Teaching Workshops

Upcoming Events

Below, you will find workshops and webinars CTI has produced on teaching strategies and resources. Workshops & events are offered to faculty and graduate students otherwise noted.

Spring 2024 Workshops

Check back for additional Spring and Summer 2024 Workshops. 

The Courage to Teach Now: End-of-Semester Reflections 

  • When: May 9, 2024, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • Description: The work of teaching and learning takes ongoing courage and humility, and the end of the semester invites reflection. Join your colleagues for an in-person lunch and facilitated discussion about how we, in our roles as educators, are called to step up in extraordinary times. 

    What did you try in your teaching this semester? What challenged you? Responding well to difficult moments remains ever a goal, whether it’s politics or AI. Talking through our approaches with others helps us reflect and manage uncertainty as we learn from our own and others’ experiences.

    Warmly and compassionately facilitated. Includes lunch.
  • Learning outcomes:
    • Identify strategies for building trust and supporting inclusion in the classroom
  • Register for The Courage to Teach Now: End-of-Semester Reflections 

Recent Events

Recent Winter/Spring 2024 Workshops

Exploring the Bounds of Free Speech in the Classroom (and How Not to Panic…)

  • Held Friday, January 12, 2024, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., in person. Advance registration is required.
  • Description: How can you provide opportunities to engage others with different and/or opposing views to foster learning? How do you manage your personal beliefs, identity, values – and commitment to inclusion – in your role as an instructor? In this 90-minute lunch and learn session, participants will explore how to create and facilitate a learning environment that welcomes challenging discussions. Reflect with your colleagues and leave with practical ideas you can use.

Overview of Curriculum Mapping for DEI 

  • Held Tuesday, January 10, 2024, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., on Zoom.
  • Description: This event will provide an overview of our curriculum mapping process and invite those in attendance to consider participating. Specific objectives include:
    • Affirm the importance of establishing common language for conversations relative to curriculum and diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Describe CTI's "Curriculum Mapping for DEI" program for program/department chairs
  • For more details on this workshop & program offering, visit Curriculum Mapping for Diversity & Inclusion.

Structuring Learning Assessment Workshops

  • Open to instructors, postdocs, and TAs interested in crafting effective assignments and rubrics for their courses. These 75-minute sessions are designed to complement one another, but can also be attended on a standalone basis. 
  • Assignment Design (Part 1 of 2):
    • Held Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m., on Zoom.
    • Description: This 75-minute online workshop is the first in a two-part series on structuring learning assessment, and it is designed to support faculty efforts to create clear and aligned assignments. This session will also emphasize the extent to which clear communication can enhance assignment design
  • Rubric Design (Part 2 of 2):
    • Held Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m., on Zoom.
    • Description: This 75-minute online workshop is the second in a two-part series on structuring learning assessment, and it is designed to support faculty efforts to create clear and concise rubrics. The themes of alignment and clear communication will be applied to the process of effective rubric design and use. Participation in the first part of the series is not required.

Beyond the Personal Narrative: Critical Interventions in Digital Storytelling Assignments

  • Held Monday, February 12, 2024, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., in person.
  • Description: Instructors are turning toward digital storytelling for many reasons: as an inclusive teaching practice; to offer choices informed by Universal Design for Learning practices; out of boredom with 5-page papers; and even to encourage original thought and authentic assessment in the face of AI-generated content. This workshop invites instructors to explore interventions beyond the personal narrative that make a difference in teaching digital storytelling, including assignment design, assessment, and supporting narrative development and creativity.