The End is Here

..Except for that whole grading and Core Assessment part. But it’s the last day of classes, and we’ve made it through another year! Congratulations!

But summer doesn’t mean the Teaching and Learning stops! Don’t forget to register for the Summer Institute on May 24-26. We’re proud to be bringing James Lang to campus; he’ll be sharing material from his two most recent books with us, and the sessions promise to be interesting and engaging. Here’s a tentative schedule for the 24th and 25th:

Tuesday, May 24 – Dr. James Lang
Centering “Small Teaching” within “Big Ideas” from the Science of Learning (classroom instructors)

There have been numerous, exciting results of larger studies in the Science of Learning—but what might those findings look like in your individual classrooms, with your own students? Bridge the gap between the research and practice by having a fully developed strategy for making deliberate, structured, and incremental steps to tuning into how your students are hardwired to learn

1:15-2:40
Wednesday, May 25 – Dr. James Lang
Cheating Lessons (classroom instructors)
To combat academic dishonesty, faculty should have a primary focus on promoting learning rather than simply preventing cheating. This session will summarize the literature on academic cheating, its causes, and prevalence, and provide examples of how successful instructors can build their courses to encourage learning, and as a by-product, reduce cheating.
3:00-4:30 Enhancing the Academic Culture (faculty & staff)
Using research on academic dishonesty and applying principles of teaching and learning across different campus communities, this session will focus on effective ways that faculty and staff can foster a climate of academic integrity on campus.

Also, your friendly neighborhood CETL staff is holding workshops for instructors currently teaching blended/online courses (or interested in doing so). These are open to all full and part-time faculty and teaching staff. The workshops will consist of two face-to-face sessions and an online component, and carry a stipend of $150 for those who complete the sequence. We will also provide curricular materials for you to use. The workshops will be offered from 1:00-4:30 PM on the following dates–pick the session that works best for you:

June 7 & 9     June 21 & 23     August 2 & 4     August 16 & 18

There will also be a combined, one-day session on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8:30-3:30.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Karly Good. Enrollment is limited, so reserve your spot soon!


CETL will be open during the summer months, so let us know how we can be of service for either your summer courses or preparations for fall.

The CETL blog will publish only occasionally during the summer. We will resume our regular update schedule in August. Have a great summer , everyone!

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