and how we will evaluate our students. In this session, we will begin our conversation and practice this teaching (and learning) model.

  Please mark these sessions on your calendar (Registration Required)

Wed, Feb. 8, 2017      Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017     Session 2: A Learner-Centered Course Design to Enhance Significant Learning

Wed, Feb. 22, 2017     Session 3: Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement that Reflects Your Teaching

Tues, Mar. 7, 2017     Special Event. Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experiment. Presented by Paul Diehl. 

Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017     Annual Faculty Retreat. The Power of Engagement: Igniting Students’ Passion for Learning

Wed, Mar. 15, 2017    Session 4: Creating Effective Team Assignments and Student Teams: What, How, and Why

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017  Session 5: Enhancing Teaching – Is That Sufficient? The Critical Role of Students in Their Own Learning

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017  Session 6: Active Teaching = Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017   Session 7: Enabling Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Cost: No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Thursday Apr 13, 2017
Location:

Main Library, Room 314

Description:

Throughout your life you will, almost certainly, give presentations. We’ve all sat through presentations that were boring, confusing, and drab. How do you communicate your message most succinctly? What visuals will captivate and inform our students the best? Is it only about the PowerPoint or are there other techniques that leave a lasting impression on the audience? In this session we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand.

This workshop is part of the Savvy Researcher Series, sponsored by the Graduate College, Research and Information Services, and the Scholarly Commons at the University Library.  Note the location is in room 314 of the Main Library.

Cost: Free, but registration required
Event Source: CITL Calendar

Time:
All Day
Location:

Foellinger Auditorium

Description: Fall Graduate Academy & Grading Symposium
Event Source: CITL Calendar