Prior Events

Explore the past events hosted by the UTRGV Center for Teaching Excellence.
  • 2019

    Rising Star

    Lectures are an important teaching strategy for postsecondary education. In this interactive session, participants will identify different types of lectures and how to activate prior knowledge

    Thursday, February 07, 2019 / 12:15-12:45pm

    To our new colleagues

    By engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), faculty members identify research projects related to teaching and learning. In this session, participants will reflect on teaching and learning as well as identify steps in the SOTL process.

    Thursday, February 07, 2019 / 12:45-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    This presentation describes important practices in the application of Team Based Learning in a systematic way so students learn not only to comprehend the content of a course, but also apply it in real life situations and develop an ability to integrate different types of knowledge.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Using Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) in Higher Education.

    Monday, February 18, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    The jigsaw technique is a method of organizing classroom activity that makes students dependent on each other to succeed. It breaks classes into groups and breaks assignments into pieces that the group assembles to complete the (jigsaw) puzzle. This presentation discusses how the Jigsaw method can be used with students.

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Living Labs

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Sustainability at the Heart of Learning: Aligning Sustainability with Institutional, Departmental, and Classroom Values of Better Students Outcomes.

    Thursday, February 21, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Join CTE and Dr. Kristin Croyle for a conversation to identify strategies to foster engagement and active learning in large lecture classes.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    During this hands-on session attendees will learn about microlectures—what they are and how they can be used effectively for instruction. Then they will create their own microlectures using only their iPads. Participants are asked to bring iPads running iOS 11 or later and pre-load them with the free apps Clips and Numbers.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Lectures are an important teaching strategy for postsecondary education. In this interactive session, participants will learn how to capture attention throughout lectures.

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 / 12:15-12:45pm

    To our new colleagues

    By engaging in SOTL, faculty members identify research projects related to teaching and learning. In this session, participants will generate a research idea and design a study with implications for teaching and learning.

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 / 12:45-1:30pm

    Rising Star

    The Significance of Voluntary Sustainability Standards.

    Monday, March 04, 2019 / 12:15-12:45pm

    To our new colleagues

    Connecting Transformative Learning & Behavior Change

    Wednesday, March 06, 2019 / 12:15-12:45pm

    To our new colleagues

    "Fighting Poverty through Management Education."

    Thursday, March 07, 2019 / 12:15-12:45pm

    To our new colleagues

    ITV Session

    TBA

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Dynamic Lecturing: Reflection and Retrieval Practice

    TBA

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 / 12:15-12:45pm

    To our new colleagues

    Small Group Instructional Diagnosis

    TBA

    Thursday, March 28, 2019 / 12:45-1:30pm

    To our new colleagues

    Teaching Writing

    TBA

    Friday, March 29, 2019 / 9:00-12:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Spotlight Session: Dr. Bhatti

    TBA

    Friday, March 29, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    • Technology overview
    • Virtual etiquette guidelines
    • Virtual Learning theories behind the practice
    • Building trust
    • Engaging participants

    Friday, March 29, 2019 / 1:00-3:00pm

    Rising Star

    Assembling Customized Teaching Plans and Materials on Sustainability and Climate Change from the Internet.

    Monday, April 01, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    The Post Carbon Institute's Community Resilience Reader.

    Wednesday, April 03, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Assembling Customized Teaching Plans and Materials on Sustainability and Climate Change from the Internet.

    Thursday, April 04, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

     

    • 10 commandments hands-on design

    • Activity examples

    • Seven skills virtual facilitators need

    • VELVET – Six Aspects of virtual facilitation style



    Friday, April 05, 2019 / 1:00-3:00pm

     

    To our new colleagues

    Lectures are an important teaching strategy for postsecondary education. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to help students engage in reflection and retrieval practice before, during, and after lectures.

    Tuesday, April 09, 2019 / 12:15-12:45pm

    To our new colleagues

    One critique of traditional student evaluations is that feedback is given at the end of a course when instructional changes cannot be made. Join CTE for a conversation to learn about Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID), which is a meaningful strategy to gather student feedback to improve teaching and learning.

    Tuesday, April 09, 2019 / 12:45-1:30pm

    To our new colleagues

    The U.S. National Science Education Standards recommend that science instruction and learning should be well grounded in inquiry. In spite of these efforts, however, little has changed in the way science is taught. Teacher-talk and textbooks are still the primary providers of science information for students. The objective of this talk is to: (a) review the history of inquiry science teaching, (b) define inquiry as a strategy for teaching science, and (c) present the Physics by Inquiry model for in-service middle school science teachers. Results of the implementation of the inquiry model will be presented and make and take activities will be presented.

    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 / 12:00-1:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Writing skills require that the author is able to identify and understand the audience reading and judging the quality of the piece. The presenter will address the difficulties students confront in delimiting the topic of their course essays in such a way as to satisfy the expectations of an assignment that assumes an instructor is the audience. The presenter will draw on her experience in teaching and assigning written work in the discipline of philosophy.

    Friday, April 12, 2019 / 9:00-9:45pm

    To our new colleagues

    One of the most common assignments that students of history have to complete is a research paper. Such a paper requires students to use the methods of historians: asking historical questions; identifying, analyzing, and interpreting sources to answer those questions; drawing conclusions and developing a thesis; and presenting their findings in a coherent way that is accessible to a larger audience. Focusing on the writing process, the presenter will offer examples of how to encourage and train students in the structured, formal writing that the discipline of history entails. In particular, the presenter will draw on her experience teaching “Historiography and Methods” online. 

    Friday, April 12, 2019 / 9:00-9:45pm

    To our new colleagues

    Publication is one of the methods that scholars use to demonstrate their academic acumen to peers and experts in the field. In this presentation, we will focus on the stages of manuscript that starts from conceptualization of a research idea, design, securing approval from the ethics committee, data collection, analyses, and manuscript writing. The presenter will also focus on what journals to target and how to respond to journal decisions. Dr. Charak will provide insight into how she trains research assistants through the process of manuscript writing and her graduate research assistants will give their perspective of the process.

