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Spring 2014 Workshops

SoTL Workshop

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Location: Executive Dining Room Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Alby

You have likely noticed that when every student has prepared for class (and prepared thoroughly), the amount of significant learning that can take place is often drastically increased. But how often have you had your day's plans fall apart because students had not completed the assignment needed to participate fully? We can and should be able to count on students to complete the vitally important work we need them to do outside of class, and as more and more professors are "flipping" their classes, that becomes even more critical. This workshop examines a wide range of strategies from which a professor can pick and choose to create a custom plan to help move students in the right direction.

Dates & Times February 18 11am - 1pm

Research Learning Community

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Location: CTE Flexible Classroom (H-202) Coordinator: Adeel Khalid

Research Learning Community (RLC) is a subsidiary of the CTE. RLC provides a platform where faculty members can share common values and beliefs related to scholarly inquiry into student learning and the practice of teaching. This provides an opportunity for faculty at SPSU to actively engage in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning while learning together. The community will be based on advanced pedagogical design. Faculty member will be able to bring their ideas, share them with others, seek help, and work together with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference and journal publications.

If you have a unique idea about teaching, if you are interested in working with other faculty members across disciplines, or need help getting your research published, join us for one of our meetings at the CTE.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Provide a platform for faculty to share common value and beliefs related to the scholarly inquiry into student learning
  • Advance the practice of teaching
  • Provide a platform for faculty at SPSU to actively engage in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Learn the art of teaching together
  • Learn the methods of advanced pedagogical design
  • Provide a platform for faculty to bring their ideas, share them with others, seek help and work together with the aim of making the research public in the form of conference and journal publications
Dates & Times January 14 12pm - 1pm
January 28 12pm - 1pm
February 11 12pm - 1pm
February 25 12pm - 1pm
March 11 12pm - 1pm
March 25 12pm - 1pm
April 8 12pm - 1pm
April 22 12pm - 1pm

Book Club

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Location: CTE Flexible Classroom (H-202) Coordinator: Adeel Khalid

As part of our efforts to promote the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoTL) at SPSU, we will be continuing the book club in 2012-2013 at the Center of Teaching Excellence. The club will meet every other week to discuss what is expected from an instructor and how they can improve their teaching and student learning while converting this into scholarship. Come join us every other Tuesday from 12pm-1pm at the CTE to discuss the topics with fellow faculty. The book club is open to all faculty members. All participants will be provided a copy of the book. The club provides many teaching-related discussions and exchanges of ideas. Contact Adeel Khalid at akhalid2@spsu.edu for more information.

After attending the book club meetings, participants learn the following about quality teachers:

  • What they know about how students learn
  • How they prepare to teach
  • What they expect of their students
  • How they conduct classes
  • How they treat their students
  • How they evaluate their students and themselves
Dates & Times January 23 12pm - 1pm
February 6 12pm - 1pm
February 20 12pm - 1pm
March 20 12pm - 1pm
April 3 12pm - 1pm
April 17 12pm - 1pm