Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLCs)

Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence 

2021 - 2022 Teaching and Learning Conversations

Did you learn something at Faculty Development Day that could enhance your teaching and your student's learning? Would you like to continue the conversation with your colleagues? The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence would like to support your inquiry by hosting TLC (Teaching and Learning Conversation) groups. If you are interested in furthering the discussion, please complete the TLC/Faculty Book Club Interest Form attached to the bottom of this page to let us know the group/topic in which you’re interested.

 

Possible TLC Topics/Groups, depending on faculty interest, include:

  • Inclusive Teaching: Reaching all learners to promote success
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Technology Enhanced Strategies to support on-ground, Blended or Online learning
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) / Round-about Design for Learning
  • Other (fill in a topic on the TLC/Book Club Interest Form)

Suggested Structure for Groups:

  • Meet 3-4 times fall semester (with the option to continue through spring, if desired).
  • 60-minute meetings held virtually.
  • Groups set their own goals (i.e., try one strategy before each meeting; or bring one resource to discuss).
  • Each member shares something at each meeting (insights, strategies, resources, etc.).
  • Repeat each month, possibly trying something a colleague shared.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will support the groups by: 

  • Setting up a Microsoft Team as a place to share documents, communicate, video conference
  • Providing a volunteer faculty facilitator for each group
  • Providing opportunities to present at Spring Faculty Development Day

What’s in it for the faculty member?

Opportunities:

  • To enhance your practice
  • To share knowledge
  • To engage in collaborative problem solving
  • To present at Faculty Development Day for spring
  • To write a blog post for our CTLE website
  • For scholarship (manuscripts, presentations, etc.)
  • Leaderboard points 🙂

Sign-up for the group you would like to join via the TLC/Faculty Book Club Interest Form

2020 - 2021 Teaching and Learning Conversations

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence would like to support your inquiry by once again supporting TLC groups (Teaching and Learning Conversations). If you are interested in furthering the discussion, please complete the TLC Group Interest Form attached to the bottom of this page to let us know the group/topic in which you’re interested.  We’ll be glad to help you find a group.

 

Possible TLC Topics/Groups, depending on faculty interest include:

  • Teaching in a hybrid modality
  • Collaboration in a hybrid environment
  • Collegial Conversations: Creating a safe place to talk about Race, Social Justice, and Lessons Learned
  • Digital tools to enhance learning
  • Four Teaching Presences (Cognitive Presence, Emotional Presence, Social Presence, Teaching/Instructor Presence)
  • Inclusive teaching
  • Race, Social Justice and Navigating the Classroom: How to Handle Challenging Conversations
  • Zoom practices, tools, and tricks
  • Other (fill in a topic on the TLC Group Interest Form)

Suggested Structure for Groups:

  • Meet 3 times fall semester
  • 60-90 minute meetings
  • Group sets their own goals (i.e., try one strategy before each meeting; or bring one resource to discuss)
  • Each member shares something at each meeting (strategy, resource, etc.)
  • Members share insights, collaborative problem solving,
  • Repeat each month, possibly trying something a colleague shared.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will support the groups.  We will: 

  • Set up Microsoft Teams as a place to share documents, communicate, video conference (Center faculty can join via Team video meeting)
  • Provide a volunteer faculty facilitator for each group
  • Provide opportunities to present at Spring Faculty Development Day

What’s in it for the faculty member?

Opportunities:

  • To enhance your practice
  • To share knowledge
  • For collaborative problem solving
  • To present at Faculty Development Day for spring
  • To write a blog post for our center website
  • For scholarship (manuscripts, presentations, etc.)

Presentation from Fall 2020 Faculty Development Day and the College Workshops.

Sign-up for a group you'd like to join via the TLC Group Interest Form.

2019 - 2020 Teaching and Learning Conversations

2019 - 2020 TLC's

With TLCs

Did you learn something at Faculty Development Day that could enhance your teaching and your students’ learning?  Would you like to continue the conversation with your colleagues?  The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence would like to support your inquiry by setting up TLC groups (Teaching and Learning Conversations).  If you are interested in furthering the discussion, but didn’t fill out the form at Faculty Development Day, send us an email and let us know the group/topic (below) in which you’re interested.  We’ll be glad to help you find a group. 

Possible TLC Topics/Groups, depending on faculty interest include….

  • Interdisciplinary group(s) focusing on low stakes writing strategies to promote content learning
  • Tools to Assess Writing (creating rubrics, providing feedback, peer feedback)
  • Writing in the Disciplines
    • Social Sciences
    • Math
    • Business
    • Science
    • Master’s programs
    • Doctoral programs

Suggested Structure for Groups

  • Meet 3 times fall semester
  • 60-90 minute meetings
  • Group sets own goals (i.e. try one strategy before each meeting; or bring one resource to discuss)
  • Each member shares something at each meeting (strategy, resource, etc)
  • Members share insights, collaborative problem solving,
  • Repeat each month, possibly trying something a colleague shared.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will Support the Groups.  We will . . . .

  • Set up Microsoft Team as a place to share documents, communicate, video conference (Center faculty can join via Team video meeting)
  • Provide meeting space at the Center or reserve a room for you
  • Provide food reimbursement (up to $25 per meeting)
  • provide a facilitator for each group
  • provide opportunities to present at Spring Faculty Development Day

 What’s in it for the faculty member?

Opportunities. . . .

  • To enhance your practice
  • To share knowledge
  • For collaborative problem solving
  • To present at Faculty Development Day for spring
  • To write a blog post for our center website
  • For scholarship (manuscripts, presentations, etc.)

Presentation from Fall 2019 Faculty Development Day