CATL staff members represent UW-Green Bay at regional and national fall 2021 conferences
The team from UW-Green Bay’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) worked hard to promote the ongoing work of the Center—and the University as a whole—at regional and national conferences this fall. Although their topics varied, all related to best practices for teaching and learning. Nichole LaGrow (Distance Education Coordinator) and Kris Vespia (Interim CATL Director) were joined by UW-Green Bay instructors Heidi Fencl (Physics) and Amy Kabrhel (Chemistry), and former CATL director Caroline Boswell to present at Rowan-Carrabus Community College’s 2nd Annual Growth, Understanding, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (G.U.I.D.E.) Virtual Conference. The group led a session on their 2021 equity gap community of practice in Natural and Applied Sciences. Todd Dresser (Instructional Designer) and Luke Konkol (Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant) presented at the national Assessment Institute. Their session, “Emerging from the Shadow of COVID: Assessing Institutional Needs for Instructor Development,” discussed the methodology of a mixed methods needs analysis being conducted by CATL to align its work with instructor needs. Finally, three CATL members showcased projects at the fall meeting for UW System’s Learning Technology and Development Council. Todd Dresser (Instructional Designer) presented on CATL’s Canvas course template and the related instructor training and development courses. Meanwhile, Nathan Kraftcheck (Instructional Designer) and Sam Mahoney (Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant) spoke about the liquid syllabus template CATL recently developed and piloted with a small group of instructors.