Faculty Fellows Events

Spring 2014 Events

January 15, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375

Creating Realistic and Discipline-Specific Writing Outcomes; Building an Effective Writing Assignment; Creating and Maintaining a Writing-Conducive Class

 

Presented by Dr. Sarah Allen, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow

Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


January 16, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375

Creating Realistic and Discipline-Specific Writing Outcomes; Building an Effective Writing Assignment; Creating and Maintaining a Writing-Conducive Class

 

Presented by Dr. Sarah Allen, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow

Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


January 27, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375

Online Teaching Workshop

 

Presented by Dr. Nancy Matchett, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow

Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


 

January 28, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375

Online Teaching Workshop

 

Presented by Dr. Nancy Matchett, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow

Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


February 12, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375

Commenting on Drafts; Using Campus Resources for Further Student Support; Grading the Final Paper

Presented by Dr. Sarah Allen, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


March 3, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375

Measurement Basics: Reliability and Validity Refresher

Presented by Dr. Susan Hutchinson, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


 

March 25, 2014
8:00 - 9:30am
Candelaria 1375


New Faculty Breakfast with Teaching & Learning Fellows

Registration in encourages, please contact CETL berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


 

March 26, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375

Assessing Growth in Student Writing; Representing the Work You’ve Done in Your Annual Evaluation

Presented by Dr. Sarah Allen, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


March 27, 2014
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375

Assessing Growth in Student Writing; Representing the Work You’ve Done in Your Annual Evaluation

Presented by Dr. Sarah Allen, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


 

Fall 2012 Events


Determining Sample Size When Planning a Quantitative Study

December 6, 2012
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria 1375

Determining Sample Size When Planning a Quantitative Study

“How many subjects do I need for my study”? This is one of the most important (and frequently asked) questions a quantitative researcher needs to answer before conducting a study.  A study with too few subjects (or participants) may fail to produce useful findings, whereas a study with too many subjects can waste time and resources.
           
If you conduct quantitative research or plan to do so in the future and want to learn more about how to make informed sample size decisions, please plan to attend this “lunch and learn” session.

Participants attending this session will learn:

The role of effect size, alpha level, and statistical power in identifying the appropriate sample size
Why the choice of statistical procedures can affect sample size requirements
How to estimate target sample size for hypothetical scenarios through a practice exercise

Presented by Dr. Susan Hutchinson, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow , Department of Applied Statistics and Research Methods

Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


Use and Interpretation of Effect Size in Quantitative Research

November 29, 2012
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Candelaria 1375

Use and Interpretation of Effect Size in Quantitative Research

Journals in numerous fields including psychology, education, public health, and business currently require that effect size estimates be included along with p-values when reporting statistical results.  Yet, the concept of effect size remains a mystery to many researchers.

If you are among those who have lost countless hours of sleep pondering the notion of effect size, or if you simply wish to gain a better understanding of what effect sizes are and how they can aid in interpreting your statistical findings, please attend this “lunch and learn” session.

During the session participants will learn:

The meaning of effect size and why effect size is useful
Different types of effect size estimates and when to use them
How to interpret effect size in conjunction with p-values, or,
What effect size tells you that p-values don’t

Presented by Dr. Susan Hutchinson, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow , Department of Applied Statistics and Research Methods

Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


All the Classroom's a Stage

November 28, 2012
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Candelaria 1375

All the Classroom's a Stage: Techniques for Perfecting Your Performance

Interested in perfecting your classroom performance? By using a technique called interactive theatre, workshop participants will engage in a staged instruction session riddled with problems. Attendees will have unique opportunities to stop the action, rewind the scene, and actively alter the plot while putting their own teaching techniques to the test.  The staged classroom experience will facilitate dialogue about missteps in the classroom and generate reflection upon one’s own teaching. We all want to receive standing ovations for our performances; this workshop will help you get there!

Participants will be presented with common pedagogical diffculties in order to assess possible resolutions. Participants will test various teaching techniques in order to facilitate an improved instruction session and will experience an innovative method of initiating evaluative dialogue in order to stimulate pedagogical improvement.

