Register by Jan. 17, 2020 for this year’s Instructional Development Institute

There’s still time to register for the Jan. 23, 2020 Instructional Development Institute! CATL and the Instructional Development Council invite faculty and staff to attend this year’s event, which will explore Cia Verschelden’s metaphor of Bandwidth Recovery. Students who face poverty, food insecurity, systemic racism and mental wellness issues are unable to commit their entire “cognitive bandwidth” to academic and personal growth. What can we do to enable students to engage in university life with the cognitive, social and environmental resources they need to be successful? Keynote Cyndi Kernahan (UW-River Falls) will lead us through Helping our Students Think Better and Succeed More: Small Tweaks and Wise Interventions. Throughout the day we will focus on the small tweaks and wise interventions that instructors can make to help students channel their energy toward being successful learners. Please be sure to register by Jan. 17, 2020.

CATL’s Instructional Development Institute deadline for applications is Oct. 25

CATL and the Instructional Development Council invite applicants to lead workshops and presentations at the annual Instructional Development Institute on January 23, 2020. The event  will be structured around Cia Verschelden’s metaphor of Bandwidth Recovery, which describes how students who face poverty, food insecurity, systemic racism and mental wellness issues, are unable to commit their entire “cognitive bandwidth” to academic and personal growth. This year’s Institute will bring us together to discuss ways that we can help students reclaim the cognitive resources they need to be successful in college. Deadline for applications is Oct. 25, 2019. View the full call here & apply: https://www.uwgb.edu/catl/events/instructional-development-institute/

Sign up for CATL Tough Talks, ‘Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission’

Sign up to participate in the Tough Talk on Herb Chidress’s Adjunct Underclass: How America’s Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission with Tara DaPra and Jennie Young: Nov. 13, 2019 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in MAC 201. If you have any questions, email catl@uwgb.edu.

Please RSVP for Fall Showcase, Sept. 30

Please RSVP to attend the Fall Showcase, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Phoenix C, hosted by the Provost’s Office, the Office of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Some highlights include: SoTL research from the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program cohort from 2018-2019 and the UW-System Teaching Fellows Program from 2018-19; an opportunity to discuss academic advising trainings; research that was supported by Teaching Enhancement Grants; work that was informed by the First-Year Seminar Community of Practice; and more! For more information or questions, please contact CATL@UWGB.EDU

RSVP for Fall Showcase, Sept. 30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Phoenix C

Please RSVP to attend the Fall Showcase, hosted by the Provost’s Office, the Office of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. RSVP here. Some highlights include: SoTL research from the UW-Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program cohort from 2018-2019 and the UW-System Teaching Fellows Program from 2018-19; an opportunity to discuss academic advising trainings; research that was supported by Teaching Enhancement Grants; work that was informed by the First-Year Seminar Community of Practice; and more! Questions? Contact CATL@UWGB.EDU

CATL’s Fall Showcase is Monday, Sept. 30

The Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) is hosting a Fall Showcase on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Phoenix Room C, University Union, Green Bay Campus. The Showcase is an event dedicated to spotlighting scholarly teaching and institutional development projects that recognizes, supports and inspires professional growth for the UW-Green Bay campuses. The goal is to bring together instructors, staff and students from across our four campuses to showcase exemplary educational research, scholarship on teaching and learning and assessment practices. This event is an opportunity both to recognize that work, but also share the ideas that emerge from SoTL projects and assessment practices that strengthen the vision, mission and goals of our campus community. RSVP here

Learn more about the Fall Showcase here.

If you have any questions, email CATL@UWBG.EDU.

Consider helping develop online course quality checklist

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) seeks instructors who will teach the same course online in the fall and spring semesters of the 2019-20 academic year who are willing to help with the development of an online quality rubric.

Eligibility

  • Anyone who teaches the same online course in the fall and spring of AY 2019-20.
    • Seeking five to seven participants.
  • Participants accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with preference for openness to modifying course during the period between semesters in December and January.

Benefit

  • Participants will earn $750 for their participation in this program.

How to apply

Email Nathan Kraftcheck (kraftchn@uwgb.edu) or Todd Dresser (dressert@uwgb.edu) if you are interested. Please email by August 23, 2019 if you are interested in taking part in this phase of the project.

Include a paragraph in your email which answers the questions: Why you are interested to take part in this study and what about your online course you are interested in improving?

CATL call: 2019-20 Teaching and Learning Community of Practice

This year’s Teaching and Learning Community of Practice (CoP) will provide support and a sense of collective empowerment for those who engage or wish to engage in promoting equity-minded institutional change.

General expectations for the CoP:

  • Participate in and support a community of practice that would meet six times during the 2019-20 academic year. We intend to schedule these three meetings a semester on Friday mornings: 10/4, 11/1, 11/29, (1/23 – IDI), 2/7, 3/6, and 4/17.
  • Attend the Instructional Development Institute on January 23rd, 2020.
  • Engage in discussions of a series of readings related to equity-minded institutional change.
  • Help articulate shared goals and outcomes for the learning community.
  • Engage in project-work in Spring 2020 that works towards our collective goals.
  • Share three reflections a semester on Canvas.
  • Share your work with the university community during a fall 2020 event.

How to apply

Please send your application via e-mail to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (catl@uwgb.edu) anytime before August 23, 2019. The short application only includes:

  • A brief letter of interest that discusses how you wish to explore the theme of “equity-minded institutional change” within the Teaching and Learning Community. If you already have a potential project in mind, please feel free to articulate this in your letter.
  • A brief e-mail memo of support from your unit chair (one sentence is fine).

 

 

Faculty and Staff complete CATL’s First-Year Experience Community of Practice Program

In 2018-19, more than 20 Instructors and staff members participated in CATL’s First-year Experience Community of Practice. The Community of Practice collectively read Saundra Yancy McGuire’s Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, which framed conversations on how to support student learning within the first-year. The book provoked lively debate about McGuire’s approach to student success and fostered a series of conversations about instructor experiences supporting first-year students as they make the transition to college. The following 13 people earned a “First-Year Experience” badge for completing all elements of the program. Congrats to all!

  • Paul Belanger
  • Tara DaPra
  • Elizabeth DenDekker
  • Ashley Heath
  • Carly Kibbe
  • Valerie Murrenus Pilamer
  • Jodi Pierre
  • Tracy Rysavy
  • Linda Toonen
  • Jessica Van Slooten
  • Jessica Warwick
  • Lauri Welhouse