Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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Virtual Faculty Development

We offer video recordings of our workshops to accommodate faculty unable to attend the on-campus workshops (usually scheduled during the week, 12:00-1:30 p.m.).

Workshop Recordings

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Recorded
Workshops

We offer video recordings of our workshops to accommodate faculty unable to attend the on-campus workshops (usually scheduled during the week, 12:00-1:30 p.m.).

Workshop Recordings

To access these videos, click here and login to eSpace.

SUMMER 2017

Best Practices in Hybrid Teaching
(6/7/17, 68 min.)
View the recording and handouts here.
In this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
  • define hybrid teaching and its various structures
  • list teaching and learning strategies used for hybrid learning
  • determine what kinds of learning work best in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments
  • re-evaluate the use of traditional online learning tools, such as the discussion forum
  • plan what types of learning activities can be migrated between learning environments or are unique to one type of learning environment

This workshop is facilitated by Christina Moore and Dan Arnold.


Taking the Class Temperature: Methods for Providing and Receiving Student Feedback
(5/31/17)
View the workshop slides here.
In this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
  • define multiple types of feedback, and identify occasions for each
  • draw comparisons and differences in feedback devices for blended, online and traditional learning environments
  • plan face-to-face and online methods for gathering feedback
  • create a schedule for collecting regular, varied feedback from students

This workshop is facilitated by Christina Moore and Dan Arnold.


Establishing Learning and Behavioral Expectations
(5/24/17, 67 min.)
View the recording here.
In this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
  • differentiate learning and behavioral expectations
  • list learning and behavioral expectations integral to the 21st century university classroom and student
  • draw comparisons and differences in expectations for blended, online and traditional learning environments
  • communicate expectations in multiple, digital means that can also translate to print and face-to-face methods
  • design a syllabus and course that complements these expectations

This workshop is facilitated by Christina Moore and Dan Arnold.


User-Centered Design: Definition and Strategies for Classroom Implementation
(5/17/17, 68 min.)
View the recording here.
In this interactive workshop, participants will:
  • look at historical and popular accounts of everyday design failures caused by poor writing and visuals
  • examine the definition of user-centered design principle and its methods, which includes usability study
  • explore how we can more effectively incorporate this design principle in our scholarship and teaching

This workshop is facilitated by Felicia Chong.


WINTER 2017

STEM: Working with Your Teaching Assistant
(3/29/17, 86 min.)
View recording and handouts here.
  • How to determine roles and responsibilities for your teaching assistant
  • Support and resources for your teaching assistant
  • Effective communication with your teaching assistant
This workshop is facilitated by Kathy Moore and Keith Williams.

Creating a New Learning Community
(3/22/17, 80 min.)
View recording here.
  • This year’s two Learning Community facilitators will share the results of their year’s work and provide guidance to those interested in applying to lead a new Leaning Community.
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser, Greg Allar & Tanya Christ.

Universal Design for Learning: Challenges and Considerations
(3/16/17, 45 min.)
View recording here.
  • Enumerate the instructional, administrative, and structural challenges associated with integrating UDL
  • Provide examples of resources and tools to address or mitigate these challenges
  • Discuss the implications of UDL in your own practice
  • Share their knowledge about UDL with others in their department/campus unit
This workshop is facilitated by Amanda Nichols Hess, CETL Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor in OU Libraries.

Universal Design for Learning: In Practice
(3/9/17, 60 min.)
View recording here.
  • Share how their colleagues have integrated the three UDL principles into their respective classrooms.
  • Explore specific ways to integrate these practices into face-to-face and online classrooms.
  • Discuss the implications of UDL in your own practice.
This workshop is facilitated by Amanda Nichols Hess, CETL Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor in OU Libraries.

Writing an Effective Teaching Grant
(3/8/17, 60 min.)
View recording here.
  • Every year, CETL offers up to five $3,000 grants to faculty to design their courses in a way that enhances excellence in teaching and learning focused on student success and includes a research emphasis on the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • In this workshop, learn more about the application process and expectations.
This workshop is facilitated by Christina Moore, CETL.

