Events: Spring 2014

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

Orientation for New Faculty

Mon, August 18, 2014, 8:00 - 3, Main Building, Maloney Room
Orientation, lunch meetings with colleagues, and Blackboard training.  Program information will be available soon. 


Teaching Symposium

Thurs, August 21, 2014, 8:30 - 4, John Brooks Williams South
A Conference on College Teaching.  An opening plenary session with guest speaker Paul Gaston followed by presentations, panels, and workshops on a wide range of teacing topics.  This peer-reviewed conference aims to actively engage participants.  Gain fresh ideas, meet new colleagues, and rekindle your passion for teaching and learning.  Serving breakfast, lunch and plenty of coffee all day, so please RSVP.  


Books & Coffee Reading Group

Topic:  Teaching for 21st-Century Literacies 
Wednesdays 2 - 3:30, Fleck 314

We will read a selection of recent articles on the following topics:
Feb 5     What is it that students ought to learn in college?  (Room Exception: Fleck 315)
Feb 19     Teaching quantitative literacy across the curriculum
Mar 19     Teaching global learning at SEU & across the nation
Apr 9        Teaching information literacy for the 21st century
Apr 30      Teaching "integrative" thinking

This semester, Books & Coffee will hold open meetings.  In addition to the regular group members, anyone interested in the day's topic may attend.

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 -- both full-time and adjunct.  

Mon, Jan 27, 3:30 4:45, Fleck 315   - Preparation Workshop
Mon, Mar 24, 3:30 - 4:45, Fleck 315 - Mid-semester Review

For more information and to sign up, visit the P2P Teaching Exchange web page.  


Conversations on Teaching: Presentations, Discussions, Workshops

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

Teaching "Writing Across Borders" - film & discussion
Rescheduled for:  Friday, February 21, 12:15 - 1:45 pm, Moody 208 (Note time & location change)
~ Drew Loewe, English Writing & Rhetoric
~ Chris Micklethwait, Cultural Foundations
~ Lynn Rudloff, English Writing & Rhetoric
~ Mity Myhr, History
RSVP   (lunch will be served)

FUSION Discussion Group: Kevin Carney, "The Seige of Academe," Washington Monthly (Oct 2012)
Friday, March 21, 12-1 pm, Fleck 314
~ Co-sponsored with the Center for Ethics & Leadership
To RSVP, please contact Casey Burkhart

Disruptive Innovation via Open Education Resources, Richard Baraniuk, Rice University 
Wednesday, March 26, 10-11:30 am, Fleck 305
~ Co-sponsored with the Munday Library and the Office of Information Technology

Where is the Postmodern in Data-driven Education? Knowledge, "Theory," and the Classroom
Thursday, April 3, 2-3:20 pm, Fleck 314
~ Todd Onderdonk, University Programs
~ Kris Sloan, Education

Teaching with Portfolios & E-Portfolios at SEU
Wednesday, April 16, 2 - 3:30 pm, Fleck 314
~ Co-sponsored with the Faculty Resource Center

End-of-Year Teaching Retreat: Reflect, Revise, & Refocus
Rescheduling - new date TBD
~ Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching Excellence


Faculty Talks: St. Ed's Professors Discuss Their Scholarly and Creative Work

This series is co-sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

How a Medieval Troubadour Became a Mathematical Figure
Friday, February 14, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Fleck 314
~ Michael Saclolo, Mathematics
Wine and cheese will be served, please RSVP

"Supermom," a creative non-fiction essay for Brain, Child magazine
Thursday, April 10, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Fleck 314
~ Elizabeth Eakman, English Writing & Rhetoric
Wine and cheese will be served, please RSVP

Teaching and Your Career

Preparing a Portfolio for Tenure & Promotion
Friday, April 4, 2 - 3:30 pm
~ Lisa Goering, Biology
~ Pat Perry, History
~ Alan Swinkels, Psychology

Writing Your Annual Self-Evaluation
Friday, April 11, 3 - 4:15
~ Sarah Henseler, Pyschology, New College
~ Brian Smith, Political Science

In addition, this spring, the CTE will be working with faculty and administrators to develop sessions on:

  • Interpreting Student Evaluation Data
  • Conducting Peer Classroom Observations



Faculty Gathering & Recognition

~ Co-sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Faculty Resource Center, and the Office of Assessment
Thursday, May 1, 4-6 pm, Mabee B & C
Join us for food, drink, and a chance to unwind.  We will also recognize those who have won teaching and advising awards or received grants or fellowships.



Past Event Schedules

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

Fall 2013
Spring 2013

Fall 2012
Spring 2012

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