Event Dates Short Description
Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles in Your Courses (Session Full) -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

This session will also be offered on 1/23 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Please note that these sessions are identical.
Click here to register for the 1/23 session.

Facilitating Classroom Discussions in the Social Sciences and Humanities -
Graduate Students
Requirement B2

This introductory workshop provides an opportunity for GSIs in the Social Sciences and Humanities to learn about active learning strategies aimed at improving discussions in the classroom. Through a series of group activities, participants will…

Active Learning Practice -
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Graduate Students
Requirement B2

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…

Teaching About Race & Ethnicity in Racially Homogeneous Classrooms *SESSION FULL -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL. An identical session will be held on March 14th. To register for the new session click here.

This workshop is intended for instructors…

Teaching in Tumultuous Times: Making Choices About How to Address the World Beyond Your Classroom (Session Full) -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL. An identical session will be held on February 20th. To register for the new session click here.

Racist fliers, hateful graffiti, hurricanes, mass shootings, emails threatening violence:  Students…

Creating Accessible Learning Environments -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

Students bring a diversity of needs to our classroom. Teaching with accessibility in mind can help us include and accommodate them all. In this session you will learn how to incorporate inclusive teaching principles and practices that promote…

Diversity and Inclusive Teaching Seminar -
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Graduate Students
Requirement B1

Co-sponsored by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Program on Intergroup Relations

Co-developed by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) and the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR), this four-week seminar…

Developing Your Teaching Philosophy -
Graduate Students
Not eligible for Certificate
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 philosophies,…
Making Teamwork Work -
Graduate Students
Requirement B2

Effective use of groups in the classroom can increase student learning and enhance students' problem solving abilities, if instructors ensure that all students are engaged and included. In this session, participants will explore research-based…

Evaluating Student Writing -
Everyone
Requirement B2

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…

Implementing Inclusive Teaching Principles in Your Courses -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

This session will also be offered on 2/15 from 10am-12pm. Please note that these sessions are identical.
Click here to register for the 2/15 session.

Observing Classes and Conducting Midterm Student Feedbacks (MSFs) -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

This workshop is designed to give GSMs and GSI Coordinators a framework for observing their GSIs' classes and collecting student feedback. Using role plays and interactive activities, participants will learn how to set up classroom visits,…

Gameful Learning Community of Practice (session 1) -
Faculty
Not eligible for Certificate

Gameful learning is a pedagogical approach that takes inspiration from how good games function and applies that to the design of learning environments. Gameful is grounded in  self-determination theory to build student autonomy,…

Consulting with GSIs -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

This workshop is intended for GSMs, Faculty GSI Coordinators, or Teaching Consultants. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice techniques for consulting with GSIs on their teaching, including interpreting and discussing…

Writing a Diversity Statement -
Graduate Students
Not eligible for Certificate

Click here to register for this event.

Increasingly, employers are interested in how prospective employees will contribute to organizational goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers…

Teaching a Great Lab Class -
Graduate Students
Requirement B2

Maintaining a well-organized laboratory or computer section both saves an instructor's time and helps students learn. Presenters at this workshop will share strategies they wished they had known prior to teaching and will focus on ways to better…

GSI Teaching Orientation -
Graduate Students
Requirement A

The online, pre-registration for the GSI Teaching Orientation is now closed. However, YOU CAN STILL ATTEND. Walk-in registration opens on January 2 at 8:30 a.m. at the Mendelssohn Theatre (located at the Michigan League, …

Blended Course Design: A Faculty Learning Community (Session 4) *CANCELED -
Faculty
Not eligible for Certificate

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

If you’ve ever wished for more classroom time to support student learning or looked for ways to support the learning needs of a diverse student population, consider bringing blended learning…

Gameful Learning Community of Practice (Session 4) -
Faculty
Not eligible for Certificate

Gameful learning is a pedagogical approach that takes inspiration from how good games function and applies that to the design of learning environments. Gameful is grounded in  self-determination theory to build student autonomy,…

Running Practice Teaching Sessions -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

In a practice teaching session, instructors deliver informal lessons of five to twenty minutes to their peers. Participating instructors then offer each other feedback on their teaching while simultaneously reflecting on their own teaching. At…

Writing and Grading Exams: An Online Workshop -
Everyone
Requirement B2

Workshop goals
In this online workshop, you will learn about evidence-based practices for designing effective tests and exams. Specifically, you will:

  • reflect upon the goals of exams in relation to other…
The Unwritten Rules of College: Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Students’ Success in Foundational Courses -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

Transparent teaching/learning practices make learning processes explicit while offering opportunities to foster students' metacognition, confidence, and their sense of belonging in college. A 2016 Association of American Colleges &…

Sharing Our Work: Insights from Faculty Communities for Inclusive Teaching (strolling lunch & poster session) -
Everyone
Not eligible for Certificate

Learn about the wide range of projects sponsored by the Faculty Communities for Inclusive Teaching (FCIT) initiative during the 2016-17 academic year. Featured projects, from seven U-M schools and colleges, include:  a series of workshops and…

Gameful Learning Community of Practice (Session 3) -
Faculty
Not eligible for Certificate

Gameful learning is a pedagogical approach that takes inspiration from how good games function and applies that to the design of learning environments. Gameful is grounded in  self-determination theory to build student autonomy,…

Understanding How Stereotype Threat and Growth Mindset Affect Student Learning *New Session -
Everyone
Requirement B2, Diversity and Inclusive Teaching

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…