Active Shooter on Campus
(3/7/17, 91 min.)
View recording here.
  • Learn how to prepare and respond to an active shooter on campus.
This workshop is facilitated by Chief Mark Gordon, OUPD.

Universal Design for Learning: An Introduction
(3/2/17, 61 min.)
View recording here.
  • Explain the key concepts of UDL
  • Define three principles of UDL
  • Identify ways that these principles can be used to facilitate learning for diverse students
This workshop is facilitated by Amanda Nichols Hess, CETL Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor in OU Libraries.

Reporting Behavior Concerns and Disability Support Services
(2/14/17, 90 min.)
View recording here.
  • Learn about Report and Support for reporting behavior concerns
  • Learn how to provide appropriate support through Disability Support Services
  • Address challenges of providing support and accommodations
This workshop is facilitated by Nancy Schmitz (Dean of Students) and Linda Sisson (Director of Disability Support Services).

Dealing with Behavior Problems in the Classroom
(2/7/17, 69 min.)
View recording here.
  • Learn how to minimize behavior problems
  • How to intervene with behavior problems
  • Creating a community of learners
  • Who, when, and how to seek help and intervention
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser, Director of CETL.

Getting a Foundation to Fund Your Research
(2/1/17, 63 min.)
View recording here.
  • The search process
  • Finding the right fit
  • Establishing personal connections
This workshop is facilitated by Dave Stone and Adeline Gonzales, Office of Research Administration.

The Ins and Outs of Data Management
(1/25/17, 57 min.)
View recording, PPT slides and handouts here.
Discuss how data management relates to teaching and research in higher education, consider federal requirements for this data management and explore the ORCID research network.

This workshop is facilitated by Dave Stone and Joanna Thielen, Office of Research Administration.

Faculty Sharing Their Work: "Lightning Round" from the Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning
(1/24/17, 80 min)
View recording here.
Learn about 10 faculty members' scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in this “lightning” quick format for 10-minute presentations, adapted from conference presentations at last year's Lilly Conference.) This workshop is facilitated by an OU faculty panel.
Poster Presentation: " Building Online Community and Content Skills Using Class Citizenship Behaviors" (C. Moore) See handout.



Research Positioning: Learning What It Takes to Be Competitive for External Funding
(1/18/17, 81 min.)
View recording here.
  • The basics of positioning yourself as a scholar, a researcher, and a grant writer
  • How to use the Positioning Self-Assessment Form
  • How to think about developing a long-term research agenda

This workshop is facilitated by Dave Stone, Chief Research Officer.

Writing an Effective Proposal for OU-Windsor Conference Theme: Towards a Culture that Values Teaching
(1/11/17, 58 min.)
View recording here.
Two representatives from U of Windsor's teaching and learning center will explain the conference theme, give advice for writing a conference presentation proposal, and brainstorm ideas for proposal submission on the theme of Towards a Culture that Values Teaching. Proposals are due February 17.

This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser, Director of CETL.

FALL 2016

Effective Syllabus Development
(12/8/16, 61 min.)
View recording here.
  • Implement best practices for syllabus design
  • Begin planning for your winter semester
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser, Director of CETL.

Mirror, Mirror... The Art of Reflection Before, During, and After Student Experiences
(11/30/16, 57 min.)
View recording here.
  • Discuss the purpose of reflection as a vehicle for learning and as a tool for assessment
  • Share a model for the facilitation of student and faculty reflection before, during, and after student experiences
  • Present a format for guided questions that drive thoughtful discussions and written responses while intentionally connecting experiences to the achievement
This workshop is facilitated by Travus Burton.

