CTL: Center for Teaching and Learning

CTL Program Archive

Fall 2019

August 29 and 30th at noon - 1 pm (choose 1 time)  

How to help your students when they fail - Rachel Jameton 

Do you ever wonder how to help your students when they aren't doing well? Sandra McGuire's work in teaching students how to recover and improve really works. Come learn about her approach, an optimally timed intervention that teaches metacognition, a growth mindset, and college level skills. 


LIB conference room (to your left before you enter the library)

ASL interpretation 

Motivating Students and Ourselves with Graphic Organizers - Amy Minervini.

Are you looking for new ways to help students read, remember and synthesize thoughts? Graphic organizers are varied ways of visualizing information that can help with scaffolding, confidence and process. Come kick off of the school year with new tools for organizing your thoughts, and guiding students as they organize theirs. If you have graphic organizers that you have used and like, please bring them to share.

10:30 - noon


available by Zoom

Creating Connections - Angela Meek.

This workshop is all about creating connections with your online students!  We’ll start with basics like creating an instructor introduction and communication plan, and then look at a variety of ways to connect with your students.  This will range from quick communications, to different ways to approach “student introductions,” to tools for synchronous communication, and more!  By using a combination of quick contact strategies and more in-depth opportunities for students to share and collaborate, your online community can be lively and engaging!

 noon - 1:20 pm


Inclusive Practices - Amy Canfield and Marlowe Daly-Galeano. 

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in developing and participating in activities related to diversity and inclusive practices on our campus. We will facilitate a conversation about diversity and inclusion in the classroom and present an overview of the Inclusive Practices Certificate program. Individuals who are interested in completing the certificate program, those who have completed the program in previous years and would like to continue the work of inclusion, or those who simply want to learn and share ideas about creating an inclusive culture are all welcome.


noon - 1:20 pm

LIB conference room (to your left before you enter the library)

available by Zoom

Faculty Inquiry Group Introduction - Lloyd Mataka.

Come learn about Faculty Inquiry, a professional learning community assembled to support the investigation of a question related to your teaching practice. With a focus on research and  publication, faculty inquiry offers a way to simultaneously enhance your teaching and publish. A Faculty Inquiry Group will be running FA19-SP20, and this workshop is an opportunity to learn about the process, determination if you are interested, and think about a project.

1:30-2:50 pm


Humanities Connection Co-Teaching Grant - Amanda Van Lanen. 

Are you interested in promoting connections between the Humanities and other disciplines through co-teaching? If so, please join us for a conversation about applying for the National Endowment for Humanities’ “Humanities Connection” grant. This grant program “ seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards will support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.”

Spring 2019 

Discussion groups

Research and Scholarly Writing Group (contact Marlowe Daly-Galeano)

noon to 1:00 or 1:30 to 2:30, with quiet work time from 1:00 – 1:30 pm, on the following Thursdays: 1/24, 2/14, 2/28, 3/21, and 4/18

New Faculty (contact Amanda Van Lanen or Rachel Jameton) noon on the following Fridays: 2/22 and 4/12

Book Club (contact Angela Wartel)

Book club: The Spark of Learning

noon on the following Wednesdays: 2/13, 3/20, and 4/24
 Inclusive Practices (contact Marlowe Daly-Galeano or Amy Canfield)

 1:30 - 2:30 pm 1/29 and/or

noon - 1:00 pm 2/4

4/26 Brunch


Friday, February 15, 2 - 3 pm


 Friday, April 26

Noon – 1 pm

 Guest speaker Ciarra Greene, Native Environmental Science Faculty at the Nez Perce Campus of the Northwest Indian College



 Inclusive Practices final reflection
 Monday April 15

Noon -12:50 pm

 Workshop on Inclusive Syllabus Statements (IPC) 

An introduction to inclusive syllabus language and policies will lead into an open discussion on faculty techniques, experiences, and philosophies. To have your examples of inclusive syllabus language and policies (please think broadly) included on a workshop handout, please email them to Julie Bezzerides (jlbezzerides@lcsc.edu) by Wednesday, April 10th. Facilitated by Julie Bezzerides, Rachel Jameton, and Spencer Payton       


Friday, April 12 

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Reflection

New faculty will meet for an end of year wrap-up session to discuss perceptions of the first year at LCSC and look for forward to the next year. With Brian Smentokowski.


 April 3

noon - 1 pm

Online Teaching Strategies – Angela’s and Julie’s online classes have been described by LCSC students as engaging and easy to navigate. Come see what they do to make their classes tick and bring along your own best practices to this casual lunchtime discussion. Facilitated by Angela Wartel and Julie Magelky.

Monday, March 18

noon - 1 pm

Introduction to Service Learning and Community Engagement - No matter what name you call it by, we are sure it is essential to learning at LCSC. Come join facilitator and MaSS professor Susan Steele for an introduction to the power of service and process of reflection. No matter where you are in connecting learning to life, this is a great opportunity to strengthen your process and move forward.