    Friday, April 12, 2019 / 10:30-11:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Hear from faculty who have used zoom in recent classes

    • What works well

    • What are the challenges

    • Basic course design fundamentals

    • Etiquette guidelines in Zoom environment

    • Where can zoom support ITV deliver sessions



    Friday, April 12, 2019 / 1:00-3:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    This session will present information about the benefits of having a web presence that faculty member’s control, and a brief tutorial allowing participants to be able to craft their own web space. This session requires no past experience with coding or website design. The facilitator will provide a template that faculty can modify to highlight their own material. Faculty should bring a computer to the session . Prior to the session faculty should request web space through this form ( https://www.utrgv.edu/it/services/webspace/index.htm) and map the drive to their computer following these instructions ( https://www.utrgv.edu/it/how-to/map-network-drive-webspace/index.htm). Lastly, they should download an html editing software. We recommend Brackets ( http://brackets.io/), a free and easy-to-use software.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    This staff development session will be an interactive conversation about helping students find the due interest that can be transformed into potential passion which is helpful and often necessary for students to be able to connect with and succeed in any and all courses at UTRGV. Effective proven techniques, strategies, and activity-frameworks will be shared and modeled, as well as opportunities for participants to share their own ideas that have been successful in their classrooms. Plan on taking away ideas that can be implemented immediately, or that can be rethought and reframed to be deployed next semester.

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 / 12:15-1:30pm

    To our new colleagues

    This presentation will inform and equip Faculty on the best practices for developing and integrating community engaged activities and projects into their course.

    Friday, May 03, 2019 / 12:00-1:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Join CTE for a conversation to create a learner-centered syllabus and identify interactive class activities to encourage students to use the syllabus as a learning tool.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 / 12:00-12:30pm

    To our new colleagues

    Join CTE for a conversation to identify learner-centered activities to engage students in the beginning and end of class sessions.

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 / 12:30-1:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Join CTE for a conversation to identify active learning strategies that can be used in “pauses” throughout dynamic lectures.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / 12:00-12:30pm

    To our new colleagues

    A practice that has learning benefits for college students includes transparency in teaching and learning (Winkelmes, 2013). Join CTE for a conversation to identify strategies to create transparent assignments.

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / 12:30-1:00pm

  • 2018


    Rising Star

    Creating a Learner Centered and Engaging Syllabus

    A learner-centered syllabus has been associated with students’ motivation before they enter the classroom, perceptions of the course, and perceptions of the syllabus as an interactive learning tool. Join CTE for a conversation to discuss the following 3 ways to create a learner-centered syllabus: (1) interactive course schedule and calendar, (2) alignment between assessment activities and learning objectives, and (4) personal teaching philosophy and attitudes toward learning. Strategies to create a graphic syllabus also will be provided.

    PowerPoint

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 / 9:00-10:00pm


    Rising Star

    Structuring your Class to Make Learning STICK-Brownsville

    Learning refers to acquiring knowledge and accessing that knowledge from memory (Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel, 2014). Join CTE for a conversation to identify research-based strategies to help students learn. The following strategies will be highlighted: retrieval practice, pre-tests, interleaving, quizzes, self and peer elaboration, and spaced learning.

    PowerPoint

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 / 10:00-11:00pm


    Rising Star

    Getting MORE Students to Read Assigned Course Materials-Brownsville

    Helping and motivating students do their assigned readings is a challenge in postseason education. Join CTE for a conversation to identify research-based strategies to get more students to read assigned materials. Strategies to structure a course to hold students’ accountable for pre-class reading activities will be offered.

    PowerPoint

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm


    Rising Star

    Creating a Learner Centered and Engaging Syllabus

    A learner-centered syllabus has been associated with students’ motivation before they enter the classroom, perceptions of the course, and perceptions of the syllabus as an interactive learning tool. Join CTE for a conversation to discuss the following 3 ways to create a learner-centered syllabus: (1) interactive course schedule and calendar, (2) alignment between assessment activities and learning objectives, and (4) personal teaching philosophy and attitudes toward learning. Strategies to create a graphic syllabus also will be provided.

    PowerPoint

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 / 1:00-2:00pm


    Rising Star

    Structuring your Class to Make Learning STICK-Brownsville

    Learning refers to acquiring knowledge and accessing that knowledge from memory (Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel, 2014). Join CTE for a conversation to identify research-based strategies to help students learn. The following strategies will be highlighted: retrieval practice, pre-tests, interleaving, quizzes, self and peer elaboration, and spaced learning.

    PowerPoint

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 / 2:00-3:00pm


    Rising Star

    Getting MORE Students to Read Assigned Course Materials-Brownsville

    Helping and motivating students do their assigned readings is a challenge in postseason education. Join CTE for a conversation to identify research-based strategies to get more students to read assigned materials. Strategies to structure a course to hold students’ accountable for pre-class reading activities will be offered.

    PowerPoint

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 / 3:00-4:00pm


    Rising Star

    Creating a Learner Centered and Engaging Syllabus-Edinburg

    A learner-centered syllabus has been associated with students’ motivation before they enter the classroom, perceptions of the course, and perceptions of the syllabus as an interactive learning tool. Join CTE for a conversation to discuss the following 3 ways to create a learner-centered syllabus: (1) interactive course schedule and calendar, (2) alignment between assessment activities and learning objectives, and (4) personal teaching philosophy and attitudes toward learning. Strategies to create a graphic syllabus also will be provided.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, January 12, 2018 / 9:00-10:00pm


    Rising Star

    Structuring your Class to Make Learning STICK-Edinburg

    Learning refers to acquiring knowledge and accessing that knowledge from memory (Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel, 2014). Join CTE for a conversation to identify research-based strategies to help students learn. The following strategies will be highlighted: retrieval practice, pre-tests, interleaving, quizzes, self and peer elaboration, and spaced learning.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, January 12, 2018 / 10:00-11:00pm


    Rising Star

    Getting MORE Students to Read Assigned Course Materials-Edinburg

    Helping and motivating students do their assigned readings is a challenge in postseason education. Join CTE for a conversation to identify research-based strategies to get more students to read assigned materials. Strategies to structure a course to hold students’ accountable for pre-class reading activities will be offered.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, January 12, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm


    Rising Star

    Creating a Learner Centered and Engaging Syllabus-Edinburg

    A learner-centered syllabus has been associated with students’ motivation before they enter the classroom, perceptions of the course, and perceptions of the syllabus as an interactive learning tool. Join CTE for a conversation to discuss the following 3 ways to create a learner-centered syllabus: (1) interactive course schedule and calendar, (2) alignment between assessment activities and learning objectives, and (4) personal teaching philosophy and attitudes toward learning. Strategies to create a graphic syllabus also will be provided.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, January 12, 2018 / 1:00-2:00pm


