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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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Cote-Up Program.
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 email@example.com or 864-503-5881
to schedule a teaching consultation. CETL maintains confidentiality for all of
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 AprilCETL Conference Room, Media 234 Wednesday, February 4,18 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 pmTuesday, March 17, 24 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pmWednesday, April 8, 22 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 pmPlease contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2015Monday, January 26, 2015CLC Quiet RoomLunch 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.Presentations 12:30 p.m. - 1-30 p.m.Flyer
Fall Kick-Off Event 2014"How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?"
Dr. Christy PriceMonday, September 23CLC Quiet Room 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Workshop DescriptionA 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:
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:A 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
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email@example.com for a copy of the book.For past events, please visit our
event archive page.
Dr. June Carter
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Excellence in Teaching
Lynda DavisAdministrative Assistant
Dr. John Masterson
Senior Vice Chancellor for
Dr. Clif Flynn
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Dr. David McCurryDirector of Distance EducationPhone:864-503-5509
Director of the
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