Workshops Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence

Outcomes Assessment D-E-A-L: Design, Engage, Assess and Apply, Link

September 17, 2004

Facilitator: Dr. Barbara Walvoord

A Workshop Designed To:

  1. Create an Outcomes Assessment framework for each department and program that is meaningful and useable.
  2. Examine how departments can use existing data to measure student/program outcomes.
  3. Provide a variety of outcome measurement strategies for classroom and program use.
  4. Suggest application strategies to facilitate reflection and facilitate the use of the data collected for program improvement.

You will leave this workshop with a complete skeletal plan of Action towards meeting our Outcome Assessment goals.

Spirituality Across The Curriculum Retreat/Workshop: An Investigation of Zen Principles and Their Applications to the Educational Environment

September 25, 2004

Facilitator: Dai-En Bennage

As part of a yearlong examination of the principles of Zen, the Spirituality Across the Curriculum teaching circle will host a faculty/student retreat to explore what Zen might contribute to the teaching/learning process.

Encouraging Classroom Civility Through Behavioral Interventions, Teamwork, and Collaboration, or “With a Team, You Get Eggroll!”

November 6, 2004

Speaker: Karen M. Heller, M.A.

Civility . . . Is this an issue in your class? In your program? In your College? Come to a highly interactive workshop to learn strategies for dealing with civility issues and ways to avoid possible confrontations.

Advising Workshop

January 22, 2005

Facilitator: Dr. Tom Brown

Pathways to Persistence is a simulation exercise that challenges some of the common myths and misconceptions about attrition, identifies many of the real reasons students leave college, and considers evidence suggesting that what happens to students after they enroll is often more important than their pre-enrollment attributes and experiences. Pathways makes the point that increased persistence is the by-product of a campus environment which combines high quality teaching, comprehensive student services, and an effective academic advising program.

Conceptual and Relational Issues in Advising presentation will address academic advising as an extension of the classroom teaching done by faculty members, which supports students to develop and achieve their personal, academic and career goals. The session will provide a framework to guide the work of advisors, consider the roles and responsibilities of advisors and advisees, and identify specific student needs and expectations in advising. Finally, we will reflect on the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are essential to forming effective advising and teaching relationships.

Supporting the Achievement and Success of At-Risk Students presentation and discussion will identify the characteristics, challenges and effective strategies for advising specific student populations that are at-risk for leaving college and/or for not achieving their full potential. Participants will consider basic theories of student learning and motivation and learn about concrete, tangible strategies that can increase student engagement, achievement, and persistence. Advising Workshop Photo Gallery

The Framework for Teaching Workshop

Facilitator: Charlotte Danielson

March 19, 2005

The workshop is designed to introduce Ms. Danielson's research-based set of components of instruction. The components are aligned to the INTASC standards, and grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. The Framework for Teaching applies to all instructional settings, whether they are in early childhood, elementary, middle school, high school, or college. How the various skills of teaching are manifested in these different settings is of course different, but the underlying concepts are the same in all environments.