    Rising Star

    Structuring your Class to Make Learning STICK-Edinburg

    Learning refers to acquiring knowledge and accessing that knowledge from memory (Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel, 2014). Join CTE for a conversation to identify research-based strategies to help students learn. The following strategies will be highlighted: retrieval practice, pre-tests, interleaving, quizzes, self and peer elaboration, and spaced learning.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, January 12, 2018 / 3:00-4:00pm


    Rising Star

    Getting MORE Students to Read Assigned Course Materials-Edinburg

    Helping and motivating students do their assigned readings is a challenge in postseason education. Join CTE for a conversation to identify research-based strategies to get more students to read assigned materials. Strategies to structure a course to hold students’ accountable for pre-class reading activities will be offered.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, January 12, 2018 / 3:00-4:00pm


    Rising Star

    Teaching Assistant Institute Conference 1

    The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and The Graduate College are pleased to offer this annual event to Teaching Assistants and graduate students who are interested in teaching in the future. UTRGV faculty will lead conversations on a variety of topics that will provide participants with knowledge and skills to become effective teachers. In addition, students will benefit from the insight and support of experienced UTRGV teaching assistants and gain knowledge about UTRGV resources available to support them.

    Friday, January 19, 2018 / 8:30-12:00pm


    Rising Star

    Increasing Student Success through Universal Design for Learning: Syllabi Share and Mixed Reality Simulation

    Making learning accessible increases student success in higher education. Universal Design for Learning Principles posit multiple ways of representing course content, engaging students in learning, and demonstrating student learning. Join the UTRGV Accessibility Learning Community for a conversation to creatively meet your classroom challenges and increase student success. Student Accessibility Services sponsors the Accessibility Learning Community.

    PowerPoint

    Guidelines

    Syllabi

    Monday, January 22, 2018 / 12:00-1:00pm


    Rising Star

    Learning Circle: Dynamic Lecturing

    Lectures are an important teaching strategy for postseason education. Join CTE for a semester-long learning circle to read Dynamic Lecturing: Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness and identify benefits, types, and research-based strategies to improve engagement and lecture effectiveness. Participants who attend all discussions and complete assigned tasks will receive a copy of the book!

    Monday, January 22, 2018 / 3:00-4:00pm


    Rising Star

    Leveraging Social Media to Promote Teaching, Scholarship, and Service

    Social media has profoundly changed the way we communicate. Combined with smart phones, tablets, and laptops, we are literally plugged into global networks anytime, anywhere. For millennials, social media has become the primary avenue for interacting with the world. For academics, it can be an essential tool for enhancing our teaching, scholarship, and service. This workshop will discuss how to use social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogs to teach, recruit, network, and disseminate scholarly work with students, alumni, and colleagues from around the world. Tips on how to document your academic social media activity in the faculty dossier will also be discussed.

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / 1:00-2:00pm


    Rising Star

    Leveraging Social Media to Promote Teaching, Scholarship, and Service-Brownsville

    Social media has profoundly changed the way we communicate. Combined with smart phones, tablets, and laptops, we are plugged into global networks anytime, anywhere. For millennials, social media has become the primary avenue for interacting with the world. For academics, it can be an essential tool for enhancing our teaching, scholarship, and service. This presentation will discuss how to use social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogs to teach, recruit, network, and disseminate scholarly work with students, alumni, and colleagues from around the world. Tips on how to document your academic social media activity in the faculty dossier will also be discussed.

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / 1:00-2:00pm


    Rising Star

    Learning Circle: Small Teaching

    One of the most research-based and practical textbooks in teaching and learning is James Lang’s Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. Join CTE for a semester-long learning circle to identify small teaching changes to deepen students’ understanding. Participants who attend all discussions and complete assigned tasks will receive a copy of the book!

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 / 3:00-4:00pm


    Rising Star

    Flipped Classroom

    Flipped learning is an important pedagogical approach in postseason education. Join CTE for a conversation with Dr. Cristina Villalobos to learn more about flipped classrooms and learning.

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Using & Integrating Non-Standard Databases

    Not all databases have divs! learn how to use some non-standard databases in your research and classroom.

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 / 12:30-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    First-Year Student Experience Learning Community

    As one of the largest Hispanic-serving institutions in the nation, it is important for UTRGV to understand the needs and experiences of our first-year and first-generation college students to ensure their college success. At this session, participants will discuss and identify characteristics of our first-year and first-generation college students. This interactive session will encourage participants to share their perspectives and experiences working with UTRGV first-year and first-generation college students.

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 / 3:30-4:30pm


    Rising Star

    Flipped Learning and Mobile Technology: The Perfect Marriage

    This workshop will examine the use of mobile technology in the flipped classroom and present a successful model. A hands-on demonstration will demonstrate how to create instructional videos for your flipped class. Bring your iPad or iPhone!

    Thursday, February 01, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    How Learning Works-Teaching Institute

    College instructors must understand how people learn in order to design useful learning environments. Join CTE for a conversation with Javier Cavazos (CTE Director) and Claudia Vela (CTE Instructional Designer) to learn more about how students learn.

    Friday, February 02, 2018 / 11:30-12:30pm


    Rising Star

    Faculty discussion on teaching students on the Autism Spectrum

    The information gathered in the faculty discussion will be used as a foundation to build an Autism Learning Community in fall 2018. The purpose is to begin an open discussion about students with Autism and how to better serve them as students. The discussion will include information students with Autism would like their faculty to know. Faculty will be able discuss any concerns, techniques and resources they have used with students with Autism. In addition, faculty can discuss what they would like to learn and see in the Autism Learning Community.

    Friday, February 02, 2018 / 1:00-2:00pm


    Rising Star

    Increasing Student Success through Universal Design for Learning: Reflections on UDL Adoption

    Making learning accessible increases student success in higher education. Universal Design for Learning Principles posit multiple ways of representing course content, engaging students in learning, and demonstrating student learning. Join the UTRGV Accessibility Learning Community for a conversation to creatively meet your classroom challenges and increase student success. Student Accessibility Services sponsors the Accessibility Learning Community.

    Monday, February 05, 2018 / 12:00-1:00pm


    Rising Star

    UTRGV Symposium: Concurrent Sessions and Keynote Speaker- Edinburg

    This Symposium is a signature UTRGV event dedicated to teaching, learning, and assessment. Faculty and administrators of all disciplines and experiences will leave the symposium with increased knowledge and practical ideas to implement toward teaching, learning, and assessment. Concurrent sessions and poster topics are geared toward faculty, staff, and administrators who are committed to improve UTRGV students’ learning experiences.

    Friday, February 16, 2018 / 8:30-3:30pm


    Rising Star

    Keynote Speaker-Edinburg

    This Symposium is a signature UTRGV event dedicated to teaching, learning, and assessment. Faculty and administrators of all disciplines and experiences will leave the symposium with increased knowledge and practical ideas to implement toward teaching, learning, and assessment. Concurrent sessions and poster topics are geared toward faculty, staff, and administrators who are committed to improve UTRGV students’ learning experiences.

    Friday, February 16, 2018 / 12:45-3:30pm


    Rising Star

    Why Mentoring Matters!

    At this session, participants will discuss the importance of mentoring first-year and first-generation college students. Participants will share their perspectives on the critical role faculty and staff contribute to the success of first-year students and first-generation college students. Participants will discuss and identify effective and practical mentoring strategies that support the success of first-year and first-generation college students.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / 12:30-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Impact Metrics

    Navigate and utilize impact metrics to track the impact of your research and decide where to publish.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / 12:30-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Using Guided Lectures and Service Learning to Improve Learning-Brownsville

    Guided lectures and service learning can significantly improve students’ learning experiences. Join Dr. Marvin Lovett for a conversation to integrate guided lectures and service learning into courses.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Teaching through Research Projects-Edinburg

    Teaching through research projects can create powerful and meaningful learning experiences. Join Dr. Karen Lozano for a conversation to identify ideas used in the classroom to promote innovation.

    PowerPoint

    Pictures

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning-Brownsville

    Are you interested in teaching and learning? Are you interested in research and scholarship? Join CTE for a conversation to explore the scholarship of teaching and learning.

    Monday, March 05, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning-Edinburg

    Are you interested in teaching and learning? Are you interested in research and scholarship? Join CTE for a conversation to explore the scholarship of teaching and learning.

    PowerPoint

    Handout

    Pictures

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Classroom Management "Different Students, Different Challengaes"-TA

    Join Dr. Hsuying Ward, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and School Services, for a conversation on classroom management in higher education.

    Friday, March 09, 2018 / 2:00-3:00pm


    Rising Star

    Implementing Universal Design for Learning: Challenges and Rewards

    Making learning accessible increases student success in higher education. Universal Design for Learning Principles posit multiple ways of representing course content, engaging students in learning, and demonstrating student learning. Join the UTRGV Accessibility Learning Community for a conversation to creatively meet your classroom challenges and increase student success. The Accessibility Learning Community is sponsored by Student Accessibility Services.

    Monday, March 12, 2018 / 12:00-1:00pm


    Rising Star

    Spring Write in

    Come get some uninterrupted writing done in a faculty exclusive environment

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / 8:00-5:00pm


    Rising Star

    Engaging First-Year Students: Research-Based Strategies for Effective Student Engagement and Learning-Edinburg

    Session facilitators will examine several research-based instructional strategies for effectively engaging first-year students while maximizing learning.

    Picutres

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 / 12:15-1:30pm


    Rising Star

    FLIPPED Classroom: STEM Teaching and Learning-Edinburg

    In "flipped" teaching and learning the grounding idea is to switch the traditional uses of in- and out-of-class learning time. In a flipped course, learners spend time outside of class on reading, viewing presentations, and basic skill building. The focus of fact-to-face meeting time is group learning through interactions in cooperative or collaborative activities that leverage the immediate availability of the instructor as expert consultant and guide. For STEM programs, much of TA professional learning about teaching happens in seminar settings where face-to-face meeting time is minimal – a perfect venue for the flipped approach. This presentation reviews resources for TA professional development about instruction with a particular focus on how those who provide TA professional development can “flip” their approach. Attendees prepare for the session by reading some background on TA PD in this 5-page report (in the context of mathematics TAs): http://www.ams.org/notices/201506/rnoti-p638.pdf

    Pictures

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 / 12:10-1:30pm


    Rising Star

    Teaching Assistant Institute Conference 2

    Through this excellent professional development conference, you will receive the latest research on improving teaching and learning. Join passionate higher education professionals to learn more. You will come away energized and inspired, with new tools and techniques to apply in your classroom.

    Pictures

    Friday, March 23, 2018 / 12:30-4:00pm


    Rising Star

    Designing Strong Rubrics-Brownsville

    Rubrics are an important tool for assessment and learning. In this interactive workshop, participants will recognize reasons for using rubrics, become familiar with components of rubrics, identify strategies to develop rubrics, and reflect on techniques to use rubrics to provide feedback.

    Monday, March 26, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm


    Rising Star

    Hitting Pause to Create Dynamic Lectures-Brownsville

    Interactive lectures with active learning strategies are important forms of research-based instruction. Join CTE for a conversation to identify “lecture pauses” to foster reflection, collaboration, and retrieval practice.

    Pictures

    Monday, March 26, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Hitting Pause to Create Dynamic Lectures-Edinburg

    Interactive lectures with active learning strategies are important forms of research-based instruction. Join CTE for a conversation to identify “lecture pauses” to foster reflection, collaboration, and retrieval practice.

    Pictures

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Providing Constructive and Meaningful Feedback in Peer Observation

    Providing constructive and meaningful feedback in peer review of teaching can be difficult. Join Dr. Aje-Ori Agbese for a conversation to identify strategies to provide feedback to peers.

    Pictures

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Designing Effective Group Projects

    If you hear groans from students about group projects or have been disappointed in some of the results from past group assignments, this workshop is for you! Come learn about some of the best practices for designing effective group assignments and some tips for keeping your students engaged. If you happen to have a group assignment you'd like to modify, please bring it with you (although that isn't required). Join Dr. Rebekah Hamilton, Director of the UTRGV Writing Center, for questions, answers, exchanges of ideas, and a few stories from the trenches.

    PowerPoint

    Pictures

    Thursday, March 29, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Developing Collaborative Learning Activities- Brownsville

    Collaborative learning is a research-based teaching approach in postseason education. Join CTE for a conversation to identify strategies to improve collaborative class activities.

    PowerPoint

    Material

    Pictures

    Tuesday, April 03, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Developing Collaborative Learning Activities- Edinburg

    Collaborative learning is a research-based teaching approach in postseason education. Join CTE for a conversation to identify strategies to improve collaborative class activities.

    PowerPoint

    Material

    Pictures

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Getting Beyond the Mundane: Designing Engaging Class Activities/Assignments

    Attendees will listen to a panel of faculty share ideas for in class activities and assignments that are engaging and interactive.

    Pictures

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm


    Rising Star

    Translanguaging Through Community Engaged Practices

    Dr. Ofelia Garcia

    Author of Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective; Translanguaging; Language, Bilingualism and Education, Encyclopedia of Bilingual and Multilingual Education, The Translanguaging Classroom, Translanguaging with Multilingual Students, and Negotiating Language Policies in Schools: Educators as Policymakers

    Friday, April 20, 2018 / 8:30-11:30pm

    To our new colleagues

    Team Base Learning- Brownsville

    Dr. Michael Sweet is Senior Associate Director of the Self-Authored Integrated Learning (SAIL) initiative at Northeastern University. He has published and presented widely on team-based learning and critical thinking, including the volume Team-Based Learning in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Group Work that Works to Generate Critical Thinking and Engagement. He has served as President of the international Team-Based Learning Collaborative and as its Executive Editor of Publications. The online resources he developed to support critical thinking instruction and team-based learning have achieved international adoption. Previously, he was Director of Faculty and Graduate Student Engagement in the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas at Austin, and led the Teaching Effectiveness Program’s instructional technology support services at the University of Oregon.

    Pictures

    Friday, April 20, 2018 / 9:00-10:45am 

    Team Base Learning- Edinburg

    Dr. Michael Sweet is Senior Associate Director of the Self-Authored Integrated Learning (SAIL) initiative at Northeastern University. He has published and presented widely on team-based learning and critical thinking, including the volume Team-Based Learning in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Group Work that Works to Generate Critical Thinking and Engagement. He has served as President of the international Team-Based Learning Collaborative and as its Executive Editor of Publications. The online resources he developed to support critical thinking instruction and team-based learning have achieved international adoption. Previously, he was Director of Faculty and Graduate Student Engagement in the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Texas at Austin, and led the Teaching Effectiveness Program’s instructional technology support services at the University of Oregon.

    Pictures

    Friday, April 20, 2018 / 2:00-3:45pm 

    Dr. Anxiu Kuang

    Universal Design for Learning and Student Engagement Activities

    Session Description: Participants will identify and share UDL principles that they have applied in their teaching with other faculty members. Focus will be on student engagement activities.

    Monday, April 23, 2018 / 12:00-1:00pm

    Dr. Anxiu Kuang

    Fink’s Taxonomy of Learning and Learning Assessment Techniques

    Session Description: Although most faculty members are familiar with Bloom’s taxonomy of learning, recent faculty members and researchers have supported aligning course objectives to Dee Fink’s (2003) taxonomy of learning. Join CTE for a conversation to explore Fink’s taxonomy of learning as well as learning assessment techniques to measure progress toward different levels of learning.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm

    Dr. Anxiu Kuang

    Guided Imagery for Stress Management-Brownsville

    Session Description: Guided imagery is the use of visualization to bring about positive changes in thoughts and behaviors, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve coping skills. Come join Dr. James Whittenberg for a conversation to allow your mind to just let go.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    Dr. Anxiu Kuang

    Fostering Peer Mentorship in the Studio & Classroom

    The workshop will cover the benefits of, and strategies to encourage, peer mentorship between faculty and students in several different teaching environments.

    Monday, April 30, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    Diana Womble

    May Write In

    Come get some uninterrupted writing done in a faculty exclusive environment.

    Lunch, light snacks, and beverages will be provided.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 / 8:00-5:00pm

    Rising Star

    Lectures are an important teaching strategy for postsecondary education. In this interactive session, participants will learn about different types of lectures and how to activate prior knowledge.

    Monday, June 04, 2018 / 12:00-1:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Come get some uninterrupted writing done in a faculty exclusive environment. Lunch, light snacks, and beverages will be provided.

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Reflecting on Teaching and Learning

    By engaging in SOTL, faculty members identify research projects related to teaching and learning. In this session, participants will reflect on teaching and learning as well as identify steps in the SOTL process.


    Friday, June 08, 2018 / 12:00-1:30pm

    To our new colleagues

    Using Rubrics to Improve Teaching- Edinburg

    Session Description: Rubrics can be an important pedagogical tool to improve students’ learning. Join CTE for a conversation to identify best practices with rubric development as well as ways to use rubrics to improve teaching and learning


    Monday, June 11, 2018 / 12:00-1:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Small Teaching: Interleaving and Connecting

    One effective research-based and practical textbook in teaching and learning is James Lang’s Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. In this interactive session, faculty members will identify strategies to help students interleave and connect information.


    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Generating a Research Idea and Designing a Study

    By engaging in SOTL, faculty members identify research projects related to teaching and learning. In this session, participants will be able to generate a research idea and design a study with implications for teaching and learning.


    Friday, June 15, 2018 / 12:00-1:30pm

    To our new colleagues

    Dynamic Lecturing: Capturing Attention and Using Multimedia

    Lectures are an important teaching strategy for postsecondary education. In this interactive session, participants will learn how to use multimedia and capture attention throughout lectures.


    Monday, June 18, 2018 / 12:00-1:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Small Teaching: Practicing and Self-Explaining

    One effective research-based and practical textbook in teaching and learning is James Lang’s Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. In this interactive session, faculty members will identify strategies to help students engage in practice and self-explanation.


    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Collecting and Analyzing Data

    By engaging in SOTL, faculty members identify research projects related to teaching and learning. In this session, participants will be able to identify strategies to collect and analyze data


    Friday, June 22, 2018 / 12:00-1:30pm

    To our new colleagues

    Creating a Teaching Philosophy

    Do you want to discuss strategies to strengthen your teaching philosophy with colleagues? Join CTE for a conversation on creating ways to improve statement of teaching philosophies.


