Provost’s Seminars on Teaching at the University of Michigan

Provost’s Seminars on Teaching provide an opportunity for lively and substantive dialogue about a wide range of teaching and learning issues campus wide, across disciplinary boundaries. The invitation list for each Seminar includes faculty at all ranks and from all U-M schools and colleges, especially faculty who have special interest or expertise in the Seminar topic. The 100 faculty members who attend each Seminar are campus leaders in curricular and instructional innovation.

While the Provost’s Office selects the themes for the Provost’s Seminars, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) is the primary organizer of the events. CRLT forms a faculty committee to plan each of the Seminars, and sometimes there is another unit that collaborates with CRLT in the Seminar design (as noted below).

Seminar Themes: 2013-1994

October 22, 2013 Tri-Campus Provosts' Seminar: Engaged Learning, Community-Based Research and the Community Engagement Corridor
May 13, 2013 Flipping the Classroom
October 30, 2012 Teaching in the Cloud: Using Google Apps and Other Online Collaboration Tools for Student Engagement
November 7, 2011 Teaching with Collections: Engaging Students in the Archives, Museums and Gardens of the University of Michigan
March 15, 2011 Connecting College Teaching with the Science of Learning
November 2, 2010 Educating Globally Competent Students
May 11, 2010 Dialogues on Teaching Sustainability: Where Music Meets Medicine, Engineering Meets Politics, the Humanities Meet Business, etc.
September 30, 2009 What Are They Learning? Approaches to Assessing Student Learning
May 12, 2009 Mentoring for Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Success (CRLT in collaboration with the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies)
October 15, 2008 Teaching the Millennial Generation
March 24, 2008 The Philosophy and Practice of Grading
November 2, 2007 The Impact of Religion, Faith, and Spirituality
in the Classroom and Beyond
March 13, 2007 How Students Learn: Sharing Research and Practice
September 26, 2006 Preparing Students for the Ethical Challenges of Professional Life
January 12, 2006 How Do Research and Creative Work Converge with Teaching - Within the Classroom and Beyond?
May 11, 2005 New Bridges to New Knowledge: Instructional Technology and Collaboration
October 22, 2004 Our Undergraduates' New Challenges: Navigating the Multidisciplinary University

May 17, 2004

Multicultural Teaching in a Contested World

November 10, 2003

Unraveling the Complexities: Faculty Investigating Their Students’ Learning
April 30, 2003 Graduate Students as Teachers (CRLT in collaboration with the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies)
May 1, 2002
 
Integrating U-M Resources into Your Teaching
October 31, 2001 From Expectations to Results: Aligning Goals, Methods, and Assessment (CRLT in collaboration with the School of Education)
January 23, 2001 Community Learning for a Diverse Democracy (CRLT in collaboration with the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning)
October 31, 2000 Michigan Learning Communities: Promoting the Faculty Member’s Role In Teaching and Learning
May 1, 2000 Promoting Student Learning Through Writing (CRLT in collaboration with the Sweetland Writing Center)
November 15, 1999 Improving Teaching and Learning: The Experiences of Other Research Universities
May 4 -5, 1999
 
Multicultural Teaching and Diverse Classrooms
November 12, 1998
 
Interdisciplinary Team Teaching: Rewards and Challenges
May 19, 1998 Faculty and Student Expectations Regarding Teaching and Learning
November 12, 1997
 
Developing and Assessing Critical Thinking Skills
May 5, 1997
 
Assessing Student Learning
January 31, 1997 Ten Levers for Success: General Findings from Research That Can Help Us Understand and Improve College Teaching, Assessment, and Learning
May 22, 1996 Multiple Methods of Evaluating Teaching: Colleagues Helping Colleagues Improve and Reward Teaching
1994-1996 The original Provost’s Seminars were gatherings without specific themes.

 

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