CRLT-engin

Research shows that when students worry about fulfilling a negative stereotype related to certain social identities, it can hurt their learning (a phenomenon known as stereotype threat). Research also shows that an instructor’s beliefs about their own and their students’ intelligence and ability impact the classroom environment. In this interactive session, participants will reflect on instructor and student social identities and learn about strategies for mitigating stereotype threat and encouraging a growth mindset for students in their classes. 

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Event Information
Dates: 
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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In this session, participants will discuss ways to enhance communication with students to make teaching more effective and beneficial. Topics include: diverse learning preferences, issues of miscommunication, and maintaining professional interactions. Through case studies and by sharing personal experiences, participants will discuss strategies to manage communication.

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Event Information
Dates: 
Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location (Room): 
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Presenter(s): 
CRLT in Engineering
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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Participants will discuss ways to enhance communication with students to make teaching more effective. Topics include: diverse learning preferences, miscommunication, and maintaining professional interactions. Participants will also discuss strategies to manage communication.

 For GSIs, IAs, and postdoctoral fellows only.

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Event Information
Dates: 
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location (Room): 
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Presenter(s): 
CRLT in Engineering
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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Participants will discuss ways to make office hours most beneficial to students and identify strategies for dealing with common challenges. Using role-play and case studies, participants will brainstorm how to teach effectively during office hours and handle puzzling situations they may encounter.

For GSIs, IAs, and postdoctoral fellows only.

 

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Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Location (Room): 
Johnson Rooms, 3rd Floor, Lurie Engineering Center (North Campus)
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2
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"I couldn't have gotten tenure without good student evaluations, which CRLT-Engin helped make happen. Thanks!"

"Engineering education research activities are clearly flourishing at U-M, and your leadership is one of the major reasons why!"

"To me, one of the great things about CRLT-Engin is that it quietly and consistently gives faculty opportunities to reflect on and improve at teaching, such that the opportunities are there when faculty are ready for them."

Faculty testimonials such as these show the powerful impact that the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-Engin) has had during the 10 years since its founding. Started in 2004 as a partnership between CRLT and the College of Engineering, CRLT-Engin has focused on supporting excellent teaching as well as furthering engineering education research at U-M. The center is staffed by consultants with expertise in both engineering and educational development, and it provides what one faculty member describes as "a space in which engineering education research is supported and celebrated"--and the insights of that research are translated into more effective teaching across the College. As another faculty member testifies, "On several occasions CRLT-Engin encouraged me to do what I thought would be impossible; I trusted their advice and implemented active learning in my large class. Now I do many things differently than before, with greater effectiveness and more enjoyment for students."  Read more »

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