Teaching Excellence Events


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Learning transfer refers to the ability of students to take knowledge, skills, and strategies gained in an educational setting and adapt it to a variety of contexts (educational, civic, professional, and personal). While educators recognize the critical importance of transfer as a core goal of education, researchers have long documented the challenge that students of all levels have in transferring knowledge across contexts. This interactive workshop introduces participants to the principles of learning transfer and offers an opportunity to consider how to build learning transfer into courses and curricula across the disciplines.  Participants are encouraged to bring their syllabus and course materials to this workshop.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Building a sense of community in an online classroom can be a challenge, but is an essential component for online student success and retention. A panel of faculty, both experienced and new to online teaching, will share methods they have used to successfully foster student engagement in the online classroom.  Participants can expect to leave the session with a variety of potential strategies for fostering student engagement in their own classes and with an enhanced learning community of faculty members who can provide support and answer questions.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Center for Teaching Excellence - Reflective Practice Spring 2020 Saturday Workshop for Faculty and Teaching Associates:

Undergraduate Research is for Everyone: How to Integrate Discovery Through Course-Based Research

Facilitated by Dr. Katie Farnsworth, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Associate Professor, Geoscience

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Improv is more than the gags and one-liners on “Whose Line is It Anyway?” Improvisation skills are now being used in multiple professional fields to improve communication, stimulate creativity and enhance collaboration. In this inclusive, relaxed and interactive workshop, you will learn some of the principles that underlie effective improvisation through large and small group exercises that can be used in any classroom. Participants can expect to take away simple but effective exercises to enhance student engagement and empathetic communication through active learning.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Center for Teaching Excellence annual recognition celebration. 

CTE 30th Anniversary