Spring Events Digest

In addition to further programming still in the works, CATL invites you to take a look below at some of the workshops, reading groups, and ongoing programs we have planned for the Spring. Click on any of the titles listed below to learn more and stay tuned for updates!

Drop-ins: Gradebooks, VoiceThread, MS Teams for Teaching, & PlayPosit

We’ve blocked off time on our calendars for Jan. 20 & Jan. 22 to hold drop-in sessions dedicated to the Canvas Grades tool, using VoiceThread, using MS Teams for Teaching, and using PlayPosit. Please join Drop-ins here on Collaborate Ultra if you have questions, or feel free to request a one-on-one consultation if these times don’t work for you.

 Jan. 20

 Jan. 22

High-Impact Practices Workshop Series

Researchers have identified eight characteristics of high-impact practices (Kuh & O’Donnell, 2013).

This Spring the Center will run workshops on four of them, with a particular focus on how these characteristics may enhance equity and inclusion in your course. The goal of these workshops is for instructors to work toward implementing these elements in their classes.

Taken independently, they are of interest and will each focus on a characteristic of teaching that is inherent to all classes. Added together, instructors will be closer to discerning the depth of the impact their classes make on learning for all students. 

Session Title  Date/Time 
Setting Performance Expectations  Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2:30-3:30pm 
Setting Performance Expectations   Friday, Feb. 12, 11:30am-12:30pm 
Frequent, Timely and Constructive Feedback  Friday, Feb. 26, 11:30am-12:30pm 
FrequentTimely and Constructive Feedback  Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2:30-3:30pm 
Supporting Inclusive Faculty-Student Interaction  Friday, Mar. 26, 11:30am-12:30pm 
Supporting Inclusive Faculty-Student Interaction  Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2:30-3:30pm 
Authentic and Experiential Learning Assessments  Tuesday, Apr. 13, 11:30am-12:30pm 
Authentic and Experiential Learning Assessments  Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2:30-3:30pm 

Stay tuned for registration details!

Inclusive Teaching Workshop (Feb. 19)

Teaching strategies that emphasize structured active learning can create more equitable classrooms and improve learning for all students. As an introduction to inclusive teaching techniques, Professors Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy of the University of North Carolina will ask participants to reflect on inequities and diversity in their classrooms through interactive activities in this webinar. After providing a framework for inclusive design and their own research results, Hogan and Sathy will lead participants through active learning exercises and case studies that explore inclusive techniques. Drawing upon their own teaching experiences and educational research, they will model approaches online that can be readily implemented with any discipline or class size to help all students achieve their potential in both online and face to face formats.

When?

Feb. 19, 2021. 3–4:30 p.m.

Stay tuned for registration details!

Workshop Objectives:

  • Explain the inequities that arise in an unstructured learning environment.
  • Describe techniques that add structure and equity to a classroom.
  • Brainstorm ways to reduce the inequities in your own courses.

Looking for pre-workshop reading? This Advice piece from the Chronicle is a great summary of Drs. Sathy and Hogan’s philosophy combined with tips. See other pieces they have written together or individually at our site here (scroll to bottom).

Creating A More Welcoming Classroom (Feb. 22)

Join presenters Miriam Brabham, Cindy L. Johnson, and Mai J. Lo Lee Monday, February 22, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. to learn about “Creating A More Welcoming Classroom” from the staff of the Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) who advise and aid in the academic success of undergraduate students of multi-ethnic backgrounds and multicultural students.

Register here by Feb. 19, 2021.