Upcoming Events

CRLT understands that the pandemic has made managing the demands of both family care and work responsibilities especially challenging. For many of us that means needing to step away from a Zoom meeting or having children appear on camera when they need to talk to us during a meeting. We understand that this is a part of worklife during the pandemic, and we want to reassure you that we understand and that this should not be a barrier to your participation in our events.
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2/13/23 1:00 pm - 2/13/23 2:30 pm Equity-focused Facilitation Strategies

Session Format: Remote Synchronous (Zoom)

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Facilitator(s): Tazin Daniels

Session Abstract: In this interactive remote workshop, we will discuss best practices for equity-focused facilitation in face-to-face and online classes. Through a series of reflections, small group activities, and large group discussions, we will practice different facilitation techniques to encourage participation and handle conflict in the classroom. By the end of the session, participants will leave with a set of co-developed strategies for common facilitation challenges they might face in their own courses.

GTC eligible? Yes, B2

2/15/23 1:00 pm - 2/15/23 3:00 pm Introduction to Equity-focused Teaching (EfT)

Session Format: Blended/Flipped: Asynchronous (via Canvas) plus Remote Synchronous (via Zoom)

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Facilitator(s): Victoria Genetin and Esther Witte

Session Abstract: How can instructors deliberately cultivate learning environments where all students are valued, respected, and supported in their learning? This blended remote workshop will introduce participants to CRLT’s research-based framework for equity-focused teaching, provide structured opportunities for instructors to reflect on their goals and practices related to equity, consider how to apply key research-based teaching principles to their teaching, and exchange ideas with colleagues to support the deliberate cultivation of equitable learning environments. This session will be especially helpful for instructors who are relatively new to thinking about equity in the teaching and learning space.

Note: In this blended/flipped workshop, participants will be asked to complete brief pre-work to support their deeper engagement in the remote synchronous session. We expect that participants will spend at least 30 minutes (via Canvas) prior to participating in the 2-hour remote synchronous session (via Zoom).

GTC eligible? Yes, B2-DEI

2/20/23 1:30 pm - 2/20/23 3:00 pm Assessing Participation: What? How? and Why?

Session Format: Blended/Flipped: Asynchronous (via Canvas) plus In-person Synchronous

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Admin/Staff, UG Instructional Assistants

Facilitator(s): Jeanne Andreoli

Session Abstract: Student participation factors into many instructional approaches, whether through discussion, presentations, in- and out-of-class assignments, or group work. Yet it can be challenging to identify transparent and equitable methods for grading student participation that balance instructors’ needs for efficiency and flexibility. This blended in-person workshop will help instructors clarify their goals for student participation and then examine different strategies for effectively encouraging and assessing it. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas, methods, and criteria for grading participation and for communicating these expectations to their students.

Note: In this blended/flipped workshop, participants will be asked to complete brief pre-work to support their deeper engagement in the in-person synchronous session. We expect that participants will spend at least 30 minutes (via Canvas) prior to participating in the 90-minute in-person synchronous session.

GTC eligible? Yes, B2

2/22/23 1:00 pm - 2/22/23 3:00 pm Access-Questioning: A Critical Reflective Practice for Equity-Focused Teaching

Session Format: Remote Synchronous (Zoom)

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Facilitator(s): Esther Witte

Session Abstract: Disability Studies teach us that accessibility is not a finite “checklist” but an ongoing critical practice. In this interactive remote workshop, participants will learn conceptual tools for practicing critical reflection in order to deepen our thinking about the access barriers students may encounter. The goal is to increase your capacity to take critically-informed steps to better understand and meet all learners’ access needs.

GTC eligible? Yes, B2-DEI

3/8/23 1:00 pm - 3/8/23 3:00 pm Data-informed Teaching: an Introduction to (Practical) Learning Analytics

Session Format: Hybrid (Synchronous In Person or Remote registration available. See session abstract)

Intended Audience: Faculty, Admin/Staff

Facilitator(s): Heather Rypkema and Stephanie Kusano

Session Abstract: Higher education is a data-rich landscape, but how can faculty leverage (or even access) these data to make pedagogical decisions in their courses? In this hybrid workshop, we will share learning analytics case studies from the Foundational Course Initiative, review available resources, and discuss questions you have about your students and their learning, and how that might inform your teaching strategies. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how data can be used to inform course design, and action steps (large or small) for using data to better understand and support learners in their courses.

Registration: This session will be offered simultaneously in person and over Zoom. If you plan to attend in person, please click on the "Register for this Event" button at the bottom of this page to navigate to the in person registration form. If you would like to attend remotely, please visit this page containing the remote registration form.  

GTC eligible? No

3/16/23 10:00 am - 3/16/23 12:00 pm Introduction to Equity-focused Teaching (EfT)

Session Format: Blended/Flipped: Asynchronous (via Canvas) plus In-person Synchronous

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students

Facilitator(s): Victoria Genetin and Esther Witte

Session Abstract: How can instructors deliberately cultivate learning environments where all students are valued, respected, and supported in their learning? This blended in-person workshop will introduce participants to CRLT’s research-based framework for equity-focused teaching, provide structured opportunities for instructors to reflect on their goals and practices related to equity, consider how to apply key research-based teaching principles to their teaching, and exchange ideas with colleagues to support the deliberate cultivation of equitable learning environments. This session will be especially helpful for instructors who are relatively new to thinking about equity in the teaching and learning space.

Note: In this blended/flipped workshop, participants will be asked to complete brief pre-work to support their deeper engagement in the in-person synchronous session. We expect that participants will spend at least 30 minutes (via Canvas) prior to participating in the 2-hour in-person synchronous session.

GTC eligible? Yes, B2-DEI

3/29/23 1:00 pm - 3/29/23 3:00 pm Exploring Alternative Grading Strategies

Session Format: Remote Synchronous (Zoom)

Intended Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

Facilitator(s): Hayley Heaton and Stephanie Kusano

Session Abstract: Methods of assessing student performance have a profound effect on students’ learning experience and instructors’ time commitments. This interactive remote workshop will introduce several alternatives to traditional grading, such as contract grading and ungrading. Through individual reflection and conversations with other instructors, participants will explore alternative grading practices and consider how those practices might align with instructors’ course goals. Special attention will be given to how alternative grading methods can help instructors practice equity-focused teaching. This introductory workshop is targeted toward all instructors who are looking to advance their teaching toolkit around assessment of student learning.

GTC eligible? Yes, B2