Register now for Teaching Center's faculty seminars

Registration is open now for three faculty seminars being offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning in the upcoming school year, including a new option: Multimedia Bootcamp for Interactive Course Design.

In this new seminar, participants will learn about all aspects of instructional multimedia production — from project planning to design to technology. Instructors who have specific plans to embark on a medium-to-large scale instructional multimedia or interactive project will participate in a hands-on, project-based learning experience. While several members of the Teaching Center staff will be leading the workshops and providing assistance, instruction and feedback, it is the participants themselves who will be doing the work of content creation. The class is designed to help instructors get the most out of the resources offered in the Teaching Center’s Media Creation Lab.

Participants must attend one of two half-day introductory sessions on Sept. 16 or 17, and then attend three other sessions. A la carte sessions will be scheduled with input from the participants who want to attend them.

The other two faculty seminars are:

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Led by Nancy Reilly, director of the Office of Measurement & Evaluation of Teaching (OMET), this class teaches faculty how to plan and administer a study aimed at improving learning in the classroom. The cohort will meet monthly for two terms, starting Sept. 13, and complete study by the end of the spring 2020 term, so it is necessary for you to teach in the spring 2020 term.

The Highly Engaged, Highly Interactive Instructor: Teaching in higher ed has increasingly been changing to student-centered learning, which involves shifting from the traditional mode where instructors are active and students are passive, to one where the students are actively engaged in their own learning. This seminar is designed to help faculty learn the use of evidence-based techniques, tools and strategies for handling both common and uncommon teaching challenges in traditional face-to face classrooms. The seminar meets once in September, October, November, February and March and is led by teaching consultant John Radzilowicz.

Faculty seminars are educational experiences designed exclusively for faculty to deepen their teaching practice. The learning communities operate as a cohort and give faculty access to a community of practice that nurtures their teaching while focusing on research-guided principles.

Visit the center’s website to register.