Upcoming Events

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Event Dates Short Description
Gameful Learning Community of Practice
Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Faculty Only Not eligible for Certificate CRLT Seminar Series

This community of practice (CoP) intends to create a space for instructors to engage in meaningful and productive monthly discussions about their use of gameful principles in teaching. Participants will have an opportunity to share...

Developing Your Teaching Philosophy
Tue, 01/24/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only Not eligible for Certificate CRLT Seminar Series
Many academic employers require a teaching philosophy statement as part of the application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss research on hiring committees’ use of teaching philosophy statements, examine sample...
Now That I Have It, What Grade Should I Give It? Evaluating Student Writing
Thu, 01/26/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Everyone Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2 CRLT Seminar Series

Evaluating student writing is one of the most subjective and elusive tasks that we as instructors undertake each semester. In this workshop, we will work to alleviate some of the anxiety surrounding the evaluation process by discussing the use of...

CRLT Players Performance: Distress Signals
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Faculty Only CRLT in Engineering Seminar Series

This workshop asks instructors to consider their roles and responsibilities in supporting students who face mental health challenges. Built around two scenarios that present situations and dynamics teachers commonly encounter with their...

CRLT Players Performance: Distress Signals
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2 CRLT in Engineering Seminar Series

This workshop asks instructors to consider their roles and responsibilities in supporting students who face mental health challenges. Built around two scenarios that present situations and dynamics teachers commonly encounter with their...

Opening Address by Associate Provost Hiram Fitzgerald, Michigan State University: Engaged Scholarship and Academic Values - A Broader Impact Through Community Engagement
Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Everyone Not eligible for Certificate CRLT Seminar Series
Dr. Hiram Fitzgerald is nationally recognized for his work on civic engagement. Undergirding his approach is the understanding that the academy is not the sole source of knowledge and expertise; both expertise and great learning opportunities...
Active Learning Laboratory: Advanced Practice Teaching
Wed, 02/01/2017 - 3:15pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 02/02/2017 - 3:15pm - 8:00pm
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2 CRLT in Engineering Seminar Series

This session offers an opportunity to practice active learning techniques by presenting a lesson to a small peer group. In advance, participants review short online videos about active learning. Then, participants plan and deliver a 10-minute...

Understanding How Stereotype Threat and Growth Mindset Affect Student Learning
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching CRLT in Engineering Seminar Series

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...

Foundational Course Initiative Seminar: Students as Partners in Redesigning Foundational Courses
Tue, 02/07/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Everyone Not eligible for Certificate FCI

What happens when we engage students as partners in the process of designing a course? This talk will explore research on and practices of student-faculty partnerships that have the potential to enhance, and perhaps even transform, student...

Community Engagement Series - Engaged Design: Developing Community-Based Learning Courses
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Faculty Only Not eligible for Certificate CRLT Seminar Series

Co-sponsored by: Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, Center for Engaged Academic Learning

Have you been thinking about integrating community engagement into a new or existing course? In this co-led session, we will...

Teaching in a New Era: Exploring the Impacts of the 2016 Presidential Election (LUNCH event)
Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Faculty Only Not eligible for Certificate CRLT Seminar Series

The 2016 election has affected the teaching and learning environment on campuses across the country. Many instructors are grappling with questions about how their teaching will or should change in the face of uncertainty about changing policies...

Did You Really Mean That? Improving Communication With Your Students
Tue, 02/14/2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2 CRLT in Engineering Seminar Series

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...

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles in Your Classroom
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Everyone Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching CRLT Seminar Series

Much scholarship on teaching and learning provides insights about the importance of an explicitly inclusive classroom climate for student learning, the value of learning...

Managing Emergent Crises in Student Teams
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Faculty Only Not eligible for Certificate CRLT in Engineering Seminar Series

How can instructors handle conflicts on teams? In this interactive session, engineering faculty will discuss their experiences using teams, brainstorm strategies for preventing and mitigating problematic team dynamics, and gain insights from...

Foundational Course Initiative Seminar: Lessons from a Course Transformation Program at a Large Research Intensive University
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Everyone Not eligible for Certificate FCI

In an era in which active learning, student engagement, and transformative education is increasingly discussed, it is crucial that educators understand the factors that foster greater student engagement and what is broadly referred to...

Revising Your Teaching Philosophy
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only Not eligible for Certificate CRLT Seminar Series
Writing an effective statement of teaching philosophy takes time and multiple drafts. If you have previously attended a CRLT workshop on developing your teaching philosophy, and you would like to receive feedback on a draft from your peers,...
Online Workshop: Using Technology to Check Student Understanding and Provide Feedback
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:00am - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:00pm
Everyone Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Instructional Technology CRLT Seminar Series
In this online workshop, you will explore technologies that can be used to help check student understanding and provide feedback on student learning. You will have the option to explore these tools in the context of teaching concept based...
Community Engagement Series - Effective & Ethical Partnering
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Faculty Only Not eligible for Certificate CRLT Seminar Series

Co-sponsored by: Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, Center for Engaged Academic Learning

Have you wondered how to effectively partner with communities...

Engineering Education Research Day
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:00am - 1:30pm
Everyone Not eligible for Certificate CRLT in Engineering Seminar Series

Many faculty and graduate students across the university are engaged in scholarly work in the field of engineering education. This program will include multiple opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to learn more about the field and...

Four-Session Training for Diversity and Inclusive Teaching
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon, 04/03/2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B3 CRLT Seminar Series

This series now includes four sessions.

Co-sponsored by: Rackham School of Graduate Studies and Intergroup Relations

Co-developed by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and the Program on...