CETL Workshop Schedule

The CETL hosts a variety of workshops and other learning activities throughout the year. Below you will find information about our upcoming sessions so you can add them to your calendar. Registration links will be provided prior to each event. Please reach out to us if there is a topic you’d like to see covered in a future workshop, or if you’d like us to host a workshop for your school or college specifically. We hope to see you at some of these sessions this year!

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change.


January Events

CETL Teaching Intensive: Designing for Inclusive and Accessible Learning

The CETL is pleased to announce the 2024 January teaching intensive, which will focus on inclusive teaching practices, including creating high-structure courses and applying principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to design accessible learning activities and assessments. Participants who attend all three of the sessions and submit a deliverable will earn an inclusive teaching certificate from the CETL.

Date & Time: January 18, 8:45am to 3:00pm

Location: The Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship (549 West Palm)

Click here to learn more about this exciting event!


February Events

Productive Pathways Session #5: Scholarly and Creative Works (Being Intentional)

** For Full-Time Faculty only **

Date & Time: Friday, February 9, 12:00-1:30pm

Location: Orange Campus, Leatherby Library, Conference Room 420; Rinker campus, RK 94-130

Join us to learn strategies for being productive and intentional in meeting scholarly/creative work requirements and articulating who you are as a scholar through the narrative and selected artifacts.

 

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Tips for Increasing Your Efficiency

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:00pm Register here

Format & Location: Orange campus, Argyros Forum 119A, or Rinker campus, CC 201

Session Description:

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about several specific strategies and tools that can be used to decrease overall instructor workload, streamline tasks such as grading, and reduce time spent on logistical tasks in the long run. Bring your laptop and course materials and be ready to learn and practice. Those who plan to attend should also complete the pre-workshop questionnaire to help us address your concerns.

Part-time faculty and GSIs are welcome to attend, but must receive prior approval from their dean. 

 

Nuts and Bolts of the CY, Tenure and Promotion Process (hosted by the Office of Faculty Advancement for full-time faculty)

Facilitators: Justin Dressel, FPC Chair, Eileen Besner, Director of Faculty Advancement and Joe Slowensky, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Advancement

This will be a general overview on how the process works highlighting content, layout, what evaluators are looking for and resources available for faculty. Audience participation is encouraged. This is helpful for all audiences – tenured faculty, non-tenure track faculty, tenure track faculty, including those going through a critical year review, tenure or promotion consideration or simply faculty who are interested in learning how the process works in preparation for the future. Thoughtful insights are provided by evaluators in attendance and questions are encouraged! Our prior FPC Chair, Dr. Kelli Fuery, noted this workshop is so valuable it should be mandatory for all tenure track faculty to attend.

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2:00-3:30 pm

Format & Location: Live via Zoom

Please RSVP here for the events. Session materials and the zoom link will be sent to you. 

 

Making the Most of Your Student Mentoring Relationship

Date & Time: Friday, February 23, 12:00-1:00pm Register here

Format & Location: Live via Zoom (link will be provided to those who register)

Session Description:

Join us for a dynamic workshop aimed at enhancing the skills of faculty members in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students’ research. This session will delve into effective mentoring strategies, share insights from successful academicians, and culminate in a Q&A segment. Participants will gain valuable tips on fostering student growth and development in research, ensuring a nurturing and productive academic environment.

Part-time faculty and GSIs are welcome to attend, but must receive prior approval from their dean. 

 

What is Excellence? (hosted by the Office of Faculty Advancement for full-time faculty)

Facilitators: Norma Bouchard, Provost and Joe Slowensky, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Faculty Advancement

Join us for an interview-style format. Joe Slowensky interviews the Provost on what excellence in the promotion process means. Questions are welcome.

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2:30-3:30pm

Format & Location: Live via Zoom

Please RSVP here for the events. Session materials and the zoom link will be sent to you. 


