Prior Events

Explore the past events hosted by the UTRGV Center for Teaching Excellence.
  • 2020

    Rising Star

    In this faculty conversation, participants will explore aspects of student development theory and their impact on fostering positive relationships in the classroom. Strategies on how to create formal and informal positive interactions with students will be shared.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / 1:00pm-2:00pm

    Rising Star

    In this Teaching Conversation, participants will explore techniques grounded in the latest findings on how the human brain learns and motivates itself that will help them identify types and features of critical thinking and develop an exemplar lesson that explicitly incorporates critical thinking (and the assessment thereof) into their teaching practice.

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / 12:30pm-1:00pm

    Rising Star

    After an overview of the Triple E Framework is provided, participants will engage in self-reflection regarding their current use of technology tools. Participants will identify one potential arena in which they would like to improve student engagement, enhance learning opportunities, and extend student learning by integrating technology tools into their courses

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    In this session, the presenter will share insights on the benefits of a self-study approach to practice and provide examples of the multilayered impact on teaching efficacy, addressing students’ learning needs, and increasing scholarship production. Key elements of a self-study approach to practice will be discussed. The session will include a space to brainstorm how each participant could integrate a self-study approach in their courses.

    Moved to February 10, 2020 / 1:00pm–2:00pm

    Rising Star

    Nicholas Ashford and Ralph Hall will share their experiences in teaching their graduate level course in "Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State" at MIT, Virginia Tech, Harvard and Cambridge Universities, and the Technical University of Cyprus, utilizing their revised textbook of the same name. This transdisciplinary text addresses both national and international policies needed to promote sustainable development, which rest on three pillars.

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Integrated Management is the key driver of innovation and profitability in progressive companies. It reduces risks while pursuing new opportunities, and the checks and balances for prudent management are baked in the strategy for modern go-to-market synergy and growth. Prof. Robert Sroufe will provide an evidence based approach to integrating sustainability into courses and curriculum and he will discuss the use of the book and live projects in the top ranked Duquesne MBA curriculum.

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Part I of this three-part series focuses on the background of the SHES Roundtable including the forces that brought it together and informed its work, and the fundamentals of the SHES view of the academic field including the SHES vision, mission, and goal. This webinar will also introduce the important principles of the SHES approach, including systems thinking, social learning (including ethics and stakeholder values), supradisciplinarity, and complexity.

    Thursday, January 30, 2020 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Want to make your lessons more inquiry-based but stuck in a 100+ lecture hall? No problem. Learn these simple and effective techniques for making any lecture into an inquiry-based lesson with nothing more than a paper and a pencil or Power Point slide. Participants will: (1) Learn, model and practice four hands-free inquiry-based techniques: spot the lie, give the answers in the back of the book, find the pattern and play the fool and (2) Develop a plan for incorporating hands-free inquiry-based techniques into lessons to increase student engagement and conceptual understanding.

    Friday, January 31, 2020 / 9:00am–12:00pm

    Rising Star

    Testimonios: Early American Primary Sources by Latinas - Dr. Jamie Startling / Dismantling History: Adding Women to the Male Centric American West - Dr. Linda English / How Gender Studies is Inextricable from Literary Studies- Dr. Marisa Knox

    Thursday, February 06, 2020 / 2:00pm-3:00pm

    Rising Star

    In this session, the presenter will share insights on the benefits of a self-study approach to practice and provide examples of the multilayered impact on teaching efficacy, addressing students’ learning needs, and increasing scholarship production. Key elements of a self-study approach to practice will be discussed. The session will include a space to brainstorm how each participant could integrate a self-study approach in their courses.

    Monday, February 10, 2020 / 1:00pm-2:00pm

    Rising Star

    In this how to workshop, we will engage the audience as we demonstrate how we enacted DIY feminism through three interconnected perspectives that bridge community and academic contexts. We will briefly outline our experience co-teaching, the successes and the challenges, the design of the course, and how we shared workload. Then, we will provide suggestions and a how-to-guidelines for how intentional community partnerships and co-teaching collaborations can be enacted in other contexts.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / 9:30am–10:45am

    Rising Star

    Participants will explore the technology tools Clips (Apple) and Genially for the specific purpose of motivating students to learn.

