Day: September 5, 2018


LUNCH AND LEARN – From Extrinsic to Intrinsic Motivation (Tuesday, September 18, Noon-1:00 pm)

Michigan Tech students are busier than ever before, and instructors often feel compelled to grade homework or other items to make sure students do them. But some worry that this kind of extrinsic motivation can promote “routine expertise” and actually reduce self-motivation and interest. Please join us for this luncheon workshop as we explore ways to carefully use extrinsic motivators to develop “adaptive expertise” and a sense of connection to build students’ intrinsic motivation. Lunch will be available to those who register by Friday, September 14, 2018.   Click here to register.

CTL INSTRUCTIONAL AWARD PRESENTATION SERIES – John Irwin:  “Assessment, and Testing, and Grading… Oh My!” (Thursday, September 20, 2018, 3:30-4:30 pm)

In the first presentation of our new fall award series, Dr. John Irwin, Program Chair in Mechanical Engineering Technology, will share his experience improving student learning through evaluation and assessment methods used in the classroom, leading accreditation efforts within his discipline, and as a leader in advancing University Assessment. Following his presentation, he’ll be recognized with the 2018 CTL Instructional Award for Curriculum Development and Assessment. 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, September 17, 2018.  Click here to register.

STEM Education Research Workshop by Dr. Karl Smith  (Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 am – Noon)

Karl Smith, one of the people who helped start the Engineering Education PhD program at Purdue University, will be on site to be inducted into the new Academy for Engineering Education Leadership. He has graciously agreed to offer a workshop for those at Michigan Tech interested in educational research in STEM fields. The session is designed both for those who have some experience and those just looking to get started. He brings over 30 years’ experience working with faculty to redesign courses to improve student learning, with a focus on cooperative learning, problem formulation, modeling, and knowledge engineering. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from his vast expertise! Coffee and light refreshments will be provided to those who register by Monday, September 24, 2018 Click here to register.