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October 1, 2019

Announcements

Active Learning Classroom Applications for Fall 2020

The Ways in Which Hunger and Homelessness May Affect Our Classrooms

Now Accepting SoTL Grant Proposals. Deadline Monday, Nov 25 by 8:00 a.m.

Upcoming Events

More Leading Discussions

SEISMIC Event: Fostering a Sense of Belonging in the College Classroom: Peer Interactions that Improve Student Success

Practices and Language for Expanding Classroom Diversity to "Invisible" Populations

SEISMIC Workshop: Implementing a Student Belonging Intervention That Fosters Equity and Inclusion in the College Classroom

STEM Coffee Hour: Assignment Design for STEM Information Literacy and Writing

Service-Learning: Creating a Community-Engaged Learning Course Syllabus

For Graduate Students: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

For Graduate Students: Writing a Diversity Statement

Modeling an Inclusive, Diverse, and Equitable Classroom

NTT Teaching Toolbox

Announcements

The Ways in Which Hunger and Homelessness May Affect Our Classrooms

When we consider the ways in which our classrooms are diverse, many of us first think of what we consider to be “visible” identities. These often include identity factors such as race and gender, both of which may or may not be “visible” depending on a variety of contexts.

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Now Accepting SoTL Grant Proposals. Deadline Monday, Nov 25 by 8:00 a.m.

SoTL grants provide funding at four levels for new and ongoing studies about teaching and learning. Similar to national funding agencies (i.e., NEA, NIH, and NSF), SoTL funding provides ongoing and sustained funding for projects of merit, while also providing funds for new individual and team projects.

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Upcoming Events

More Leading Discussions

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Wells Library E243

Experience additional structured activities designed to promote engaged, equitable participation in the classroom. Participants will try several techniques (including teams teaching teams and another very playful method) and discuss when to strategically...

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SEISMIC Event: Fostering a Sense of Belonging in the College Classroom: Peer Interactions that Improve Student Success

Thursday, October 3, 2019 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., IMU - Oak Room

Underrepresented college students are often vigilant for cues about whether they belong and are likely to succeed in college. Through interactions with peers and instructors, many of these cues are gleaned through social experiences in the courses they take.

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Practices and Language for Expanding Classroom Diversity to "Invisible" Populations

Thursday, October 3, 2019 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Wells Library 043A

In this interactive session, we will discuss minority statuses that are often unacknowledged, ones that we argue that have been rendered "invisible," such as students experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, and violence, and those who are undocumented/DACA-mented.

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SEISMIC Workshop: Implementing a Student Belonging Intervention That Fosters Equity and Inclusion in the College Classroom

Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., IMU - Oak Room

In this workshop Kevin Binning will provide an overview of a brief, scalable classroom intervention that was designed to address issues of belongingness which students often face in large introductory courses -especially in the STEM disciplines. The workshop will also include a review of evidence...

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STEM Coffee Hour: Assignment Design for STEM Information Literacy and Writing

Friday, October 4, 2019 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Chemistry Building C002R

In this coffee hour Brian Winterman, Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian, will share a variety of course assignments he uses to help students develop information literacy and writing skills.

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Service-Learning: Creating a Community-Engaged Learning Course Syllabus

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Wells Library E243

In this workshop, participants will learn the essential elements of a community-engaged learning (CEL) course syllabus and develop their syllabus for effectively communicating with students the expectations and requirements of service and community engagement.

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For Graduate Students: Creating a Teaching Portfolio

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m., Wells Library E243

In this workshop for graduate students, we will share strategies to reflect on teaching through a teaching portfolio and discuss how to document, organize, and present evidence of teaching effectiveness. Participants have an opportunity to view sample teaching portfolios during the workshop.

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For Graduate Students: Writing a Diversity Statement

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wells Library E243

In this workshop, participants will learn strategies on how to reflect on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, as well as how to craft a diversity statement. Participants will discuss how they incorporate diversity into their course materials and how they make space for their students’ unique experiences and perspectives.

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Modeling an Inclusive, Diverse, and Equitable Classroom

Friday, October 11, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Wells Library E243

This workshop covers classroom strategies that we can incorporate into course planning, prompt writing, and classroom management with a goal of modeling an inclusive, diverse, and equitable learning community. We should not expect students to develop competencies in inclusive and equitable writing or...

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NTT Teaching Toolbox

Friday, October 11, 2019 12 noon - 1:15 p.m., Wells Library E243

This is the second in a series of practical lunchtime discussions in which we explore teaching and learning topics with an eye to their immediate application in one’s teaching. Open exclusively to NTT faculty, the series of discussions will take place once a month, with varying topics chosen by the group.

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