Teaching Workshops

If a group or department would like to request a repeat workshop on any of these topics, please contact the Teaching Center.

Generative Artificial Intelligence: Principles for Teaching and Learning

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) (such as ChatGPT), is changing the higher educational landscape. This workshop will provide a brief overview of the latest trends and practical applications of generative AI, explore relevant teaching and learning principles, discuss ethical concerns, and devote the majority of the time to Q&A.

Co-sponsored by the Teaching Center, Academic Honesty, Computer Science, River Campus Libraries, and the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program. 

Presenters include:

  • Rachel Remmel, Teaching Center
  • Chris Kanan, Computer Science
  • Adam Purtee, Computer Science
  • Greer Murphy, Academic Honesty
  • Deb Rossen-Knill, Liz Tinelli, and Whitney Gegg-Harrison, Writing, Speaking and Argument Program
  • Arjay Romanowski, River Campus Libraries

This workshop will be offered twice to accommodate scheduling conflicts.

January 4, 2024, 1 pm -2 pm

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January 5, 2024, 1 pm - 2 pm

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Spring 2024 Teaching Workshop Series

Teaching Center offers 1-hour workshops designed to provide instructors with practical strategies and ready-to-implement tools. Our fall 2023 teaching workshops series is held on Zoom Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12 noon and Fridays 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Student Learning Outcomes

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 11:00 – 12 noon

Effective learning outcomes are actionable, measurable and speak directly to the essential learning in a course. Learn how to write student learning outcomes that are challenging, achievable, and directly measurable using backward design principles.

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Teaching with Invited Speakers

Friday, February 2, 2024, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Invited speakers and guest lecturers enhance student learning by providing them with alternative perspectives about and applications of the course content. Learn how to structure and prepare students and invited speakers to maximize learning – in person and via zoom.

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Aligning Assessments with Learning Outcomes

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 11:00 – 12 noon

Student learning outcomes provide the framework for essential students learning in a course – assessments enable us to directly measure how effectively students are achieving that learning and developing those skills. Learn how to evaluate and align course assignments and assessments to measure the essential learning in your course.

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Engaging Students with Classroom Questions

Friday, February 16, 2024, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Questions are an important instructional tool that can be used to stimulate thought, provoke inquiry, spark curiosity, actively engage students in thoughtful discussions, and help them build expertise. Learn how to engage students in meaningful learning through the effective design and implementation of question-based activities.

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Overcoming Barriers to Learning

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:00 – 12 noon

Students sometimes struggle to learn successfully in our courses, for a variety of reasons including the ability to access content due to language or because they get stuck at a conceptual bottleneck. Learn how to identify, anticipate, and design learning that is accessible to all learners and enables students to overcome potential barriers and bottlenecks to learning.

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Understanding Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Friday, March 1, 2024, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework for understanding how effective learning works and how to ensure all learners can equitably access and engage in challenging and meaningful learning. Learn how to apply this instructional framework to structure successful learning in undergraduate classrooms.

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Applying Universal Design for Learning in Lecture Courses

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 11:00 – 12 noon

Universal design for learning (UDL) provides a framework for structuring learning that is effective, challenging and can be equitably accessed and engaged in by all learners. Learn how to apply this instructional framework to structure successful learning and assess that learning in lecture courses.

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Designing Accessible Assessments

Friday, March 22, 2024, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Universal design for learning (UDL) provides a framework for structuring learning that is effective, challenging and can be equitably accessed and engaged in by all learners. Learn how to apply this instructional framework to design assessments that are equitable, accessible, and accurately measure the intended learning in a course.

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Applying Universal Design for Learning in Seminar Courses

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 11:00 – 12 noon

Universal design for learning (UDL) provides a framework for structuring learning that is effective, challenging and can be equitably accessed and engaged in by all learners. Learn how to apply this instructional framework to structure successful learning and assess that learning in seminar courses.

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Teaching with Research

Friday, April 5, 2024, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Research is essential to the mission of UR and yet it can be challenging to bring research into the classroom effectively. Learn how to engage students in meaningful learning with research using four evidence-based instructional practices.

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Instructor Spotlight– Shauna Paradine, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Teaching with Images

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 11:00 – 12 noon

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