March 7

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Student engagement online 

Do you find engagement to be more challenging and mysterious online than on campus, and at least as necessary for success? In this workshop, you are invited to come learn and share approaches to grow your online classes’ engagement. We will consider engagement through a variety of lenses including the course content, the community, and technology tools. We will even dip into the “x-factor,” the little things you can do to spark interest and keep students coming back. Laptops and phones/tablets encouraged. [facilitated by Jenny Scott]

Monday, February 25, 2019

noon - 1:30 pm

Join us by zoom! See our FB page for the link or email Rachel.

Experiences with race and racism: teachers and teacher trainees with a migratory background (IPC) (guest speaker joining by Zoom: Karim Fereidooni. Leif Hoffmann facilitating)- impacts on student learning, the classroom environment and diversity 

Friday, February 22 

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Tenure and Promotion – What First Year Faculty Need to Know

It is never too early to start thinking about tenure and promotion. In this session, you will meet with past members of STPRC and SPRC to discuss tips for documenting teaching, advising, service, and professional development activities.


February 12

noon - 1 pm

Inclusive Practices to Meet the Needs of International Students at LCSC. (IPC) The presentation will provide an overview of the issues related to meeting the needs of international students and English Language Learners (ELLs) to increase a sense of belonging and academic success. Facilitated by Sandra Mullen & Teresa Carmack.




February 7

noon - 1 pm

Language, Knowledge and Power (IPC)


In this interactive workshop, participants will define and discuss the connections between language, knowledge, power, and pedagogy.  Through collaborative dialogue, participants will identify and build on pre-existing knowledge, critically reflect on current practices, and identify specific approaches for further integrating language and power into the curriculum.  Participants are encouraged to bring their teaching or program materials with them to this session. 

Guest Beth Buyserie is presenting, invited by Kerensa Allison. 

Beth Buyserie is the Interim Director of Composition at Washington State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education from WSU. She regularly conducts professional development workshops on approaches to teaching language, knowledge, and power.


 Monday, January 28, 2019, 12:00 pm 



 Successful Practices for Supporting Faculty-Led Assessment NWCCU Standard 4.A.3 states “faculty with teaching responsibilities are responsible for evaluating student achievement of clearly identified learning outcomes”.  That said, it is often staff members and non-faculty administrators connected with institutional accreditation who are charged with assuring the assessment of student learning is occurring. This webinar will explore several approaches to supporting faculty-led assessment, including:

  • acting as a steward of assessment processes
  • creating regular spaces for peer-to-peer conversations
  • supporting the mapping of discipline level assessment processes to university level processes
  • facilitating peer review of assessment practices


January 25

noon - 1 pm

Teaching and learning with first generation and rural students  (IPC)

As you probably know, the majority of students at LCSC are first generation college students. This interactive workshop will offer a greater sense of understanding of first generation and rural college students' experiences, needs and challenges. Practical strategies for better teaching and supporting our students will be highlighted. Facilitated by Traci Birdsell and Rachel Jameton.

Fall 2018

  •  Book club: The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness by Emily Esfahani Smith
  • Events with an asterisk (*) are at the CTL. 

Tuesday Dec. 4

2 - 3 pm

 Teaching Statistics* (Ed Miller)

Dec. 3 1:30 - 2:30 pm


Dec. 7

11 am  - noon

Compassionate Teaching (IPC)* (Amy Minervini) Students come into our classes with a wide range of backgrounds, some with adverse life experiences. Actions and attitudes on multiple levels can help foster a classroom culture in which all our students feel welcome, encouraged, and positioned for success. In this workshop, join LCSC English Faculty Amy Minervini to identify ways in which we can engage our students and enhance our teaching through compassion, connection and kindness.


November 28

noon - 1 pm



November 30

11 - noon

 Book Club III: The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness  *chapters 6-conclusion

November 27

noon - 1 pm

 Hispanic Educational Achievement (IPC)* (Erika Allen) - Second and third generation Hispanics in Idaho are increasingly completing degrees, participating in leadership roles, and leading community/campus activism.  However, trends indicate first generation Hispanic students continue to face non-academic barriers when pursuing higher education. In this presentation and conversation, non-academic barriers and methods for providing holistic support inside and outside of the classroom to promote student success will be discussed. 

Nov. 26

noon - 1 pm


Nov. 29


 Scholarly Writing/Research group 



November 9

noon - 1:30 pm


 LC Presents orientation*

6 Apps in 60 Minutes* with Carrie Kyser

6 Apps In 60 Minutes

Friday, November 2

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Professional Development*

This session will focus on the professional development resources that are available on campus and will feature representatives from the Faculty Development Committee, the library, and the Office of Grants and Contracts.



October 31 

noon - 1 pm



November 2 

11 am - noon

 Book Club II: The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness,* chapters 3-5

October 29

noon - 1 pm


Nov. 1

1:30 - 2:30

Scholarly Writing/Research group*

Monday, October 22 1-2pm 


Thursday October 25 from 12-1 

 Introduction to High Impact Practices* Do you want to learn more about High Impact Practices (HIPs)? Maybe you’re familiar with them but not sure if they’re right for your class, or maybe you’ve never heard of them at all. Come join us at the CTL for a presentation on HIPs and how they can be incorporated into classroom practice, and an introduction to the new Belonging Project that is launching on campus. Amanda Van Lanen facilitating.

