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2014-2015 Events

Check back often for new events from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We wish you a successful 2014-2015 academic year. For more information about an upcoming event, email cetl@uscupstate.edu.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR CETL AND ITS PARTNERS 
Spring 2015

BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOPS
"Best Practices To Enhance Teaching and Learning"  
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Media 238 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

"Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Our Students"
Media 238 - Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

"Teaching in Diverse Classrooms"
Media 238 - Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

COTE – UP PROGRAM

The COTE-Up program is designed to enhance teaching and to provide feedback on all major aspects of the class (online or face-to-face) or it can focus on a particular concern expressed by the faculty member requesting an observation.  This peer observation program will provide faculty another means of evaluating their teaching, regardless of their academic rank or tenure status. Contact cetl@uscupstate.edu for more information about the Cote-Up Program.

CONSULTATIONS
Individual consultation and collaboration are available in the following areas:  Pedagogy, Course Design, Student Mentoring and Advising.  These consultations are available on MWF 9:00 – 11:00 am or at a time convenient for you.  Please contact Dr. June Carter at jcarter@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5881 to schedule a teaching consultation. CETL maintains confidentiality for all of these consultations.

CETL BOOK CLUB 2015
“Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instruction” By Dr. Linda B. Nilson, founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation (OTEI) at Clemson University.
February through April
CETL Conference Room, Media 234 
Wednesday, February 4,18 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, March 17, 24 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, April 8, 22 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 pm

Please contact cetl@uscupstate.edu if you would like to join.

Book Club Fall 2014
"How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching"
by: Susan Ambrose

CETL Power Lunch 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015

CLC Quiet Room
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Presentations 12:30 p.m. - 1-30 p.m.
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Fall Kick-Off Event 2014
"How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?"
Dr. Christy Price
Monday, September 23
CLC Quiet Room 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workshop Description
A primary concern of instructors is that the students of today do not seem to be taking responsibility for their own learning.  All too often students attribute their ability to achieve learning outcomes as solely dependent upon the instructors and their methods.   Drawing from the research in both cognitive and educational psychology, Dr. Price will help participants apply what is known about encouraging students to take charge of their own learning, therefore becoming more effective and responsible learners.

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • the behaviors of the responsible learner and the literature related to what motivates student responsibility.
  • to identify specific practices that promote student responsibility.
  • how they might alter their interactions and course structure to promote more student responsibility for learning.

Specific practices that promote student responsibility such as the use of the flipped classroom, the use of feedback and assessment and collaborative learning will be presented. 

About Dr. Price:

Christy Price HeadshotA professor of psychology and the founding Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Dalton State College, Dr. Christy Price has been teaching at the collegiate level for 20 years. She is a nationally recognized authority on innovative teaching techniques to engage modern learners, and regularly presents as a keynote speaker at faculty development workshops. 

Dr. Price has received numerous awards for her use of innovative teaching strategies including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as the Outstanding U.S. Professor for 2012 in the Baccalaureate Colleges category and the 2010 U.S. Professor Award for the state of Georgia. Dr. Price’s most recent research focuses on engaging millennial learners and preventing incivility in the classroom.
Event Flyer



Please contact CETL at cetl@uscupstate.edu for a copy of the book.
For past events, please visit our event archive page.

Contact Us

Dr. June Carter
Director of Center for
Excellence in Teaching
and Learning
864-503-5881

Lynda Davis
Administrative Assistant
864-503-5927

Our Partners

Dr. John Masterson
Senior Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs

Dr. Clif Flynn
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs

Cindy Jennings
Director of Learning Technologies 
Phone: 864-503-5470

Dr. David McCurry
Director of Distance Education
Phone:864-503-5509

Susannah Waldrop
Director of the Student Success Center
Phone: 864-503-5414

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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
800 University Way
Media Building 248 A & B
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5881
cetl@uscupstate.edu 
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