Past Events

Luncheon: Grantsmanship 101: Grant Funding in Higher Education

Thursday, February 12, 2009
With Arlene Hansen, Associate Director of Sponsored Programs & Academic Research Center

Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley, CO 80639
12:30pm - 2:00pm (Lunch provided)

About the Presentation
Come join us for a workshop that will open your eyes to the world of grantseeking in higher education. More and more often incoming faculty members are expected to secure external funds as part of their job description. This presentation will provide a broad understanding of the grant funding process as well as help you build a proper foundation for successful grantsmanship in the future.

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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Luncheon: Establishing Your Educational Identity & Philosophy - Part 2

Thursday, March 5, 2009
With David Kendrick, Ed.D., Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley, CO 80639
11:00am - 12:30pm (Lunch provided)

About the Presentation
To be determined...

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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Luncheon: Designing Courses that Foster Critical Thinking

Thursday, April 16, 2009
With Shaun Beaty, Director of Course Design and Instructional Technology, The Institute for Learning and Teaching (Colorado State University)

Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley, CO 80639
12:30pm - 2:00pm (Lunch provided)

About the Presentation
This presentation will cover how to incorporate critical thinking into practical components of course design including the syllabus, course interaction, course content, learning styles, and technology. In addition, this workshop will feature the use of interactive exercises and a comprehensive question and answer session.

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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New Teaching Assistant Orientation

Hosted by the Graduate School
August 22, 2007
University Center, Columbine B
2045 10th Avenue, Greeley CO 80639
7:30am - 3:30pm (Breakfast & Lunch provided)
For additional information about this event please e-mail Chrysostomos Giannoulakis

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Luncheon: Goal Setting for Academic Success

With Laura Border, Ph.D, Director of the Graduate Teacher Program at CU-Boulder
September 6, 2007
Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley CO 80639
11:00am - 12:15pm (Lunch provided)

About the Presentation
Dr. Border presents her method for goal setting for academic success. Graduate student participants will gain a better understanding of the parameters, challenges, and opportunities for success in their graduate programs. The workshop will also better position graduate students to take charge of their academic and personal lives.

About the Presenter
Laura L. B. Border, PhD, has directed the Graduate Teacher Program and the Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Network at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1985 and was president of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education from 2002-04. She edits the Journal of Graduate and Professional Student Development, co-edited Preparing Future Faculty, a double issue of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching in 2006, co-authored five editions of Collage, a college French program from 1981-2001, and co-edited Teaching for Diversity in the Jossey-Bass New Directions for Teaching and Learning series in 1992. Dr. Border's interests include faculty and TA development, learning and teaching styles, non-biased teaching, professional development for academics, and improving her own teaching.

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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Blackboard for Graduate Teachers

With Alma Azama, CETL, Lead Blackboard Administrator
October 4, 2007
Michener Library, 3rd Floor Lab
Greeley, CO 80639
11:00am—12:15pm & 2:00pm—3:15pm

About the Presentation
The Blackboard for Graduate Teachers workshop is appropriate for individuals who are new to Blackboard or those who wish to refresh their skills in using Blackboard tools and functions. The focus is on the use of non-interactive con--tent, and will cover the basic functions needed to develop and deliver a fully-online, hybrid, or technology enhanced course in Blackboard. Also, this workshop will cover the use of the Collaboration tools (Chat and Virtual classroom and the new Live Classrooms (Wimba) tool.

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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Luncheon: Importance of Context in Teaching

With William “Doug” Woody, Ph. D, Associate Professor, School of Psychological Sciences
November 8, 2007
Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley, CO 80639
11:00am - 12:15pm (Lunch provided)

About the Presentation
Dr. Woody will present the importance of context in teaching. The session will involve discussion of the importance of the fit between course goals, course level, students, the larger institution, and one's teaching philosophy and background. The conversation will also address methods to better fit one's own experiences, culture, and teaching approaches into a variety of courses.

About the Presenter
In addition to other teaching recognition, Doug Woody is the recipient of the national McKeachie Early Career Teaching Excellence Award from the American Psychological Association, and he has earned university-level and college-level teaching awards at the University of Northern Colorado.

Education
Ph.D. Colorado State University (1999)
M.S. Colorado State University (1996)
B.A. Colorado State University (1992)

Teaching Honors:
2006 Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society Favorite Professor
2006 Inclusion in Who's Who Among America's Teachers: The Best Teachers in American Selected by the Best Students, Twelfth Edition
2005 University of Northern Colorado Academic Excellence Award for Teaching Excellence in Undergraduate Education
2005 College Teaching Award, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, University of Northern Colorado
2004 Student Representative Council Professor of the Year, University of Northern Colorado
2004 Inclusion in Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education
2002 Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Northern Colorado Junior Honors Society/McNair Scholars Program
1999 McKeachie Early Career Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division Two)
1998 Best Professor - voted by the students of Colorado State University in "The Best of CSU"
1997 Colorado State University Alumni Association Best Teacher Award

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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Luncheon: Avoiding Plagiarism

With Jayati Chaudhuri, Reference Librarian, Michener Library
December 7, 2007
Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley, CO 80639
11:00am—12:00pm

About the Presentation
This workshop will show proper methods of citation style and paraphrasing in written documents. A special focus will be given to Safe Assign, the anti-plagiarism software that faculty and librarians use at the University of Northern Colorado. This product is integrated into the Blackboard learning environment. The speaker will introduce and apply this software for all of your anti-plagiarism needs.