Tuesday, October 16 12 -1:15


Wednesday October 17 1:30-2:45

Designing Guided Inquiry Workshops*A brief introduction to guided inquiry as a powerful teaching and learning tool, and what it entails. Most of the hour will be dedicated to writing your own workshop. If possible, please bring an idea or two of a sticky concept or skill that you might be interested in having your students “workshop” on. Or you might think of one once the methodology is introduced. Facilitated by Rachel.


Oct. 15

noon - 1 pm


Oct. 18



Scholarly Writing/Research group*
 Thursday Oct. 11

noon - 1 pm


Are you looking for new ways to engage students? Role-immersion games and simulations have been shown to build community, engage students, and lead to deeper critical thinking skills. Join us to learn more about how these exciting approaches can inspire students and enhance your teaching. Presented by Angela Wartel.



Oct. 8 

noon - 1:00pm

 Brown Bag lunch & discussion re: Cultural Appropriation & Indigenous Cultures with Dr. Jace Saplan (IPC)* 

Dr. Jace Kaholokula Saplan, of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, will be on campus October 8 to talk with us about Native Hawai’ian culture, Cultural Appropriation, and his work with the preservation of indigenous music and the music of Queen Lili’uokulani. He also does a great deal of work in the areas of  GLBTQ issues and music and social justice. In fact, he is visiting us en route to a conference on music and social justice, where he will be presenting a session. 

Dr. Saplan’s visit is supported by the Division of Humanities, Rosehill Estate, and the Diversity Speaker Series – NAMVS.


Friday, October 12 

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Advising*

Representatives from Career and Advising Services will discuss advising tools and resources.



October 5,

noon - 1:30

LC Presents orientation*

 Oct. 2

noon - 1:15 pm

(also offered 10/16 12 -1:15 or 10/17 1:30-2:45)

Designing Guided Inquiry Workshops*A brief introduction to guided inquiry as a powerful teaching and learning tool, and what it entails. Most of the hour will be dedicated to writing your own workshop. If possible, please bring an idea or two of a sticky concept or skill that you might be interested in having your students “workshop” on. Or you might think of one once the methodology is introduced. Facilitated by Rachel.


Sept. 27

1:30-2:45 pm

Available by zoom. Please contact the CTL for connection information.

Midterm Feedback* - Checking in with students during the middle of the term lets you enhance how you meet the needs of your students while they are still in your class. We will look at several methods of collecting and responding to midterm feedback and you will have the opportunity to design your own form or strategy. Faculty that already implement midterm feedback are enthusiastically invited to come share ideas and experiences. Facilitated by Rachel. The CTL is located in the SE corner of the library.

Sept. 18

1:30 pm 

 Indigenizing Space: Reclaiming Traditional Values in Contemporary Settings. Workshop with Matika Wilbur (IPC)*


Tuesday Sept 11 noon-1pm

SAC 112


 STEM Panel for students interested in STEM fields and the STEM club

Friday, Sept. 7

noon - 1 pm

 New Faculty Workshop: Teaching

For many first year faculty, juggling multiple sections and new course preparation can be challenging.  In this session Marlowe Daly-Galeano, and Amanda Van Lanen will share strategies for making grading, assessment, and feedback more effective and less time-intensive.



Sept. 7

1 pm - 2 pm

 Co-teaching conversation

Thursday September 6

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

or Monday Sept. 10

noon - 1:00 pm

 Scholarly Writing/Research Group

Thursday, August 16

noon - 1:30 pm


Welcome Back Workshops

  • Orientation to the Inclusive Practices Certificate - Come join the discussion about this opportunity to enhance understanding of issues related to diversity and inclusion, and work on developing your own inclusive practices. Last year we launched our first Inclusive Practices Certificate cohort, and it’s back by popular demand. This session will introduce the goals of the program and allow conversation and reflection about building an inclusive community, and discuss ideas for potential workshops and events for this year.  More information about the year-long program can be found here.  We invite new faculty and faculty who participated in last year’s program to attend. (Amy Canfield and Marlowe Daly-Galeano in the CTL, aka the Teaching-Learning Center, located in the SE corner of the library)
  • Blackboard Nuts and Bolts - This essential hands-on introduction to BlackBoard is designed for faculty that have not yet taught with BlackBoard. It covers course design, navigation, accessibility, additional tools and resources, and setting course parameters. It is also a great opportunity to meet e-learning staff and get your initial questions answered. (Carrie Kyser in TJH 17)
  • Grading Smarter, not Harder -  Do you ever feel like you love teaching but spend too much time grading? Come join us for a discussion about sane grading practices that help foster a motivated and engaged classroom. (Rachel Jameton and Angela Wartel, MLH 210).


Spring 2018

Book club: Whistling Vivaldi (IPC) and Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning


April 30

U of I

 Active Learning Symposium (RFP)

April 25th or 26th

noon - 1 pm

 Inclusive Practices lunch and discussion


April 13

noon - 1 pm

 Newish Faculty Discussion Circle: Reflection on the year


April 5 or

Wednesday April 11

noon - 1 pm

(whichever fits into your schedule)


Teaching and Assessment Techniques for Meaningful Learning  - Jane Finan and Amanda VanLanen 

When was the last time you took an hour to consider what you believe to be the most meaningful teaching that you do? In this workshop, you will reflect on your hopes for your students by taking the Learning Goals Inventory and then we will discuss teaching and assessment techniques for meeting your goals. Whether you are new to teaching, or an experienced practitioner, this is a great opportunity to reflect on your reasons for teaching, and your year.



