Below is the recording of the “Collecting and Working with Mid-semester Feedback Workshop” hosted on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. We’ve provided the video as a PlayPosit Bulb so that you can engage with questions from the workshop facilitator.
To view the bulb, type your first and last name, then click “Save.”
Here are the resources discussed during the workshop:
- Slides: Collecting and working with mid-semester feedback.pptx
- Short survey that asks students to discuss their own preparation for class in addition to their experience with the instructor and with the course material.
- Start-Stop-Continue survey
- Open-ended question survey
- What in this class so far has helped your learning the most?
- What in this class so far has hindered your learning?
- What suggestions do you have to improve this course?
- Plus / Delta
- Framing feedback resource (student facing):
We’d love to hear from you!
Let us know how you collect and work with mid-semester feedback. What strategies have you employed? What works? What do students like and what are some areas to avoid? Feel free to share sample prompts and success stories. Comment below or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Instructional Development Council (IDC) is accepting applications for Teaching Enhancement Grants (TEG), through support from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. The Teaching Enhancement Grant program is designed to support professional development activities that will enhance a faculty member’s teaching skills or result in the development of innovative teaching strategies.
All full-time faculty, lecturers and teaching academic staff whose primary responsibility is teaching for the current academic year are strongly encouraged to apply! Click the button below for full details.
TEG applications are due Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.
The UWGB Provost Office and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, on behalf of the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development, invite faculty and instructional academic staff to apply for the 2022-23 cohort of the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars (WTFS) Program.
This program is designed to provide time (one year) to systematically reflect with peers in a supportive and open-minded community and, ultimately, to move from “scholarly teaching” to the “scholarship of teaching.” Administered by the UW System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) and directed by UW faculty, the WTFS Program is grounded in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Read more about the WTFS Program on the OPID site.
Download the Full Program Description & Call for Applications
Interested applicants should submit items 1-5 below as separate attachments to one email message. That email should be sent to CATL (CATL@uwgb.edu) with the subject line “WTFS Application” by Nov. 12. The reference letter can be submitted directly to the CATL email by your Department Chair or Dean, but it is also due by Nov. 12. The full list of required materials is below:
- Application checklist;
- A letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the WTFS Program (two-page maximum);
- A teaching & learning philosophy as it intersects with equity, diversity, and inclusion (three-page maximum);
- An abbreviated curriculum vitae (two-page maximum);
- This budget sheet completed and signed by you (selected applicants will have their budget signed and approved by the Provost);
- A reference letter from your Department Chair or Dean (can be directly emailed to CATL@uwgb.edu).
As always, let us know if you have any questions via email: CATL@uwgb.edu.
Much of the rhetoric around higher education during COVID has been around closing down activities and opportunities, yet, for many instructors, the experience has been one of opening up their classes to new ways of teaching, new populations of students, and new expectations from administration. This year the Instructional Development Institute seeks to highlight the ways instructors have opened up their classes – and higher education by extension – in new ways. What new assignments have you developed, what new strategies have you used, what new course materials have you adopted, and what policies have you enacted to open your classrooms in new and innovative ways? could also consider how the “Open” theme relates to the use of Open Education Resources (OER), more open or inclusive classroom environments, streaming classes across locations, and our new identity as an open or “access” institution.
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) and the Instructional Development Council at UW-Green Bay invite applications for our Virtual Instructional Development Institute on Jan. 11 & 12, 2022. We’ve decided to hold the Institute a full week earlier than normal because over the past few years we have heard that it would be helpful to have time to implement strategies and methods learned at the Institute. We also hope to hold Post-Institute Workshops to provide time and space for instructors to do that work.
There are multiple ways to participate. From roundtable discussions to virtual posters, we wish to showcase the thoughtful minds of our teaching and learning partners and highlight the ways these past semesters have opened up learning spaces. Please consider applying for the session format below that best suits you. Click to expand the descriptions of session formats below. Email CATL@uwgb.edu if you have any questions about session formats.
How to Apply
First, decide in which format you/you and your collaborators would prefer to share your projects or presentations. Next, click on the link for the Qualtrics survey below. You will be asked to provide your name(s), a description of your project, and your preferred format.
Synchronous Options ⌚
Virtual Round Tables (60 minutes)
Focused conversations with participants around a specific pedagogical question, challenge, technique, or tool. You may apply individually or as a group.
Live Presentation (20 minutes)
A short, live presentation of research, scholarship, or other pedagogical strategy participants might wish to share with teaching and learning colleagues.
Bandwidth Recovery Zone Sessions (15 or 30 minutes)
Decompression sessions led by volunteers (e.g. leading a mindfulness break, a pet slideshow, an online Zumba class, playing a game, going on an Instagram walk and post to a hashtag, and more!)
Asynchronous Options 📅
On-Demand Interactive Sessions
This is a virtual conference paper or presentation. These sessions consist of recorded presentations (up to 20 minutes long) with an online discussion board for Q & A or as PlayPosit video. On-demand sessions will open at the beginning of the conference and run until the end of the conference.
Virtual Research Showcase
This is a virtual poster session. Presenters will submit a six-minute screencast detailing a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project which CATL will put into a VoiceThread so that presenters and participants can discuss asynchronously over the two days of the conference.
This resource is one that will be hosted on CATL’s blog in which presenters might create a teaching and learning resource to be posted after the Institute. Some ideas might include writing a reflection on a teaching practice or method, creating a multimedia post that highlights the ways in which they opened up their classes, projects, assignments, etc., or something else entirely!
Sample topics might include but are not limited to:
- Engagement techniques
- Asset-focused pedagogy
- Discussion-based courses
- Equity-minded curricular design
- Collaborative assignment or project design
- Inclusive or culturally responsive pedagogies
- Equity in HIPs engagement
- Anti-racist or social justice pedagogies
- Mentoring and mentorship
- Open education resources
- Critically reflexive practice and professional growth
Submit your application by Dec. 3, 2021!
Click here to submit
Vince Lowery, Director of Student Success and Engagement, invites instructors to join him for virtual coffee and conversation Monday, October 4th at 9 a.m. He offers this time as an opportunity to chat about creating flexibility in the classroom and how to connect students to resources they need to succeed.
Join in via Zoom