Tag Archives: Teaching and Learning

Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Different Grading Strategies
Led by Courtney Ferriter and Nathan Price

This session will explore different grading strategies and analyze the benefits and drawbacks to trying to give students autonomy over course activities. We will also discuss the benefits and drawbacks of traditional grading structures vs. labor-based or contract grading. 

This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the Teaching Conversations Series.
Faculty who successfully participate in TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Preparedness of First-Year Students
Led by Nathan Price

As we transition out of the pandemic, we are likely to confront new challenges in the upcoming years as we welcome students to our five campuses who have experienced a severe disruption to their education. This session will explore strategies for providing scaffolding for students who may lack some of the skills they need to be successful in rigorous college courses. 

This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the Teaching Conversations Series.
Faculty who successfully participate in TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

Research-Based Teaching Series (RBTS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Find out more information and register.

Topic: Supporting First-Year Students: Successes and Challenges of a New Mentorship Program
Led by: Danielle Hartsfield and Royce Dansby-Sparks
The Mentorship Affinity Group project is a new program aimed at facilitating informal mentor/mentee relationships between first-year Honors students and faculty. Workshop participants will learn 1) how the Mentorship Affinity Group program was implemented, 2) and the program’s successes and challenges. The workshop will be informative to faculty, staff, and administrators who wish to increase faculty/student interaction, which could yield positive outcomes such as greater retention rates, academic achievement, and increased collaboration on research and creative activities. 

RBTS seeks to support the work of faculty from all disciplines, colleges, and campuses by offering faculty presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching and learning. These workshops not only provide information and resources for faculty seeking to enhance their own pedagogical practices, but also give faculty an opportunity to present their work to peers. All sessions will be live on Zoom and video-recorded for archival purposes.

Find out more information, here.

Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Inclusive Pedagogy
Led by Courtney Ferriter

This session will present strategies for incorporating diversity and inclusion in the classroom. We will discuss various forms of inclusive pedagogy as well as “small teaching” tips to supplement existing pedagogical approaches. 

This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the Teaching Conversations Series.
Faculty who successfully participate in TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

Research-Based Teaching Series (RBTS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Find out more information and register.

Topic: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom through the Discussion of Visual Culture
Led by: Ana Pozzi Harris
Modeling a classroom activity applicable for all academic levels, this workshop will demonstrate the potential of using art images and images of visual culture to introduce discussions about diversity and inclusion as part of course content. Images used represent forms of identity, affirmation, social protest, and awareness about issues of the present day. The learning outcomes of this activity are for participants to connect learned information with their own social experiences of race and gender, and to collaborate with other participants to enrich their multicultural perspective.

RBTS seeks to support the work of faculty from all disciplines, colleges, and campuses by offering faculty presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching and learning. These workshops not only provide information and resources for faculty seeking to enhance their own pedagogical practices, but also give faculty an opportunity to present their work to peers. All sessions will be live on Zoom and video-recorded for archival purposes.

Find out more information, here.

Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Faculty as First Responders: The Student Mental Health Crisis
Led by Lori Furbush

The pandemic has exacerbated an already alarming mental health problem on college campuses, and faculty often find themselves drawn into it. This session will discuss how to recognize concerning signs in students and what to do about it. 

This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the Teaching Conversations series.
Faculty who successfully participate in TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

Research-Based Teaching Series (RBTS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Find out more information and register.

Topic: Case Study Teaching Methods to Improve Student Learning 
Led by: Clayton Teem
Case studies are used in many fields to enhance knowledge and application of subject matter. Yet, research suggests that many students do not learn as much from case studies because the students lack enough of an internal framework to understand the important points and detect meaningful data patterns; that is, students are relatively novice learners working towards a greater mastery of course material from professors who are comparative experts. This presentation will review some techniques to help students expand their understanding derived from case studies, e.g., “talking aloud,” visual illustration of essential vs nonessential information, and using small team discussion forums           

RBTS seeks to support the work of faculty from all disciplines, colleges, and campuses by offering faculty presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching and learning. These workshops not only provide information and resources for faculty seeking to enhance their own pedagogical practices, but also give faculty an opportunity to present their work to peers. All sessions will be live on Zoom and video-recorded for archival purposes.

