Wednesday, April 20, 20162:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Feinstein 304
Dr. Stephanie Boeninger, Associate Professor of EnglishDr. Jennifer Illuzzi, Assistant Professor of History Getting and Grading Student Participation
Student participation can be difficult to elicit and a struggle to grade. Come hear strategies from Professors Stephanie Boeninger (English) and Jennifer Illuzzi (History) on getting all students to participate and how to efficiently and effective grade participation. Participants are encouraged to share their own strategies. Please register here. Download a PDF of Teaching Tools: Getting and Grading Student Participation.
Download a PDF of TT: Getting and Grading Student Participation.
Wednesday, April 20, 201610:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Feinstein 304
Facilitators:Dr. Laurie Grupp, Associate Professor of Elementary/Special Education, and Director of Center for Teaching ExcellenceDr. Nick Longo, Associate Professor of Global Studies
Some participants in the well-attended sessions with Dr. Tim Eatman (Syracuse University) commented they wish we had more time for discussion and to think about how the ideas presented in the sessions on Full Participation (morning workshop) and Engaged Scholarship (afternoon workshop) relate to our work at PC. As a result, we’re going to host a coffee and pastry get-together at CTE to continue the dialogue that got started. We are inviting those who attended the sessions to come deepen the conversations (and you are welcome to bring others) on Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 am at the Center for Teaching Excellence. There won’t be any presentations, just an informal conversation about pushing PC to be more engaged and inclusive in our scholarship and campus climate… Please let us know if you can make it… Nick and Laurie
Luncheon Conversation about Race and Pedagogy
Tuesday, April 19, 201611:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Feinstein 304
Facilitators:Patricia Smith, an internationally recognized poet and performer. Laurie Grupp, Associate Professor of Elementary/Special Education, and Director of Center for Teaching ExcellenceRafael Zapata, Associate VP/Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Institutional Diversity
Providence College will welcome Patricia Smith, an internationally recognized poet and performer, to campus on Tuesday, April 19. The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Institutional Diversity will host a vital discussion about race and pedagogy with Patricia. Please feel free to join us, even if it is only for a portion of the time allotted.
Monday, April 18, 2016 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.Feinstein 304
Facilitator:Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery, Director of Black Studies and Professor of Political Science
Join us for this hands on workshop where participants will complete various exercises on how to teach when you and/or your students are "uncomfortable" with the subject(s). Specifically, we will not just talk about how to teach, but actually practice teaching with specific scenarios. Download a PDF of Pedagogy and the "Other" - Teaching Difficult Subjects.
Thursday, April 14, 201611:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (followed by lunch)PC Writing Center, OAS Conference room (249)
Facilitator:Manuela Barcelos, ESL Specialist, Academic Support Services
ESL student writers face unique challenges with academic writing, and faculty are also challenged in responding to their work. This session will begin with an overview of a few key theories that are pivotal in understanding the complexities of ESL writing. ?A hands-on exercise will be provided to help fuse these theories into p?ractice. ?There will also be an opportunity for faculty t?o share dilemmas they have faced when evaluating the writing of ESL students. Download a PDF of Teaching ESL Writers.
Scoring Guides, Checklists, and Rubrics – Oh My!
Friday, March 18, 201611:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (followed by lunch)PC Writing Center, OAS Conference room (249)
Porter, Assistant Professor of EnglishWill Toner, Academic Support Services
Evaluating student writing can seem overwhelming, but building evaluative instruments that reflect our values can help us to communicate our expectations to students more intentionally. In this session, workshop facilitators will offer examples of three commonly used methods for scoring writing and invite participants to consider how they might tailor these methods to their own assignments.
Download a PDF of Scoring Guides, Checklists, and Rubrics - Oh My!
Wednesday, March 16, 201611:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.Feinstein 304
Facilitator:Dr. Maia Bailey, Associate Professor of Biology and Core Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement
By revising courses to fulfill the civic engagement proficiency you can better meet your course goals, enhance disciplinary learning, increase student enrollments, and improve satisfaction for both you and your students. Come hear different strategies for meeting proficiency standards, examples from existing courses, and ideas for how civic engagement could enhance courses in your discipline. Download a PDF of Making Courses more Engaging: Revising Courses to Fulfill the Civic Engagement Proficiency.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304
Join us for an engaging dialogue about the connections between diversity and public engagement, and how we can move towards the full participation of all members of the PC community. Participants will be provided with the Full Participation report and are invited to join us for a conversation facilitated by its co-author, Dr. Timothy Eatman.