    Monday, June 25, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Dynamic Lecturing: Reflection and Retrieval Practice

    Lectures are an important teaching strategy for postsecondary education. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to help students engage in reflection and retrieval practice before, during, and after lectures.


    Monday, June 25, 2018 / 12:00-1:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Small Teaching: Motivating and Growing

    One effective research-based and practical textbook in teaching and learning is James Lang’s Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning. In this interactive session, faculty members will identify strategies to motivate students to engage in learning.


    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Presenting and Publishing SOTL Results

    By engaging in SOTL, faculty members identify research projects related to teaching and learning. In this session, participants will be able to identify strategies to present and publish results as well as discuss challenges in doing SOTL research.


    Friday, June 29, 2018 / 12:00-1:30pm

    August
    September

    Rising Star

    Better Messages for Sustainable Behavior.

    Monday, October 01, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    In this workshop, the facilitator will demonstrate strategies that he uses in his classes to engage students from the beginning of lecture. He will also show examples of assignments and tests to promote both individual and team learning. If time permits, he will show tools that he uses to grade students by ensuring fairness.

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018 / 12:15-1:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Outcomes of UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

    Thursday, October 04, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) will facilitate conversations for faculty to reflect on their teaching and students’ learning. Join CTE for a conversation with your colleagues to talk about what has worked, what has not worked, and what needs to change in order to improve your students’ learning experiences.

    Friday, October 05, 2018 / 11:00-12:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    We will be offering this course to development and facilitation skills in designing and delivering classes used as a methodology known as “Live Virtual Distance Teaching”.

    Friday, October 05, 2018 / 2:00-4:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Using the Sustainability Development Goals to Progress Sustainability at Macquarie University.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    By engaging in SOTL, faculty members identify research projects related to teaching and learning. In this session, participants will generate a research idea and design a study with implications for teaching and learning.

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Presenter: Rebekah Hamilton

    Friday, October 26, 2018 / 9:00-10:00am

    To our new colleagues

    Presenter: Bonnie Gunn

    Friday, October 12, 2018 / 10:00-11:00am

    To our new colleagues

    • P10 commandments hands-on design
    • Activity examples
    • Seven skills virtual facilitators need
    • VELVET – Six Aspects of virtual facilitation styl


    Friday, October 12, 2018 / 2:00-4:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Lectures are an important teaching strategy for postsecondary education. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to help students engage in reflection and retrieval practice before, during, and after lectures.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    This workshop will explore the various ways that we can improve our communication when teaching in the online environment. Through a practical and student-centered approach, this workshop will feature actual testimonials from students who have taught online and will give participants the opportunity to work through some of their own roadblocks in establishing successful communication in online courses, which present unique problems in terms of communication and connection to students and their learning process.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Designed and delivered 20-minute practice session with positive outcome


    Friday, October 19, 2018 / 2:00-4:00pm

    To our new colleagues

    Sustainability at the Heart of Learning: Aligning Sustainability with Institutional, Departmental, and Classroom Values for Better Student Outcomes.

    Monday, October 22, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    The Role of Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) in Advancing Solutions for Governing the Global Commons.

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 / 12:15-1:15pm

    To our new colleagues

    Presenter: Saara Grizzell

    Friday, October 26, 2018 / 10:00-11:00am

    To our new colleagues

    Presenter: Dr. Cristina Villalobos & Dr. Olga Ramirez

    Friday, October 26, 2018 / 12:00-1:00pm

  • 2017

    Accessibility Learning Community- Session #1

    Friday, October 13
    From 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    "Accessibility Awareness Month- October 2017" Developing Accessible Science Courses and Labs

    Friday, October 13
    From 10:00am-11:00am
    Edinburg Bronc Room

    Learning Assessment Techniques

    Friday, October 6
    From 12:15pm-1:30pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Using Design Thinking to Create Engineering Educational Experiences-Edinburg

    Thursday, October 05
    From 9:00am to 1:00pm
    Edinburg: Engineering Building, Room: 2.248

    Problem-Based Learning- Edinburg

    Tuesday, October 3
    From 12:15-1:15pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Strategies for Effective Group Work to Build Communities of Learners-Edinburg

    Wednesday, September 27
    From 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Strategies for Effective Group Work to Build Communities of Learners- Brownsville

    Monday, September 25
    From 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B

    Identifying Strategies to Become Integrated Scholars- Edinburg

    Friday, September 22
    From 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Identifying Strategies to Become Integrated Scholars -Brownsville

    Thursday, September 21
    From 12:15pm-1:15pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B

    Learning Assessment Techniques-Brownsville

    Wednesday, September 20
    From 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B

    Interdisciplinary Professional Teaching Development Day for Teaching Assistants

    Friday, September 15
    From 9:00AM - 3:00 PM
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.530

    Learning Effective Assessment Techniques - Edinburg

    Wednesday, September 13
    From 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Service Learning Cohort Follow-up Session

    Tuesday, September 12
    From 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UTRGV-Harlingen

    Friday, September 8th
    From 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Harlingen 2.120

    Creating a Strong Teaching Philosophy and Research Narrative- Edinburg

    Wednesday, September 06
    From 12:00pm- 1:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.534

    Essential Strategies to Increase Teaching Effectiveness- Edinburg

    CTE
    Friday, September 1
    From 8:45am-12:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Creating a Strong Teaching Philosophy and Research Narrative- Brownsville

    CTE
    Thursday, August 31
    From 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B

    Using Transparent Instruction to Improve Teaching Effectiveness- Brownsville

    CTE
    Thursday, August 31
    From 12:00pm-1:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B

    Blackboard Basics & Intermediate Training for Teaching Assistants

    CTE
    Friday, August 25
    From 10:00am-12:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.504 / Edinburg: EEDUC 2.202

    Moving from a Content-Focused to a Learner-Centered Syllabus: The Type of Document Matters- Brownsville

    CTE
    Thursday, August 24
    From 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B

    Teaching Conference for Graduate Teaching Assistants “Getting Ready for the First Week of Classes”

    CTE
    Wednesday, August 23
    From 9:00am- 3:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC: 1.530 & 1.534

    E-Learn-Edinburg

    CTE
    Tuesday, August 22
    From 11:00pm to 12:00pm
    Edinburg: Library Room1

    Using Creative Arts to Foster Wellness and Rejuvenation-Edinburg

    CTE
    Friday, August 18
    From 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.502

    Using Transparent Instruction to Improve Teaching Effectiveness- Edinburg

    CTE
    Thursday, August 17
    From 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Moving from a Content-Focused to a Learner-Centered Syllabus: The Type of Document Matters- Edinburg

    CTE
    Thursday, August 17
    From 11:00pm to 12:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Open House- Brownsville

    CTE
    Thursday, August 10
    From 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B

    Faculty Summer Write-Ins

    CTE
    Wednesday July 26
    From 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Brownsville: Library 1.118 / Edinburg: Library Shary Room

    Interactive and Reflective Grant Writing and Manuscript Development Workshop

    CTE
    Thursday July 20
    From 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Edinburg: ESTAC 2.129

    Using Creative Arts to Foster Faculty Wellness and Positive Emotions

    CTE
    Friday, July 14
    From 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.530

    FLIPPING the College Classroom

    CTE
    Thursday July 13
    From 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Continuous Improvement and Program Assessment

    CTE
    Tuesday July 11
    From 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Fostering Faculty Wellness, Resilience, and Positive Well-Being

    CTE
    Monday, July 10
    From 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Brownsville CTE: MAIN 1.212B

    The Tradition Continues . Sin Paredes: A Community Building Workshop

    CTE
    Friday, July 7
    From 1:15pm - 4:15pm
    Edinburg CTE: EEDUC: 1.530

    Fostering Faculty Wellness, Rejuvenation, and Positive Emotions- Edinburg

    CTE
    Thursday, July 06
    From 12:00-1:00pm
    Edinburg CTE: EEDUC 1.525

    Service Learning- Edinburg

    CTE
    Wednesday June 28
    From 12:00-1:00pm
    Edinburg CTE: EEDUC 1.525

    Faculty Summer Write-Ins

    CTE
    Wednesday June 28
    From 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Brownsville Library: 1.118

    Service Learning- Brownsville

    CTE
    Tuesday, June 27
    From 12:00-1:00pm
    Brownsville CTE: MAIN 1.212B

    Fostering Faculty Wellness, Resilience, and Positive Well-Being

    CTE
    Thursday, June 22
    From 12:00-1:00pm
    Edinburg CTE: EEDUC 1.525

    Using Creative Arts to Foster Faculty Wellness and Positive Emotions

    CTE
    Tuesday, June 20
    From 12:00-1:00pm
    Brownsville CTE: MAIN 1.212B

    Fostering Faculty Wellness, Resilience, and Positive Well-Being

    CTE
    Thursday, June 15
    From 12:00-1:00pm
    Brownsville CTE: MAIN 1.212B

    Peer Observation- Brownsville

    CTE
    Tuesday, June 13
    From 12:00-1:00pm
    Brownsville CTE: MAIN 1.212B

    Peer Observation- Edinburg

    CTE
    Wednesday, June 07
    From 12:00-1:00pm
    Edinburg CTE : EEDUC 1.525

    Summer Write-In

    CTE
    Wednesday, May 31
    From 8:00 to 5:00pm
    Brownsville: Library 1.118 / Edinburg: Library Shary Room

    Extreme Editing Edinburg technical

    CTE
    Friday, May 05
    From 3:00 to 5:00pm
    Edinburg Campus EEDUC 1.525

    Extreme Editing Edinburg technical

    CTE
    Friday, May 05
    From 3:00 to 5:00pm
    Edinburg Campus EEDUC 1.525

    UTRGV Teaching and Learning Symposium

    CTE
    Friday, May 05
    From 8:30 to 3:00pm
    Edinburg Campus Education Complex

    Session Three: Impact Metrics -Brownsville

    CTE
    Thursday, May 04
    From 10:30am - 11:30am
    Brownsville Campus: Library Room 1.118

    Session Three: Impact Metrics -Edinburg

    CTE
    Tuesday, May 02
    From 10:30am - 11:30am
    Edinburg Campus: Library Room 1.122

    Supporting Students with Learning Challenges through Assignment Design

    CTE
    Thursday, April 27
    From 2:30 to 4:00pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Does Grammar Matter? Should it?

    CTE
    Thursday, April 27
    From 12:15 to 1:30pm
    Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Multilingual Pedagogy Professional Development- Session 4

    CTE
    Tuesday, April 25
    From 12:15 to 1:30pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EEDUC 1.525

    Extreme Editing Brownsville

    CTE
    Friday, April 21
    From 12:15 to 1:30pm
    Brownsville :MAIN 1.212B 

    Evaluating Your Students and Yourself

    CTE
    Friday, April 21
    From 12:15 to 1:30pm
    Brownsville :MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg Campus: EEDUC 1.525

    Apple TV & ITV Session

    CTE
    Thursday, April 20
    From 12:15 to 1:30pm
    Brownsville Campus:BLHSB 1.312 / Edinburg Campus: ELABN 117

    Using Mixed-Reality Environments to Improve College Teaching- Brownsville

    CTE
    Thursday, April 20
    From 12:15 to 1:30pm
    Brownsville Campus: MAIN 1.236

    Using Mixed-Reality Environments to Improve College Teaching- Edinburg

    CTE
    Monday, April 17
    From 2:00 to 3:30pm
    Edinburg EEDUC 3.222

    Extreme Editing- Edinburg

    CTE
    Friday, April 7
    From 3:00pm to 5:00pm
    Edinburg CTE EDUC 1.525

    Extreme Editing- Brownsville

    CTE
    Friday, Mar. 31
    From 3:45pm to 5:00pm
    Brownsville Campus MAIN 1.212B

    Tips for Publishing part 2

    CTE
    Friday, Mar. 31
    From 12:15pm-1:30pm
    Brownsville Campus MAIN 1.212B/ (WebEx) Edinburg Campus: EDUC 1.525

    Multilingual Pedagogy Professional Development- Session 3

    CTE
    Tuesday, Mar. 28 
    From 12:15pm-1:30pm
    Brownsville MAIN 1.212B and Edinburg EEDUC 1.525

    Live Virtual Distance Teaching

    CTE
    Friday, Mar. 24/ Mar. 31/ April 07
    From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Brownsville MAIN 1.220 and Edinburg EACSB 1.104