Find out more information, here.

Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Remembering How to Teach in 3D: Strategies to Promote Engaging and Productive Classroom Discussion
Led by Kelly McFaden

Did you know there are lots of ways to hold a classroom discussion? This session will focus on strategies, methods, and outcomes of various pedagogical approaches centered of facilitating classroom discussion for both small and large classrooms. 

This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the Teaching Conversations Series.
Faculty who successfully participate in TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

Research-Based Teaching Series (RBTS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
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Topic: Incorporating Modern China into Global Courses
Led by: Laurel Wei and Yi Deng
Inspired by their participation in the East-West Center’s 2021 summer institute, Dr. Deng and Dr. Wei will discuss their respective strategies in teaching global courses related to China. Dr. Deng will introduce a high-impact practice integrating Chinese art, film, and philosophy to undergraduate research for PHIL2200. Dr. Wei will discuss active learning strategies for POLS 2401, which aim at effectively achieving the dual learning objectives of content and language acquisition through a simulation and a creative research project. 

RBTS seeks to support the work of faculty from all disciplines, colleges, and campuses by offering faculty presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching and learning. These workshops not only provide information and resources for faculty seeking to enhance their own pedagogical practices, but also give faculty an opportunity to present their work to peers. All sessions will be live on Zoom and video-recorded for archival purposes.

Find out more information, here.

Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Building Rapport in the Classroom: Why do we need it, and how do we achieve it?
Led by Lori Furbush

A warm, friendly classroom environment has been shown to impact student success. But how do we create such an environment? This session will discuss ways to create rapport between faculty and students and foster a class atmosphere that students enjoy.

This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the Teaching Conversations Series.
Faculty who successfully participate in TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

Student Engagement and Inclusive Practices Summer Academy

Academy Dates: Monday-Wednesday, June 7-9, 2021
Academy Times: 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Presentations: Monday, July 26, 2021 

Application Deadline: Monday, May 17, 2021
Apply here.

Looking for something to do this summer? Consider the CTLL Summer Academy!
This CTLL Summer Academy is designed for faculty looking for ways to help students be successful in the classroom and to better prepare them for the future  particularly marginalized students who struggle more in higher education.
Each of the sessions over three days will offer some insight into best classroom practices designed to engage students in the classroom. 

Topics include Mindset and Motivation, Mindfulness, Foundations of Education, an introduction to TiLT, Working with First Generation Students, and Remote Engagement. 

After academy sessions, faculty will be asked to share one lesson or practice they have modified to be more effective in the classroom. Presentations will be held July 26th. 

The number of participants accepted is limited. Applications with be gathered through InfoReady. Application deadline is Monday, May 17, 2021 and participants will be informed of their selection on or before Monday, May 24, 2021. Those that complete all sessions will receive a certificate of completion. 

New Faculty Institute/Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 12, 2021
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Blue Ridge Campus | Nathan Price
Cumming Campus |  Lori Furbush
Dahlonega Campus |  Kelly McFaden
Gainesville Campus |  Jennifer Williford
Oconee Campus |  Courtney Ferriter
This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the New Faculty Institute (NFI)/ Teaching Conversations.
Faculty who successfully participate in NFI/TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the NFI/TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

New Faculty Institute/Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, March 8, 2021
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Blue Ridge Campus | Nathan Price
Cumming Campus |  Lori Furbush
Dahlonega Campus | Kelly McFaden
Gainesville Campus | Jennifer Williford
Oconee Campus |  Courtney Ferriter
This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the New Faculty Institute (NFI)/ Teaching Conversations.
Faculty who successfully participate in NFI/TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the NFI/TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

Research-Based Teaching Series #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: March 1, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

RBTS seeks to support the work of faculty from all disciplines, colleges, and campuses by offering faculty presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching and learning. These workshops not only provide information and resources for faculty seeking to enhance their own pedagogical practices, but also give faculty an opportunity to present their work to peers. All sessions will be live on Zoom and video-recorded for archival purposes.

