Now I might be a tiny bit biased, but I think UWGB’s CATL is probably the best in the country, and possibly even the world (or at least, we’re on our way.) We’re a space that faculty can rely on for professional development, pedagogical support and facilitation of community. And you can hang out with Jen, Dana and me!
But, unsurprisingly, people won’t just take my word for it.
With the current cuts being proposed, CATL was given an opportunity to talk about our impact on teaching and learning. Queue a fun-filled weekend of surveys, statistics and budgets! While we may have been tearing our hair out for a couple of days, we did compile some pretty amazing quantitative and qualitative evidence of how important our services are to what happens in the classroom.
Below we have a quick snapshot of some of the most important and interesting numbers that came from our work. If you’re interested in seeing more in-depth results, let us know.
However, beyond the head-counts, one of the most important things CATL does is ensure that the conversation on campus is centered on teaching and learning. It creates an environment where faculty can innovate with support, inspire and collaborate with their peers from all disciplines and make the teaching across campus exceptional.
We’re hopeful and excited to continue providing many opportunities in the future, and hope to see you all there.
Instructional Design Coordinator,
As we move towards the day of turkey, I find myself fighting with a full inbox and calendar full of committee meetings. Particularly at this point of the semester it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, let alone enjoy the journey through the dark. Continue reading
As someone who was raised Irish Catholic, guilt is a major motivator for me. The general wisdom that the best writers write every day is fairly high on my list of things to feel guilty about along with flossing, starting a Roth IRA and filing all the receipts in my bottom drawer. So I feel that the WriMo movement was created just for people like me. Continue reading
“Charting the Course”, “Navigating the Currents of Change”, “Set Sail on a Course Tour”, “A Voyage through QM”.
The harbor-based puns (and subsequent groaning) came hard and fast at the 6th Annual Quality Matters Conference held in Baltimore, which I was lucky enough to attend and present at in September. The conference attracts faculty, designers and administrators from across the county to learn more about Quality Matters and it is a great opportunity for CATL to learn more about the process, share our progress and network with institutions with similar goals. Continue reading
For me this tweet pretty much summed up Jesse Stommel’s visit to campus last week. Continue reading
D2L is going to be upgraded June 4 and June 5, 2014. But no need to be a sad panda! The changes in this upgrade are minimal and will entail some changes to the look and feel, as well as new features and improvements. Continue reading
Last Fall the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning welcomed a new director. Professor Jennifer Lanter hit the ground running and quickly commissioned a faculty survey to assess the perception of the Center and to identify future areas of growth. The survey received a very healthy turnout with over 40 faculty responding from a broad range of academic units. Continue reading
Over 25 staff, faculty and students met recently to talk about the Rebekah Nathan’s ethnographical book My Freshman Year, the CATL Book Club selection for Spring 2014. With discussions led by Professor Denise Bartell of the GPS program, participants talked about Nathan’s insights into the Freshman experience. While the discussion and the reading led to many considerations, here are were my top takeaways! Continue reading