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The Impact of CATL

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!

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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.

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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.

Joanne DolanJoanne Dolan
Instructional Design Coordinator,
CATL

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That’s So HIP! Part Two

Come join us in just over a week at our annual faculty development conference. We are excited for the opportunity to learn, grow, and share as we explore High Impact Practices (HIP) with our keynote speaker, Peter Felten. Anyone working with students is encouraged to attend and if you haven’t registered its not too late!

In preparation for the conference, we have created a two part blog series highlighting the upcoming presenters and their breakout sessions. This is part two and it will highlight study abroad HIP and course specific HIP presentations. Continue reading

FDC15

That’s So HIP! Part One

Come join us in just over a week at our annual faculty development conference. We are excited for the opportunity to learn, grow, and share as we explore High Impact Practices (HIP) with our keynote speaker, Peter Felton. Anyone working with students is encouraged to attend and if you haven’t registered its not too late!

In preparation for the conference, we will be sharing a two part blog series highlighting the upcoming presenters and their breakout sessions. Part one will cover general HIP presentations followed by part two which will highlight study abroad HIP and course specific HIP presentations.

We hope to see you there!

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Not Your Mother’s Course …

“You and your group are walking in the woods when you find a bloody, unconscious young woman. You look through the backpack, you discover a two-way radio and a gas-mask. Her arm is wounded and looks badly infected but from this distance you can’t tell if it’s a bite or not. She’s starting to wake up. Work with your group to decide what to do.”

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Singin’ The Textbook Blues

As I get nearer to the end of the semester (hard to believe) by necessity I am setting my sights on Spring, 2015. I am bringing a group of students to South Africa during the January Interim and so I must get my syllabi completed early (not my typical modus operandi) before I travel. And that leaves me to face one of my pedagogical demons on what to do about a textbook. Continue reading

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To Sum It All Up

Mathematics Senior Lecturer, Theresa Adsit, shares thoughts on her CATL Teaching Enhancement Grant funded project…

Having enjoyed the benefits of having randomized, computer generated homework problems available to assign to my Calculus and Intermediate Algebra students, I wanted to extend those same benefits to my Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry Math 104 students.  Continue reading