This Week for Faculty: May 7, 2018

by | May 7, 2018

Get a head start on fall course planning with summer workshops, institutes, and other programs for faculty! Applications for the one-day Course Design Essentials workshop, the three-hour Inclusive Teaching Intensive workshop, and the Active Learning Institute are all due this week. Don’t miss your chance to join!

Featured Events

Course Design Essentials: A One Day Workshop for Faculty

Are you looking to design a new course, or change the design of an existing course? Do you want to get a jump on course planning for the fall semester? Reclaim your summer by joining other Columbia faculty in a one-day course design workshop! CTL staff will facilitate a day of interactive strategies to get you started planning your course, and you’ll walk away with the materials you need to create learner-centered course materials. All faculty with Columbia teaching contexts are welcome to attend.

Apply via an online form by Monday, May 7, 2018 for full consideration. Applications received after May 7 will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212

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Inclusive Teaching Intensive for Faculty: Course Design to Include All Students 

Looking to take your inclusive teaching practice to the next level? This three-hour intensive workshop will help faculty rethink their course design from the framework of equity and inclusion. In a cohort of peers, faculty will learn how making changes to their syllabi, assessment strategies, and classroom activities can help foster an inclusive course climate for all students. Participants will workshop course materials (including course content, accessibility standards, and course policies) and commit to making changes to future practice.

Apply via the online form by Monday, May 7, 2018. Applications received after May 7 will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212

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Active Learning Institute for Faculty

Looking to increase student engagement in your course? Our hands-on Active Learning Institute (ALI) helps faculty transform their undergraduate and graduate-level courses into an environment for participatory learning. The three-day intensive institute is open to Columbia faculty and designated graduate teaching assistants.

During the institute, faculty will explore the purposes and outcomes of active learning, and apply research-based practices to the process of developing active, learner-centered course units. Through a combination of hands-on activities, presentations, and discussions, faculty will work through the essential components of designing engaging student experiences. ALI also includes a hands-on lab experience facilitated by the CTL where faculty experiment with educational tools and software.

Apply via the online form by Monday, May 7, 2018.

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212

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Book Discussion Group: Teaching Students How to Learn

Join a group of faculty and CTL staff to discuss the book Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation (McGuire, 2015). Participants will reflect on current practices to support learning, and how they might integrate practical strategies from the book to boost motivation and learning in their courses.

Participants must register via an online form no later than Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Date: May 22, May 29, and June 5
Time: 2:00 PM–3:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212

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Coming Up…

Course Management: Introduction to CourseWorks (Canvas)

This workshop provides an overview of the basic features and functionality of a course management system that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses. During the workshop, instructors learn how to migrate their content from CourseWorks (Sakai), navigate Canvas, manage syllabus and course materials, use quizzing tools, and utilize communication features in the system.

Monday, May 7, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 204

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