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Events

All events without a location require pre-registration. Contact for details.

2013

August Faculty Writing Retreat

  • Thursday, August 22, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • For information, email .

New Faculty Orientation

  • Tuesday, August 27, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • For information, email .

Teaching Assistant Orientation

  • Friday, August 30, 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Click here to register.
  • For a draft agenda, see here.

CIRTL Workshops for Graduate Students and Postdocs

  • Preparing for Teaching at Different Types of Institutions: Which is Right For You?
    • Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Top 10 Teaching Mistakes
    • Wednesday, October 23, 12:30 PM to 2 PM
  • Preparing Your Teaching Portfolio
    • Thursday, November 21, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • For more information and to register, see here.

Faculty Conversations on Teaching with Peter Lindsay

  • Top Ten Teaching Mistakes
    • Thursday, September 26, 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
    • To register, see here.
  • Seminar Teaching
    • Thursday, October 10, 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
    • To register, see here.
  • The Class From Hell
    • Wednesday, October 30, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    • To register, see here.
  • Active Lecturing
    • Thursday, November 21, 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
    • To register, see here.

Faculty Forum: Responsive Teaching (Hosted by OIT, the Libraries, and the CTFD)

  • Thursday, October 17, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • For more information or to register, see here.

Fall Mini Faculty Writing Retreats

  • Friday, September 27, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday, October 18, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday, November 22, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • To sign up, contact .

Lunch and Learn: Designing Effective Writing Assignments

  • Thursday, November 14th, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • For more information and to register, see here.

Lunch and Learn: Forming Successful Teams for Team-Based Learning

  • Wednesday, November 20th, 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
  • For more information and to register, see here.

2014

January Faculty Writing Retreat

  • Thursday, January 16, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • To sign up, contact .

Faculty Forum: Personal Devices in the Classroom: A Distraction and/or a Learning Tool? (Hosted by the CTFD, OIT, and the Libraries)

  • Thursday, February 6, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • For information or to register, see here.

Team-Based Learning Workshops

  • To sign up for any of these workshops, click here.
  • Thursday, February 13th, 1:00PM to 2:30 PM - Team-Based Learning Overview (aka TBL 101) with Dave Gross (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology)
  • Tuesday, February 25, 1:00PM to 2:30PM (pending) - Creating Meaningful Assignments with Sanjiv Gupta (Sociology)
  • Thursday, March 6th, 1:00PM to 2:30 PM - Developing structured instruments for assessing teams with Jenna Marquard (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)
  • Wednesday, March 26th, 1:00PM to 2:30PM - Creating Meaningful Assignments with Adena Calden (Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Thursday, March 27th, 1:00PM to 2:30PM - Setting Up Student Teams for Success with Anita Milman (Environmental Conservation)
  • Tuesday, April 1st, 1:00PM to 2:30PM - Forming and Assessing Teams with TreaAndrea Russworm (English)
  • Thursday, April 10th, 1:00PM to 2:30PM - Assessing Student Teams with Technology with Curt Griffin (Environmental Conservation)
  • Tuesday, April 15th, 12:00PM to 1:30PM: Building Collaborative Team Assignments with Leda Cooks (Communication).
  • Wednesday, April 23rd, 11:30AM to 1:00PM - Active Learning in “non-TBL” spaces with Brenda Bushouse (Political Science)
  • Friday, April 25th, 1:00PM to 2:30PM - Setting Up Student Teams for Success with Ludmila Tyler (Biochemistry/Molecular Biology)
  • More workshops forthcoming

Spring Mini Faculty Writing Retreats

  • Friday, February 28, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday, March 7, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday, April 25, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • To sign up, contact .

Active Learning Workshops

  • To sign up for any of the Active Learning institutes, click here.
  • March 13-14: Bob Beichner from North Carolina State
  • May 19-20: D Christopher Brooks from EDUCAUSE, and J.D. Walker and Paul Baepler from University of Minnesota.
  • Aug 25-26: Robin Wright from University of Minnesota.
  • For more info, click here.

Teaching Development with José Antonio Bowen

  • Flipping, Wrapping, & Integrating: Refocusing Students on Learning
    • Thursday March 27, 12 PM to 2 PM
    • For more information and to register for the workshop, see here.
  • Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your Classroom Will Improve Student Learning
    • Thursday, March 27, 4 PM to 5:30 PM
    • For more information and to register for the keynote, see here.

Incorporating Video Projects Into Your Classroom Teaching Model

  • Thursday, April 10, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • To sign up, please see here.
  • Collaboratively presented by the Libraries, OIT, and the CTFD.

Tenure & Time Management: How to Manage Your Time So You Can Publish Prolifically AND Have a Life Beyond the Ivory Tower

  • Thursday, May 15, 9 AM to 12 PM
  • To sign up, please see here.

Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career

  • Thursday, May 15, 1 PM to 4 PM
  • To sign up, please see here.

Annual Faculty Writing Retreat

  • Tuesday, May 20, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • To sign up, contact .

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