Sparkshops Digest

Sparkshops are short, interactive, “lite” workshops that departments can request through CATL for their department meetings or other events. These workshops are meant to ignite the curiosity of participants and point them toward resources for further development and learning. A sparkshop is a great way for a chair to add some professional development to their agendas! Request a sparkshop below by emailing

  • Sparkshop: Open Educational Resources (OER)
    The OER Strategic Initiative Team will provide a brief overview of what an OER is, preview the Call for Participants, and present some research that will help instructors decide if this is a strategy they might be able to use to improve student success and retention, promote equity and inclusion, embrace digital transformation, and take a small step towards improved sustainability practices.