Academics

Fall 2017 CETL Professional Development Events

Fall Faculty Workshop
KEYNOTE: The Unwritten Rules of College: Transparency and Its Impact on Learning (Part 1)
Dr. Mary-Anne Winkelmes, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Research at UNLV and director of the national Transparency in Teaching and Learning (TILT) program
Transparent teaching/learning practices make learning processes explicit while offering opportunities to foster students' metacognition, confidence, and their sense of belonging in college in an effort to promote student success equitably. A 2016 AAC&U study identifies transparent assignment design as a replicable teaching intervention that significantly enhances students' success, with greater gains for historically underserved students [Winkelmes et al, Peer Review, Spring 2016]. This session reviews the findings, examines some sample assignments, and considers implementation strategies in different contexts where transparent instruction can boost students' success.

WORKSHOP: The Unwritten Rules of College: A Workshop for Designing Transparent Assignments (Part 2)
Following the keynote address, Dr. Winkelmes will walk participants through the process of designing/revising assignments to make them more transparent, relevant and accessible for students. Participants will leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses, and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments that promote students' learning equitably.

RESOURCES:
The Unwritten Rules of College: Transparency and Its Impact on Learning [Slides, cite when using]
The Unwritten Rules of College: Transparency and Its Impact on Learning [Handouts, cite when using]

Faculty Professional Development September 7
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MTG: Educational Technology Showcase: iPads as a Teaching Tool
Speakers: Jeffrey Beer, Michelle Calka, and Kathryn Davis

RESOURCES:
Video Recording of the Session

Faculty Professional Development October 5
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MTG: Fostering an Inclusive Classroom: How Social Identity Threat Shapes Classroom Experiences and What Faculty Can Do About It
Speaker: Dr. Katie Boucher, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences, University of Indianapolis

RESOURCES:
Inspiring the Right Mindsets for Student Success: What Faculty Can Do [presentation slides]
A recording of the session can be found in the CETL Canvas Course within the Tegrity Classes navigation area 


Faculty Professional Development October 12
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MTG: Sponsored by the Office of Career and Professional Development
Speaker: Ryan Jenkins, author of The Millennial Manual

Faculty Professional Development November 2
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MTG: High Impact Practices at Manchester University
Speaker: Robert Gonyea in place of Jillian Kinzie, NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) Institute at Indiana University

RESOURCES:
Video Recording of the Session
Presentation Slides

Faculty Professional Development Session December 7
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MTG: Best Practices for Integrating Service Learning

This panel features faculty with experiences incorporating service learning into the classroom across disciplines and course levels. The faculty members will share their strategies for learning reflection and assessment. Location, ACEN 146
Speaker Panelists: Heather Schilling, Tim McKenna-Buchanan, Jeff Osbourne, & Ahmed Abdelmageed

RESOURCES:
Video Recording of the Session
Service Learning Handout
Service Learning Library Resource Series