Announcing 2020-21 CTL Seminars & Workshops!

Faculty engaged in conversationWith consideration for the uncertainty of campus-based activities in Fall 2020, the Center for Teaching and Learning has coordinated our 2020-21 professional development offerings to address the current distance learning environment by working with Seminar and Workshop leaders to ensure we can support this work online if necessary.  We’ve also had to consider some uncertainty around university funding, and so our current list is shorter than usual with an understanding that we may announce additional Fall 2 or Spring 2021 seminars early next school year.

To learn more about the offerings, meeting calendars, and expectations for participants, please visit the CTL Seminar webpage at .  The page also includes a link to the online application.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 26, 2020. 

The CTL will be offering the following seminars and workshops in 2020-21:

  • The Showcase ePortfolio: Documenting Learning to Career & Transfer
  • Language across the Curriculum
  • Faculty Scholars Publication Workshop
  • Focus Seminars: Digital Communications and Inquiry & Problem Solving
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Across Curriculum and Campus
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • The Pedagogy of Online Learning
  • Africana Studies: Critical Practices for the Classroom
  • Dismantling Ableism: Accessibility and Open Educational Resources (OER)

While continuing to offer activities linked to our college goals and grant-funded initiatives, we’re also pleased to introduce new seminars and workshops resulting from the Center’s recent CTL RFP process. That call introduced a new category of CTL workshops—single- to three-session activities that introduce innovations or important themes while creating space for faculty and staff to collaborate on potential pathways for extending the work, such as grant applications, future CTL Seminars, or scholarly publications. Our faculty and staff’s creativity, knowledge and expertise, and deep commitment to our students are on full display in these new Seminars and Workshops.

At the core of CTL Seminars is a focus on student learning and success, with considerations for diversity, equity, and inclusion ever-present in this work. Many Seminars also highlight a Learning Matters Core Competency or Ability, helping faculty build students’ 21st century learning skills. Assignment design and their articulation with disciplinary ways of knowing will shape many discussions as we continue to work with programs and departments to develop cohesive and effective strategies to help students advance and thrive.

We ask all of you to consider how these programs can support programmatic and departmental needs, as well as your individual professional development interests. Please feel free to reach out to us with questions.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to learning with you!