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The Teaching and Learning Center

Events & Workshops: Opportunities to Develop Teaching 

April/May opportunities to develop teaching 

Teaching and Learning Center May Workshop: Tuesday, May 11th at 9:00 AM - Noon

Co-sponsored with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with keynote by Dr. Nicholas M. Creary, Associate Provost for Academic Inclusion and Innovation.  


Tuesday, April 6th 3:30 - 4:30pm - Two Great Tools That Play Nice TogetherLearn how to use Google Docs for dynamic course content both for distribution of content and for collaboration in the classroom/online.  Learn how to distribute a Google docs/sheets/slides template to your class through a Canvas Cloud Assignment.  Also, learn the difference between having students submit docs, sheets, and presentations from their Google drive versus submitting a Google drive link.

Thursday, April 8th 3:00- 4:00 pm First and Second year Faculty Session- Annual Self Evaluations: Panel discussion/question and answer about how to reflect on a completed semester and prepare Annual Self Evaluations, and how that fits in with the tenure process.  Michelle Schmidt and Jay Scifers, members of TPRC (formerly APC), will provide a brief overview of the Annual Self Evaluation process and insights about how it fits in with the overall tenure process.  Camille Murphy, James Teuful, and Ruth Malenda, recently tenure faculty, will speak about their personal reflection processes and how they craft annual reports. ZOOM LINK:

Creating & Adding Custom Questions to Course Evaluation Survey Liz Tate will demonstrate how to create and add your custom questions to the college's course evaluation survey that is delivered at the end of the term. This will allow you to collect data on your course that will only be visible to you.  You may want to ask about your course objectives or perhaps you would like to ask students about their online learning experience.  The number of questions will be limited since we don't want students to get "survey fatigue" but this is a great option for automatically collecting feedback from your students not covered in the course evaluation.

  • Friday, April 9th 9:00 - 9:30am 
  • Monday, April 12th 11:30am - 12:00pm
  • Thursday, April 15th  3:45 - 4:15pm

Tuesday, April 13 Noon - 1:00 pm: Library Lunch and Learn: Updates to the 7th edition of APA Style, in particular citation changes.  This update will be followed by an introduction to the free citation manager, Zotero. Please see attached flier for further details.   ZOOM LINK:

Wednesday, April 14th, 1:00-2:00 pm: First and Second Year Faculty 3-Part Series: Teaching 101, Part III: Exams and the End of the Semester. Please join: Christopher Jones, Ginny Adams O'Connell, and Associate Provost Bernie Cantens for an introductory presentation and discussion about designing and implementing rigorous and supportive exams and of the semester assignments. This is the third in a three part introductory series for first and second year faculty.

Thursday, April 15, 12:15 - 1:00 pm: Hands On!: A Virtual Workshop on Object-Based Learning in College Course from Lafayette Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.  Please see this flyer for additional information and registration link. 

Friday, April 16th 11:00am -12:00pm Building in Accessibility in Your Canvas Course Learn how to make your Canvas course more accessible to students.  We will cover ways to improve the following:

  • Layout and Design
  • Headings
  • Images
  • Links
  • Content Formatting
  • Colors
  • Tables

TBD: Student Success Partnerships: Success Stories: First hand accounts of faculty partnership with Student Success to support students. This event continues our ongoing partnership with Student Success. . Details to be announced.

Friday, April 23rd 10:00 - 11:00am  Gamify your Exam Review: Learn about a high school student who made Kahoot better. Gimkit was created by Josh F. to engage in two tools. One is the game and the other is a creation/publishing tool for students to engage with each other as well as learn from one another. This is a great way to help students collaborate and learn while studying for final exams.

Wednesday, April 28th, 4:00-5:30P: End of Year Reading Group Gathering. Please join faculty from all TLC Spring Reading Groups to discuss the articles, pedagogy, and future TLC reading groups.

April 29th 9:00 - 10:00am Canvas Online Exam Q&A Open Session: Drop-in anytime to get your questions answered regarding Canvas online exam creation, delivery, and grading.  When you've got questions, we've got answers!  If you can't make the open Q&A time please feel free to click on our calendar links and schedule a convenient time to chat. 

April Fridays, 8:00-10A: First and Second Year Faculty Discussion. Drop-in Zoom hours for first and second year faculty to discuss classroom organization goals, teaching and learning questions, and pedagogical support for new faculty. Join Nicole Tabor for this discussion, Zoom Link:

April Wednesdays, 8:00-10A: All Faculty Discussion. Drop-in Zoom hours for all faculty to discuss pedagogical strategies. All faculty welcome. Join Nicole Tabor for this discussion, Zoom Link:


Please find recorded sessions linked in a google doc on this page, which is accessible by anyone with a '' email address.  Please note that you must be logged in with this account to access this file.