Oct 21 How can I make my exams more about student learning and less about grades?

How many times have you heard the question “What’s going to be on the exam?”

If you missed today’s CELT Brown Bag Dialogue that addressed this question, you can still view the 20-Minute Mentor video from Magna Commons. Concordia has a subscription. To access go to my.cuw.edu, then to the CELT channel on the faculty tab.

Here’s a related article that discusses the value of having an exam review session written by today’s presenter Maryellen Weimer.

During her presentation, Dr. Weimer mentioned the work of Terence Favero. Read his article on this subject by following this link: http://advan.physiology.org/content/35/3/247 (Note: to access this article you will need to be on campus or use your Library card for authentication.)

Oct 9 How can I create effective mini-lectures?

If you missed this Brown Bag Faculty Dialogue, you can still view the video and take advantage of the supplemental materials.

To access the 20-Minute Mentor video “How can I create effective mini-lectures?” go to my.cuw.edu and look for the CELT channel under the faculty tab. The power point slides, transcript and supplemental resources are also there. One of the handouts is about effective discussion that also applies to classroom face-to-face discussions.

Here’s a link to a 9-minute YouTube video that describes Presentation Zen, mentioned during Dr. Price’s presentation.

Sept 23 2013 How can I help students develop critical thinking skills?

September 25, 2013 Brown Bag Dialogue

How can I help students develop critical thinking skills?

If you missed the Brown Bag, you can still view the video, power point slides, and supplemental resources by accessing your Magna Commons subscription. Directions are on the CUW CELT Channel. Questions? Contact susan.gallanis@cuw.edu

Here’s an interesting article related to this topic.

Fall Brown Bag Faculty Book Discussion “From Brain to Mind” by James Zull Fridays Noon – 1pm

Are you interesting in learning how you can improve your teaching based on how the brain learns? Please join us this fall on Fridays at noon for a faculty development book discussion group on “From Brain to Mind: Using Neuroscience to Guide Change in Education” by James E Zull.   Zull is Professor of Biology. Biochemistry and Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University and was the Founding Director (Emeritus) of the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education.

Location: R006

The dates are:

Friday September 7 – Introduction, pick up your book at this session (10 free books for those who sign up and are able to attend all sessions)

Friday  September 21 – Chapters 1 and 2

Friday October 5  – Chapters 3 and 4

Friday October 26th – Chapters 5 and 6

Friday November 9th  – Chapter 7 and 8

Friday November 30th – Chapters 9 and 10

Sign up here

Curriculum Mapping Workshop May 9th Noon

Brown Bag Curriculum Mapping  Workshop Wednesday, May 9th Noon to 1:00pm.  Location: LO118.  Led by Rachel Pickett and Tammy Ferry.

This session will help faculty understand the value of curriculum maps and how to map courses to their program-level outcomes and their program-level outcomes to the  new university-wide student learning outcomes. A curriculum map is requested with the Assessment report due in June.   Please send e-mail to Elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu to register. Lunch is not provided.