March Events

Productive Pathways Session #6: Using Interfolio to Build Your Portfolio

** For Full-Time Faculty only **

Date & Time: Friday, March 8, 12:00-1:30pm Register here

Location: Orange campus, Leatherby Library 305 and Rinker campus, RK 94-130

Hosted by the Office of Faculty Advancement – join us for a hands-on session on how to use the Interfolio platform to build your portfolio for review.

 

AI: Friend or Foe? Rethinking Assessment in the Age of ChatGPT

Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 12:00-1:00pm Register here

Format & Location: Orange and Rinker campuses (rooms TBA)

Session Description:

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT and how they can be used to support the development of students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills. The workshop will provide strategies for how to design (or re-design) learning activities and assessments with these tools in mind, whether to incorporate or mitigate their use. Participants are encouraged to bring a class activity or assessment that they wish to redesign in consideration of these tools and strategies.

Part-time faculty and GSIs are welcome to attend, but must receive prior approval from their dean. 

 

Rethinking Rigor: Reducing Logistical Roadblocks to Support Student Success

Date & Time: Thursday, March 28, 3:00-4:00pm Register here

Format & Location: Live via Zoom (link will be provided to those who register)

Session Description:

The term rigor is often used when talking about the level of challenge in a particular course or program of study. Sometimes, grade distributions are interpreted as evidence of academic rigor. But what factors really support the type of rigor that facilitates student development? Participants will explore how our concept of rigor can impact students’ cognitive bandwidth and ability to succeed and examine strategies to build flexibility and compassion in a course while maintaining appropriate levels of cognitive rigor.  

Part-time faculty and GSIs are welcome to attend, but must receive prior approval from their dean. 


April Events

The Syllabus: A Bridge or Barrier to Belonging

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 2, 12:00-1:00pm

Format & Location: Live via Zoom (link will be provided to those who register)

Session Description: Join us as we revisit this session originally presented during the 2023 Summer Conference.

For faculty, the course syllabus is often viewed solely as a means for sharing information about the course and rules for academic success. However, a syllabus is an important form of communication with students, and it is often their first point of contact with, and impression of, the instructor. This session helps participants consider: how the language and tone of their syllabus impacts students’ perceptions of the instructor and the course; and why the content and style of syllabi are so important to building a sense of belonging and maintaining an inclusive learning space.

Part-time faculty and GSIs are welcome to attend, but must receive prior approval from their dean. 

 

Productive Pathways Session #7: Service and Strategic Self-Care

** For Full-Time Faculty only **

Date & Time: Friday, April 12, 12:00-1:30pm

Location: Orange campus (TBA) and Rinker campus, RK 94-180

Join us as we explore the relationship between self-care and productivity and discuss strategies to maintain a focus on appropriate and meaningful service opportunities established for years 1-3.

 

Course Evaluations: Making Sense of Student Feedback

Date & Time: Friday, April 26, 2:00-3:00pm

Format & Location: Orange and Rinker campuses (rooms TBA)

Session Description:

Receiving the results of end-of-course evaluations often produces a mixture of both excitement and anxiety. What is the best way to interpret this data across terms and courses to identify our strengths and areas for growth? How do we use this data to inform our practices and improve the student experience? What is the benefit of gathering student feedback before the end of the term, and are there efficient ways to do this anonymously? Join us for this hands-on workshop about course evaluations, student feedback, and the role they play in our ongoing improvement efforts. Bring your laptop and some recent course evaluations and be ready to apply what you have learned.

Part-time faculty and GSIs are welcome to attend, but must receive prior approval from their dean. 


May Events

Productive Pathways Session #8: Strategizing for a Productive Summer 

** For Full-Time Faculty only **

Date & Time: Friday, May 10, 12:00-2:00pm

Location: Orange campus (TBA) and Rinker campus, RK 94-290N

Close out the year by reflecting on your progress and maximizing your time this summer to meet your goals. Join your peers to celebrate your success over the past year!