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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Luncheon: Grading Student Assignments: Using Rubrics for Consistency, Objectivity and Communication

With Stephanie Moore, Ph.D, Instructional Designer, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
February 21, 2008
Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley CO 80639
11:00am - 12:15pm (Lunch provided)

About the Presentation
One of the topics many people said they were interested in was grading student work – how to do so with consistency and objectivity. Stephanie Moore, Ph.D., who has done a lot of work in student assessment, will talk with us about how to develop and use rubrics. She will share some examples and talk about how these can be used to communicate expectations to students. While there are other types of assessment of student learning, rubrics are especially well-suited for grading student performance on projects, writing assignments, participation, and even activities.

About the Presenter
Stephanie Moore, Ph.D. holds her doctorate in Educational Technology and has extensive experience building award-winning online learning environments. In addition, she brings a focus to the design of instructional materials and environments – high tech and low tech – based on research, and has specific expertise in effective assessment of learning and performance in any environment. Dr. Moore provides training and individual design assistance as well as guest sessions across campus, and she will be rolling out a new line-up of sessions aimed at instructional applications of technology and tying that to research possibilities.

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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Webinar: Exploring Second Life Basics for Educators

With Ken Hudson, Managing Director, Virtual World Design Centre, Loyalist College & Christopher Keesey, Project Manager, Ohio University Without Boundaries & Chief Technology Officer, PAKRA
March 20, 2008
Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley CO 80639
11:00am - 1:00pm

About the Presentation
Join us online to build a foundation for further exploration of virtual worlds. You will gain a broad understanding of the educational potential of Second Life and be offered a streamlined approach for gaining sufficient mastery of virtual worlds to begin designing effective learning experiences.

YOU CAN LEARN
Faculty, learning designers, and multimedia specialists new to Second Life will be able to:

  • Define multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) and understand their importance to the learning domain
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of popular emerging MUVE platforms
  • Describe MUVEs in the greater context of the developing 3D Web
  • Identify appropriate contexts for different learning architectures that work in Second Life
  • Identify planning points for initiating learning delivery in Second Life

About the Presenters
Ken is an artist, a new media observer, and a specialist in the analysis and implementation of social media. He is responsible for bringing Loyalist College into Second Life. He works directly with educators and institutions to create environments and experiences that leverage the strengths of emerging platforms to augment and enhance communication and learning.

Christopher has been building and managing the development of technologically mediated learning experiences for nearly a decade. He specializes in integrating highly engaging, animated simulations, virtual environments, and games into educational experiences that can either stand alone or support blended delivery formats.

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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Expert Panel: Finding Your First Job in Academia

With Dianna Gray, Ph.D., School of Sport & Exercise Science; Susan Hutchinson, Ph.D., Dept of Applied Statistics & Research Methods; Tracy Mueller, Ph.D., School of Special Education, & Chrysostomos Giannoulakis, M.A., School of Sport & Exercise Science
April 3, 2008
Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley CO 80639
11:00am - 12:15pm (Lunch provided)

About the Presentation
From writing the perfect cover letter to successfully negotiating your first contract, our panelists will provide information, advice, and personal experience that will help you find the job that is right for you!

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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New Teaching Assistant Orientation 2008

Hosted by the Graduate School
August 18, 2008
Gunter Hall, Room 1720
8:30am - 3:30pm (Breakfast & Lunch provided) - Schedule (PDF)
For additional information about this event please e-mail Linda Ketels.

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Graduate Teaching Assistant Fall Intensive 2008

Hosted by the Graduate School & the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CETL)
August 19, 2008
Gunter Hall, Room 1720
8:30am - 5:00pm (Breakfast & Lunch provided) - Schedule (PDF)
For additional information about this event please e-mail or call Brendan Dwyer - (970)351-2841.

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Luncheon: So You Want to Be a Professor: Job Seeking in Academia

Thursday, September 4, 2008
With Eugene P. Sheehan, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences

Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley, CO 80639
11:00am - 12:15pm (Lunch provided)

About the Presentation
In this presentation you will learn about the process of applying for a job as an assistant professor. Information about the academic search process, including timelines, search committee criteria and how to develop your application materials will be made. Suggestions on how to maximize your academic program to increase your job potential will also be made.

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu
For additional information about this event please contact Brendan Dwyer - (970) 351-2841

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Luncheon: An Introduction to Teaching with Bloom's Taxonomy

Thursday, October 9, 2008
With PJ Bennett, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Graduate Teacher program (CU-Boulder)and Collaborative PFF Network. Co-President, Postdoctoral Association of Colorado

Candelaria Hall, Room 1375
Greeley, CO 80639
12:30pm - 1:45pm (Lunch provided)

About the Presentation
Bloom¹s taxonomy is a cognitive model focused on addressing student educational behaviors. Utilizing Bloom¹s Taxonomy in your teaching will allow you to create question and assessments that match your intended outcomes and course goals. This presentation will introduce participants to the basic concepts of Bloom¹s Taxonomy. When the workshop is over participants should gain an understanding of what Bloom¹s Taxonomy is, why they should care about it, how they can use it, and how they write questions using it.

Please RSVP at least 2 working days prior to the workshop by emailing CETL@unco.edu

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