April 4

noon - 1 pm


Critical Thinking: Focus on Synthesis Skills - Barbara Barnes

Many students struggle to take ideas from multiple sources and to develop and express a personal understanding of their topic. In this workshop, Barbara Barnes will facilitate an exploration of strategies for helping students synthesize information in the research process. 


April 3

1:30-2:30 pm



April 4

1:30-2:30 pm

 Inclusive Practices Reflection

March 15


10:30 am - 1 pm

 In partnership with Native American Awareness Week

Family, Community and School Influences on American Indian and Alaska Native Student Achievement with Dr. Zoe Higheagle-Strong. Her talk was followed by a lunch/discussion on "Culturally Responsive Education."

March 8


3:30 - 5:00 pm

 Community Engagement Discussion with Vernette Doty


February 28

noon - 1 pm

 Introduction to Midterm Feedback – Enhance learning and engagement by checking in with students during the middle of the term. In this workshop, methods of collecting and responding to midterm feedback will be introduced and attendees will have the opportunity to design their own midterm feedback form or strategy. Faculty that already implement midterm feedback are enthusiastically invited to join the conversation and share ideas. Facilitated by Rachel.

February 27

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (webinar)

 Learning Gardens & Learning Landscapes


February 23

noon - 1 pm

 Newish Faculty Discussion Circle: The Promotion and Tenure Process


February 22

noon - 1 pm

6 teaching apps in 60 minutes - Join LCSC Instructional Designer Carrie Kyser for a tour of great teaching apps you can use in your classes now. Bring your tablet/phone/laptop to try these out as we go if you would like. Recording available by request.

February 16 

noon - 1 pm

 Food Pantry Advisory Committee


February 15

3:00 - 6:00 pm

 Free2Succeed Community Mentor Program Training with Jeff Kirkman - mentoring a student that has been released from prison is a powerful way of improving the student's likelihood of succeeding. This training time will offer the preparation you need to become a Free2Succeed mentor. For a brief overview of the program, here is a press release and here is a mentor brochure




noon -1 pm

 Veteran and Active-duty Students (IPC) - Tiara Good, Assistant Professor of Communication, will facilitate a workshop and discussion on best practices for teaching and learning with Veteran and Active-duty students. 


February 12

noon - 1 pm

Course Design: Active Learning - Associate Professor of Political Science Leif Hoffmann  will briefly present a small cross-section of in-class activities and strategies that have been developed to teach some fundamental concepts – such as distance decay, mental maps, cultural influences on spatial relations, critical analysis of maps and texts -  to students in introductory geography and political science courses. The audience will be encouraged to actively engage in these games and to reflect on how to create similar activities for concepts in their own classrooms.

February 7

noon - 1 pm

Influences on Rural Students’ College Access and Completion (IPC) - Most of LCSC’s students are first generation college students, and many come to LC from rural areas. Over the course of her doctoral research Traci Birdsellaward winning director of LCSC’s TRIO Program, has identified three key themes that impact our rural and first generation students’ access to, and completion of, college: finance, voices and community. In this workshop, Traci will describe and facilitate discussion on teaching strategies, observations, and opportunities related to the three themes. 


January 31

noon - 1 pm

 Veteran and Active-duty Students (IPC)Tiara Good, Assistant Professor of Communication, will facilitate a workshop and discussion on best practices for teaching and learning with Veteran and Active-duty students. 


January 16

noon - 1 pm


January 31

9 - 10 am

 Campus Conversation on the Strategic Plan – a time to ask questions, as well as to provide feedback and suggestions. Conversation Powerpoint Presentation.  


Fall 2017

Book club: Whistling Vivaldi (IPC)

December 5

noon - 1 pm

 Performance Across Disciplines with Nancy Lee Painter (IPC) - 

Theater has many applications outside of the traditional venue.  Colleges and universities across the country are finding that casting acting students to play the role of a client, patient or family member in a variety of scenarios helps students across disciplines practice specific communication skills to help prepare them for a competitive job market. At LCSC, the theatre program has collaborated with the nursing program to provide acting students for their simulation lab in a variety of scenarios. 

In this demonstration-based presentation and discussion, the benefits of simulation to nursing students and acting students will be explored along with how the theatre program might assist other professional and academic programs at LCSC through simulation, re-enactment and/or staged reading. This presentation is facilitated by Theatre Professor Nancy Lee Painter. In addition to her experience in traditional theatre, she worked as a professional simulated client at Washington State University’s veterinary school during her sabbatical last year.

 December 1

noon - 1 pm

 Compassionate Teaching with Amy Minervini (IPC) -

Students come into our classes with a wide range of backgrounds, some with adverse life experiences. Actions and attitudes on multiple levels can help foster a classroom culture in which all our students feel welcome, encouraged, and positioned for success. In this workshop, join LCSC English Faculty Amy Minervini to identify ways in which we can engage our students and enhance our teaching through compassion, connection and kindness.

November 28

Noon - 1 pm

 Co-teaching pre-semester planning workshop

November 17

 Systems Day

 November 10

noon - 3:00 pm

 ID 300 reflection discussion and refreshments

November 8

2:30 - 3:30 pm

At the University of Idaho

Teaching for Learning: Making the Most of the New Science of Learning Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, co-author of New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain and other books, will be at the University of Idaho to share strategies for enhancing student success through learning-centered teaching. For more information, see hisTedX-UNC Talk: Improve learning by thinking about learning. You can RSVP for the talk here.

November 3

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty: Professional Development


November 2

noon - 1 pm

p-values: context, process, and purpose. 

In 2016 the American Statistical Association released a position paper with the above title.  The use of the threshold p-value of 0.05 is entrenched revered, and sometimes reviled in both the teaching and practice of statistics.  In his sabbatical talk, Ed Miller will present and interpret the current position of the ASA as well as the supporting comments made by the contributors to the position paper.


Thursday, October 26

noon - 1 pm

 Microlectures. Videos are an important feature of many online courses. In producing and using videos to engage students and improve their learning, short and concise videos, microlectures, can be very effective.  Join Angela Meek to learn how and why to use microlectures in your online course. 

Tuesday, October 24

1:30 - 2:30 pm


Preparing Accessible Syllabi and Other Documents (IPC). A hands-on opportunity to submit and test your documents. Facilitated by Marlene Zentz and Aaron Page from the University of Montana School for Extended and Lifelong Learning (SELL).

As part of their visit, Marlene and Aaron will also be doing a large-group presentation 10:00-11:30 am on the same day in the Williams Conference Center.


Friday, October 20

noon - 1 pm


Sabbatical talks:

  • Teri Rust, “A Buckshot Sabbatical: Exams, Videos, Statistics, & Caring.”
  • Peter Remien, “The Oeconomy of Nature: A History of Ecology.”

Peter Remien used his mini-sabbatical to complete his book manuscript, The Oeconomy of Nature in Early Modern England, which is currently under review at a major academic press. Reading literary authors Ben Jonson, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, and John Milton alongside natural philosophers Kenelm Digby, Margaret Cavendish, Robert Boyle, and Thomas Burnet, he explore the development of the photo-ecological idea of the oeconomy of nature in seventeenth-century England. In the talk, he will give a brief overview of his research and then discuss the logistics of completing and submitting his book manuscript for publication consideration. 

  • Ken Wareham , “Experiences while Organizing and Implementing the First Statewide Science Fair in Idaho.”

Ken Wareham will give a report on his sabbatical activity where he worked with the Idaho STEM Action Center to organize and implement the first statewide science fair in Idaho. Winners from the state fair were then eligible, for the first time in Idaho’s history, to participate at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). From his work with Idaho Ken was selected to be a judge at the 2017 ISEF event in Las Angeles, CA. Come listen to his experiences with the students, parents, judges, ISEF finalists/winners, Nobel Prize winners, and Derek Muller—host of Veritasium.


Wednesday, October 18


Thursday, October 19

noon - 1 pm

 please come to whichever fits into your schedule.

Elements of Course Design: Learning Outcomes. One of the key elements of course design, learning outcomes provide a clear target for student success while also reflecting your core reasons for teaching. Please join us for a hands on workshop to write effective and meaningful outcomes for your program, course or assignment. Facilitated by Rachel Jameton. 

October 13

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Advising


October 12

noon - 1 pm workshop in the CTL

4:00 - 5:00 pm talk, open to public, at the Center for Arts and History


Kindness Matters: Finding the Strength and Courage to Lead  (IPC)

Kindness is a powerful skill set that empowers us to think and act differently so that we can effect positive change in our workplaces, schools, families, neighborhoods, and communities. Kindness is also an effective tool for creating a positive work environment because it prioritizes thoughtful dialogue, development of critical thinking, and interpersonal growth.

 Research continues to show that workplace engagement is linked to productivity. Yet according to a 2014 Gallup poll, a surprisingly low number of employees report feeling fully engaged at work—as low as 30 percent! In this interactive workshop session, Dr. Laura Gronewold, Director of Education at Ben’s Bells Project, will consider the challenges and opportunities for kindness we encounter in daily interactions. She will demonstrate how infusing the practice of intentional kindness into workplaces can help departments effectively utilize vulnerability and kind communication to form better teams, prioritize professional development, encourage a more effective work culture, and help employees feel valued as individuals. Focusing on concepts such as metacognition and emotional agility, Gronewold will lead participants in a discussion of Kind Communication, distinguishing between nice and kind communication and providing strategies for empathetic and effective dialogue. Whereas “nice” can sometimes raise stress levels and be ineffective, “kind” empowers us to communicate successfully, ask important questions, and solve problems together to create cohesion.

 Dr. Laura Gronewold is Director of Education for Ben’s Bells Project in Tucson, AZ, where she develops educational programming, including workshops for higher education professionals. She spent nearly 15 years on college campuses as a graduate student, instructor, student affairs professional, and advocate for change. For two years, she served as Co-Chair of University of Arizona Commission on the Status of Women (2013-2015), promoting equity, opportunity, and diversity across the UA campus. She also led the Commission through a strategic redirection and completing successful change management. In her teaching and student development work, Dr. Gronewold practiced a social-justice methodology and empowered students to use critical dialogue and close reading to better understand privilege, social location, cultural capital, and civic engagement. She holds a PhD in English from UA.

 September 28

9 am - 10 am


noon - 1 pm

Co-teaching mixer and possibilities - Whether you are interested in submitting an RFP, meeting faculty from across campus, or learning more about different ways of co-teaching, you are invited to join us for an hour of exploring common ground and possibilities. 

September 21

Noon - 1 pm

Introduction to SnagIt.SnagIt is a versatile screenshot program free to LCSC faculty and staff, and available by contacting the Help Desk. Among many other applications, it is used to capture lectures for online courses. Join Carrie Kyser from e-Learning Services to learn how to use SnagIt and also to learn about best practices when posting your videos to YouTube and Blackboard.   

 September 8

noon - 1 pm

 New Faculty Workshop: teaching
September 7

9 am - 10:20 am 


noon - 1:20 pm

Creating Inclusive Courses: Practical Approaches to Advance Learning for All Students. (IPC) This interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to enhance student learning by creating more inclusive classrooms and courses. In particular, participants will be able to identify inclusive excellence strategies most relevant for their courses, reflect upon the learners they may privilege, and explore common challenges to inclusive teaching. Facilitated by Dr. Tasha Souza, Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Communication at Boise State.
September 1, 2 pm Food Pantry Advisory Committee

Wednesday August 30th noon - 1 :15 pm


Thursday August 31st

noon - 1 :15 pm

Building opportunity for co-teaching at LCSC. Teaching a class with a partner is a great way to model interdisciplinary problem solving, learn about an area of interest, build relationships and observe another teacher (see our co-teaching page for more information). In this workshop, we will discuss methods, models and opportunities for co-teaching at LCSC.
August 17, noon - 1:30  

Welcome back workshops (rooms are tentative): 

-       TJH 17, 12:30 - 1:30 pm: BlackBoard Nuts and Bolts (Carrie Kyser)

-        CTL: Orientation to the Inclusive Practices Certificate (Marlowe Daly-Galeano and Amy Canfield)

-        MLH 210: Games to Engage Students on the First Day and throughout the Semester (Angela Wartel)

-        MLH 220:  An Introduction to Course Design (Rachel Jameton)



Spring 2017

Book Club selection: Teaching to Transgress

Thursday, May 11 

2 pm - 3 pm

 End of the semester reflection - open to all who would like an hour to write a reflection on your year. Guidance, conversation and sharing is available if it is useful to you. 

Thursday, April 20

noon - 1 pm

 Teaching Culturally III of III

Tuesday, April 11,

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Role-Immersion Games and Simulations in the Classroom: Are you looking for new ways to engage students? Role-immersion games and simulations have been shown to build community, engage students, and lead to deeper critical thinking skills. Join us to learn more about how these exciting approaches can inspire students and enhance your teaching. Presented by Angela Wartel.

Monday, April 10

1 pm - 2 pm

Peer Observers II
 Monday, April 10

noon - 1 pm

 Assessment Workshop II: How do I respond to the results of my Classroom Assessment Technique (CAT)? This workshop is directed toward faculty that have already implemented a CAT, but all faculty are welcome to attend. Facilitated by Marlowe Daly-Galeano, Jane Finan and Amanda VanLanen.

April 7 

1:30 - 2:30

 Online Engagement Discussion II of III

March 22 and 23

8 am - 3:30 pm

NGSS workshop: assessment II

Thursday, March 16

3:30 - 4:30 pm

*cancelled due to snow*

Faculty workshop with Dr. Marita Nika Flagler, founder and co-director of the Institute for Social Inclusion at Shippensburg University. Dr. Flagler will bring her expertise in inclusion, human rights, disability and social justice in the US and abroad to her keynote at noon - 1 pm in MLH 100. Then, she will join us in the TLC for a follow-up workshop in the afternoon. All faculty are invited to either or both the keynote and the workshop, as your schedule allows. Dr. Flagler’s visit is supported by the Social Work Program as part of their National Social Work Month Celebration. 
 Wednesday, March 15

12:00 - 1:00 pm

please rsvp

In the WCC

 Teaching Culturally with RunningHorse Livingston, founder and CEO of Mathematize Inc.  Luncheon provided by the President’s Diversity Commission. 
 Tuesday, March 14

1:00 - 2:00 pm and/or

2:00 - 3:00 pm

 Teaching Culturally conversation 2 of 3: Please contact the TLC for more information

March 6

1:00 - 2:00 pm

 Informal peer observation training. Please contact the TLC for more information

Tuesday, February 21,   noon - 1:00 pm

Friday, February 24,     1:30-2:30

 Flipped Classrooms II. A time for work and conversation related to designing and/or reworking both online and in-class portions of your current or planned flipped class.
 Friday, February 17

2:00 - 3:00 pm

 Discussion group 1 of 3: Online Engagement. Please contact the TLC for more information.

 Tuesday, February 14, 2 pm -3 pm

Wednesday, February 15, noon - 1 pm 

Introduction to Flipped Classrooms: common models for pre-class and in-class work, ways to promote independent learning and accountability, differentiation and equity, and suggestions for getting started

Thursday, February 9, noon - 1:00 pm 

Friday, February 10, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Discussion group 1 of 3: Teaching Culturally. Please contact the TLC for more information.

Monday, February 6,    noon-1 pm

Monday, February 6,     1:30 pm - 2:30pm

Tuesday, February 7,     9:00 am - 10:00 am

 Workshop: Teach Students How to Learn. Are you looking for new ways to talk with your students about learning and help your struggling students? Join us for a one hour workshop for strategies that you can use in any class. Based on the book of the same title by Saundra Yancy McGuire.

February 3

noon - 1:15 pm

 Faculty Workshop with Chad Goller-Sojourner, "How to have a Meaning Conversation on Race."  We are so excited to welcome Rosehill Estate guest, Chad Goller-Sojourner, to the TLC as part of his visit to campus. This workshop will focus on approaching race and privilege in a non-diverse setting and is a follow-up to his public performance. His public performance is “Riding in Cars with Black People and Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness,” followed by a Q & A session on Thursday, Feb. 2nd at 7pm in the Silverthorne Theater.



Fall 2016 

Book Club selection: Make it Stick

November 15 Campus Conversation on the second draft of the mission statement and core themes. The entire campus community is invited to participate and provide feedback on the second draft.
November 8  Lunch with Joyce and Alicia
November 8 and 9  A conversation about co-teaching. Please come join us for a conversation about co-teaching at LCSC. Angela and Rachel will start by introducing some of the reasons that faculty worldwide co-teach and models for it. We will then turn our attention to co-teaching at LCSC to share experiences, opportunities, obstacles and hopes. Time permitting, we will also brainstorm co-taught classes.

October 26

noon - 1 pm

 Integrated course design - Have you ever heard faculty say "some of my students don't know how to prepare for my class" or "some of my students don't think critically about their reading"? These problems and many more can be addressed through course design. In this workshop, we will draw on elements from Backward Design and Integrated Course Design to model how learning outcomes, assessments and classroom work can be created to solve a teaching/learning problem decided upon by the participants. The workshop will include a brief introduction of concepts, activities and discussion. Participants will leave with the design, resources for further information and the invitations to participate in follow up workshops during the spring semester if so desired. Bring your lunch and join us. Rachel is facilitating.

October 24

2:00 - 3:30 pm


Faculty workshop with Swen Nater "John Wooden's Research and Development System; The Key to His Success": As part of his day at LCSC which will include a noon talk in the Silverthorne, “Rebounding with Success” and an evening basketball clinic, author and poet Swen Nater will join faculty for a workshop based on his book “You Haven’t Taught Until They Have Learned: John Wooden's Teaching Principles and Practices.” This workshop is a part of the Dr. Bob Frederick Sport Leadership Lecture Series organized by Pete Van Mullem and supported by many including Student Activities (Stacy Shepard), ASLCSC, Warrior Entertainment Board, Student Affairs (Andy Hanson), and Athletics (Gary Picone, Brian Orr, & Brandon Rinta. More information is here and here.

Please let us know that you are coming to this workshop by signing up here.

 Oct. 13

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Reception for Dr. Andy Jameton. Please join us in the TLC to welcome Andy after his talk at noon in SAC 115: "Is Health Care (As We Know It) Sustainable?" "In our world of increasing change, health care continues to take on more responsibilities. These now include managing its environmental costs in addition to economic expenses. In the long run, how can we continue to maintain high quality care while mitigating our costs? Our discussion will set these issues in a broad context of philosophy, ethics, and public health."

Oct. 13

9:00 am - 10:15 

Workshop with Josie Fretwell. We are so excited to partner with the Center of Arts and History to welcome Josie to campus. Here is more information about her workshop and presentation at 4:30 pm October 13 at the Center for Arts and History. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please rsvp Rachel before Monday, Oct. 10.

Oct. 12 

noon-1:00 pm

Sabbatical Presentation: Dr. Amy Canfield. Three stories from Amy's sabbatical year

Oct. 6 1:30-2:45 pm

Conversation about Open Educational Resources  with Dr. Harold Crook: Whether you are new to OERs or have been using them for years, you are invited to come share your thoughts and experiences. During this conversation, we will discuss benefits and obstacles and identify ways to move forward here on campus. Please come join us!

October 4

11:30-1:30 pm

 Outdoor classroom open house - Come visit the new outdoor classroom in the LC Learning Garden! Enjoy veggies and other garden delights while seeing LCSC's newest learning space. The Learning Garden is southeast of the President's House and is on the Campus Map.

September 28

1:00 - 3:00 pm


September 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Campus Conversation about mission, core themes and strategic enrollment. The Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Institutional Planning, Research and Assessment Director, and Faculty Senate Chair will facilitate a conversation about the institution’s mission statement and core themes, and how they drive strategic enrollment planning and initiatives. Please join in one of the scheduled Campus Conversations to help guide refinement of our mission and core themes and give input into the Strategic Enrollment Plan. Everyone is invited to participate and share thoughts and ideas. Presentation materials are here. Those who are unable to attend are welcome to review the materials and provide feedback to the facilitators.