    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 Clips (Apple) and and how each can be used to motivate and engage students in active social learning. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss other technology tools that can be used to enhance student learning.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / 12:30pm–1:30pm

    Rising Star

    The purpose of the discussion is to introduce participants to the association of college and university educators, and their program in effective college instruction. We will discuss our involvement in the program, highlighting techniques we learned and implemented in our courses. Participants will be able to product an effective classroom environment, by engaging under-prepared students, maintaining a civil learning environment, and helping students persist in their studies. Participants will learn some active learning techniques for both large and small groups. Think/pair/share activity to discuss the tips and how to implement them in their courses

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 / 12:00pm–1:00pm

    Rising Star

    Media Use in Teaching Diversity - Dr. Qing Zeng / Addressing the Cultural Construction of Women’s Bodies in Introductory Classes- Dr. Friederike Bruehoefener / Creating and Sustaining "Normality" in Postwar U.S. Society - Dr. John Goins

    Friday, February 21, 2020 / 11:00pm–12:00pm

    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. In this session, we will discuss various teaching strategies to foster life-long learners both in the face-to-face and online teaching modalities. Faculty participants will also brainstorm and share with each other such strategies that can be implemented in their classrooms.

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / 12:15pm–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

  • 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

    Rising Star

    One strategy to improve peer observation of teaching is to collect formative feedback from students. Join CTE for a conversation to identify strategies to improve peer observation of teaching through feedback from students.

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 / 12:00-12:30pm

    Rising Star

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

    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 / 12:30-1:00pm

    Rising Star

    Although community-engaged service may be the most apparent form of engaged scholarship, at times there are misconceptions regarding its merit. From my experience, community-engaged service may be minimized and discredited as an appropriate form of scholarly service by those who are unable to distinguish it from general community service. Finally, many questions arise over the effectiveness in supporting CES in a non-traditional (online) course.

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 / 12:00-1:00pm

    Rising Star

    A growing trend in higher education is the integration of community engagement with student learning objectives. This session, lead by Dr. Mario Gil, will provide information about the potential and challenges of using service learning and team-based approaches, with a research focus, in a upper-level, undergraduate course. Dr. Gil will also share his experiences teaching psychology courses at UTRGV and other institutions. At the completion of this session, the attendee is expected to learn: 1. How to identify and work with a community partner, 2. How to design a hybrid course that involves a significant amount of team-based work, 3. How students generally feel about hybrid courses and team-based work, and 4. About integrating research into your course.

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 / 12:00-1:00pm

    Rising Star

    As we prepare to submit our Annual Review or Tenure and Promotion documentation, we invite you to participate in this Teaching Conversation on making our teaching visible. Faculty participants will learn how to represent their teaching and student learning through a growth mindset perspective by linking their teaching philosophy to professional development, student learning outcomes, students’ performance and reflections, course evaluations, and peer observations of teaching. Examples will be discussed and faculty participants will draft reflections on teaching and get initial feedback from colleagues.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, September 6, 2019 / 9:00-10:00am

    Rising Star

    Jess Gerrior, SCC Director of Learning & Practice: The intellectual work of designing, delivering, and evaluating transdisciplinary sustainability curriculum, together with the practical work of enacting sustainability knowledge and skills in the physical environment are both essential to education for sustainability. But unless the “head” and “hands” are connected with the “heart” – the cultural, sociopolitical, moral values of learning communities – they can only reach so far. In this webinar we exchanged ideas and practices for tapping into what moves educators/leaders – teaching sustainability from the inside out.

    Thursday, September 12, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Join us every Friday starting on Sep. 13 th for collaborative reflections on teaching and learning. This will be an open space dedicated to reflecting on our teaching and students’ learning through a growth mindset, resilient, and equitable perspectives.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, September 13, 2019 / 9:00-10:00am

    Rising Star

    While institutions of higher education are becoming increasingly diverse, the racial disparity in persistence and college completion rates for African American and Hispanic students is noticeable and troublesome. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, we are in an ideal position to serve as models for p edagogies centered on diversity, inclusion, and equity to ensure all students’ success. In this Teaching Conversation, faculty participants w ill reflect and brainstorm what teaching for diversity, inclusion, and equity means for them and within their discipline. They w ill a l so l earn about diverse inclusive pedagogies to enhance and maximize all students’ learning experiences . In particular, the facilitator will zoom in on linguistically inclusive and reflective pedagogies that engage students in the teaching and learning processes. In the end, participants will (re)design a specific activity or assignment ( faculty are strongly encouraged to bring materials to the session) in their class that fit the goals and objectives of their course by accounting for diverse, inclusive, and equitable pedagogies.

