The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) sponsors a variety of workshops and seminars on topics related to teaching and learning, assessment, academic leadership, and research. Please see below for a listing of Fall 2012-Spring 2013 Special Workshops, Weekly Workshops, and the Faculty Learning Community (FLC).
Throughout the academic year, the CFD offers special workshops on topics that require longer timeframes than our one-hour Weekly Workshops. We also co-sponsor special workshops with other units of the University.
Spring 2013 Weekly Workshops
Thursdays from 12:30-1:30pm. Location: You may participate in our weekly workshops online using Adobe Connect (https://connect.cuonline.edu/cfdworkshops/; simply sign in as a "Guest"), or in-person in the CFD conference room, Lawrence Street Center Suite 320.
3/21: No weekly workshop this week -- Spring Break
4/4: Addressing Sensitive Topics and Maintaining Civility in the Classroom
Are there certain topics in your course that are difficult or controversial? Do you dread covering them even though they are important and deserve students’ attention? In this workshop we will share strategies we’ve used when facilitating discussions on or teaching about sensitive topics in our classes. We will also share ideas for maintaining civility and establishing a learning environment that honors multiple perspectives with respect.
4/11: Technology Tools for Teaching, Part 3: YouTube and Other Social Media Sources
In Part 3 of our Technology Tools for Teaching series, we will look at how social media repositories such as YouTube, Flickr, Slideshare, and the like can support your instructional delivery, and be used with students to help them achieve various learning objectives.
4/18: Problem-based Learning
In this workshop, we will describe the problem-based learning approach and discuss how to determine the appropriateness of this approach for your own courses.
4/25: Strategies for Student Feedback
Feedback is one of the most important contributions faculty make to student learning. Providing students with quality feedback can serve to engage and motivate them, clarify their understanding, and extend their learning and self-efficacy. Please join us for this workshop where we will share strategies for providing students with feedback that promotes learning.
5/2: Technology Tools for Teaching, Part 4: Presentation Tools (VoiceThread, Prezi)
In Part 4 of our Technology Tools for Teaching series, we will share ideas for using presentation tools other than PowerPoint and Keynote to deliver presentations.
Faculty Learning Community (FLC)
Fridays starting 9/21, 11:30am-12:30pm. Location: Online via Adobe Connect (at http://connect.cuonline.edu/flcs12)
The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is an organic, open conversation for anyone interested in improving online teaching and learning. The conversation continues each week in live online chats via Adobe Connect (at http://connect.cuonline.edu/flcs12; simply sign in as a "Guest"), as well as via our supporting Facebook Group page (at https://www.facebook.com/groups/217083841652240/). The FLC is a community of online educators interested in fostering innovative, thought provoking, and quality online courses. Please join us -- everyone is welcome!
FLC Facilitators: Joni Dunlap (CFD & SEHD), Mike Edwards (CU Online), Storm Gloor (CAM), Patrick Lowenthal (Boise State University), and Brian Yuhnke (Case Western University)