The Center for Teaching Excellence
May 2018 CTE Newsletter
We Have a New Name
You can still contact our individual campus offices as you did previously. In addition, we will have a CTE email account soon. You will begin receiving emails from this account shortly.
Teaching Online Certificate Course Applications
The Developing and Teaching Online Courses six-week online workshop prepares faculty to deliver and design online courses. Participants spend up to three hours online each week completing the activities. This is not a technical workshop.
Workshop topics include: the challenges of teaching online, time management strategies, pedagogical models for course delivery and design, facilitating online engagement, and quality assurance, plus Web accessibility, copyright law, and academic integrity.
Two sections available:
- May 14 – June 22 (only 4 online seats left )
- June 4 – July 14
Team-Based Learning Workshop
Tuesday and Thursday, May 22nd and 24th
Solms 207, Armstrong
The CTE will be hosting a workshop series: Team-Based Learning. This series is presented by Dr. Andi Beth Mincer, Interim Department Head and Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences. Copies of the book Getting Started with Team-Based Learning by Jim Sibley and Pete Ostafichuk will be supplied by the Center. The sessions will include an introduction to the concept and its key principles, as well as practical application.
We will accept up to 15 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. Faculty can attend only the first workshop if desired, but participants must have attended the first session to attend the second.
For more information on each workshop session and to register, please click here.
USG Teaching and Learning Presentations
We offered two Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) this year. The following faculty members presented their FLC projects at the USG conference.
Hiedi Eisenreich, Mathematical Science
Eryn Stehr, Mathematical Science
Elizabeth Sargent, Biology
Tuyin An, Mathematical Science
Francine Baffa, Teaching and Learning
Marchel Ilie, Mechanical Engineering
Jody Landon, Health and Kinesiology
Martha Hughes, Foreign Languages
Elizabeth Sargent, Biology
Kristen Ruhland, Marketing
We would like to recognize several other faculty members who presented work developed independently from an FLC at the USG Conference.
Hongjie Wang, History
Jackie Kim, Elementary and Special Education
Julie Swanstrom, Philosophy
Katherine Bennett, Criminal Justice and Social and Political Science
Moya Alfonso, Community Health
Our office offers a range of certificates to recognize faculty for dedicating time to growing their knowledge of effective, research-based pedagogical approaches. We want to recognize the faculty for completing a certificate. Congratulations!
Innovations in Teaching
This certificate requires the participant to commit to extensive assignments and at least seven CTE workshops. Thank you for your dedication.
Noriko Kolbe, Foreign Languages
We had over 40 faculty members complete our Toolbox training. Thank you for participating.
Teaching Online Certificate
We had over 55 faculty members complete our Teaching Online course. Thank you for participating.
Blended Course Design Institute
Marcel Ilie, Mechanical Engineering
Patsy Kraeger, Public & Nonprofit Studies
Marcel Maghiar, Civil Engineering & Construction Management
Samuel Opoku, Health Policy & Management
Pete Rogers, Civil Engineering & Construction Management
Diana Sturges, Health & Kinesiology