seminar series

If you weren't able to make it to the first offering of this workshop in February, please join us on March 12 for a repeat offering of  Organize, Streamline and Simplify: Teaching Efficiently with Technology

In this interactive session, we will dicuss some of the common challenges of being a GSI, and share technology resources that can help you overcome them. Topics covered will include:
  • GSI-student interactions - Office hours, email, and common student questions
  • Managing student groups - Forming groups, scheduling meetings, and sharing information
  • Online assignments and quizzes - paperless assignments, online discussions, social media and blogs
  • Resources for your ideas - U-M has a wealth of resources to support you and your students in using technology!
Event Information
Dates: 
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Instructional Technology
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If you weren't able to make it to the first offering of this workshop in February, please join us on March 25th for a repeat offering of Advanced Practices for Inclusive Teaching.

Using teaching methods that effectively engage all students within a classroom is of ongoing interest to GSIs in any discipline. Instructors often ask: What does inclusive teaching really look like in practice? How do I know if the methods I am using are inclusive or exclusive? What evidenced-based active learning strategies can I incorporate into my classroom? Participants who attend this interdisciplinary workshop will explore answers to these questions through discussion and participation in a variety of inclusive active learning strategies.

Event Information
Dates: 
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location (Room): 
Great Lakes North (Palmer Commons 4th Floor)
Presenter(s): 
Victoria Genetin
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Eligible for Graduate Teacher Certificate - Requirement B2, Multicultural Teaching
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What's It Like to Work at an Institution with Teaching-Research Balance

This panel spotlights faculty worklife at smaller research and master's institutions, where work expectations include a relatively even mix of teaching and research. Faculty will discuss faculty worklife at their institutions, strategies for getting hired, and tenure expectations. 

Location: Michigan Room, The Michigan League 

Panelists include:
  • Dr. Sharon Lean, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Wayne State University 
  • Dr. Andrew Ross, Associate Professor, Mathematics Department, Eastern Michigan University
  • Dr. Parama Sarkar, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Toledo 

 

Event Information
Dates: 
Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location (Room): 
Michigan League - Michigan Room
Audience: 
Graduate Students and Postdocs Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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This session focuses on ways faculty, through their classroom teaching, can contribute to a welcoming campus climate for a diverse range of students at U-M. Specifically, participants will develop their skills for preventing, identifying, and responding to identity-based microaggressions among students in undergraduate classrooms. The workshop will also introduce faculty to a new U-M Student Life initiative called Change It Up, a bystander intervention program (offered to all first-year students in Fall of 2014) that teaches students specific strategies for intervening when they witness behaviors that might lead to a hostile climate for students based on their social identities. The program suggests that faculty are important allies in addressing behaviors that can create a hostile climate. This workshop is designed to prepare faculty to play such an ally role.

We want to incorporate some real examples from your teaching experience into this workshop. Please use this google form to provide an example of a time in your teaching when a student said something marginalizing or invalidating of other students' experience or perspectives. We will only share these anonymously during the workshop.

 

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Event Information
Dates: 
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Theresa Braunschneider , CRLT
Audience: 
Faculty Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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Faculty members participating in the Canvas Pilot will describe their experiences with the new learning management system and explain how they have used this new tool to innovate in their teaching.

Event Information
Dates: 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location (Room): 
CRLT Seminar Room (1013 Palmer Commons)
Presenter(s): 
Meg Bakwell, CRLT
Audience: 
Faculty Only
Eligible for Certificate: 
Not eligible for Certificate
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