Events

Faculty can participate in many of the fun-filled events scheduled throughout the year at the the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Rising Star

Students as Learners and Teachers at a Hispanic Serving Institution (SaLT HSI) aims to promote students success by encouraging authentic teaching and learning partnership between students and faculty member across disciplines.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 / 2:00pm-3:15pm

Rising Star

Students as Learners and Teachers at a Hispanic Serving Institution (SaLT HSI) aims to promote students success by encouraging authentic teaching and learning partnership between students and faculty member across disciplines.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 / 9:30am-10:45am

Rising Star

To provide educators with an overview of OER as well as how to search for and implement free and open educational resources into their courses.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 / 1:00pm–2:00pm

Rising Star

University professors often feel the lack of informational connection between their students and the topic during lectures. Students often feel overwhelmed with new information and feel detached from the coursework. In this session, you will practice three simple teaching strategies that may be used in any course and classroom to “Flip” your lessons away from the teacher and towards the learner.

Thursday, March 05, 2020 / 1:30pm–2:30pm

Rising Star

In this Teaching Conversation, participants will explore the benefits of reflective writing on students' development of meta-cognition, as well as strategies for incorporating reflective writing into their teaching and assessment. Participants will have an opportunity to draft reflection questions based on exemplars provided in the workshop, and to offer and receive feedback from each other.

Friday, March 06, 2020 / 10:30pm–11:30pm

Rising Star

New technology, knowledge and skills come out at a much faster pace in today’s highly competitive marketplace. This has created a greater demand for a life-long learning workforce where individuals can continuously learn and enhance their skill set to meet new job market demand even long after graduation from college or graduate school. It is important to instill this life-long learning mentality in our students to prepare them for the ever intensifying job market they face.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / 12:15pm–1:30pm

Rising Star

Bring your own device (e.g., iPad/tablet, laptop) to this session to be held at the Vaquero Tech Center (located inside the campus bookstores). This session will feature Keynote (Apple) and Flipgrid and how each can be used to scaffold and deepen student learning. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss other technology tools that can be used to enhance student learning.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / 12:30pm–1:30pm

Rising Star

Faculty will become aware of various technological tools and platforms that instructors have found effective for communication and teaching, such as Yammer, OneDrive, OneNote, and Zoom (all of which are provided by the university). Faculty will also be introduced to Kahoot, FlipGrid, and PollEverywhere, which are free resources.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 / 10:00am–11:00am

Rising Star

Are you successful at getting students to willingly answer questions in class? How do you do it? This session encourages faculty who have had success using questions to elicit student participation, as well as faculty who need some pointers/advice/help on which types of questions generate discussion and which shut it down.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 / 12:30pm–1:30pm



Rising Star

Students as Learners and Teachers at a Hispanic Serving Institution (SaLT HSI) aims to promote students success by encouraging authentic teaching and learning partnership between students and faculty member across disciplines.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 / 2:00pm-3:15pm

Rising Star

Students as Learners and Teachers at a Hispanic Serving Institution (SaLT HSI) aims to promote students success by encouraging authentic teaching and learning partnership between students and faculty member across disciplines.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 / 9:30am-10:45am

Rising Star

To provide educators with an overview of OER as well as how to search for and implement free and open educational resources into their courses.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020 / 1:00pm–2:00pm

Rising Star

University professors often feel the lack of informational connection between their students and the topic during lectures. Students often feel overwhelmed with new information and feel detached from the coursework. In this session, you will practice three simple teaching strategies that may be used in any course and classroom to “Flip” your lessons away from the teacher and towards the learner.

Thursday, March 05, 2020 / 1:30pm–2:30pm

Rising Star

In this Teaching Conversation, participants will explore the benefits of reflective writing on students' development of meta-cognition, as well as strategies for incorporating reflective writing into their teaching and assessment. Participants will have an opportunity to draft reflection questions based on exemplars provided in the workshop, and to offer and receive feedback from each other.

Friday, March 06, 2020 / 10:30pm–11:30pm

Rising Star

New technology, knowledge and skills come out at a much faster pace in today’s highly competitive marketplace. This has created a greater demand for a life-long learning workforce where individuals can continuously learn and enhance their skill set to meet new job market demand even long after graduation from college or graduate school. It is important to instill this life-long learning mentality in our students to prepare them for the ever intensifying job market they face.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 / 12:15pm–1:30pm

Rising Star

Bring your own device (e.g., iPad/tablet, laptop) to this session to be held at the Vaquero Tech Center (located inside the campus bookstores). This session will feature Keynote (Apple) and Flipgrid and how each can be used to scaffold and deepen student learning. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss other technology tools that can be used to enhance student learning.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / 12:30pm–1:30pm

Rising Star

Faculty will become aware of various technological tools and platforms that instructors have found effective for communication and teaching, such as Yammer, OneDrive, OneNote, and Zoom (all of which are provided by the university). Faculty will also be introduced to Kahoot, FlipGrid, and PollEverywhere, which are free resources.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 / 10:00am–11:00am

Rising Star

Are you successful at getting students to willingly answer questions in class? How do you do it? This session encourages faculty who have had success using questions to elicit student participation, as well as faculty who need some pointers/advice/help on which types of questions generate discussion and which shut it down.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 / 12:30pm–1:30pm



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