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Lunch & Learn

Our Lunch-and-Learn series is designed to provide you with appetizing opportunities to learn about innovations in teaching and discover concrete strategies for academic career success.  These delightful concoctions of learning provide an opportunity for teachers and scholars to become more effective in their work and are infused with plentiful opportunities to meet colleagues from across camps.  Join us for eating and edification on the first Tuesday of each month during the regular academic year.​


 Lunch & Learn 2017-2018


 The Power of Reflective Attention, September

Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00pm  - 1:30pm
Location LSC, CU Online Training Room 1300D

This lunch and learn will help participants create a foundation of knowledge for individual student reflective interactive learning in their own classes. Integrating metacognition and reflective tools and techniques into the curriculum can create valuable teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom. When students gain a habit of continuously considering and assessing problems and thereby master the skill of reflective attention, they in essence own their learning. Short exercises with a focus on reflective cross-disciplinary and interactive learning will be shared during this lunch and learn.

Facilitator-Leila Tolderlund, Assistant Professor, CCT Architecture and Planning



 Thinking Disability: Inclusive College Teaching, October

Thursday, October 12
12:00pm - 1:30pm
LSC, CU online Training Room, 1300D

This workshop offers tangible teaching styles and strategies to create and revitalize inclusive learning environments for disabled college students and all students. This workshop provides strategies to put to work right away, including rethinking your disability/access statement on your syllabus and first-day-of-class ideas, as well as longer-term strategies, such as revising assignments and considering how instructor learning preferences shape our classrooms. The workshop is intended for all faculty and is not focused on disability studies curricula. Faculty are invited to bring an assignment sheet for a project or essay for one of their courses.

 Facilitator: Amy Vidali, Associate Professor, English​


 Reappointment, Tenure, & Promotion Workshop, November

​Thursday, November 9
12:00 - 1:30 pm

This workshop will provide faculty with an overview of the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process and offer strategies for a successful journey toward promotion and tenure. Faculty in all career stages are encouraged to attend this session.



 Teaching about Diversity, February

Thursday, February 8
12:30-2:00 pm
Location: TBD

Much scholarship on teaching and learning provides insights about the importance of an explicitly inclusive classroom climate for student learning. In this workshop we will explore how inclusive teaching practices have the potential to positively impact the learning experiences of first generation college students. We will work in small groups to explore our own ideas and strategies for creating inclusive classrooms in which first generation students excel and develop a sense of belonging.  As a takeaway participants will become familiar with key evidence-based best practices which they can implement and explore in their own teaching practice.

Facilitator: Candan Duran-Aydintug, Associate Professor, Sociology


 Learning How to Support First Generation College Students, March


​Thursday, March 8
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: TBD
First generation college students face unique barriers that require creative strategies to support their success. In this talk, Dr. Margarita Bianco will provide an overview of the barriers first generation students experience as well as strategies to promote student success.
Drawing on her own personal experiences as a first generation college student and her research with many first gen students, participants will gain a better understanding of how to support this growing population of college students.

Facilitator: Margarita Bianco, Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development


 Inclusive Teaching Practices, April

Thursday, April 12
12:00-1:30 pm
Location: TBD



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