With forecast heavy rains for Saturday and the potential for both river and flash flooding, students are asked to avoid parking in low-lying areas of parking lots C, D, E (along the tree line), F (eastern most entrance by the pond), and N-Annex. Cars should now be on higher ground within these lots or in Lot F (by Konover Campus Center). Vehicles should be returned to their assigned parking lots by 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 21.
The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation
On behalf of the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTEI) we are pleased to announce the Spring 2019 series of workshops on teaching and learning! Please read the titles and abstracts below and send an email to email@example.com to reserve a spot at one or more of these events! Lunch will be served at all workshops.
Collaboration and Self-Reflection
Caroline Woolard, HAS
Tuesday, February 5th, 12:15-1:45p
Join Hartford Art School Assistant Professor Caroline Woolard for a workshop about activities that foster collaboration and self-reflection in the classroom. Woolard will teach the group how to bring the practice of "asset mapping" from community organizing into the classroom, and will share self-reflection worksheets that she has created for students to become aware of their own learning goals, and to reflect upon them.
There are still some seats left at the Tuesday, Feb. 5th workshop- sign up now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educating the Whole Student: How to Promote Wellness in the Classroom
Gail Syring & Kenna Grant, Health, Education and Wellness Center
Thursday, February 21st, 12:15-1:45p
In these challenging times, the overlapping emotional and academic needs of our students are placing more demands on the college classroom. Incorporating the tenants of a wellness model into your classroom can increase effectiveness and retention. In this workshop you will be introduced to two wellness models; ways to integrate them seamlessly into your classroom; and how to identify, address and refer students of concern.
Teaching with Team-Based Learning
Tricia Prokop, Barb Crane, Danni Bellows, Donna Snowdon & Dawn Roller, Rehab Sciences, ENHP
Tuesday, February 26th, 12:15-1:45
Many faculty are interested in creating a more active learning environment for students that fosters collaboration and critical thinking as well as deep knowledge acquisition. Faculty in the Department of Rehab Sciences have experienced these benefits by implementing team-based learning (TBL) in multiple courses. This Learn@Lunch will allow faculty to participate in a TBL experience while exploring how to create a TBL course and the benefits of teaching and learning with TBL.
From “Oops!” to “Aha!”: Grasping the Value of Mistakes in Learning
Maleka Donaldson, Education, ENHP
Thursday, April 11th 12:45-1:45
Slobodkina Reading Room
Making mistakes is an inevitable part of academic challenge and intellectual risk-taking, but often causes tremendous anxiety and worry for learners and instructors alike. This session will provide an active learning experience in which faculty can articulate their implicit thinking about mistakes, feedback, and learning, and then juxtapose their beliefs with current research, popular educational practices, and peer reflections. There will also be opportunities to brainstorm actionable strategies to better leverage student mistakes as learning opportunities and embrace them as a valued part of day-to-day instruction in the university classroom.