Serving the Need and Developing the Community: One Discipline is Never Enough
(11/23/16, 85 min.)
View recording here.
  • Discuss the importance and art of forging high quality community partnerships and why this is so important to our students
  • Share a model for ensuring that genuine community needs are being met and students are learning holistically in the academic service learning format
  • Present examples of how disciplines can and should work together to meet community needs while facilitating the acquisition of important new skills for students
  • Share a list of potential community partners
This workshop is facilitated by Travus Burton.

Experience This! Fundamentals of Experiential Learning
(11/16/16, 86 min.)
View recording here.
  • Discuss how students (and all people) learn naturally through experiences
  • View a model for how to facilitate learning in courses and programs with an experiential learning component
  • Examine different examples of experiential learning in higher education and crosswalk how these experiences can and should complement each other into career paths for new graduates
  • Learn about the role of the new Experiential Learning Coordinator
This workshop is facilitated by Travus Burton.

Best Practices in Teaching Written and Oral Communication to STEM Students
(11/14/16, 86 min.)
View recording here.
  • Explore different approaches used by faculty at OU
  • Discuss best practices to improving STEM students' written and oral communication abilities in laboratory and capstone courses
This workshop is facilitated by Laila Guessous and Leanne DeVreugd.

Creating a Teaching Portfolio: Evidence to Demonstrate Teaching Effectiveness
(11/9/16, 62 min.)
View recording here.
  • Define a teaching portfolio in its various forms
  • Discuss why it is important and how it can be used
  • Plan what should be included in a teaching portfolio
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser.

Teaching Award Winners: Anthony Tuf Francis and Helena Riha
(11/3/16, 66 min.)
View recording here.
We are proud to co-sponsor a special session highlighting and celebrating the teaching excellence of our 2016 Teaching Award Winners. Hear their stories and learn tips on how they engage, inspire and connect with students.

Course Evaluations for Formative and Summative Assessment
(11/2/16, 54 min.)
View recording here.
  • Learn how course evaluations should and should not be used
  • Look for patterns and themes in course evaluations
  • Write a contextual narrative to frame and reflect on course evaluations
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser.

Revisiting Course Evaluations
(10/26/16, 82 min.)
View recording here.
  • Understand the Provost's Initiative on Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Learn OU's current state of affairs on Course Evaluations
  • Discover what research says about "course evaluations"
  • Discuss revisiting course evaluations at OU
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser.

Best Practices in Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers
(10/20/16, 69 min.)
View recording here.
  • Share techniques to improve mentoring of undergraduate researchers
  • Explore the challenges of mentoring undergraduate researchers
  • Highlight opportunities for undergraduate research
This workshop is facilitated by WISE@OU and Brad Roth.

Effective Lesson Planning
(10/13/16, 55 min.)
View recording here.
View slides.
  • Learn how to structure a class session to engage and facilitate learning
  • Learn how organization, time-management and effective planning bring positive results
  • Learn how learning outcomes for each session help students and instructors
  • Balance mini-lectures with active learning
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser (ableser@oakland.edu).

Active Learning Strategies
(10/6/16, 53 min.)
View recording here.
View slides.
  • Understand the research behind "active learning" and why it is important for today's students
  • Learn and practice a range of active learning techniques that you can easily implement into your own classroom
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser (ableser@oakland.edu).

Authentic Assignments, Assessments, and Rubrics
(9/29/16, 27 min.)
View recording here.
View slides.
  • Create activities that apply content into real life situations
  • Move beyond multiple choice tests
  • Discuss how to mark and assess assignments objectively without spending more marking than the student took to complete it
  • Understand how rubrics help us and students
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser (ableser@oakland.edu).

Learning Outcomes and Constructive Alignment
(9/14/16, 12 min.)
View recording here.
View slides.
  • Practice writing effective learning outcomes
  • Identifying how we know if our students have learned what we want them to
  • Review the keys to effective course design, implementation and assessment
  • Map how learning outcomes connect to assessment and why they are important
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser (ableser@oakland.edu).