Topic: Blended (Hybrid) Course Learning and Teaching in Action 
Led by: Lisa Diehl

Find out more information and register.

Find out more information, here.

New Faculty Institute/Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 8, 2021
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Blue Ridge Campus | Nathan Price
Cumming Campus | Facilitator Lori Furbush
Dahlonega Campus | Facilitator Kelly McFaden
Gainesville Campus | Facilitator Jennifer Williford
Oconee Campus | Facilitator Courtney Ferriter
This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the New Faculty Institute (NFI)/ Teaching Conversations.
Faculty who successfully participate in NFI/TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the NFI/TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

Research-Based Teaching Series #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: February 1, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

RBTS seeks to support the work of faculty from all disciplines, colleges, and campuses by offering faculty presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching and learning. These workshops not only provide information and resources for faculty seeking to enhance their own pedagogical practices, but also give faculty an opportunity to present their work to peers. All sessions will be live on Zoom and video-recorded for archival purposes.

Topic: Re-imagining Asynchronous Discussions: Thinking
Outside the PPR (Prompt, Po
st, Reply) Box 
Led by: Miriam Moore

Find out more information and register.

Find out more information, here.

New Faculty Institute/Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 9, 2020
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Zoom on D2L

Blue Ridge Campus | Nathan Price
Cumming Campus |  Lori Furbush
Dahlonega Campus |  Kelly McFaden
Gainesville Campus |  Jennifer Williford
Oconee Campus | Courtney Ferriter
This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Zoom on D2L with facilitators from all five campuses together.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the New Faculty Institute (NFI)/ Teaching Conversations.
Faculty who successfully participate in NFI/TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the NFI/TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

Research-Based Teaching Series #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: November 2, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar

RBTS seeks to support the work of faculty from all disciplines, colleges, and campuses by offering faculty presentations and workshops on best practices in teaching and learning. These workshops not only provide information and resources for faculty seeking to enhance their own pedagogical practices, but also give faculty an opportunity to present their work to peers. All sessions will be live on Zoom and video-recorded for archival purposes.

Topic: Collaborative Student Projects Across Classrooms and Disciplines:
How to Foster Academic Skills Through Shared Experience 
Led by: Ralph Hale and Valerie Surrett

Find out more information and register.

 

New Faculty Institute/Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 12, 2020
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Blackboard Collaborate – Campus-Specific breakouts

Cumming Campus | Facilitator Lori Furbush
Dahlonega Campus | Facilitator Kelly McFaden
Gainesville Campus | Facilitator Jennifer Williford
Oconee Campus | Facilitator Courtney Ferriter
This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Blackboard Collaborate (BbC) with campus-specific breakouts.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the New Faculty Institute (NFI)/ Teaching Conversations.
Faculty who successfully participate in NFI/TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the NFI/TC certificate.

Click here to register. 

New Faculty Institute/Teaching Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, September 14, 2020
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Blackboard Collaborate – Campus-Specific breakouts

Cumming Campus | Facilitator Lori Furbush
Dahlonega Campus | Facilitator Kelly McFaden
Gainesville Campus | Facilitator Jennifer Williford
Oconee Campus | Facilitator Courtney Ferriter
This series of six workshops across the full academic year will be offered virtually on Blackboard Collaborate (BbC) with campus-specific breakouts.

Click here to register. 

This session is offered as part of the New Faculty Institute (NFI)/ Teaching Conversations.
Faculty who successfully participate in NFI/TC sessions and complete a reflective statement may qualify for the NFI/TC certificate.

Click here to register.