Timothy K. Eatman holds a faculty appointment in the Higher Education Department in the School of Education at Syracuse University and also serves as faculty co-director of the national consortium
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Tim was a member of the 2015 Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement
and is a coauthor of Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Public
Engagement in Higher Education.
Download a PDF of
Diversity and Public Engagement: Moving Toward Full Participation.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304
This session will explore what publicly engaged scholarship looks like and how it can be valued as part of the tenure and promotion process. Timothy K. Eatman holds a faculty appointment in the Higher Education Department in the School of Education at Syracuse University and also serves as faculty co-director of the national
consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life. Tim was a member of the 2015 Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement and is a coauthor of Full Participation: Building the Architecture for Diversity and Public Engagement in Higher Education.
Download a PDF of Valuing Engaged Scholarship: Beware of Shrinking Imagination.
Wednesday, March 2, 201610:00-11:30Harkins 300
How do we implement strategies that affirm and draw upon the diversity of identities, experiences and world views present on our campus? Using videos of student reflections on their experiences as a starting point, we will consider practices that promote inclusive excellence.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Feinstein 304
Facilitators:Bill Hogan, Associate Professor of EnglishKris Monahan, Director of Sponsored Research & ProgramsRafael Zapata, Associate VP/Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Institutional DiversityLaurie Grupp, Associate Professor of Elementary/Special Education, and Director of Center for Teaching Excellence
How do we implement teaching strategies that affirm and draw upon the diversity of identities, experiences and world views present in college classrooms?
Using videos of student reflections on their experiences in the classroom as a starting point, we will consider pedagogical practices that promote inclusive excellence.
Wednesday, Feb 24, 20161:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Feinstein 304
Facilitator:Dr. Jeffrey Nicholas, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Active learning names any instructional method that requires student activity and engagement in the learning process. These methods can fit into anyone’s toolbox. Jeffery Nicholas will extoll the virtues of active learning for students and instructors and suggest some easy steps for beginning to work active learning into your classroom.
Download a PDF of Teaching Tools: Why Active Learning?
Monday, February 22, 2016 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (followed by lunch)PC Writing Center, OAS Conference room (249)
Facilitators:Dr. Anne Porter, Assistant Professor of EnglishWill Toner, Assistant Director, PC Writing Center
In this workshop, we will explore how instructors across and within various disciplines evaluate writing. What common values inform our judgments about writing? And how might the assessment of writing vary by instructor, discipline, and genre? We will ground our conversation in a participatory review session of a sample student paper, followed by lunch. Please join us!
Download a PDF of What Makes Writing Good?
Wednesday, February 10, 20162:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.Feinstein 304
Join us for an online seminar facilitated by Jay Howard, Professor of Sociology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Butler University where we will consider the following:
What common classroom practices can decrease the likelihood of a student participating in discussion? What strategies can you use to overcome established classroom practices and increase student participation?
And how can you structure classroom discussions to better facilitate student learning?
Thursday, February 4, 20161:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.mFeinstein 304
Facilitators:Megan Chang, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and FilmJulie DeCesare, Coordinator for ITDPShonna Ryan, Instructional Technologist for ITDP
Student presentations consume substantial class time. Come learn about an alternative – recording your student presentations! Core Faculty Fellow Megan Chang and Julie DeCesare and Shonna Ryan from ITDP will discuss the pedagogical advantages and technological issues with recording presentations.
Download a PDF of Teaching Tools: Recording Student Presentations.
Wednesday, December 2, 201512:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Feinstein 304
Facilitator:Dr. Angela Dills, Associate Professor of Economics, and Associate Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence
Thinking about a re-visioning of your course? Come join us to talk about two approaches to revising your course: slow and steady or quick and dirty! Professor Angela Dills will share her experiences with both. Bring a syllabus to workshop. Download a PDF of Revising Your Course: Revising Your Course - Overhaul or Evolution?
