Events: Fall 2015

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers conferences, workshops, panel discussions, reading groups, and other events open to all faculty (full-time, adjuncts, and staff who teach) at St. Edward's University.  
[Note: The information on this page is also available as a PDF.]

New Faculty Orientation

Monday, August 17, 8:00 - 3:00, Maloney Room
Orientation, lunch meetings with colleagues, and Blackboard training. 


Teaching Symposium 2015: A Conference on College Teaching

Thursday, August 20, 9:00 - 3:00, John Brooks Williams South
An on-campus, peer-reviewed conference on teaching and learning.  View this year's schedule and program.  See session resources.  


Books & Coffee Reading Group

Book:  Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online - Jay R. Howard
Fridays 2:00 - 3:00 | Dates: September 18, October 9, November 6, December 4

From the publisher: “Second only to lecture as the most widely used instructional strategy, there's no better method than classroom discussion to actively engage students with course material. Most faculty are not aware that there is an extensive body of research on the topic from which instructors can learn to facilitate exceptional classroom discussion. Discussion in the College Classroom is a practical guide which utilizes that research, frames it sociologically, and offers advice, along with a wide variety of strategies, to help you spark a relevant conversation and steer it toward specific learning goals.
Applicable across a spectrum of academic disciplines both online and on campus, these ideas will help you overcome the practical challenges and norms that can undermine discussion, and foster a new atmosphere of collaborative learning and critical thinking.  Higher education faculty are increasingly expected to be more intentional and reflective in their pedagogical practice, and this guide shows you how to meet those expectations, improve student outcomes, and tackle the perennial problem of lagging engagement.”

For more information and to sign up, visit the Books & Coffee page. 


Peer-to-Peer Teaching Exchange Program

Work with a colleague to observe one another's teaching, exchange feedback on assignment and course design, or review scholarship of teaching and learning projects.  The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Teaching Exchange Program was created to give St. Edward's instructors the opportunity to learn about teaching from one another and to build mutually supportive relationships with colleagues -- both within and between the university's schools.  The program is open to all St. Edward's faculty.  

Thursday, September 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Trustee 210   -  Preparation Workshop


Learning Communities

This fall, faculty members have the opportunity to participate in two learning communities.  A group of faculty members with a shared interest in the topic will meet together over the course of a semester or year, reading about and working on projects related to the group's topic.

New Faculty Seminar (for new full-time faculty)
Fridays, September 4, October 2, and November 13 - 2 - 3:30 pm

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Writing Circles
Monthly meetings, schedule TBD by groups

Join a small writing / project group to make progress on your SoTL project.  For more info, or to sign up, visit the SoTL Circles page


Conversations on Teaching: Presentations, Discussions, Workshops

Workshops, presentations, panels, and discussions on a wide range of teaching topics.

Feedback and Grading: Strategies for Balancing Timeliness, Effectiveness, and Efficiency
Friday, September 25, 12-1:30 pm, Fleck 305
~ Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching Excellence, with guest Jennifer Jefferson, University Studies
Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP

Killing the Course Pack: New Methods for Providing Access to Course Readings
Friday, October 2, 1:00-2:00 pm, Ragsdale 338
~ Co-sponsored by Instructional Technology and the Munday Library
Refreshments served.  Please RSVP

Lit Review: Critical Readings about Teaching and Learning
Being rescheduled for a later date.
Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP

Minimal Marking: Feedback that Works for International Students
Thursday, October 22, 2:00 - 3:15 pm, Fleck 314
~ Mary Rist, CTE Faculty Fellow in Global Learning; Literature, Writing and Rhetoric
Refreshments served.  Please RSVP

Inside Great St. Ed's Courses: A Guided Tour of How They Work
Thursday, November 12, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Fleck 305
~ Co-sponsored by Instructional Technology
Refreshments served.  Please RSVP


Innovation Fellowship Programs

Late November - Fall Cohort Gathering & Discussion - TBD
~ Co-sponsored by Instructional Technology and the Munday Library


Past Event Schedules

To see other public events we have offered recently, click on any of the following semesters: 

Spring 2015
Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012
Spring 2012

Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010
Spring 2010
Fall 2009