FDI Orientation: Mentoring for Emerging Faculty
(9/14/16, 12 min.)
View recording here.
View slides.
  • Learn how this mentoring group can help support teaching and acclimation into campus life
  • as an academic
  • Begin to form professional and social networks and connections with other faculty who are also new/nearly new to teaching at a university
  • Learn how these sessions can provide an opportunity to extend, practice, reflect and reinforce skills and knowledge that are introduced during the “Nuts and Bolts of Teaching”workshops
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser (ableser@oakland.edu).

FDI Orientation: Designing Learning for All: Universal Design of Learning
(9/13/16, 52 min.)
View recording here.
View slides and handout.
  • Consider how to meet the learning needs of an increasingly diverse and varied student population
  • Identify the principles of UDL to reach learners both online and face-to-face
  • Examine best UDL practices in tech and pedagogy to increase student success
  • Incorporate concepts into instructional practices
  • Share knowledge and experiences within the FDI and with department colleagues as well
This workshop is facilitated by Amanda Nichols Hess (nichols@oakland.edu).

SUMMER 2016

Pre-Orientation Workshops for New Faculty (August 3, 2016)
Teaching and Learning at OUView recording here.

Judy Ableser, the CETL Director, provides background on the student demographics at OU, the university's priorities in serving this population and resources available to faculty as they develop their teaching.
 
Developing Your Syllabus - View recording here, view resources here.

This workshop digs into the work of developing or revising your syllabus based on OU's standards, your teaching and learning goals, and constructive alignment of course activities and assessments.


Moodle: OU's Learning Management System - View recording here.

e-Learning and Instructional Support introduces the platform for instructional content for your classes, from electronic documents and videos to online activities and assessments. Start building your course materials during the session.


Classroom Technology - View recording here.

Classroom Support and Instructional Technical Services ( CSITS) demonstrates the technology available in every OU campus classroom, from projectors and video players to computers and recording equipment.

Student Success Strategies
(6/15/16, 74 min.)
View recording here.
  • Discuss High Impact Practices and other classroom practices for student success
  • Apply practices through university-wide strategies
This workshop is facilitated by Krista Malley (khmalley@oakland.edu).

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Exercises for Your Students to Focus on Class Content
(6/7/16, 82 min.)
View recording here.
  • Define mindfulness and its relevancy to educational contexts
  • Discuss evidence-based research supporting the efficacy of mindfulness in educational contexts.
  • Practice mindfulness exercises, which may be used in classroom or educational contexts.
This workshop is facilitated by Katie Jostock.

Meditation in the Classroom: Helping Your Students Find Peace in an Anxious Time
(6/1/16, 81 min.)
View recording here.
  • Describe the methods and goals of basic meditation practices.
  • List some of the health and educational benefits of meditation.
  • Share experiences with three different forms of meditation.
This workshop is facilitated by Thomas Ferrari.

Social Media Tips for Teaching and Scholarship
(5/26/16, 42 min.)
View recording here.
  • Create a consistent and professional digital identity
  • Integrate social media productively into undergrad and/or grad courses
  • Plan a social media campaign
This workshop is facilitated by Jessica Tess-Navarro.

WINTER 2016

Work-Life Balance: Managing Your Service Commitments
(4/7/16, 72 min.)
View recording and handout here.
  • What is your role in service at OU?
  • Knowing when to say "yes" and when to say "no."
  • Importance of chair leadership in equitable distribution of service responsibilities.
This workshop is facilitated by WISE@OU.

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in College
(4/5/16, 80 min.)
View recording and handouts here.
  • Understanding university students who are on the autism spectrum.
  • What are the needs of Autistic Syndrome Disorder (ASD) students?
  • How can we support students with ASD in our classrooms?
  • What are the challenges and limitations to having students with ASD in class?
This workshop is facilitated by Janet GraetzLinda Sisson and the DSS team.

