We will offer three workshops during the fall semester that are designed to accommodate busy faculty schedules, to expose faculty to new instructional technologies, to engage faculty in MAP priorities and goals, and to provide faculty members with a useful product they can incorporate immediately into their teaching. Some of the defining features of the overhauled workshops are explained below:
Workshops emphasize instructional technologies for classroom and online learning.
Workshop enrollment is limited to six participants to assure quality application training and to assure plenty of time for discussion and practice. We recommend that faculty register early for workshops that pique their interests.
Faculty are engaged in the Master Academic Plan (MAP) through workshop alignment to MAP priorities and sub-priorities.
All of the TLC’s workshops are designed to align with priorities outlined in the Master Academic Plan (MAP), so faculty participation in these workshops may assist the institution in fulfilling a MAP priority or a goal established for the Professional Activities Report (PAR).
All workshops have a work-product-driven focus.
Upon completion of TLC workshops, participants will take away at least one tangible work product (such as an assessment rubric, a learning object, or a revised course segment) they can immediately use to enhance their teaching and student learning.
A single workshop is featured each month; listed below are the TLC offerings for this fall:
1) In September, “Using Turnitin to Enhance Written Assignment Grading” will be offered by Matthew Perrie (with Susan Hines). This workshop addresses how Turnitin may be used in the classroom to detect plagiarism and, more importantly, how to use Turnitin’s grading utilities to facilitate consistent scoring and feedback.
2) In October, “Aligning High-Tech with High-Impact: Practices for the Digital Age.” will be offered by Susan Hines (with Elizabeth Ledbetter). Faculty will create learning objects and/or events that compliment high-impact practices, such as flipped classrooms, writing-intensive courses, and diversity/global learning.
3) In November, “Sakai’s Lesson Builder Tool: A One-Stop-Shop Learning Experience for Students” will be offered by Elizabeth Ledbetter (with Jereme Patterson). Participants will apply Quality Matters-based design standards to instruction and utilize functions of the Lesson Builder Tool to revise instructional content and to enhance that content with a variety of media (such as graphics, audio, and video).
To register for these workshops, visit the TLC’s Seminars & Workshops page.
Whether you are a senior faculty member or a new one, the TLC invites you to create a dynamic Teaching & Learning Center by engaging with your colleagues and participating in Center programs. If you are interested in proposing a short seminar or workshop of your own, just let us know. We are keen to have faculty share their conference or travel experiences, publications or presentations in progress, classroom strategies or course development techniques. Your contributions may help to fulfill a MAP or PAR goal, or you may simply share your expertise for the sake of sharing. For more information, contact Elizabeth Ledbetter (firstname.lastname@example.org or 308-432-6275).