Month: September 2017


CTL INSTRUCTIONAL PRESENTATION SERIES: Don Lafreniere, 2017 Innovative and Out of Class Teaching Award Recipient (Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm)

In the second presentation of our new fall award series, Don Lafreniere, Assistant Professor of Geography and GIS in the Department of Social Sciences, will discuss his innovative approaches to engaging students in medium and large classes.  ‘Dr. Don’ will highlight his integration of web tools, response systems, and docu-games to engage students in large survey courses.  He will then lead participants outside where he will demonstrate his use of mobile geospatial technologies to engage students in understanding human-environment interactions and urban development. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet or cell phone for the outdoor activity if they have one available. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and recognize his success! Coffee and light refreshments will be provided to those who register by Monday, October 9. Click here to register.    [Note: Part of this event will be held outdoors, weather permitting, so please bring a jacket.]

LUNCH AND LEARN:  Note Taking – How Do I Get Students to Take Notes and Learn from Them? (Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Noon-1:00 pm)

Many instructors express concern about a perceived decline in note taking during class. This issue is compounded by questions about whether lecture capture and posting of notes before or after class might discourage the behavior even further.  In this luncheon workshop, we’ll examine best practices, both for students and instructors, as they relate to note taking and distribution.  Lunch will be provided to those who register by Friday, October 13. Click here to register.

COFFEE CHAT:  Perusing the Past, Planning the Future (Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 3:30-4:30 pm)

At this Coffee Chat, we’ll review past coffee chat and luncheon topics and the resources still available. We’ll then brainstorm topics for future sessions, and discuss ideas under consideration to help the CTL continue to get feedback necessary to plan development activities for instructors in areas that are most needed.  Please join us and let your voice be heard! Coffee and light refreshments will be provided to those who register by Monday, October 30. Click here to register.