Presented by Andrea Falcone, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow for University Libraries

Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


Making the Grade

November 27, 2012
11:00am - 12:30pm
Candelaria 1375

Making the Grade: An Interactive Panel on Proven Grading Practices and Effective Techniques

Ready for grading? Want to minimize the amount of time you spend grading? Looking for tips about general grading practices happening on campus? Grading functions to motivate, credential, and assess student learning in formative and summative ways. But how we grade makes a difference. This interactive faculty panel, presented by the CETL Teaching and Learning Fellows, will share innovative and tested approaches for grading student work that will be of practical use as you grade current students and fine-tune your syllabi for next term.

Participants at this session will:
1. Learn time saving tips for providing feedback to students

2. Learn how to gather student feedback from large lecture classes to improve grading

3. Appreciate how to calibrate grades and grade students working on large projects

4. Gain insights and ways to implement random assignment and essay evaluations

5. Explore options for grading writing assignments

6. Understand how anonymous grading can keep you and your students focused on disciplinary criteria rather than personal relationships

Presented by Dr. Sharon Clinebell, Professor Andrea Falcone, Dr. Susan Hutchinson,Dr. Nancy Matchett, Dr. Robert Reinsvold and facilitated by Dr. Deborah Romero

Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


 

I'll Show you Mine if You Show Me Yours

November 19, 2012
11:30am - 1:00pm
McKee 327

I'll Show you Mine if You Show Me Yours! A Collegial Look at Final Exams

Many of us strive to write final exams that provide our students with meaningful learning opportunities and ourselves with information we need to assess student learning and assign final grades. But some of us have more experience than others! And we probably use a variety of strategies for writing questions and deciding what our exam format should be. Our students often have no idea how much time and energy faculty put into these decisions, but we all do. So let's get together for lunch and see if we can provide some mutual support.

Please bring your curiosity and a copy of an exam you're really satisfied with or an exam you'd like to improve. There's no agenda here: just a hope that we can learn something together!

Presented by Dr. Nancy Matchett, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow and Dr Chris Talbot

Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


Online Student Evaluations

November 19, 2012
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Kepner 0040

Teaching Roundtable: Online Student Evaluations

Presented by:  Sharon Clinebell, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow

Sponsored by CETL. Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu

 


 

Framing the Way:An Educator's Guide to Philosophical Ethics...

November 7, 2012
11:30am - 1:00pm
Candelaria Room 1735

Framing the Way: An Educator's Guide to Philosophical Ethics, with Practical Implications for Instruction and Course Design

Have you ever struggled to articulate the ethical values or principles that inform your courses and discipline? Or been surprised when someone questioned your classroom practices for reasons that may not strike you as having to do with ethics at all? Would you like to find ways to help students think more critically and constructively when ethical issues arise during class discussion? Or to design learning activities that facilitate genuine deliberation about ethical issues rather than simple assertions of personal points of view?

This workshop will briefly introduce you to three conceptual frameworks that at least implicitly structure most people's ethical thinking. But the main aim is to demonstrate how explicit attention to these frameworks can help you more accurately identify your own and others' ethical commitments and more effectively deliberate about how to resolve potential conflicts among them.

Can't make it? Contact nancy Matchett for one-on-one consultation: nancy.matchett@unco.edu; ext: 1-1567. You can learn a little bit more about her work at: http://www.unco.edu/ethics/our_activities.html

Presented by:  Nancy Matchett, HSS CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow and Director of UNC's Institute of Professional Ethics

Sponsored by CETL. Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu


Promote Deep, Lasting Student Learning

November 6, 2012
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Kepner 0040

Teaching Roundtable: How Can I Promote Deep, Lasting Sudent Learning?

Presented by:  Sharon Clinebell, CETL Teaching & Learning Fellow

Sponsored by CETL. Reservation preferred,  please contact berniece.mitchell@unco.edu

 


Kepner Hall, Coors Room #0040

September 20, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Teaching and Learning Open Forum

Did you know MCB (Monfort College of Business) now has a Faculty Fellow in CETL? Would you like more information on how to support your instruction and student learning? Are you looking for new ideas to engage your students? You are invited to come and learn more and chat with Sharon Clinebell, CETL Faulty Fellow and meet the CETL staff.

Teaching and Learning Open Forum Flyer

Refreshments will be provided

RSVP encouraged to Berniece Mitchell