Events: Spring 2013
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.]
Peer-to-Peer Teaching Exchange Program (new)
Work with a colleague to observe one another's teaching, exchange feedback on assignment and course design, or peer 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.
For more information and to sign up, visit the P2P Teaching Exchange web page.
Orientation for New Adjunct Faculty
Mon, Jan 7, 8-3, Mabee A & B
Orientation, lunch meetings with colleagues, and Blackboard training.
View the program.
Books & Coffee Reading Group
Theme: Teaching, Technology, and Liberal Education in a Digital Age
Mondays, 2 - 3:30, Fleck 306 - Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 18, Apr 8, Apr 29
This semester's Books & Coffee group will focus on the topic of "Teaching, Technology, and Liberal Education in a Digital Age." We'll explore a variety of pedagogies and issues related to teaching and technology while keeping focused on the kind of liberal educaton goals that St. Edward's values. In keeping with this theme, we will read a series of recent (electronic) articles rather than a printed book. Readings will be made available through a group web site, where we will also augment our in-person discussion by experimenting with some of the new media activities that we are reading about. We invite both tech optimists as well as tech skeptics and critics.
We will meet (in person) 5 times across the semester on Monday afternoons from 2- 3:30 pm in Fleck 306. And, yep, we will always have coffee. For more information and to sign up, visit the Books & Coffee page.
Conversations on Teaching: Presentations, Discussions, Workshops
Workshops, presentations, panels, and discussions on a wide range of teaching topics.
Designing Effective Writing and Research Assignments
Fri, Feb 1, 12 - 1:30, Mabee B - lunch will be served: please RSVP
~Drew Loewe, English Writing & Rhetoric
~Kady Ferris, Library
"Flipping" the Classroom: Strategies for Covering the Content While Increasing Active and Higher-Order Learning
Wed, Feb 20, 12 - 1:30, Mabee C - lunch will be served: please RSVP
~Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching Excellence
~Margy Warner, Library
~Brenda Adrian, Faculty Resource Center
~Angel Tazzer, Faculty Resource Center
What is the Future of Technology in Liberal Education - and What Should It Be? (talk title subject to change)
Thur, Apr 4, afternoon (precise time TBA) - coffee and snacks will be served: please RSVP
~Bryan Alexander, Senior Fellow, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
~Bryan Alexander's visit is co-sponsored by the Office of Information Technology and the Scarborough-Phillips Library
Faculty Talks: St. Ed's Professors Discuss Their Scholarly and Creative Work
This series is co-sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs.
Impulsivity and Video Game Playing Behavior
Tue, Feb 12, 3:30 - 5:30, Fleck 314 - wine & cheese reception: please RSVP
~Delia Kothmann Paskos, Psychology
Binary Black Hole Mergers
Fri, Apr 12, 3:30 - 5:30, Mabee C - wine & cheese reception: please RSVP
~ Paul Walter, Natural Sciences
Teaching and Your Career
Writing Your Annual Self-Evaluation
Fri, Apr 19, 1 - 2:15 pm, Lucas - please RSVP
~ Brian Smith, Political Science
~ Sarah Henseler, Psychology (New College)
Preparing a Portfolio for Tenure & Promotion
Fri, May 3, 12:30 - 2 pm, Lucas - please RSVP
~ Alan Swinkels, Psychology
~ Mary Rist, English Writing & Rhetoric
~ Lisa Goering, Biology
Faculty Gathering and Recognition
Wed, May 1, 4 - 6 pm, Mabee B
Join us for food, drink, and a chance to unwind. We will also recognize those who have won teaching awards, advising awards, or received grants or fellowships.
- Co-sponsored by the Faculty Resource Center, the Office of Assessment, and the Office of Sponsored Programs
Past Event Schedules
To see other public events we have offered recently, click on any of the following semesters: