CTL: Center for Teaching and Learning

Upcoming Events and Calendar At the TLC unless otherwise noted

Fall 2018

Book club: The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness  by Emily Esfahani Smith

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).

Thursday, August 16

Co-teaching conversation

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 Jane Finan, Marlowe Daly-Galeano, and Amanda Van Lanen will share strategies for making grading, assessment, and feedback more effective and less time-intensive.

Sept. 17 - Sept. 21

Multicultural week (IPC)


Sept. 18

1:30 pm 

Workshop with Matika Wilbur (IPC)


date TBD

Introduction to High Impact Practices (Amanda Van Lanen facilitating)


date TBD

Mindfulness with Amy Canfield

Friday, October 12 

noon - 1 pm

New Faculty Workshop: Advising

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

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.

Spring 2019

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.

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.



Book Club Dates and Times

Coming soon

FA18 and TBD  Regularly occuring (and always available by request)
  • Design Charrettes for problem solving in online classes with Carrie - FA18, faculty and students 
  • Authentic Learning - Ayo, Nina
  • More cool online tools - Carrie Kyser
  • Providing useful feedback to students/effective and efficient Grading (10 tips)
  • Reflection with Michelle and Ella-Mae
  • Plagiarism Prevention
  • Community Building
  • Hidden curriculum - Rachel
  • Crisis training
  • Crumping
  • Teaching and Learning with International Students  - Sandra and Lloyd
  • How to distinguish between real and fake news - Johanna Bjork
  • Teaching and Learning with first generation students  - Brian Smentkowski 
  • Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - Brian Smentkowski 
  • Snagit and microlectures with Carrie Kyser and Angela Meek
  • Designing garden-based experiential learning activities and co-teaching activities
  • Guided Inquiry Workshop Design Group 
  • Course Design
    • overview
    • outcomes
    • active learning
    • assessment (classroom assessment techniques)
  • Introduction to Observation
  • How We Connect Learning to Life, Big and Small
  • Gaming - Angela Wartel

note: An asterisk in front of a name indicates that the event organizer is not the CTL. Please contact organizers of asterisked events directly if you have questions. All other events have been organized by the CTL and inquiries can be directed to tlc@lcsc.edu.