Events: Fall 2014

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.]

Orientation for New Faculty

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 8:00 - 3:00, Mabee Ballroom A 
Orientation, lunch meetings with colleagues, and Blackboard training.  


Teaching Symposium: A Conference on College Teaching

Thurs, August 21, 2014, 8:30 - 4, John Brooks Williams South
The Teaching Symposium includes an opening plenary session (with guest speaker Paul Gaston, Kent State University) 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.  
- Full conference program now available.


Books & Coffee Reading Group

Book:  Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
Fridays 2 - 3:30 | Dates: Sept 19, Oct 10, Nov 7, Dec 5

To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

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.  

Fri, Sept 5, 2 - 3 pm, Rags 301   - Preparation Workshop
TBA                                          - Wrap and Review Meeting

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


Learning Communities

This fall, faculty members (full-time, adjunct, and staff who teach) 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.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Circle
Thursdays, 2 - 3:30, Fleck 306
Sept 25 | What is SoTL?
Oct 23  | What's Your Question? Identifying Potential Projects
Nov 20  | Disciplinary Styles in SoTL

100% Digital Faculty-Staff Learning Community
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30
Sept 10 | Apps & Appetizers Mixer - the Faculty Resource Center (Premont Hall)
Oct 8 | Digital Note-Taking & Management - JBWS 180
Nov 12 | Collaborating with Documents and Sharing Files - JBWS 180
Dec 3 | Saving, Sharing, and Annotating Online Articles and Web Pages - JBWS 180


Conversations on Teaching: Presentations, Discussions, Workshops

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

Managing Time for Teaching
Thursday, September 11, 12 - 1:30, Fleck 305
~ Julie Sievers, Center for Teaching Excellence
RSVP  (lunch will be served)

Experiments in Teaching
Friday, October 24, 3 - 5 pm, Library 137 (North Reading Room)
~ Co-sponsored with the Munday Library and the Office of Information Technology

Writing Effective Test Questions
Thursday, November 13, 12 - 1:30
RSVP  (lunch will be served beginning at 11:45)

Listening to Our Students: Results of the Survey on International Students' Prior Educational Experiences
Wednesday, November 19, 2 - 3:15 pm, Fleck 314
~ Mity Myhr, CTE Faculty Fellow in Global Learning


Focus Groups

Supporting International Students in Lower-Division Courses
Wednesday, September 10, 1 - 2 pm, JBWS 180
~ Mity Myhr, CTE Faculty Fellow in Global Learning

Supporting International Students in Upper-Division Courses
Thursday, September 18, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Fleck 314
~ Mity Myhr, CTE Faculty Fellow in Global Learning

Results of Focus Groups: Recommendations and Suggested Practices
(Rescheduled from November 12)
Wednesday, December 03, 1 - 2 pm, Fleck 314
~ Mity Myhr, CTE Faculty Fellow in Global Learning

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

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

The 1960s: Completing an Era
Thursday, October 2, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Fleck 314
~ Peter Austin, University Studies
Wine and cheese will be served, please RSVP

Live to Tell the Truth: Storytelling as Survival
Friday, November 21, 3:30 - 5:30 pm, Fleck 314
~ Maude Adjarian, University Studies
Wine and cheese will be served, please RSVP



Past Event Schedules

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

Spring 2014
Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012
Spring 2012

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