    PowerPoint

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 / 10:30-11:30am

    Rising Star

     Harold M. Glasser, Professor, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Western Michigan University provides an exploratory approach to learning how to change by learning about learning — one that considers both the metaphors that guide economically advantaged societies and the possibility of re-imagining formal education — outlining three fundamental learning failures and strategies to address them.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Join us every Friday starting on Sep. 13 th for collaborative reflections on teaching and learning. This will be an open space dedicated to reflecting on our teaching and students’ learning through a growth mindset, resilient, and equitable perspectives.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, September 20, 2019 / 9:00-10:00am

    Rising Star

     Collaborative annotation is one pedagogical technique that develops students' skills in critical reading and thinking, writing, and collaboration simultaneously. It also helps build a "community of learners" who are more willing to take risks and help one another to understand material. For instructors, it is a way to save time in the classroom for going over difficult ideas or developing the ideas in a reading further, instead of reviewing entire readings in class and guessing at which parts students found difficult. In this workshop, we will review the pedagogical theory behind collaborative annotation and practical tools (including online tools) that teachers can incorporate into their classes. Examples will be given from courses taught at UTRGV and participants will have the opportunity to try some of the tools themselves.

    PowerPoint

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / 1:00-2:00pm

    Rising Star

    Join us every Friday starting on Sep. 13 th for collaborative reflections on teaching and learning. This will be an open space dedicated to reflecting on our teaching and students’ learning through a growth mindset, resilient, and equitable perspectives.

    PowerPoint

    Friday, September 27, 2019 / 9:00-10:00am

    Rising Star

     This presentation formulates quantitative parameters for determining sufficient home size based on a minimum social floor and a maximum biophysical ceiling. It then highlights five social innovations to enable less material- and energy-intensive lifestyles through space-efficient housing.

    Monday, September 30, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Susan Santone, SCC Advisory Council member. Colleges and universities trying to integrate sustainability across the curriculum often encounter a common stumbling block: the perception that sustainability is relevant only to environmental science. This false belief can keep non-science faculty away from the table. This webinar will provide participants with a framing of sustainability that creates entry points for all disciplines. The session introduced a set of transdisciplinary concepts and show how ‘overlaying’ these concepts onto existing topics results in a fresh, sustainability-based lens for instruction. Examples from multiple disciplines demonstrated how all faculty can locate sustainability connections to field, setting the stage for integration across the curriculum.

    Wednesday, October 02, 2019 / 12:15pm-1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Join us for collaborative reflections on teaching and learning. This will be an open space dedicated to reflecting on our teaching and students’ learning through a growth mindset, resilient, and equitable perspectives. This week, we invite you to bring your feedback to students or feedback you plan to give students to explore what makes it effective and how we can strengthen our feedback to increase student engagement and success.

    Friday, October 04, 2019 / 10:00–11:00am

    Rising Star

    Among the issues facing college campuses today, probably none is more devastating than suicide. The effects of a single suicide reverberate through a campus community, claiming not only the life of the primary victim but also inflicting deep psychological and emotional wounds on surviving teachers, mentors, peers, and friends. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college and medical students...

    Tuesday, October 08, 2019 / 1:00–3:00pm

    Rising Star

     In this webinar, Kim Smith, a higher education envoy for UN University, AASHE and the US Partnership for ESD, will guide a review of the recommendations and invite feedback. Kim is known to the SCC audience as the host of our international webinar series and as a member of SCC’s Advisory Council. Given the current focus on “sustainability competencies,” Kim will share more about the competencies that are emerging from this process.Come learn about UNESCO’s proposal, how these lessons emerged and how your work helps advance the SDGs. ESD in action is citizenship in action.

    Wednesday, October 09, 2019 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

     As educators, one of primary responsibilities is to provide feedback to our students on their projects, activities, and engagement in the course to ensure their success. We can also use our formative feedback to revise our teaching approaches and provide more meaningful learning activities. In this Teaching Conversations, faculty participants will reflect on types of formative feedback or assessment tools and learn about evidence-based formative feedback practices. In the end, participants will identify strategies on formative assessment to improve teaching and (re)design a formative feedback approach to encourage student reflection, revision, and growth. Faculty participants are strongly encouraged to bring previous formative assessment examples and/or specific projects they wish guidance on for how to engage formative feedback.

