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events from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. We wish you a successful 2015-2016 academic year. For more information about an upcoming event, email
CETL Power-Up Lunch Spring 2016Monday, January 25, 2016CLC Dining Room (Quiet Room)Lunch: 12:00-12:30 p.m.Presentations: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
CETL 2016 SPRING WORKSHOP"Capitalizing on the Science of Learning: Tips and Tricks for Success"Featured Speaker and Facilitator:Regan A. R. Gurung, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Green BayWednesday, February 17, 2016CLC Ballroom9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Spring Workshop
will focus on pragmatic ways to help students learn better. The science of
learning, cognitive psychology and scholarship of teaching and learning
provide many answers. During the workshop, Dr. Regan Gurung will summarize a wide
range of pedagogical research and provide participants with practical tips and
tricks to help them motivate students to learn.Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of Events for CETL and its Partners
2015 Summer Faculty Innovation Grant Recipients PresentationsFlyerCETL invites you to join the 2015 Summer Faculty Innovation Grant Recipients for the presentations of their innovative projects, designed to foster and enhance the teaching and learning experience here at USC Upstate. Save the dates for these presentations.
One - Friday, October 16, 201512:00 - 1:30 p.m. CLC 309
Part Two - Wednesday, November 4, 201512:00 - 1:30 p.m.
J M Smith Boardroom HEC 2086
Annual Gearing-Up Workshop Fall 2015FlyerWednesday, August 12, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
New and veteran faculty will be provided with tips and resources that lead to student and teacher success.
BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOPS (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
"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
email@example.com for more information about the
ConsultationsIndividual 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-503-5881 to schedule a teaching consultation. CETL maintains confidentiality for all of these consultations.
CETL Book Club The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Book Club is an informal, supportive way for you to connect with other Upstate colleagues to discuss specific reading material and to share personal thoughts and responses to various teaching topics and classroom techniques. We have created
our own UpstateCETLSoTL Wikispaces where book club members can write comments, descriptive research and personal narratives and recommendations on what devices and techniques should be used to demonstrate and support the acquisition of course content.
Book Club FALL 2015 BookCollaborative Learning
Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, by Elizabeth Barkley, et al.
September through NovemberCETL Conference Room, Media 234 1:00 – 1:50 pm
Wednesday, September 23
Wednesday, September 30
Wednesday, October 14
Wednesday, October 28
Monday, November 9
Monday, November 23 Please contact
email@example.com if you would like to join.
Book Club Spring 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.
Book Club Fall 2014"How Learning Works: 7 Research-based Principles for Smart Teaching" by: Susan Ambrose.
CETL Power Lunch Spring 2015Monday, January 26, 2015.
Fall Kick-Off Event 2014"How Can I Get Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning?"
Dr. Christy Price
Monday, September 23, 2014
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.
For past events, please visit our
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Dr. June Carter
Director of Center for
Excellence in Teaching
Lynda DavisAdministrative Assistant
Dr. Clif FlynnInterim Senior Vice Chancellor for
Dr. David McCurryDirector of Distance EducationPhone:864-503-5509
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