[Pols-announce] FW: Upcoming CTE workshops: Online Courses, Mentoring Graduate Researchers, Valuing Information, Supporting Students with Disabilities, and Teaching Across the Disciplines

Pickerel, Linda M. lpicke at ku.edu
Mon Oct 3 08:22:29 CDT 2016

Please share this with your colleagues. Note that the registration deadline for the Oct. 14 workshop on "Mentoring Skills and Tools: A Workshop for Mentors of Graduate Researchers" is this coming Monday, October 3.

In October and November, the Center for Teaching Excellence will host five workshops for faculty and instructional staff. Location for all is 135 Budig Hall. Please note that space is limited.

If you would like to attend, register with Anna or Andrew at cte at ku.edu<mailto:cte at ku.edu>. Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions or need accommodations, contact Judy Eddy at jeddy at ku.edu<mailto:jeddy at ku.edu>.

Wednesday, October 12, 12 to 1 PM
Designing and Assessing an Online/Hybrid Course
Please register by Monday, October 10
Whether you are new to online/hybrid course design or have been considering changes to your current design, this workshop will provide you with some new and practical ideas and resources.  We will go over the course development process based on the instructional design method of Backwards Design, which involves designing a course around measurable objectives. We will look at how to align instruction and assessment to help insure students can successfully accomplish the course and lesson objectives. With Kim Glover, Center for Online and Distance Learning.

Friday, October 14, 10 AM to 5 PM
Mentoring Skills and Tools: A Workshop for Mentors of Graduate Researchers
**Please register by Monday, October 3
Based on Northwestern University's acclaimed professional development workshops for research mentors, this is a special opportunity for KU faculty and staff to hone their skills and learn new tools to guide Master's and PhD students successfully through their degree programs. Experienced and novice faculty mentors will become more aware of their approach to mentoring, become equipped to approach mentoring adaptively yet systematically, and learn strategies to try in those challenging situations that confound us all at one time or another. Facilitated by Prof. Tracy Davis, with sponsorship from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Theatre, and the Center for Teaching Excellence at KU.
     The workshop will run on Friday 14 October 10am - 5pm in the Center for Teaching Excellence conference room. Registration is free to KU faculty; please register by 3 October by emailing jane at ku.edu<mailto:jane at ku.edu>. Questions? Contact Jane Barnette (jane at ku.edu<mailto:jane at ku.edu>), Acting Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre.
Tuesday, October 18, 12 to 1 PM
Valuing Information in the Classroom: Approaches to Teaching Research and Critical Analysis
Please register by Monday, October 17
This hands-on workshop will explore how teaching faculty can help their students hone their critical thinking and research skills, particularly finding, using, and producing scholarship in a critical and thoughtful manner. We will workshop different ways of integrating six conceptual frames into courses and assignments. We will also discuss strategies for adopting these frames to promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice in the classroom-whether by broadening a disciplinary understanding of scholarship, re-valuing different types of sources, or encouraging exploration of overlooked or under-researched topics.
     Participants should plan to bring an assignment or syllabus. This workshop is especially geared toward classes that meet KU Core Goals 1, 5 and 6, or any class that contains a research component. With Tami Albin, Sherri Brown, Betsaida Reyes, and Karna Younger, KU Libraries.

Tuesday, November 1, 12 to 1 PM
Supporting Learning Among Students with Disabilities: A Team Effort
Please register by Monday, October 31
In this session Andrew Shoemaker, director of the Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC) and Amy Rossomondo, faculty member of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and CTE Faculty Fellow, will structure a frank discussion about how the AAAC and faculty can communicate more effectively in order to achieve the common goal of supporting successful learning among KU students with disabilities and learning challenges.  We will begin by discussing the accommodation request form that many faculty are asked to sign at the beginning of each semester. Faculty participants are encouraged to bring specific questions about the form and/or any other concerns that they would like to discuss with colleagues in an open and informal setting.

Tuesday, November 15, 12 to 1 PM
Teaching Across the Disciplines: A View from Music
Please register by Monday, November 14
In this talk, Brad Osborn (Assistant Professor, Music Theory) will share some strategies he's using for making courses relevant and accessible to a wide variety of students. In the first half of the talk, Brad will share how he's broadened the scope of a graduate-level course in music theory to include topics that require less prior knowledge about the discipline. In the second half, Brad will describe his process of carving out significant amounts of time to teach good writing skills within a required undergraduate music analysis course. Participants will be invited to consider how to apply this approach to their own discipline.
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