Wednesday, November 18, 20152:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m. Feinstein 304 Facilitators:Faculty Associate for Global Learning and EngagementDr. Tuba Agartan, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
Faculty Associate for Engaged ScholarshipDr. Nick Longo, Professor of Global Studies & Public/Community Service Studies
Faculty Associate for Active Learning ClassroomsDr. Jeff Nicholas, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Faculty Associate for Inclusive PedagogyDr. Eve Veliz-Moran, Associate Professor of Sociology
Come meet the CTE’s new Faculty Associates! Four faculty colleagues will share their areas of expertise. Participants will discuss the pedagogical skills they want to learn more about and discuss any barriers that limit teaching effectiveness. Please join us in this conversation.
Download a PDF of Pedagogical Innovations: Promoting the Flourishing of Each Student.
Friday, November 13, 201511:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (lunch served at 11:30, workshop begins at noon)PC Writing Center
Facilitators:Dr. Anne Porter, Assistant Professor of EnglishDr. Joe Cammarano, Associate Professor of Political Science Part Two: Teaching Source Integration
In this session, we will discuss the findings of academic researchers who have studied the issue of plagiarism in student writing. Together we will view and discuss a video of a conference presentation made by researchers at the Citation Project. In our discussion, we will consider definitions of plagiarism, patchwriting, and other frequently misunderstood terms, as we explore some of the reasons why plagiarism may occur. Download a PDF for Teaching Source Integration.
Tuesday, November 10, 201512:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304
Facilitator:Megan Chang, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Film
We expect improvement in student presentation skills, but how do we assess it and offer meaningful feedback? Join us for a workshop exploring methods to document student improvement in traditional and non-traditional presentations. We will also consider ways of giving feedback and offer some tips for grading.
Download a PDF of Teaching Tools: Assessing Oral Communication Skills.
Wednesday, October 28, 201511:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304
Facilitators:Dr. Kate Kranz, Assistant Professor of Social WorkDr. Jessica Mulligan, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
Come join like-minded faculty on campus to talk about how to navigate qualitative research projects with your students and in your own work.
Download a PDF of Qualitative Methods: Sharing and Exchanging Stories.
Thursday, October 22, 20152:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304
CTE Guest Scholar: Mary Deane Sorcinelli
Mentoring offers a vital contribution to a successful academic career, but often is perceived as only suitable for new faculty. Post-tenure mentoring can support faculty in redefining scholarly and teaching goals, thinking outside of the box, and expanding the network of trusted colleagues who can address a variety of career issues. In this interactive session, you will identify potential roadblocks to success; explore emerging models of new, more flexible approaches to mentoring for post-tenure faculty; “map” your own mentoring networks; and get started in planning a productive and satisfying mentoring pathway.
Download a PDF flyer of Why Should Mentoring End at Tenure?
All sessions are 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Feinstein 304 - lunch providedDownload a PDF flyer of International Education Week.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Japanese Adventures in MaymesteringDr. Margaret Manchester, Assistant Professor of HistoryDr. D. Colin Jaundrill, Assistant Professor of History
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Evolution of another Toilet MAKER-LENDER Project: Engaging Cooperatives of Quechua Women Masons in BoliviaDr. Terence McGoldrick, Associate Professor of TheologyDr. Stephen Mecca, Professor of Engineering/Physics/Systems
Wednesday, September 30, 2015Teaching Wordsworth in the Lake DistrictDr. Bruce Graver, Professor of English
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Crossing Borders: Fostering Reciprocity in Nicaragua, Russia, and South AfricaDr. Nuria Alonso-Garcia, Associate Professor of SpanishDr. Nicholas V. Longo, Professor of Global Studies
Monday, September 21 2015 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.mThe Center for Teaching Excellence, Feinstein 304
Deconstructing the ProcessDr. T. J. Harper, Associate Professor of MusicEngaging the mind, body, and spirit in the choral rehearsal to educate and empower.
Download a PDF flyer of A Conversation with the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year.
Friday, September 18, 20152:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Aquinas Lounge
The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Academic Affairs invite you to join us for the 2015 Fall Fling. This is an "open house" format where the newest members of our academic community will share their teaching and research interests in an informal setting. Join us for the social networking event of the fall semester.
Download a PDF flyer of the 2015 Fall Fling.