GET SET Workshops Schedule

The Center for Teaching Innovation’s GET SET Workshops series offers graduate students, teaching assistants, postdoctoral fellows, and the Future Faculty and Academic Careers community an opportunity to participate in weekly workshops on teaching and learning in higher education. Registration links can be found below the description of each workshop.

Spring 2020 Workshop Schedule

Holding Effective Office Hours

Date: Thursday, February 6 

Time: 4:45 - 6:00 pm

Location: Plant Science 143

Description: What is the purpose of office hours? What is your responsibility as a TA in this role? Participants will learn ways, including the Socratic method, to address these questions.

Incorporating High Impact Teaching Practices in Your Class

Date: Wednesday, February 12

Time: 4:45 - 6:00 pm

Location: Plant Science 143

Description: What are 'High-Impact Teaching Practices?' Participants will explore the use of these practices to increase student engagement and retention in their classes.

Facilitating Effective Classroom Discussions

Date: Monday, February 17

Time: 4:45 - 6:00 pm

Location: Plant Science 143

Description: How can you best facilitate productive discussions in your course? This workshop addresses a variety of strategies used to encourage discussion and create and maintain an environment of inclusion, tolerance, and respect.

Designing Learning Outcomes for Your Class

Date: Wednesday, February 26

Time: 4:45 - 6:00 pm

Location: Plant Science 143

Description: Interested in developing a course? Creating learning outcomes and aligning these with assignments and assessments is an effective place to start. This workshop introduces key steps for designing learning outcomes.

Teaching Your Students How to Critically Read Primary Literature

Date: Friday, March 6

Time: 1:30 - 2:45 pm

Location: Stimson G01

Description: Critical reading can be a rather abstract concept for many students. Participants will explore strategies to guide students through this process and examine how this may or may not vary across disciplines.

Teaching Responsibly: Strategies to Deal with Controversial Situations

Date: Tuesday, March 10

Time: 4:45 - 6:00 pm

Location: Plant Science 143

Description: Approaching controversial material and responding to students in sensitive ways is critical for keeping students invested without closing off their interest in alternative viewpoints. This session will explore practical strategies for presenting controversial issues and dealing with hot moments.

Integrating Technology into Your Classes (Rescheduled)

Date: Monday, April 20

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Description: Want to make the most of available technology? This virtual workshop explores a variety of tools currently available to enhance your teaching in the online environment (held by Zoom - use the link above to join).

Integrated Course Design (Rescheduled)

Date: Friday, April 24

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Description: Curious about an integrated course design, an approach that includes articulating learning outcomes, applying active teaching strategies and developing quality assessments of learning? Join us to discuss this approach and leave with concrete strategies to implement in your classroom.

Enhancing Your Teaching with Research-Based Principles (Rescheduled)

Date: Tuesday, April 28

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Description: Ever wonder how you could use your research skills to inform and improve your teaching? This workshop will cover quantitative and qualitative strategies for enhancing your classes.

Best Practices for Large Lecture Classes (Rescheduled)

Date: Wednesday, April 29

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Join Best Practices for Large Lecture Classes

Description: How does one prepare to teach a large lecture class? This workshop will give participants a chance to explore best practices to prepare, teach and evaluate large classes.