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 / 10:30-11:30am

    Rising Star

    AASHE STARS Gold-rated George Mason University provides a model for how curricula from general education through to graduate education address sustainability writ large, and the SDGs in particular. After introducing this university’s diverse means for engaging students in learning and acting to advance the SDGs, this webinar will focus in on to advanced undergraduate courses – one focused on sustainability action research, the other on business and sustainability – in order to model how the SDGs can bring pragmatism and shared direction into students learning in professional development.

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Student engagement in the course is essential to student success, and as educators, we want our students to be engaged in the course, but we often don’t know how to foster and sustain student engagement. In this Teaching Conversation, we will explore what effective student engagement means across academic disciplines, explore student engagement through “Engagement Reflection Journals,” and design an engagement activity that encourages students to become agents of their own learning through self-assessment and action planning. Faculty participants are strongly encouraged to bring engagement activities and/or assignment ideas on encouraging engagement.

    Thursday, October 24, 2019 / 2:00-3:00pm

    Rising Star

    Join us for collaborative reflections on teaching and learning. This will be an open space dedicated to reflecting on our teaching and students’ learning through a growth mindset, resilient, and equitable perspectives. This week, we invite you to bring ideas or drafts of ways you would like to seek feedback from students to explore how these goals can align to student learning outcomes and your pedagogical goals and values.

    Friday, October 25, 2019 / 10:00-11:00am

    Rising Star

    Teaching in a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) must look very different than in other intuitions of higher education not designated as HSIs. As such, how we teach, how we lead, and how we care as faculty/staff must be differentiated to meet the needs of diverse adult learners. However, there is homework that we, faculty/staff, mustfirst do on our own in the form of professional/personal development. In this session, autoethnography is conceptualized as professional/personal development that must be done on our own time or as "homework" before we teach/lead/care.

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / 1:30-2:30pm

    Rising Star

    Will Hong, SUNY-New Paltz will discuss the basics of narrative, its role in communicating science to disparate audiences, and how you might be able to deploy storytelling to draw students and laypeople alike (and other scientists!) to your work, facilitate greater understanding through metaphor, and create more memorable messaging and presentation of sustainability issues, research, and solutions.

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Debra Rowe has long been recognized as one of the leaders in the sustainability in higher education movement in the US. Her tireless work for our community of practice has been an inspiration for us all. Debra has agreed to share her perspectives on the current state of ESD at this critical juncture, especially with respect to climate policy after the Paris Agreement and the transition to the Trump administration.

    Thursday, October 31, 2019 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Join us for collaborative reflections on teaching and learning. This will be an open space dedicated to reflecting on our teaching and students’ learning through a growth mindset, resilient, and equitable perspectives. This week, we invite you to bring feedback you have received from peer evaluations of teaching or student evaluations or reflections in class to explore how we can make sense of the feedback to strengthen our teaching through evidence-based instructional practices.

    Friday, November 01, 2019 / 1:00pm-2:00pm

    Rising Star

    Integrated Management is the key driver of innovation and profitability in progressive companies. It reduces risks while pursuing new opportunities, and the checks and balances for prudent management are baked in the strategy for modern go-to-market synergy and growth. Prof. Sroufe will provide an evidence based approach to integrating sustainability into courses and curriculum and he will discuss the use of his book and live projects in the top ranked Duquesne MBA curriculum.

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019 / 12:15–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Volunteering, experiential learning and service learning opportunities are all vital in contributing to student success. Community Engagement and Designated Service Learning courses are the means by which to implement these strategies. In this training, you will be introduced to basic community engagement principles and service learning components.

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019 / 12:15–1:15pm

    Rising Star

     In this webinar, Kim Smith, a higher education envoy for UN University, AASHE and the US Partnership for ESD, will guide a review of the recommendations and invite feedback. Kim is known to the SCC audience as the host of our international webinar series and as a member of SCC’s Advisory Council. Given the current focus on “sustainability competencies,” Kim will share more about the competencies that are emerging from this process.Come learn about UNESCO’s proposal, how these lessons emerged and how your work helps advance the SDGs. ESD in action is citizenship in action.

