As we embark on a new semester in the wake of the devastating Marshall Fires, a new wave of Covid variant, and myriad other challenges facing our students, our loved ones, and other members of our community, many of us are experiencing some level of compassion fatigue. And, yet, we...
I spent upwards of 20,000 minutes of 2021 listening to podcasts—and I’m proud of it. This is a habit I developed at the beginning of graduate school that converted the time I spent cleaning my apartment, cooking, and commuting from tedious to pleasing. So when Professor Rachael Deagman Simonetta in...
Firday, January 21, 2022 from 1:30pm-2:30pm MT - Join faculty panelists from several institutions across Colorado to discuss their experiences as members of academic search committees. Panelists will discuss the process of the search, how their campus/department approaches a search and any advice they may give to graduate students and post-docs looking for academic positions. Plenty of time will be given to questions.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 from 4:00pm-5:30pm MT - Join Rolf Norgaard from the Program in Writing and Rhetoric for a virtual discussion on key strategies for supporting undergraduate students through the phases of a major writing project, including research or creative work, honors thesis, or capstone project. Faculty and staff who mentor students in undergraduate research, Honors, and senior capstone projects are encouraged to attend. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
Wednesday, January 26 from 2:00pm-3:00pm MT - Join Professor Marty Bickman, English Literature to discuss and workshop how we can all make our teaching efforts as meaningful as possible or both us and our students. In this workshop Dr. Bickman will give not only of his experiences in teaching and concrete ideas on how to maximize your students learning while maintaining your own balance as a teacher, scholar, and myriad of other responsibilities we have. Come ready to learn and share.
Thursday, January 27 from 10:00am-11:00am MT - We are continuously finding ways to build community in our online courses. How about doing so with our fellow online education practitioners and professionals? The Online Pedagogy Community of Practice (OCoP) is not just another workshop or a tool demonstration. It is a community of like minded folks invested in surfacing shared concerns, identifying mutual goals, and building trusted relationships. As CU Boulder Online convenes a campus-wide community of practice, we want your voice in the mix.
Do you have questions about student learning in your course or in a course series? Thinking about your assessment strategy but you are not sure where to begin? CTL Learning Assessment Micro-Grants provide a small amount of funding and assessment staff expertise to plan and conduct small learning assessment projects. Applications for Spring 2022 are due January 28, 2022.
Monday, January 31, 2022 from 5:30pm-6:30pm MT - Join the CTL in an evening with Kevin Gannon, author of the book Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto (2020), which is also the CTL's Book Club book for Spring 2022. Kevin serves as Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he has taught since 2004. In his current role, he works closely with his colleagues in the faculty, staff, and administration to promote excellence and innovation in teaching. He is a fierce advocate for professional development, active learning, scholarly teaching, good technology, social justice, movable furniture, and humor in any environment. You can find him on Twitter: @TheTattooedProf or his website Thetattooedprofessor.
Pause for a Poem
A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands:
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he.
I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven.