Workshops and Events
Workshops and events organized by the Instructional Designers provide development opportunities for faculty to explore teaching and learning topics. Workshops provide hands-on experience in an interdisciplinary environment where faculty can discover a variety of approaches to what is being discussed. Events are informal meetings bringing together faculty interested in a specific pedagogical approach (e.g., active learning), factors influencing student learning, viewing a live webinar, or a book reading group. Workshops and events are interactive and typically 60-minutes in length. In addition to our semester workshops schedule, Instructional designers can provide customized workshops for departmental groups.
Reoccurring events sponsored by Instructional Design:
Course Design Institute
Offered several times a year, the Course Design Institute is a three day intensive workshop designed to provide instructors with the tools, skills, collegial support, and dedicated time to design or re-design a course.
Faculty Book Group
Each semester the Instructional Designers organize a faculty reading group to work through titles such as "How Learning Works: Seven Research Principles for Smart Teaching" and “Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning.” Books are provided. Limited seating available.
Faculty Lunch Bites
Faculty Lunch Bites are informal gatherings held each month by the instructional designers during the semester to discuss topics related to teaching and learning. A short reading is distributed before the date, and faculty are welcome to bring their lunches.
Register for a workshop/event by clicking on the workshop title below and clicking 'more details.'
Larger Faculty Professional Development Events:
A week-long event for faculty to open their classes and create opportunities for colleagues to explore new pedagogies, and spark conversations across disciplines. Open Teaching Week is an opportunity to observe teaching across a variety class at the Institute where you will see a range of teaching techniques and strategies. The week will culminate in a debrief lunch.
Open Teaching Week 2021 will be March 1st-5th.
Research and Scholarship Day is in January and focuses on the research and scholarship of our faculty. The second event is in the spring and typically focuses on teaching and learning.