Intellectual Road Trip

Someday, this semester will end, and we’ll look around, dazed, and start thinking about what it all means. The work of reflection is made richer when it is done with others— so that our own perspectives are contextualized and the possibilities for future action open up.

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) invite you to join on a week-long intellectual journey that focuses on trying to understand what COVID-19 has meant and will mean for our community at UWGB.  We also seek ways to move forward individually and collectively to create the institution we need, while also questioning who is included in the “we.” CCE and CATL invite members of the UWGB community who wish to explore these questions with us so that we can get a sense of where we’ve just been and how we might orient our campus community towards a just future.

Please read the call for instructions on how to sign-up and more about the “rules of the road.”

A few of the topics we’ll explore collectively are:

  • Ways incorporate discussions of the pandemic into courses through disciplinary lenses/contexts
  • Ways to  incorporate a framework – such as Universal Design,  Community of Inquiry, or Open Pedagogy – into courses/curriculum, which will enhance instruction in all modalities and make the pivot between modalities easier.
  • Ways to connect across disciplinary, staff/faculty and other divides to consider how to best support and build sustainable and meaningful community
  • Other ideas suggested by our fellow travelers

There’s room for 40 on this journey and participants will receive a $100 stipend.

Apply by May 8.

Tough Talk: Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education

Watch for a date the week of March 30-April 3

Watch for an email about how to sign up for the next CATL “Tough Talk” around the book Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education by editors Heather J. Shotton, Shelly C. Lowe, and Stephanie J. Waterman. This book will help us lead discussions about how to better support our First Nations students and support those who are trying to remove the asterisk as a signaling tool for First Nations peoples in research and practice. Please sign up for a book here!

Supporting Inclusive Group Dynamics: Beyond the Group Contract

When: April 5, 2019 from 10-11 AM

Where: Theatre Hall 316, UW-Green Bay Campus

Facilitators: Dr. Caroline Boswell, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning; Associate Professor of Humanities and History; and Dr. Kate Burns, Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Associate Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Women’s and Gender Study. 

While collaborative and group-based learning is on the rise, students are often unaware of the stereotypes and biases that inform group dynamics, student learning, and work productivity. Drawing on recent research on equitable team dynamics, this workshop will allow us to discuss how instructors may use equity-based methods to support the creation of group procedures and dynamics that work to minimize stereotyping and bias.

Register here:

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HIPs @ 10 Reading Series: URSCA

Join us for our third High-Impact Practices @ 10 reading series discussion on February 18, 2019 from 3:00-4:30 PM in MAC Hall 201 or virtually via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra!

The Association of American Colleges and Universities High-Impact Practices turn “10” this year! In honor of that milestone, and an initiative sponsored by UW System and the National Association of System Heads, we’ll highlight readings about Civic Engagement, Undergraduate Student Research and more with the help of the NASH Grant Leadership team.

Ryan Martin will lead a discussion on two chapters from Nancy H. Hensel edited collection, Course-Based Undergraduate Research: Educational Equity and High-Impact Practice.

HIPs @ 10, Nov. 7 from 10-11 CL 204 H

Peter Levine (Assoc Dean of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Tufts University) argues that the answer to the fractiousness of our society and the breakdown of civil society lies with greater civic engagement. We’ll be discussing his book We are the ones we have been waiting for, which considers both the values that we need to re-invigorate our society as well as strategies to strengthen participatory democracy through greater civic engagement.

Please register here: 

Due to busy schedules, we’ve moved this HIPS @ 10 reading series to November 7 from 10-11 am in CL 204 H

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