Teach Week 2024

Teach Week 2024

Welcome to Teach Week! Looking to get ideas for your fall classes? CTL is offering a week of workshops and a course design consultation clinic to help you generate and implement new course design ideas.



"Can We Cultivate Curiosity in an Era of Distraction?"

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 10:00 to 11:30 am via Zoom

Facilitators: Beth Lisi and Sara Cavallo (CTL) 

“Students are no longer curious.” You may have heard a colleague declare that statement, or maybe you’ve said it yourself. But is it possible to shape the conditions that cultivate our students’ curiosity, particularly when there are constant demands on our attention?  In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore the different dimensions of curiosity and engage in some activities to spark curiosity that you can adapt to your courses no matter the discipline.   

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"Encouraging Active Reading in the Digital Age"

Date: Thursday, June 6, 10:00 to 11:30 am via Zoom

Facilitators: Claire Hamilton and Brian Baldi (CTL)

What’s the role of reading in the contemporary college classroom, anyhow? Instructors sometimes feel that their students aren’t reading – really reading – anymore. In the digital age – with online reading and AI – is reading a thing of the past? And how might we support student reading in this new era? In this session, we’ll look at how students read in both the print and digital context and explore concrete ways to structure our courses across the disciplines so students engage in the active reading that helps them retain more information and builds critical thinking – whether they are reading textbooks, primary sources, professional blogs or other digital sources. 

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"Transforming Assessments and Assignments in the Era of Generative AI"

Date: Friday, June 7, 10:00 to 11:30 am via Zoom

Facilitators: Kirsten Helmer (CTL) and Dan Cannity (IDEAS) 

In this interactive workshop participants will explore strategies for redesigning assessments and assignments to adapt to the presence of generative AI tools, fostering authentic learning experiences while leveraging the benefits and mitigating the risks of AI in education. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a clearer understanding of how to redesign their assessments and assignments to leverage the benefits of generative AI while safeguarding against potential misuse. For more information, see the event listing

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Course Design Consultation Clinic


Dates: Tuesday, June 4, 10 am and 1 pm; Thursday and Friday, June 6 and 7, 1 pm 

Facilitators: CTL consultants 

Whether you want to reflect on a course you just taught or create a plan for the upcoming semester’s courses, take a moment to think about the overarching structure and details of your courses through a collaborative and thoughtful lens with a CTL consultant as your “thought partner.” Through these one-on-one consultations, you’ll leave with design ideas for your course that you can return to when you are ready to prepare to teach your course.  

CTL consultants can think through many aspects of your teaching and course design, including: 

  • Reviewing your overall course design and identifying potential areas where today's students might encounter difficulties; 

  • Incorporating more or varied types of active learning into your course; 

  • Processing student feedback (e.g., MAP, Forward FOCUS, SRTI) to build on strengths and decide which suggestions to incorporate; 

  • Refining assessment and grading strategies to meet your objectives; 

  • Incorporating inclusive and anti-racist teaching practices to enhance the classroom environment; 

  • Identifying and responding to any personal "pinch points" that would make your teaching more joyful and efficient; 

  • And more, tailored to your specific needs! 

To arrange for a one-on-one consultation, please register by 10 a.m. at the latest on the day prior to your requested time slot. A CTL consultant will contact you to confirm the specific details of your meeting. 

Register now.