 September 27

11 am - 12:30 pm

 Webinar Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

September 26th and 27th

noon - 1pm and 9 am - 10 am

Assessment Workshop I  Jane Finan, Marlowe Daly-Galeano and Amanda Van Lanen will reprise their very engaging introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques.  Please join us for hands-on practice in determining what your students know. The methods don’t require a lot of time grading on your part, or any in many cases, and can really help you figure out how your students are learning. All faculty, including those that already attended this workshop last semester, are invited.

September 22

noon - 1 pm


Connecting the LCSC Classroom to the World. Dr. Bryce Smedley, new faculty in Education and Kinesiology, comes to LCSC after years of working, teaching and studying abroad. During this talk, he will tell us about some of his experiences, opportunities available for work and study abroad and impacts on teaching after travel.  He will also address how faculty and students can connect with international educators, students, NGO’s, schools and communities in other countries and what that connection can look like. 


Thursday August 18

noon-1:30 pm

Workshop I Blackboard Nuts and Bolts Facilitated by e-learning staff

Workshop II Engaging Students Online, Located in the Teaching-Learning Center

Spring 2016

April 27 Tenure and Promotion Portfolios: telling our stories. A workshop for faculty finishing their first and second years, but open to all that would like an opportunity to reflect on the past year through writing and conversation. 

April 20

Reports of and discussions about sabbaticals and grants: Leif Hoffmann, Jenni Light, Keegan Schmidt, Mike Edgehouse, Tracy Flynn and Marlowe Daly-Galeano.
April 18 Writing in the classroom, a discussion with Lauren Connolly
April 13 Reframing Instruction to Fit a Culturally Responsive Paradigm with Joyce McFarland and RunningHorse Livingston.This session will highlight the Nez Perce State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) Project's work to improve academic achievement of tribal students through culturally-responsive instruction by their public school teachers.  
April 13 and 14  Classroom Aseesment Techniques with Amanda VanLanen, Marlowe Daly-Galeano and Jane Finan
April 11 and 12 Student Course Evaluations with Sean Gherke
March 17 and 21  Math Pathways open forum with Kacey Diemert
March 2  Queering the Classroom: Vulnerability, Direct Experience, and Trust with TC Tolbert
March 2 Friends of the Clearwater 
March 1 webinar: Open Education Resources and Creative Commons Licensing with UI law professor Dr. Bridy 
February 25 Meet the new(ish) Director of e-Learning Services: Dawn Lesperance
February 17 Civic engagement and experiential learning with Angela Wartel 
February 3 and 11 SnagIt and other conversations about online teaching and learning with Carrie Kyser
January 28  Active Learning with Dr. Leif Hoffmann
January 19 

 Culture and Inclusion: Strategies for Engaging Cultural Dialogue and Action in the Classroom with Dr. Malcolm Scott 

Faculty Inquiry Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Nov. 4 and 12

Flipped classrooms with Wendy Shuttleworth and Rachel Jameton. An introduction to and examples of Flipped/inverted classes.

Oct. 29

Conversation about writing in our classes with Dr. Lauren Connolly.

Oct. 22

 Work Scholar Program with Erin Casetto. If you are interested in learning more about the Work Scholar program, how it can help students and/or how it fits into an academic environment, please join us. 

Oct. 8 and 14

Grants and Contracts with Char Kremer. If you are interested in grant writing or are in the midst of it, please bring your lunch and enjoy casual conversation about your work. Char is also our campus expert on Service Learning and can talk with you about that if you are interested.

Sept. 30  Your research and scholarship with Rachelle Genthos and Kerensa Allison. Time to talk about research and scholarship, particularly the research symposium and journal.
Sept. 24 Your research and scholarship with Harold Crook. Faculty development grants, sabbaticals and conversation.
Sept. 9 and 17  Assessment with Sean Gehrke. Open conversation with our new director of assessment.
Sept. 3 Engaging students and other ideas for starting off on the right foot. Share your start-of-the-semester experiences in the classroom and online.

Faculty Inquiry Spring 2015

  • Faculty Perspectives on Writing Across the LCSC Campus - Lauren M. Connolly
  • Hells Canyon Institute: Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinarity, and Collaboration - Marlowe Daly-Galeano
  • Campus as a Living Laboratory: The LCSC Teaching and Learning Garden - Jeanette E. Gara-Betzold
  • Strategies to Improve Student Listening, Learning, and Following Directions - Heidee E. McMillin
  • Exploring Online Learning Strategies to Promote Student Engagement - Nina M. Peterson
  • Learning by Growing AND Growing by Learning - Jill S. Thomas-Jorgenson
  • Preparing Teachers of Writing: Elementary Faculty and Graduate Perspectives - Holly Tower
  • Promoting Active Engagement in Controversial Online Courses: The Effectiveness of Anonymous Discussion Postings - Angela R. Wartel
  • Post-Merrill’s Radiography: Development of an Accessible, Inexpensive Multimedia Textbook - Scott A. Wimer