This Week for Faculty: September 4, 2018
Eager to know how your teaching is going? Want to get feedback and ideas to enhance your class? Request a Teaching Observation! CTL Teaching Observations are confidential and evidence-based, developed to support you in your teaching practices.
The CTL offers Teaching Observations with trained consultants who can help you think through your course goals, your teaching observation experience, and your future teaching. Additionally, the CTL works with schools, programs, and departments seeking to refine peer teaching observation practices.
Teaching Observations are offered during the fall and spring semesters. In Fall 2018, Teaching Observations will be conducted between Monday, September 17th and Friday, November 16th. To arrange for a teaching observation, please submit the online request form at least two weeks prior to the date when you would like to be observed. A teaching observation consultant will follow up to discuss your goals for student learning and for the observation. Please note that since teaching observations are a popular service performed by a trained CTL consultant, we limit instructors to one observation per academic year. Likewise, the scheduling is “first come, first served.” To secure your desired date, we advise you to complete the observation request form as soon as possible.
Discussion-into-Practice: Student Learning and Metacognition Faculty Reading Group
Each week faculty participants will dive into the literature and explore metacognition, the practice of examining how we learn, by discussing an article or book chapter. Together participants will consider how the research could inform their practices, reflect on their teaching, and share strategies. We will meet for three Thursdays in September (September 13, 20, and 27). It’s not necessary to attend every meeting. Please join us as your interests dictate and schedule allows. Lunch will be served. Register here and access the reading for the first session here.
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 212
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.
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Butler Library Room 204