    Thursday, November 07, 2019 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Volunteering, experiential learning and service learning opportunities are all vital in contributing to student success. Community Engagement and Designated Service Learning courses are the means by which to implement these strategies. In this training, you will be introduced to basic community engagement principles and service learning components.

    Monday, November 11, 2019 / 12:15-1:15pm

    Rising Star

    Nicholas Ashford and Ralph Hall will share their experiences in teaching their graduate level course in “Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development: Transforming the Industrial State” at MIT, Virginia Tech, Harvard and Cambridge Universities, and the Technical University of Cyprus, utilizing their revised textbook of the same name...

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 / 12:15pm–1:15pm

    Rising Star

    As an educator, it is crucial for our students to not only understand the fundamentals and facts but to be able to apply their knowledge to problems that will arise in their future careers. A flipped classroom structure can be used to accomplish this by allowing students to learn the materials before class through assigned readings and videos and using class time to reinforced the material and teach students how to apply their knowledge through team-based learning (TBL) activity or problem-based learning (PBL) activities as well as through project-based learning.

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 / 2:15-3:15pm

    Rising Star

    What are the main objectives of the Teaching Conversation? To make faculty aware of the number of diversity issues which may impact attendance and learning in the classroom (e.g., the intersectionality of gender, ethnicity, language, race, sexuality, etc.) To learn to be able to converse with students about these issues as a part of overall student success and for success in the discipline. What should faculty participants walk away with? What will they learn or gain, for instance? The confidence to approach these topics as elements of teaching and learning. The ability to interact with students and to learn of their issues of diversity to improve classroom dynamics for student success.

    Friday, November 15, 2019 / 11:00-12:00pm

    Rising Star

    This is an experiential workshop through which the participants will explore the benefits of Zen meditation as well as the need to engage in meditation for at least a three months period to master the practice and fully experience all its benefits. It will introduce the participants to mindfulness: definition, its practice, its benefits and how mindfulness can be embedded in everyday life.

    Monday, November 18, 2019 / 1:00-2:30pm

    Rising Star

    Faculty often require that students collaborate in a variety of ways in the classroom, these collaborations could be modeled after faculty collaborations at professional development sessions. During group interactions, making the necessary connections to the real world, technology, and other components enhances student retention and creates a sustained classroom culture of teaching and learning.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 / 11:15pm–12:15pm

    Rising Star

    This session will explore the design and implementation of rubrics to help evaluate soft skills. During the session, you will engage in using a designed rubric to evaluate certain soft skills and see how to utilize the results for continuous quality course improvement. For full interaction during the training, please bring a laptop with you.

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 / 12:30pm–1:30pm

    Rising Star

    The purpose of this session is to explore strategies to make meaning of student evaluations in order to improve practice. Participants will learn both quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how students are experiencing their learning environment and identify multiple ways to gather formative feedback to improve practice. Participants reflect on their own student evaluations and identify how they will apply what they have learned to their instruction.

    Tuesday, December 12, 2019 / 9:00am-10:00am

    Rising Star

    The purpose of this session is to learn about the services the UTRGV Library and the Writing Center offer for faculty and students. Faculty participants will learn and reflect on how to engage in collaboration with student support services and purposefully embed these services within their syllabi, class activities/assignments, and pedagogies.

    Tuesday, December 12, 2019 / 10:00am-11:00am

    Rising Star

    Although there are many reasons why students start and stop courses, one identified factor is that instructors, at times, do not consider how student background characteristics and external factors impact student perceptions, commitment, and persistence (Bean and Metzner 1985; Metzner and Bean 1987; Cabrera et al. 1992). In this session, participants will learn the importance of discovering student backgrounds and expectations during the first week of classes to enhance student success and minimize instructor frustration throughout a term.

    Tuesday, December 12, 2019 / 1:00pm–2:00pm

    Rising Star

    Want to make your lessons more inquiry-based but stuck in a 100+ lecture hall? No problem. Learn these simple and effective techniques for making any lecture into an inquiry-based lesson with nothing more than a paper and a pencil or Power Point slide. Participants will: (1) Learn, model and practice four hands-free inquiry-based techniques: spot the lie, give the answers in the back of the book, find the pattern and play the fool and (2) Develop a plan for incorporating hands-free inquiry-based techniques into lessons to increase student engagement and conceptual understanding.

    Tuesday, December 12, 2019 / 2:00pm–3:00pm

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 style


    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