    Embracing Diversity in Academic Settings

    CTE
    Thursday, Mar. 23,
    From 12:15 to 1:30pm
    Edinburg Campus CTE EDUC1.525

    Special Session: Write In

    CTE
    Tuesday, Mar. 14,
    From 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Brownsville Campus: Library Room 1.118 /  Edinburg Campus: Shary Room

    Session Two: Gray Literature - Edinburg

    CTE
    Thursday, Mar. 09
    From 10:30am to11:30am
    Edinburg Campus: Library Room 1.122

    Session Two: Gray Literature - Brownsville

    CTE
    Thursday, Mar. 09
    From 10:30am to11:301m
    Brownsville Campus: Library Room 1.118

    Extreme Editing

    CTE
    Wednesday, Mar. 08
    From 3:00pm to 5:00pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Service Learning and the Carnegie Certification

    CTE
    Thursday, Mar. 03
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville: Cassia Edinburg: EDUC 3.204.

    Designing Effective Assignments that Keep Students Engaged Over Spring Break

    CTE
    Thursday, Mar. 03
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 1.502

    Improve Your Writing Five Tips for Faculty

    CTE
    Thursday, Mar. 02
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B

    Hybrid Teaching- Edinburg

    CTE
    Wednesday, Mar. 01
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Hybrid Teaching- Brownsville

    CTE
    Wednesday, Mar. 01
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville: MAIN 1.212B

    CTE Peer Observation Program

    CTE
    Tuesday, Feb. 28
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    WEBEX Brownsville MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Multilingual Pedagogy Professional Development- Session 2

    CTE
    Tuesday, Feb. 28
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville BLHSB 1.104 / Edinburg: EACSB 1.106

    Facilitating a Virtual Break-Out Discussion

    CTE
    Friday, Feb. 24
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville MAIN 1.220 / Edinburg: EACSB 1.104

    Improve Your Writing Five Tips for Faculty

    CTE
    Thursday, Feb. 23
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Edinburg: Library Classroom #1

    Cooperative Learning

    CTE
    Wednesday, Feb. 15
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Undergraduate Research Cohort -Initial Session

    CTE
    Tuesday, Feb. 14
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Service Learning Cohort-Initial Session

    CTE
    Tuesday, Feb. 07
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Getting to Know UTRGV Students to Enhance Teaching and Learning

    CTE
    Monday, Feb. 06
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    WEBEX Brownsville MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    How to Handle Disruptive Students

    CTE
    Friday, Feb. 03
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    WEBEX Brownsville BLHSB 1.316 / Edinburg: EDUC 2.102C

    Multilingual Pedagogy Professional Development- Session 1

    CTE
    Tuesday, Jan. 31
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville MAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Peer Observation of Teaching

    CTE
    Thursday, Jan. 28
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville: Cassia Edinburg: EDUC 3.204.

    2017 Teaching Assistant Conference

    CTE
    Thursday, Jan. 12
    From 8:30pm to 4:30pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 2.102C

  • 2015-2016

    2016

    End of the Semester celebration

    CTE
    Friday, Dec. 03
    From 9:00am to 11:30pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Creating a Statement of Teaching Philosophy- Brownsville

    CTE
    Thursday, Dec. 01
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville: BMAIN 1.212B

    Creating a Statement of Teaching Philosophy- Edinburg

    CTE
    Wednesday, Nov. 30
    From 12:15pm to 1:15pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Tips for Publishing Academic Articles

    CTE
    Tuesday, Nov. 29
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville: BMAIN 1.212B / Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Session One: 5 Tools for Your Research - Edinburg

    CTE
    Tuesday, Nov. 22
    From 10:00am to 11:30pm
    Edinburg: Library Classroom 1

    Team Work

    CTE
    Tuesday, Nov. 03
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Distance Teaching and Learning at UTRGV

    CTE and COLTT
    Thursday, Oct. 22
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Brownsville: Cassia Edinburg: EDUC 3.204.

    Communication Skills

    CTE
    Tuesday, Oct. 20
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 1.525

    Critical Thinking

    CTE
    Thursday, Oct. 08
    From 12:15pm to 1:30pm
    Edinburg: EDUC 1.525.

    Graduate Student Teaching Conference

    CTE
    Tuesday and Friday, August 20-21
    From 8:00 am to 4:30pm

    Snapshots

    Successfully Delivering a Summer Course

    VPFA & CTE
    Tuesday, May 19
    From 12 to 1:30pm
    Borderlands room, EDUC 3.204

    Faculty Open House

    CTE
    Monday, May 11
    From 10:00am to 4:30pm/ Build your own ice cream sundae 12pm to 2pm
    EDUC 1.500C

    Partnering Content Experts and Instructional Designers for Effective Online Courses

    COLT & CTE
    Thursday, March 26
    From 12 to 1:30pm
    Borderlands room, EDUC 3.204

    Impact of Student's Prior Knowledge on Their Learning

    VPFA & CTE
    Thursday, February 05
    From 12 to 1pm
    Borderlands room, EDUC 3.204

    Syllabus Week

    Hosted by CTE
    Monday -Friday, January 12-16
    From 11am to 2pm
    Portable Building, 2

    2015

    Syllabus Day

    Co-hosted by CTE
    Monday and Tuesday, December 8-9
    From 11 to 2pm
    Portable Building, 2

    Second Year Faculty: Online Teaching

    Co-hosted by COLTT
    Friday, November 20
    From 12 to 1pm
    Borderlands room, EDUC 3.204.

    General Faculty Development: Service Learning

    Guest Speaker: Patti Clayton
    Thursday, October 16
    From 12 to 1pm
    Borderlands room, EDUC 3.204

    For more about Patti Clayton click here.

    First Year Faculty: Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness

    Co-hosted by the Office of Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
    Friday, October 3
    From 12 to 5pm
    Borderlands room, EDUC 3.204

    General Faculty Development: Peer Evaluation Observation of Teaching

    Co-hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs
    Thursday, September 25
    From 12 to 1pm
    Borderlands room, EDUC 3.204

    New Faculty Academic Orientation

    "Getting ready for your first day of class"
    Monday, August 18
    From 2 to 4pm
    ITT Building, EDUC 3.204