Supporting Students with Special Needs
(3/29/16, 78 min.)
View recording here.
An overview of the types of students with special needs in our classroom will be discussed, as well as addressing how we can work with Disability Support Services to provide support and accomodations.

This workshop is facilitated by Linda Sisson and the DSS team.

tl;dr (Too Long, Didn't Read): Why Reading and Writing Matter
(3/23/16, 61 min.)
View recording here.
In this workshop we will discuss the implications and impact of students' reading difficulties on their writing, and research-based strategies for integrating reading and writing in every course.

This workshop is facilitated by Alice Horning, Professor of Writing and Rhetoric.

Writing an Effective Teaching Grant Proposal
(3/1/16, 68 min.)
View recording here.
This workshop will cover best practices for how to succeed in the application. This year's teaching grant: Enhancing Student Success and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser.

Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
(2/17/16, 83 min.)
View recording here.
  • View a video on preparing and responding to an active shooter on campus
  • Communicate with authorities
This workshop is facilitated by Chief Mark Gordon.

Helping Students Develop Reading Expertise: Novice vs Expert Readers
(2/16/16, 75 min.)
View recording here.
In this workshop we will discuss what research on expert readers tells us about goals for students' reading and how to achieve these goals in every class.

This workshop is facilitated by Alice Horning.


Emergency Preparedness and Report/Support Behavior Concerns
(2/10/16, 56 min.)
View recording here.
  • Overview of the University's Emergency Preparedness Procedures
  • What information is available and where to find/access the information
  • What behaviors to be "on the lookout for"
  • How to appropriately report to officials
This workshop is facilitated by Chief Mark Gordon and Nancy Schmitz.

Dealing with Problem Behaviors in the Classroom
(2/3/16, 57 min.)
View recording here.
  • How to minimize behavior problems
  • How to intervene with behavior problems
  • Creating a community of learners
  • Who, when, and how to seek help and intervention
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser, Director of CETL.

Models for Faculty Mentoring
(1/28/16, 71 min.)
View recording here.
  • Models for mentoring will be explored
  • Examples of mentoring across campus
  • What could mentoring look like in your department?

Download the Faculty Mentoring Guidelines and Resources packet.

This workshop is facilitated by Kathleen Moore and WISE@OU.

Enhancing Your Courses with the Center for Experiential Learning
(1/26/16)
View the recording and slides here.
This workshop provides strategies for how to transform your courses to include CEL experiences It offers practical tips for effective CEL experiences, and a rationale for the value for students, faculty, university and community in CEL. Without oversimplifying service learning, we address the challenges of CEL logistics.

Facilitated by Tanya Christ, Professor of Reading and Langauges Arts

Transformative Teaching and Learning Conference Theme: Writing a Winning Proposal
(1/20/16, 64 min.)
View recording here.
In this workshop we will:
  • Discuss the theme of the upcoming OU-Windsor Tenth Annual Teaching and Learning Conference
  • Learn what transformative teaching and learning looks like
  • Learn how to submit a winning proposal
This workshop is facilitated by Judy Ableser, Director of CETL.

Overview of A.S.L. and OU Initiatives
(1/12/16, 73 min.)
View the recording here.
This workshop discusses:
  • Overview of CEL
  • Why it is so relevant, meaningful and important
  • Overview of Pontiac and other OU initiatives
  • Overview of CEL/EL task force
  • Example of a model being effectively implemented
This workshop is facilitated by Tanya Christ, Bob Maxfield, and Krista Malley.

 

For past workshop recordings, the OU community can visit our CETL Workshop Recordings eSpace. For visitors beyond OU, contact Judy Ableser.

Online
Modules

Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning Presents

Five Foundational Modules for Faculty Development

Created by Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

... a place to start and build your approach to teaching.

To supplement our on-campus workshops and provide teaching resources for faculty unable to attend these workshops, we offer online modules that that equip faculty to plan teaching strategies based on current data on student learning. This curriculum, created by Ontario Institute of for Studies in Education at University of Toronto, offers five foundational modules for faculty development:

  • Planning for Learning
  • Integrating Online Technology for Learning
  • Assessing for Learning
  • Teaching for Learning
  • Exploring for Learning

In conjunction with these modules, we offer connections to Oakland University’s resources, opportunities to practice and implement these strategies, and reflection on the curriculum.

All OU faculty can access these modules by clicking here and logging in to eSpace. 

Videos
FEATURED VIDEO SERIES
Universal Design for Learning  This series explains UDL, a set of learning design principles that increase access and reduce barriers for all types of learners. In short, these principles encourage a variety of ways for instructors to engage students, represent course concepts, and allow students to demonstrate what they have learned. This video series breaks down the three guiding principles of UDL (engagement, representation, and action and expression) and explains how UDL principles benefit specific student populations. All videos are about 5 minutes.

NUTS AND BOLTS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING SERIES

A part of CETL's 5-min video series on teaching and learning, this video introduces these terms and how they should guide course design that connects together all elements of class activities and assessments.

Transformative Teaching and Learning: 2016 OU-Windsor Conference Keynotes
Empowering Students to Learn: 2014 OU-Windsor Conference Keynotes

MetaLearning: Growing Self-Directed Learners (Part 1)

Visit the conference resources for Carroll's MetaLearning resources.

MetaLearning: Growing Self-Directed Learners (Part 2)


Visit the conference resources for Carroll's MetaLearning resources.

THE LEARNING PARADIGM COLLEGE (JOHN TAGG)

The Learning Paradigm College (Part 1)


Visit the conference resources for more on Empowering Students to Learn.

The Learning Paradigm College (Part 2)


Visit the conference resources for more on Empowering Students to Learn.

Based in the OU Community
Tenure Workshops

Popular Videos on Teaching and Learning

Universal Design

Making a Mold that Fits Everyone
Effective teaching is not necessarily about making the individual fit the mold, but making a mold that fits everyone. McGill University in California offers a six-part video series on how to construct classroom design in order to accommodate every kind of student.  
  • Universal Design    
  • Including Diverse Learners: Providing Flexibility and Variety in Instruction and Assessment    
  • Online Lecture Resources: Recording Lectures and Posting Powerpoints    
  • Visual Mapping Software: A Collaborative Class Tool    
  • Participation    
  • Peer Evaluation: One-to-One Feedback
  • Ungraded of Optional Assignments: Instructor Feedback 

Access the video resources here.

Confessions of a Converter Lecturer: Eric Mazur

The Shift From Teaching to Helping Students Learn
"The shift from teaching to helping students learn."

Good teaching is often measured by teaching evaluations and student performance on tests, but even with high marks in both of these areas, Harvard physics professor Dr. Eric Mazur admitted that his students' ability to apply their knowledge did not measure up. "Who was to blame?" asks Mazur. "The students? The material? ... I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was my teaching that caused students to fail!" Dr. Eric Mazur, professor of physics at Harvard, recounts his revelation of what it means to be an effective instructor and evaluates teaching methods in the sciences beyond lecturing: peer evaluation, mental model building, active engagement, problem solving

Watch the abridged 18-minute video.

Access the full recording here.
 
Free Learning for All
 
The Changing Face of Higher Ed: A Prediction
Epic 2020 introduces imaginings of how higher ed will change by 2020.
Access the full video.

OU Student Production: What Makes a Good Professor?  
What Makes a Good Professor?


TEACHERS IN ACTION SERIES
Professor Walks on Water Mixture (Alberto Rojo, Physics)

Intro Broadcasting (Christine Stover, Communications)

Dance in American Culture (Debi Bernstein-Seigel, Dance)


FUNNY VIDEOS ON TEACHING

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"B" Is an Equally Good Answer
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Faculty Orientation
Planning for Learning
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