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NEW! 3rd Annual Fall Teaching & Learning Day + Pre-Conference Workshops

Fall Teaching & Learning Day - Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Register for Fall Teaching & Learning Day HERE using the password CELTT by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Drawing on the innovative practices of UB faculty and staff, the program promises a rich mix of workshops, panels, posters, talks, and discussions on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Improving group- and team-based learning for students and faculty
  • Infusing courses with high-impact, high-engagement experiences
  • Using games and popular music to connect students to course content
  • Exploring technologies to support the development of students' presentation skills
  • Learning from UB's participation in a national information literacy assessment project
  • Leveraging writing to activate student learning

Pre-Conference Workshops - Thursday, October 16, 2014
Enrollment in pre-conference workshops is limited to 15 participants. Attendance at the Friday event is not required to sign up. To enroll, email Sunni Solomon by Monday, October 13, 2014.

Advanced Sakai Topics, 1:00-3:00 pm
Managing Groups, Configuring Your Gradebook , and Enhancing Collaboration are among the advanced topics to be covered in this face-to-face workshop. This session will provide an in-depth look at some specific tools within the Sakai system, and participants will have a hands-on and guided experience working through exercises while at a computer workstation. Come with questions and ready to share experiences.

Getting Started in Community-Based Learning, 3:00-5:00 pm
Community-based learning is an educational process that intertwines course learning objectives with real-world learning experiences in the local community and/or environment. This workshop will establish principles of community place-based learning and provide participants with an opportunity to preliminarily plan “hands-on” learning activities that can be incorporated into existing courses. The workshop will also introduce guidelines for the CELTT faculty cohort on community-based learning, which will next run in spring 2015. Although cohort participation is not required, this workshop will help interested faculty jumpstart into that semester-long experience.


Past Events

Workshop: Using Rubrics to Advance Program-Level Assessment
Featuring Dr. Terry Rhodes, Vice President for Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment at AAC&U
Friday, February 21, 9:15 am-1:00 pm, BC 003

This workshop introduced participants to the AAC&U VALUE rubrics and offered a guided group assessment exercise using samples of student work that can be replicated in participants’ home departments. Participants also heard how other institutions have used the VALUE rubrics to improve student learning, and raised questions related to current program assessment efforts.

Orientation Workshop: Strategies for Creating an “Enhanced” Course 
Co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Innovation and CELTT
Thursday, February 6, 10:00-11:30 am, LC 215 and Monday, February 17, 3:00-4:30 pm, LC 215  

Dialogue on Scholarship Series
Co-sponsored by the University Faculty Senate Council on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities, the Office of Academic Innovation, and CELTT

Examining the Climate for Research at UB
Wednesday, November 6, 4:00-5:00 pm, BC Auditorium and Atrium

Imagining the Future of Research at UB
Thursday, December 5, 12:00-2:00 pm, SC 301
Featuring special guest Dr. Eugene Rice, Senior Fellow, Association of American Colleges and Universities

2nd Annual Fall Teaching & Learning Day
Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Business Center, First Floor

Full Program

An Introduction to Adobe Captivate  
Paul Walsh, Director, Instructional technologies
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., LC215
Using screen-capture tools to enhance online and on-campus courses.

New Faculty Orientation
August 22-23, 2013, LAP 115
 
A welcome and introduction to UB for new faculty. This orientation covers several logistical and pedagogical approaches to getting started at the University of Baltimore.

Sophomore Seminar Series  
Tuesday, July 9th - Thursday, July 11th, BC 143
Part of the Summer Workshop Series sponsored by the Office of the Provost, this seminar series examines how best prepare Sophomores for academic success.

Networked Learning Workshop Series

Digital Scholarship
Lucy Holman, Director, Langsdale Library
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m., BC 143
Explore how researchers and students can engage with material incorporating digital projects, product development and multimedia.

Google Apps and Docs
Sean Carton, Director, Center for Digital Communication, Commerce and Culture
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m., BC 139
Learn more about real-time collaboration applications designed for higher education that encourage innovation and interaction.

Thinking Outside of the CMS
Anastasia Salter, Assistant Professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 12:00-2:00 p.m., LAP 309
Discover platforms and social networks that offer features (e.g., communication skills, digital literacy, collaborative pedagogy) not commonly available in a course management system.

Social Media in the Classroom
Lucy Holman, Director, Langsdale Library
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m., SC 301
Find out how faculty can utilize blogs, microblogs, wikis, and crowdsourcing opportunities for students’ project sites.

Presentation Tools and Skills
Sean Carton, Director, Center for Digital Communication, Commerce and Culture
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m., BC 143
View new resources in action, create dynamic and professional presentations, and organize content for impact, thereby creating a stronger connection with students.

Video in Your Course
Greg Walsh, Assistant Professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies
Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m., SC 301
Learn about ways to utilize video, particularly asynchronous-streaming video, to add depth to curriculum and class discussions.

Games in the Cross-Disciplinary Classroom
Anastasia Salter, Assistant Professor, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:00-3:30 p.m., BC 143
Find out more about games and their roles in pedagogy – from helping students explore content from a new viewpoint (e.g., as a participant in an historical event), to building a game, to working in teams.

Community Engagement Workshop Series

Teaching with Baltimore “Vital Signs” Data across the Disciplines 

Seema Iyer, Associate Director, Jacob France Institute
Thursday, April 18, 4:00-5:30 p.m., BC 143

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore compiles and organizes the annual “Vital Signs” data on housing, health, safety, education, and economic development for Baltimore neighborhoods. These quality-of-life indicators, examined over time, allow users to measure progress toward strong neighborhoods, good quality of life, and a thriving city. Learn how to incorporate this “open-data” resource into a variety of types of courses—from the humanities and social sciences to math, business, law, and public policy, and across lower division, upper division, and graduate levels.

Community-Based Experiential Learning at UB
Betsy Nix
, Assistant Professor, LEHS, and Chair, UB21 Experiential Learning Committee and Bill Wells, Survey Lab Manager, Schaefer Center for Public Policy
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:00-5:30 p.m., BC 321
In fall 2012, the UB21 Experiential Learning Committee developed a survey that sought to capture faculty involvement with and interest in a variety of types of experiential learning. In this session, Betsy Nix and Bill Wells will share survey results related to community-based experiential learning—including service learning, internships, and field trips. Learn about what motivates faculty to engage in community-based projects and the nature and scope of projects being organized across campus.

Fall Teaching and Learning Day
November 9, 2012
This inaugural CELTT Teaching & Learning Day showcased rich examples of teaching and learning from UB and offered concrete strategies for enhancing teaching to promote significant learning. The conference featured an opening plenary by Dr. Lee Knefelkamp, Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, followed by concurrent sessions led by UB colleagues on topics including:

  • When Students Can't Write
  • Ready or Not: Rubrics, Learning Goals, and Assessment
  • Classroom Authority: Getting It, Keeping It, and Letting It Go
  • The Best of Online Teaching Methods

Race-Conscious Educational Practices: Strategies for Increasing Minority Student Engagement
Dr. Shaun Harper
February 2, 2012
Dr. Shaun Harper is a nationally recognized expert in teaching and learning with a special focus on educational success among African-American male students. Dr. Harper shared his experiences with the effectiveness of high-impact teaching practices among underrepresented student groups and provide us with the opportunity to develop action plans tailored to address our own institutional needs.

Master Teacher Workshop
Dr. Harvey Brightman
January 17-18, 2012
This two-day workshop focused on the most critical factors that affect student learning and student evaluations. Participants learned how to develop objectives for all learning levels; motivate students; and design and implement teaching methods that appeal to different student learning styles.